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Cabinet of Wonders
8:48 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Cabinet Of Wonders: Episode Five

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This week's Cabinet of Wonders lineup sing "Religious Experience" to close the show.
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Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 3:07 pm

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Krulwich Wonders...
7:58 am
Fri June 22, 2012

How Do Plants Know Which Way Is Up And Which Way Is Down?

Robert Krulwich NPR

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 3:32 pm

Think of a seed buried in a pot. Like this one:

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Monkey See
7:47 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Silverdocs Catch-Up: Poets, Politics, And George Plimpton As Himself

George Plimpton plays with the Detroit Lions in Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself.

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The Two-Way
7:21 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Breivik's Defense Asks For Acquittal

In this picture taken through bullet proof glass, mass killer Anders Behring Breivik looks on as he arrives for his trial in room 250 of Oslo's central court on June 21, 2012.
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Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 8:51 am

On the final day of confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's trial, the defense is trying to portray him as an ideologically driven political militant rather than a delusional madman in hopes of getting a lighter sentence or an outright acquittal.

Breivik, 33, an anti-Muslim extremist, has admitted to the bombing and shooting that killed 77 people in the capital Oslo.

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Around the Nation
7:00 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Wallet Lost Since The 1940's Returned To Owner



Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

We're not precisely sure how Warren Houghton lost his wallet and his baseball glove. Suffice it to say, he was a boy. In the 1940s, he accidently dropped his possessions inside a wall in a one-room schoolhouse in Cornish, New Hampshire. Sixty-seven years later, construction workers found the wallet and glove and shipped them to the owner. He is now back in possession of pictures of his family, a Boy Scout ID and a letter from his sister.