10:36am

Fri December 28, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Yes, Louise, there are manufacturing jobs in the Bay Area

On the Jan 20, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll talk with community college career-training specialists Randy Tillery and Mark Martin about Bay Area pockets of opportunity in manufacturing--for example, well-paying jobs in producing medical devices, short-run machine-tooled products, etc.  And how to train for them in 1 to 2 years--no bachelor's or even associate degree required.  Plus you can call in for customized advice from them as well as a three-minute Workover from me.

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10:36am

Fri December 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Tracking Gun-related Deaths, One Tweet At A Time

Originally published on Wed January 2, 2013 5:36 am

A makeshift shrine to the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Slate and a citizen journalist are trying to track gun deaths across the nation since that Dec. 14 mass shooting.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

How many Americans died on Christmas Day from a gun shot? How many have been shot and killed since the Dec. 14 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn.?

No one knows for sure. Authorities pull together annual figures, but not daily reports on gun-related murders, suicides and accidental deaths.

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9:28am

Fri December 28, 2012
Planet Money

What A Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Can Teach Us About The Fiscal Cliff

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 10:27 am

Drew Angerer Getty Images

The tortuous negotiations involved in the "fiscal cliff" talks are like a chess game.

To shed some light on the kinds of negotiation techniques that members of Congress might be using during the talks, we asked two negotiators to walk us through their tactics with examples from their everyday lives.

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9:17am

Fri December 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Port Strike Averted As Dock Workers, Terminal Operators Agree To Extension

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 1:46 pm

Longshoremen and East Coast and Gulf Coast port operators have agreed to an extension on labor negotiations, a federal mediator said Friday, averting a potentially crippling strike that would have halted container traffic at many of the nation's largest seaports.

Update at 4:45 p.m. ET: The temporary deal extends the contract to Feb. 6.

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9:11am

Fri December 28, 2012
World

Out Of Desperation, North Korean Women Become Breadwinners

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 2:06 pm

Women shop and trade at a market in Razon city, northeast of Pyongyang, in September. Most private trading, which is the only source of income for almost half of North Korean families, is done by women.
Carlos Barria Reuters/Landov

Imagine going to work every day and not getting paid. Then, one day, you're told there's no work to do — so you must pay the company for the privilege of not working.

This is the daily reality facing Mrs. Kim, a petite 52-year-old North Korean. Her husband's job in a state-run steel factory requires him to build roads. She can't remember the last time he received a monthly salary. When there are no roads to build, he has to pay his company around 20 times his paltry monthly salary, she says.

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9:08am

Fri December 28, 2012
Around the Nation

Is Kwanzaa Still A Thing?

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 10:02 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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9:08am

Fri December 28, 2012
Technology

The Year In Tweets

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 10:02 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, are you invited to any parties for Kwanzaa, which is going on now? If the answer is yes, you're not alone. If the answer is no, you're not alone, either. We'll ask just how widely observed is this inspired-by-Africa, made-in-America celebration.

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9:08am

Fri December 28, 2012
Barbershop

Is 'Django Unchained' The 'Blackest Film Ever'?

Originally published on Mon December 31, 2012 7:08 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, all kinds of folks made their debut on Twitter this year, including His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. We decided we wanted to talk about the best and worst of 2012 on Twitter. That's coming up later in the program.

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8:48am

Fri December 28, 2012
Movie Interviews

Doris Day: A Hollywood Legend Reflects On Life

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 1:23 pm

Doris Day will celebrate her 88th birthday on Tuesday, April 3.
Sony Picture Archives

As part of our year-end wrap up, we are sharing the best Fresh Air interviews of 2012. This interview was originally broadcast on April 2, 2012.

The biggest female box-office star in Hollywood history, Doris Day started singing and dancing when she was a teenager, and made her first film when she was 24. After nearly 40 movies, she walked away from that part of her life in 1968, and started rescuing and caring for animals.

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8:48am

Fri December 28, 2012
Pop Culture

Colbert On Musical Moments And 'America Again'

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 1:23 pm

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DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli of the website TV Worth Watching, sitting in for Terry Gross. This week we've been revisiting some of our favorite interviews of 2012, and we conclude the week by presenting two more: Terry's visits with Stephen Colbert and Doris Day.

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