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Rundown for January 29, 2014
12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

South Still Reeling From Snowstorm

After a rare snowstorm stopped Atlanta-area commuters in their tracks, the National Guard is sending military Humvees onto the city’s snarled freeway system.

12:10 PM EST Comment

Cold Weather Strains Louisville Budgets, Patience

Cold weather isn’t unusual in Louisville, Ky. — the average temperature is just above freezing in January. But this year, there have already been several days with highs around zero.

12:15 PM EST Comment

Fed To Reduce Pace Of Bond Buying By Another $10B

The Federal Reserve says it will cut its monthly bond purchases by an additional $10 billion to $65 billion because of a strengthening U.S. economy.

12:20 PM EST 126 Comments

The Debate Over Income Inequality

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said Washington’s job is to reverse income inequality trends. Two economists with opposing views join us.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Rare Violin Worth Millions Stolen In Milwaukee

Police around the world are on the lookout for a rare, multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin, stolen in a brazen armed robbery Monday night in Milwaukee.

12:40 PM EST Comment

Report Reveals Millions Without Access to Early Education

In 2000, world leaders pledged that all children would have access to primary school by 2015. However, a new report from UNESCO finds 57 million children remain without schools.

12:50 PM EST Comment

Novel Interweaves Family Loyalties, Singapore’s Food Scene, Artisanal Soy Sauce

In Kirstin Chen’s debut novel, “Soy Sauce for Beginners,” 30-year-old year Gretchen returns to her family’s soy sauce business after her marriage in California falls apart.

1:06 PM EST Comment

Ky. Governor On Health Law: ‘It’s Going To Work’

Democratic Governor Steve Beshear was at the State of the Union last night as one of the Obamas’ guests, to showcase the success Kentucky is having in enrolling people in health plans.

1:15 PM EST 48 Comments

Rep. Stockman On Why He Walked Out Of The Address

Republican Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas joins us to explain why he walked out midway through the president’s State of the Union speech last night.

1:20 PM EST 34 Comments

Immigration Reform: Legal Status Vs. Citizenship

Republicans eager to attract Latino voters are floating a plan to provide a path to legalization — but not full citizenship — for millions of undocumented immigrants.

1:35 PM EST Comment

Study: Yoga Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors

New research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that yoga may be particularly beneficial at helping breast cancer survivors mitigate fatigue and inflammation.

1:40 PM EST 3 Comments

New Safety Regulations For Bakken Shale Oil

While most crude oil is not very flammable, oil from the Bakken Shale has been involved in two huge explosions during train accidents, one of which claimed 47 lives.

1:50 PM EST Comment

DJ Sessions: Milwaukee’s Paul Cebar

We listen to some new music out of Milwaukee, from the sister-pair Vic and Gab to the middle-east-inspired Painted Caves and longtime singer-songwriter Paul Cebar, who is also our guide.

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‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world's holiest sites.

December 16 2 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook "Jewish Soul Food."

December 15 11 Comments

As School Fees Rise, So Do Questions Over What Constitutes A Free Education

As schools across the country struggle with budget cuts, more and more are charging fees for essential school-related services.

December 15 3 Comments

Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute

A 90-year-old activist has been arrested recently for feeding the homeless — an act that is illegal in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.