Faith Matters
9:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Rockaway Church Is Port In A Storm

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 2:31 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the Latin Grammy Awards were held last night in Las Vegas. We'll check in with the hosts from NPR Music's ALT.LATINO podcast to hear about some of the artists who made an impression.

But, first, it's time for Faith Matters. That's the part of the program where we talk about matters of faith and spirituality and today we are talking about the role that faith institutions can play during a crisis.

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Israeli-Palestinian Coverage
9:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

#Gaza: Fighting In Cyberspace?

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:26 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the Barbershop guys are going to weigh in on the news of the week. We're particularly interested in the guys' perspective on the relationship scandal that forced the resignation of the CIA director, General David Petraeus.

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Planet Money
8:57 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Hidden Housing Subsidy May Soon Come Out Of Hiding

Lam Thuy Vo NPR

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 12:47 pm

The federal government has all these ways of paying people to buy houses without actually, you know, paying people to buy houses.

We've talked a lot about two examples of this:

1. The mortgage-interest tax deduction is effectively a government payment to people who are paying a mortgage.

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Local News
8:21 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Lujan Advances In Hispanic Caucus Leadership

Credit Office of Congressman Ben Ray Lujan

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico has moved up in the leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

The caucus announced Thursday in Washington, D.C. that Lujan was elected first vice chair for the next congressional session.

Lujan, a Democrat, represents the 3rd Congressional District of northern New Mexico and has been the second vice chair of the caucus.

New Mexico's newly elected member of Congress, Michelle Lujan Grisham, will be caucus whip.

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Local News
8:18 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Commercial Coyote Hunters Banned From State Land

Credit marya

New Mexico's state land commissioner says participants in a commercial coyote killing contest run by a gun store in Los Lunas won't be allowed to use state trust land.

Commissioner Ray Powell says in a letter to the owner of Gunhawk Firearms that a permit or lease is needed for commercial use of the state lands and none has been issued. The letter obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/QLFIZw ) on Thursday says anyone participating in the hunt who kills coyotes on state land will be considered a trespasser.

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The Two-Way
8:13 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Talks Get Started

Getting started: President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, at the start of today's meeting.
Larry Downing Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 10:13 am

President Obama and congressional leaders from both major parties met at the White House this morning for the first of what will likely be many negotiations aimed at averting a plunge over the so-called fiscal cliff.

We watched for news from the key players — who include House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio — and updated with highlights.

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Local News
8:10 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Spaceport Supporters Push For NM Legislation

Credit AllenS

Republican Governor Susana Martinez has pushed unsuccessfully for two years for legislation to protect spacecraft manufacturers from legal liability.

She'll now have help from the Save Our Spaceport Coalition, a group of aerospace-related companies and business associations.

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Local News
8:07 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Conservative Group Criticizes NM's GOP Governor

A conservative political group is criticizing Governor Susana Martinez for deciding to establish a state-run health insurance exchange.

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The Two-Way
7:23 am
Fri November 16, 2012

East German Political Prisoners Made Some Of Its Products, IKEA Admits

Denis Charlet AFP/Getty Images

News outlets in German and Sweden have been reporting for the past year that some of the products made in past decades for Swedish furniture giant IKEA were produced by political prisoners in Cold War-era East Germany.

Today, IKEA conceded that the reports are true and that some of its "representatives" were aware of what was happening.

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It's All Politics
6:46 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Can A Lame-Duck Congress Save The Day?

The Capitol on Monday, as Congress prepared to return for its post-election lame duck session.
Alex Brandon AP

Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 5:23 pm

As the lame ducks waddle up to Capitol Hill for the final few weeks of this Congress, some political observers are hoping they will bring the "Spirit of 2010" with them.

Despite all the partisan bickering, the lame-duck session two years ago — bolstered by a bevy of outgoing Democrats with nothing to lose — actually got big things done, including the $850 billion stimulus and tax cut deal, a measure setting in motion the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," passage of the defense authorization bill and an arms treaty.

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