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Literally got ZERO answers right on today’s NPR’s Weekend Edition puzzle. Can you beat me? If not we are all doomed.

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During my Sunday morning drive to Birmingham I happened to catch this interview with Robin Thicke on Weekend Edition Sunday on NPR. He talks a bit about being a white soul singer and how he grew to be more conscious of race through his relationship with his wife, Paula Patton, a black actress.

Thicke isn’t afraid to talk about his race in his music, on stage and in his personal life.

“I think it’s just because that was the music I related to,” Thicke says. “And then, when I met my lady, she was president of the black student union in school. She taught me compassion and righteousness, and she taught me all these hidden things that were going on in America that most white people wouldn’t be able to understand unless they had a relationship and conversations about it with a black person who’s having the black experience in America. And her father was a Mississippi sharecropper, you know? So the respect for the journey, I think, is just inevitable, because she’s my heart and soul. I live as much in her shoes as I possibly can.”

There's More To Rhubarb Than Meets the Eye

June 10, 2013

When the marionberries tarry and the scant harvest of apricots disappoints, rhubarb offers a homely late spring bounty.

I brought in the first of the rhubarb today and made rhubarb compote. A few apples added natural sweetness and texture.

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl about the vegetable you thought you knew: rhubarb. From a 17th century geopolitical bargaining chip, to a 21st century cocktail ingredient, there’s a lot more to the story than pies.

Follow the link to hear the delightful five minute story, There’s More To Rhubarb Than Meets The Eye.

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Farewell From Host Liane Hansen”.  Chipmunks invasion. 

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NPR News and National Geographic collaborated on a story about the Paris catacombs and underground called “Life Below the City of Life:  Paris Underground.”  It’s extremely fascinating.  These spelunkers and explorers would submerge themselves underwater and find themselves in an entirely different world underneath the City of Light.  Tunnels, caverns, and wormholes that people have to squeeze through make us this labyrinth.  Eventually, the reporters found themselves in the middle of a party that looks fit to be held in a nightclub above ground.  I’m always intrigued by stories like this that describe something that I otherwise never would have known about.  There’s an audio story as well about these cataphiles.

In The Morning: Ruben Studdard Tells What Happens The Day After 'Idol' (Audio)

In The Morning: Ruben Studdard Tells What Happens The Day After ‘Idol’ (Audio)

In 2003, the life of Christopher Reuben Studdard changed for better and worse. The Alabama native captured the ears and hearts of fans across the world when he made his first appearance on American Idol. The show was coming off the success of their debut season and was looking for a new star to help keep the franchise pushing along. In comes the Velvet Teddy Bear.

Studdard would win the talent…

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In The Morning: Ruben Studdard Tells What Happens The Day After 'Idol' (Audio)

In The Morning: Ruben Studdard Tells What Happens The Day After ‘Idol’ (Audio)

In 2003, the life of Christopher Reuben Studdard changed for better and worse. The Alabama native captured the ears and hearts of fans across the world when he made his first appearance on American Idol. The show was coming off the success of their debut season and was looking for a new star to help keep the franchise pushing along. In comes the Velvet Teddy Bear.

Studdard would win the talent…

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Music by the fountain

Music by the fountain @k4nch1 @500px: Almost every weekend or maybe very often you’ll find some musicians or artists perform under this bridge / by Bethesda Fountain, Central Park.

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Recipe for a damn good weekend:

-Friday: moving day
-Saturday: tax site, coffee, Crosby’s Kitchen, wine on the couch watching Broad City
-Sunday: sleep in, leftovers for breakfast, Sox game, junk food

And now I need a face mask and multiple bottles of water. I start training tomorrow and it’s the last night at the tax site!