Shots - Health Blog
3:48 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Use Of Tanning Beds Common, Despite Cancer Risks

Jodi Duke, a 35-year-old melanoma survivor living in Aurora, Colo., shows the scar left on her arm from melanoma. She used tanning beds as a teen and advocated for a bill to regulate tanning in the state that failed in 2007.
Ed Andrieski AP

Who's really hooked on tanning beds?

Odds are she's young, white and lives in the Midwest.

Figures just published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report paint a detailed picture of indoor tanning habits across the country.

Overall, in 2010 about 5.6 percent of adults used a tanning bed, or other device that blasts UV rays at skin to darken it. Tanning sprays didn't count.

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Spindale Cycle
3:46 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Monday, May 14th at 8pm: DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Dusty in Memphis

Tune in as we spin this classic album in honor of Dusty's birthday this week! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Tunes at Two
3:44 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Thursday, May 17th: BILL EVANS - In Good Company

Monday, May 14th: TEDESCHI-TRUCKS BAND - Everybody's Talkin'

Tuesday, May 15th: GIGI DOVER - The Robin is High & The Moustache is Long

Wednesday, May 16th: SARA WATKINS - Sun Midnight Sun

Thursday, May 17th: BILL EVANS - In Good Company

 

 

New Tunes at Two
3:43 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 16th: SARA WATKINS - Sun Midnight Sun

Monday, May 14th: TEDESCHI-TRUCKS BAND - Everybody's Talkin'

Tuesday, May 15th: GIGI DOVER - The Robin is High & The Moustache is Long

Wednesday, May 16th: SARA WATKINS - Sun Midnight Sun

Thursday, May 17th: BILL EVANS - In Good Company

 

 

New Tunes at Two
3:42 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Tuesday, May 15th: GIGI DOVER - The Robin is High...

Monday, May 14th: TEDESCHI-TRUCKS BAND - Everybody's Talkin'

Tuesday, May 15th: GIGI DOVER - The Robin is High & The Moustache is Long

Wednesday, May 16th: SARA WATKINS - Sun Midnight Sun

Thursday, May 17th: BILL EVANS - In Good Company

 

New Tunes at Two
3:41 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Monday, May 14th: TEDESCHI-TRUCKS BAND - Everybody's Talkin'

Monday, May 14th: TEDESCHI-TRUCKS BAND - Everybody's Talkin'

Tuesday, May 15th: GIGI DOVER - The Robin is High & The Moustache is Long

Wednesday, May 16th: SARA WATKINS - Sun Midnight Sun 

Thursday, May 17th: BILL EVANS - In Good Company

 

 

 

Election 2012
3:35 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Mourdock's Demeanor Masks Conservative Fervor

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 5:08 pm

Richard Mourdock is the first to admit he's lacking in the political flash-and-dash department.

"I never got hit with the charisma stick when I was lying there in the nursery," the newly crowned Indiana Republican Senate candidate told NPR in a recent interview.

But Mourdock, 60, who on Tuesday toppled six-term Republican Sen. Richard Lugar in a GOP primary, is a determined if not dynamic campaigner, those who know him say, and no newcomer to the trail.

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Graham Smith is a senior producer for NPR's All Things Considered.

Every day his responsibilities range from investigation and research, production, field recording, running the program, reporting, and photography.

Smith has worked all over the United States. Overseas Smith has worked in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he produced award-winning coverage of an IED attack and its aftermath in Kandahar.

The Salt
3:21 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Thomas Jefferson's Vegetable Garden: A Thing Of Beauty And Science

Thomas Jefferson's garden at Monticello served as an experimental laboratory for garden vegetables from around the world.
Leonard Phillips Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:48 am

When you listen to All Things Considered host Melissa Block's story about Thomas Jefferson's garden, you'll hear how he cared about putting peas on the table and sharing seeds with his friends. He also set loftier goals for his vegetable garden: Monticello's south-facing expanse was a living laboratory for a lifelong tinkerer and almost obsessive record keeper. Jefferson was, in many ways, a crop scientist.

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Around the Nation
3:20 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Hear That? Annoying Hum Has Canada Making Noise

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 10:50 pm

Thousands of people in Windsor, Ontario, say they are being invaded by an obnoxious noise emanating from outside Detroit. They call it the "Windsor Hum," and it's really two sounds — a deep, very low-frequency hum, like a diesel truck idling in your driveway, and a deep, vibrating pulse that you feel more than you hear.

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