1:51pm

Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Germany Knocks Greece Out Of Euro Championship

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 3:11 pm

Germany scored three goals in the second half to knock Greece out of the European Championship, today.

As we reported, it was a match dubbed the "debt derby," because it pitted the Eurozone's weakest economy with its paymaster.

The AP adds:

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1:39pm

Fri June 22, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Drug-Resistant Germ In Rhode Island Hospital Raises Worries

Pretty to look at, almost, but Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria these are a common cause of infections in hospitals.
CDC

A highly resistant form of a common bacterium recently popped up in two Rhode Island patients, only the 12th and 13th times it has been spotted in this country.

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1:25pm

Fri June 22, 2012

1:24pm

Fri June 22, 2012
Business

A Week Of Near-Calamities Erodes Confidence

Vanessa Loren shops in Miami. An index of consumer sentiment dropped more than expected in June.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

When Moody's downgraded the credit ratings of most major U.S. banks on Thursday, you'd have thought Friday would be a tough day for bank stocks.

But bank stocks ticked up — largely because investors were relieved. They had feared the downgrades would be worse. The Dow Jones industrial average was recovering from Thursday's 250-point drop, the second-worst of the year.

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1:05pm

Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Annan Says Iran Should Be Consulted In International Plan For Syria

Arab League and UN Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan, listens to journalists' questions during a press conference on Friday.
Sebastien Bozon AFP/Getty Images

Kofi Annan is trying to rally the international community to bring the violence in Syria to an end. Annan even suggested that Iran should be consulted, an idea the United States doubts.

NPR's Michele Kelemen filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"The joint UN and Arab league envoy, Kofi Annan, is trying to convene a meeting next weekend in Geneva. He told reporters there it is time for countries with influence to increase the pressure on the parties in Syria to stop the killing and start talking.

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12:54pm

Fri June 22, 2012
Art & Design

A Trailblazing Black Architect Who Helped Shape L.A.

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 5:37 pm

The Degnan residence was built as a weekend retreat in La Canada Flintridge — a Los Angeles suburb reachable by freeway in 40 minutes (in light traffic) today, but that took a couple of hours' drive in 1927, before major freeway construction began in Southern California. This Spanish Colonial Revival home was Williams' first commission as an independent practitioner.
Copyright Benny Chan

Paul Revere Williams began designing homes and commercial buildings in the early 1920s. By the time he died in 1980, he had created some 2,500 buildings, most of them in and around Los Angeles, but also around the globe. And he did it as a pioneer: Paul Williams was African-American. He was the first black architect to become a member of the American Institute of Architects in 1923, and in 1957 he was inducted as the AIA's first black fellow.

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12:51pm

Fri June 22, 2012
upcoming show, Work with Marty Nemko

Should You Do What You Love? (Work with Marty Nemko, 8/26/12)

Marty Nemko and two of his passions

It's one of life's great dilemmas:  Do you follow your passion and risk starvation? Or should you express your passion in volunteer work or as a hobby? On the Aug 26, 2012 edition of Work with Marty Nemko,  I'll take both sides of the debate, conclude with decision rules about when you should and shouldn't do what you love,  and then invite you to weigh in.

Plus, you're also invited to call in for a Three-Minute Workover. I'll try to help you solve your career conundrum.

The show will air Aug. 26 at 11 am.

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12:43pm

Fri June 22, 2012
upcoming show, Work with Marty Nemko

Should Entrepreneurship be the 4th R? (Work with Marty Nemko, airs 8/5/12)

Barbara, Marty, and Einstein Nemko

Should entrepreneurship be the 4th R? On August 5, 2012, Marty Nemko will debate that question with his wife and member of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's cabinet, Dr. Barbara Nemko. To ensure both sides are explored fairly, in the middle of the debate, they'll switch sides.

Plus call in for a three-minute Workover. Marty and Barbara will help solve your career conundrum.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard Sundays from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM.

11:50am

Fri June 22, 2012
Afghanistan

Taliban Pick A Soft Target Popular With Families

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 12:49 pm

Responding to a Taliban attack, NATO Black Hawk helicopters fly over the Spozhmai Hotel on Lake Qargha outside Kabul. More than 20 people were killed before the Taliban fighters were shot dead.
Massoud Hossaini AFP/Getty Images

Just last month, I was at the same lakeside resort where Taliban gunmen carried out a suicidal attack on Friday, killing more than 20 people before they were gunned down.

My friends and I had gone to Lake Qargha to drink tea after a long hike on a hot day.

The man-made lake, about six miles outside Kabul, is the only large body of water near the capital, and it is extremely popular among Kabul residents seeking to escape the city's pollution, particularly in the summer when temperatures can top 100 degrees.

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11:24am

Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Jury Finds Philadelphia Monsignor Guilty Of Endangerment In Child Abuse Coverup

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 11:54 am

Monsignor William Lynn exits the Criminal Justice Center on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Matt Rourke AP

A jury found Msgr. William J. Lynn, of Philadelphia, guilty on one count of endangerment stemming from allegations that he helped coverup the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests. Lynn was acquitted of another count of endangerment and one count of conspiracy, the AP reports.

Elizabeth Fiedler of member station WHYY reports that the jury was hung on rape and endangerment charges against Lynn's co-defendant Rev. James J. Brennan.

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