10:00am

Wed January 18, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

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#489 - Horror: Fantasies From Lights Out "Reunion In Death" 7/21/45, Hermit's Cave "House On Lost Lands Bluff" 1945

 

9:50am

Wed January 18, 2012
The Two-Way

In Snow-Weary Alaskan Towns, Sun And Smiles Emerge

Jan. 9: An Alaska National Guardsman clears a roof in Cordova.
Spc. Balinda O'Neal Alaska National Guard Public Affairs

"Life is back to normal for two towns deeply buried in snow along Alaska's Prince William Sound," The Associated Press says. "The National Weather Service said Tuesday the weather is supposed to remain clear in both Valdez and Cordova this week."

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9:33am

Wed January 18, 2012
It's All Politics

Internet Blackout Puts Washington Online Piracy In Limelight

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 11:06 am

Screenshot of Wikipedia landing page.
Wikipedia screenshot

SOPA and PIPA (no, they're not the Duchess of Cambridge's sisters) will be on the minds of a lot more people Wednesday because of the online protests by Wikipedia, Google and other popular websites over the anti-piracy legislation with the catchy acronyms currently under consideration in Congress.

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9:13am

Wed January 18, 2012
Politics and Government

Cuomo's Entrepreneurial Government Model

As Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his 2012 budget proposal in Albany, he talked a lot about what he calls "entrepreneurial government" - a model in which the state sets the stage for private investment.

The question now is whether that private money will materialize:

Brian Unger’s satirical reports on culture and politics can currently be heard regularly on NPR.

Unger began his career in broadcasting at WOUB in Athens, Ohio. He then turned his back on Ohio and public radio to fetch David Letterman’s lunch. That’s what interns considered dignified work at NBC.

It was all downhill from there: Unger was tapped to produce the series Obstetrics & Gynecology Update for Lifetime Medical Television. After 26 episodes, Unger left the show and struck out on his own to produce documentary profiles on U.S. war veterans dating back to World War I.

9:00am

Wed January 18, 2012
The Two-Way

LIVE: Jewel (A Bear) May Soon Give Birth; A Webcam Lets Us Watch

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 9:04 am

A very close view of Jewel, taken Tuesday.
Wildlife Research Institute

As we learned last year with our posts about the Decorah "eagle cam," there's a lot of interest in watching animals in the wild. Especially when there are babies involved.

So here's some important information for nature lovers:

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8:58am

Wed January 18, 2012
Opinion

Hot To Trot: Dating With A Few More Wrinkles

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 9:00 am

Adult children are often surprised when their their over-60 parents hit the dating scene.
iStockphoto.com

Brian Unger is the host of the History Channel show How The States Got Their Shapes.

When we talk about our moms, many of us end up crying. Barbra Walters made her career exploiting this universal weakness. Newt Gingrich proved it recently, very publicly, in Iowa talking about his mom.

I'm going to try to control my emotions as I discuss my mom.

Because I'm not ashamed to say — lately, there have been a few tears.

My mom's not sick. No, she beat cancer.

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8:13am

Wed January 18, 2012

7:55am

Wed January 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Seattle, Western Washington Hunker Down As Snow Arrives

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 12:01 pm

Bags of a deicing product were being stacked outside a hardware store in Seattle on Tuesday, as folks prepared for today's bad weather.
Elaine Thompson AP

While Seattle may not get hit quite as hard as previously thought by a winter storm that's moving across the Northwest, the National Weather Service has issued some ominous sounding updates about how large that storm is turning out to be.

There's this message:

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7:38am

Wed January 18, 2012
Around the Nation

Handcuffed Man Accused Of Stealing Police Car

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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