Wed December 5, 2012

Today on Your Call: Is There A Right Way To Use Military Drones?



The Obama Administration’s expanded use of drones in countries like Pakistan,Yemen, and Somalia has drawn international criticism – but it’s also more popular with Americans than other ways of waging war. What are the legal, moral, and strategic implications of using drones to kill your enemies? Is it time to change the drone assassination program?Or end it?  It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.


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Wed December 5, 2012
The Two-Way

'NY Post' Photographer: I Was Too Far Away To Reach Man Hit By Train

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 12:26 pm

Before the attack: Two men are seen talking on a New York City subway platform Monday in this framegrab from a video released by the New York City Police Department. Moments later, police say, Ki-Suk Han (whose face is obscured) was pushed on to the tracks.
New York City Police Reuters /Landov

It's a horrifying image that has sparked a passionate debate.

By now you've probably heard about the front page photo on Tuesday's New York Post of a man struggling to climb out of an approaching subway train's way. He had been pushed on to the tracks by a stranger.

Ki-Suck Han, 58, did not make it. He died from the injuries he received.

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Wed December 5, 2012
Shots - Health News

Medical Residents Work Long Hours Despite Rules

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 7:05 am

To reduce errors by doctors in training, medical educators have capped how long they can work. But enforcing the limits can be a challenge.

More than 10 years after she was a internal medicine resident, Dr. Vineet Arora still thinks about how her shifts used to end.

She says the best shift change was one that didn't require her to transfer single patient to the next bunch of residents. "A good sign out was 'nothing to do,' " she recalls. "When I trained, you worked here until your work was done."

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Wed December 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Hundreds Dead In Philippines; Port Strike Ends

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, at Tuesday night's lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree.
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Wed December 5, 2012
KALW Almanac

Wednesday December 5, 2012

1933 - Prohibition Ends (highlighted story below)
  • 340th Day of 2012 / 26 Remaining
  • 16 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:7:10
  • Sunset:4:51
  • 9 Hours 41 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:11:40pm
  • Moon Set:11:42am
  • Moon’s Phase: 68 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • December 28 @ 2:22 am
  • Full Cold Moon
  • Full Long Nights Moon

During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest.

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Wed December 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Egads! Aussie DJ Pretends To Be Queen, Gets Hospital To Talk About Kate

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 3:00 pm

Hullo: The real Queen Elizabeth II, we swear, in 1961.
PA Photos /Landov

Oh dear:

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Wed December 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Hundreds Dead, Hundreds Missing After Typhoon Slams Philippines

A woman carries a child through a flooded road on the island of Mindanao.
AFP/Getty Images

"The death toll from a typhoon that ravaged the Philippines jumped to 238 Wednesday with hundreds missing, as rescuers battled to reach areas cut off by floods and mudslides," The Manila Times writes.

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Wed December 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Deal Struck To End L.A. Port Strike; Walkout Was Delaying Billions In Goods

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 5:58 am

Work can start again: This ship, loaded with containers, was sitting beneath idle cranes Tuesday at the Port of Los Angeles.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images
  • From 'Morning Edition': Kirk Siegler and Renee Montagne

A week-old strike that "crippled the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach" and kept about $1 billion worth of goods a day from arriving on shore is set to end today.

"We've got a deal and people are going back to work," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced late last night, as our colleagues at Southern California Public Radio report.

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Wed December 5, 2012

British Burger Is Hot, Red Hot

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 6:09 am



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Wed December 5, 2012
Around the Nation

Famous Rudolph, Ohio, Postmark Will Shine On

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 6:09 am



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The famous Rudolph, Ohio postmark shines on. After the staff of the village post office was cut to one, it wasn't so clear that the 80,000 Christmas parcels and cards that flow in would get the special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer postmark. But the Toledo Blade reports nearly 75 volunteers have stepped up to keep the tradition going. Like Christmas elves, they're picking up shifts at the Rudolph post office and stamping away. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.