8:40am

Wed November 21, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Double Thanks

Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 9:58 am

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8:34am

Wed November 21, 2012
Israeli-Palestinian Coverage

Egypt's Evolving Role In Israel-Gaza Conflict

Originally published on Sun November 25, 2012 7:00 am

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, the novel "The Round House" won this year's National Book Award for fiction. We'll talk with author Louise Erdrich about the story and the award. That's just ahead.

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7:54am

Wed November 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Does Frodo Know? There's Rumbling Near 'Mount Doom'

A massive plume of ash billows up into the sky as Mount Tongariro erupts at Tongariro National Park earlier today in New Zealand.
Reuters /Landov

7:45am

Wed November 21, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata for Nov. 21, 2012

Good Night Mr. Kissinger

Museum in Dhaka
Sandip Roy

What would you do if you were a Bangladeshi waiter in New York and suddenly found yourself serving the bogeyman of your national nightmare – Henry Kissinger?

It’s been over 40 years since Bangladesh became independent but as Anis makes clear it still loves to hate Henry Kissinger.  In 1971 he was the national security advisor and as Pakistani troops tried to brutally crush the independence movement in what became Bangladesh, Henry Kissinger sided with Pakistan because that was his corridor to Beijing. And Bangladeshis remember that.

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6:50am

Wed November 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho Shot; 'Prognosis Is Not Good'

March 1, 1997: Hector "Macho" Camacho watches as "Sugar" Ray Leonard falls to the canvas during action in the fifth round of their fight.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

"Former world boxing champion Hector 'Macho"' Camacho went into cardiac arrest Wednesday morning but was stabilized by doctors after being shot in the face Tuesday outside of San Juan, Puerto Rico," ESPN reports.

It adds that:

"The situation with 'Macho' is very delicate," Centro Medico director Dr. Ernesto Torres told reporters during a 7 a.m. media briefing on Wednesday. "The prognosis is not good."

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6:49am

Wed November 21, 2012
Middle East

In Cairo, Efforts To Reach Mideast Cease-Fire

Originally published on Sun November 25, 2012 6:55 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Let's turn now to the urgent diplomatic efforts underway. Secretary of State Clinton is now in Cairo, meeting with Egyptian leaders in efforts to reach a ceasefire. NPR's Leila Fadel joins us from Cairo to discuss the latest.

Good morning.

LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: Good morning.

MONTAGNE: So what do you know about what's happening on the diplomatic front today there in Cairo?

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5:49am

Wed November 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Drop; But Superstorm Sandy's Effects Still Being Felt

The scene at a career fair last month in New York City.
Mike Segar Reuters /Landov

There were 410,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 41,000 from the level of the week before — when the number of applications soared because of the lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy.

The Employment and Training Administration just released the latest figure. At 410,000, claims were still running at a pace above the pre-Sandy range of 350,000 to 400,000 a week.

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5:37am

Wed November 21, 2012
KALW Almanac

Wednesday November 21, 2012

1783 - Balloon flight over Paris (highlighted story below)
  • 326th Day of 2012 / 40 Remaining
  • 30 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:6:57
  • Sunset:4:55
  • 9 Hours 58 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:1:07pm
  • Moon Set:12:28am
  • Moon’s Phase: 63 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • November 28 @ 6:47 am
  • Full Beaver Moon
  • Full Frosts Moon

For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps fro

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5:19am

Wed November 21, 2012
The Two-Way

In Congo, Rebels Take Key City

Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 6:29 am

A M23 rebel in the streets of Goma.
Phil Moore AFP/Getty Images

After some of the worst fighting in recent years in a country where war is all-too common, rebel forces have taken control of the "strategic eastern city of Goma" in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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4:44am

Wed November 21, 2012
The Two-Way

India Executes Mumbai Attack Gunman

Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 9:42 am

Nov. 26, 2008: Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, during the attack, in Mumbai's Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminal railway station. He was executed today.
Sebastian D'Souza AP

Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman from the three-day attack on Mumbai in November 2008 that killed more than 160 people, has been hanged in India.

NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from New Delhi that the execution took place in secret inside a high-security jail in the Indian city of Pune, just days before the anniversary of the Mumbai siege:

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