12:48am

Wed December 19, 2012
Shots - Health News

Fake Malaria Drugs Fuel Rise Of Drug-Resistant Disease

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 2:44 am

In rural areas of Myanmar, villagers can buy inexpensive packets of drugs, called Ya Chut, when they have malaria. But these local remedies often don't contain adequate amounts of malaria medicines.
Ben de la Cruz NPR

Counterfeit drugs are a growing scourge around the world. They're generating millions of dollars in revenue for organized crime and fueling the rise of drug-resistant parasites.

Anti-malarials are among the most popular drugs to fake. But these faux pharmaceuticals are particularly dangerous because malaria can kill a person in a matter of days.

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12:00am

Wed December 19, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Key member of Obama Messaging Team to Appear on Work with Marty Nemko

Key member of President Obama's sophisticated (and obviously successful) messaging team, Dr. Robert Cialdini will, on Jan 13, 2013, be the guest on Work with Marty Nemko. The author of the definitive book in the field, Influence. Cialdini will discuss the arcane science of influencing people. Crucial at work and outside. His website is www.influenceatwork.com.

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12:00am

Wed December 19, 2012
Books of 2012

Your Call's best books of 2012

See the full list of recommendations from our bookworld specialists, and from other listeners!

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7:03pm

Tue December 18, 2012
Sweetness And Light

Time For Gun Owners To Be Good Sports About Gun Restrictions

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 2:44 am

Frank Deford says those who have the potential to reduce the gun violence are people who own guns and who are good sports.
LeightonPhotography iStockphoto.com

I've never had any interest in hunting. Among other things, I'm a terrible shot, but I have friends who hunt, and it appears to me to be a perfectly reasonable sports hobby — certainly every bit as honorable as fantasy football. Moreover, shooting a deer or a duck with a bullet seems to me no more inhuman than catching a trout or a marlin with a hook.

Oh, sometimes I get a little piqued that those who hunt and fish are ennobled as "sportsmen," while people who play golf are just golfers and people who bowl are just bowlers. But then, that's just me being picayune.

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6:23pm

Tue December 18, 2012
Holiday Specials * 2012 *

Friday at 9pm: A Chanticleer Christmas

The glorious voices of San Francisco-based Chanticleer offers music that spans the globe and the centuries – from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.  Brian Newhouse is your host.  Friday, December 21 at 9pm.  (See all of our holiday specials here.)

6:16pm

Tue December 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

Holiday Show from Open Air

This week, host David Latulippe is joined by writer and longtime contributor to “Open Air,” Peter Robinson, for a special holiday-themed show that focuses on well- and lesser-known holiday music - including Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" sung by Roches (sisters Maggie, Suzy, & Terry) and lesbians (Venus Envy, with some...interesting...word changes).  Plus, Peter's observations on Charles Dickens, the San Francisco Girls' Chorus singing "Silent Night" and some advice for traveling near and far.  Originally broadcast on Thursday, 12/20/12 at 1pm.


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5:01pm

Tue December 18, 2012
Crosscurrents Podcast

Crosscurrents: December 18, 2012

Market Street in San Francisco: its past, present, and future.

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3:25pm

Tue December 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Michigan's Snyder Vetoes Bill Allowing Concealed Guns In Schools

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 3:50 am

Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill that would have allowed concealed pistols to be carried in schools and other places where they had been banned. The Michigan legislature had approved the legislation when its lame-duck session ended Thursday — one day before the Newtown elementary school shootings.

As NPR's Rick Pluta reported for today's Morning Edition, Snyder has said that Friday's tragedy played a role in his consideration of the bill:

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3:23pm

Tue December 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Our Pancakes Are Saved! Charges Filed In Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 3:51 am

Fresh maple syrup in two maple leaf-shaped bottles, with other bottles behind. Police officials have arrested three men who allegedly siphoned the sweet treat from 16,000 storage barrels stored in a Quebec warehouse.
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After months on their sticky trail, Canadian police have finally fingered the people allegedly involved in the great Canadian maple syrup caper Bill Chappell told us about in August.

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3:21pm

Tue December 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Parents of Slain Children Share Memories At Newtown Funerals

This photo provided by the family shows Jessica Rekos. Rekos, 6, who was killed Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn.,
AP

Two more funerals were held in Newtown, Conn., Tuesday, for first-graders James Mattioli and Jessica Rekos. The two children were killed in the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week.

The Connecticut Post reports that James, 6, was born four weeks early — and that "his family would quip that it was because he was hungry."

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