2:55pm

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Debt 'Supercommittee' Members' Top Political Contributors Scrutinized

One day after the U.S. debt "supercommittee" was finalized, the largest political donors to Republicans and Democrats on the panel are being scrutinized — after all, lobbyists are widely expected to court the committee's 12 members, to ensure that their interests stay off the chopping block.

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1:37pm

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

U.S. Appeals Court Rules Against Health Care Law

A U.S. appeals court has ruled in favor of 26 states that filed suit to challenge a requirement in President Barack Obama's healthcare law that forced individuals to own health insurance. The law's "individual mandate" portion was declared unconstitutional, according to Reuters.

The court has apparently ruled that the remainder of the law, without the individual mandate, can stand, Reuters reports.

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1:30pm

Fri August 12, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Regulators Grapple With Outbreaks As Salmonella, E. Coli Illnesses Grow

Ground turkey packages like this one are part of a nationwide recall and are blamed for sickening 107 people so far.
Paul Sakuma ASSOCIATED PRESS

It's been another tough week for food safety.

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Tuned to Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday Podcasts

Tuned to Yesterday Broadcast Schedule

Decades ago, WRVO began broadcasting old time radio with a small collection comprising twenty reel to reel tapes. Programs like The Whistler, The Jack Benny Show, Fibber McGee and Molly, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, and Gunsmoke.  Today the collection includes nearly 5,000 reels and well over 16,000 broadcasts.

12:52pm

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Former Boston, New York Police Chief In Talks For Scotland Yard Job

William Bratton, who has been the police chief in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, told the AP today that he was in talks with the British government about a job. The AP reports:

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12:39pm

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Woman Dies One Month After Being Hit By Cyclist In San Francisco

A woman who had been hospitalized since being struck by a cyclist in San Francisco last month died Thursday, opening the question of what charges, if any, might be filed against the cyclist. Dionette Cherney, a Washington, D.C., resident in her late 60s, suffered a head injury in the crash, from which she did not recover.

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12:21pm

Fri August 12, 2011
The Picture Show

German Exhibit Reveals Secret Spy Photos

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:33 am

Staged photos re-create Stasi agents dressed in various disguises, ranging from a Russian mafioso to the casual middle-aged man to a tourist with cameras.
Simon Menner

The Stasi, or East German secret police, were notorious as one of the most repressive and feared institutions of the East German Communist government — and they left behind an unsettling record. Images include Stasi agents in various disguises as they participated in training in the "art of disguise." Without any context, they are almost amusing. But, as photographer Simon Menner writes, the photos "document the repressive measures taken by a totalitarian state in order to create terror and fear among the population."

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12:00pm

Fri August 12, 2011
Barbershop

Barbershop: Can Super Committee Save Sour Economy?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the Super Committee picks, TBS' cancellation of George Lopez's show and the 25th anniversary of the film "She's Gotta Have It." Guest host Allison Keyes speaks with author Jimi Izrael, civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette and reporter Gautham Nagesh.

12:00pm

Fri August 12, 2011
BackTalk

BackTalk: Debates, Danziger Bridge, Kid Bans

Originally published on Fri August 12, 2011 1:29 pm

Transcript

ALLISON KEYES, host: This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Allison Keyes. Michel Martin is away.

Coming up, two hip-hop kings collaborate for the new album "Watch the Throne." But do Kanye West and Jay-Z live up to their royal hype? We'll find out next.

But first, it's time for Backtalk, where we lift the curtain on what's happening in the TELL ME MORE blogosphere and get to hear from you, our listeners. Corey Dade is right here with me. He's the national correspondent for NPR Digital News. Welcome back, Corey.

COREY DADE: Hi, Allison.

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12:00pm

Fri August 12, 2011

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