Letters: Cricket Match; Egyptian Cobra Melissa Block responds to emails from our listeners about the Pakistan-versus-India cricket match and the Bronx Zoo Egyptian Cobra.
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Letters: Cricket Match; Egyptian Cobra

Letters: Cricket Match; Egyptian Cobra

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Melissa Block responds to emails from our listeners about the Pakistan-versus-India cricket match and the Bronx Zoo Egyptian Cobra.

MELISSA BLOCK, Host:

Time now for your comments and a correction. In our story yesterday on the risks of twin pregnancies, one woman spoke of the difficulty and expense of her delivery.

STACY TIEZER: Within the four weeks before my twins were born, I was in and out of the hospital, plus then in the NICU for six weeks and nine weeks, plus my C-section and everything was over $600,000 that the insurance company paid.

BLOCK: Now to your comments. First, we heard from many of you in response to our story on the semifinal of the Cricket World Cup between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.

BLOCK: It was exciting to listen to and think about the high-stakes game and its broader implications on the region. One quick question: What's cricket?

BLOCK: We also heard from many of you about our treatment of a big story in New York: the escape of an Egyptian cobra from its exhibit in the Bronx Zoo. Not long after her getaway, the snake began tweeting about her adventures.

N: Holding very still at the snake exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. This is going to be hilarious.

GLINTON: Well, George Bernick of Boise, Idaho didn't think so. He writes this: Your piece was childish and stupid, far below what NPR used to be.

BLOCK: Well, Mr. Whitten, I'm afraid the fun is over. The Bronx Zoo announced today that they have found their snake, alive and well. And alas, they will no doubt limit her access to Twitter.

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