First it was the 540 McTwist by Mike McGill in 1984,

then the 720 by Tony Hawk in 1985,

then the 900 by Tony Hawk in 1999,

then the 1080 by 12-year-old Tom Schaar in 2012,

and then the second 1080 by 16-year-old Colorado Springs resident Jono Schwan this […]

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November 27, 2015 | NPR · If a concerned citizen has his way, there will be a Museum of Political Corruption in Albany, N.Y. “I tell people, quite frankly, I want to institutionalize corruption,” Bruce Roter says.

November 27, 2015 | NPR · Also this week: the virtual reality stories of three displaced children.

November 27, 2015 | NPR · The piece of rocket, most likely from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 that blew up after takeoff in June, was covered in barnacles and originally mistaken for a dead whale.

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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Our panel is on vacation, but that doesn’t mean there’s no show: in October, our host chatted with The Daily Show‘s new host about comedy, diversity, decor, visiting South Africa, and lots more.

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November 27, 2015 | AZPM · On the day after Thanksgiving, 1985, a man and a woman walked into the University of Arizona art museum and walked out with Willem de Kooning’s Woman — Ochre. An empty frame still hangs in its place.

November 26, 2015 | NPR · Burned the turkey? You’re in good company. Even accomplished chefs have suffered unsalvageable meal messes. Ruth Reichl, Jaques Pepin and Pati Jinich share their stories.


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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Hear the Scottish queer punk band perform a moving DIY ballad about loving someone who is in love with someone else.

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November 27, 2015 | WXPN · The author’s new novel looks at the history of music through the life of fictional guitarist Frankie Presto.

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November 27, 2015 | WXPN · Conor O’Brien discusses how getting comfortable in his own skin has affected his music.

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