Tue November 20, 2012
Shots - Health News

Many Surgical Complications Show Up After Patients Get Home

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 10:59 am

Researchers find that more than 40 percent of surgical complications happen after patients leave the hospital.

It's natural for patients returning home from the hospital after surgery to feel a sense of relief that the worst is over. But, research published this week suggests those patients and their doctors shouldn't let their guard down too soon.

More than 40 percent of all patients who experience complications after surgery experience them at home, according to a study in the journal Archives of Surgery. Half of those complications occur within nine days of patients leaving the hospital.

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Tue November 20, 2012

Future Of Cash-Strapped Historic Black Colleges



This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, short-term jitters are leading many small investors to pull their money off of Wall Street. We're going to ask what that could mean for them and the market in the long run. That's just ahead.

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Tue November 20, 2012
The Two-Way

In Syria, An Act Of Reconciliation Stirs Fierce Debate

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 10:41 am

Supporters of President Bashar Assad speak with U.N. monitors who were arriving in the town in May. The monitors have since left.
Joseph Eid AFP/Getty Images

After 20 months of violence in Syria, acts of reconciliation are scarce.

When one took place earlier this month in the town of Tel Kalakh, near the border with Lebanon, it touched off a fierce debate.

The man at the center is Ahmad Munir Muhammed, the governor of Homs, who has long been known as a loyalist of embattled President Bashar Assad.

However, Muhammed made an official visit to Tel Kalakh, where the majority of neighborhoods are controlled by the rebels.

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Tue November 20, 2012

Gmail Sends Message In Cherokee

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 9:41 am

The Cherokee Nation has teamed up with Google to launch Gmail in the Cherokee language. They hope to give young Cherokees a chance to use the language every day. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the project with Google Senior Software Engineer Craig Cornelius and Cherokee language expert Joseph Erb.


Tue November 20, 2012

Are Stocks Threatened By 'Generation Sell'?

Fewer than 20 percent of Americans now say they're interested in buying stocks. That's according to a survey conducted by the site Bankrate.com. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Roben Farzad, contributor for Bloomberg BusinessWeek about what this could mean for the market's future.


Tue November 20, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Clown, Cop Trade Punches

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 12:03 pm

It could be hard to run from police in these.
Mario Tama Getty Images

We need a break from the day's incredibly serious news. Maybe you do too. If so, check the story from Milwaukee about a guy in a clown suit who was running in and out of traffic — and the fistfight/wrestling match he got into with a police officer.

It was all recorded by a guy with a camera phone. Reportedly, no one was hurt. The clown is said to be a local activist of some sort.

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Tue November 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Allen West, Controversial Tea Party Firebrand, Concedes In Florida House Race

Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 4:26 pm

Rep. Allen West , R-FL, speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee in Washington, D.C., in February.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

After two weeks, legal challenges and plenty of barbs with his opponent, Rep. Allen West, the Republican Tea Party firebrand, conceded defeat this morning.

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Tue November 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Elmo Puppeteer Resigns; Calls Sex Allegations A 'Distraction'

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 9:22 am

Puppeteer Kevin Clash and Elmo.
Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

Kevin Clash, the voice and puppeteer who for 28 years has made Sesame Street's Elmo come alive for kids, has resigned because "the controversy surrounding [his] personal life has become a distraction," Sesame Workshop said this morning.

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Tue November 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Former Sen. Warren Rudman Dies

Former Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., in 2002.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Former New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman has died. His name will always be linked to a 1980s-era effort to tame the federal budget deficit and to a pre-Sept. 11 warning about the nation's security. And he will be remembered as a "moderate" Republican who could work across party lines.

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Tue November 20, 2012
KALW Almanac

November 20, 2012



324th day of 2012, 42 remaining

Sunrise: 6:55am
Sunset: 4:55pm

50% of the moon is visible, setting at 11:25pm, rising at 12:02pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 11:13am/10:05pm
High Tides: 5:27am/4:50pm

Special Celebrations today:

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