Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Alex Karras, Former NFL Star And Actor, Dies

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 11:36 am

Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions in 1971.

Alex Karras, who was a star defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions in the 1960s and went on to gain other fame for his acting in Hollywood's Blazing Saddles and TV's Webster, has died, according to multiple reports.

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Wed October 10, 2012
House & Senate Races

Tale Of The Tape: Senate Showdown In Indiana

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 2:36 pm

AJ Mast AP

If you're searching for a Tea Party litmus test this year, look no further than Indiana's U.S. Senate race.

Tea Party-backed GOP state Treasurer Richard Mourdock is locked in a close race with House Democrat Joe Donnelly, who has represented Indiana's 2nd Congressional District since 2007.

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Wed October 10, 2012
It's All Politics

Democrats Sense An Opening In Indiana

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 1:11 pm

U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly of Indiana talked with residents of Columbia Healthcare Center, a nursing home in Evansville, Ind., on Thursday.
Alan Greenblatt NPR

Joe Donnelly is counting on the auto industry bailout to help him out.

Donnelly, a third-term Democratic representative, is running for U.S. Senate in Indiana, which remains heavily dependent on the auto and RV industry. His opponent, GOP state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, not only opposed the bailout of Chrysler, but sued to block it.

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Wed October 10, 2012
Music Reviews

Iris DeMent's Emotionally Complex 'Sing The Delta'

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 3:21 pm

Sing the Delta is Iris DeMent's first album of new songs in 16 years.
Courtesy of the artist

Iris DeMent possesses one of the great voices in contemporary popular music: powerfully, ringingly clear, capable of both heartbreaking fragility and blow-your-ears-back power. Had she been making country albums in the '70s and '80s and had more commercial ambition, she'd probably now be considered right up there with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette.

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Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Spaniards, Who Usually Aid Others, Being Asked To Help Their Own

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 8:17 pm

In June, people in Madrid came to a distribution center where those in need could get food.
Javier Soriano AFP/Getty Images

(Journalist Lauren Frayer is a frequent contributor to NPR. She files this report from Madrid.)

For decades, the Red Cross has asked Spaniards to donate money to starving children in the Third World. But with Europe's debt crisis, the needy are now right here at home.

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Wed October 10, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

# 662, Mystery,  Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Blood River Matter" 8/3/50, Broadway Is My Beat "Joe Quito" 6/5/49

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier. 



Wed October 10, 2012
Regional Coverage

Dalai Lama brings peace message to thousands of concert goers

A general view of the crowd at the One World Concert at Syracuse University on October 9, 2012 in Syracuse, New York.
Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Syracuse University

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama wrapped up a two-day world peace event at Syracuse University Tuesday night joining musical artists from around the world for the One World Concert.

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Wed October 10, 2012
Politics and Government

State comptroller predicts Wall Street profits up in volatile economic climate

Profits on Wall Street are going to be up this year, according to a new report from the New York state comptroller, but are still below their pre-recession highs. The report also finds fewer job losses in the securities industry, and many economic uncertainties ahead.

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Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Successful Surgery For Pakistani Girl Whose Shooting Has Caused Outrage

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 10:12 am

The front page of today's The News, in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Philip Reeves, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

After several hours of surgery, the girl whose shooting by the Taliban has caused deep anger in Pakistan and has exposed that nation's "deepest fault line," is said to be in stable condition.

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Wed October 10, 2012

Tell Me More: Education Special and Twitter Forum

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 4:46 pm


For generations, education has been key to the American dream of advancement and opportunity. Today, NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin (@TellMeMoreNPR) is broadcasting from member station WLRN and hosting a Twitter education forum on where the nation's schools now stand.

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