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7:36pm

Sat June 23, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 2007
Sumori Wikipedia - Creative Commons

Koko Taylor was a Chicago style blues singer known for her powerful, rough vocals and traditional style.

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10:00am

Sat June 23, 2012
Music

Weekend Audition: New Eye Candy From Beirut And Chris Smither's Latest

Beirut Pompeii

Do you miss the ocean? Then the latest video sailing the seas with Beirut will solve your nautical longing. We’ve also got the latest from blues/folk singer Chris Smither.

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5:43am

Sat June 23, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Weekend Special: This Blog Now Has An Anthem

Getty Images

It's sung, of course, by Fred Rogers, or as we all call him, "Mister." He is our diva (divo?), and his theme is Wonder, like ours.

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6:58am

Fri June 22, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

How Do Plants Know Which Way Is Up And Which Way Is Down?

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:32 pm

Robert Krulwich NPR

Think of a seed buried in a pot. Like this one:

It's dark down there in the potting soil. There's no light, no sunshine. So how does it know which way is up and which way is down? It does know. Seeds routinely send shoots up toward the sky, and roots the other way. Darkness doesn't confuse them. Somehow, they get it right...

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1:02am

Fri June 22, 2012
All Tech Considered

Your New Digital Wallet: In The Cloud But Still Tethered To Fees

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:38 pm

David Marcus, president of PayPal, unveils PayPal Here in San Francisco in March. The service allows customers to use their smartphones to pay for purchases at retail stores.
Kim White AP

Tech companies from Seattle to Silicon Valley, intent on transforming how we shop, have set their sights on the electronic payments industry.

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