2:42am

Mon May 6, 2013
Europe

German Terrorism Trial Puts Racism Fears In The Spotlight

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 7:24 pm

Ismail Yozgat (right) and Ayse Yozgat pray at a memorial event on the seventh anniversary of the murder of their son Halit in Kassel, Germany.
Uwe Zucchi AP

Emotions ran high as Germany's biggest terrorism trial in decades got underway Monday in Munich. The hearing is on the murders of 10 people who were the victims of a nearly decadelong neo-Nazi terror campaign against the Turkish community there.

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2:40am

Mon May 6, 2013
Shots - Health News

Young Girls May Get More 'Teaching Time' From Parents Than Boys Do

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 11:27 am

Of Blocks And Books: Parents may be more likely to take a young daughter to the library than a son, and to read to the girl for longer periods of time, a new analysis suggests.
Hulton Archive iStockphoto.com

For some years now, teachers and parents have noted something about boys and girls. Starting in elementary school, young girls often score better on reading and math tests than young boys do.

The differences are uneven on different tests and do not describe the experience of every child, but empirical studies do document a difference.

Now, two economists are proposing a partial explanation for the disparity that might give some parents heartburn.

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6:00pm

Sun May 5, 2013
IQ2 Debates

Intelligence Squared US: Should We Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies?

Airs Sunday, May 5 at 6 p.m.  Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring's height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Would it lead to eugenics and a stratified society where only the rich enjoy the benefits of genetic enhancement? Or would the real injustice be depriving our children of every scientifically possible opportunity? Our debaters are Sheldon Krimsky, Lord Robert Winston, Nita Farahany, and Lee Silver. 

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4:44pm

Sun May 5, 2013
National Security

The Hidden Cost Of The Drone Program

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 3:02 pm

A model of a drone is hoisted in the air at a protest of the U.S. military's use of drones during a demonstration on April 3 in New York.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

A faint light has begun to shine in recent weeks on the secretive U.S. program of drone strikes and targeted killings.

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4:33pm

Sun May 5, 2013
The Two-Way

The Threat To Indonesia's Biodiversity, Foretold In The 1800s

British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace was not only a key figure in developing the theory of evolution in the mid-19th century but also had the foresight to call for saving endangered species.

Wallace, who died 100 years ago this year, did his most important research in the rich biodiversity of Indonesia, and his plea for preservation is even more compelling than when he wrote it.

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4:04pm

Sun May 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Solar-Powered Airplane Completes First Leg Of U.S. Flight

The Solar Impulse takes off from Moffett Field NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., Friday, as a team member rides an electric bike alongside the plane.
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The Solar Impulse, an airplane traveling across the United States using only solar power, is in Phoenix today, after reaching Arizona from California Saturday. It took the plane about 20 hours to travel from Mountain View, Calif., near San Francisco.

The aircraft is capable of flying at night as well as in daytime; the plane had about 75 percent of its battery power remaining when it landed in Arizona.

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4:02pm

Sun May 5, 2013
Movies I've Seen A Million Times

The Movie Derek Cianfrance Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Originally published on Sun May 5, 2013 6:20 pm

Actors Ray Liotta (from left), Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.
Warner Bros. Getty Images

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

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4:00pm

Sun May 5, 2013
Young Artists Competition 2013

Young Artists Competition Winners Concert 2013

Our 2012 Young Artists Winners

The results are in and we have the winners of the 2013 Young Artists Competition. We will present them to you this Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. at the LSU Shreveport University Center Theater.

This year's winners are:
Erik Eklund, age 15 from Ruston
Kelsi Cox, age 17 from Shreveport
Neil Nathan, age 15 from Shreveport
Sean Nathan, age 18 from Shreveport
Venkatesh Sivaraman, age 14 from Shreveport
Twila Gaston, age 18 from Baton Rouge

Works to be performed include Jeux d'eau by Ravel;  Movement No. 1 from the Horn Concerto No. 1 by R. Strauss;  Movement No. 1 from the Cello Concerto in G minor by Kabalevsky;  the Gypsy Aires by Sarasate;  the Rhapsodie in G minor by Brahms;  and the song "A New Life" from Jekyll and Hyde.

The concert is free and open to all. Come share in their music and support these young artists. The concert will be recorded and broadcast at a later time.

3:08pm

Sun May 5, 2013
Religion

A Search For Faith In 'Godless' Washington

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 3:03 pm

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C, is one of the world's largest cathedrals, and the seat of the Episcopal Church.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

War has brought the act of faith to the forefront for those who occupy the White House. President Lincoln famously issued a call to prayer during the Civil war. Franklin Roosevelt announced D-Day to the nation with a prayer.

Today, President Obama receives a daily spiritual meditation. The man who sends those messages is a Pentecostal minister named Joshua DuBois.

When he first moved to Washington, D.C., DuBois says he had already formed an impression about the spiritual life of the town.

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2:49pm

Sun May 5, 2013
Music Interviews

A Funky-Fresh Sound From Somalia, With A Political History

Originally published on Sun May 5, 2013 6:20 pm

The cover image of Dur-Dur band's Volume 5.
Album cover

Imagine the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu, in the 1980s. You can't, right? Neither can most music critics. That's why the recent re-release of a record by a popular '80s-era Mogadishu dance band has caught the attention of critics lately.

The founders of Dur-Dur Band now live in Columbus, Ohio. Weekends on All Things Considered asked members Abdinur Daljir and Sahra Dawo to go to a studio there — accompanied by an interpreter — to talk about the newly reissued record and the story that precedes it.

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