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Hear the #NPRAspen Education Chat

Host Michel Martin checks in on the latest education conversations happening in the Twitterverse.
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Listeners Join The Aspen Conversation

Host Michel Martin checks in again on Twitter's latest online conversations about education.
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Little By Little, 911 Centers Receive Emergency Texts

In some parts of the country, you can text 911 if you have an emergency. But that technology is taking a long time to roll out. It's among the difficulties of adapting old systems to new technologies. Renee Montagne talks with Trey Forgety of the National Emergency Numbering Association about the challenges and opportunities for texting to 911.
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NSA Revelations Reverberate Through Europe

This weekend, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported that the National Security Agency has been spying on citizens and officials across the European Union. We explore the fallout.

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Computer Guys & Gal

How to keep your employees from stealing your data, which devices to pack in your beach bag and why new video apps are all the rage. The Computer Guys and Gal join Kojo to talk about the latest tech news.

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Q&A: On The Death Of Google Reader And The Future Of Reading

As Google Reader gets put to rest, we talked with Andrew McLaughlin, CEO of the relaunched Digg, about the way we consume media now and how to make sense of content overload.
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Aiming For 'Wild and Crazy' Energy Ideas

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, backs energy technologies that are too risky for investors, but offer a potentially huge payoff — if they work. The agency has gambled on flywheels, compressed air energy storage, lithium-air batteries, even wind-energy kites.
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U.S. Army Restricts Access To 'The Guardian' Website

The British newspaper was the first to publish recently leaked information about top secret U.S. government surveillance programs.
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Please Text And Tweet During This Theater Performance

A play that encourages the audience to keep its phones on, take photos and live-tweet the characters onstage. "All it really did was give me a chance to check my email during the show," contributor Noah Nelson writes.
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Game Console Ouya Lures Buyers With $99 Price Tag

A $99 video game console funded through Kickstarter went on sale this week. Ouya is significantly cheaper than the big-brand consoles and also relies on a different business model. Games are sold through something like an app store, allowing customers to sample them before buying.

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