2:26am

Thu March 14, 2013
The Papal Succession

Election Of Pope Francis Could Signal New Start For Church

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 6:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

Not since the early centuries of the Roman Catholic Church has a pope come from outside Europe.

MONTAGNE: Pope Francis, the first pontiff ever to take that name, comes from Argentina. It's part of the zone commonly described as the Global South, regions that include sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, now home to hundreds of millions of Catholics.

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12:56am

Thu March 14, 2013
It's All Politics

It's Still Early, But GOP Hopefuls Test The Waters For 2016

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 6:34 am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, considered a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, was not invited to speak at CPAC.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

During the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that begins Thursday, a slew of men who appear to want to try their hand at leading the GOP back to the White House in 2016 will be speaking, though not every potential presidential candidate was invited.

Yes, it's four years away, but that hasn't stopped Republican hopefuls from testing the waters. There are already polls — for whatever they're worth — of potential GOP candidates.

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12:55am

Thu March 14, 2013
Working Late: Older Americans On The Job

A Retired Chicago Cop's Second Act Is At A Barbershop

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 5:43 pm

Richard Piña, 69, with customer Augustin Bustos at Rich's Den barbershop in Calumet City, Ill. Piña, who retired from the Chicago police force 12 years ago, works at his shop four or five hours a day.
Beth Rooney for NPR

Increasingly, people are continuing to work past 65. Almost a third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 70 are working, and among those older than 75, about 7 percent are still on the job. In Working Late, a series for Morning Edition, NPR profiles older adults who are still in the workforce.

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12:00am

Thu March 14, 2013

11:51pm

Wed March 13, 2013
Music Interviews

At South By Southwest, A 71-Year-Old Guitarist Makes A Belated Debut

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 9:42 am

At age 71, nearly 50 years after his first album, guitarist Harry Taussig is releasing a follow-up — and making his concert debut at South by Southwest.
Jacob Margolis for NPR

This week, about 2,000 bands from around the world are performing at various venues throughout Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest music festival. Many of the musicians are young and have had plenty of experience performing in public.

And then there's guitarist Harry Taussig, who is nearly 72 years old. On Thursday, he'll be performing live for the first time ever.

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10:44pm

Wed March 13, 2013
Cops & Courts

Meet the new leader of California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Secretary Jeffrey Beard
Courtesy of cdcr.ca.gov

Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown announced at a press conference that the prison emergency in California was over. The state had been under mandate by the U.S. Supreme Court to reduce its prison population and improve medical care for inmates, and the Governor says California has spent billions of dollars to hire more staff to ensure that the system has excellent health care. So in January, Brown signed an executive order eliminating the emergency, and filed papers to terminate the federal oversight of the mental health system.

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10:34pm

Wed March 13, 2013
Cops & Courts

Can a letter make a street safer? Oakland's Dear John Campaign will find out

Residents in Oakland's San Antonio neighborhood combat prostitution with public demonstrations and the Dear John Campaign.
EBAYC

Street prostitution is a major problem in Oakland, but arrest rates have dropped by 37 percent from 2011 to 2012. Nevertheless, community members remain vigilant. In Oakland’s San Antonio neighborhood, which includes some of the main trafficking corridors, residents are sick of the street scene. They’ve launched what’s called the Dear John Campaign to take on the street level sex trafficking that happens right outside their doors.

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6:07pm

Wed March 13, 2013
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3/16 3 pm

Liam Clancy Interview this Sat. 3 pm

Liam Clancy

We'll paint the KALW airwaves green this Saturday 3 pm on Folk Music & Beyond--a celebration of  St. Patrick's a day early with lots of Irish music plus an encore broadcast with the late Liam Clancy, founding member of the renowned Clancy Brothers.  Liam Clancy and his brothers are credited with popularizing Irish traditional music and introducing it to American audiences in the 1960's.  Clancy recalled those wild times, dodging souvenir-hunting fans, and hanging out with poet Maya Angelou.

5:45pm

Wed March 13, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 13, 2013

A conversation with the recently appointed leader of California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, fighting prostitution in Oakland by writing to the Johns, another in our series of Money Diaries, and local musician Jay Trainer.

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5:17pm

Wed March 13, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Money Diaries: Living at home while finishing school

Credit Under CC license from Flickr user 401(K)

For the next few weeks, KALW News will be presenting stories from young people in Oakland, talking about their relationships with money. It’s part of a collaboration with the Oakland-based nonprofit Game Theory Academy, which works with low-income youth to improve their economic decision-making skills. Independent producer Lisa Morehouse worked with students at Game Theory Academy to record their experiences, in pieces we’re calling Money Diaries. 

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