12:57pm

Wed August 29, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Paul Ryan and the youth vote

Paul Ryan was officially nominated yesterday as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. There’s a lot of excitement about the choice, some of it because of the hope that Ryan’s youthfulness can benefit the party’s image.

When you talk to young conservatives at the Republican National Convention in Tampa about their vice presidential candidate, they’re nothing short of dreamy-eyed. Ryan is about as close to a bona fide celebrity as the party’s got.  What congressman wouldn’t welcome the comparisons we heard — to stars like Paul Rudd, Ryan Gosling, and Carson Daly?

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12:57pm

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

GOP Convention Switches On Web Appeal For Isaac Relief

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 3:06 pm

The website of the 2012 Republican National Convention this afternoon.
2012 Republican convention

As Isaac continues to pound the Gulf Coast from Louisiana east through Mississippi, Republicans gathered in Tampa for their 2012 national convention continue to strike a balance between going on with their politicking and partying while trying not to look indifferent to the suffering of others.

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12:42pm

Wed August 29, 2012
Around the Nation

Isaac's Size, Speed Help It Pack A Heavyweight Punch

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 9:28 am

People walk in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac along Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. Isaac was later downgraded to a tropical storm as it continued to grind its way through the Gulf Coast, dropping torrential rain and generating dangerous storm surges.
Gerald Herbert AP

Isaac might not be in the same league as Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, but the latest storm to batter Louisiana's Gulf Coast is punching above its weight class in more ways than one, scientists say.

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12:41pm

Wed August 29, 2012
KALW CELEBRATES PASSION

Who puts that extra amount of heart into everything they do?

Photo and art by Page Hodel
http://www.mondayheartsformadalene.com/

We rely on a large dose of passion to do what we do at KALW, so we want to honor those around the Bay who do the same – for their work, families, neighborhoods, etc. Help us find them!

Maybe it's your child's teacher who goes the extra mile, the owner of your local corner store who goes out of his or her way to keep customers happy...whoever comes to mind, let us know, and we might feature them on the air.  

Just leave us your nomination on our tipline at (415) 264-7106. 

12:33pm

Wed August 29, 2012
Participation Nation

Using Energy For Good In Houston, Tex.

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 6:16 pm

In the Literacy Lab.
Courtesy of YDC

Chuck Yates is a senior managing director at a private equity firm in Houston. Almost every senior energy executive in town knows him well.

A while back, Chuck learned of the Youth Development Center, a non-profit organization that inspires and equips inner city kids to achieve academic success.

Chuck organizes an annual dinner at the House of Blues where a notable energy personality is roasted by his peers. The dinner is the main source of YDC's funding.

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12:08pm

Wed August 29, 2012
The Two-Way

With Photo And A Joke, Neil Bush Becomes Internet Sensation In China

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 12:29 pm

Neil Bush in a picture he posted on Weibo.
Weibo

China's latest online sensation is a Bush, but perhaps surprisingly, it's neither the 41st or the 43rd President of the US. In fact, Neil Bush, the younger brother of 43 and the son of 41 has become an online sensation in China after posting a joke photo on China's version of twitter.

Neil Bush was virtually unknown in China a week ago, despite being co-chairman of Beijing-based real estate company, CIIC.

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12:00pm

Wed August 29, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

With West Nile On The Rise, We Answer Your Questions

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 6:45 am

A Beechcraft airplane sprays insecticide over Dallas early Monday morning to curb the spread of West Nile virus.
LM Otero AP

This year is on track to be the worst ever for West Nile virus in the United States. Here are the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • 1,590 reported cases, nearly 500 more than a week ago for a rise of 44 percent.
  • 889 cases, or 56 percent, involve severe neurological disease.
  • 66 deaths, compared to 41 last week.
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11:41am

Wed August 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Bank Of America Hasn't Modified Any Mortgages, As It Had Agreed To

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 11:43 am

Last February, five major banks came to an agreement with the United States government that would provide $26 billion in mortgage relief aid to homeowners.

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11:13am

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Love On Stage At The GOP Convention: Staffer Pops Question; She Says Yes

Bradley Thompson proposes to his girlfriend Laura Bowman on the stage of the Republican National Convention this morning in Tampa.
David Goldman AP

Awww:

Bradley Thompson, a production manager at the Republican National Convention here in Tampa, took the opportunity this morning to propose to his girlfriend, Laura Bowman. He popped the question right in front of the big on-stage screen — on which were the words "Laura Bowman, will you marry me" and some lovely photos.

From the kiss he got in return, it appears she said yes.

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11:13am

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

For Party Defectors, A Warm Welcome (Then Maybe Siberia)

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 2:26 pm

Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis spoke Tuesday at the Republican National Convention: "Some of you may know," he said, "the last time I spoke at a convention, it turned out I was in the wrong place."
J. Scott Applewhite AP

There's a lot of glory in switching parties, but often not much future.

Both major parties are giving prominent speaking roles to political apostates at their conventions. On Tuesday, Artur Davis — a former Democrat and a former congressman from Alabama — condemned President Obama during a speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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