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4:17pm

Mon March 4, 2013
U.S.

Steamship Anchors A Community, But Its Days May Be Numbered

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 4:50 pm

The nation's last coal-burning ferry, the SS Badger, sits on Lake Michigan in the port town of Ludington, Mich. The EPA permit that has long allowed the ship to dump coal ash into the lake is now under review.
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On the shores of Lake Michigan, the tiny town of Ludington, Mich., is home port to the last coal-fired ferry in the U.S. The SS Badger has been making trips across the lake to Manitowoc, Wis., during the good-weather months since 1953. And as it runs, the 411-foot ferry discharges coal ash slurry directly into the lake.

An Environmental Protection Agency permit allows the Badger to dump four tons of ash into the lake daily. But now, the agency has put the permit under review — and that means the Badger could stop sailing.

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4:17pm

Mon March 4, 2013
The Salt

In Kazakhstan, No Horror At Horse Meat

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 5:24 pm

Signs advertise the type of meat sold in each section of the Green Market in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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Though the thought of horse meat in British lasagna or Ikea meatballs may be stomach-churning to some people, in some cultures the practice of eating horse meat is not just acceptable, it's a treat. NPR's Peter Kenyon just returned from the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan and checked out the meat market at the Green Bazaar in Almaty.

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3:43pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Remembrances

Three Motown Artists Die Within Weeks Of Each Other

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 4:34 pm

Audie Cornish has more on three Motown artists who died recently — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the hit-making Motown group the Miracles; Richard Street, a member of the Temptations; and Damon Harris, who sang with the Temptations on many of their hits.

3:24pm

Mon March 4, 2013
All Tech Considered

Street Lights, Security Systems And Sewers? They're Hackable, Too

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 5:05 pm

An analyst works at a federal cybersecurity center in Idaho in 2011. Experts say Internet-connected infrastructure is a possible target of cyberwarfare.
Mark J. Terrill AP

Allegations that the Chinese military has been hacking U.S. corporations are raising tensions. But in the case of a full-fledged cyberwar, things would look very different.

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2:45pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Music Reviews

Latin Gold In The Frozen North At Toronto's Lula Lounge

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 4:34 pm

Jane Bunnett's "Ron Con Ron" is featured on Lula Lounge: Essential Tracks.
Courtesy of the artist

For years, Canada has welcomed waves of newcomers from Latin America and the Caribbean. A thriving music scene has grown out of this migration — like the one at Lula Lounge, a nightclub in a working-class neighborhood of Toronto. The club's co-founder, Jose Ortega, cut his teeth in New York's legendary Latin scene. When he came to Toronto, he found the vibe fresher, more open to experimentation. And he found talent. It was just a matter of time before the country produced great Latin bands.

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