The Salt
4:48 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

The Cuban Sandwich Crisis Has A Winner: Tampa

The winning Cuban from Tampa, in all its cheesy, salty glory.
Scott Finn for NPR

After an admirable effort by the upstart Miami Cuban community, the people have chosen Tampa as the true home of the Cuban sandwich.

More than 7,200 people voted here at The Salt, and the results speak for themselves: 57 percent chose Tampa, 43 percent went for Miami as the first city of the Cuban sandwich.

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Spindale Cycle
4:45 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Monday, April 30th at 8pm: WILLIE NELSON - Yesterday's Wine

Largely ignored by the music industry and consumers when released, this 1971 album is now widely regarded as a masterpiece.  A series of meditations on God, love, and aging through the eyes of an "imperfect man" as he approaches death, it's early Willie for your Spindale Cycle, on his birthday!  

 

 

 

New Tunes at Two
4:32 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Thursday, May 3rd: (TIM & MOLLIE) O'BRIEN PARTY OF 7 - Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller

Monday, April 30th: RED JUNE - Beauty Will Come

Tuesday, May 1st: ANDERS OSBORNE - Black Eye Galaxy

Wednesday, May 2nd: NORAH JONES - Little Broken Hearts

Thursday, May 3rd: (TIM & MOLLIE) O'BRIEN PARTY OF 7 - Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller

 

 

New Tunes at Two
4:31 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 2nd: NORAH JONES - Little Broken Hearts

Monday, April 30th: RED JUNE - Beauty Will Come

Tuesday, May 1st: ANDERS OSBORNE - Black Eye Galaxy

Wednesday, May 2nd: NORAH JONES - Little Broken Hearts

Thursday, May 3rd: (TIM & MOLLIE) O'BRIEN PARTY OF 7 - Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller

 

 

New Tunes at Two
4:30 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Tuesday, May 1st: ANDERS OSBORNE - Black Eye Galaxy

Monday, April 30th: RED JUNE - Beauty Will Come

Tuesday, May 1st: ANDERS OSBORNE - Black Eye Galaxy

Wednesday, May 2nd: NORAH JONES - Little Broken Hearts

Thursday, May 3rd: (TIM & MOLLIE) O'BRIEN PARTY OF 7 - Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller

 

 

New Tunes at Two
4:29 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Monday, April 30th: RED JUNE - Beauty Will Come

Monday, April 30th: RED JUNE - Beauty Will Come

Tuesday, May 1st: ANDERS OSBORNE - Black Eye Galaxy

Wednesday, May 2nd: NORAH JONES - Little Broken Hearts

Thursday, May 3rd: (TIM & MOLLIE) O'BRIEN PARTY OF 7 - Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller

 

U.S.
4:26 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Senate Passes Plan To Keep Post Offices Running

Hikers arrive at the post office in Caratunk, Maine, in 2011. Some of the rural post offices the U.S. Postal Service may close are relied on by Appalachian Trail hikers for supply drops on their trip from Georgia to Maine.
Robert F. Bukaty AP

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 8:28 pm

The U.S. Postal Service is so much a part of this country, it's in the Constitution. And yet with so much written communication now delivered via email, text messages and the Internet, the Postal Service is steadily losing business and operating in the red.

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Business
4:14 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

The Wal-Mart Dilemma: When Is A Payment A Bribe?

A shopper examines produce at a Wal-Mart store in Mexico City. Wal-Mart's expansion into Mexico has been a major success, but its business practices have raised new questions.
Daniel Aguilar Getty Images

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 10:10 am

Allegations that Wal-Mart officials in Mexico paid local authorities to speed up permits to build new stores could result in a trial and a huge financial penalty under a U.S. anti-corruption law. But legal experts who spoke to NPR have their doubts it will ever come to that.

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Shots - Health Blog
4:04 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Doctor Pay: Where The Specialists Are All Above Average

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 4:42 pm

Making a living practicing medicine is more complicated and frustrating than ever. But it still pays. And pretty well.

A survey of more than 24,000 doctors conducted online for Medscape, a doctor-oriented information service of WebMD, finds that their average annual pay ranges from $156,000 for pediatricians, the lowest-paid specialty, to $315,000 for the top earners.

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Programming
4:00 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Morning Edition on Thursday, April 26: Living Well With Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

This special day of information and encouragement for those living with Parkinson's or MS is Saturday, April 28. Lisa Cox, a Parkinson's patient and volunteer for GHS, talks about the importance of more people being aware of the symptoms of these chronic diseases. She also talks about the fact that being diagnosed with either is not a death sentence.

 

Learn more at www.GHS.org.

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