2:11pm

Tue June 18, 2013
Parallels

U.S., Europe May Share Intelligence, But Not Privacy Rules

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 3:55 pm

Protesters demonstrate in Berlin on Tuesday on the eve of President Obama's visit to the German capital. Obama is expected to encounter a more skeptical Germany in talks on trade and secret surveillance practices.
Odd Andersen AFP/Getty Images

The United States and Europe stepped up cooperation on security issues after Sept. 11, 2001. But that doesn't mean they agree on everything. The latest point of friction: What are the rules when it comes to privacy rights?

The revelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs not only touched off a ferocious debate in the U.S. but also struck a nerve in Europe.

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1:45pm

Tue June 18, 2013
Music Reviews

Kanye's 'Yeezus' Packs A Bite

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 6:18 pm

Kanye West at his album listening party at Milk Studios last week in New York City.
Shareif Ziyadat FilmMagic

1:45pm

Tue June 18, 2013
The Two-Way

The House Hearing On NSA Surveillance In 3 Audio Clips

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 5:21 pm

Sean Joyce, right, deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.
Win McNamee Getty Images
  • Deputy Attorney General James Cole
  • NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander

Administration officials defended the government's surveillance programs before the the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today.

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1:43pm

Tue June 18, 2013
Music Reviews

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Making Old Songs New Again

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 3:46 pm

Miami-born Cécile McLorin Salvant learned about improvisation and sang with her first band after moving to France in 2007.
J.R. Photography Courtesy of the artist

Singer Cécile McLorin Salvant was born in Miami to French and Haitian parents, and started singing jazz while living in Paris. Back in the U.S., she won the Thelonious Monk vocal competition in 2010. The 23-year-old's first album, WomanChild, is now out — and few jazz debuts by singers or instrumentalists make this big a splash.

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1:20pm

Tue June 18, 2013
All Aboard

Support Sought For A New ‘Chattanooga Choo-Choo’

Tiffany Muff and Landon Steele wear vintage clothes in their Kickstarter video.

Tiffany Muff and Landon Steele hope to record a new version of our city’s most famous song and film a 1940’s-style music video right here in Chattanooga.  They’re using Kickstarter to raise funds.  The deadline is June 22, 2013.

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1:00pm

Tue June 18, 2013
Shots - Health News

How To Make Museums More Inviting For Kids With Autism

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 12:33 pm

Dylan Murphy, 3, plays with a swan at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. It was his first trip to a museum that didn't overwhelm him.
Courtesy of Noelle Murphy

Last January, Noelle Murphy and her family were on their way to the Please Touch Museum for children in Philadelphia. Right before they arrived, 3-year-old Dylan had an accident.

"He wet himself," Murphy said, "And we were thinking, 'Oh no, how are we going to deal with this?' "

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12:51pm

Tue June 18, 2013
Parallels

With Inspiration From Turkey, Brazil Discovers Mass Protests

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 1:40 pm

A mass protest in Sao Paulo on Monday night was one of several across the country where demonstrators raised a host of grievances. Some demonstrators said they drew their inspiration from the protests in Turkey.
Nelson Antoine AP

They are young, they are angry and they have drawn inspiration from protest movements a world away in places like Turkey and the Middle East.

Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets across the country Monday night, and more demonstrations are slated for the coming week. Brazil doesn't have a history of this kind of mass dissent, but it seems to be catching on very quickly.

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12:15pm

Tue June 18, 2013
It's All Politics

6 Surprising Things About The IRS Scandal

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Lois Lerner, head of the IRS unit that decides whether to grant tax-exempt status to groups, leaves a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in May.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Hundreds of pages of transcribed interviews reveal that IRS employees in Washington were involved at an early stage in the improper targeting of Tea Party groups — but at least so far the trail stops well short of the White House.

Based on interviews with two longtime IRS employees working in the Cincinnati field office, there's no smoking gun, no direct connection to the Obama administration or even any indication that those involved in the flagging of conservative groups had political motives.

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12:06pm

Tue June 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Boston Tops Chicago In Game 3 Of NHL's Stanley Cup

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) sends the puck past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford on Monday night.
AP

The Boston Bruins have taken the lead in the NHL's Stanley Cup championships, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 Monday night in Boston. Interestingly, last night wasn't a tense, drawn-out reprise of Games 1 and 2 and did not require an overtime.

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11:58am

Tue June 18, 2013
Education

New Report Finds Many Teachers Aren't Ready To Teach

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. If you are a parent, you might be breathing a sigh of relief or already tearing your hair out trying to find things for the kids to do. Yes, it's that time. It's summer. One thing you'll probably want them to do, though, is keep reading. So our moms roundtable will pass on some of their tried and true methods for getting even reluctant readers to keep reading through the summer. That's coming up later in the program.

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