Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 12:36 pm
A good deal of credit for President Obama's re-election has gone to his campaign's sophistication at interpreting data about potential voters and its use of behavioral research to get supporters to actually vote.
And because success in politics spawns imitators, the approach could well shape how future campaigns are run.
Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 7:36 pm
According to a new survey by the Asia Foundation, 52 percent of the 6,300 Afghans it surveyed in June feel the country is heading in the right direction. It's the first time in eight years of conducting this survey that the foundation found a majority of Afghans held a positive view.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up in the program, our panel of women journalists weighs in on, what else, the events surrounding former CIA chief David Patraeus' resignation from the agency. It's our Beauty Shop conversation and it's coming up in a few minutes.
Wed. 11/14 10a: Santa Fe's vocal ensemble specializing in early music, the Schola Cantorum, celebrates the holidays with performances at the Loretto Chapel, the San Miguel Mission, the New Mexico History Museum and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Fe, and in Albuquerque at the Kimo Theatre. Spencer Beckwith speaks with the Director and Founder of the Schola Cantorum of Santa Fe, Dr. Billy Turney.
New Mexico's State Engineer made his agency's budget request to the Legislative Finance Committee on Tuesday. The requested money would help reduce the state's backlog of water rights adjudication, and deal with current and future droughts.
The Bernalillo County Commission has voted to post the names and salaries of all its workers online as a transparency measure.
The commission voted 3-2 Tuesday evening to adopt the online postings as part of an openness and transparency measure.
Bernalillo County has been posting public salaries but not along with the workers' names.
Measure sponsor Commissioner Wayne Johnson says in a statement that transparency in government is the foundation for good government and allows citizens to hold public workers and elected officials accountable.
Opposition to end a coyote hunting contest being held by a Los Lunas gun shop is growing.
According to a report from The Albuquerque Journal, more than 28,000 people have signed a petition to end the competition being held by Gunhawk Firearms. Those against it say killing animals for the purpose of a body count is cruel and that it’s a risk to public safety.
But supporters of the program disagree, saying it’s their right to hold the contest, and that it will help control the predatory coyote population.
Scientists may have finally solved a problem that has plagued beer drinkers for ages: Insufficient foam resiliency.
As any beer drinker can tell you, a tall glass of lager without a white, foamy head on top just doesn't look right. And even if you start out with one, it can dissipate fast. And that's just sad.
Now, microbiologists have identified the specific gene in yeast responsible for a beer's head and they say this discovery can lead to stronger, longer lasting, more aesthetically pleasing foam on your favorite brews.