2:37am

Thu September 13, 2012
NPR Story

Anti-Islam Filmmaker Still A Mystery

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 2:45 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

So we've heard the film clips. A bigger question is who is really producing that film. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.

CARRIE KAHN, BYLINE: The movie was shot in Los Angeles County sometime last August, under the name "Desert Warriors." It's full of choppy dialogue, bad acting and scenes of a buffoonish Muhammad.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "THE INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: And this shall be the first Muslim animal. His name is Yafour. No, Yafour does not like the women.

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2:37am

Thu September 13, 2012
NPR Story

Buddhist Meditation: A Management Skill?

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 11:07 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Companies like Google, General Mills and insurance giant Aetna are teaching yoga and meditation in the workplace to help combat stress. Now some business schools are teaching aspiring MBAs the techniques, as well. Reporter Lisa Napoli visited one school in Southern California offering mindfulness as a management skill.

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12:36am

Thu September 13, 2012
It's All Politics

In The Ohio River Valley, Voters Aren't Sure Either Candidate Can Help

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 7:17 pm

Towns near the Ohio River, including Steubenville, seen here in 2009, are home to many undecided voters. One of them, Brian Snider, says, "This is pretty much a ghost town."
Rick Gershon Getty Images

Most of the election-year attention Ohio gets is focused on the heavily Democratic areas in the northeast around Cleveland, or in GOP strongholds in rural areas and in the south around Cincinnati.

But it's also worth keeping a close eye on the state's less-traveled southeastern border with Pennsylvania and West Virginia — the Ohio River Valley. It's a place where there is a lot of doubt about how much either candidate can help.

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12:35am

Thu September 13, 2012
Music

Another Reason To Skip Sleep: Indian Classical Music

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 11:23 am

Tabla player and concert organizer Samir Chatterjee plays alongside flutist Ronu Majumdar at Chhandayan's annual all-night concert in New York City in May.
Dibyarka Chatterjee

Here's a typical Saturday night for a music fan in Manhattan: You go grab some dinner, and then go to a show. You hang out there for an hour or two, enjoy the music and then leave, right? But what would happen if, instead, the musicians onstage took turns soloing for an hour or more apiece, and you wound up staying until dawn?

Samir Chatterjee is a tabla player, and every spring, he invites musicians from India and elsewhere to come to New York for marathon concerts that start in the early evening and last all night long.

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12:35am

Thu September 13, 2012
Around the Nation

Can Marriage Save Single Mothers From Poverty?

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 11:05 am

New census figures showing a link between single motherhood and poverty have some analysts touting marriage as a means to curb poverty. But others say it's not so simple.
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Newly released census figures show a long-standing and glaring contrast: A third of families headed by single mothers are in poverty, and they are four times more likely than married-couple families to be poor. The disparity is on the rise, and as the number of single mothers grows, analysts are debating if more marriages could mean less poverty.

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12:00am

Thu September 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today on Your Call: Who are your local heroes?

On the next Your Call, we’re speaking with the winners of the Ella Baker Center’s “2012 Ellas.” This award honors leaders who are working to build strong communities and inspire others to promote peace, justice and opportunity.  The awardees have tackled issues like racial justice, at-risk youth, and immigrant rights. Who have you seen fighting for social justice in your community? And how do you think they deserve to be recognized? Join us at 10pm PST or leave a comment here. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Guests:

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11:16pm

Wed September 12, 2012
Planet Money

The Fed's Other Big Power

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 11:06 am

Give us a sign.
Alex Brandon AP

We think of the power of the Federal Reserve as the power of money. After all, the Fed is the one institution that can create U.S. dollars out of thin air.

But recently, Ben Bernanke has argued that the Fed has another, critical power: the power of words. And when you're the chairman of the Fed, a few words can go a long way.

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11:03pm

Wed September 12, 2012
Economy

Fed Stimulus Expected, But Remedy May Not Be Right

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 6:02 am

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke in a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill in June.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Federal Reserve policymakers are meeting in Washington, trying to decide whether — and exactly how — to boost the sluggish economy. Many analysts are expecting the Fed to take action, but they're also beginning to question whether another stimulus program will have any effect.

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6:40pm

Wed September 12, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 12, 2012

The search for redemption: an ex-con's perspective.

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5:00pm

Wed September 12, 2012
Your legal rights 9/12

The Americans with Disabilities Act

Chuck Finney is joined by a panel from the San Francisco Bar Association to discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act protections for persons with disabilities.

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