2:32pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Regional Coverage

Remembering fallen members of the police force

Matt Johnston

It was a day of remembrance today in Syracuse at the newly renovated Forman Park. Mayor Stephanie Miner, Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler, and Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh were all on hand to honor members of the police force that have fallen in the line of duty.

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2:32pm

Tue May 15, 2012
From Our Listeners

Letters: Losing Faith And Military Marriages

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 10:07 am

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2:17pm

Tue May 15, 2012
NPR Story

At 96, Historian Lewis Reflects On 'A Century'

Originally published on Sun May 20, 2012 8:42 am

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Bernard Lewis is also the author of the best-selling What Went Wrong?
Alan Kolc

Over his long academic career, Bernard Lewis has arguably become the world's greatest historian of the Middle East. Now, at 96, Lewis turns his attention inward in a memoir that looks back on his life, work and legacy.

The linguist and scholar's career began before World War II, and in a new memoir he covers more than a few sensitive areas, from race and slavery in Islam, to the clash of civilizations and his long argument with scholar Edward Said, to his role as an adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney.

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2:07pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Sports

Fan Says Tear Down Wrigley To Save The Cubs

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 10:07 am

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Fans of the Chicago Cubs come up with all kinds of explanations for the team's epic ineptitude: the curse of the Billy Goat, Steve Bartman's 2003 foul ball catch, and generations of incompetent management. In the Wall Street Journal today, Rich Cohen comes to a different conclusion: Wrigley Field. Destroy it, annihilate it, he wrote. Implosion or explosion, get rid of it, not merely the structure but the ground on which it stands.

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2:07pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Race

The Politics Of Fat In Black And White

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 12:13 pm

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Alice Randall is also the author of The Wind Done Gone.
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"Many black women are fat because we want to be." With those words in a New York Times op-ed, novelist Alice Randall sparked a controversy. Touching on flashpoints of race, weight, politics and gender, her contention prompted a debate and raised serious questions about health, culture and race.

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2:07pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Law

'Stop And Frisk' Works, But It's Problematic

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 10:07 am

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The New York City police reported that its officers stopped and frisked almost 700,000 people last year, which prompted a fresh round of protests over the controversial policy. In today's Washington Post, Richard Cohen writes that these questionable tactics have to be measured against their effects. New York City is heaven on earth, he wrote, possibly because it is a certain kind of hell for young black and Hispanic men. Do results justify questionable police tactics?

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1:55pm

Tue May 15, 2012
The Two-Way

She's 100 (Almost) And Still Swimming: Another Centenarian To Admire

Marie Kelleher.
U.S. Masters Swimming

We have a fondness for stories about centenarians, we have to admit.

There was Fauja Singh, the 100-year-old "Turbaned Tornado," who finished the Toronto Marathon last year.

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1:53pm

Tue May 15, 2012
The Two-Way

NATO Invites Pakistani President To Chicago Summit

NATO has just asked the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to attend the May 20-21 summit in Chicago. The AP says the overture signals that the rift between NATO and Islamabad may be coming to a resolution.

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1:34pm

Tue May 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Bomb In Bogotá Kills At Least Two In Assassination Attempt

Originally published on Tue May 15, 2012 5:36 pm

Police officers inspect the remains of vehicles on Tuesday after an explosion ripped through a crowded area of Bogotá injuring at least 10 people according to the mayor's office.
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said a bomb detonated in the middle of Bogotá, the country's capital and largest city, was intended to kill former interior minister Ferdnando Londoño Hoyos.

El País reports that Santos condemned the attack, saying the bomb exploded next to the armored vehicle Londoño was travelling in.

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1:02pm

Tue May 15, 2012
It's All Politics

Ron Paul Spokesman: Candidate Unlikely To Ever Endorse Romney

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 1:31 pm

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas (right), talks with chief strategist Jesse Benton in Ames, Iowa, on Aug. 13.
Charles Dharapak AP

Presidential candidate Ron Paul is not expected to ultimately endorse presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Paul's chief strategist said Tuesday.

"Never say never, but I don't believe that's likely," said Jesse Benton, during a half-hour-plus give-and-take with reporters.

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