Public Affairs
1:48 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: New Spins on Thanksgiving Dinner

Sat 9/17/11  12p: Sarah Wensell-Fischer and Robin Seydel from local growers' markets give new perspectives and  alternative ideas for every foodie's favorite holiday. 

The Two-Way
1:45 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Americans Barred From Leaving Egypt Include Secretary LaHood's Son

Egyptian authorities' efforts to prevent organizations that promote democracy from freely working inside their country have now ensnared the son of a U.S. cabinet secretary.

Sam LaHood, the son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and at least five other Americans have been barred from leaving Egypt.

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It's All Politics
1:42 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Romney To Highlight Olympic 'Rescue' At 10th Anniversary Of Salt Lake Games

Mitt Romney, then the president of the 2002 Salt Lake Organizing Committee, greets attendees at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Utah.
Roberto Schmidt AFP/Getty Images

The Romney campaign has confirmed that the Republican presidential hopeful will attend an event in Salt Lake City next month commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Olympics.

The event gives the struggling campaign the chance to underscore one of Mitt Romney's signature accomplishments. "I worked at one company, Bain, for 25 years," Romney said in a debate and campaign ad. "And I left that to go off and help save the Olympic Games."

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Shots - Health Blog
1:39 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

How Health Care Dropped Out Of The Presidential Conversation

Courtesy of The Advisory Board Co.

Health wonks were miffed about the lack of attention their beloved issue got in President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

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Afropop Worldwide
1:34 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Getting Down in the Guyanas

Fri. 1/27 10p: We visit one of the world's last untamed natural and musical wildernesses: The Guyanas. Riding along bumpy jungle roads and in dug-out canoes, Afropop producer Marlon Bishop travels from Suriname to French Guiana for the Transamazoniennes Festival, located in the remote border town of Saint-Laurent-Du-Maroni. 

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Theater
1:33 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

In Broadway's 'Wit,' A Documentary Of Our Demise

In a revival of Wit on Broadway, Cynthia Nixon plays Vivan Bearing, a brilliant John Donne scholar forced to consider her own mortality when she's diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Manhattan Theatre Club

Originally published on Thu January 26, 2012 4:35 pm

In her dressing room at the Friedman Theatre, Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has a nightly ritual: She rubs Nivea cream all over her scalp to soothe the razor burns.

Being completely bald is just one of the many demands of the character she plays in Wit -- a brilliant college professor named Vivian Bearing, who's battling ovarian cancer.

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Peace Talks Radio
1:20 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

What it Takes to be a Peace Ambassador

James O'dea

Fri. 1/27 8a: James O'Dea used to work for Amnesty International and head the Institute of Noetic Sciences.   Now he is a social change activist writing about peacemaking and leading periodic "Peace Ambassador" trainings online.   

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Native America Calling
1:08 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Native in the Spotlight: Chuck Billy

Alexandre Cardoso

Fri. 1/27 11a: Metal legend Chuck Billy (Pomo) has torn up the stage for decades. His captivating voice has scraped the inner soul of many metal concert rockers. Towering over the history of rock Billy has helped to form the raw metal scene and today heads up the band Testament, who just kicked off their 2012 tour. 

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From Our Listeners
1:00 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Letters: In-Sourcing; John Hawkes

Originally published on Thu January 26, 2012 4:21 pm

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Time now for some of your responses to our program.

And first, my interview yesterday with the CEO of Keen. The company is based in Portland, Oregon. It makes shoes. And we talked with CEO James Curleigh because Keen illustrates something President Obama advocated in his State of the Union Address. It recently opened a factory in the U.S. instead of China. President Obama called it insourcing.

Curleigh told us it not only makes financial sense, it's good marketing.

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Presidential Race
1:00 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Republicans Prepare To Debate In Florida

Melissa Block talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Thursday night's Republican debate in Jacksonville, Fla.

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