10:52am

Fri November 9, 2012
Author Interviews

Interrupting Violence With The Message 'Don't Shoot'

David M. Kennedy is the director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, and professor of criminal justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

Courtesy of David M. Kennedy

This interview was originally broadcast on Nov. 1, 2011. Don't Shoot is now out in paperback.

In 1985, David M. Kennedy visited Nickerson Gardens, a public housing complex in south-central Los Angeles. It was the beginning of the crack epidemic, and Nickerson Gardens was located in what was then one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America.

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10:17am

Fri November 9, 2012
The Two-Way

NASA Successfully Uses 'Interplanetary Internet' To Control Robot

Originally published on Fri November 9, 2012 4:18 pm

A diagram of a space Internet.
NASA

10:10am

Fri November 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama To Lay Down His Markers On Economy & Fiscal Cliff

Originally published on Fri November 9, 2012 11:08 am

Vice President Biden looks on as President Obama speaks at the White House.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

The post-election negotiations over taxes, the economy and the so-called fiscal cliff moved into a new phase this afternoon when President Obama stepped up to a microphone at the White House to lay out his latest thoughts about what needs to be done.

In many ways, this words were echoes from the hard-fought campaign.

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10:05am

Fri November 9, 2012
'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup

It's All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012

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Election Day has come and gone, but NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin are still trying to make sense of it all. Was it close? Well, a 50-to-48 percent popular-vote edge for President Obama certainly indicates that.

But the president won just about every battleground state, pushing his Electoral College totals into landslide proportions. And, the Democrats did far better in the Senate than anyone expected.

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9:37am

Fri November 9, 2012
Shots - Health News

How Changing Visual Cues Can Affect Attitudes About Weight

Pictures like these helped British researchers gauge people's attitudes about weight.
Courtesy of Martin Tovee

With most Americans fat or fatter, you'd think we'd be lightening up on the anti-fat attitudes.

Alas, no. Even doctors often think their overweight patients are weak-willed.

But changing negative attitudes about body size might be as simple as changing what you see. When women in England were shown photos of plus-sized women in neutral gray leotards, they became more tolerant.

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9:35am

Fri November 9, 2012
NPR Story

Boehner: To Avert Fiscal Cliff, Kill Tax Loopholes

Originally published on Fri November 9, 2012 9:46 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Here in Washington, House Speaker John Boehner addressed a major economic issue this morning. In a press conference, the Republican talked about the so-called fiscal cliff. That's the combination of higher tax rates and spending cuts due to take effect at the end of this year.

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9:22am

Fri November 9, 2012
Music Reviews

Cody ChesnuTT Contains A Universe On 'Hundred'

Originally published on Fri November 9, 2012 10:52 am

Cody ChesnuTT is the best sort of egomaniac: On Landing on a Hundred, he's preachy but delightful.
Courtesy of the artist

Cody ChesnuTT is the best sort of egomaniac. He places himself at the center of his musical universe; he contains that universe within him. On his new album, Landing on a Hundred, he sings one song in the voice of the entire continent of Africa.

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9:06am

Fri November 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Iran Says It Shot At U.S. Drone, Because It Trespassed

In this Sept. 6, 2007 photo, an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle flies over a range in Nevada.
MSgt. Scott Reed AP

The Iranian defense minister confirmed today that his forces had shot a U.S. drone. But Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said it shot at the MQ1 Predator drone because it had trespassed into its airspace, The New York Times reports.

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9:00am

Fri November 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Mohammed Nejad

Courtesy of www.ancient-future.com/nejad.html

Mohammed Nejad is a Classical Persian musician. He's performing and holding a workshop on Persian Classical music on Sunday morning ‚Äčat the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in Oakland, from¬†9am-11am, as part of the weekend-long Doorway to Islamic Civilization event.

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8:56am

Fri November 9, 2012
Faith Matters

Black Voters Rethinking Gay Marriage?

Originally published on Fri November 9, 2012 9:17 am

On Election Day, Washington, Maine and Maryland states voted to legalize same-sex marriage, stopping a 32-state losing streak. In Maryland, African-American faith leaders took vocal positions on both sides of the issue, and host Michel Martin hears from two of them: Reverend Delman Coates and Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr.

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