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2:05pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Parallels

Five Years After A Quake, Chinese Cite Shoddy Reconstruction

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 4:42 pm

The wife of Li Yiqian, Yang Liming, sits in their house, which is plastered with pictures of China's leaders, an attempt to help prevent local authorities from demolishing it. Her husband has been sentenced to three years in prison for organizing a crowd to create a disturbance; she believes it's for his work in helping dispossessed villagers petition.
Louisa Lim NPR

Five years after the massive Wenchuan quake in China's Sichuan province left about 90,000 dead and missing, allegations are surfacing that corruption and official wrongdoing have plagued the five-year-long quake reconstruction effort.

The official press is full of praise for how "all Chinese have a reason to be proud of what the concerted efforts of the entire nation achieved in creating a new life for the survivors."

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5:11pm

Sun May 12, 2013
Code Switch

Checking More Than One Box: A Growing Multiracial Nation

Originally published on Sun May 12, 2013 7:35 pm

Thien-Kim Lam (left) and Larry Bright (right) with their 3-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter, are a multiracial family. They represent a growing segment of American families that are inter-racial and whose children identify as both races.
Courtesy of Thien-Kim Lam

Larry Bright holds his 3-year-old son's hand while the boy steps through a leafy playground in Silver Spring, Md., and practices counting his numbers in English.

At the top of the slide, the boy begins counting in his other language: Vietnamese.

Bright, the boy's father, is African-American; his mother, Thien Kim Lam, is Vietnamese. The couple has two children.

"They are a perfect mix between the two of us," Lam tells Arun Rath, host of weekends on All Things Considered.

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2:49pm

Sun May 12, 2013
Movies I've Seen A Million Times

The Movie Mark McKinney Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Originally published on Sun May 12, 2013 5:51 pm

A scene from Hayao Miyazaki's 1988 film, My Neighbor Totoro.
The Kobal Collection Tokuma Enterprises

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

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2:49pm

Sun May 12, 2013
Music Interviews

Balancing Influences: Saxophonist Mahanthappa Blends Styles

Originally published on Sun May 12, 2013 5:52 pm

Rudresh Mahanthappa's latest album is Gamak.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

When a single review compares an artist's work to both Mahavishnu Orchestra and The Stooges, hardcore rock music fans sit up and take notice.

That's the high praise the Los Angeles Times bestowed upon saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa.

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2:48pm

Sun May 12, 2013
All Tech Considered

New Closed-Captioning Glasses Help Deaf Go Out To The Movies

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 2:30 pm

Sony's Entertainment Access Glasses, seen here in a prototype image, display captions for deaf and hard-of-hearing moviegoers.
Sony Entertainment

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