1:12pm

Tue October 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Occupy Wall Street Drummers Generate Loud Debate

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 1:30 pm

The scene on Oct. 10 at one of the Occupy Wall Street drum circles in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.

Andrew Burton AP

"The defining sound of the Occupy Wall Street" protests in Manhattan, as Weekend Edition Sunday's Audie Cornish has said, is "the never-ending drum circle."

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1:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #439

Tuned To Yesterday

#439 - Drama: Damon Runyon Theater "Bloodhounds Of Broadway" 2/20/51, Dr. Christian "The Other One" 2/21/51

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

 

1:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Education

Are Single-Sex Classrooms Better For Kids?

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, host: This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. The long-running debate on single-sex education erupted again last month when a report in the journal, Science, concluded that there's simply no empirical evidence that segregating boys and girls improves education, but that it can perpetuate sexist stereotypes and hinder social development, none of which convinced advocates on the other side.

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1:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
NPR Story

Quitting Your Bank: Easier Said Than Done?

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 3:30 pm

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, host: Maybe it's new fees. The Bank of America recently decided to charge $5 a month to use a debit card or maybe it's just the size of the institution you bank with. If you decide to change for whatever reason, well, it may not be so easy. If you've tried to break up with your bank or have questions about doing that, give us a call, 800-989-8255. Email us, talk@npr.org. You can also join the conversation on our website. That's at npr.org. Click on TALK OF THE NATION.

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1:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011

1:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
NPR Story

NPR's Loren Jenkins On Changing World Coverage

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, host: This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. Congratulations, you are now the senior foreign editor at NPR, responsible for managing 17 bureaus around the world. So today, where do you devote those resources?

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1:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
The Record

Rocksmith: Guitar Hero Gets Real(er)

Paul Cross, creative director of Rocksmith, plays the game at a demonstration event in San Francisco, Calif.

Kimihiro Hoshino AFP/Getty Images

Music-based games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, which let you play along to popular songs with fake instruments, once ruled the video game industry. They raked in billions of dollars in sales in 2008, when their popularity was at its peak. But such games have since lost their luster, and sales for both have plummeted. Now the French video game publisher and development company Ubisoft is hoping to revive interest in the video game genre by adding a new twist — the ability to use a real guitar.

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12:53pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Tuned To Yesterday #438

Tuned To Yesterday

#438 - Mystery: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Man Who Wrote Himself To Death" 3/21/50, Adventures Of Michael Shayne "Case Of The Model Murder" 1948

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

12:40pm

Tue October 25, 2011
The Two-Way

WWF: Javan Rhinoceros Extinct In Vietnam

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 2:22 pm

After a year-long survey, the World Wildlife Foundation has come to the conclusion that there are no more rhinoceros left in Vietnam. Specifically, the Javan rhino has disappeared from Cat Tien National Park, one of two of its remaining habitats in the world.

The WWF took dung samples from 2009 to 2010 and through genetic analysis they found the 22 samples belonged to a rhino that was found dead in the national preserve in 2010. That rhino was found with a bullet in its leg and with its horn cut off.

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Amy Walters is a producer for NPR based at NPR West in Los Angeles.

After graduating from Earlham College with a Bachelor's degree in English, Walters interned at NPR in the Middle East. After returning to the states she joined the staff of Morning Edition in 2000. Soon Walters was recruited to All Things Considered and spent two years on the show. On September 11, 2001, Walters stood on top of NPR's Washington, DC, headquarters watching the smoke float by from the attack on the Pentagon. Walters contributed to NPR's award-winning coverage of that day. The following year she interviewed and produced several minute long segments of survivors remembering the loved ones they lost that day.

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