10:35am

Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Microsoft's 'Surface': The Early Reviews Are In

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 10:51 am

Microsoft's Surface.
Microsoft

Microsoft announced yesterday that it was jumping into the tablet market with "Surface." That foray has been hotly anticipated and analysts believe with sales of PCs falling, it's an important move for the company known more for its software than its hardware.

Now that the tech writers have had a chance to get their hands on the device, we've rounded up a few of their first impressions:

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10:00am

Tue June 19, 2012
Parallel Lives

Obama And Congress: Bipartisanship Talk Met Reality

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 3:59 pm

President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress while delivering his State of the Union speech in 2011. During his first two years in office, Obama used big Democratic majorities in Congress to muscle through major legislation, but since the 2010 midterm elections, he's increasingly been stymied by a wall of GOP opposition.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

From now until November, President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will emphasize their differences. But the two men's lives actually coincide in a striking number of ways. That includes struggling with their respective legislatures. Earlier, NPR's David Welna explored Romney's time as governor of Massachusetts. In this installment of "Parallel Lives," a look at Obama and Congress.

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9:52am

Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Ex-Rutgers Student Released After Serving 20 Days Of 30-Day Sentence

Dharun Ravi, 20, as he walked way from the Middlesex (N.J.) County jail with his attorney Steven Altman, left, earlier today.
Mel Evans AP

Dharun Ravi walked out of a New Jersey jail this morning after serving 20 days of the 30-day sentence he was given for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate at Rutgers University in 2010.

The case drew national attention after it became known that the roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide soon after learning about what Ravi had done and that Ravi had told others about it.

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9:45am

Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Most Likely Voters Support President's New Immigration Policy

Niouseline St. Jean, originally from Turks and Caicos Islands who lives in the U.S. illegally, reacts as she talks to the media about the new immigration ruling for students at the Miami Dade Community College in Miami last Friday.
J Pat Carter AP

Sixty-four percent of likely voters surveyed by a new Bloomberg poll said they agreed with President Obama's decision to defer deportation for some young, undocumented immigrants.

The poll also found that 30 percent disagreed and independents backed the new policy by two-to-one margin.

Bloomberg reports:

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9:44am

Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Russian Ship Carrying Helicopters Bound For Syria Turns Back, U.K. Says

A Russian cargo ship loaded with refurbished attack helicopters has turned back toward home after having its insurance canceled, British Foreign Secretary William Hague says, according to the BBC.

The MV Alaed was was passing by Scotland's north coast at the time. The policy was canceled by The Standard Club, a London-based insurer. According to the BBC, the insurer issued a statement saying:

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9:32am

Tue June 19, 2012
Sports

Bob Ojeda: Pitching Through The Pain

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 12:27 pm

Over the course of his 14 years in baseball, Bob Ojeda threw more than 1,000 strikeouts and countless pitches across the plate.

The lefty, who spent most of his career with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, retired in 1994 after winning a World Series in 1986 and leading the American League in shutouts in 1984.

During that entire time, his left pitching arm hurt.

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9:15am

Tue June 19, 2012
Open Air June 21

Open Air June 21 at 1 PM

Michelle DeYoung

Alan talks with mezzo Michelle DeYoung, who is singing in "Bluebeard's Castle"at the San Francisco Symphony this week, and wirh Steven Haines, Executive Director of the Stern Grove Festival, which is celebrating its 75th season, which opens on Sunday.

9:06am

Tue June 19, 2012
City Visions June 25, 2012

Religion in a Secular Society: The Divided States of America

http://hrringleader.com/2010/12/13/religion-and-politics-at-work/politics-religion/

Religion has been the social backbone of human civilization for thousands of years.  It helps explain the unexplainable, gives hope to the hopeless, and its places of worship have been the common spaces whose members get to know each other, practice common traditions, build trust, and help each other in an enormous and frightening world.  But what happens when the world gets smaller, and people of different faiths, or no faith at all, live together - and in a democracy none the less? Next week we'll discuss the influence faith-based organizations have on secular society.

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8:46am

Tue June 19, 2012
Sports

Is Penn State's Football Culture On Trial?

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 3:58 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now, we turn to a very different subject. That's the trial of former Penn State University assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. He's charged with 51 counts of child sexual abuse, which prosecutors say took place over the course of 15 years.

The prosecution rested its case yesterday and the defense has started calling witnesses in a case that's featured some graphic and disturbing testimony, as well as some complicated legal questions.

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8:46am

Tue June 19, 2012
Politics

Rep. Ellison On 'Taking Back The American Dream'

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 3:58 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the prosecution rested its case yesterday in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, who's accused of sexually abusing a number of children over the course of many years. We'll get an update from Sports Illustrated reporter David Epstein.

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