8:29am

Wed January 23, 2013
Middle East

Did Syrian President 'Rejoice' In Obama's Speech?

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 9:55 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, President Obama's vision for reducing gun violence includes improving access to mental health care. So we decided to ask two mental health professions who've thought a lot about violence, especially gun violence, for their perspectives on what kinds of changes they think would be helpful.

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8:29am

Wed January 23, 2013
Mental Health

How Would Better Mental Health Care Reduce Gun Violence?

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 9:55 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the Supreme Court case that established abortion rights in this country is now 40 years old, but the political and cultural fights about abortion are going on still. We'll talk about this with our panel of women commentators. That's our Beauty Shop roundtable and that's in just a few minutes.

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8:23am

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Beyonce May Have Been Live And Pre-recorded

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 8:47 am

Pat Benic DPA /LANDOV

7:56am

Wed January 23, 2013
Television

Jimmy Kimmel: Making Late Night A Family Affair

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 9:04 am

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel interviews Mel Brooks on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Randy Holmes ABC

This month, Jimmy Kimmel's late-night ABC talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, joins the 11:35 p.m. nightly lineup — which puts him in direct competition with two reining comedy kings: Jay Leno and Kimmel's idol, David Letterman.

Kimmel, who paid tribute to Letterman at the Kennedy Center Honors in December, didn't break the news to Letterman himself.

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7:45am

Wed January 23, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/23

What's Osama Doing on American Idol!?

Gurpreet Singh Sarin

What's Osama bin Laden doing on American Idol!? Sandip Roy considers the appearance of Gurpreet Singh Sarin on Fox's "American Idol." Does this young Sikh-American hold the key to changing the attitudes and misconceptions of Americans?

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6:36am

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

U.K.'s Cameron Floats Idea Of Vote ON E.U. Membership, Other Leaders Protest

British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier today in London as he spoke about a vote on E.U. membership.
Oli Scarff Getty Images

"Britain's prime minister said Wednesday he will offer citizens a vote on whether to leave the European Union if his party wins the next election, prompting warnings from fellow member states about the soundness of such a move," The Associated Press writes.

The wire service adds that:

"Cameron proposed Wednesday that his Conservative Party renegotiate the U.K.'s relationship with the European Union if it wins the next general election, expected in 2015.

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5:45am

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Manti Te'o Says He Lied After Learning 'Girlfriend' Was A Hoax

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 8:19 am

Manti Te'o during his interview with Katie Couric.
ABCNews.go.com

ABC News is beginning to release bits of Katie Couric's conversation with Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, and the first highlight the network is spotlighting is this:

"Manti Te'o briefly lied to the media and the public after discovering his online girlfriend did not exist ... he admitted in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Katie Couric."

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5:27am

Wed January 23, 2013
KALW Almanac

Wednesday January 23, 2013

1957
  • 23rd Day of 2013 / 345Remaining
  • 56 Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:7:20
  • Sunset:5:24
  • 10 Hours 4 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:2:39pm
  • Moon Set:4:35am
  • Moon’s Phase: 90 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • January 26 @ 8:40pm
  • Full Wolf Moon

Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon.

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5:16am

Wed January 23, 2013
Business

Fla. Tomato Growers Say Mexico Trade Deal Is Rotten

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 8:01 am

J. Pat Carter AP

Half of all tomatoes eaten in the U.S. come from Mexico, and tomato growers in Florida aren't happy about that. In fact, they're willing to risk a trade war to reverse the trend.

At JC Distributing In Nogales, Ariz., one misstep and you're likely to get knocked over by a pallet full of produce. Forklifts crisscross each other carrying peppers, squash and especially tomatoes from trucks backed into the warehouse loading dock.

"This is a Mexican truck being unloaded," says JC President Jaime Chamberlain. "He's just waiting for his paperwork to get back."

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5:01am

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

How Cold Is It? It's So Cold ...

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 4:20 am

Julie Caruso of Akron, Ohio, was wrapped up Tuesday as she waited in line for a White House tour. It was well below freezing in the nation's capital. Temperatures were even lower in other parts of the nation.
Kevin Lamarque Reuters /Landov
  • From the NPR Newscast: Jean Cochran on the cold wave

As Mom would say, bundle up. If you go outside today just about anywhere from North Dakota east and south through the upper Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and up into New England, it's freezing.

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