Shots - Health News
11:07 am
Thu June 5, 2014

The GPS In Your Head May Work A Lot Better Than That Phone

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 8:11 am

If I tell you to make your way to NPR's headquarters from the NOMA Metro stop a few blocks away, odds are you'll get yourself here, no problem. But how?

By using two GPS systems in the brain, one that determines the direct distance to the destination, and another that calculates the twists and turns you'll need to take along the way.

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The Two-Way
10:10 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Bergdahl's Hometown Cancels Celebration Of His Return

Hailey, Idaho: A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl outside Zaney's coffee shop, where Bergdahl worked as a teenager. A rally celebrating his return home has been canceled, after organizers received threats of protests and hate mail.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 5:48 am

The news of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from five years of captivity had been welcomed as a reason to celebrate in Hailey, Idaho. But organizers of a rally held in Bergdahl's honor while he was a prisoner say they're canceling this year's event, citing backlash over the U.S. deal with the Taliban that freed him.

In recent years, the Bring Back Bowe Rally has been an annual June event in the small town of Hailey, where bikers and POW-MIA support groups gathered to call for his return. Last year's event reportedly drew a crowd of more than 3,000.

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Jefferson Exchange | June 5, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Brewing Up A Big Week In Medford

Chris Dennett pours up details of Medford Beer Week.

Medford has a big week on tap. 

Yes, the pun IS intended. 

June 6th through the 14th is Medford Beer Week, with a whole bunch of events planned. 

They range from the more sedate (beer and food pairing tastings) to the potentially outrageous (one-arm beer triathlon; the other arm holds the beer). 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 5, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Wilderness Act Turns 50

The Chetco River in Oregon's Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
Credit Public Domain

Marielle Cowdin and Chandra LeGue talk about the value of wilderness.

It's a milestone birthday year for wilderness in America and in Oregon. 

The Wilderness Act went on the books in 1964, the same year the Kalmiopsis Wilderness was created. 

Oregon Wild celebrates with the Oregon Wilderness Conference this weekend. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 5, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu June 5, 2014

"A Higher Call" In The Sky

Credit Penguin Books

Adam Makos recounts the story of the German pilot who did NOT shoot an American bomber out of the sky.

Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler shared a skill: they were both pilots trained in warfare. 

World War II made them enemies, and an incident in December 1943 brought them physically close. 

Stigler had the upper hand, and could have shot Brown's plane out of the sky. 

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Arts & Life
9:57 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Couple Goes High-Tech And Low Cost For Their Big Day

Putting on a wedding in New York City can be financial suicide. But one young couple, profiled in Fast Company, say they priced their upcoming celebration at just $10,000 by using online startups.

Around the Nation
9:50 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Values Collide In Texas Over 'Open Carry' Protests

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Sports
9:50 am
Thu June 5, 2014

When LeBron James Speaks, Do People Stop And Listen?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. The NBA finals begin today with the Miami Heat facing off against the San Antonio Spurs, and of course, attention is focused on Miami's star player, LeBron James, as he fights for his team to collect their third NBA title. But our next guest say there's something else to watch - his growing influence off the court. He was one of the first voices to call for the ouster of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling after Sterling's racist comments were made public. Here's LeBron James.

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Books
9:50 am
Thu June 5, 2014

'Guns Kept People Alive' During The Civil Rights Movement

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 2:10 pm

This year marks the 50th anniversary of many pivotal events in the civil rights movement, and to commemorate "Freedom Summer," Tell Me More is diving into books that explore that theme.

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Business
9:40 am
Thu June 5, 2014

GM CEO Announces Firings In Wake Of Report On Recall Failings

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Let's get the latest news about General Motors. GM has now dismissed 15 employees for misconduct. This is misconduct in the company's response to faulty ignition switches in millions of GM vehicles. Those switches have been linked to at least 13 deaths. The CEO, Mary Barra, announced the actions today in coordination with an internal investigation led by a former U.S. attorney. Here's what Mary Barra had to say.

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