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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Trial Of Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Begins In Boston
    Opening statements were held Wednesday in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger, the notorious Boston mobster who is charged with 32 counts of racketeering and murder.
  • Prisoner And Politician, Bulger Brothers Led Different Lives
    Audie Cornish talks to WBUR senior reporter David Boeri for a look at the complex relationship between notorious Boston gangster, James "Whitey" Bulger and his brother, former politician and University of Massachusetts President William Bulger.
  • As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash'
    In the past three years, Midwestern farmers have seen flooding, then record-setting drought, and now flooding again. "As much as we think we have things cornered and we know what's going to be happening, you just don't know what will happen," a meteorologist says.
  • Protesters Back In Taksim Square After Being Driven Out
    Turkish government leaders are searching for calm. Although the square was generally calm early Wednesday, there were fears of further violence.
  • After Obama's Speech, Guantanamo Shows Few Signs Of Closing
    President Obama has promised again to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. But since he delivered a major speech two weeks ago, there's been little follow-up and few signs that any detainees are closer to being released.
  • 50 Years After His Death, Medgar Evers' Work Not Complete
    In Jackson, Miss., bells tolled for slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of his death. Many in Jackson are marking Evers' death and looking ahead.
  • Bob Dylan's Tribute To Medgar Evers Took On The Big Picture
    Fifty years ago, Dylan's career was just taking off when he heard the news that the civil rights activist had been killed. "Only a Pawn in Their Game," his response to Evers' assassination, highlights the victimization of poor whites and blacks alike.
  • 'Now What?': Greeks Confront Shutting Of Public Broadcaster
    The Greek government abruptly shut down ERT and fired its staff in an effort to downsize the public sector, which has been criticized as a bastion of corruption and bloat. But many Greeks see the rushed closure as a dictatorial move that will compromise the country's troubled media.
  • Letters: Edward Snowden, iTunes Radio
    Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read emails from listeners about Edward Snowden and Apple's new iTunes Radio.
  • A Loaded Bible Story, Tweaked For The Opera Stage
    Composer Mark Adamo has made his mark turning classic books, including Little Women and the Greek drama Lysistrata, into operas. His latest, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, covers more sensitive territory, examining the titular figure's relationship to Jesus — outside the canonical Bible.

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