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4:02pm

Wed November 2, 2011
Author Interviews

Punk Rock Grows Up, And Grays, In 'Other F Word'

Originally published on Wed November 2, 2011 4:40 pm

Punk rockers like Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, shown with his son, struggle to reconcile their rebellious identities with their roles as devoted dads.
Oscilloscope Laboratories

Punk rock bands like Blink-182 and Rancid are no strangers to obscenity — it's an integral part of their anti-establishment vernacular. But as the figureheads of raucous teenage rebellion age, they've had to encounter a different kind of "F-word"-- fatherhood. A new documentary film explores this paradox, as serious punk-rock performers make the transition from rebels to responsible family men.

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3:14pm

Wed November 2, 2011
Election

Boulder Officials: Utility Decision Won't Come Soon

Boulder officials are cheering the narrow victory of two ballot measures that will allow the city to move ahead with plans to start a municipal utility.  But the city also says the results don’t mean the city will sever its ties with Xcel Energy overnight.

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2:15pm

Wed November 2, 2011
Politics

UFCW Vows to Continue Fighting for Medical Marijuana

(from left to right) Dan Rush and Mark Belkin from UFCW. Steve Ackerman, owner of Organic Alternatives.

A proposed ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Fort Collins continues to lead in the polls-- 53 to 47 percent. A final count is expected after 5 p.m. today. Regardless of the outcome, the state’s largest union is already promising to continue its fight to legalize medical marijuana.

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1:00pm

Wed November 2, 2011
NPR Story

A Look At Papandreou's Motives

When Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou decided to put the eurozone debt deal to a referendum, he stunned the continent. Why he did it is still unknown. To try and gain some insight into the prime minister's motives, Guy Raz talks with Nick Malkoutzis, deputy editor of Greek daily Kathimerini.

1:00pm

Wed November 2, 2011
Europe

Occupy London Causes Havoc In Church Of England

Originally published on Wed November 2, 2011 4:40 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

GUY RAZ, HOST:

And I'm Guy Raz.

The British consider St. Paul's Cathedral a national treasure. The marriage of Charles and Diana took place there, as did Churchill's funeral. These days, though, the London landmark is also the backdrop for another kind of drama- a protest camp modeled on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

NPR's Philip Reeves says it's causing upheaval in the heart of British society.

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