5:42am

Wed March 27, 2013
KALW Almanac

Wednesday March 27, 2013

1912
  • 86th Day of 2013 / 279 Remaining
  • 86 Days Until The First Day of Summer
  • Sunrise:7:00
  • Sunset:7:29
  • 12 Hours 29 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:8:16pm
  • Moon Set:6:58am
  • Full Moon
  • March 27 @ 2:30am
  • Full Worm Moon
  • Full Crust Moon
  • Full Lenten Moon
  • Full Crow Moon
  • Full Sap Moon

As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm cast

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5:10am

Wed March 27, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Bus Driver Keeps His Head As Light Pole Smashes Through Windshield

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 8:38 am

Bus driver Mao Zhihao saw that blue light pole just in time. It came smashing through the windshield, but he was able to get out of the way.
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(Note: Don't click on the videos we're writing about here unless you're prepared to be scared.)

Mao Zhihao is lucky to be alive, and his passengers are lucky he reacted quickly.

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4:25am

Wed March 27, 2013
Food

Mount Vernon Visitors Can Sip History

A batch of George Washington's straight rye whiskey is being made in a reconstruction of his old distillery. Historians who have tasted it say it's very bad rye whiskey.

4:22am

Wed March 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Petraeus Apologizes, Says Fall From Grace Was 'My Own Doing'

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 8:33 am

Former CIA director and retired Gen. David Petraeus during his address Tuesday at the University of Southern California.
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Stepping out of the shadows and into the spotlight for one of the first times since he resigned from his job last November because of an extramarital affair, former CIA Director David Petraeus said Tuesday night he is "keenly aware that the reason for my recent journey was my own doing."

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4:15am

Wed March 27, 2013
Europe

Winter Olympic Organizers Worry About Snow Shortage

In Russia, they've started stockpiling snow for 2014 after an unusually warm winter in the city of Sochi. The snow is being stored high up in the mountains, and coated with a "special thermo seal" to prevent it from melting.

4:13am

Wed March 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Fifty Shades Of Greenbacks: Random House Profits Jump

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 7:18 am

cover of Fifty Shades Freed

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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3:42am

Wed March 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Day 1 Didn't Tell Us Too Much About Day 2 Of Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 8:22 am

An artist's sketch of the scene inside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
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  • From 'Morning Edition': Nina Totenberg previews Wednesday's case

As we wait for the Supreme Court to convene again at 10 a.m. ET and begin the second of two historic days of oral arguments focusing on legal issues surrounding same-sex marriage, there's a natural question:

Did Day 1 — a case about California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage — tell us much about how the justices will tackle Wednesday's case?

NPR's Nina Totenberg told us Tuesday that the short answer is no.

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1:40am

Wed March 27, 2013
Business

Analyzing T-Mobile's Change In Price Strategy

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 3:38 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And to talk more about T-Mobile's new pricing strategy, we reached Rich Jaroslovsky. He's technology commentator for Bloomberg News and a regular guest on our program. And Rich sounds busy there in the Bloomberg newsroom in San Francisco. How are you?

RICH JAROSLOVSKY: I'm fine.

GREENE: Let's talk about what we're hearing from T-Mobile. I mean, how radical a change is this for a U.S. carrier?

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1:40am

Wed March 27, 2013
Sports

U.S. Men's Soccer Team Ties With Mexico

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 2:56 am

Brad Guzan swatted away shot after shot and the U.S. team hung on for a 0-0 draw with Mexico Tuesday night. The U.S. earned only its second point in a World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium.

1:40am

Wed March 27, 2013
Business

T-Mobile: Adds iPhone Ditches 2-Year Contracts

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 3:05 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Mobile phone carrier T-Mobile is trying to lift itself out of fourth place. At a press conference yesterday, it announced it was adding the iPhone to its line up and ditching two-year contracts.

But NPR's Laura Sydell reports that may not be enough.

LAURA SYDELL, BYLINE: T-Mobile took a lot of digs at the two-year contracts all mobile carriers offer at its Manhattan press conference. It opened with real woman on the street video.

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