Monkey See
12:16 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Entirely Real Photos: Queen Elizabeth Rocks A Jaunty Hat On Maundy Thursday

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she greets Archbishop of York John Sentamu as she arrives for Maundy Thursday Service at York Minster on April 5, 2012 in York, England.
Chris Jackson Getty Images

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 8:23 am

It's very easy to imagine Queen Elizabeth II as dowdy, owing to the fancy purses and whatnot. So it always pleases me when she whips out a bright, fanciful hat like this. This is a great hat. Victoria Beckham would wear this hat. If I ever become Queen, this is completely the hat I am going to wear every day. Of my life. As Queen.

The Picture Show
12:11 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

What Did A '40s Census-Taker Look Like?

A "test census" in South Bend, Ind., summer of 1939, ahead of the full, national census taken in the spring of 1940.
Hansel Mieth Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 9:20 am

We've been looking back to 1940 a lot this week. The census from that year has just been opened to the public, online and fully searchable. Life is looking back at 1940, too. Specifically, at an article (and the photos, of course) that appeared in the March 17 issue of that year.

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NPR FM Berlin Bonus
12:11 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Redefining The Future Of German Health Care

Michael Porter chairs the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 11:01 am

Last week in Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court of the United States heard historic arguments about President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Germans are also having their own debate over the future of health care as costs are rising and, as Harvard Business Strategist Michael Porter says, the quality of patient care is getting worse.

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The Mix
12:11 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Train To Glory: A Gospel Music Mix

Marvin Sapp performs at the How Sweet the Sound national gospel competition September 29 ,2008 in Chicago, Illinois.
Tasos Katopodis Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 1:52 pm

Every Sunday morning since July 1998, I've been a volunteer host on KUNM.org in Albuquerque, N.M., and a show called Train to Glory. Each week, I play three hours of national and local gospel recording artists, soloists, groups and choirs, spanning both traditional and contemporary gospel (including gospel hip-hop). The music is rotated to keep it up to date, dedications are made and requests are played.

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Monkey See
12:09 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Google's New Glasses And The War On Serendipity

A woman wears a design version of Google's intended smart glasses from its Project Glass.
Google AP

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 9:54 am

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Deceptive Cadence
12:09 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Chamber Music Intimacy At The 2012 Savannah Music Festival

Violinist Daniel Hope.
Savannah Music Festival

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 10:34 am

Think of Savannah, Ga. and an image of the definitive old Southern city comes to mind — Spanish moss-draped parks, Victorian buildings and a lifestyle of elegant repose. Yet for a couple of weeks each spring, before the steamy weather hits, the 279-year-old city transforms into a swinging music party during the Savannah Music Festival.

This week, during the festival's 10th anniversary, we're highlighting concerts (see below) from some of the top chamber music performers.

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Blog Of The Nation
12:09 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

April 5th: What's On Today's Show

In our second hour, guests talk about how the bad behavior of some bicyclists could present a road block on how cities adapt to them.
Ola@Dusegard.se iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 10:05 am

Weight Loss Surgery And Diabetes

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The Record
12:09 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Fractured Femmes: Madonna And Nicki Minaj Man Up

Nicki Minaj (left) and Madonna perform during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in February. In a song from Madonna's new album, MDNA, the two singers each play with traditionally feminine and masculine gender roles.
Rob Carr Getty Images

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 3:24 pm

Does anybody else get a chill listening to the new Nicki Minaj/Madonna collaboration, "I Don't Give A"?

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The Two-Way
11:58 am
Thu April 5, 2012

'Three Cups' Author Mismanaged Charity, Will Repay $1 Million

Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea and Stone Into Schools, with schoolchildren in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
Central Asia Institute

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 11:59 am

The author of Three Cups of Tea has agreed to repay $1 million to a charity he founded, after the Montana Attorney General's office found that he had mismanaged the nonprofit by spending charity money on personal items.

The AP reports that Greg Mortenson misspent Central Asia Institute funds on "family vacations and millions on charter flights."

The AP adds Mortenson pretty much had unchallenged control of the non-profit:

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The Two-Way
11:55 am
Thu April 5, 2012

'Kill The Head, The Body Will Die,' NFL's Gregg Williams Heard Telling Players

Gregg Williams, then a coach with the New Orleans Saints, in August 2011.
Bill Haber AP

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