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4:39pm

Thu August 2, 2012
Music Interviews

Lin-Manuel Miranda On Learning From Ruben Blades

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 7:59 am

Lin-Manuel Miranda performs in his Tony-winning musical, In the Heights, in 2008 in New York City.
Steven Henry Getty Images

All summer, All Things Considered has been digging into Mom and Dad's record collection, asking listeners and guests to name one song that inspired them, changed them or taught them something about their parents.

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8:13am

Thu August 2, 2012
The Torch

Boris Gets Left Hanging, But The Joke's Rarely On London's Savvy Mayor

A still image taken from an eyewitness video shows London's Mayor Boris Johnson hanging from a zipline, after losing his momentum.
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Some Londoners may not be much interested in sports - but one image from these Olympic Games will surely remain with them, long after the cheers and crowds have faded away. It is the spectacle of their mayor, Boris Johnson, brandishing a Union flag in either hand, dangling helplessly from a zip wire 20 feet above the ground.

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8:04am

Thu August 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Belarus Invaded By Teddy Bears! Two Generals Sacked

We're not making this up: three idealistic Swedes who work for an advertising agency decided to announce their support for human rights activists in Belarus by flying a small plane into the country, and pitching hundreds of teddy bears overboard. They succeeded in embarrassing senior military leaders.

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6:34am

Thu August 2, 2012
Space

Watch NASA's Curiosity Land On Mars in Times Square; Or Boulder, Or Denver. Your Choice.

Artist's rendering of Curiosity approaching Mars.
NASA JPL-Caltech

NASA's Curiosity Rover will be touching down on the Red Planet Sunday, August 5th at 11:15 p.m. MDT. If you happen to be in Times Square you can catch mission coverage on the big screens. Closer to Colorado, maybe it's time for a pajama party.

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2:55pm

Wed August 1, 2012
The Record

Translation Software For Music Makers

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:25 pm

Jace Clayton, a.k.a. DJ Rupture.
Xabi Tudela Courtesy of the artist

When you hear a song on the radio today, there's a good chance that song was made using a computer. There's also a good chance that it was made using Western music software like, say, Ableton Live.

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