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Thu September 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: NSA Has Keys To Most Internet Encryption

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 3:12 pm

The National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md.
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The National Security Agency has the keys to most Internet encryption methods and it has gotten them by using supercomputers to break them and by enlisting the help of private IT companies, The New York Times and The Guardian are reporting.

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2:27pm

Thu September 5, 2013
World Cafe

Latin Roots: Joe Arroyo

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:35 am

Colombian singer Joe Arroyo (left) arrives at the Latin Grammy awards in 2008.
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In this installment of our Latin Roots series, The Latin Alternative co-host Ernesto Lechner discusses his favorite singer, an influential Colombian musician named Joe Arroyo.

Arroyo began singing at age 10 in the whorehouses of Cartagena. He was discovered by Fruko (a.k.a. Julio Ernesto Estrada) when he was a teenager and soon joined the salsa player's band, Fruko Y Sus Tesos.

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2:26pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Around the Nation

Sailors With Disabilities Find Freedom On The Water

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:21 pm

Members of the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors sail every weekend near San Francisco's Pier 40. The all-volunteer group serves people with a range of physical, developmental and mental disabilities.
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If you think sailing at 40 mph sounds challenging, imagine doing it all alone without the use of your arms or legs, or without hearing or with limited vision. Every weekend in San Francisco, a group of sailors with disabilities does just that, taking to the water to push their bodies to the limit.

Cristina Rubke and her father, Chris, are members of the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors. On a recent Saturday, they were at San Francisco's Pier 40, where the dock is awash in activity.

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2:26pm

Thu September 5, 2013
NPR Story

What Elevated Kale From Vegetable To Cultural Identifier?

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 4:10 pm

Of all the healthy foods you could eat, what inspires some people to wear kale T-shirts and sport kale stickers? Why do some people see kale as a part of their identities?

2:26pm

Thu September 5, 2013
NPR Story

Illegal Immigration A Hot Issue In Australian Election

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 4:10 pm

A tightly-fought Australian general election campaign reaches its climax on Saturday — and the major issues will be familiar to an American audience. With little to choose between the economic policies of the two major parties, immigration and same-sex marriage are top of the news agenda.

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