7:56am

Thu March 22, 2012
Media

As 'Murdoch's Scandal' Unravels, Many Implicated

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 9:14 am

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, testifying alongside his son James, said his July appearance before a British parliamentary inquiry in London was "the most humble day of my life."
Parbul AFP/Getty Images

Allegations of phone hacking and bribery brought down Rupert Murdoch's tabloid News of the World. Criminal and parliamentary investigations are now under way in the U.K., and dozens of journalists and top executives from Murdoch's paper have been arrested.

Scotland Yard has been investigating the scandal, but several police officials from that iconic institution have also been implicated; they're accused of accepting bribes from reporters at Murdoch's papers.

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7:52am

Thu March 22, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Special coverage: Supreme Court arguments on the Affordable Care Act

Next week, KALW will bring you NPR's special coverage as the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of  the Affordable Care Act, Monday through Wednesday at 6pm.

Hosted by Jennifer Ludden, NPR's special coverage will feature audio highlights from the day's arguments, and analysis from NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and health policy correspondent Julie Rovner.

7:52am

Thu March 22, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Special coverage: Supreme Court arguments on the Affordable Care Act

Next week, KALW will bring you NPR's special coverage as the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of  the Affordable Care Act, Monday through Wednesday at 6pm.

NPR's coverage will be hosted by Jennifer Ludden and feature NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and health policy correspondent Julie Rovner, as well as audio of each day's arguments from the court.  

7:30am

Thu March 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Video Of Copter Crash In Afghanistan Goes Viral; Army Investigating

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 7:31 am

From video of the incident, as the helicopter swooped low over a snowy base in Afghanistan moments before crashing in the distance.
YouTube.com

If you haven't seen it yet, you probably will soon if you're watching the cable news networks:

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7:17am

Thu March 22, 2012
U.S.

An Open Letter ... About Open Letters

Anneke Schram iStockphoto.com

Dear Open Letter Writers,

Are you open to the idea that the open letter has become the victim of its own success?

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7:16am

Thu March 22, 2012
Religion

Vanderbilt Rule Rankles Faith-Based Student Groups

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 3:05 pm

Vanderbilt administrators and faculty field questions at a January 2012 town hall meeting on the school's controversial "all comers" rule. Many campus religious groups say aspects of the policy are discriminatory.
Kevin Barnett InsideVandy

Administrators at Vanderbilt University are beginning to enforce a long-held nondiscrimination policy for student groups. The policy is forcing a dilemma for faith-based organizations: Either drop requirements that their leaders hold certain beliefs, or forfeit school funding and move off campus.

Members of Christian student groups say Vanderbilt's nondiscrimination policy has them feeling more like victims of discrimination. They include the school's star quarterback, junior Jordan Rogers.

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6:56am

Thu March 22, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Medicare Board Draws Fire Before It Even Meets

IPAB sounds like a new Apple product, but it's actually a controversial board that is at the heart of House Republicans' efforts to upend the 2010 federal health law.

The Independent Payment Advisory Board, created by the health law, is supposed to help hold down costs in Medicare, the federal health program for seniors and the disabled.

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6:20am

Thu March 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Murray Lender, Who Introduced Many Americans To Bagels, Has Died

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 8:37 am

From a Connecticut bakery to the nation.
Mike Derer AP

If you were young in the 1960s or '70s and like many of us didn't live around New York City, the first bagel you ever saw and enjoyed was probably a Lender's.

So it's with a sense of sadness and nostalgia that we pass along this, from The Associated Press:

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6:00am

Thu March 22, 2012

5:46am

Thu March 22, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Thursday March 22, 2012

1933 - FDR signs the "Beer & Wine Revenue Act" (see highlighted story below)
  • 82nd Day of 2012 / 284 Remaining
  • 90 Days Until Summer Begins
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  • Sunrise:7:09
  • Sunset:7:25
  • 12 Hr 16 Min
  • Moon Rise:6:53am
  • Moon Set:7:53pm
  • Moon’s Phase: New Moon
  • The Next Full Moon
  • April 6 @ 2:20pm
  • Full Pink Moon
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