Robert Siegel and Guy Raz read emails from listeners about Alex Chadwick's story on Monday's program. Chadwick, a former NPR colleague, took a trip down the rapids of the Green and Colorado rivers with climate activist Tim DeChristopher. Chadwick was still grieving his late wife while DeChristopher was facing a prison sentence for disrupting an auction of government oil and gas leases. Listeners were moved by Chadwick's story, though some took issue with DeChristopher's attitude about his crime.
NPR's Bob Mondello and Susan Stamberg read excerpts of two of the best submissions for Round 11 of our short story contest. They read Snowflake by Winona Wendth of Lancaster, Mass., and Geometry by Eugenie Montague of Los Angeles.
The grill "is the one and only male-dominated appliance in America," says a researcher who recently crunched the numbers. He found that men are more than twice as likely as women to be the primary grillers at home. One reason? Grilling can feel like a form of recreation.
The Federal Trade Commission is in the early stages of opening an antitrust probe into how Google runs its online display advertising business, according to a report by Bloomberg News, citing sources who want to remain anonymous because the FTC has not announced the probe.
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