10:26am

Tue January 8, 2013
Your Money

Havens Are Turning Hellish For Tax Avoiders

Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 4:43 am

A man enters a UBS bank in Hong Kong last month. The Swiss banking giant agreed in 2009 to identify the names of its U.S. account holders, part of a push by banking regulators to make it harder to hide income.
Dale de la Rey AFP/Getty Images

Time was that a Swiss bank account was synonymous with confidentiality and keeping assets from prying eyes. No more.

Last week, Switzerland's oldest bank, Wegelin & Co., pleaded guilty in a New York court to helping Americans hide $1.2 billion from the Internal Revenue Service over a decade-long period. Wegelin's plea, and a $57.8 million fine, forced the bank to shut its doors. It follows a $780 million settlement with UBS in 2009 that forced the Swiss banking giant to identify the names of its U.S. account holders.

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10:08am

Tue January 8, 2013
The Salt

Elvis Left The Building Long Ago, But His Food (And Music) Lives On

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 4:12 pm

A still-trim Elvis Presley enjoys a sandwich in 1958. His love of fatty foods hadn't caught up to him yet.
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Elvis Presley was better known for his music than his gourmet tastes. But he did have a famous affinity for the fried goodness of the American South — and he had the waistline to prove it.

In honor of what would have been the King of Rock 'n' Roll's 78th birthday, let's take a look at some of his legendary eating habits.

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9:59am

Tue January 8, 2013
City Visions: January 14th, 2013

Hazy Future: New Opportunities and Conflicts for Marijuana Legalization in CA

New Opportunities and Conflicts for Marijuana Legalization in California

City Visions explores the policy conflicts facing the marijuana legalization movement in California. Do the recent ballot victories in Colorado and Washington provide new momentum for cannabis legalization in the Golden State? Or will enforcement of federal law by the Department of Justice prevent California from forging its own vision for the use and sale of marijuana?  Host Victoria Thorp discusses these questions and more with guests Dr. Robert MacCoun, Professor of Public Policy and Law, UC Berkeley, Beau Kilmer, Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Institute's Drug Policy Research Center, and Dale Gieringer, Director of Cal NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).

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9:47am

Tue January 8, 2013
Music Reviews

The Unsung Pioneer Of Louisiana Swamp-Pop

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 10:50 am

Joe Barry was a pioneer of "swamp-pop" in the early 1960s.
Johnny Vallis

Southern Louisiana in the early 1960s was a hotbed of musical creativity among youngsters who'd been raised listening to French-language country music and Fats Domino. They combined those — and other — influences to make what's now called "swamp pop." Joe Barry was a pioneer in this area who should have been much bigger.

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9:36am

Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Must-See Or Must-Avoid TV? Alex Jones Rails On Piers Morgan

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 12:18 pm

Piers Morgan, left, and Alex Jones on Monday night.
CNN.com

There's really not much we need to add regarding Monday night's "discussion" about guns and gun control on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight. Everyone's perfectly capable of forming their own opinions.

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9:35am

Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Medgar Evers' Widow Will Deliver Invocation Prayer At Inauguration

Myrlie Evers-Williams, seen here in 2010, will deliver the invocation at President Obama's second inauguration on Jan. 21.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

The widow of slain Civil Rights organizer Medgar Evers will deliver the invocation at President Obama's inauguration. Myrlie Evers-Williams will become the first woman, and someone other than clergy, to say the prayer that precedes the ceremonial oath of office, as The Washington Post reports.

The inaugural ceremony will take place on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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8:35am

Tue January 8, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

TED Radio Hour ~ New on KALW!

Ryan Lash

There is no greater opening to possibility than the birth of an idea, created out of inspired imagination and spread far and wide at the speed of light. It is with total delight that we announce the TED Radio Hour. "Talks" from the legendary TED stage are coming to radio for the first time and in a new format that will intrigue curious listeners and stir the imagination. 

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8:35am

Tue January 8, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

TED Radio Hour ~ New on KALW!

Ryan Lash

There is no greater opening to possibility than the birth of an idea, created out of inspired imagination and spread far and wide at the speed of light. It is with total delight that we announce the TED Radio Hour. "Talks" from the legendary TED stage are coming to radio for the first time and in a new format that will intrigue curious listeners and stir the imagination. 

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8:29am

Tue January 8, 2013
Ask Me Another ~ Tuesday at 9pm

Ask Me Another ~ New on KALW!

The cast of Ask Me Another, live at the Bell House in Brooklyn

Comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg hosts this rambunctious radio hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music from house musician Jonathan Coulton. Listeners can play along with audience members and special guests, which have included Will Shortz, Steve Gutenberg, and Dr. Ruth.  Tuesdays at 9pm.

8:18am

Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

A Life Examined: Who Was The Victim So Brutally Murdered In India?

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 3:37 pm

At a vigil last week in Calcutta, India, the victim was remembered and calls were made for new laws to protect women.
Dibyangshu Sarkar AFP/Getty Images

Her death has caused outrage in India and around the world.

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