9:46am

Tue June 19, 2012
Sports

Is Penn State's Football Culture On Trial?

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 4:58 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now, we turn to a very different subject. That's the trial of former Penn State University assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. He's charged with 51 counts of child sexual abuse, which prosecutors say took place over the course of 15 years.

The prosecution rested its case yesterday and the defense has started calling witnesses in a case that's featured some graphic and disturbing testimony, as well as some complicated legal questions.

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9:46am

Tue June 19, 2012
Politics

Rep. Ellison On 'Taking Back The American Dream'

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 4:58 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the prosecution rested its case yesterday in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, who's accused of sexually abusing a number of children over the course of many years. We'll get an update from Sports Illustrated reporter David Epstein.

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9:46am

Tue June 19, 2012
Economy

What Will New Immigration Policy Mean For Jobs?

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 4:58 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News.

Coming up, congressman Keith Ellison is among the Progressive Democrats meeting in Washington, D.C. this week at a conference called Take Back the American Dream. We'll ask him what the meeting's all about in a few minutes.

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9:39am

Tue June 19, 2012
Author Interviews

Edible Fermentables: Wine, Beer, Cheese, Meat

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 8:15 am

Beer may be the oldest fermented beverage on the planet.
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In the beginning, the self-described "fermentation fetishist" Sandor Katz loved sour pickles.

"For whatever reason, I was drawn to that flavor as a child," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "And then when I was in my 20s, I did quite a bit of dietary experimentation and ... I started noticing that whenever I ate sauerkraut or pickles, even the smell of it would make my salivary glands start secreting."

After Katz moved from New York City to a rural community in Tennessee, his fascination with all things fermented increased.

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9:01am

Tue June 19, 2012
Music Reviews

Ray Anderson: A Pocket-Size Suite Makes A Huge Racket

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 1:47 pm

It's tricky making a little band sound big on Sweet Chicago Suite, but trombonist Ray Anderson knows his tricks.
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Ray Anderson's Pocket Brass Band is about watch-pocket size: With three horns and drums, it couldn't get much smaller. On its new Sweet Chicago Suite, Anderson makes what the group does sound easy. Just write some catchy, bluesy tunes and then have the band blast them out.

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8:51am

Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Historic Southern Baptist Vote Coming Up, Live On The Web

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 1:11 pm

Pastor Fred Luter, of New Orleans, who's set to be president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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NPR.org's lead story this hour is Barbara Bradley Hagerty's Morning Edition report headlined "Southern Baptists See Their Future In A Black Pastor."

As she writes:

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8:51am

Tue June 19, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Pills On The Job: Companies Add Prescription Services

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 10:37 am

On-the-job filling of prescriptions is becoming more common.
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Nearly everybody has to fill a prescription now and then. For a lot us, there are several to fill each month.

To make it easier, some companies are adding drug dispensaries to their on-site health clinics. Others offer concierge services that deliver drugs right to workers' desks.

Now, it's true that people could also fill their usual prescriptions by mail, something many employers and managers of pharmacy benefits encourage with lower copays.

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7:51am

Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Adidas Cancels Its 'Shackle Shoes'

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 9:46 am

The JS Roundhouse Mids.
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Sneakers that come with prison orange shackles to wrap around your ankles?

That was Adidas' idea for the "JS Roundhouse Mids" it planned to start selling in August. It was to be "a sneaker ... so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles."

Was to be, that is.

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7:48am

Tue June 19, 2012

7:12am

Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Signs Of Strength In Latest Housing Data

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 8:01 am

San Mateo, Calif.: Construction was underway earlier this year at a new housing development.
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There was a 7.9 percent jump in the number of construction permits issued to home builders in May, the Census Bureau says.

That increase boosted permits to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 780,000 — the most since September 2008, The Associated Press adds. It's a signal that construction will be strong in coming months.

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