12:06pm

Thu July 26, 2012
The Torch

In Kayla Harrison, U.S. Has Chance For Judo Gold, And A 'Comeback Kid' Story

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 7:10 pm

Kayla Harrison, who is on the U.S. judo team, is going to the Olympics for the first time.
Melanie Stetson Freeman Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images

Kayla Harrison, 22, is the best chance the United States has to win its first Olympic gold medal in the sport of judo. Like many of the world's best athletes, Harrison's road to London wasn't easy.

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12:06pm

Thu July 26, 2012
The Two-Way

After Uproar, USDA Walks Back 'Meatless Monday' Support

Steak.
Larry Crowe AP

It was likely something that the United States Department of Agricultural didn't put much thought into. In an internal newsletter detailing agency's "greening" efforts, there's information about new lightbulbs and locally bought fruits and vegetables.

But on page three of five, there's also a passage that encourages forgoing meat on Mondays.

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12:03pm

Thu July 26, 2012
Book Talk 7/29

Alan Hollinghurst on Book Talk

Alan talks with Alan Hollinghurst about his latest novel, "The Stranger's Child." [rebroadcast]

Airs Sunday 7/29 at 6:30pm.

11:25am

Thu July 26, 2012
The Two-Way

NPR Taps Lobbying Firm To Help Make Case On Public Funding

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 2:47 pm

Our colleague David Folkenflik reports for the Newscast Desk that:

"NPR has hired an outside lobbying firm to help make its case with lawmakers on Capitol Hill as some House Republicans seek to make deep funding cuts to public broadcasting.

"Recent disclosure forms show NPR has paid $10,000 to Navigators Global, a firm founded by Republican political figures including strategist and pundit Mike Murphy.

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11:13am

Thu July 26, 2012
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Meet Anna Zhu and Alison Zhao

Anna Zhu and Alison Zhao shared their story at Alemany Farms in San Francisco.

Anna Zhu and Alison Zhao are cousins. They shared their thoughts on family dinner in the U.S. as American-born Chinese with the producers of our new community storytelling initiative, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project.

For more information about Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project, click here. You can also find the project on Facebook and follow it on Twitter at@hearhereradio

10:53am

Thu July 26, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Backer Explains Why Obama's Wrong, Despite Her Firm's Gov't Contracts

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 12:48 pm

Rebecca Smith, owner of A.D. Morgan, speaks Thursday at a Tampa, Fla., event to denounce President Obama's statements about small businesses. The event was organized by the Romney campaign. At left is Lou Ramos of Value Enterprise Solutions.
Daniel Wallace Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPRESS.com

Rebecca Smith owns a Tampa, Fla., construction-management firm that does a lot of work overseeing the building of schools and jails, and other projects for state and local governments.

But even though much of her firm's $80 million in annual revenue comes from contracts with government agencies, she says she was "disgusted" by President Obama's thesis that government had a significant role in her business achievements.

Obama's actual words, from a July 13 speech in Virginia, were:

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10:48am

Thu July 26, 2012
The Torch

Video Clip Previewing London 2012 Opening Ceremonies Is Released

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 12:13 pm

A scene from the London 2012 Opening Ceremony is seen in this screenshot, taken from a clip released Thursday.
YouTube

10:33am

Thu July 26, 2012
The Two-Way

How's Facebook Really Doing? Investors Will Soon Find Out

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 1:41 pm

Mobile devices are key to Facebook's growth potential. Can it deliver?
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

Update at 4:33 p.m. ET. Right At Expectations:

Facebook reported slightly stronger than expected profits. For the second quarter, it reported a net loss of $157 million or 11 cents a share. But when it adjusted its earnings to remove stock compensation charges related to its IPO, Reuters reports, Facebook actually made 12 cents a share.

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10:31am

Thu July 26, 2012
Cops & Courts

Public Counsel’s Laura Faer on Criminal Justice Conversations

David Onek and Laura Faer in studio.

Laura Faer, the Education Rights Director for the Public Counsel Law Center, talks with host David Onek about the movement to reform California’s broken school discipline process.

Interview Highlights

On school suspensions in California:

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10:24am

Thu July 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Stories Of The Colorado Victims: Mom's Sure Her Daughter Stood Up To Gunman

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 7:56 am

Rebecca Wingo.
Facebook

As they're told, we'll point to some of the stories about the 12 people who died and the 58 who were wounded last Friday when a gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. As you see others, please share the links in the comment threads.

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