8:40am

Thu April 26, 2012
Music Reviews

Howlin' Wolf: A Blues Legend With An Earthy Sound

Howlin' Wolf's masters from the Chess label have just been released on a four-disc set titled Smokestack Lightning: The Complete Chess Masters 1931-1960.

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8:26am

Thu April 26, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Norwegians Stand Up To Killer's Hate By Joining In Song

People gathered in Oslo today to sing Children of the Rainbow, in a demonstration against the views of killer Anders Behring Breivik.
Kyrre Lien AFP/Getty Images

Anders Behring Breivik, who last summer killed 77 people in Norway, thinks a folk song called Children of the Rainbow is brainwashing young Norwegians.

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8:09am

Thu April 26, 2012
The Two-Way

New Allegations Surface Of Secret Service Misbehavior In El Salvador

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 10:24 am

U.S. Secret Service

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pledged on Wednesday the investigation into Secret Service agents who allegedly hired prostitutes this month in Cartagena, Colombia, "will be complete and thorough and we will leave no stone unturned."

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7:10am

Thu April 26, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Evidence Mounts That Diet, Exercise Help Survivors Cut Cancer Risk

Staying fit and eating well can help cancer survivors, too, a review of the latest evidence shows.
Lucy Pemoni AP

Eat right and exercise is about as basic as medical advice gets.

Follow it, and you'll benefit from better overall fitness, improved quality of life, and a reduced risk for chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.

The American Cancer Society now says the evidence has piled up that diet and exercise can help cancer survivors manage, beat, and stay free of their disease, too.

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5:48am

Thu April 26, 2012
The Two-Way

'Bring Andy Home:' Search For Missing Corgi Goes High Tech

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 3:27 pm

Where's Andy?
The Bring Andy Home Facebook page

We love dogs. So we can't resist passing along word that later today All Things Considered plans to catch up on the story of Andy, a tan and white Pembroke Welsh Corgi who has been missing since New Year's Eve.

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5:40am

Thu April 26, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Thursday April 26, 2012

1986 - Chernobyl (highlighted story below)
  • 117th Day of 2012 / 249 Remaining
  • 55 Days Until Summer Begins
  • Sunrise:6:19
  • Sunset:7:57
  • 13 Hr 38 Min
  • Moon Rise:10:06am
  • Moon Set:12:04am
  • Moon’s Phase: 25 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • May 5 @ 8:36pm
  • Full Flower Moon
  • Full Corn
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5:40am

Thu April 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Almost No Change In Jobless Claims Last Week

There were 388,000 first-time claims for jobless benefits last week, down just 1,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration just reported.

And in another sign that the labor market's recovery remains sluggish, the agency said "the 4-week moving average was 381,750, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week's revised average of 375,500." That measure is said by economists to be a better gauge of the underlying trend in claims.

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4:34am

Thu April 26, 2012
Europe

Swedish Woman Gets Invitation Meant For Official

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 6:21 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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4:25am

Thu April 26, 2012
Around the Nation

Research Examines Newly-Drafted NFL Quarterbacks

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 6:21 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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3:31am

Thu April 26, 2012
The Two-Way

After Conviction, Pakistani Prime Minister 'Imprisoned' For Just A Few Minutes

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 2:15 pm

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as he arrived at court today in Islamabad.
Aamir Qureshi AFP/Getty Images

Convicted today of contempt for refusing to push for the reopening of a corruption case involving Pakistan's president, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was given a prison sentence that lasted just a few minutes.

"The ruling ... appeared to be a compromise," The Associated Press writes, "but could still mean problems for him because he has been convicted in a court. That means he could face dismissal from office in the weeks, or more likely, months to come."

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