5:38am

Thu October 18, 2012
KALW Almanac

Thursday October 18, 2012

1933 - R Buckminster Fuller's "Dymaxion" car (highlighted story below)
  • 292nd Day of 2012 / 74 Remaining
  • 64 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:7:21
  • Sunset:6:28
  • 11 Hours 7 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise: 11:06am
  • Moon Set:9:13pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 15 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • October 29 @ 12:50 pm
  • Full Hunter’s Moon
  • Full Harvest Moon

This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon.

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5:06am

Thu October 18, 2012
The Two-Way

'Newsweek' Kills Its Print Edition

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 5:40 am

Say goodbye.
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Saying that "we have reached a tipping point at which we can most efficiently and effectively reach our readers in all-digital format," editor Tina Brown announced this morning that Newsweek's Dec. 31 issue will be its last print edition.

Going forward, she said:

"Newsweek will expand its rapidly growing tablet and online presence, as well as its successful global partnerships and events business.

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4:42am

Thu October 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Tough Times, Even Higher Debts For College Graduates

How bright is their future? Students at Barnard College's graduation ceremony last May.
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Two-thirds of American college graduates left school last year with student loan debt hanging over their heads and the average amount they owed was $26,600, up 5 percent from the previous year. They also walked into a "tough job market" that was only marginally more friendly than in 2010, according to a report released today by the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS).

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4:40am

Thu October 18, 2012
Europe

Marie Antoinette's Slippers Sell At Auction

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 9:11 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Back in the late 1700s, the resentful subjects of France's Marie Antoinette gave her the nickname Madame Deficit. The queen's extravagant lifestyle ended at the guillotine. But she left behind some treasures, including a delicate pair of green and pink silk striped slippers. On the anniversary of her execution this week, they were sold by a Parisian auction house at a price fit for a queen - more than $65,000. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

4:31am

Thu October 18, 2012
Around the Nation

New Yorker Waits To Cash Winning Lottery Ticket

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 9:11 am

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4:18am

Thu October 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Week After Latest Death Rumors, Cubans Get Letter From Fidel Castro

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 4:19 am

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro in March, when Pope Benedict XVI visited Havana.
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One week after the latest rumors of his death, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has emerged — sort of — in a letter he's said to have written.

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4:10am

Thu October 18, 2012
Election 2012

Republican Governors Gear Up For Election Gains

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the keynote address during last month's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Christie's election in 2009 was part of the first wave of Republican gubernatorial victories.
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While the presidential election consumes the nation's attention, the Republican Party is poised to expand its dominance of state politics with this year's contests for governor.

If predictions of strategists in both parties and polling prove correct, the November elections could give the Republicans their highest number of governors in 91 years.

Among the current governors, 29 are Republicans, 20 Democrats and one is an independent. Next month, Republican candidates could take away as many as five governorships from Democrats.

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3:49am

Thu October 18, 2012
Analysis

Debate Polls Indicate Obama Impressed Viewers

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 9:11 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And the Governor is one of many politicians from both parties who we're hearing from in this election season. Was it the town hall or a town brawl? That's what some pundits are asking a day after the very heated second presidential debate, between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

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1:37am

Thu October 18, 2012
Business

Lance Armstrong Parts Ways With Livestrong, Nike

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 9:11 am

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1:37am

Thu October 18, 2012
National Security

Bangladeshi Man Arrested In N.Y. Bomb Plot

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 9:11 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

A young Bangladeshi man has been charged with conspiring to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in lower Manhattan. New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly commented on the arrest at a press conference last night.

RAYMOND KELLY: This individual came here for the purpose of doing a terrorist act.

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