8:05am

Fri June 15, 2012
past program, Work with Marty Nemko

Is it Ethical to Use a Resume Writer? Plus: What's Your Communication Quotient? (Aired 7/1/12)

Marty, Barbara, and Einstein Nemko

Is it ethical to hire a resume writer? On July 1 at 11 am, Marty Nemko will debate his wife, Napa County Schools Superintendent Dr. Barbara Nemko on those questions.

And to ensure both sides of each question are covered fairly, in the middle of each debate, Marty and Barbara will switch sides.

They'll also invite you to call in with your work problem. They'll debate what they think is the right solution, in what they call a Three-Minute WorkOver.

What's your Communication Quotient? Marty will give Barbara (and you!) a Communication test he's cooked up.

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7:55am

Fri June 15, 2012
Around the Nation

U.S. To Stop Deporting Some Young Illegal Immigrants

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 7:56 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The Obama administration is announcing a major change in immigration policy this morning. It affects people who are brought to the U.S. as children illegally. Beginning immediately, these young people can avoid deportation and will be allowed to work in this country. The move could affect as many as 800,000 undocumented residents 30 years old or younger.

Joining us now to talk about the move is NPR's Scott Horsley. He's at the White House. And Scott, who exactly is affected?

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7:52am

Fri June 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Deportations Of Law-Abiding, Younger Illegal Immigrants To Stop

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 1:56 pm

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
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The Obama administration announced today that it will stop deporting younger illegal immigrants who came to the country as children and have no criminal history.

"It is not immunity; it is not amnesty. It is an exercise of discretion," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a press briefing.

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7:30am

Fri June 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Secret Service Releases Data On Accusations Against Its Personnel

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 12:44 pm

More than 200 pages worth of details about accusations made against Secret Service personnel since 2004 has been released. The accusations concern "claims of involvement with prostitutes, leaking sensitive information, publishing pornography, sexual assault, illegal wiretaps, improper use of weapons and drunken behavior," The Associated Press reports.

Important note: the list apparently deals with accusations, not confirmed cases of misconduct.

We'll pass along more about this as the story develops.

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6:13am

Fri June 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Central Banks 'On Standby' As Greek Elections Loom

The European Central Bank "is on standby to keep banks flush with liquidity" if Greeks effectively vote on Sunday to support politicians who want to reject austerity measures and pull the nation out of the eurozone, The Financial Times writes this morning.

The ECB joins "a global chorus of central bankers pledging support ahead of Sunday's elections," the FT adds.

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6:12am

Fri June 15, 2012
Economy

Three Frightening Phrases You Should Understand

Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 8:42 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference in Brussels.
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The economy has so much going for it: low inflation, low interest rates, affordable homes, falling gasoline prices and 27 straight months of job growth. Good times, no?

No.

The economy is slowing, but not because of current conditions. The slowdown reflects the fear of what may be coming next. Economists say employers and investors are paralyzed by the uncertainty surrounding three huge problems: one in the United States, another in Europe and the third in China.

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6:05am

Fri June 15, 2012
It's All Politics

It's #FollowFriday: Some Political Tweeters You May Not Already Follow

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 2:31 pm

Twitter unveiled an updated logo (right) on June 6 as the trademark symbol for the fast-growing company.
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Note: We've asked NPR journalists to share their top five (or so) political Twitter accounts, and we're featuring the series on #FollowFriday. Here are recommendations from Elise Hu (@elisewho), an NPR digital reporter who previously covered campaigns and statehouses in Texas, South Carolina and Missouri.

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5:36am

Fri June 15, 2012
Middle East

U.N. Sees 'Lack Of Willingness' For Peace In Syria

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 7:56 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

After a week of escalating violence in Syria, the chief U.N. official there in the country said today that efforts to resolve the conflict have had little effect. It was a bleak assessment from the man leading the United Nations observer mission for the past six months. NPR's Deborah Amos joins us from Damascus, where she has been out with observers assessing the situation.

And Deb, what was the message today from Major General Robert Mood?

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5:29am

Fri June 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Coca-Cola Returning To Myanmar; Now It Sells In All But 2 Nations

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5:27am

Fri June 15, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Friday June 15, 2012

1938 - Back-to-Back "no-hitters" (highlighted story below)
  • 167th Day of 2012 / 199 Remaining
  • 5 Days Until Summer Begins
  • Sunrise:5:47
  • Sunset:8:34
  • 14 Hours 47 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:3:02am
  • Moon Set:5:21pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 13 %
  • The Next Full Moon
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