8:30am

Fri February 15, 2013
SOUND OPINIONS SUNDAY 2/17 @ 2PM

Jimmy Cliff is your guide through reggae history

Fresh off a Grammy win for Best Reggae Album, Jimmy Cliff is your personal guide through reggae history on this week's Sound Opinions.   Plus, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review guitar great Richard Thompson's latest effort, and Jim sends the late Troggs singer Reg Presley off in style.

7:38am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Why Did So Many Russian Drivers Get Such Great Meteor Videos?

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 8:58 am

One of the dashcam videos recorded Friday when a meteor appeared over Russia.
RussiaToday

7:34am

Fri February 15, 2013
Law

Attorney Advocates For Poor As Immigration Debate Continues

Jose Pertierra is an immigration lawyer from Cuba. He is well-known for defending Elian Gonzalez and works on behalf of refugees.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

As Washington debates changing the immigration system, the demand for immigration attorneys has already jumped, even without new laws in place.

Lawyers such as Jose Pertierra, a veteran immigration attorney, are trained to interpret the law, but Pertierra sees his role as much more.

Every Thursday at 6 p.m. for the past 10 years, Pertierrra is here — on the set of the Spanish language TV studios of Univision in Washington, D.C., near Capitol Hill. He does a segment on immigration where he answers viewers' questions.

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7:16am

Fri February 15, 2013
KALW Almanac

February 15, 2013


46th day of 2013, 319 remaining


Sunrise: 6;59am
Sunset: 5:49pm


29% of the moon is visible, setting at 11:48pm, rising at 9:46am


Low Tides at the Golden Gate: o9:12am/o8:54pm
High Tides: o2:47am/03:36pm


Special Celebrations today:


Today is Candlemas Day
It's National Gum Drop Day
It's Doghouse  Day
Singles Awareness Day
International Flirting week


On this day in...

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6:07am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Two-Way

'Cruise From Hell' Was A Mix Of 'Survivor' And 'Lord Of The Flies'

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 12:22 pm

After finally getting off the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, this passenger waited for a ride early Friday in Mobile, Ala.
Mark Wallheiser EPA /LANDOV

As they finally came off the Carnival cruise ship Triumph late Thursday and early Friday in Mobile, Ala., passengers from the ill-fated cruise told stories that call to mind TV's Survivor and literature's classic Lord of the Flies, the Los Angeles Times writes.

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5:24am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: DOJ Approves Penguin, Random House Merger

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 10:26 am

Books from the Penguin publishing company are displayed in a book store in London.
Leon Neal AFP/Getty Images

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

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4:58am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Salt

Fried Chicken And Waffles: The Dish The South Denied As Its Own?

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 12:02 pm

Call fried chicken and waffles a traditional Southern food, and you're liable to get accused of a damn Yankee conspiracy.

That's what we found out last week, when our story about the dangers of a Southern fried diet prompted many of you with roots in the South to protest – don't pin that dish on us! Here's a sampling of the comments we received:

"I'm a southerner, and I have never heard of fried chicken on a waffle!"

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4:49am

Fri February 15, 2013
Asia

Fishermen Benefit From Clean-Plate Fine

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 5:39 am

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Clean your plate. You heard that from your mom. Now a restaurant in Sapporo, Japan says that to its customers. If you order their signature dish, it's all you can eat - a bowl of rice topped with salmon roe - you must eat it all or pay a fine, which goes to hardworking fishermen. But one server says that hardly ever happens because most diners clean their plates.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:49am

Fri February 15, 2013
Around the Nation

Longest Known Married Couple Lives In Louisiana

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 5:39 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, with a tale about a very early love. Way back in 1931, Norma and Norman Burmah were perhaps destined to complete each other. They married shortly after meeting at a Louis Armstrong concert. They went on to run a catering business and raise a family in New Orleans, and this year became the longest-known married couple in the U.S. Norma is 99, Norman 102, and living happily ever after in their home in Louisiana. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:49am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Two-Way

'Blade Runner' Pistorius In Tears As Murder Charge Is Filed

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 6:32 am

South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius as he wept today while being charged with murder.
Antoine De Ras EPA /LANDOV

"South African 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears on Friday after he was charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend in his Pretoria house," Reuters reports from Pretoria.

According to the wire service: "The 26-year-old Olympic and Paralympic superstar stood with head bowed in front of magistrate Desmond Nair to hear the murder charge read out, then started sobbing, covering his face with his hands."

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