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Wed January 18, 2012
NPR Story

Ambassador Locke Shares His Impressions Of China

Gary Locke is Washington's ambassador to Beijing. He took over the post after Jon Huntsman left. Locke is the first U.S. ambassador to China to have roots in that country — his ancestors hail from a village in southern China. He serves at a time of enormous change, a time when many Americans see China as a threat. Ambassador Locke talks to Steve Inskeep about his impressions of China and its government.


Tue January 17, 2012

Storm Brings Welcome Powder to Colorado High Country

A near white out at the Snowmass Ski Area Monday.
Photo by Jeremy Swanson, Colorado Ski Country USA

A powerful winter storm that dumped up to two feet on some Colorado ski areas has skiers and snow boarders smiling, and resort officials breathing a sigh of relief. 

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Tue January 17, 2012

From Mega Man To Final Fantasy, Live Video Game Music

Originally published on Tue January 17, 2012 10:01 pm

Nobuo Uematsu plays keyboard with Earthbound Papas, a rock band made up of video-game soundtrack composers.
Lindsay Totty NPR


Tue January 17, 2012

Estes Park Awarded Grant to Help Cut Traffic, Improve Air Quality

Bradley Gordon Creative Commons

The town of Estes Park is getting some help from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help ease traffic congestion for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Tue January 17, 2012

Wikipedia To Protest Anti-Piracy Bill



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Remember life before Wikipedia? Well, I don't, but tomorrow, we'll all get to revisit those days. The English-language version of the online encyclopedia will shut down for 24 hours, protesting an anti-piracy bill in Congress. Visitors to Wikipedia will be encouraged to call Congress. The site's co-founder, Jimmy Wales, tweeted he hopes visitors will melt the phone systems in Washington. He also warned students: Do your homework early. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.