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Obscure Psych, Progressive and Avant Garde Jazz tunes from 68 to 74, hosted by Scott Simpson and Morrison Agen.

The Torch
10:13 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Let's Catch Up: Olympics Set Record Ratings; Venus Rolls To Third Round

Venus Williams of the United States returns a shot to Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada in their Olympic singles tennis match, played at Wimbledon. Williams won, 6-1, 6-3.
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Good morning. Today will be another big one in London — we'll have a preview of the action in a jiffy. For now, here are some stories that caught our eye:

- The London Olympics are a ratings hit, as NBC's coverage has broken records. "Through the weekend NBC averaged 35.8 million viewers in London, five million more than Beijing, and over a million more than the previous record-holder, Atlanta," says the TVNewser blog.

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The Two-Way
10:11 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Share Your Stories: Did You Do 'Bedtime Math' Or Something Like It?

A bedtime story is a longtime tradition. What about a math, science or history quiz, though?
George Marks Getty Images

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 7:14 am

  • Ashley Milne-Tyte reporting for 'Morning Edition'

Morning Edition catches up today with one New Jersey mom's way of teaching math to her children: bedtime problems "that soon became a beloved routine."

Laura Overdeck, as it says on her Bedtime Math website, "along with her husband, John, started giving math problems to their two older kids. ... [And] when their 2-year-old started hollering for his own math problem, they knew they were onto something."

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Elizabeth Shogren is an NPR News Science Desk correspondent focused on covering environment and energy issues and news.

Since she came to NPR in 2005, Shogren's reporting has covered everything from the damage caused by the BP oil spill on the ecology of the Gulf Coast, to the persistence of industrial toxic air pollution as seen by the legacy of Tonawanda Coke near Buffalo, to the impact of climate change on American icons like grizzly bears.

Meet the Music

A two hour sound stage of local musicians, recorded here at the Harriet-Parrish studios, featuring a wide variety of musical styles, with no genre left behind.

Radiolab

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

http://www.radiolab.org/

The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth Radio Hour features their most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories.

http://themoth.org/radio

TED Radio Hour

A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks.

http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/

WBOI Presents

A one-hour talk or presentation on a varied subject, usually recorded in northeast Indiana.

Tossed Jazz Salad

Tossed Jazz Salad is an eclectic mix of styles, genres, and forms of jazz presented with short commentary by host Bob Mayer.

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