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Austin Lakefront Institution Closes Doors For Lack Of Water

Carlos'n Charlie's, a restaurant on Austin's Lake Travis that has long been a place for boaters and bathers to hang out in the summer, is closing its doors after Labor Day because the lake has receded. Guest host Wade Goodwyn speaks with Pete Clark, part-owner of the restaurant.
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Making It On Minimum Wage

Joanna Cruz, a New Jersey mother of three who works as a cook at a convenience store, wrote in an online essay that "too often, people think that individuals on public assistance programs are lazy. I would like for them to spend one day in my shoes." She shares what it's like to support a family on minimum wage with guest host Wade Goodwyn.
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College Football Season Starts

Alabama starts the year ranked No. 1, but after the playoffs, rankings will be less subjective. Guest host Wade Goodwyn checks in with NPR's Mike Pesca for a preview of the sports ahead: the start of the NFL season, the concussion settlement and a look at the 2013 college football.
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Obama's Nod To Congress Could Be Smart Politics

Members of Congress have been arguing for a week that the president should seek their approval on a military response to Syria. Now that Obama has agreed, it may be a case of "careful what you wish for." Guest host Wade Goodwyn asks NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson what Congress might do.
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Pentagon Is Cautious On Possible Syria Strikes

Military officials are concerned that a limited strike against Syria could prompt the Assad regime to target civilians with more conventional weapons. Guest host Wade Goodwyn speaks with NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman.
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Congress Gets Its Say On Syria

Many members of Congress had been clamoring for President Obama to come to Capitol Hill for permission before striking Syria, but some Republicans say he should have acted without waiting for approval. Guest host Wade Goodwyn talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang on how Congress may vote.
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In The Classroom, Jill Biden Is A Teacher First

Jill Biden's most visible role is second lady, wife to Vice President Joe Biden. But she has also had her own career as a teacher for more than three decades. She joins NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about her challenges and successes as an educator.
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With Modern Makeovers, America's Libraries Are Branching Out

Library or Apple store? The Digital Commons at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C., has more screens than it does books. It's just one example of the many ways libraries are remodeling to meet the needs of 21st century users.
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Discovering The Small Miracle Of The Soup Dumpling

Soup dumplings are a miracle of transubstantiation, and the reciprocal of every other dumpling you've had. If they're made right, the dough will release the broth and fade away as you snap through the meaty filling.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Same-Sex Marriage

Two months after she joined a landmark Supreme Court ruling that said the federal government must recognize gay marriages, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday was reportedly officiating such a wedding.

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