2:49pm

Thu May 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Rare Calico Lobster Turns Heads, And Escapes Dinner Menu

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 4:29 pm

The calico lobster known as Calvin is shown in this photo provided by Boston's New England Aquarium. The lobster is dark with bright orange and yellow spots.
Tony LaCasse New England Aquarium

A calico lobster that had been living in obscurity off the coast of Maine has now been catapulted into a sort of celebrity, thanks to its rare coloring: a calico mix of orange and yellow spots. Researchers say it could be a 1 in 30 million specimen.

The invertebrate was caught off Winter Harbor, Maine; it was saved from the cooking pot at Jasper White's Summer Shack restaurant in Cambridge, Mass., after the staff noticed its striking coloration.

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2:30pm

Thu May 10, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

#565 - Western: Frontier Gentleman "The Actress" 3/23/58, Gunsmoke "Moon" 8/15/53

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

2:27pm

Thu May 10, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

#564 - Romance: Lux Radio Theater "Lady In The Dark" 1/29/45

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

2:24pm

Thu May 10, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

#563 - Broadway: Theater Guild "Allegro" 11/26/51

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

2:21pm

Thu May 10, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

#562 - Sitcom: Lum and Abner "Advice Bureau" 11/14/48, Blondie "Baby Snooks Visits" 10/8/44

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

1:49pm

Thu May 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Russian Agency Says It Foiled Potential Attack On Sochi, 2014 Olympics Host City

A Russian anti-terrorism agency says that its secret service agents have thwarted a planned attack on Sochi, the city slated to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Russia's FSB security service says it found 10 caches of weapons that it believes were meant to be used during either preparations for the Olympics or in an attack during the Games themselves.

From Moscosw, Jessica Golloher filed this report for NPR's Newscast:

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1:46pm

Thu May 10, 2012
It's All Politics

Reaction To Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Suppport: From Sublime To Silly

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 10:06 am

Reaction to President Obama's bombshell that he now supports gay marriage ran the gamut from profound to lighthearted.
The White House Getty Images

(This post has been revised.)

If anything could predictably induce torrents of Internet reaction, it would be a U.S. president making the surprise disclosure that he supports same-sex marriage. And so it has been following President Obama's Wednesday ABC News interview in which he said he personally backs gay marriage.

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1:21pm

Thu May 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Survey: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Defense Cuts

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 1:27 pm

A U.S. Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay in 2011.
U.S. Navy Getty Images

As Congress struggles to rein in the federal deficit, a new survey finds Americans preferred to cut defense spending more than any other program.

In a new survey that not only asked for opinion, but also briefed the respondents on the federal budget, Americans came to a bipartisan conclusion: 67 percent of Republicans and 90 percent of Democrats supported cutting the defense budget.

And by quite a bit.

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12:54pm

Thu May 10, 2012
The Salt

Why It Matters That California Teens Eat Less Than Their Peers

California teens are getting fewer calories because of restrictions on school snacks, a study says
Darko Radanovic iStockphoto.com

The California sunshine can't hurt. It may help keep teens outdoors where they're less likely to snack, and more likely to move around.

But this isn't the explanation for why teens in the Golden State eat 158 fewer calories a day than kids in other states.

California teens, it turns out, are eating less at school, according to a new study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. And that little bit less per kid can add up to big calorie savings over time, nutrition experts say.

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12:46pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Latin America

Haiti Aid Worker Reflects On The Limits Of Help

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 4:20 pm

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, HOST:

Aid workers often win applause for their courage and selflessness, for leaving often comfortable lives to help out in wars, famines and catastrophes. But in a recent post on his blog, Quinn Zimmerman, an aid worker in Haiti, gives us a different understanding of the experience. He vented his frustrations, including resentment from some Haitians' incessant begging, and the unwillingness or inability of people to help themselves. Of course, he adds, the need is real, the cause important. Much remains to be done.

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