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3:06 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Fourth of July Weekend Specials on Public Radio Tulsa

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The Right to Vote
Thursday, July 3 at noon • Public Radio 89.5
Our documentary of the week looks at historical battles over who can and cannot vote, and on the new battles over voter ID.

Marketplace Interviews President Barack Obama
Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 pm • Public Radio 89.5
The full Oval Office interview of Kai Ryssdal's interview with the President about how the economic recovery looks from the perspectives of Main Street, Wall Street and small business owners.

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1:59 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

A Look At The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

Two green evening gown patterns from the 1930s. (McCall’s Fashion Book, Winter 1936-1937. McCall's ® M9009, McCall's ® M9006 images courtesy of the McCall Pattern Company.)

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 6:50 am

There once were women called the “Dress Doctors,” the product of a federal act in 1914 that funded vocational programming and a boom in home economics. They helped shape style and fashion in the U.S.

Nowadays, these women might be chemists or researchers, but they put their energies into helping women run their homes and dress with a sense of style.

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1:59 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

How D.C.'s Height Limit Has Shaped The Capital

Existing conditions along North Capitol Street looking towards the U.S. Capitol Building. (Background modeling images prepared by the District of Columbia Office of Planning)

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 12:48 pm

One of Washington, D.C.’s signatures is its low buildings and wide, sunny streets. It’s one of the things many residents love about the city, and that often strikes first-time visitors.

There’s a popular conception about why the buildings are so low: that a law says they either can’t be taller than the Capitol or the Washington Monument.

But that’s a myth. In reality, the height limit has to do with the building height-street width relationship.

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1:58 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Ranking The College Rankings

Are ranking publications actually helpful to high school students in helping them choose a college or university? (U.S. News & World Report)

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 1:41 pm

There are a lot of factors a student has to consider when choosing a college, such as cost, location, reputation, and curriculum.

With so many variables, students — and parents — often turn to the U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review for guidance. But do those rankings actually help a student make an informed and accurate decision?

NPR education blogger Anya Kamenetz joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of college ranking criteria.

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1:58 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Is It Time To Scrap The Resume And Cover Letter?

Are those résumés and cover letter we work so hard on perfecting a waste of time? Journalist Jesse Singal thinks so -- adding that it's discriminatory, that companies should adopt alternative techniques when screening job candidates. (Scott Kellum/Flickr)

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 1:41 pm

“It’s time for the résumé and the cover letter to die,” writes New York Magazine’s Jesse Singal. He tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson that the current cover letter and résumé packet is discriminatory and time wasting, and that companies should adopt alternative techniques when screening job candidates.

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1:58 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Free Ways To Beat The Summer Slide

Older children can learn basic coding skills through this puzzle game.
Courtesy of Two Lives Left

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 4:33 pm

Oh, summer vacation. In between camp and soccer games, many kids don't have much time to dedicate to schoolwork and find themselves behind once September rolls around. Experts call this 'the summer slide'.

"The summer slide is the phenomenon that all kids experience in some way, losing their hard-earned skills," says Sarah Pitcock, the CEO of the National Summer Learning Association, a nonprofit advocacy group.

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4:07 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Investigating Strange Noises Coming From The Earth

Lead in text: 
Wilson was telling everyone in the neighborhood about the noises. Some had heard them. Some hadn't. And she met people on her quest to figure out what they were...
For hundreds of years, residents of a small New England town have been hearing strange noises coming from the earth. Reporter Ari Daniel took a trip there,
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2:45 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

An Evening With David Sedaris at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center

“One of America’s most prickly and most delicious, young comic talents.”The Washington Post

Between May 12 and May 29, tickets are on sale only to Public Radio Tulsa members. Use the code on the postcard that members receive for a 10% discount on tickets. Meet David after the show for a special book signing.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 30. Call the Tulsa Performing Arts Center box office at (918) 596-7111.

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1:51 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Son Of? Bride Of? Cousin Of? How Many Godzillas Are There, Already?

Godzilla goes after San Francisco in this newest update to the classic monster movie.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Originally published on Thu May 15, 2014 7:18 pm

The world has already seen 28 Godzilla movies — 29, if you count Roland Emmerich's 1998 Hollywood remake (which most of us don't). So why is another one opening this week?

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1:51 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

What Happens To The Junk Donated To Charity

Every morning St. Vincent de Paul auctions off donations that won't sell at the store. (Peter O'Dowd/KJZZ)

Originally published on Thu May 15, 2014 2:31 pm

Donations of unwanted clothes keep hundreds of millions of pounds of trash out of local landfills. But, in the end, a lot of the contributions that charities like Goodwill and the Salvation Army receive are basically garbage.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Peter O'Dowd of KJZZ tells us what happens to the stuff that doesn’t sell in thrift stores.

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