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5:22 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

Calif. Community Struggles For Answers In Wake Of Killing Spree

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 6:57 pm

The community near the University of California, Santa Barbara, is unusually quiet after Friday's killings. Reporter Sam Sanders talks with NPR's Arun Rath about how the community is coping with the latest revelations.

Arts & Life
4:21 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

Jeff Goldblum Plays A Jazz Show Almost Every Week. No, Really.

Jeff Goldblum performs with his band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra on Wednesdays at Rockwell club in L.A.
Hayley Bartels for NPR

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 6:57 pm

Did you know the theme music to Jurassic Park has lyrics?

Well, according to Jeff Goldblum, who played "Dr. Ian Malcolm" in the film, here they are:

In Jurassic Park
Scary in the dark
I'm so scared that I'll be eaten.

At least that's what Goldblum said — or, rather, sang — at a recent performance of the jazz show he plays in Los Angeles almost every week. He's been playing there since the 1990s.

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Around the Nation
10:14 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Would You Buy A 9/11 Key Chain? Memorial Gift Shop Makes Some Cringe

An image of the former World Trade Center haunts the reflective windows of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, now open to the public.
Craig Ruttle AP

When you go to a baseball stadium or a national park, you expect to find a gift shop where you can buy the usual fare of souvenir key chains, sweatshirts and coffee mugs. You might not expect to find similar trinkets for sale at the memorial of a mass murder.

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The Impact of War
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Advocates Want Someone To Be Accountable For Veterans' Care

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

Transcript

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

For more on the VA, we're joined by Aaron Glantz. He's been reporting on veterans since the Iraq War, and he now covers veterans' issues for the Center for Investigative Reporting. Aaron, thanks for being with us.

AARON GLANTZ: Oh, it's my pleasure.

MARTIN: Senator Blumenthal said that these problems are bigger than VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. As someone who's been covering the VA in depth for a long time, do you think it would make a difference if Shinseki stepped down?

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Religion
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Pews Are Out, Fireplace Is In At Restored Appalachian Church

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. And we take you now to southwestern Virginia, where a small struggling church is getting a second life thanks to a new pastor who's mixing old-time Appalachian culture with a new style of worship. Robbie Harris brings us the story of the Wild Goose Church in Floyd County, Va.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "PACK UP YOUR SORROWS")

PASTOR EDWIN LACEY: (Singing) No use crying, talking to a stranger. Naming the sorrow you've seen.

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Around the Nation
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

How To Rescue 20 Million Angry Bees

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Every year, millions of commercial honey bees hit the road headed to farms around the country to pollinate crops. Occasionally, there are mishaps like the one that took place this past week in Delaware when a tractor-trailer carrying hundreds of beehives tipped over on the highway.

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Around the Nation
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Doing The Laundry For Social Good

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

"For-profit, for good" is the mantra of a handful of startups trying to make Philadelphia a social enterprise hub. One of those companies is a bike-delivery laundry service that's now expanding.

Around the Nation
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

The Closest You Can Get To Piloting A Container Ship

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

Care to learn how to dock a gigantic freighter in a tight harbor? Or how to fend off pirates? There's a merchant marine simulator in Maryland where you can train for those scenarios, and more.

Around the Nation
8:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Isla Vista Killing Spree Claims 7 Lives, Including Suspect

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We begin this hour in Isla Vista, Calif. The small college town near Santa Barbara continues to grieve this morning after a killing spree late Friday night. Authorities say 22-year-old Elliott Rodger apparently took his own life after killing six others and injuring 13. NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports.

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Krulwich Wonders...
7:03 am
Sun May 25, 2014

A Young Woman Falls In Love With Everything

Xiangjun Shi Vimeo

You start with difference, with mystery. Some things spiral, some become spheres, some branch, some don't. We know that inert atoms quicken, become bees, goats, clouds, then dissolve back into randomness. We look at these things, all these very, very different things, and we wonder, are they really different, or is every thing we see one thing, expressed differently? Does the universe have rules? How many? Could there be a single generating principle, a oneness?

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Business
5:29 am
Sun May 25, 2014

It's Geithner Vs. Warren In Battle Of The Bailout

In a war of words between Timothy Geithner and Elizabeth Warren over the bank bailout, who's the victor?
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

The financial crisis of 2008 caused such an enormous upheaval that future historians will long be asking: Who caused it? Who fixed it? Could it have turned out better?

Recently, two key players looked back: Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wrote Stress Test, Reflections on Financial Crisis, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote A Fighting Chance.

The two reached opposite conclusions. Geithner believes the bank bailout proved its worth. Warren remains outraged that wealthy bankers have not been jailed.

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Around the Nation
5:28 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Bring Out Your Junk: A Day In The Life Of A Scrapper

Andy Ramirez's modified truck, built to hold extra cargo, is his living. Ramirez is a scrapper in Los Angeles and says he makes about $100 a day collecting scrap metal and selling it for recycling.
Miles Bryan for NPR

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 11:51 am

The first thing you notice about Andy Ramirez is his 1988 Toyota truck.

The bed is pretty small, but Ramirez has built it up with wooden sidings supported by metal bars welded to the hood. Almost every day, he will try and fill it up with scrap metal from the streets of L.A.

"Little by little my truck is full," Ramirez says. "Sometimes it's one thing, sometimes it's a lot."

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Around the Nation
4:58 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

Santa Barbara Community Mourns For Shooting Victims

Originally published on Sat May 24, 2014 6:29 pm

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

From the studios of NPR West in Culver City, California it's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Arun Rath. A shooting rampage Friday night in Isla Vista near the University of California Santa Barbara has left seven people dead including the alleged shooter, and at least seven injured. KCLU reporter John Palminteri is in Santa Barbara and joins us now. John, can you tell us what you've learned since the shooting?

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Movie Interviews
4:58 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

'Bring Out The Gimp': The Man Behind The Mask In 'Pulp Fiction'

The Gimp character in Pulp Fiction, clad head-to-toe in studded black leather, has no lines in the film but still manages to be memorable.
Screenshot of "Pulp Fiction," produced by Miramax

Originally published on Sat May 24, 2014 6:29 pm

The Cannes Film Festival awarded of its highest prize, the Palme d'Or, to the Turkish film Winter Sleep on Saturday. Twenty years ago, Pulp Fiction took that same award and triggered writer-director Quentin Tarantino's ascent to the A-list.

The movie introduced the world to a number of now-legendary characters, including a very mysterious one: the Gimp.

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Education
3:12 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind

Desiree Wieczorek sits in a bedroom she now shares with her sister. The best part of living in a house after being homeless for five months, she says, is the warm showers.
Sarah Harris North Country Public Radio

Originally published on Sat May 24, 2014 10:53 pm

You may think of homelessness as a distinctly urban issue, with people sleeping in shelters or on the streets. But homelessness happens in rural communities too, and it happens to children.

For Desiree Wieczorek, a 10th-grader in northern New York, homelessness was all too real last year. For five months, she and her family lived in the woods near Parishville, N.Y.

Recently, I trekked into the woods with Desiree and her father, Kenny, to the area where they had lived. It's remote, with tall trees and a raging river.

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