8:03am

Wed April 10, 2013
World Cafe

Moon Taxi On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 9:26 pm

Nashville's Moon Taxi.
Courtesy of the artist

You might be tempted to call World Cafe's Sense of Place: Nashville guest Moon Taxi a jam band — that is, if its instrumental excursions weren't so concise, carefully thought-out and frequently refined in the years it's spent touring.

The quintet formed at Belmont University in Nashville and released its debut, Melodica, in 2007. Moon Taxi's second studio album, Cabaret, came out last year. Here, the band performs an intricate live set and discusses what makes Nashville's independent music scene special.

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7:47am

Wed April 10, 2013

7:10am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Students Stopped The Stabbing Suspect At Texas College

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Dylan Quick, who is accused in the stabbings at Lone Star College, in a photo supplied to the news media Wednesday by the Harris County (Texas) Sheriff's Office.
Reuters /Landov

"My first thought was I need to go catch him."

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7:08am

Wed April 10, 2013
Education

Study: More Adult Pell Grant Students, Not Enough Graduating

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 12:01 pm

The federal government each year gives needy college students billions of dollars they don't have to pay back — $34.5 billion to be exact. More than 9 million students rely on the Pell Grant program. But a new study says much of the money is going to people who never graduate.

Sandy Baum, an expert on student financial aid, has been leading a group in a study of the 48-year-old Pell Grant program. Their report, commissioned by the nonprofit College Board, confirms what many have known for years about grant recipients.

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6:20am

Wed April 10, 2013
Television

Television Is Going To The Dogs

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

Television is going to the dogs. The satellite company DIRECTV recently introduced DOGTV to its line up. The channel, just for canines, will cost humans 5.99 a month. The programs feature soothing music and animations. DOGTV's CEO says this helps ease the loneliness and boredom that pets feel when they're left at home all day.

Hey, what do you think?

(SOUNDBITE OF A DOG BARKING)

GREENE: What's that, boy? You'd rather have a dog station on the radio?

(LAUGHTER)

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6:20am

Wed April 10, 2013
Africa

Family In Mali Eats French President's Camel

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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6:17am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: New Editor Named At 'New York Times Book Review'

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 6:27 am

The New York Times sign is displayed in front of the newspaper's midtown headquarters in New York City.
Mario Tama Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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6:15am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

8 For 8: Connecticut Wins Another Women's Hoops Title

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 10:28 am

Connecticut Huskies forward Breanna Stewart takes a shot during first-half action in the women's Division I NCAA championship game Tuesday night in New Orleans. She was the tournament's most outstanding player.
Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant MCT /Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Goldman on the women's championship

For the University of Louisville's Lady Cardinals, it just wasn't meant to be.

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5:48am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

'Very High' Chance North Korea Will Soon Test Fire Missile

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 10:23 am

Japan is on full alert ahead of an expected mid-range missile launch by North Korea, its defense minister said as the U.N. warned of a potentially 'uncontrollable' situation. A Japanese soldier walks past a missile launcher deployed in Tokyo.
Toru Yamanaka AFP/Getty Images

North Korea's next provocative move — the test firing of a medium-range ballistic missile — could happen at any moment, according to South Korean officials.

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that "the possibility of a ballistic missile launch is 'very high' and 'may materialize anytime from now,' South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se told lawmakers in Seoul today."

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3:57am

Wed April 10, 2013
Politics

Immigration Protesters Aim For Rally To Motivate Lawmakers

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 6:20 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Now, here in Washington they are calling it the All-In for Citizenship rally. Tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected today on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. It's to be the biggest event yet in the push to revamp the nation's immigration laws. And congressional negotiators say they are close to unveiling a comprehensive immigration bill. NPR's David Welna tells us how close.

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