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5:11 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried

Alain Locke is buried at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. He lies near many of the nation's early congressmen and next to the first director of the Smithsonian's Museum of African Art.
Adam Cole NPR

Inside the cemetery, beneath the stained glass, the chapel is full. Mourners line the walls and spill out the door into the rainy day.

About 150 people are gathered for the funeral of a man who died 60 years ago.

Author and philosopher Alain Locke is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. He inspired Martin Luther King Jr., who praised him as an intellectual leader on par with Plato and Aristotle.

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Business
5:11 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

A soldier guards a pipe en route to an the Kawergosk Refinery near Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, in July. Fighting in northern Iraq forced the closure of the country's largest oil refinery, Baiji, and cut production from the Kirkuk oil field this summer.
Safin Hamed AFP/Getty Images

The price of oil has been falling — a drop that you may already have noticed at the pump. Gasoline prices have dropped noticeably since June, and oil is now well below $100 a barrel.

That decline has happened even as conflicts have flared in or near oil-producing regions. Normally, oil prices are expected to spike higher amid turmoil — so why have they been trending lower?

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Parallels
5:11 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

VThe Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performs in Baghdad. The concert was promoted by word of mouth to avoid being targeted by bombs.
Graham Smith NPR

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 6:00 pm

It's a hot night in Baghdad, and the national theatre is packed with people coming to see the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra.

They're fanning themselves with programs which picture conductor Karim Wasfi playing cello, a striking man with thick eyebrows and a pointed beard. Tonight, he'll be conducting for the first time in more than a year.

Iraq has been in the headlines lately, with extremists taking over parts of the country, American airstrikes, the militias, the politics.

But the country was once a sophisticated center for learning and the arts.

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Around the Nation
5:11 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins receives the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House. He describes the battle that earned him the medal as the toughest he saw in three tours of duty in Vietnam.
Alex Wong Getty Images

It was January 1970 and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat was on patrol with his squad in Vietnam.

"The lead soldier tripped a wire. A boobie trap. A grenade rolled toward the feet of a 20-year-old machine gunner." That 20-year-old was Sloat. And as President Obama tells it, he had a choice. The pin on the grenade had been pulled. It could explode at any moment.

The Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, was presented Monday to Sloat, posthumously, and Bennie Adkins, who also served in Vietnam. Adkins survived a harrowing battle and 18 body wounds.

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World Cafe
4:33 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

World Cafe Next: Motel Beds

Motel Beds.
Courtesy of the artist

The fun, breezy Dayton garage-rock band Motel Beds has released five albums since 2001, and just put out a best-of compilation called These Are The Days Gone By. It's hard to choose, but World Cafe: Next showcases a couple of them in this episode, including one that goes back to the group's debut.

Don't forget to download the World Cafe: Next podcast, too.

Shots - Health News
4:28 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

Maps of connections in the brain are helping researchers better understand attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Courtesy of Chandra Sripada/University of Michigan

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 5:28 pm

Scientists analyzing data from a map of connections inside the human brain have gained new insights into the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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U.S.
4:22 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Like Adrian Peterson, Majority Of U.S. Parents Use Physical Discipline

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 4:34 pm

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Trade Lingo
4:22 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

'Moths' And 'Cockroaches' A Lighting Designer's Greatest Pests

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 4:34 pm

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All Tech Considered
4:22 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

Cyberstalking victims often don't know they're being tracked through their own phone because spyware apps like mSpy use misleading labels (labeled "android.sys.process" here) and don't take up much data.
Aarti Shahani NPR

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 5:36 pm

We've looked a lot at privacy from the Big Brother standpoint: how the National Security Agency or corporate giants like Google track us online, say for political reasons or to make money from ads.

But there's another kind of privacy concern that is a lot more intimate. You could call it Little Brother, though it's really more like husbands and wives, lovers and exes who secretly watch their partners — from a distance. They are cyberstalking — using digital tools that are a lot cheaper than hiring a private detective.

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Music Reviews
4:22 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Music Reviews: 'Wired' And 'Appetite For Construction'

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 4:34 pm

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