11:08am

Tue October 25, 2011
Author Interviews

Steve Jobs: A Computer Icon On Life, Death And Apple

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 3:35 pm

Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was published Monday, less than three weeks after Job's death on Oct. 5.

Joe Raedle Getty Images

When Steve Jobs was 6 years old, his young next door neighbor found out he was adopted. "That means your parents abandoned you and didn't want you," she told him.

Jobs ran into his home, where his adoptive parents reassured him that he was theirs and that they wanted him.

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10:38am

Tue October 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Consumer Confidence Back Down To Recession Level

A sharp drop in a widely watched gauge of consumer confidence has brought that key economic barometer to a low "last seen during the 2008-2009 recession," Conference Board director of consumer research Lynn Franco says in a report released by the private research group this morning.

The board says its consumer confidence index fell this month to 39.8, from 46.4 in September. Other measures of consumer sentiment, about current conditions and expectations, also declined.

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10:30am

Tue October 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Union: W. Va. Mine Disaster Was 'Industrial Homicide'

The United Mine Workers report.

NPR

The United Mine Workers union (UMWA) is out with its own report this morning about last year's Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster in West Virginia in which 29 workers died.

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10:27am

Tue October 25, 2011
Politics and Government

New head of SUNY Board of Trustees no stranger to politics

Carl McCall, the newly appointed Chair of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, is no stranger to New York politics and policy making. He sat down Monday to talk about his goals for SUNY and what he discerns in the Occupy Wall Street and now Occupy Albany movement.

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10:16am

Tue October 25, 2011
The Two-Way

All The Poop About The #no2trial Is Being Tweeted

If you need a break from the "real news:"

The Washington Post's Justin Jouvenal is "live-tweeting" from the so-called #no2trial today in Fairfax, Va.

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9:55am

Tue October 25, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

High-Deductible Health Plans More Common On Employers' Menus

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Health plan deductibles keep inching up.

When employees sign up for coverage this fall during their company's annual enrollment period, nearly a quarter will face annual deductibles of at least $1,000, according to a recent employer survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KHN is an editorially-independent program of the foundation.)

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Join WRVO for some special spooky Halloween programming:

War of the Worlds - The Mercury Theater's classic 1938 adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds.  Sunday 10/30 at 9:00pm. Plus join us for other spooky Old Time Radio Programs with Tuned To Yesterday on Sunday 10/30 10:00pm-Midnight.

The Capitol Steps - Politics Takes a Holiday -  The annual Halloween edition of political satire with the Capitol Steps! If something happens in the news, run to the show and see what rhymes with it!  Monday 10/31 9:00pm.

The Scary Plan - A 30 minute compilation of offbeat and quirky ghouls, ghosts, and ghastly stories. Monday 10/31 at 9:30pm.

9:06am

Tue October 25, 2011
The Two-Way

What A Show! Northern Lights Seen Across Much Of Nation

The Northern Lights over Marquette, Mich., last night.

Courtesy of Shawn Malone/LakeSuperiorPhoto.com

From Alabama and Georgia north to the border with Canada, there are reports from all over the continental U.S. today about a fantastic show last night:

An intense geomagnetic storm that produced some of the best "Northern Lights" in recent memory, reports SpaceWeather.com.

Many folks are posting photos and videos. Here's one that the poster says was taken in Michigan.

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8:34am

Tue October 25, 2011

8:11am

Tue October 25, 2011
The Two-Way

VIDEO: 2-Week Old Girl Rescued From Rubble In Turkey

Though the death toll (more than 360) continues to climb and the chances of finding more survivors are dimming, there is this bit of good news about what's happening in eastern Turkey, where a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday:

A 2-week-old baby girl, Azra Karaduman, was rescued today from the rubble of an apartment building.

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