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  • 50 Percent Off A College Education? Not Such A Good Deal After All - NPR #branding #luxury

    50 Percent Off A College Education? Not Such A Good Deal After All : NPR Ed

    npr.org 30 Aug '15, 2am

    The top end of the higher education market is driven by prestige , and a high price can be a powerful sign of a luxury good — something not available to just anyone. In fact, Rao says he has advised his own administration at the University of Minnesota to start charging more for its e...

  • #Women In Combat Zones Can Have Trouble Getting Contraceptives #usa #ReproRights #military

    Women In Combat Zones Can Have Trouble Getting Contraceptives : Shots - Health News

    npr.org 12 Aug '15, 10pm

    i Rates of unintended pregnancy among young women in the military are about 50 percent higher than among young women in the general population, research suggests. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto Rates of unintended pregnancy among young women in the military are a...

  • New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

    New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

    npr.org 14 Jul '15, 8pm

    i Ritchy Issac (left) and Myles Linton (right) consider themselves part of sneaker culture, the subject of an exhibit now on display at the Brooklyn Museum. Ilya Marritz/WNYC hide caption itoggle caption Ilya Marritz/WNYC Ritchy Issac (left) and Myles Linton (right) consider themselve...

  • How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

    How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

    npr.org 29 Mar '15, 11am

    Lee Kuan Yew, the man who founded modern-day Singapore and died last week at age 91 , led that economic transformation. One of the most influential leaders of the 20th century, Lee was an autocrat whose tiny island-state became one of the richest places in the world, and a role model ...

  • Teen Blogger In Singapore On Trial For Sedition

    npr.org 11 May '15, 9am

    Next, we turn to the saga of a teenage blogger. Amos Yee is a political activist in Singapore. In March, he posted a video on YouTube celebrating the death of the founding ruler of Singapore. (SOUNDBITE OF YOUTUBE VIDEO, "AMOS YEE - LEE KUAN YEW IS FINALLY DEAD!") AMOS YEE: Lee Kuan Y...

  • Latin Roots: Women In Salsa | #music #news

    Latin Roots: Women In Salsa : World Cafe

    npr.org 18 Jun '15, 5pm

    , producer Aaron Levinson joins the show to discuss women in salsa. As he readily acknowledges, women have had a tough time in the genre's male-dominated world, Celia Cruz being the exception — she's arguably the most beloved figure in salsa, regardless of gender. He discusses other a...

  • How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination

    How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination : The Salt

    npr.org 15 Feb '15, 12pm

    When the government of Singapore decided to make culinary training a centerpiece of its plan to turn the island into a world-class tourist destination, it invited the Culinary Institute of America to open its first international branch on the island. Four years ago, Managing Director ...

  • Singapore Court Sentences Two Germans To Caning And Jail Over Graffiti

    Singapore Court Sentences 2 Germans To Caning And Jail Over Graffiti : The Two-Way

    npr.org 05 Mar '15, 2pm

    i Andreas Von Knorre (right), one of two German nationals arrested for vandalism in Singapore, arrives in a police car at the state court on Nov. 22, 2014. Both men were sentenced Thursday to a prison term and caning. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Roslan ...

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