10:11am

Tue February 5, 2013
City Visions: February 11, 2013

How is Oakland Managing its Unfunded Financial Liabilities?



A discussion of Oakland's fiscal health and looming pension costs.  Oakland is being challenged to find ways honor its pension and retirement obligations while providing essential city services.  How realistic is the city's Five-Year Financial Plan?  What lessons can be learned from Oakland's approach to its unfunded liabilities?


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9:54am

Tue February 5, 2013
Theater

Rebecca Luker Has 'Got Love' For Jerome Kern

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 11:39 am

Soprano Rebecca Luker made her Broadway debut as an understudy to Sarah Brightman in Phantom of the Opera in 1988.
Leslie Van Stelten Derek Bishop

For her latest album, Broadway soprano Rebecca Luker brings her live show — featuring songs by legendary theater composer Jerome Kern, recorded at the Manhattan club 54 Below — to the recording studio. The album, I Got Love: Songs of Jerome Kern, features 14 tracks and classics ranging from "Bill/Can't Help Loving That Man" to "My Husband's First Wife."

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9:34am

Tue February 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Reg Presley, Who Sang 'Wild Thing' With The Troggs, Dies

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 11:07 am

Reg Presley of The Troggs in 1967.
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  • From the NPR Newscast: A little 'Wild Thing' and Neda Ulaby's report on Reg Presley

Grab a guitar, hit those three chords (A, D, E) and take three minutes to pay your respects:

Reg Presley, who sang Wild Thing with The Troggs in 1966, is dead. He was 71 and had suffered a series of strokes recently.

The band's website says Presley "died peacefully" on Monday, "surrounded by all of his family."

NPR's Neda Ulaby tells our Newscast Desk that:

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9:17am

Tue February 5, 2013
Movie Interviews

Michael Apted, Aging With The '7 Up' Crew

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 11:39 am

Jackie, Lynn and Sue — pictured here at age 7 — are three of the children featured in the landmark 1964 documentary 7 Up. The series returns this year with 56 Up, checking in with a group of 14 men and women whose lives have been documented since they were kids.
First Run Features

Every seven years since 1964, in what's known as the Up series, Granada Television has caught us up on the lives of 14 everyday people. The subjects of the documentary series were 7 years old when it began; in the latest installment, 56 Up, they are well into middle age.

The original idea behind the series was to examine the realities of the British class system at a time when the culture was experiencing extraordinary upheaval.

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9:10am

Tue February 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Japan Says China Locked Weapons Firing Radar On One Of Its Ships

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 9:24 am

Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera speaks to reporters at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images

Marking a new escalation in tensions between countries with the world's second and third largest economies, Japan formally complained today that China had locked a military radar on one of its ships.

The Washington Post reports this was a "brief but dangerous escalation" in a continued dispute over territory. The Post adds:

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8:43am

Tue February 5, 2013
Politics

Overhauling Immigration: Asians Matter Too

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, if you're planning something special this Valentine's Day, here's another question you might want to ask that special someone first: What's your credit score? In our Money Coach today, we'll hear about why some singles are asking this question pretty early in the dating game these days.

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8:40am

Tue February 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Where In The U.S. Should You Leave 3 Hours Early For A 30-Minute Drive?

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 10:16 am

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This news got our attention, and not just because The Two-Way's home office is in the nation's capital:

Washington, D.C., and its surrounding suburbs are the worst place in the nation to be if you absolutely, positively have to get to an important appointment on time.

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8:29am

Tue February 5, 2013
Around the Nation

Why Are Rihanna And Chris Brown Back Together!?

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 8:43 am

Pop singer Rihanna recently announced she's back together with recording artist Chris Brown, after an abusive relationship and public breakup. She says he's changed, but many people say this shows just how complicated domestic abuse can be. Host Michel Martin finds out why victims reconcile and whether abusers can really change.

8:29am

Tue February 5, 2013
Education

College: How To Do More Than Just 'Get By'

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 8:43 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now we'd like to talk about education, as we often do, and we know that college students are back on campus for the spring term, and we have to assume that a good number of them are not feeling so great about the first term. Why do we say that? In large part because, as we've reported previously, the data shows that too many students are struggling, not just to get into college but to finish within a reasonable amount of time.

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8:29am

Tue February 5, 2013
Your Money

Score More Dates By Improving Your Credit

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 9:03 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, people often talk about the struggle to get into college but for many students, finishing is really the big challenge. Our next guest has some practical tips for students, to help them make it to the finish line.

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