12:43pm

Mon November 26, 2012
The Two-Way

State Department: Andrew W.K. Won't Party In Bahrain On Government Dime

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 2:29 pm

Becky Lettenberger/NPR

Andrew W.K., whom NPR Music described as the "long-haired, wild-eyed, keyboard-pounding, sublimely over-the-top party-rocker," won't be taking his party to Bahrain.

At least not on the government's dime.The State Department has rescinded its invitation, stopped the music if you will, just as word started to spread that the U.S. Embassy in Manama had invited W.K. to perform.

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12:35pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Author Interviews

Mantel Takes Up Betrayal, Beheadings In 'Bodies'

Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall won both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, won this year's Man Booker Prize.
Francesco Guidicini

This year, Hilary Mantel made history when she won a Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring Up the Bodies. She had previously been awarded the prize — England's highest literary honor — for her 2009 novel, Wolf Hall, and is now the first woman to receive the award twice.

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12:25pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

MacArthur "Genius" Fellow and Author of The Freelancer's Bible" On "Work with Marty Nemko"

On Dec 2 at 11 am on KALW, MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, Sara Horowitz appears on Work with Marty Nemko to discuss her new book, The Freelancer's Bible. We'll talk about how to find work, price it, even how to get insurance, as well as the implications of a workforce that ever more, consists of freelancers.

I'll also invite listeners to call in for a three-minute career makeover, a Workover.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM.

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12:00pm

Mon November 26, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Petrushka" by Igor Stravinsky

Erling Wold draws musical inspiration from this song. 

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11:56am

Mon November 26, 2012
The Two-Way

News Outlets Punk'd, Somebody Profits: Google Wi-Fi Buy Is A Hoax

Google.com

This Associated Press report today wasn't true:

"Google has bought an operator of Wi-Fi hotspots in high-traffic locations such as airports, hotels and fast-food restaurants. Google Inc. is paying $400 million for ICOA Inc., a Warwick, R.I., company, as part of the search company's efforts to diversify its portfolio."

It was so wrong, in fact, that the AP later moved a "KILL BULLETIN" saying it was:

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11:48am

Mon November 26, 2012
Berkeley Symphony ~ 12/2 & 12/3

Berkeley Symphony Broadcast

Broadcast of the opening concert of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra from October of this year.  Music director Joana Carneiro led the ensemble in Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, Charles Ives’ “The Unanswered Question”, and the World Premiere of Paul Dresher’s “Concerto for Quadrachord”, played by the composer (pictured) on an instrument he invented.  David Latulippe hosts the broadcast, with special interview features.   Sunday 12/2 at 4pm; Monday 12/3 at 9pm. 

11:38am

Mon November 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case On Taping Police Officers

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 11:44 am

Chicago police move in during protests against the NATO summit in May.
AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case on the constitutionality of recording police officers while they do their job.

This means the court leaves in place a lower-court ruling, which found placing limits on taping police in public spaces unconstitutional.

The ACLU of Illinois brought the a suit against Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez in 2010, after her office wanted to bring charges against ACLU staff recording audio of "police officers performing their public duties in a public place and speaking loudly enough to be heard by a passerby."

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10:53am

Mon November 26, 2012
The Two-Way

In Nigeria, Church Bombing Death Toll Now 30; Gunmen Attack Police Station

It has been a bloody last couple of days in Nigeria: First on Sunday, two car bombs exploded near a church inside a military base. According to the AP, hospital officials said the death toll in that incident has grown to 30.

And today, the AP reports, there is news that gunmen rushed a police station in the nation's capital of Abuja.

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10:39am

Mon November 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Paying For Success: River Otters Are Being Trapped Again In Illinois

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 2:30 pm

Once almost gone from Illinois, river otters are now back in big numbers.
Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
  • On 'Morning Edition': Steve Inskeep speaks Illinois biologist Bob Bluett

"They're wonderful, they're great. But sometimes too much is too much."

That's the basic problem confronting Illinois and its wild river otters, state Department of Natural Resources biologist Bob Bluett said earlier today on Morning Edition.

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10:33am

Mon November 26, 2012
Planet Money

Household Debt In America, In 3 Graphs

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 5:38 pm

Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

For more, see What America Owes In Student Loans

U.S. households owe a bit less than they did at the peak of the bubble. But they still owe a lot: $11.4 trillion, give or take a few billion. Mortgage and home-equity debt is still by far the biggest chunk of that debt.

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