Mon January 21, 2013

What Will The Next Four Years Be About?

Hope and change were two of the watch words of President Obama's first presidential campaign. As he begins a second term, Tell Me More speaks with people gathered in the nation's capital about what they think the next four years will be about.


Mon January 21, 2013

Kevin Bacon, Seeking A TV 'Following'

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 10:46 am

Jeannane Goossen and Kevin Bacon star as FBI special agents tracing a network of serial killers in Fox's new crime drama The Following.

In the new Fox TV series The Following, Kevin Bacon plays a former FBI agent asked to help apprehend an escaped serial killer he once put behind bars. The show is from Kevin Williamson, who also created the Scream horror-movie franchise.

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Mon January 21, 2013
Author Interviews

'Double V': The Fight For Civil Rights In The U.S. Military

The fight to integrate the U.S. military began with the Revolutionary War, says author Rawn James, Jr.
Bloomsbury Press

In his new book, The Double V: How Wars, Protest and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military, author Rawn James Jr. argues that if one wants to understand the story of race in the United States, one must understand the history of African-Americans in the country's military. Since the country was founded, he tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies, the military "has continually been forced to confront what it means to segregate individuals according to race."

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Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

WATCH: 'One Today,' An Inaugural Poem

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 2:13 pm

Poet Richard Blanco is the author of City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to the Beach of the Dead and Looking for the Gulf Motel.
Nico Tucci Courtesy Richard Blanco

Today, Richard Blanco became the fifth poet to read at the inauguration of a United States president.

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Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Rapper Lupe Fiasco Booted Off Inaugural Party Stage After Criticizing Obama

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 11:49 am

Recording Artist Lupe Fiasco performs in September 2012.
Donald Bowers Getty Images

The rapper Lupe Fiasco was escorted off the stage at an unofficial inaugural ball in Washington, last night.

As Politico reports, the Grammy-nominated rapper stayed on the anti-war song "Words I Never Said" for 30 minutes. Video posted by Now This News shows Fiasco dropping lines critical of President Obama, before the lights go off and men in black suits escort him off the stage.

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Mon January 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Listen Now: SFJAZZ Center Opening Night Concert

Esperanza Spalding

This week, SF Jazz will celebrate the opening of the new SF Jazz Center.  Capping the celebration was the opening night concert hosted by Bill Cosby, and featuring performances by McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Joshua Redman, Bobby Hutcherson, Esperanza Spalding, Mary Stallings, John Handy, Pete Escovedo, the SFJAZZ Collective, and many more. 

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Mon January 21, 2013
Inauguration 2013

Transcript And Audio: Barack Obama's Second Inaugural Address

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 6:02 pm

President Barack Obama waves after his speech while Vice President Joe Biden applauds at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington on Monday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP
  • Listen To Barack Obama's Second Inaugural Address

The remarks of President Obama, as released by The White House and prepared for delivery:

Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:

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Mon January 21, 2013
Your Call

Revisiting MLK's Struggle On Inauguration Day

On today's Your Call, we'll talk about moving forward during Obama’s second term. What does the inauguration mean to you? And in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, how can we get Obama to talk about and act on economic disparity?  What’s the work to be done for our democracy? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Lisa Marie Alatorre, from the Coalition on Homelessness, who work to defend homeless and low-income people from attacks on their rights and their persons.

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Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Inauguration Ceremony: Memories In The Making

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 3:54 am

A crowd walks through downtown Washington, D.C., toward the National Mall.
Chris Usher EPA/Landov

Update 2:30 p.m. 'Hoping For Unity':

With the ceremony at the Capitol complete, spectators looked ahead to their hopes for the next four years. Speaking to NPR's Tom Dreisbach, here's what some in the crowd had to say:

"I'm looking for Washington to start getting along. I mean nobody's working together. And both sides have got to give a little bit and they've got to come to some agreement on some things."

-- Alan Dillon, 50, elementary school principal, Western Slope, Colo.

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Mon January 21, 2013

Smaller Crowds At Capitol, But 2009's Enthusiasm Persists



Steve, thanks very much. Now let's go just beyond the capital building, into the National Mall. That's where NPR's Ailsa Chang is. And she's between the Capitol, as I understand it, Ailsa, and the Washington Monument, right there in the thick of things.

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