11:46am

Fri June 21, 2013
Health

Obesity Is A 'Disease.' Now What?

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 2:03 pm

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, you've heard about gay marriage and affirmative reaction cases before the Supreme Court, but we'll talk about another important case that isn't getting a lot of attention in just a few minutes. But first, over the past few decades, obesity has become a serious health care issue in the United States. The obesity rate was 13 percent in 1962, it now stands at 34 percent of adults and 17 percent of children.

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10:06am

Fri June 21, 2013
Code Switch

Breaking Golf's Color Barrier In Birmingham

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 6:07 pm

Three men are denied access to a golf course in Columbus, Ohio, in January 1956. Blacks were regularly denied access to golf courses.
AP

This week, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish traveled to Birmingham, Ala., to cover the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous civil rights protests that happened there. It's all part of NPR's series commemorating the monumental summer of 1963.

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9:07am

Fri June 21, 2013
Code Switch

Jeah! We Mapped Out The 4 Basic Aspects Of Being A 'Bro'

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 8:45 pm

Alyson Hurt NPR

What up, bro? What's good, brah?

This is the chant of the bro, an equally parodied and celebrated genus of young men. (They've been designated "bros" mostly because, well, they say "bro" a whole lot.)

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9:05am

Fri June 21, 2013
The Two-Way

As Protests Grow, Brazilian President Calls Emergency Meeting

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 9:34 pm

A demonstrator is shot by a rubber bullet as anti-riot police officers charge during a protest Thursday against corruption and price hikes in Rio de Janeiro.
Christophe Simon AFP/Getty Images

By some estimates, about a million people marched in cities across Brazil on Thursday, airing a wide array of grievances. As O Globo frames it, it was a day marked by violent demonstrations, vandalism and intense clashes with military police.

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9:02am

Fri June 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Flooding Forces 100,000 From Their Homes In Calgary, Canada

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 10:55 am

Houses damaged along the edge of Cougar Creek in Canmore, Canada. Widespread flooding caused by torrential rains washed out bridges and roads prompting the evacuation of thousands on Thursday.
John Gibson Getty Images

Because of flooding that could prove historic, authorities in Calgary, Canada, have ordered 100,000 people in 22 communities across the city to evacuate their homes.

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7:33am

Fri June 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Apple, DOJ Tussle As Ebook Price Fixing Trial Ends

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 10:32 am

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

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7:16am

Fri June 21, 2013
Around the Nation

Navy Medic Gains Fame Saving Orphaned Baby Bunnies

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. When Navy medic Joshua Bisnar was deployed in Afghanistan he rescued some kittens and a baby frog. But when he saved four orphaned baby bunnies at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, he achieved Internet fame. He spotted the bunnies while raking a volleyball court, then fed them with an eyedropper. He shared the experience on Facebook and YouTube and it went viral. The warm and fuzzy comments include several marriage proposals. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

7:13am

Fri June 21, 2013
Around the Nation

Father And Son Celebrate Holes In One

Lonnie Whitener took his son golfing on Father's Day. The Houston Chronicle says they arrived at the sixth hole of a course in Richmond, Texas, and Whitener hit a hole in one. Zach, 13, teed off and also had a hole in one. The odds of that happening were about one in 17 million.

6:41am

Fri June 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Lebron James Leads Heat To Back-To-Back NBA Titles

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 8:40 am

Dwyane Wade, left, and LeBron James celebrate after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in Game Seven of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

Lebron James, who evokes strong feelings on either side of the emotional spectrum, has led the Miami Heat to its second NBA title in a row.

After a heart-pounding, seven-game series that vacillated between teams, the Heat prevailed over the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 on Thursday. The Miami Herald explains:

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6:18am

Fri June 21, 2013
Business

Instagram Expands With Video Feature

This move pits Facebook against Twitter, which owns the six-second video-sharing service, Vine. Adding video brings significant change to the Instagram experience.

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