Peak of the Week
3:46 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 27th beginning at 8pm: DEL MCCOURY & DAVID GRISMAN: Del & Dawg

It's "Hardcore Bluegrass in the Dawg House" on Thursday night when we feature this fine new release of 1990's recordings from Grisman's studio.  Del & The Boys join Dawg for such bluegrass standards as "John Henry", "Hit Parade of Love", and "Save It!  Save It!."  McCoury and Grisman have known each other for 50 years now! 

New Tunes at Two
3:44 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Monday, September 24th: JASON COLLETT - Reckon

Monday, September 24th:

Tuesday, September 25th:
Fake Blood

Wednesday, September 26th:
Sing the Delta

Thursday, September 27th:
Sugaring Season

Spindale Cycle
3:42 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Monday, September 24th at 8pm: LOS LOBOS - Will the Wolf Survive?

After years playing parties, wedding receptions, restaurants, and bars around East L.A., Los Lobos finally got a record deal and issued this full-length.  It offers proof of what a talented, eclectic band they were (rock, R&B, country-blues, & nortenas here), and would remain some 30 years later.  We celebrate Cesar Rosas' and David Hidalgo's upcoming birthdays with this 1984 classic, produced by T-Bone Burnett. 

Around the Nation
3:31 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

One Afghan Girl's Healing Journey To The U.S.

Arefa with her host family, sisters Jami Valentine (left) and Staci Freeman. Doctors in the U.S. have been treating Arefa's third-degree burns, and also performed skin-graft surgery for the top of her head. Each morning still requires a fresh dressing.
Gloria Hillard for NPR

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 10:09 pm

There is limited medical infrastructure in war-torn Afghanistan, so severely wounded children are sometimes brought to the U.S. for medical care. Doctors in America say that for one little girl, her struggle to stay alive for three years until finding her way from central Afghanistan to a hospital in Los Angeles is nothing short of a miracle.

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The Salt
2:34 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Juice Maker Helps Tight End Block Thieving Teammates

Niles Paul (right) at a Redskins practice with then-teammate Tim Hightower, before the juice-stealing incidents came to light.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 4:58 pm

Niles Paul had a problem. The second-year tight end for the Washington Redskins couldn't stop his teammates from stealing his Capri Sun. You know, Capri Sun — those sugary-sweet packets of juice that come in triangular foil containers with their own straws attached.

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World Cafe
2:24 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Band Of Horses On World Cafe

Band Of Horses.
Christopher Wilson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 5:15 pm

Two years after the success of 2010's Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms, the twangy rock group Band of Horses just returned with a new album titled Mirage Rock.

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The Two-Way
2:14 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Romney's 2011 Tax Return Shows He Paid At 14.1 Percent Rate, Campaign Says

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 6:53 pm

Mitt Romney and his wife Ann paid $1,935,708 in federal taxes last year on income of $13,696,951, an effective tax rate for the couple of 14.1 percent, the Republican presidential nominee's campaign just reported.

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Shots - Health Blog
1:29 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

'Downton Abbey' And The History Of Medical Quackery


The third season of the television show Downton Abbey premiered in the U.K. last weekend, and if you're a dedicated follower like me, you'll know that medical tragedy is no stranger to the Crowley household.

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The Two-Way
12:36 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Please Tell Us Your Password Isn't 1-2-3-4

Try 1-2-3-4 and there's a fair chance you'll get in.
Kristian Dowling Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 12:52 pm

  • From 'All Things Considered': PINs That Aren't So Secure

Be honest, now.

Is 1-2-3-4 the password to some of your supposedly secure accounts?

If so, as Nick Berry of the analysis firm Data Genetics told All Things Considered's Robert Siegel, you're definitely not alone. When it comes to bank cards, he says, "the single most common password is 1-2-3-4 and over 10 percent of all cards use that particular number."

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Faith Matters
12:05 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

A Look At Islam And Free Speech



I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, we'll dig into our digital mailbox to hear from you about stories and interviews that caught your attention or provoked some push-back this week. That's BackTalk, and it's in just a few minutes.

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