The Salt
3:22 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Panera Sandwich Chain Explores 'Pay What You Want' Concept

This Panera Cares store in Chicago switched from for-profit to nonprofit this summer, and it started asking customers to pay whatever they want.
Niala Boodhoo for NPR

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 4:11 pm

The concept of "pay what you want" for goods and services is a nostalgic throwback to the days when people trusted one another just a little bit more, and it's something you expect to see at the occasional farm stand or at a hip, independent coffee shop.

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Education
3:21 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Recess In Chicago? Strike Threat Draws National Eyes

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union hold an informational picket outside Willa Cather Elementary School on Aug. 20 in Chicago. Teachers could go on strike Monday.
Sitthixay Ditthavong AP

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 10:15 am

The Chicago Public Schools system is teetering on the edge of a strike, just a week into the school year. Teachers say they'll walk out Monday morning if tense weekend negotiations don't bring a contract. It would be the first Chicago teachers strike in 25 years.

At Parker Elementary School on Chicago's South Side, students are jumping double Dutch and hula-hooping. This is the first time many of the kids on this playground have ever had recess. The playtime is part of an extended school day pushed for by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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This Day
1:40 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Poet Gerry Grubbs

Palaces of the Night by Gerry Grubbs

Local poet Gerry Grubbs shares his poem, This Day.

Author Pauline Chen
1:40 am
Fri September 7, 2012

The Red Chamber

The Red Dragon by Pauline Chen

Ohio author and former professor at Oberlin College, Pauline Chen, has published her first novel, The Red Chamber, and she joins Barbara Gray to talk about this retelling of the Chinese literary classic Dream of the Red Chamber.

Concert at the Taft
1:40 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Antibalas

New album cover from Antibalas

David Delegator shares a preview of the band Antibalas, a jazz-influenced Afropop band from Brooklyn, NY, which is coming to the Taft Theatre on September 15.

Photography Exhibit of Early Steamboats
1:40 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Cincinnati Library Hosts Steamboat Exhibit

Delta Queen

Steamboats through an Early Lens is the newest exhibit at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s main branch downtown. Jane Durrell welcomes Patricia van Skaik from the Library’s Genealogy and Local History Department to discuss this fascinating photographic exhibition and the history of steamboats in Cincinnati.

Acclaimed Exhibit Returns to Cincinnati
1:40 am
Fri September 7, 2012

A Blessing to One Another

From the exhibit "A Blessing to One Another"
  • Part 1 of "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People” from May 18th, 2005
  • Part 2 of "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People” from May 18th, 2005

Returning to Cincinnati after seven years touring the country is A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People. This interfaith exhibit will be on display in the Skirball Museum at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion beginning September 10. Lee Hay speaks with one of the exhibit’s creators, Dr. James Buchanan, and the Skirball Museum’s curator, Jennifer Jensen

Concert at CCM
1:40 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Ariel String Quartet

CCM's Quartet-in-Residence Ariel String Quartet

The Ariel String Quartet opens the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music’s new concert season on September 11. Anne Arenstein speaks with Amit Even-Tov and Jann Grunning, two members of the Quartet, about their 10th anniversary together and their new quartet-in-residence status at CCM.

Behringer Crawford Museum
1:35 am
Fri September 7, 2012

20th Annual Fresh ART

Fresh ART at the Behringer Crawford Museum in Devou Park

Behringer Crawford Museum Executive Director, Laurie Risch, talks with Mark Perzel about Fresh ART, the en plein air art event now in its 20th year. Coming up September 15th, the gala includes dinner and live auction, plus there is an online art auction.

The Big Screen
1:35 am
Fri September 7, 2012

What's New on DVD's?

DVD

It never comes as a surprise when the summertime blockbuster and family vacation movie going season comes to a close. You can almost feel that door close behind you. This year, that door closing came earlier than usual.

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