Air Studio
5:31 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Friday, June 22nd at 1pm: TODD SNIDER

Todd Snider has been busy lately.  March saw the release of 'Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables', which Rolling Stone called "the sharpest musical response yet to the excesses of the one percent."  Then in April came 'Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker', an homage to Snider's first musical hero.  He pays us a visit to catch up on things before his Friday night Charlotte show.  

Shots - Health Blog
5:19 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Canadian Health Official Says Pure Ecstasy Is Safe

An ecstasy pill with a rocket shop imprint.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 5:55 pm

As far as recreational drugs that could have health benefits go, ecstasy doesn't exactly have a lot of champions. Instead, the drug, so often associated with raves, has been fingered as responsible for fatal overdoses, depression and problems in fetal development.

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The Two-Way
5:18 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Now In A Political Crisis, What's Next For Egypt?

Egyptian protesters chant slogans against the country's military ruling council and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday.
Manu Brabo AP

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 5:54 pm

Egypt's presidential runoff election on Saturday and Sunday was supposed to bring some badly needed stability to a country that's been unsettled since the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

But two days before the election, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court plunged the country into a full-blown political crisis by ruling Thursday that parliament must be dissolved because part of it was elected illegally.

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American Dreams: Then And Now
5:11 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Nailing The American Dream, With Polish

A model shows off an ABC student's work. Most of the students are studying manicuring.
Courtesy of Advance Beauty College

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 8:25 pm

If you've had a manicure in California, odds are the person at the other end of the emery board was of Vietnamese heritage.

Vietnamese immigrants now dominate California's nail-care industry — and make up a significant percentage of all manicurists nationwide.

The story began with a hurried immigration after the fall of Saigon almost four decades ago.

Sparked by the interest of a group of refugees and the help of a Hollywood star, the demand for affordable manicures quickly became the foundation of the American dream for many Vietnamese newcomers.

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New Tunes at Two
5:03 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 20th: DR. MICHAEL WHITE: Adventures in New Orleans Jazz Pt. 2

Monday, June 18th: SETH WALKER - Time Can Change

Tuesday, June 19th: BEN HOWARD - Every Kingdom

Wednesday, June 20th: DR. MICHAEL WHITE: Adventures in New Orleans Jazz Part 2

 

 

 

New Tunes at Two
5:01 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Tuesday, June 19th: BEN HOWARD - Every Kingdom

Monday, June 18th: SETH WALKER - Time Can Change

Tuesday, June 19th: BEN HOWARD - Every Kingdom

Wednesday, June 20th: DR. MICHAEL WHITE: Adventures in New Orleans Jazz Part 2

 

 

 

Shots - Health Blog
4:53 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Can A Colon Cancer Test Level The Playing Field For Native Alaskans?

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 8:56 pm

Alaska Natives are twice as likely to get colon cancer and die from it as the white population in the United States. When Mayo Clinic doctor David Ahlquist took a trip to Bethel, Alaska, in the mid-1990s, that startling statistic caught his attention.

"Here they had one of the world's highest rates of colon cancer and one of the world's poorest outcomes in terms of survival from cancer, because of late diagnosis," Ahlquist says.

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U.S.
4:50 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Two Brothers, One Olympic Trampolinist

Jeffrey Gluckstein goes upside down on a trampoline in New York's Times Square during U.S. Olympic team festivities.
Bebeto Matthews AP

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 8:23 pm

Steven and Jeffrey Gluckstein are in a tough spot. They're brothers. They're world-class athletes. They train together six times a week, side by side, at the same gym. And only one of them can make the U.S. Olympic team as a trampolinist.

Steven, 21, is precise on the bounce mat. He rockets up to the ceiling, twists his body into a jackknife, flips around a couple times and hits the trampoline for less than a second before he shoots back up. Every time he comes down, his feet stab the red X in the center.

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Support
4:42 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Free Ride To New Orleans - Today from 6AM - 6PM

TODAY until 6PM you have an opportunity to win a trip for two to New Orleans, LA.

The package includes a 4 night stay at W New Orleans - French Quarter from September 5-9, 2012.  Airfare for two from the continental USA is included along with vouchers for you to enjoy beignets at Cafe Du Monde and a swamp/plantation tour with Cajun Pride Swamp Tours.

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Food
4:25 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Mozambique Farmland Is Prize In Land Grab Fever

Young boys thresh soybeans by hand in Ruasse.
Dan Charles NPR

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 3:37 pm

First of a two-part series. Read part 2.

In these days of financial uncertainty, the hot new investment tip is farmland.

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