9:17 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Gabriel Gordon of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program

Wed. 1/23 10a:  The young musicians of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program present a variety of musical events in the coming weeks, including their annual "Playathon" on January 26 at the Cottonwood Mall and a Youth Symphony Orchestra concert on February 3 at Popejoy Hall.  Spencer Beckwith gets a preview of the events from the Music Director of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, conductor Gabriel Gordon.

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7:36 am
Wed January 23, 2013

U.K.'s Cameron Floats Idea Of Vote ON E.U. Membership, Other Leaders Protest

British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier today in London as he spoke about a vote on E.U. membership.
Oli Scarff Getty Images

"Britain's prime minister said Wednesday he will offer citizens a vote on whether to leave the European Union if his party wins the next election, prompting warnings from fellow member states about the soundness of such a move," The Associated Press writes.

The wire service adds that:

"Cameron proposed Wednesday that his Conservative Party renegotiate the U.K.'s relationship with the European Union if it wins the next general election, expected in 2015.

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Local News
7:01 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Governor Announces $2 Million Teacher Initiative Plan

Gov. Susana Martinez has announced a $2 million initiative to hire math and sciences teachers in low income and rural schools in New Mexico.

Martinez outlined her plan at a news conference Tuesday in Albuquerque.

She says the effort will include multiple components to increase the hiring of math and science teachers in hard-to-staff areas throughout the state.

That will include a loan forgiveness program and pay incentives for teachers who move to certain schools.

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7:00 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Op Ed: Power, Position And Pork...And Maybe Some Solutions, Too

New Mexico Senate chamber at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe

Opening day in the NM Senate is always filled with high drama. This year was no exception.  The tension centers on who will be elected President Pro Tem, a position elected by both Republicans and Democrats to lead, to appoint committees and their important chairs.

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Local News
6:57 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Lawmakers Announce Deal On Spaceport Legislation

Democratic lawmakers say a compromise has been reached on legislation to limit the ability of passengers on space tourism flights to sue spacecraft parts suppliers.

Top House and Senate leaders on Tuesday said the agreement was negotiated by trial lawyer representatives and officials of Virgin Galactic, which plans to fly tourists into outer space from a state-financed spaceport in southern New Mexico.

Current state law exempts Virgin Galactic from being sued for damages by passengers if there was an accident.

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Local News
6:56 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Tribal Colleges Seek Scholarship Eligibility

Tribal colleges in New Mexico want their students to have the same eligibility for the state's lottery scholarships as students attending state colleges and universities.

The four tribal colleges also want the same reimbursements that other public higher education institutions get for courses that count for both high school and college credit.

The tribal college presidents are seeking legislative action to approve both changes.

The Two-Way
6:45 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Manti Te'o Says He Lied After Learning 'Girlfriend' Was A Hoax

Manti Te'o during his interview with Katie Couric.

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 9:19 am

ABC News is beginning to release bits of Katie Couric's conversation with Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, and the first highlight the network is spotlighting is this:

"Manti Te'o briefly lied to the media and the public after discovering his online girlfriend did not exist ... he admitted in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Katie Couric."

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6:16 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Fla. Tomato Growers Say Mexico Trade Deal Is Rotten

J. Pat Carter AP

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 9:01 am

Half of all tomatoes eaten in the U.S. come from Mexico, and tomato growers in Florida aren't happy about that. In fact, they're willing to risk a trade war to reverse the trend.

At JC Distributing In Nogales, Ariz., one misstep and you're likely to get knocked over by a pallet full of produce. Forklifts crisscross each other carrying peppers, squash and especially tomatoes from trucks backed into the warehouse loading dock.

"This is a Mexican truck being unloaded," says JC President Jaime Chamberlain. "He's just waiting for his paperwork to get back."

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5:58 am
Wed January 23, 2013

How Cold Is It? It's So Cold ...

Julie Caruso of Akron, Ohio, was wrapped up Tuesday as she waited in line for a White House tour. It was well below freezing in the nation's capital. Temperatures were even lower in other parts of the nation.
Kevin Lamarque Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 5:20 am

  • From the NPR Newscast: Jean Cochran on the cold wave

As Mom would say, bundle up. If you go outside today just about anywhere from North Dakota east and south through the upper Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and up into New England, it's freezing.

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5:05 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Wife's Phone Call Interupts Soccer News Conference

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 6:13 am



Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A Scottish sports reporter recorded a soccer team press conference using his phone. Great idea, but inevitably the reporter's phone rang. The soccer team manager picked it up.



INSKEEP: It was the reporter's wife, who hung up in confusion, but then called again. And the manager answered again.