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Radio Diaries Revisited

Sixteen years ago, a group of teenagers from around the country were given tape recorders to document their lives for the series "Teenage Diaries." Two of the original diarists join us to talk about their lives today.

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One Reason Twitter's Confident About Its Ad Possibilities

The social media giant that made its name on 140-character messages is set to debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week. These numbers help explain why the company is bullish about making millions in advertising.
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'Bloomberg Markets' Magazine Reveals Hidden Billionaires

The world's top 100 billionaires have a combined fortune of $2.1 trillion, according to Bloomberg Markets magazine. In the latest issue out Tuesday, it lists the richest of the rich. Morning Edition's David Greene talked to editor Matthew Miller, who oversees the rankings.
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Twitter Ups Share Price Ahead Of IPO

Twitter is expected to begin selling shares to the public on Thursday. The company raised its price range to $23 to $25 per share Monday amid strong interest in the IPO. In just a few years, Twitter has influenced politics, language and the media, but it has yet to turn a profit. The company's executives believe that will change as it grabs a significant share of mobile advertising revenue.
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Why The Dearth Of Black Commediennes In 'SNL' Cast?

Scandal star Kerry Washington's turn hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live this Saturday has revived criticism of the show's lack of black female cast members. The issue was raised earlier this year when SNL announced five new cast members — four male, all white. The show's lack of black women — only three have ever been cast in 38 years — forces the show's black males to dress as black women, which echoes historic, demeaning issues for black male comics. It also keeps SNL from featuring black female characters and keeps black women from entering the farm team of America's comedy elite who launch their careers there.
WAMU 88.5

Day-After Analysis Of State Election Results

Post-election analysis of key state races and ballot initiatives across the country, including Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. Diane and her guests discuss state election results, the influence of outside money and how national trends are shaping state and local politics.

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How Much Is NPR's Brand Worth? $400 Million!*

The value of a brand doesn't include anything physical. It's just the name of the company — and all of the customer loyalty attached to that name.
WAMU 88.5

This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

From the environment to school lunches to a local campaign designed to get us dancing in our underwear, we'll bring you an eclectic array of stories on this week's "Wild Cards" show.

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Prosecutors Press Case In 'News Of The World' Phone-Tapping Trial

At the Old Bailey Courthouse in London Wednesday, the prosecution laid out the case against former journalists of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World.
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David Folkenflik: "Murdoch's World"

Former editors at Rupert Murdoch's London papers face trial this week for their alleged role in hacking peoples' telephones. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik takes an in-depth look at the scandal and how Murdoch built his empire.

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