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9:37 am
Fri March 16, 2012

'Pray For Japan': Sorrow, Resilience, Rebuilding

High-school student Kento Ito (right) and friends prepare for a Children's Day ceremony honoring Kento's little brother, Ritsu-kun, and others who perished in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.
PrayForJapanNetwork

Originally published on Thu March 15, 2012 11:51 pm

Among the foreign-born residents of Japan who headed north to volunteer after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami was Stu Levy, an L.A. pop-culture entrepreneur who lives part-time in Tokyo. When not ladling soup or toting rice sacks, the man who brought Sailor Moon to American girls videotaped the survivors and volunteers.

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The Two-Way
9:35 am
Fri March 16, 2012

California Students Push For Removal Of Syrian From Foundation

Dr. Hazem Chehabi.
University of California Irvine Foundation
  • Amy Walters on the NPR Newscast

The student council at the University of California Irvine approved a resolution Thursday demanding that Dr. Hazem Chehabi, Syria's honorary consul in Southern California, be removed from the post of chair at the UC Irving Foundation, which supports the school and is trying to raise $1 billion for it.

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SXSW: Live From Austin
9:29 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Polica, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

Channy Leaneagh of the Minneapolis-based band Polica, at NPR's SXSW day party in Austin, Texas.
Katy Hayes Luke for NPR

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 9:04 am

Not many bands can boast two drummers and an uncluttered sound, but that's Polica, who somehow provided a seamless transition between rapper Sugar Tongue Slim and the atmospheric rock band Lower Dens at NPR Music's SXSW day party, held Thursday at The Parish in Austin, Texas.

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Planet Money
9:29 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Minimalist Econ Posters

Robert Smith and Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

Originally published on Fri March 16, 2012 6:37 am

We love those minimalist movie posters that have been all over the web. So we made our own. Except ours, of course, are about finance and economics.

We had a blast coming up with them. Here's what our sketches looked like:

Feeling inspired? Send us your sketches or finished posters. Email us at planetmoney@npr.org, and write "econ posters" in the subject line. Or send them our way via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #econposters.

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NPR FM Berlin Blog
9:28 am
Fri March 16, 2012

How To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day In Berlin

The organizers of this year's St. Patrick's Day parade in Berlin say the celebrations will be good craic, or fun.
JohnnyMad iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Fri March 16, 2012 12:23 am

Just three short years ago, if you wanted to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Berlin, you were faced with a few measly options: head to the closest Irish pub, throw on some green clothes, or grab a couple of Guinness at the store and enjoy them at home.

It wasn't until last year that Berlin finally got a St. Patrick's Day parade, and like everything else in this city, it's original, quirky, and growing.

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