7:10am

Tue October 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Apple Expected To Announce A Smaller Version Of Its iPad

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 11:35 am

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPad Mini during an Apple special event at the historic California Theater on Tuesday.
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Update at 1:52 p.m. ET. Introducing iPad Mini:

Philip W. Schiller, the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, announced a new, smaller and cheaper version of its popular tablet, just minutes ago in San Jose, Calif.

"So, what can you do with an iPad mini that can't do with an iPad?" Schiller asked. "You can hold it in one hand."

The iPad mini is as thin as a pencil, weighs 0.68 pounds and has a 7.9 inch screen, Schiller said. The iPad has a 9.7 inch screen.

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Tune in tonight as Larry King moderates a debate among third party presidential candidates.  The debate will be held in Chicago, will feature Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Rocky Anderson of the newly formed Justice Party.  Tuesday at 6pm.

L.A. Times:  "Larry King to moderate third-party presidential debate"

Free & Equal: Fighting for a More Equal Election Process

5:51am

Tue October 23, 2012
The Two-Way

BBC Chief Faces Parliament Over Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 6:38 am

BBC Director General George Entwistle leaves Portcullis House in Parliament after giving evidence to a select committee on Tuesday.
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The vaunted British Broadcasting Corporation is in the midst of a child sexual abuse scandal that has cast a shadow over the broadcaster's reputation.

The New York Times reports that George Entwistle, the head of the BBC, sat before a Parliamentary panel. In fact it was the same panel that took the lead in the investigation of the phone hacking scandal that brought Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to its knees.

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5:38am

Tue October 23, 2012
KALW Almanac

Tuesday October 23, 2012

1956 - Hungary protests Soviet occupation (highlighted story below)
  • 297th Day of 2012 / 69 Remaining
  • 59 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:7:26
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  • 10 Hours 54 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise: 3:02pm
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  • The Next Full Moon
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  • Full Hunter’s Moon
  • Full Harvest Moon

This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon.

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5:10am

Tue October 23, 2012
The Two-Way

With 9-0 Win, Giants Advance, Will Face Tigers In World Series

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 11:33 am

Angel Pagan (No. 16) of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after the Giants' 9-0 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series in San Francisco.
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The San Francisco Giants have completed another improbable journey to the World Series. Last night, they blew out the defending champions St. Louis Cardinals 9-0. They did so in Game 7, clawing their way back from 3-1 series deficit.

That means that they became only the third team in major league history to climb back that far in a National League Championship Series. The Braves did it in 1996 and the Marlins did it in 2003.

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3:48am

Tue October 23, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond ~10/27

Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma ~ Live Studio Performance!

Folk Music & Beyond welcomes master musician Ross Daly from the Grecian isle of Crete.  He draws upon a number of popular and classical idioms mainly from the Balkans and Middle East, but also from North Africa and Central and South Asia, incorporating elements of each into his compositions and renditions of traditional repertoire.

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2:53am

Tue October 23, 2012
Presidential Race

Candidates Inject Economy Into Foreign Policy Debate

Originally published on Sun October 28, 2012 6:46 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

The third and final presidential debate was less dramatic than the ones before.

GREENE: Less dramatic but not without some drama. President Obama and Mitt Romney discussed foreign policy under the questioning of moderator Bob Schieffer.

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2:53am

Tue October 23, 2012
U.S.

Maryland To Vote On Its Own Dream Act

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

We've heard some discussion of immigration in this year's presidential campaign. We have not seen much immigration legislation move on Capitol Hill. But one state is holding a referendum on a local version of an immigration bill that's been debated in Washington. The so-called Maryland Dream Act would offer in-state tuition rates to undocumented college students residing in Maryland. But as Jacob Fenston reports, even in that solidly blue state the legislation is causing a stir.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: (Singing) We are the dreamers.

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2:53am

Tue October 23, 2012
Strange News

Bridge Designers Envision Giant Trampolines

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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2:53am

Tue October 23, 2012
Strange News

A Captive Beluga Whale's Remarkably Human Song

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a tale of the singing whale. Scientists this week published a study of a captive beluga whale in San Diego. The whale began to sing, apparently after spending time close to people. It died several years ago, but left behind a recording that sounds like a person in the shower.

(SOUNDBITE OF WHALE SINGING)

INSKEEP: We do not know if during his lifetime the singing whale ever made it to a karaoke bar.

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