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3:36pm

Wed September 4, 2013
Around the Nation

Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Commits Suicide In Prison

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 4:22 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Just months after Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped from years of captivity in a house in Cleveland, their captor is dead. Ariel Castro was found hanging in his prison cell last night. His death has now been ruled a suicide. From member station WCPN, Nick Castele reports.

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1:07pm

Wed September 4, 2013
Planet Money

The Nobel Laureate Who Figured Out How To Deal With Annoying People

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 4:22 pm

"I've been wrong so often I don't find it extraordinary at all," Ronald Coase told us last year.
University of Chicago

Update, Sept. 4: We added the audio for David Kestenbaum's radio obituary of Ronald Coase.

If you created the world as a simple economic thought experiment, companies wouldn't exist. Instead, everybody would work for themselves, and they'd be constantly selling their labor (or the fruits of their labor, or use of their tools, or whatever) to the highest bidder. Wages would rise and fall every day (every hour! every second!) depending on supply and demand. That's how the market works, after all.

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12:57pm

Wed September 4, 2013
Music News

Everybody Loves John Fogerty

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 4:22 pm

John Fogerty teams up with Brad Paisley, whom he calls one of the greatest guitarists alive, in "Hot Rod Heart" on his new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone.
Benjamin Enos Courtesy of the artist

Imagine you wrote some of the most enduring songs in 1960s rock, but then got so mired in legal and financial issues with those same songs that you felt you couldn't play them.

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12:14pm

Wed September 4, 2013
Parallels

'We Are Next': Greek Jews Fear Rise Of Far-Right Party

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 4:22 pm

Mois Yussuroum, a 94-year-old retired dentist, fought the Nazis as part of the Greek resistance during World War II. "Of the 650 Greek Jews who fought in the resistance, I'm the only one still alive," he says.
Joanna Kakissis/NPR

No one has ever doubted Mois Yussuroum's patriotism. As part of the Greek resistance during World War II, he fought Benito Mussolini's fascist army and then the Nazis.

"The other resistance fighters didn't know I was Jewish," he says, since he used the name "Yiorgos Gazis" in case he was captured. "But my superiors did know, and they gave me many responsibilities, including making me a garrison commander."

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4:04pm

Tue September 3, 2013
Business

Spirit Airlines Sees Business Take Off With Raunchy Ads

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 4:22 pm

Spirit Airlines has gotten notice — and criticism — for its racy ads.
Courtesy of Spirit Airlines

South Florida-based Spirit Airlines is known for being cheap. It boasts "ultralow" base fares and then charges for items such as carry-on luggage or printing out your boarding pass at the airport.

That thrift carries over to Spirit's advertising. Even compared with other low-cost airlines, Spirit spends almost nothing on ads. And yet the company makes a surprising splash with its campaigns. A visit to Spirit headquarters reveals the secrets of its marketing.

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