12:03pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Arts & Life

A Bittersweet Goodbye To A Month Of Poetic Tweets

Writer and poet Holly Bass joins host Michel Martin to wrap up Tell Me More's poetry series, Muses and Metaphor. In celebration of National Poetry Month, listeners and friends of the program were invited to tweet poems no longer than 140 characters, via Twitter.

12:03pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Politics

Twitter: From Infancy To Political Powerhouse

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12:03pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Politics

Political Chat: What A Difference 5 Years Makes

Host Michel Martin marks Tell Me More's 5th anniversary on NPR's airwaves by speaking with political strategists Donna Brazile and Ron Christie. They discuss the past five and next five years in politics. They examine the dividing lines of race, gender, and party, and what they mean for our political future.

11:50am

Mon April 30, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

As Diabetes Rises In Kids, So Do Treatment Challenges

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 11:54 am

Pong, soda and junk food: the beginning of the end for health?
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More kids than ever have Type 2 diabetes, the kind that used to be referred to as the adult-onset variety.

It's a sign of our sedentary, calorie-rich times. Childhood obesity, a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, is commonplace. For teens, about half of new cases of diabetes are now Type 2 compared with just 3 percent a few decades back.

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11:47am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Salt

Cracking The Code: Making Vegan Cheese Taste Cheesier

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 1:37 pm

Ready to swap these for the vegan kind?
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Cheese is a staple of many diets and, let's face it, it makes us happy. But sometimes we worry about the fat and calories it contains. Add this little guilt trip, plus a rise in veganism over the past few years and an increase in reported allergies to milk and soy, and now you've got a ripening market for cheese alternatives.

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10:54am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Five Surviving Exotic Animals To Be Given To Ohio Man's Widow

A sign warning motorists that exotic animals were on the loose near Zanesville, Ohio, last October.
Tony Dejak AP

Ohio officials have decided they will hand over five animals to the widow of a man who last October paralyzed a community by releasing 56 lions, tigers, bears and other exotic animals from his farm.

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10:40am

Mon April 30, 2012
Regional Coverage

The city of Syracuse urges FEMA to reconsider flood maps

The battle raging over federal flood maps in Central New York hits a deadline today. The city of Syracuse will file a challenge to maps proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency which, if approved, would drive up flood insurance costs dramatically for homeowners in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods.

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10:27am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

1 World Trade Center Set To Claim Spot Atop NYC's Skyline Today

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 3:46 pm

Rising above the Manhattan skyline: 1 World Trade Center.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images
(The milestone was reached at 2:14 p.m. ET.)

With the addition of some steel columns, 1 World Trade Center has reached a height of symbolic importance.

At 1,271 feet (and growing) it is 21 feet taller than the observation deck on the Empire State Building.

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9:18am

Mon April 30, 2012

9:02am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

After Big Gain In February, Consumer Spending Rose Less In March

A large 0.9 percent gain in consumer spending from January to February was followed by a more modest 0.3 percent increase from February to March, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says.

Personal income, meanwhile, was up 0.4 percent in March. It had risen 0.3 percent in February.

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