1. The Hollywood movie about mobster Whitey Bulger has been filming in and around Boston for months, with a list of high-profile actors. That means getting Johnny Depp and the others to sound like they’re from Boston. And as locals certainly know — getting that Boston accent right can make or break the movie.
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    The Hollywood movie about mobster Whitey Bulger has been filming in and around Boston for months, with a list of high-profile actors. That means getting Johnny Depp and the others to sound like they’re from Boston. And as locals certainly know — getting that Boston accent right can make or break the movie.

    Setting Your Movie In Boston? Bettah Get The Accent Right

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  1. Ebola has a nasty reputation for damaging the body, especially its blood vessels. But when you look at the nitty-gritty details of what happens after a person is infected, a surprising fact surfaces.
How Ebola Kills You: It’s Not The Virus
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    Ebola has a nasty reputation for damaging the body, especially its blood vessels. But when you look at the nitty-gritty details of what happens after a person is infected, a surprising fact surfaces.

    How Ebola Kills You: It’s Not The Virus

    Illustration credit: Lisa Brown for NPR

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  1. Tobacco control advocates disagree on whether e-cigarettes are a useful tool to get smokers off tobacco, or just a sleeker form of one of the world’s deadliest addictions.
A lot of that discord comes from the fact that there’s just not enough science to know the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine in a vapor rather than through tobacco smoke. And it could take years to find out if vaping causes cancer and other deadly diseases.
But that lack of certainty means that people need more protection, not less, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. 
Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors
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    Tobacco control advocates disagree on whether e-cigarettes are a useful tool to get smokers off tobacco, or just a sleeker form of one of the world’s deadliest addictions.

    A lot of that discord comes from the fact that there’s just not enough science to know the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine in a vapor rather than through tobacco smoke. And it could take years to find out if vaping causes cancer and other deadly diseases.

    But that lack of certainty means that people need more protection, not less, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. 

    Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors

    Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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  1. Posted on 26 August, 2014

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Last night Breaking Bad won its second consecutive prize for outstanding drama series.  Its star, Bryan Cranston, won his fifth Emmy. Fresh Air spoke to Cranston while he was on Broadway playing President Johnson in All the Way. In the interview, he tells Terry about his short-lived stand-up career: 

"I did it for about nine months in 1981, I believe it was. I did it solely for the purpose of overcoming fear, because I looked at that and I said to myself, "Oh, my God, that’s got to be the scariest thing to do." There’s a microphone and a light on you, and that’s it. It’s all you, and so I wanted to do that. I got into the idea of going from club to club. I was never paid for it, nor should I have been, because I never rose above the level of mediocrity. But it was a great, great experience, very humbling. My respect and admiration for those who do it for a living, like Jerry [Seinfeld], was just enormous."

Photo: Andreas Laszlo Konwrath via Variety 
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    Last night Breaking Bad won its second consecutive prize for outstanding drama series.  Its star, Bryan Cranston, won his fifth Emmy. Fresh Air spoke to Cranston while he was on Broadway playing President Johnson in All the Way. In the interview, he tells Terry about his short-lived stand-up career: 

    "I did it for about nine months in 1981, I believe it was. I did it solely for the purpose of overcoming fear, because I looked at that and I said to myself, "Oh, my God, that’s got to be the scariest thing to do." There’s a microphone and a light on you, and that’s it. It’s all you, and so I wanted to do that. I got into the idea of going from club to club. I was never paid for it, nor should I have been, because I never rose above the level of mediocrity. But it was a great, great experience, very humbling. My respect and admiration for those who do it for a living, like Jerry [Seinfeld], was just enormous."

    Photo: Andreas Laszlo Konwrath via Variety 

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  1. The tech giant has launched a new tool for teachers. “Google Classroom” is paperless, and integrates with the rest of Google’s apps, like Google Docs. 
While it’s too soon to tell how Classroom will be received, Google Apps for Education is already changing how early adopters teach — and raising some important questions about the transition to tech-enabled classrooms.
Is Google’s Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?
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    The tech giant has launched a new tool for teachers. “Google Classroom” is paperless, and integrates with the rest of Google’s apps, like Google Docs. 

    While it’s too soon to tell how Classroom will be received, Google Apps for Education is already changing how early adopters teach — and raising some important questions about the transition to tech-enabled classrooms.

    Is Google’s Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

    Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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  1. Posted on 26 August, 2014

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    Relationships are complicated, and as Cary Ann Hearst says of her marriage and Shovels & Rope musical partner Michael Trent, “It’s a strange thing to be held accountable as part of the musical act.”

    Photo: Molly Hayes

  1. Posted on 26 August, 2014

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Peter Sagal, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! (Buckingham Palace, 2013)

From our friends at wfae907. 

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    Peter Sagal, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! (Buckingham Palace, 2013)

    From our friends at wfae907

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  1. Posted on 26 August, 2014

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NPRMusic master Lars Gotrich sups from his beastly mug at the morning meeting. He says he found these buffalo “sitting, not roaming, on a ‘free’ table not too long after I started working at NPR 8 years ago.” P.S. Among Lars’ posts at totalvibration are excellent breakfast pics, complete with an assortment of mugs.
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    NPRMusic master Lars Gotrich sups from his beastly mug at the morning meeting. He says he found these buffalo “sitting, not roaming, on a ‘free’ table not too long after I started working at NPR 8 years ago.” P.S. Among Lars’ posts at totalvibration are excellent breakfast pics, complete with an assortment of mugs.

  1. Posted on 25 August, 2014

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    Kapil Bhagat’s portraits.

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  1. Posted on 25 August, 2014

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    Our video about a science rapping competition just won a "Salute To Excellence" award from the National Assocation of Black Journalists!

    It is an honor to win, and it was an honor to meet all the incredibly talented young rappers. I still have their songs stuck in my head. Check out their sweet science rhymes here: