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Rundown for June 9, 2011
12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

‘Keyboard Cowboy’ Blogs To Keep Residents Safe From Fire

Springerville, Arizona resident Wesley McBride had to leave his home yesterday because of the massive Wallow wildfire. Now he says he’s acting as a “keyboard cowboy,” blogging to keep community members up to date on the fires.

12:15 PM EDT 7 Comments

Will Hospitals Make The Grade Under New Medicare Payment Plan?

Pres. Obama’s healthcare reform law is about to make sweeping changes to the way hospitals get paid through Medicare. Under the plan, hospitals who get high marks for reaching quality benchmarks will be paid more. Hospitals that don’t make the grade will be paid less.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Syrian Troops Reportedly Head To Restive North

In northern Syria, large convoys of Syrian tanks and elite troops were reportedly heading to a restive area near the border, raising the prospect of more bloodshed in a nationwide crackdown on the pro-democracy revolt against the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad.

12:45 PM EDT 2 Comments

‘A Gay Girl In Damascus’ Blog

After reports that the blogger known as “A Gay Girl In Damascus” was detained by Syrian police, questions have emerged as to whether she’s even a real person. We sort through the details with NPR senior social media strategist Andy Carvin.

12:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

Echolocation Makes Mountain Biking, Skiing Possible For The Blind

A new method of echolocation is allowing those without sight to navigate through sound, and play extreme sports.

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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.

June 3 3 Comments

‘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

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.