Wed March 27, 2013


Tue March 26, 2013

It's Been An Ugly Year For College Basketball

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 1:40 am

This photo illustration released by Adidas shows the uniforms for NCAA basketball teams (from left) University of Cincinnati, University of Kansas, University of Notre Dame, Baylor University, UCLA and the University of Louisville.
Aaron Hewitt AP

There once was a wise old basketball coach named Arad McCutchan who led the Evansville Purple Aces to five national championships in the small-college division, dressing his Purple Aces in bright orange T-shirts. I've been reminded of this recently as a number of grubby athletic directors have sold out to the sporting goods companies, allowing their teams to be costumed in the most hideous outfits.

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Tue March 26, 2013

Crosscurrents: March 26, 2013

Exploring this "Latin" American life with KALW's Radio Ambulante.

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Tue March 26, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

DOMA Challenge Tests Federal Definition Of Marriage

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 10:15 am

A pro-gay-marriage protester stands in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the first of two days of oral arguments on challenges to laws that limit the definition of marriage to unions of a man and a woman.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

After weeks and months of public debate and speculation about the legal fate of same-sex marriage, the second round of arguments takes place at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.

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Tue March 26, 2013
Open Air ~ 3/28 at 1pm

A Night at the Ballet ... and in Jersey ... and Summer Shakespeare

Open Air with host David Latulippe; March 28, 2013.

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Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Myanmar Imposes New Curfews Amid Anti-Muslim Violence

A man walks amid debris of buildings destroyed during ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in Meikhtila, about 340 miles north of Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday.
Khin Maung Win AP

The government of Myanmar has imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew in three townships amid growing anti-Muslim violence that is drawing closer to the main city of Yangon.

Violence against Muslims has been a major problem in the country as President Thein Sein introduces democratic changes after decades of military rule.

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Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Gun Store Owner Says He's No Longer Selling Mark Kelly A Rifle

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 6:09 am

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly attend a news conference on March 6, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.
Joshua Lott Getty Images

A gun store owner in Arizona says he is refusing to sell Mark Kelly a semi-automatic rifle.

Kelly, along with his wife Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head during a shooting rampage at an event with her constituents, have become advocates for stricter gun controls. Kelly posted on Facebook that he had bought an AR-15. He said he didn't have possession yet, but he was planning on turning it over to Tucson Police once he did.

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Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Indian Political Row Over Sri Lanka Spills Over Into Sport

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 3:23 pm

The Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate their win against the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League final in Chennai, India, on May 27, 2012. Citing security concerns, the IPL announced Tuesday that it won't feature Sri Lankan players in the city.
Aijaz Rahi AP

A political dispute in India over relations with Sri Lanka has spilled over into the country's national pastime: cricket.

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Tue March 26, 2013
Shots - Health News

Employers Try To Spur Healthy Behaviors With Health Plan Rewards

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 3:24 pm

Chick-Fil-A employees Jennifer Cummins, right, and Joshua Figaretti work out in the gym during lunch at the company's corporate headquarters office in Hapeville, Ga. Increasingly employers are offering health plan incentives to encourage healthy behaviors from workers.
Ric Feld AP

As employers try to nudge employees toward healthy behaviors, a growing number are taking aim at the medical expense accounts linked to the health plans they offer their workers.

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Tue March 26, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

'It's Bad For Business': Employers Side With DOMA Opponents

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 2:58 pm

Starbucks is among the companies that have filed a brief against the Defense of Marriage Act, being challenged at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Drew Angerer Getty Images

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act — the federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. And among those asking the justices to strike it down is a broad cross section of corporate America.

Nearly 300 companies have filed a brief arguing that the law — called DOMA for short — hits them where it counts: their bottom lines.

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