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The Picture Show
7:15 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Coping With Tragedy: An Intimate View Of Japanese Daily Life

Daisuke Arakawa (right) searches for a photograph of his grandparents, with his uncle Katsuhiko Arakawa, in a school gym set up as a collection site for articles found after the tsunami, in the Yuriage area of Natori, Japan.
Daniel Berehulak Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:58 am

"The Japanese people have a strong connection with nature and the ocean and a huge respect for them," says Australian photojournalist Daniel Berehulak. "They do not blame the tsunami; they feel like it is part of nature's way of regenerating."

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History
7:14 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Life At Jefferson's Monticello, As His Slaves Saw It

Isaac Granger was an enslaved blacksmith at Monticello. Jefferson made Granger's father, George Granger Sr., Monticello's overseer, the only enslaved man to rise to that position and to receive an annual wage.
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library

Originally published on Sun March 11, 2012 5:07 am

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All Songs Considered Blog
7:14 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Japan's Tsunami Recalled In Beautifully Animated Simone White Song

Hideyuki Katsumata

Originally published on Sun March 11, 2012 6:54 am

The Los Angeles-based singer Simone White has a voice like ether. It's sweetly airy and hypnotic. Hearing it can pull you under to a strangely beautiful, glittering world where nothing seems real.

On "In The Water Where The City Ends," from her latest record, Silver Silver, White's voice is at its most haunting as she recalls, in disjointed poetry, the tsunami that devastated Japan's Tohoku region last year.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
7:14 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Taking a Bite Out Of Energy Consumption

Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Sun March 11, 2012 6:06 am

While the United States is home to just five percent of the global population, we consume a whopping 20 percent of the world's energy. With a seemingly endless appetite for fuel and concern over the stability of import supplies, everyone seems to be looking for a practical domestic solution.

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Presidential Race
3:56 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Who Will Win Over America's Latino Voters?

Audience members listen to President Obama talk about immigration in 2011 in El Paso, Texas. Hispanic voters face a choice this election season: continue to support Obama despite being disproportionately hurt by the economic downturn, or turn to Republicans at a time when many GOP presidential hopefuls have taken a hard line on immigration.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Wed March 14, 2012 11:37 am

There's a man in Phoenix with a political playbook that has become valuable. So valuable, the Obama campaign believes it could help clinch the president's re-election.

Phoenix City Council Member Daniel Valenzuela is a fourth-generation Mexican-American. Last year, he won a seat on the Phoenix City Council in a traditionally Republican district, and he did it by increasing Latino voter turnout by 488 percent.

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