Programming
2:23 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Friday, February 24th, 1-2pm: Guest DJ MOLLY KUMMERLE

Molly Kummerle & Paper Tiger
(Ben Mason Photography)

The vocalist for Paper Tiger, Molly Kummerle has also taken part in numerous Asheville-based music enterprises.  She's bringing some Motown, trip-hop, jazz, & more to spin with Joe. 

It's All Politics
2:13 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

In South Carolina, New Report Finds No Evidence Of "Dead" Voters

The South Carolina State Election Commission has just released its initial review of allegations from the state's Department of Motor Vehicles that more than 950 deceased voters appeared to have ballots cast in their names after they died. And no surprise, the commission found that of the 207 cases reviewed, there was no evidence in 197 of them that fraudulent votes had been cast. The commission said that records in the other 10 cases were "insufficient to make a determination."

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New Tunes at Two
2:00 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Thursday, March 1st: JULIA NUNES - Settle Down

Monday: Lyle Lovett - Release Me

Tuesday: Otis Gibbs - Harder Than Hammered Hell

Wednesday: The Gaddabouts - Look Out Now! (feat. Edie Brickell)

Thursday: Julia Nunes - Settle Down

 

 

New Tunes at Two
1:54 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 29th: THE GADDABOUTS - Look Out Now!

Monday: Lyle Lovett - Release Me

Tuesday: Otis Gibbs - Harder Than Hammered Hell

Wednesday: The Gaddabouts - Look Out Now! (feat. Edie Brickell)

Thursday: Julia Nunes - Settle Down

 

The Two-Way
1:36 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

LAPD Chief Says Illegal Immigrants Should Get Driver's Licenses

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck.
Nick Ut AP

Whether undocumented immigrants are granted driver's licenses has been one of those mainstay questions in the country.

Yesterday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck jumped firmly into the debate, arguing that immigrants in the country illegally should be given some kind driver's permit.

Beck argued that it was a matter of public safety.

The AP reports:

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World Cafe
1:33 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Novalima On World Cafe

Novalima.
Courtesy of the artist

Formed by four Peruvian high-school friends in 2001, Novalima has been making traditional music sound sultry and modern ever since. In the past decade, the group has grown to a nine-piece band that's helping change the way the world thinks about world music.

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Business
1:01 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Obama's Corporate Tax Cut Plan Faces Uphill Battle

Boeing employees work on a plane engine at the company's factory in Everett, Wash. The Obama administration's corporate tax cut proposal would offer even deeper cuts for U.S. manufacturers like Boeing.
Stephen Brashear Getty Images

President Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's corporate tax system would sharply cut the taxes that U.S. companies pay. But it would also eliminate many of the loopholes that help them pare down what they owe.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says the proposal unveiled Wednesday should appeal to both Democrats and Republicans, by doing what both sides "say is important to do ... which is lower the rate, broaden the base [and] eliminate the underbrush of unnecessary subsidies and loopholes and special provisions that complicate the tax code."

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Programming
1:00 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Morning Edition: American Heart Month

Friday, February 24th, it's American Heart Month, and Pam Bunch will speak with Melinda Postal of the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence about the Million Hearts Campaign.

The Salt
12:58 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Raw Milk Movement Takes Hits From Courts, Health Officials

John Clark pours raw milk into a glass at Applecheek Farm in Hyde Park, Vt.
Toby Talbot ASSOCIATED PRESS

It has been a bit of a sour week for drinkers of raw milk.

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a federal court had granted it a permanent injunction to keep a Pennsylvania raw milk maker from distributing across state lines to raw milk buying clubs. The decision was the latest in an escalating battle between the federal government and producers and consumers of raw milk.

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The Two-Way
12:44 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

NBA Phenom Lin Leaves Teammate's Couch For High-Rise Condo

Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks looks on against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
Chris Trotman Getty Images

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 12:47 pm

Jeremy Lin has yet one more thing to celebrate today: After his meteoric rise from benchwarmer to superstar, the 23-year-old now has a Manhattan condo to call his own.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Lin signed a contract to rent a condo on the 38th floor of the W New York Downtown Hotel.

The Journal adds:

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