3:10pm

Tue July 10, 2012
Around the Nation

Intense Heat Has Lasting Impact Across U.S.

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. Heat in the summertime is usually not news, but this year is more than a little out of the ordinary. The first six months of 2012 is already on the books as the warmest half-year on record according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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3:01pm

Tue July 10, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

When Does An App Need FDA's Blessing?

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 7:34 pm

Pedometer, an app, keeps track of your steps, distance traveled and calories burned.
Benjamin Morris NPR

Bernard Farrell obsesses over every bite he eats, every minute of exercise he gets, and everything that stresses him out. And, more than anything else, Farrell obsesses over his blood sugar.

He has to. Farrell, 55, has Type 1 diabetes.

"Pretty much everything affects our blood sugar," says Farrell, of Littleton, Mass.

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2:52pm

Tue July 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Vigilantes Are Targeting Immigrants In Greece, Human Rights Watch Says

A "wave of xenophobic violence" is rising in Greece, where vigilante gangs are targeting immigrants for beatings, Human Rights Watch reported today.

According to the international watchdog group:

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2:48pm

Tue July 10, 2012
NPR Story

Bad Book Review Sparks Fictional Friendship

Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 10:38 am

Patrick Somerville set up a real email address for his character, Ben, who he describes as "kind of a wayfaring pothead version of Will Shortz."
Liv Friis-larsen iStockphoto.com

On July 2, The New York Times ran a review of author Patrick Somerville's book This Bright River. It was not a flattering assessment. Film and literary critic Janet Maslin described the starting point as "generic" and the destination as "soggy."

When Somerville read the review, he realized the whole thing hinged on a factual error: Maslin mixed up two characters from the very beginning, confusing which one got hit in the head.

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2:07pm

Tue July 10, 2012
From Our Listeners

Letters: Health Care Law And Extreme Anxiety

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 2:59 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

It's Tuesday, and time to read from your comments.

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2:07pm

Tue July 10, 2012
Middle East

Fighting In Syria Takes Harsh Human Toll

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 2:57 pm

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2:07pm

Tue July 10, 2012
Economy

Downward Mobility A Modern Economic Reality

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 2:54 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. Last week's disappointing jobs numbers offer little hope of change anytime soon for the millions of long-term unemployed and underemployed Americans. For too many, this crisis has extended so long that cherished plans have been set aside and sights lowered: owning a home maybe, a college fund for the kids, family vacations.

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2:07pm

Tue July 10, 2012
The Salt

The Importance Of Making Sushi And Mozzarella On Mars

Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 2:31 pm

Rupert Spies, Senior Lecturer in Food and Beverage Management at Cornell, gives a hands-on workshop on bread making with the NASA team.
Jason Koski courtesy of Cornell University Photography

You might be surprised at how powdered milk, dehydrated kelp and shelf-stable chorizo can come together in ways that taste good — especially if you've been cooped up for a few months on a mission with five strangers on a desolate lava crater in Hawaii.

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1:39pm

Tue July 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Is Kim Jong Un's Mystery Woman The 'Excellent Horse-Like Lady?'

Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 11:31 am

In this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service on Monday, July 9, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and a woman clap with others on Friday as they watch a performance by North Korea's new Moranbong band in Pyongyang. Observers think she is Hyon Song-wol.
AP

It seems that North Korea's young leader may have reconnected with an old love.

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