Fri March 23, 2012
Music Interviews

Julia Nunes: Homesick Anthems Spawn An Internet Star

Originally published on Sat March 24, 2012 8:41 am

Julia Nunes' new, fan-funded album is titled Settle Down.
Shervin Lainez

Julia Nunes (pronounced "noonz") grew up in New York state, but went to college far away from her hometown friends and family. To keep in touch, she posted videos to YouTube — mostly goofy scenes from her dorm room.

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Fri March 23, 2012


Fri March 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Chaos Feared When New Zealand Changes Road Rules Sunday

Originally published on Fri March 23, 2012 7:42 am

Starting on Sunday, it's the red car that has to yield on New Zealand's roads.
New Zealand Transport Agency


Thu March 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Cat Falls 19 Floors, Lands Purrfectly

Sugar, after her fall.
Animal Rescue League of Boston


Thu March 22, 2012
Planet Money

From Abe Lincoln To Donald Duck: History Of The Income Tax

Originally published on Fri March 23, 2012 7:02 am

U.S. Treasury Department/Walt Disney

The story of how the U.S. wound up with the income tax is the story of two wars, a Supreme Court justice on his death bed, and Donald Duck.

It's also the story of how the government overcame three obstacles.

Obstacle No. 1: Logistics

How do you make sure people pay?

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