All Songs Considered Blog
9:54 am
Fri May 11, 2012

The Beach Boys: 2062

The Beach Boys on their 50th Anniversary tour. (L-R) Brian Wilson, David Marks, Mike Love and Al Jardine.
Larry Marano Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 8:47 am

On Wednesday night in New York, I saw The Beach Boys play a concert. Now, if someone back in 1962 told you that the band would be still making music in 2012, you'd think them crazy. But I'm here now to tell you that you'll be able to see The Beach Boys perform in 2062.

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Shots - Health Blog
9:13 am
Fri May 11, 2012

FDA Gets Advice To Approve First Pill To Cut HIV Infections

Gilead Sciences' Truvada is a step closer to being approved as a way to prevent HIV infection.
Paul Sakuma AP

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 10:31 am

In what could mark a watershed in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a panel of experts recommended that the Food and Drug Administration give a green light to a pill that can cut the risk of infections.

The daily pill, Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences, combines two medicines that inhibit the reproduction of HIV. It's already approved as a treatment for HIV, but its use could soon expand to include protection of uninfected people.

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TED Radio Hour
8:58 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Can We Protect Food's Future And Improve School Lunch?

Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, deep in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
Mari Tefre Global Crop Diversity Trust

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 9:01 am

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Food Matters. Watch Cary Fowler's full TEDTalk — One Seed at a Time, Protecting the Future of Food -- and Ann Cooper's talk about school lunches on

About Cary Fowler's TEDTalk

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TED Radio Hour
8:57 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Does Good Flavor Equal Sustainability?

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"What's inspiring about this whole movement and this message is that it's a happy message. It's hedonism." — Chef Dan Barber
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 9:01 am

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Food Matters. Watch Chef Dan Barber's full TEDTalk — How I Fell In Love With Fish -- on

About Dan Barber's TEDTalk

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The Two-Way
8:18 am
Fri May 11, 2012

JPMorgan 'Rogue Trader' Losses Send Chills Through Markets

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 10:46 am

"It was a bad strategy. It was badly executed."

The words of JPMorgan Chase's CEO, Jamie Dimon, as he admitted late yesterday that the investment bank — or, more precisely, a single "rogue trader" working for the bank, had lost some $2 billion in the last six weeks in risky hedge-fund trades.

The news has sent chills through the markets. Shares of JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, lost 7 percent in after-hours trading and British bank Barclays lost 2.9 percent, while more than 2 percent was shaved from Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Mountain Stage
8:03 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Randall Bramblett On Mountain Stage

Randall Bramblett.
Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 9:00 am

Randall Bramblett makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Bramblett does many things well, both in this concert and on his albums.

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6:11 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Freddie Mac Names Retired JPMorgan Official CEO

Mortgage broker Freddie Mac named Donald Layton as its new chief executive officer. Layton worked for JPMorgan Chase for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004.

Around the Nation
6:10 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Alaska Man To Make Uninhabited Island His Home

Charles Baird will be alone on the island for one year. He'll able to send short text messages, but won't be receiving any. By freeing himself from all media, he expects to have enough time to make a documentary about himself.

Song Of The Day
6:03 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Brand Nubian: For The Love Of 'Momma'

Brand Nubian.
Courtesy of the artist

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Around the Nation
5:57 am
Fri May 11, 2012

18-Month-Old Girl Turns Up On No-Fly List

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 6:10 am

JetBlue Airways apologized after removing a passenger from her flight because she was on a no-fly list. The passenger looks innocent enough — maybe because she's 18 months old. Her mother told WPBF-TV in Florida that the idea her daughter is a threat was "absurd" and "made no sense."