The Two-Way
9:03 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Rosie O'Donnell Had Heart Attack, Uses Verse To Spread News And Message

Rosie O'Donnell in July 2011.
Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 11:15 am

Rosie O'Donnell has chosen an unusual way to tell her fans that she suffered a heart attack last week:

In verse.

On her blog.

And she's using the experience to urge other women to "listen to the voice inside" and call 911 if they suffer the symptoms she did — which she tried to ignore for a day.

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New Tunes at Two
8:57 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Thursday, August 23rd: DAVID WAX MUSEUM - Knock Knock Get Up

Monday, August 20th:
MICHAEL "IRON MAN" BURKS -
Show of Strength

Tuesday, August 21st:
AMY COOK -
Summer Skin

Wednesday, August 22nd:
THE REVELERS

Thursday, August 23rd:
DAVID WAX MUSEUM -
Knock Knock Get Up

New Tunes at Two
8:56 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Wednesday, August 22nd: THE REVELERS

Monday, August 20th:
MICHAEL "IRON MAN" BURKS -
Show of Strength

Tuesday, August 21st:
AMY COOK - Summer Skin

Wednesday, August 22nd:
THE REVELERS

Thursday, August 23rd:
DAVID WAX MUSEUM - Knock Knock Get Up

Air Studio
8:44 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Thursday, August 23rd at 4pm: LANGHORNE SLIM

With comparisons often made with the Avett Brothers and Drive-By Truckers -- both of whom they have performed with recently -- Langhorne Slim & the Law are touring around this summer in support of their new album "The Way We Move." 

They have a special two-night residency at The Grey Eagle in Asheville this week, and Langhorne Slim joins Roland on the air on Thursday just past 4pm. 

New Tunes at Two
8:39 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 21st: AMY COOK - Summer Skin

Monday, August 20th:
MICHAEL "IRON MAN" BURKS -
Show of Strength

Tuesday, August 21st:
AMY COOK -
Summer Skin

Wednesday, August 22nd:
THE REVELERS

Thursday, August 23rd:
DAVID WAX MUSEUM -
Knock Knock Get Up

The Two-Way
8:24 am
Tue August 21, 2012

In Afghanistan: General's Plane Damaged; Afghans Start Spying On Own Troops

An aircraft that had been set to fly Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey out of Afghanistan today was damaged by shrapnel from rockets fired at the Bagram air field north of Kabul from outside its fences.

Two maintenance workers on the ground were slightly wounded, NPR's Tom Bowman reports. Dempsey was not near the aircraft at the time. He later left Afghanistan on another plane.

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The Two-Way
8:09 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Diana Nyad Ends Latest Bid To Swim From Cuba To Key West

Diana Nyad in the Florida Straits on Monday.
Christi Barli AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 11:21 am

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has ended her third recent attempt to swim the 100 miles or so from Cuba to Key West, Florida, her official Twitter page says.

That word followed reports from ABC News' Good Morning America and CNN.

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The Two-Way
7:23 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Update: Akin Vows Again To Stay In Missouri Senate Race

Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talking with reporters at the Missouri State Fair last week.
Orlin Wagner AP

Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 6:47 am

  • NPR's Brian Naylor on 'Morning Edition'
  • Tim Lloyd of St. Louis Public Radio, on 'Morning Edition'

Saying that the positions he and others have taken against abortion will "strengthen our country and it's going to strengthen the Republican Party," Missouri Rep. Todd Akin said just before 1:30 p.m. ET that he will not withdraw from his state's Senate race by a 6 p.m. ET deadline this evening.

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Participation Nation
7:12 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Drug Free in Dublin, N.H.

Sofia Capria of Phoenix House.
Michael Loccisano Getty Images

As a volunteer at the Phoenix House Academy of Dublin, 21-year-old Sofia Capria helps teenagers battle drug and alcohol addiction — just as she did herself three years ago.

"Right away, I was hooked," Sofia says of her own drug use, which began at age 11. But for her, the road to recovery wasn't easy.

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Around the Nation
7:04 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Wealthy Koch Brother Builds Old West Town

Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 9:01 am

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