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4:45 am
Sun January 27, 2013

Saying Goodbye To Bedford Street's Tireless Collector

Alice Elliott, producer of the documentary The Collector of Bedford Street, laughs with Larry Selman in 2003. Selman died Jan. 20. He was 70.
Gregory Bull AP

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 2:54 pm

Larry Selman devoted more than half his life collecting money for multiple charities, on the streets of New York, from total strangers. He did this for nearly 40 years, despite the fact he was developmentally disabled. Selman became the subject of filmmaker Alice Elliott's Oscar-nominated documentary, The Collector of Bedford Street. He died Jan.

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9:13 am
Wed January 23, 2013

A Slight Twist On The Sunday Roast

Deena Prichep for NPR

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 12:08 pm

There are certain foods that are almost as fun to say as they are to eat. This is especially true when it comes to British cuisine. There are the easy jokes about bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes), bubble and squeak (fried patties of cabbage, potatoes and any other random leftovers) and stargazy pie (savory pastry with whole sardines horrifyingly poking their heads out the top crust). While it doesn't have quite the same Anglotastic drama, my favorite entry in the genre is the simple Sunday roast.

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9:03 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Mel Brooks, 'Unhinged' And Loving It

Mel Brooks has made a name for himself with comedy classics like Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and The Producers.
Alberto E. Rodriguez Getty Images

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 4:28 pm

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9:00 am
Wed January 23, 2013

The Deadliest Jobs in America, In One Graphic

Being a fisherman was the deadliest job in 2011.
Klas Stolpe AP

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 10:56 am

For more from Planet Money, see What America Does For Work

Here's a look at the rate of work-related, on-the-job deaths in 2011 for U.S. workers. We included the three deadliest occupations, along with a handful of other jobs. (Here's the complete list, which comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

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10:23 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Miss Piggy's Version Of Global Warming: What About Me?

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New Scientist

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 11:14 am

Here's a new, sly (and frankly selfish) way to think about global warming: Instead of worrying about the whole planet and all its oceans, how about asking a more personal question ...

What about me? What about where I live? Or where my grandma lives? Or the North Pole? Or Siberia? What if I could take my cursor, plop it onto any place on Earth and find out what's happened to temperatures right there.

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11:41 am
Mon January 21, 2013

A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark

Suomi NPP Satellite/NASA Earth Observatory

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 12:57 pm

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2:06 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

A Prairie Home Companion this week: Vigilemus et Oremus

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's another live broadcast performance from the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California.

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10:02 am
Mon January 7, 2013

A Way Without Words: Mummenschanz Mimes Celebrate 40

Troupe member Philipp Egli says the genius of Mummenschanz lies in simplicity. The most beautiful pieces, he says, start with black space and some people on stage.
Mummenschanz

Originally published on Sun January 6, 2013 9:02 am

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12:53 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

New History Puts Cartographers' Art 'On The Map'

Originally published on Wed January 2, 2013 11:13 am

The fight for mapping supremacy between two tech giants blew up this fall when Apple, in revising its mobile operating system, dumped the Google Maps app overboard. To Google's delight, no doubt, Apple's own maps app wobbled badly out of the gate, and amid a consumer outcry, a public apology and quiet firings, all of us caught a glimpse of just how high the stakes are in today's mapping game.

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12:49 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Atop A Train To America: Documenting The Epic Journey

A Guatemalan migrant couple embraces on top of a northbound freight train while traveling through the Mexican state of Chiapas. June 2009.
Michelle Frankfurter

Originally published on Wed January 2, 2013 1:37 pm

Documentary photographer Michelle Frankfurter grew up reading adventure tales. And after spending more than 10 years traveling and photographing along the U.S.-Mexico border, she decided to create an adventure narrative of her own.

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