1:00pm

Wed November 23, 2011
National Security

Donilon Says Iran Nukes Program Is 'Undeniable'

The U.S. and its allies announced coordinated sanctions against Iran on Monday. In a speech at the Brookings Institution Tuesday, White House national security adviser Tom Donilon argued that it is "undeniable" that Iran is developing a nuclear weapons capability, and that sanctions are working.

12:27pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Movie Interviews

The Muppet Fans Who Made 'The Muppets' Movie

Jason Segel (left) and Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) try to reunite the original Muppets in the new family comedy The Muppets.
Disney
  • 'Frank Oz on Fresh Air in 1988'

Nicholas Stoller made his directorial debut with 2008's raunchy comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which starred Jason Segel as a guy who had to reassess his life after his girlfriend of five years dumped him.

Segel famously dropped his towel in the opening scenes of the film, which led The New York Times to call him "a young actor with nothing to hide."

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12:00pm

Wed November 23, 2011
NPR Story

Behind The Scenes: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 10:56 am

Since 1924, millions of Americans have been watching Macy's iconic parade as they ring in the holiday season. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with parade executive producer Amy Kule, who shares some of her favorite performances and reveals what it takes to coordinate more than 8,000 participants on that day.

12:00pm

Wed November 23, 2011
NPR Story

After 15 Years In Prison, Hope For Chicagoans

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 10:56 am

Transcript

TONY COX, HOST:

I'm Tony Cox and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, award-winning chef Jose Andre stops by to share his Thanksgiving favorites, but first we take a look at crime and punishment in the United States. Since 2000, DNA evidence has helped exonerate 213 individuals convicted of crimes. Since the first DNA exoneration in 1989, seventeen people had their convictions overturned after serving time on death row. That's according to the Innocence Project, an organization that works to overturn wrongful convictions.

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12:00pm

Wed November 23, 2011
NPR Story

Shop Talk: Praying Kicks Off NFL Controversy

The Barbershop guys preview the upcoming football games and discuss whether Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos distracts other players when praying on the field. The guys also share their Thanksgiving gratitude lists. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with author Jimi Izrael, attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, sports editor Dave Zirin and sports reporter Pablo Torre.

11:56am

Wed November 23, 2011
Africa

Egypt Looks To Complete An 'Unfinished Revolution'

An Egyptian protester flashes the victory sign during clashes with riot police near Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday. The clashes in recent days have clouded Egypt's future as it prepares for elections on Monday.
Mahmud Hams AFP/Getty Images

In the autumn of the Arab Spring, Egyptians fear they're losing their revolution.

That is, if it ever really was a revolution.

As the country braces for next week's scheduled election, people from the urban sprawl of Cairo to the rural reaches of Upper Egypt are left wondering if the so-called "January 25 Revolution" wasn't actually a popularly supported military coup.

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11:51am

Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

40 Miles Of 'Sticky Goo' Damages 150 Cars In Pennsylvania

We have to pass along more about this bullet from our Thanksgiving travel roundup:

"Some motorists were delayed for hours last night and early today on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Pittsburgh when 'a tar-like substance ... leaked from a tanker,' the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports."

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11:37am

Wed November 23, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Evidence Lends Support To Long-Term Treatment With Statins

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 11:38 am

Cholesterol-fighter simvastatin, the generic version of Zocor, gets a clean bill of health in an update to a study dating back to '90s.
JB Reed Landov

Standing in line at the drugstore or Costco might lead you to believe that just about everybody is taking a drug for high cholesterol.

And it's true that drugs to fight cholesterol, such as Zocor, now generic, and Lipitor, which is about to be, are the most frequently prescribed in the nation.

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11:10am

Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Planning To Fry That Turkey? Watch These Videos First

Frozen turkey hot oil = big problem.
SafetyAtHome.com

11:05am

Wed November 23, 2011
Middle East

Yemen's President To Sign Deal To Transfer Power

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 4:43 pm

In this image from Saudi television, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signs the Gulf Cooperation Council-sponsored transition deal Wednesday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
AFP/Getty Images

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh accepted a deal Wednesday to end his more than three decades in power, making him the latest leader to be ousted in the Arab Spring uprisings.

Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia early Wednesday and signed the agreement at a ceremony in the capital city of Riyadh. The accord, brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council, shifts power to Vice President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi within 30 days.

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