Tue January 8, 2013
Ask Me Another ~ Tuesday at 9pm

Ask Me Another ~ New on KALW!

The cast of Ask Me Another, live at the Bell House in Brooklyn

Comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg hosts this rambunctious radio hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music from house musician Jonathan Coulton. Listeners can play along with audience members and special guests, which have included Will Shortz, Steve Gutenberg, and Dr. Ruth.  Tuesdays at 9pm.


Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

A Life Examined: Who Was The Victim So Brutally Murdered In India?

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 3:37 pm

At a vigil last week in Calcutta, India, the victim was remembered and calls were made for new laws to protect women.
Dibyangshu Sarkar AFP/Getty Images

Her death has caused outrage in India and around the world.

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Tue January 8, 2013
Around the Nation

2 Years After Giffords Shooting, Much Changed?

It's been two years since the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people and injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. To learn what has and hasn't changed since then, host Michel Martin talks with Daniel Hernandez Jr., Giffords' former intern who was credited with saving her life, and Carolyn Lukensmeyer of the National Institute for Civil Discourse.


Tue January 8, 2013
Shots - Health News

Young And Doubly Insured: A Modern Health Dilemma

Who's driving? And whose health insurer is calling the shots?

There may be worse problems to have, but overlapping health coverage can be a problem for young people nonetheless.

Many young adults have more health insurance options now that they can stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26 under the administration's health law.

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Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Gays Separated From Military Since Late '04 To Get Full Discharge Pay

Dec. 21, 2011: Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, left, kisses her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va. Gaeta's ship had returned from 80 days at sea. Their "first kiss" that day was a first of its kind for the Navy.
Brian J. Clark The Virginian-Pilot/AP

Gays who were forced to leave the U.S. military before 2011's repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy were often given honorable discharges — but were only granted about half of the discharge pay that otherwise would have been due to them.

After the settlement Monday of a class action lawsuit brought in New Mexico, about 181 such men and women will be getting the money that was withheld.

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Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Mystery: How Did Million Dollar Lottery Winner End Up Dead From Cyanide?

Urooj Khan, with his winning lottery ticket. Not long after this photo was taken, he was dead.

One day after the check was issued, million dollar lottery winner Urooj Khan was dead.

The initial report from the Cook County (Ill.) Medical Examiner's office cited natural causes.

But now, authorities say, they've determined that Khan's July 20 death was due to cyanide poisoning. So Chicago police are back on the case.

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Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Richard Ben Cramer, Winner Of Pulitzer Prize And Masterful Reporter, Dies

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 10:22 am

Richard Ben Cramer
Bill Marr Simon & Schuster

Richard Ben Cramer, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his reporting from the Middle East for the Philadelphia Inquirer and went on to write critically acclaimed books and magazine pieces, has died.

The Inquirer reports that Cramer, who was 62, "died Monday ... of lung cancer at the Johns Hopkins [Medical Institutions] in Baltimore."

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Tue January 8, 2013
KALW Almanac

Tuesday January 8, 2013

  • 8th Day of 2013 / 357 Remaining
  • 71 Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:7:25
  • Sunset:5:08
  • 9 Hours 43 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:4:04am
  • Moon Set:2:15pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 21 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • January 26 @ 8:40pm
  • Full Wolf Moon

Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon.

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Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

'Enough,' Says Giffords As She Launches Campaign For New Gun Laws

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 6:22 am

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., during her interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer.

When children are gunned down in their classrooms, as happened last month in Newtown, Conn., it's time to say "enough," former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., tells ABC News.

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Tue January 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Benghazi Attack: Only Man Who Was In Custody Is Now Free, Lawyer Says

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 6:22 am

A burned vehicle outside the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack.
Esam Omran Al-Fetori Reuters /Landov

Ali Harzi, the only person who had been known to be in custody in connection with last September's attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, has been released by authorities in his native Tunisia, the suspect's lawyer tell The Associated Press.

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