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Rundown for January 14, 2011
12:00 PM EST Comment

Minding Your P’s And Q’s While IM’ing

Do you use your cell phone while a waiter is waiting? Do you text while talking to your friends? What is good etiquette in the age of smart phones and Facebook?

12:00 PM EST 13 Comments

MIT Professor Calls For Facing The True Costs Of Technology

MIT Professor Sherry Turkle was an early enthusiast for new interactive technologies. But after watching children play with robots, and adults romanticize their smart phones, she says it’s time to take a step back.

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Workers Find Renewable Energy Jobs Are Few And Far Between

Community colleges around the country offer green training programs for jobs like solar panel installation and wind turbine upkeep. But some students are finding those jobs hard to come by when they graduate?

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Steam Power With A Side Of Punk

Though we don’t rely on steam for power anymore, something of a steam powered revival is underway. But it’s taking place in art galleries instead of the factory floor.

Music From The Show

We heard from The Lickets, Sonny Rollins and more.

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NFL Playoffs: Time To Terminate The Trash Talk

The NY Jets have been giving their rival, the New England Patriots, a whalloping – at least when it comes to trash talk. This weekend, the two teams meet for Round Two of the playoffs. We look at the eight teams playing this weekend, who are vying for their chance at the Super Bowl.

12:00 PM EST 4 Comments

Arizona Gun Sales Surge In Wake Of Tucson Shooting

One-day sales of handguns in Arizona jumped 60 percent on January 10th — the Monday after the Arizona shooting that left six people dead and 14 injured, including Congressman Gabrielle Giffords. We speak to a gun store employee about the surge in gun sales and Arizona gun laws.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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