Tue February 21, 2012

The Religious Language In U.S. Foreign Policy

Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 11:10 am

Historian Andrew Preston says George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were not religious themselves but did see religion as a source of morality.
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Historian Andrew Preston first became interested in the overlap between religion and America's foreign policy decisions while teaching an undergraduate class on American foreign policy in the days leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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Tue February 21, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Convenient Methods For Birth Control Take More Work For Payment

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 5:59 pm

Insurance coverage may vary.
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Free contraception has sure been a hot topic lately. But there's still one facet that hasn't received much attention.

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Tue February 21, 2012
Digital Life

How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online

Originally published on Wed February 22, 2012 12:01 pm

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One of the fastest-growing online businesses is the business of spying on Internet users. Using sophisticated software that tracks people's online movements through the Web, companies collect the information and sell it to advertisers.

Every time you click a link, fill out a form or visit a website, advertisers are working to collect personal information about you, says Joseph Turow, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. They then target ads to you based on that information.

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Tue February 21, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

#513 - Horror: Lights Out "Nature Study" 6/22/43, Mysterious Traveler "Death Writes A Letter" 5/18/48

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.


Tue February 21, 2012
The Two-Way

U.S. General Apologizes To 'Noble People Of Afghanistan' For Quran Burnings

An Afghan demonstrator holds a copy of a half-burnt Quran, allegedly set on fire by soldiers at Bagram Air Field, during a protest outside the base today.
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Tue February 21, 2012


Tue February 21, 2012
Regional Coverage

Fayetteville's high tech Fab Lab

Fayetteville Library's Makerbot
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Back in the 1950s, the height of technology in libraries was explained in this piece produced by the Brooklyn Public Library,  "Another eye opener was the central registration department. here they have the most modern equipment.  There are have swivel chairs gliding along tracks, sweeping clerks from one end of the files to another."

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Tue February 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Back On The Air, Stephen Colbert Gives Nod To Ailing Mom

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 8:04 am

Stephen Colbert, explaining his absence.

Without directly saying so, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert all-but-confirmed last night that he was off the air for two days last week because his 91-year-old mother Lorna has been ill.

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Tue February 21, 2012
Around the Nation

Nature Lovers Forced To Store 30,000 Books

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 7:57 am



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A couple who met working in a bookstore in Denver have spent their marriage amassing books about their passion - nature. Tales of birds and bees and literature like "The Mad Farmer" poem spill out of every corner of their home - 30,000 volumes. Now the house is up for sale and they're scrambling to find storage. One admirer joked to the Denver Post, it's a thin line between collecting and hoarding, but this collection is the best. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


Tue February 21, 2012
Digital Life

Pakistan's Military Unveils iPad Copy PACPAD



Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A look at a factory in Pakistan tells you a lot about how the country works. The high security air force complex makes jet fighters and weapons systems and consumer electronics. The military is deeply involved in the economy, so its workers are making a low budget tablet computer. With Pakistani engineering and Chinese hardware, they make their version of a popular American product. The original is Apple's iPad. The copy is the PACPAD. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.