New Tunes at Two
1:28 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Wednesday, September 19th: THE TIME JUMPERS, "The Time Jumpers"

Monday, September 17th:
TANITA TIKARAM
"Can`t Go back"

Tuesday, September 18th:
FOGHORN STRINGBAND
"Outshine The Sun"

Wednesday, September 19th:
THE TIME JUMPERS
"The Time Jumpers"

Thursday, September 20th:
RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES
"Build"
 

New Tunes at Two
1:26 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Tuesday, September 18th: FOGHORN STRINGBAND, "Outshine The Sun"

Monday, September 17th:
TANITA TIKARAM
"Can`t Go back"

Tuesday, September 18th:
FOGHORN STRINGBAND
"Outshine The Sun"

Wednesday, September 19th:
THE TIME JUMPERS
"The Time Jumpers"

Thursday, September 20th:
RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES
"Build" 

Studio B
1:20 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Friday, Sept. 21st, @ 4 pm: MARY GAUTHIER in Studio B

With six groundbreaking albums of original songs, more than a dozen years of recording and touring around the
world, a harvest of music industry awards, and covers of her songs by a roster of great artists, it would seem that Mary Gauthier should have a handle on some of the big answers.  Yet with each new album, with each new cycle of songs that illuminate her soul, Mary is always ending up with more questions.

She brings her tour to Asheville this week and stops by Studio B Friday afternoon! 

The Two-Way
12:30 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Chicago's Mayor Emanuel Asks Court To Order Teachers Back To School

Striking Chicago public school teachers outside of George Westinghouse College Prep high school earlier today.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Following through on what he said he would do if the city's teachers didn't end their week-old strike and return to their classrooms, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked a judge to intervene.

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The Two-Way
12:25 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Astronauts Return From Space Station, As An American Takes Command

The Soyuz capsule lands with Commander Gennady Padalka of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Russian Flight Engineer Sergei Revin aboard, near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. The capsule's final meter of descent is eased by braking engines.
Carla Cioffi NASA

U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams is now in command of the International Space Station, after receiving control of the facility this weekend. Three departing astronauts whose capsule left the station early Monday landed safely three and a half hours later.

For NPR's Newscast, Peter van Dyk filed this report from Moscow:

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Food
11:34 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Are You A Sellout If You Cook For Your Man?

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 12:03 pm

For generations women have been told, if you want a man, learn to cook. That's exactly why feminist writer Shayla Pierce stayed out of the kitchen. But now she finds herself with a boyfriend, learning to cook, and wondering if that makes her a sellout. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her article and her change of heart.

Politics
11:34 am
Mon September 17, 2012

A Year On, What Did 'Occupy' Accomplish?

The Occupy Wall Street movement marks its first anniversary this week. Its supporters argue that it elevated the issue of economic inequality, but others say it made more noise than change. Host Michel Martin discusses the movement with author Debra Dickerson, who is still participating in protests and writes about them for Slate.com.

Economy
11:34 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Is The 'Fiscal Cliff' As Bad As It Sounds?

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 12:29 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, last year the Occupy Wall Street movement dominated headlines for weeks and added terms like the 99 percent to our political vocabularies. But a year after the protests started we wanted to know where the movement stands now. We're going to call writer and activist Debra Dickerson about this. She's at the heart of the anniversary protest. That's later in the program.

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The Two-Way
11:33 am
Mon September 17, 2012

A Los Alamos Landmark, The 'Black Hole,' Is About To Disappear

"Atomic Ed" Grothus at the Black Hole surplus story in Los Alamos, N.M., in 2008.
John Burnett NPR

It's called the Black Hole because "everything goes in and nothing comes out," as founder Ed Grothus told NPR's John Burnett in 2008.

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The Two-Way
11:24 am
Mon September 17, 2012

China Ratchets Up The Rhetoric In Island Spat With Japan

Protesters marched in front of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing today. They carried a banner declaring: "We are proud of China's rise. We resolutely oppose Japan's rightist forces."
Louisa Lim NPR

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 9:52 am

China's state-run media is warning that Japan could endure another "lost decade" of economic stagnation should Beijing resort to trade retaliation over Japan's purchase of disputed islands.

The warning comes amid a surge of anti-Japanese nationalism across China that sparked huge and sometimes violent protests over the weekend. As the economic cost of the protests begins to escalate, it's becoming clearer exactly who might be behind them.

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