4:00am

Tue May 31, 2011
Business

Business News

Mary Louise Kelly has business news.

4:00am

Tue May 31, 2011
Sports

5 Years Later: Heat, Mavericks Meet Again In NBA Finals

Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the NBA Finals, which start Tuesday night. The Miami Heat takes on the Dallas Mavericks.

2:18am

Tue May 31, 2011
Live From Sasquatch 2011

Sasquatch 2011: Twin Shadow, Live In Concert

Twin Shadow perform at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.
Brittney Bush Bollay for KEXP

Language Advisory: This is a live concert recording, and may not contain language suitable for all audiences.

Twin Shadow is George Lewis, a man whose soulful, crooning vocals tease out the aching sense of longing of his lyrics. He also wrote and performed the entirety of his 2010 debut album, Forget. Produced by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, the record is filled with lovelorn synth-pop backed by crisp drum machines and sparkling electric guitars.

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12:05am

Tue May 31, 2011
Live From Sasquatch 2011

Sasquatch 2011: Gayngs, Live In Concert

Gayngs perform at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.
James Bailey for KEXP
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Language Advisory: This is a live concert recording, and may not contain language suitable for all audiences.

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12:01am

Tue May 31, 2011
Movie Interviews

Shabana Azmi, Acting On Her Convictions

Identity Crisis: Shabana Azmi stars in playwright Girish Karnad's Kennedy Center production of Broken Images, about a Hindu short-story writer who wonders if she's betrayed her language and identity by writing an English best-seller.
Courtesy of the Kennedy Center

In a typical Bollywood dance number, a beauty queen might be seen singing in the rain as she awaits her lover's return. The leading lady is known for her beauty, her dance skills and her ability to deliver a convincing lip sync.

But Shabana Azmi is not your typical Indian movie star.

Yes, she's beautiful and she'll do the mainstream dance numbers — but during her 40 years in cinema, Azmi has also portrayed women fighting for a place in Indian society.

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12:01am

Tue May 31, 2011
Making Babies: 21st Century Families

Nudging Young Women To Think About Fertility

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Since 2004, when Christy Jones launched Extend Fertility, the first U.S. company to market egg freezing as a lifestyle choice, thousands have contacted her and hundreds have undergone the procedure. But there's a troublesome disconnect.

The average age of those inquiring is 34 1/2, an ideal time to put one's biological clock on hold. But the average age of the women who actually freeze their eggs is 37 1/2, the upper edge of the recommended range.

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12:01am

Tue May 31, 2011
Asia

Criticizing Pakistan Military: Dangerous, As Is Life

Asma Jehangir, a human rights advocate and lawyer in Lahore, Pakistan, is an outspoken critic of the military.
NPR

Pakistan's powerful army faces criticism at home after Osama bin Laden's death. Some of the criticism comes at political rallies like one in Lahore, where opposition leader Nawaz Sharif stood on stage.

Sharif asked supporters if they want an independent investigation of the U.S. raid in which bin Laden was killed. He repeatedly asked the crowd, "Are you with me?"

He even got the crowd howling for an inquiry of another military misfortune — when militants attacked a naval base last week and destroyed surveillance planes.

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12:01am

Tue May 31, 2011
Latin America

El Salvador Grapples With Upswing In Drug Traffic

Members of the Salvadoran police squad "The Hawks" search suspected gang members in San Salvador.
Jason Beaubien NPR

Second in a three-part series. Read Part 1.

As Mexico's drug cartels come under sustained attack by President Felipe Calderon's forces at home, several of them have started outsourcing. Los Zetas and the powerful Sinaloan cartel have been expanding their operations in Central America, where security forces often lack the resources to confront them.

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12:01am

Tue May 31, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed

Al-Qaida's Paper Trail: A 'Treasure-Trove' For U.S.

When U.S. commandos stormed Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this month, they spent much of their time on the ground shoving papers, CDs and thumb drives into huge document bags strung around their necks. That sweep was considered an integral part of the operation, and it confirmed what the intelligence community had long believed: that bin Laden was obsessive about documenting everything.

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12:01am

Tue May 31, 2011
Space

Who Will Shuttle The Last Shuttle? The Crawler Crew

The crawler's titanic treads grip the dirt of the "crawlerway," a special road between the launch ad and the hangar-like structure where the shuttle is assembled. The road is designed to hold the combined 18 million pounds of the crawler and the shuttle it carries.
NASA

Before space shuttle Atlantis can carry astronauts up on the very last shuttle mission ever, workers on the ground first have to carry Atlantis to the launch pad.

The last shuttle launch is planned for July 8. But the shuttle's final trek to the launch pad is Tuesday night. It's a historic milestone for NASA — and a very personal one for the people in charge of taking the shuttle on this first leg of its final journey.

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