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A Nostalgic — But Bumpy — Journey With The Beach Boys

<i>All it takes is two seconds of hearing "Round round get around / I get around" and you're there — in the sun, on the beach, in the '60s. The Beach Boys vaulted up the charts while branching out from surf music to psychedelia. This year the remaining band members released</i> Made in California<i>, a</i> …

Ken Tucker's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

No music moved me more, did more to make me think about life a bit differently, than Jason Isbell's continually revelatory album <i>Southeastern</i>. It cohered as a statement about love, regret, loneliness and joy, and also about what it's like to make vernacular music concerning these themes. It was …

In Francis' First Year, A 'Radical Pope' Seeks To Save His Church

"Who am I to judge?" With those five words, Pope Francis "stepped away from the disapproving tone, the explicit moralizing typical of popes and bishops," writes columnist James Carroll. Francis made that statement in July, in response to a reporter's question about the status of gay priests in the …

The Secrets Of Great Cooking And Great Business

The online magazine <i>Ozy</i> covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins <i>All Things Considered</i> regularly to tell us about the site's latest feature stories.<p>This week, Watson tells host Arun Rath about an Iranian-American chef hoping to bring basic cooking genius to the …

10 Artists You Should Have Known In 2013

It's usually easy to keep up with your favorite artists. You can follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook and check them out when they come to your town.<p>Falling in love with unfamiliar bands? That's not quite as simple. There are so many aspiring musicians out there, you can't possibly listen …

Top 10 Public Radio Studio Sessions Of 2013

Every day, somewhere in America, a musician steps up to the microphone in a public radio station's studio and gives the sort of intimate performance that you'd never see in a concert hall. Given that the annual number of these special recordings climbs well into the thousands, the concept of the …

War Stories From Petula Clark

<b>Listen · 8:42</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Petula Clark's show business career spans more than 70 years, from the time of the Blitz to the era of the blog. She found signature hits, including "Downtown" and "I Know a Place," in the 1960s and '70s.<p>But she began her career decades earlier, as …

The Top 10 Folk And Americana Albums Of 2013

The best folk music released in 2013 was, almost without exception, of the intensely personal variety. These remarkable albums struggled with addiction and death, coming of age, faith and the unstoppable rhythm of change. Three of these releases came from well-loved artists making music in ways …

Despite Setbacks, Obama Finds Bright Spots In 2013

President Obama wrapped up a rough year with a White House news conference before boarding Air Force One to Hawaii with his family for the holidays. Amid all the criticism of the troubled rollout of his health care law, the government shutdown and NSA snooping, the president highlighted greater …

Texas Teacher And His Groovy Shirt Retire

For 40 years in a row as a physical education teacher, Dale Irby wore the same outfit for his school photo. He explains to NPR's Scott Simon how this annual tradition got started.<p><b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Back in 1973, Dale Irby was just beginning …

Reporter's Notebook: 'What Part Of Sacred Don't You Understand?'

<i>Laurel Morales covers Indian Country as a reporter for NPR member station KJZZ from a base in Flagstaff, which is on the edge of the country's largest reservation.</i><p>The Paris auction of 27 sacred American-Indian items earlier this month marks just the latest in a series of conflicts between what …

Grasslands Get Squeezed As Another 1.6 Million Acres Go Into Crops

<b>Listen · 5:11</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>As the year winds down, we here at NPR are looking at a few key numbers that explain the big trends of 2013.<p>Today's number: 1.6 million.<p>That's 1.6 million acres — about the area of the state of Delaware.<p>That's how much land was removed this year …

Follow Santa Claus' Lead

<b>Listen · 6:03</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><b>On-air challenge:</b> Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which, like Santa Claus, the first word starts with the letters S-A, and the second word starts with C.<p><b>Last week's challenge from listener Pete Collins of Ann Arbor, Mich.:</b> Name …

FedEx Misses Estimates, But Raised Guidance

This morning, FedEx (FDX) reported fiscal second quarter earnings of $500 million, or $1.57 per share, as revenue rose by 3% to $11.4 billion. The logistics company missed Wall Street estimates for both earnings per share and revenue, but improved guidance prompted the stock to trade higher on …

FedEx second-quarter profit misses estimate; offers holiday optimism | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - FedEx Corp (FDX.N) posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday on stronger margins and cost cuts, but results missed Wall Street estimates, which overshadowed the company’s confident forecast for the holiday shopping season.<p>A Federal Express delivery truck is seen in San …

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Republican strategist says switching to a part-time Legislature would not be good for Michigan

A bill to fix Michigan’s fireworks law is headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. The state Legislature passed the legislation almost unanimously.<p>Last …

A 'Tale Of Two Cities' As Detroit Looks To 2014

The streets outside Avalon Bakery in Detroit's Midtown are a snowy, slushy, mostly unplowed mess, and all these customers want to do is pay for their loaf of Motown Multigrain or Poletown Rye.<p>But Detroiters are a gracious, if weary, bunch. So when they see yet another reporter sticking a microphone …

A lasting friendship begins after Ann Arbor woman responds to radio story with kindness

<i>For the next few days we're featuring stories of ordinary listeners who read or heard a story on State of Opportunity and decided to give some of</i> …

One group believes switching to a part-time Legislature will be good for Michigan

Finding the hidden and fascinating stories in Detroit

A few years ago, I had a student named John Carlisle who graduated and got a job as a reporter and then editor for a bunch of weekly suburban …

Detroit News columnist talks about Duggan and Bing

In less than two weeks, Detroit will have a new mayor.<p>Mike Duggan's term begins January first. Outgoing Mayor Dave Bing has been making his "farewell …

Republican angst over gay rights in Michigan continues

The week in review: GM investment, state benefits, part-time legislature

Explaining the ‘flap’ in homophones

We may think there is a “t” sound in the word <i>hearty</i>, as in <i>hearty welcome</i>, but in fact, for most of us, there isn’t.On this week’s edition of <i>That’s</i> …