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March 25, 2010
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Seeking Friends
But It Really Is Radiolab
Distracted Driving Quiz
Capitol Steps
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ATC and TAL Collaboration:
Automakers' Lost Opportunities
photo by Frank Langfitt, NPRThe New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) plant in Fremont, Calif., a joint venture between GM and Toyota, will close at the end of March. Some auto execs see NUMMI as a lost opportunity that could have saved GM, and a reminder of the very qualities that made Toyota a company worth emulating. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports tomorrow on All Things Considered and Saturday in a special hour-long report in collaboration with PRI's This American Life.
friendsMembership Drive Seeks Friends
At the time of writing, KGOU's Be a Friend, Bring a Friend spring membership drive has about 900 friends who have stepped forward to support the station. How many will we have by 7 p.m. tomorrow? Pledge now to KGOU; be our friend and encourage your friends to do the same!
RadiolabSeeing Impostors: Radiolab Story on Morning Edition
Two different patients, two different stories -- but a shared delusion. Each is convinced that someone they love dearly is not who they say they are, but an impostor who looks exactly like their loved one. Radiolab's Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich explore this unusual disorder Tuesday, March 30 on Morning Edition
Click and Clack on Distracted Drivers:  Are You One? 
Driver Distraction CenterWith the growing number of potential distractions available to today's drivers, the Car Talk guys have some facts and some advice to minimize the chance of accidents. They've launched the Driver Distraction Center, an online resource center to promote safety behind the wheel. Check it out for Tom and Ray's tips for responsible, phone-free driving, a driving simulator, quizzes and more.
Capitol Steps 'Fool' Around April 1
Capitol StepsPolitics takes a holiday once again on Thursday, April 1 as the Capitol Steps point out the fickle, foul, and just plain foolish.  Their humorous take on issues in the news will be broadcast on April Fool's Day at 6:30 p.m., but if you can't wait for a bit of foolishness, listen to their previous parodies from their website.
NPR Picture Show: Ghosts of the West
The Picture ShowCraig Varjabedian's series of otherworldly photographs taken at Ghost Ranch, N.M., seem to be depictions of the idealized Western landscape mostly seen in movies and other unreal places. Varjabedian's series has been honored by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; you can see some of them on The Picture Show blog at