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Friday, April 12, 2013

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  • Week In Politics: Gun Control, Immigration, Obama Budget
    Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss gun control legislation, immigration and President Obama's budget.
  • What Saved Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park?
    It wasn't insurance or federal relief that brought Coney Island back to life. It was something much smaller and closer to home.
  • Ultramarathon In The Sahara A Six-Day Race Over Extreme Terrain
    Melissa Block talks to marathon runner Lisa Batchen about a six day ultramarathon taking place in the Saharan desert in Morocco.
  • Book Review: 'The Blue Fox'
    Critic Alan Cheuse has a review of The Blue Fox written by the Icelandic novelist Sjon, who also writes lyrics for Bjork.
  • Great Long-Form Journalism, Just Clicks Away
    In the age of digital media, many newspapers have been forced to gut their staffs, leading some media analysts to sound the death knell for enterprise reporting and long-form storytelling. Not so fast, say the craft's most passionate advocates.
  • Website Longform Starts To Find Its Footing Online
    How are we consuming long, in-depth pieces of journalism in the digital age? Audie Cornish asks Max Linsky, co-founder of the popular curated site of long reads, longform.org. He tracks just what's popular, and who's actually reading what.
  • Funny Man Jonathan Winters Dies
    He rose to fame in the 1960s with frequent appearances on The Tonight Show and roles in such movies as It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World. In the '80s, he was on TV's Mork & Mindy. Winters' comedy albums are considered to be classics. He was 87.
  • Trains, Punks, Pictures And Books You Maybe Shouldn't Read
    When he was 17, Mike Brodie hopped a train with a Polaroid camera and a pack of film. About 10 years later, he doesn't hop trains and doesn't really photograph, either. But he does have a book out about those years.
  • Kerry: North Korea Not Likely To Use Nuclear Missile
    Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in Seoul Friday, as relations between South and North Korea reach a new level of tension. There are some indications that North Korea might stage a missile launch in the next few days — but Kerry played down fears that the North was now able to mount nuclear weapons on its rockets.
  • Egyptian Government Accused Of Suppressing Abuse Report
    Human Rights Watch is calling on Egypt's president to make public a report that documents police and military abuses against protesters from January 2011 to June 2012. Parts of the report have been leaked to a local newspaper Al Shorouk as well as the British publication The Guardian. In the leaked chapters there are descriptions of police violence and military torture of detainees. While a lot of this is already known about the police and military, the report was referred to the presidency in December and so far no action has been taken. The military this week defended itself, denying any wrongdoing and Egypt's president spoke in solidarity with them.

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