Tue January 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Consumer Confidence Drops; All Of 2012's Gains Gone

Though there have been other signs to indicate that the economy is on the upswing, many Americans aren't feeling all that good about how things are going.

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Tue January 29, 2013


Tue January 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Home Prices Continue To Rise; Housing Is Now Economic 'Bright Spot'

A sign of the times in Boca Raton, Fla. (November 2012 file photo.)
Joe Raedle Getty Images

There's more good news about the housing market this morning.

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Tue January 29, 2013
Shots - Health News

Payment Can Be Elusive For Medicare Beneficiaries In Personal Injury Cases

If you're covered by Medicare and win or settle a personal injury case, the battle for compensation isn't over.

Medicare beneficiaries who win a settlement in a personal injury liability case sometimes find their efforts are for naught because the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ends up getting the money they thought would be theirs.

A new law is expected to fix problems with the system so seniors can get what's coming to them.

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Tue January 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Dozens Of Bodies Found In Syria; Young Men Apparently Executed

CIA World Factbook

Activists and rebels in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo are reporting today that "the bodies of dozens of young men, all apparently summarily executed" have been found in and around the Quwaiq River, the BBC writes.

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Tue January 29, 2013
It's All Politics

Immigration Opponents Remain Adamant, Despite Political Risk

A woman takes the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the district office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Newark, N.J.
John Moore Getty Images

After years of inaction, immigration policy changes suddenly have notable momentum in Washington.

President Obama will address the issue in a speech Tuesday in Las Vegas — a day after a bipartisan group of senators outlined their ideas for a bill that could move through the chamber as early as this spring.

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Tue January 29, 2013

Temporary Power Reduction Tuesday Morning

This morning in the 8 o’clock hour, KALW will temporarily reduce its broadcast power for about an hour while maintenance work is being done at our transmitter site.  We expect the power reduction to last about an hour – in the meantime, our on-line streams will be going full-strength at kalw.org.

Thanks for bearing with us!


Tue January 29, 2013
KALW Almanac

Tuesday January 29, 2013

  • 29th Day of 2013 / 336 Remaining
  • 50 Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:7:15
  • Sunset:5:31
  • 10 Hours 16 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:8:27pm
  • Moon Set:8:20am
  • Moon’s Phase: 93 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • February 25 @ 12:28pm
  • Full Snow Moon
  • Full Hunger Moon

Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called

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Tue January 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Says He Enjoys Skeet Shooting; Doubtful Lawmaker Challenges Him

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 9:09 am

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who thinks she's a better shot than the president.
Roger L. Wollenberg UPI /Landov

One short exchange in a long New Republic interview of President Obama has gotten much attention:

New Republic: "Have you ever fired a gun?

Obama: "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time."

The president went on to say he has "a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations."

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Tue January 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama: Immigration Debate Not Just Policy, 'It's About People'

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 12:35 pm

A U.S. Border Patrol Agent in September 2011, along the Mexico-Arizona border.
Joshua Lott Reuters /Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Mara Liasson reports
  • On 'Morning Edition': Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

Update at 3:06 p.m. ET. 'Now Is The Time':

Talking to an audience in Las Vegas, an upbeat President Obama said that "now is the time" for "common sense comprehensive immigration reform."

While Obama echoed the pillars of immigration reform presented by a bipartisan group of senators on Monday, he also made an emotional plea for reform.

"What makes somebody American," he said, "is not just blood or birth, but allegiance to our founding principles."

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