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10:41 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Rebels Hold The Cards In DR Congo

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 11:33 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, years after the big banks got support from the federal government and with interest rates at record lows, small businesses are still struggling to get access to credit. We're wondering why that is, so we'll try to find out in our Money Coach conversation in just a few minutes.

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Arts & Life
10:41 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Son Questions Mother's Shaken Baby Conviction

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 11:33 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but maybe you just need a few moms in your corner and generally at this time, we check in with a group of parents who share their experiences and common sense advice.

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Arts & Life
10:16 am
Tue December 4, 2012

At Small Companies Insurance Extensions Have More Limits

Now that the layoffs are official, it's time to talk about health insurance.
iStockphoto.com

When it comes to health insurance, working for a small company often means making do with less than employees get at big firms.

Small companies offer coverage less often. Even when they do make it available, it may cost more and be less comprehensive. One reason: Small employers just don't have the bargaining clout with insurers that larger firms have.

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Arts & Life
10:07 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Crime On The Farm: Hay Thefts Soar As Drought Deepens

That's a valuable commodity: A hay bale at a farm in Eatonton, Ga., earlier this year.
Erik S. Lesser EPA /Landov

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 8:09 am

  • Sheriff Bobby Whittington talks with NPR's Renee Montagne

Your crime fodder ... sorry, make that blotter ... news of the day.

From St. Louis:

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Arts & Life
9:09 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Living On Food Stamps: Newark Mayor Cory Booker Starts Challenge Today

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 8:02 am

A campaign to raise awareness about the struggles of low-income Americans who depend on food stamps gets a high-profile plug today as Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., begins a week of living on $30 worth of food.

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Arts & Life
8:17 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Top Stories: Iran Claims Drone Capture; Typhoon Bears Down On Philippines

Philippine Air Force troops use a rubber boat to evacuate residents from floods in Cagayan de Oro City, southern Philippines earlier today (Dec. 4).
Bobby Lagsa EPA /LANDOV
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Arts & Life
7:35 am
Tue December 4, 2012

French Mayor Introduces Rules On Politeness

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Next time you're in France be sure to mind your manners. The mayor of a small town near Paris has introduced new rules on politeness. Anyone who fails to say hello or thank you to staff at the town hall will be asked to leave. A recent poll did find that 60 percent of French list bad manners as their number one cause of stress, so maybe he's on to something. Well, excusez-moi and hello and thank you so much for listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Naked Student Shot
5:10 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Parents Of Ala. Freshman Suing Over Campus Killing

The parents of University of South Alabama student who was shot to death by campus police are suing the school over his death.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The parents of a University of South Alabama freshman who was shot to death by campus police are suing over his death.


An attorney for relatives of Gil Collar says the 18-year-old freshman never touched the officer, and the shooting never should have happened.


Attorney Jere Beasley says the family is filing suit against the school and the officer. The university had no immediate comment.


Police and witnesses say Collar was nude and acting erratically outside the campus police station before he was shot to death on Oct. 6.

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Arts & Life
9:10 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

The New York Philharmonic performing at the current incarnation of Avery Fisher Hall in January 2011.
Chris Lee courtesy of the New York Philharmonic

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 11:08 am

  • Lincoln Center and the New York Phil have confirmed plans for a (long, long overdue) major overhaul of 50-year-old Avery Fisher Hall that "aims to redefine what it means to be a concert hall at a time of challenging orchestra economics and changing audience habits." This will be the third attempt at addressing the venue's acoustical challenges.
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Arts & Life
6:35 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Ala. Governor's Mansion Open for Christmas Tours

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The Governor's Mansion in Montgomery is getting ready for the first of three evenings of public tours during the Christmas season.


First Lady Dianne Bentley says the mansion will be open from 5-7 p.m. Monday and during the same hours Dec. 10 and 17. Decorators from across the state volunteered to decorate the mansion and the neighboring Hill House for the holidays. The first lady said she wants to share that with the public.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Christmas Travel and Pets

Travels with Sebastian
Credit Susan Katherine Rits


If you're traveling during the holidays, one of the first decisions is what to do with your pet.  You can take it with you, board it, or have someone come to your home to care for it.  Once you decide what's best for you and your best friend, you can relax knowing both of you will have a good holiday.


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Arts & Life
9:03 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Violinist Ray Chen In Concert

Arts & Life
8:27 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Mental Evaluation Done, Updyke Free from Custody

Harvey Updyke
Credit AP Photo/Opelika-Auburn News, Vasha Hunt, Pool

The Alabama football fan charged with poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees is free from custody following the completion of a mental evaluation.


A Lee County judge has released Harvey Updyke into the supervision of his daughter in Louisiana now that the psychiatric testing is done.


The Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/QtiQwJ ) reported Friday that the judge scheduled a competency hearing for Updyke for Dec. 10 in Opelika. Prosecutors requested the hearing.

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Arts & Life
7:01 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Mobile to Host National Barbecue conference

Credit blogs.babble.com

The city of Mobile has been chosen to host the 2013 National Barbecue Conference and Trade Show.


Al.com reported Thursday the convention runs between Feb. 19 and 23 at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel.


Officials say a rich culture, paired with a community of barbecue professionals and enthusiasts, make Mobile an ideal city for the convention.


The event is run by the National Barbecue Association, which is based in Louisville, Ky.

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