Planet Money
11:28 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Who Decides Whether This 26-Year-Old Woman Gets A Lung Transplant?

A message from Ashley Dias.
Chana Joffe-Walt NPR

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 2:24 pm

This is the first of two stories we're doing this week on organ transplants. See the second story, What Air Traffic Can Teach Us About Kidney Transplants

Ashley Dias, 26, is waiting for lungs. She has cystic fibrosis and needs a lung transplant to survive. She's got a tracheostomy tube in her neck so she can only mouth out words.

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Favorite Sessions
11:27 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Trampled By Turtles: Midwest Bluegrass Royalty

Courtesy of Nate Ryan/The Current

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 10:52 am

It's taken a decade, but Trampled by Turtles' music has officially crossed over into the mainstream. The Minnesota band's most recent albums, Palomino and the new Stars and Satellites, have helped Trampled by Turtles make the transition from club favorite to the sort of cult sensation that draws enormous festival crowds.

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The Two-Way
11:26 am
Tue May 29, 2012

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, Who Chastised Greek Tax Evaders, Pays No Taxes

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 11:31 am

The International Monetary Fund's boss, Christine Lagarde, made a lot of Greeks very angry with an interview she gave The Guardian on Friday.

Essentially, Lagarde said she has very little sympathy for the Greeks and that if they want to solve their financial problems they should just pay their taxes.

Here's what she told the paper exactly:

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Channel 5
11:22 am
Tue May 29, 2012

NOVA: Doctors' Diaries

Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero in surgery at the Duke University Medical Center.
Jennifer Redfearn

Parts 1 & 2. The stories of seven Harvard Medical students who "NOVA" has tracked since 1987. All but one still practices medicine, though in different specialties, and the one who isn't, Cheryl Dorsey, is president of the nonprofit Echoing Green.

Part 1 airs Wednesday, June 6 at 8pm

Part 2 airs Wednesday, June 6 at 9pm

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Channel 5
11:02 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Nature, Moment of Impact: Jungle

A chameleon uses its fast, telescoping tongue to catch an insect meal.

Teeming with creatures in every shape and form, the jungle is the most diverse habitat on the planet and home to nearly half of the world’s plant and animal species. Rising hundreds of feet from the dark depths of the tropical forest floor, through layers of twisting branch and canopy full of life – this vertical landscape pushes the limits of animal engineering.

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Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!
10:56 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Sandwich Monday Memorial Day Picnic Dispatch: Piñata Cookies

The secret within.
Adam Marks

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 10:59 am

Barbecue is not only delicious, it's magnanimous. So even though it's supposed to be the star of the Memorial Day picnic, sometimes it lets the new guy have the spotlight. Such was the situation when Friend of Sandwich Monday Adam showed up with Piñata Cookies: cookies with a surprise inside. Here's a recipe.

Ian: The cookies are nice and moist. But it's nice to know if they weren't, we could bring in an 8-year-old's birthday party to beat them open with bats.

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Around the Nation
10:54 am
Tue May 29, 2012

The Fine Line Between Protecting Safety And Rights



I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, he's bringing new flavors from Latin America to places like Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Washington, D.C. We'll talk Nuevo Latino cuisine with the award-winning chef, Guillermo Pernot. That's in just a few minutes.

But first, we're going to continue our conversation with the mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu. We're talking about his administration's efforts to stop the killing in his city. Per capita, New Orleans has the highest murder rate in the country.

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Around the Nation
10:54 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Understanding New Orleans' Murder Epidemic

The murder rate in New Orleans has consistently been well above the national average. But Mayor Mitch Landrieu is searching for answers to change that. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his five-step plan to lower the murder rate, his plans to reform the police department, and being mayor of a city in recovery.

Channel 5
10:35 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Through Thin Air

This KTTZ-produced documentary takes a look at the role Glider Pilots had in World War II. A majority of the Glider Pilots trained at the South Plains Army Airfield in Lubbock.

Airs Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm.

Monkey See
10:28 am
Tue May 29, 2012

'Mad Men': Ruminations On The Buying And Selling Of Something Beautiful

Joan (Christina Hendricks) had a tough week on Mad Men.
Jordin Althaus AMC

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 11:15 am

It probably speaks to the complexity of Mad Men that the same episode can be a highlight of the series for some and a lowlight for others. Sunday night's episode, "The Other Woman," instantly became a favorite of a lot of observers and writers, but for me, it was a rarity on Mad Men: a serious and profound misstep.

I would hope it's obvious that if you haven't seen Sunday's episode and plan to watch it, you should stop reading.

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