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Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott appears in the following:

Words Matter, So Here's 'Word Matters'

Saturday, November 15, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott about the language NPR uses and why.

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Before This Blogger Moves On, He Wants To Say Thanks

Friday, April 25, 2014

As he prepares to take on a new role at NPR after nearly five years with The Two-Way, Mark Memmott wants to say, "See you later."

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New Manchester United Skipper Vows To Make Fans Smile Again

Friday, April 25, 2014

David Moyes lasted less than a season as manager of the English football (soccer) club. Longtime star player Ryan Giggs is filling in and says this is "the proudest moment" of his life.

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Recovery Of Bodies From Sunken Ferry Growing More Difficult

Friday, April 25, 2014

Authorities say divers are finding it harder and harder to get into places where passengers' bodies are still trapped. On Friday, 185 deaths had been confirmed. Another 117 people remained missing.

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Imitation Or Celebration? The Joy Of Dancing In The Streets

Friday, April 25, 2014

Striking similarities between Pharrell's "24 Hours of Happy" and an indie film also featuring dance have people talking. Alva Noë says the thing that connects the two is how we all move to music.

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Russia's Credit Rating Cut To Just Above 'Junk'

Friday, April 25, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's struggling economy have led many investors to pull their money out of Russia. So Standard & Poor's moved Friday to downgrade the nation's rating.

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Metropolis: 4/19/14

Friday, April 25, 2014

This week's two-hour mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley features new music from Factory Floor, Tensnake, Jagwar Ma, Little Dragon and much more.

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VIDEO: At White House, Girl Hands Father's Resume To First Lady

Friday, April 25, 2014

"My dad's been out of a job for three years," the 10-year-old told Michelle Obama. The youngster's mother says the family didn't know the girl would do that.

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Top Stories: Ukraine Rhetoric Heats Up; New Everest Avalanches

Friday, April 25, 2014

Also: South Korean investigators are checking the cargo load of the sunken ferry; severe weather is predicted this weekend for the Midwest; and the Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the team.

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Fresh Avalanches On Everest Appear To End Climbs In Nepal

Friday, April 25, 2014

One week after 16 Sherpas were killed, new ice falls have likely ended the chances of any summit attempts this year on the mountain's south side. Expeditions continue from the north.

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Russia Wants To Start World War III, Ukrainian Leader Charges

Friday, April 25, 2014

Accusations continue to fly. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is refusing to help resolve the crisis. Russia's foreign minister says Kerry is exaggerating. Ukraine is warning about war.

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Pope OKs Communion For The Divorced? Not So Fast, Vatican Says

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Word about what the pope reportedly said when he called a woman in Argentina set off speculation that he wants to reverse church teachings. His spokesman says that's reading too much into the story.

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Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Unity Move

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Israeli Cabinet on Thursday endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to suspend talks because the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas are moving to form a unity government.

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Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School

Thursday, April 24, 2014

More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, which sank last week. So far, at least 171 deaths have been confirmed. Another 131 people, many of them students from one school, remain missing.

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Jobless Claims Bounce Up From Earlier Weeks' Low Levels

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.

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Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The 15-year-old boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."

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No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.

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3 Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire. One victim was a doctor from Chicago. The other two were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.

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7 Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Angry residents of a favela, or slum, set fires and threw bottles after a young man's body was found. They blame police for his death. Authorities have stepped up security in advance of the World Cup.

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Government Will Try To Persuade Sherpas To Stay On Everest

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Some of the guides have reportedly packed up to leave. Shaken by the deaths last week of 16 Sherpas, many don't want to climb this year. Negotiators are headed to Everest's base camp.

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