8:43am

Fri September 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Due To Threat, University Barred Colorado Shootings Suspect, Prosecutors Say

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 10:08 am

James Holmes in a Sept. 20 sheriff's photo.
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Getty Images

The man charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater on July 20 threatened a University of Colorado psychiatrist about six weeks before the massacre and was barred from campus "as a result of those actions," according to local prosecutors.

They also say in court documents released this morning that James Holmes' alleged threat was reported to university police at the time.

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8:33am

Fri September 28, 2012
Middle East

Should The World Brace For An Iran-Israel War?

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 8:50 am

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, violence erupted at the University of Mississippi 50 years ago when an African-American student tried to enroll. We'll look back on that day in just a few minutes.

But, first, to the United Nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday, the only way to prevent Iran from attaining a nuclear bomb is to draw a clear red line.

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8:33am

Fri September 28, 2012
History

The Fight To Desegregate Ole Miss, 50 Years Later

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 2:59 pm

James Meredith is escorted by U.S. Marshals. A riot broke out in 1962 when Meredith tried to enroll at the University of Mississippi.
AP

On Sept. 30, 1962, chaos broke out at the University of Mississippi — also known as Ole Miss — after an African-American man named James Meredith attempted to enroll.

That night, students and other protesters took to the streets, burning cars and throwing rocks at the federal marshals who were tasked with protecting Meredith. By the time the riot was over, observers said the grounds looked like a war zone, and the smell of tear gas hung in the air.

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7:46am

Fri September 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Apple Is 'Extremely Sorry' For Its Much-Maligned Maps, CEO Tim Cook Says

Will it take you where you want to go? A new iPhone 5 and Apple's new mapping software.
Beck Diefenbach Reuters /Landov

How much of a "public relations disaster" has Apple's new mapping software been?

Big enough that the famously proud company has apologized — and suggested that users can turn to arch rival Google Maps instead.

In a message "to our customers" posted this morning, CEO Tim Cook says:

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7:08am

Fri September 28, 2012
The Salt

Some Grumble About Change As School Lunches Get Leaner And Greener

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 10:16 am

Michelle Kloser, School Nutrition Director for the West Salem School District in Wisconsin took this picture of Thursday's lunch, which includes baked chicken and rosemary potatoes.
Michelle Kloser for NPR

7:06am

Fri September 28, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

On today's Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. We’ll also talk about the impacts of the oil boom on communities in North Dakota and Montana. We’ll be joined by freelance journalist Evelyn Nieves, McClatchy’s Kevin Hall and 100 Reporters’ Chad Bouchard. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join us at 10am pst or leave a comment here. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Guests:

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6:50am

Fri September 28, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

'Cocaine For Snowblindness': What Polar Explorers Packed For First Aid

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 8:12 am

From left: Frank Wild, Ernest Shackleton, Dr. Eric Marshall and Jameson Adams head back to base camp after getting within 97 miles of the South Pole — closer than anyone had gotten before them — in January 1909.
Getty Images

So you're headed out to explore the frozen wilderness of the Antarctic, facing one of the most punishing climates on Earth. What kind of medical supplies do you strap onto your sledge in case of emergency, miles from any sign of civilization?

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6:33am

Fri September 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Bank Of America To Pay $2.43 Billion To Settle Class Action Lawsuit

Bank of America's corporate center in Charlotte, N.C.
Scott Olson Getty Images

While denying it did anything wrong, Bank of America announced this morning it will pay "$2.43 billion and institute certain corporate governance policies ... to settle a class action lawsuit brought in 2009 on behalf of investors who purchased or held Bank of America securities at the time the company announced plans to acquire Merrill Lynch."

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6:11am

Fri September 28, 2012
KALW Almanac

Friday September 28, 2012

1975 - Free concert in Golden Gate Park featuring the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Starship (highlighted story below)
  • 272nd Day of 2012 /94 Remaining
  • 84 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:7:03
  • Sunset:6:57
  • 11 Hours 54 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:6:01pm
  • Moon Set:5:41am
  • Moon’s Phase: 98 %
  • The Next Full Moon
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5:54am

Fri September 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Income And Spending Both Basically Flat In August

Higher prices at the pump meant the amount of money consumers spent went up last month.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Americans' personal income grew by just 0.1 percent in August from July and consumer spending would have been basically flat as well if it hadn't been for higher gasoline prices, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported this morning.

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