Sat April 13, 2013

In NPR's New Building, Everything Will Be Better ... Again

Originally published on Sat April 13, 2013 7:11 am

NPR is heading to its fourth home, at 1111 North Capitol St. in Washington, D.C.
Stephen Voss NPR
  • Susan Stamberg Hosts 'All Things Considered' On July 10, 1972
  • Barbara Hoctor And Bob Edwards On 'Morning Edition,' Dec. 31, 1979
  • Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr On 'Weekend Edition,' Feb. 19, 1994
  • Susan Stamberg's Voice In NPR's Elevators At 1111 North Capitol
  • 'All Things Considered' Story On The Move From M Street In 1994

Starting Saturday, Weekend Edition is broadcasting under the fourth roof that's sheltered National Public Radio. NPR special correspondent Susan Stamberg has worked in all of the locations since NPR went on the air in 1971, and once again she shepherds us to our new home.

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Sat April 13, 2013

What Obama's Tax Proposal Could Cost Him, And Us

Originally published on Sat April 13, 2013 9:50 am

Copies of President Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2014 are distributed to Senate staff on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

President Obama's newly released tax return shows his effective income tax rate was 18.4 percent last year. He'll likely pay a somewhat higher rate in 2013, and that tax bill would be even bigger if Congress were to adopt the recommendations in the president's own budget, unveiled this week.

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Sat April 13, 2013
It's All Politics

Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

Originally published on Sat April 13, 2013 6:58 pm

United Farm Workers members were among the crowd that filled the lawn on Capitol Hill during an immigration rights rally Wednesday.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

A new immigration bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week, calling for better border security and a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants in the United States without legal status.

One big hurdle toward that was cleared this week when the United Farm Workers reached a deal with growers that would address wages and caps the number of visas allowed for new workers.

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Fri April 12, 2013
Music Interviews

Dave Matthews Takes John Denver's Music 'To Tomorrow'

Originally published on Sat April 13, 2013 7:31 am

Album cover

By the time John Denver died in a plane crash in 1997, he had written and sung a remarkable assortment of cherished music: "Rocky Mountain High," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and many more. He was often mocked by edgier musicians for being a kind of musically soft, spongy Wonderbread of a singer-songwriter. But his songs have endured — and influenced more than one generation.

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Fri April 12, 2013

Want a Career in Theatre?

On the May 5, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with producer, director, actor Barry Martin, producer, actor Taylor Bartolucci and actor James Sasser on careers in theatre: acting, directing, and starting a theatre company. Plus, listeners called in with questions about their existing or future career in the expressive arts.

Oh, and Bartolucci and Sasser sang two songs from the show they're starring in, Funny Girl, at the Napa Valley Opera House, May 10-19. I accompanied on the piano.  

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Fri April 12, 2013

Call in for a 3-Minute Workover

On the April 28, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to trying to help you solve your career conundrums. I invite you to call in for a 3-Minute Workovers. In between calls, I offer my favorite new career-related tips and tricks.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM, San Francisco.

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Fri April 12, 2013

Where Are the Jobs?!!!!

On the Apr. 21, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Milken Fellow and former California Employment Development Director Michael Bernick about where the job growth is in the Bay Area and beyond. Also, Bernick is an expert on employing people with autism spectrum disorders, especially Asperger Syndrome. We talk about that. And as usual, I invite listeners to call in with their career conundrum for a 3-Minute Workover.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM, San Francisco.

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Fri April 12, 2013

Cannabis News Roundup: April 12, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

Public Enemy No. 1 in Chicago… Grow hemp, if you dare… Political action in California… Colbert’s audience goes “whoo”… and more!

(Associated Press) // A Mexican drug lord has been named “Public Enemy No. 1” in Chicago, even though he’s never visited the city. The DEA office there says expansion by Mexican cartels into America’s heartland is among organized crime’s most serious threats to the US.

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Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Rare On-The-Job Death For Avalanche Forecaster In Utah

Craig Patterson, 34, a seven-year veteran of avalanche forecasting for the Utah Department of Transportation.
Utah Department of Transportation

Dale Atkins has been tracking hundreds of avalanche deaths for years but the fatality report that arrived from Utah Friday morning was especially shocking.

"It's way too close to home," says Atkins, the Colorado-based president of the American Avalanche Association. "It's mind numbing...it's a slashing chill."

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Fri April 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

Radio Ambulante: Otro País / Another Country

Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini, Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgrenner57/4719625096/ CC License

A Korean woman, twenty Chinese immigrants on their way to the United States, and the Argentine mafia helping to get them there. This is the story of “Alejandra,” who moves from Seoul to Buenos Aires, and almost by accident, ends up working for a criminal organization. Special thanks to the composer Marcio Doctor, who created the soundscape that accompanies this piece.

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