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4:08pm

Sun June 2, 2013
Books News & Features

Arthur Geisert's 'Thunderstorm' Celebrates Life On The Prairie

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 10:39 am

Arthur Geisert's Thunderstorm follows a tempest in the rural Midwest.
Enchanted Lion Books

Arthur Geisert is the author of more than two dozen children's picture books. Three of his titles have won The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award. He's most famous for his intricate illustrations of the Midwest — sprawling prairie, family farms and his signature mischievous pigs.

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3:05pm

Sun June 2, 2013
Music Interviews

Eleanor Friedberger Unashamed Of Her Favorite Sounds

Originally published on Sun June 2, 2013 7:18 pm

Eleanor Friedberger's new solo album is Personal Record.
Courtesy of the artist

Eleanor Friedberger was born in 1976, a little too late to have experienced much of that decade's music firsthand. But the singer-songwriter says she quickly made up for lost time.

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5:11pm

Sat June 1, 2013
The Deadly Tornado In Moore, Okla.

No 'Universal' Best Practice To Save Yourself From Tornadoes

A tornado forms over I-40 in Midwest City, Okla., during rush hour on Friday.
Alonzo Adams AP

Friday's tornadoes came less than two weeks after an F-5 tornado destroyed a large section of Moore, just south of Oklahoma City. Both episodes raise two sides of one question: When caught in a tornado's path, should you run or hide?

For Morning Edition the day after the powerful tornado on May 20, NPR's Wade Goodwyn spoke with Molly Edwards, who was covered in pink insulation and standing on the rubble of her home with her family.

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4:45pm

Sat June 1, 2013
U.S.

Bike-Sharing Programs Roll Into Cities Across The U.S.

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 8:28 pm

New York this week became the latest major city to launch a bike-share program.
Craig Ruttle AP

It's a good time to be a cyclist in America.

New York kicked off a new bike-sharing program this week, with Chicago and San Francisco both close behind. Those cities are expected to launch similar systems this summer.

The sharing programs are all check-in, check-out systems, with automated stations spread throughout a city, designed for point-to-point trips. "We try to encourage people to use it ... almost like a taxi," says Gabe Klein, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation.

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2:52pm

Sat June 1, 2013
World

Violence In Turkey Casts Shadow On Olympic Bid

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 5:11 pm

The city of Istanbul for the fifth time is bidding to host the 2020 summer Olympics. It pitched itself as "an emerged nation" to the Olympic Committee. But at the same time, NPR's Peter Kenyon tells guest host Wade Goodwyn, images of police firing tear gas canisters and water cannons at anti-development protesters seemed to send a different kind of message this week.

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