11:35pm

Sun April 8, 2012
Around the Nation

'Premature' To Call Tulsa Shootings Hate Crimes

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 7:15 am

Alvin Watts (left), 33, and Jacob England, 19, were arrested following an appeal to the public to help police solve the five shootings that happened Friday. A police spokesman said the two face three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.
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Police in Tulsa, Okla., say it is much too early in their investigation to describe the murder of three black residents and the wounding of two others as a hate crime. Two men were arrested early Sunday morning and are expected to face charges of first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill.

Soon after Friday's shooting, authorities reached out to the public for help. Police Maj. Walter Evans, the head of a task force looking into the murders, says information started pouring in shortly after that.

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10:56pm

Sun April 8, 2012
Minds Over Matter

Minds Over Matter 4/8/12

Moderator Dana Rodriguez with author Gerry Nachman and music critic Joshua Kosman.

9:08pm

Sun April 8, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Study Warns Of Autism Risk For Children Of Obese Mothers

Originally published on Tue April 10, 2012 6:18 am

A pregnant woman measures her stomach.
iStockphoto.com

Scientists have found one more reason that pregnancy and obesity can be a bad combination.

A new study in the journal Pediatrics suggests that moms who are obese or have diabetes are more likely to have a child with autism or another developmental problem.

The finding is "worrisome in light of this rather striking epidemic of obesity" in the U.S., says Irva Hertz-Picciotto from the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis, one of the study's authors.

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7:00pm

Sun April 8, 2012
Minds Over Matter

Minds Over Matter: April 8, 2012

Dana Rodriguez, the San Francisco Chronicle's Leah Garchik, and author Gerry Nachman challenge each other and KALW's audience on the Bay Area's favorite quiz show!

2:31pm

Sun April 8, 2012
Health

Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf

Originally published on Sun April 8, 2012 2:32 pm

A schoolboy with a cochlear implant listens to his teacher during lessons at a school for the hearing impaired in Germany. The implants have dramatically changed the way deaf children learn and transition out of schools for the deaf and into classrooms with non-disabled students.
Eckehard Schulz AP

There was a time when a child born deaf had few choices. For more than a century, the only option for parents was to send their son or daughter away to a boarding school for the deaf. There, the children and the schools thrived in the shadows, embracing a distinct culture of silent communication.

Recent advances in medicine and technology are now reshaping what it means to be deaf in America. Children who could never hear a sound are now adults who can hear everything. That's having a dramatic impact on the nation's historic deaf schools as well as the lives of people.

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11:48am

Sun April 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Suspects Arrested In Tulsa, Okla., Shootings

Alvin Watts, 32, left, and Jacob England, 19, were arrested following a tip from the public to help police solve the five shootings that happened Friday. A police spokesman said the two face three counts of first degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.
AFP/Getty Images

Two men were arrested in Tulsa, Okla., on Sunday in connection with the deaths of three people in a shooting spree that terrorized the city's black community and left two others critically wounded.

Jacob England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, were arrested following a tip from the public to help police solve the five shootings that happened Friday. Police spokesman Jason Willingham said the two face three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.

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10:35am

Sun April 8, 2012
The Two-Way

In Malawi, A Woman In Power, An Economy In Need

Joyce Banda has become Malawi's first woman president after the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika.
Amos Gumulira AFP/Getty Images

Malawi's first female president takes office with a personal history of women's rights advocacy and a long fight ahead. For Joyce Banda, economic empowerment is crucial for women's progress. It is also a nationwide struggle now resting on her shoulders.

Banda, who had been the country's vice president, was sworn in Saturday, following the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika on Thursday.

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10:12am

Sun April 8, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond 4/14

Genticorum on FM&B

The French-Canadian band Genticorum from Quebec performed live this Saturday (4/14)  on Folk Music & Beyond.  This talented trio is at the forefront of  Quebecois music and is among the many young bands leading the revival of interest in the old folk traditions of Quebec.  Members of Genticorum are Pascal Gemme on fiddle and foot percussion, Yann Falquet on guitar, and Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand on flute and bass.

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8:56am

Sun April 8, 2012
Remembrances

Veteran Newsman Mike Wallace Of '60 Minutes' Dead

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 7:53 am

60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace died on Saturday night, according to a CBS spokesman.
Peter Freed AP

7:39am

Sun April 8, 2012
The Two-Way

'60 Minutes' Newsman Mike Wallace Has Died

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 7:53 am

Journalist Mike Wallace
Evan Agostini AP

Veteran newsman and 60 Minutes founding correspondent Mike Wallace has died at age 93.

Wallace died Saturday night, according to a CBS spokesperson. On the CBS website, colleague Morley Safer is remembering the journalist's career, from Wallace's first appearance on the network to his last. He writes in part:

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