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Rundown for January 29, 2014
12:06 PM EDT 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.

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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.

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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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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.

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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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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.

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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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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

September 15 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

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Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.