12:51pm

Thu October 13, 2011
Economy

Land Rush In Eastern Ohio A Boon For The Economy

Originally published on Fri October 14, 2011 7:28 pm

T.J. Turner stands in his yard in Yellow Springs, Ohio, on May 27 near a sign protesting the practice of fracking, a process used to extract oil or natural gas from hard rock formations. Turner was approached by a salesman for an energy exploration company to lease rights for drilling on his property.

Jay LaPrete AP

The latest hot spot for oil and natural gas is in eastern Ohio.

Some analysts say energy companies haven't been this interested in the Buckeye State since John D. Rockefeller opened Standard Oil in Cleveland in the late 19th century.

Now there's a land rush for drilling rights in what is called the Utica Shale.

Chasing Leasing Rights

Columbiana County Recorder Craig Brown has little privacy at his desk. His offices are packed with workers preparing oil and gas leases and researching the mineral rights of local homeowners.

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12:30pm

Thu October 13, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Teens Use Condoms More Often During First Sex

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 3:12 pm

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Teenagers can, in fact, make some mature decisions when it comes to sex.

The latest government data show that 8 of 10 teen males used a condom the first time they had sex, an increase of 9 percentage points since 2002.

The findings, released yesterday, come from the National Survey of Family Growth, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2006 and 2010. The data were gathered from in-person interviews with 4,600 teenagers across the country.

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12:28pm

Thu October 13, 2011
Performing Arts and Culture

Onondaga County Legislature cuts orchestra funding from budget

The new Onondaga County budget includes a new model shaped by County Executive Joanie Mahoney and the ways and means committee to direct support for arts and cultural organizations.

As WRVO's Joyce Gramza reports, it's a win for the arts, but for music, not so much.

12:10pm

Thu October 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Dennis Ritchie, C Programmer And Unix Co-Creator, Has Died

Dennis Ritchie at the 1999 ceremony when he received the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton.

Bell Labs.

Dennis Ritchie is being remembered today as a pioneering computer scientist, the "father of [the] C programming language," co-creator of the Unix operating system and "a 'titan' of the [computer] industry whose influence was largely unknown."

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12:00pm

Thu October 13, 2011
Movie Interviews

Bichir Earns Oscar Buzz For Illegal Immigrant Role

Nearly 11 million illegal immigrants live in the U.S., hoping to get a piece of the American dream. Mexican-born actor Demian Bichir brings to light their experiences in his new film A Better Life. He plays an undocumented gardener who tries providing a better life for his American-born teenage son. Bichir talks with Michel Martin.

12:00pm

Thu October 13, 2011
Health

Landmark Book On Women's Sexuality Turns 40

Our Bodies, Ourselves turns 40 years old this year, and the new edition includes the latest data on safer sex, body image, local and global activism, changes to the health care system and more. Judy Norsigian co-authored the first edition and every edition since. Christine Cupaiuolo and Jamia Wilson worked on the latest edition. All three speak with Michel Martin. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)

12:00pm

Thu October 13, 2011
Health

Black Doctors: On Prostate Screening Controversy

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recently said that prostate cancer screenings don't save lives, and recommends that healthy men should not get prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood tests. Dr. Compton Benjamin, a urologist at George Washington University, argues that the PSA provides the best insight into whether a patient may have prostate cancer. But Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society says the PSA is overused and usually inconclusive. Both speak with Michel Martin. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)

11:31am

Thu October 13, 2011
The Two-Way

11-Year Sentence For Hedge Fund Boss Rajaratnam

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 1:10 pm

Raj Rajaratnam, billionaire co-founder of Galleon Group, entering Manhattan federal court in May.

Louis Lanzano AP

Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge-fund billionaire convicted of insider trading, has just been given what's said to be the longest-ever prison sentence in the U.S. for that crime.

He's due to spend 11 years behind bars, The New York Times' DealBook blog and other news outlets are reporting. And he's been fined $10 million.

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11:30am

Thu October 13, 2011
The Salt

'Better For You' Foods May Be Better For Company Profits

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 4:28 pm

We are choosing among a dizzying array of low-fat, low-salt, and low-calorie products

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Processed foods that are low in calories, salt, fat or sugar are too expensive. And we won't buy them if we think they won't taste good — or so the conventional wisdom goes.

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11:17am

Thu October 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Slovak Parliament OKs Eurozone Bailout Fund

As expected, "Slovakia's Parliament has approved expanding the powers of the European Union bailout fund," The Associated Press reports from Bratislava.

The wire service adds that:

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