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3:14pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Middle East

Islamist Parties Proliferate In Post-Mubarak Egypt

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 8:34 pm

Demonstrators from a Salafi group chant slogans and hold posters that read, in Arabic, "Islamic Egypt," during a Sept. 23 protest against emergency law in Cairo. Salafi political parties will be among those vying in upcoming elections.
Khalil Hamra AP

Egypt holds parliamentary elections this month and many people expect the outcome to be similar to recent polls in Tunisia, where an Islamist party won the largest bloc of seats.

Nearly a dozen official parties with ties to Islamist groups have sprung up in Egypt since the summer, and most analysts predict they will do well.

Gamal Ashry is one parliamentary candidate. He's with the Freedom and Justice Party, the political offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Arab world's largest and oldest Islamist movement.

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3:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
NPR Story

Panetta Addresses Iraq Troop Withdrawal

Top Pentagon leaders went to Capitol Hill Tuesday and took tough questions from lawmakers on the future of the U.S. relationship with Iraq. Specifically, they addressed how the decision to withdraw all U.S. combat troops by the end of this year will impact Iraq's stability and U.S. national security interests in the region. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told a congressional committee that, while U.S. military commanders wanted to keep a contingency force on the ground, it was Iraq's decision to make.

3:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
World

Violence Intensifies In Syria

Violence is intensifying in Syria, with as many as 70 dead in the past 24 hours. Among the casualties were Syrian army defectors who clashed with government forces near the southern city of Deraa. There was also much bloodshed in the central city of Homs, another hotbed of resistance to the Assad regime.

2:19pm

Tue November 15, 2011
NPR Story

Businesses Reeling In Wake Of NBA Lockout

After weeks of game postponements, the NBA league made a final offer to players — and the players rejected it. Cancelling games affects the players and the fans, but it can also be devastating for the many businesses that revolve around the industry.

1:45pm

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

The Citadel Faces Abuse Scandal Similar To Penn State's

Note: There are some details of alleged sexual activity with minors in this post.

There's a story unfolding in Charleston, S.C., that sounds depressingly similar to the scandal that has rocked Penn State University.

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1:25pm

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

The Occupy Movement And The First Amendment: 'A Classic Collision'

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 1:34 pm

NYPD officers pull down signage as they clear out Occupy Wall Street activists from a private park next to Duarte Square in New York City.
Preston Rescigno Getty Images

When New York Police moved to dismantle the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park in the pre-dawn hours, one of the first questions aired on the Web was, "What about the First Amendment?"

Juan Cole, a professor of history at the University of Michigan, quickly penned a blog post, concluding:

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1:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
NPR Story

Re-Telling The Story Of 'The Trail Of Tears'

The trail of tears — The forced migration of thousands of Native Americans from their ancestral homeland in the south West to Oklahoma — is taught in many classrooms as one of the darkest moments in American history.

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1:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Mental Health

Meeting Child Victims' Needs After Sexual Abuse

In the wake of high-profile child sex abuse scandals, the public often focuses on the accused. Victims and their needs often draw far less attention. Experts who work with young victims explain how children respond to abuse, and what treatment options can help them cope with the aftermath.

1:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Opinion

Op-Ed: GOP Should Recast Its Message On Inequality

Occupy Wall Street and reports on the nation's growing income gap have helped rally the political left, argues Matthew Continetti of The Weekly Standard. It is not the government's responsibility to redress wealth disparities, he says, and the GOP must do a better job of communicating that message.

1:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
From Our Listeners

Letters: Reporting Abuse, Finding Personal Renewal

Transcript

BRIAN NAYLOR, host: It's Tuesday, and time to read from your comments. When we talked to author P.J. O'Rourke about his new book "Holidays in Heck," many of you offered suggestions of where P.J. should go next. Wu Nyen Proul(ph) in Franklin, Kentucky, wrote: Visit Easter Island. It's such a humbling experience to stand before the Moai, sleep to the sound of waves, pure unpolluted air and great fish. Even a 4G iPhone can't get a connection. You and your family will enjoy what it's like to live without the Worldwide Web - these days, something one can only imagine.

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12:18pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Author Interviews

Mark Kelly Tells Of Giffords' 'Courage' In Recovery

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 8:35 pm

Mark Kelly has a new book about his wife, Rep. Gabby Giffords, and her road to recovery since she was shot in the head on Jan. 8.
Courtesy of P.K. Weis

Earlier this year, on Jan. 8, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head as she met with constituents in Tucson, Ariz. She was one of 13 people injured that day. Six people were killed.

It had been four years since Giffords arrived in Washington as a wide-eyed freshman and told NPR: "Life's good and [I'm] very, very excited — so optimistic about taking our country in a new direction."

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12:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Parenting

Teaching Kids About Sexual Abuse: It's OK To Tell

Amid the Penn State scandal, host Michel Martin explores how parents can teach kids to flag inappropriate behavior from adults. Martin hears from a childhood sexual abuse survivor, a pediatrician, and two regular parenting contributors. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)

12:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Around the Nation

What Exactly Is Sexual Harassment?

Herman Cain's White House bid has been rocked by sexual harassment allegations. This raises several issues about harassment and the workplace. Host Michel Martin talks with lawyers Barbara Brown and Cyrus Mehri about defining and preventing sexual harassment. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)

12:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Around the Nation

Speaking Up Against Sexual Harassment At Work

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace. She speaks with lawyers Barbara Brown and Cyrus Mehri about what constitutes sexual harassment and what employees and employers can do to prevent it. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)

12:00pm

Tue November 15, 2011
Movies

Bollywood To Hollywood: Director Embraces Chaos

Shekhar Kapur started as an accountant in the U.K., then became an actor and director in India. He later took his work to Hollywood. Many Americans know him for his 1998 Oscar-nominated film Elizabeth. Host Michel Martin talks with Kapur about his controversial films, where he finds inspiration, and whether film festivals are still necessary.

11:31am

Tue November 15, 2011
NPR Story

Occupy Demonstrators Upset By Camp Clearings

Police officers removed Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park in New York City early Tuesday morning. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the operation took place at night to "reduce the risk of confrontation." But clashes erupted and about 70 people were arrested.

11:30am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Rep. Giffords: 'I Want To Get Back To Work'

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last May.
P.K. Weis Facebook.com/GabrielleGiffords

From a conversation later today on All Things Considered with her husband Mark Kelly, to last night's interview with the couple on ABC-TV to an audio message for her constituents, there are several things to pass along this morning about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and the recovery she's making from being shot in the head last January.

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11:18am

Tue November 15, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Hospitals Offer Alternative Treatments: Acupuncture, Yes; Ginkgo, No

Quite a few hospitals are getting in on the acupuncture act.
iStockphoto.com

Hospitals are going alternative. Forty-two percent now offer at least one type of complementary or alternative medicine treatment, according to a recent survey by the American Hospital Association and the Samueli Institute, a nonprofit research organization that focuses on these treatments.

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11:06am

Tue November 15, 2011
Music Reviews

The History Of Hillbilly Boogie's Earliest Days

Jimmy Bryant.
Sundazed

Boogie-woogie was a piano style that began sometime in the early 20th century — and, by the 1930s, became a huge pop-music fad. Here, rock historian Ed Ward explains how the genre re-emerged in country music after WWII, when it was an important precursor to rock 'n' roll. Most of the tracks in this piece are from Hillbilly Boogie (Proper UK) and Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant.

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10:55am

Tue November 15, 2011
Movie Reviews

Astaire, Burns, Allen, In 'Distress' In London Town

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 11:59 am

Warner Archives

A Damsel in Distress was the third of only four films on which George Gershwin and his brother Ira collaborated. The star is Fred Astaire, but without Ginger Rogers. Their previous film together, Shall We Dance?, also with an unforgettable Gershwin score, hadn't lived up to studio expectations, and the now-famous stars were taking a break from each other.

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10:27am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Salt

Newbie Farmers Find That Dirt Isn't Cheap

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 10:45 am

Jameson Small uses a late-1800s seeder to plant lettuce at Tuttle farm in Dover, N.H. Small is part of a group of young farmers who are taking care of the land as the owners await a buyer.
Jim Cole AP

Local food is fashionable. Customers are swarming farmers' markets. Organic vegetables sell at a premium. So what's to keep a young, smart, enthusiastic would-be farmer from getting into this business and making a good living?

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9:58am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Wear Milk? Apparently You Can

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 11:28 am

Milk seems to suit her well: A model in a dress made of Qmilch.
Michael Sohn AP

An Associated Press story that says a "28-year-old German is the designer of an award-winning new textile made entirely from milk that's environmentally friendly as well as soothing to people with skin allergies," caught our eye this morning — especially when we saw that the noo ... er, new ... product is called Qmilch.

That's "q" for quality and milch for milk (in German). Sounds like a winning word for Scrabble fans.

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9:15am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

What's Ailing The Economy? What Isn't?

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 9:19 am

For all of us who want to know when the economy's going to get moving again and when we'll start to see some consistently healthy job growth, the conversation that opened Morning Edition today was enlightening — though not particularly encouraging.

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8:50am

Tue November 15, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Drug Shortages Affect More Than Half A Million Cancer Patients

iStockphoto.com

Persistent shortages of life-saving drugs led President Obama to issue an executive order last month to try and ease what one administration official called a "dire public health situation" that has created problems for patient care.

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8:40am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Retail Sales Rose More Than Forecast In October

Two new economic indicators:

-- Sales in the retail and food sectors rose 0.5 percent in October from September, the Census Bureau says. They were up 7.2 percent from October 2010.

Bloomberg News says the increase in retail sales was "more than projected as Americans snapped up new Apple Inc. iPhones and demand for automobiles improved."

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8:15am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Zuccotti Park Cleared; Sandusky Speaks; Cain's 'Oops' Moment

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 8:18 am

8:02am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Penn State Scandal: More Suspected Victims; Sandusky Says He's Innocent

As former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was being heard on NBC-TV last night declaring "I am innocent of those charges" and that he's not sexually attracted to young boys, The New York Times was landing with a report th

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8:02am

Tue November 15, 2011
Around the Nation

Protesters Evicted While New York Park Is Cleaned

Police temporarily cleared Zuccotti Park early Tuesday so that sanitation crews could clean the site Occupy Wall Street protesters have inhabited for two months. About 70 protesters were arrested including some who chained themselves together.

7:36am

Tue November 15, 2011
History

WWI: France Hoped Fake Paris Would Fool Germany

Veterans Day was last week, and with it came a reminder of a World War 1 strategy. Britain's Daily Telegraph reported on the fake city France was creating in hopes German bombs wouldn't hit the real Paris. The sham city was never finished because the war ended.

7:25am

Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

New York Police Clear Occupy Wall Street Protesters From Park

Originally published on Tue November 15, 2011 2:09 pm

Occupy Wall Street activists protested in New York's City's Duarte Square after police removed them from Zuccotti Park.
Mario Tama Getty Images

Saying that "the occupation was coming to pose a health and fire safety hazard to the protesters and to the surrounding community," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the clearing of Zuccotti Park early today.

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