11:54am

Mon June 4, 2012
Television

'Bachelor' Lawsuit Charges Racism

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 12:56 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

The latest edition of ABC's reality television show, "The Bachelorette," is underway. And this season, former winner Emily Maynard, who did not end up living happily ever after with Brad the bachelor, is back to try to find a husband again. And we don't know who she'll choose, but what we do know is he won't be black.

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11:54am

Mon June 4, 2012
Law

New Questions About Zimmerman's Credibility

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 12:56 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close recently spoke with us about her decision to get involved in advocacy for people struggling with mental illness. Today, we hear from the people who inspired her, her sister Jessie and Jessie's son Calen. They talk candidly with us about how mental illness has shaped their lives. We'll have that conversation in just a few minutes.

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11:54am

Mon June 4, 2012
Election 2012

Gay GOP Candidate Reveals Closeted History

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 12:56 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin.

Coming up, George Zimmerman is back behind bars. We'll find out why. NPR's Greg Allen is with us for the latest in the case against the man who killed Trayvon Martin.

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11:34am

Mon June 4, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Beset With Bedbugs? Don't Bother With Bug Bombs

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 11:46 am

Bedbugs on display at the National Bed Bug Summit held in Washington in early 2011.
Alex Brandon AP

Bedbug infestations can be maddening. So readily available bug bombs that fill the house with a pesticide fog are understandably tempting. But research shows they're not likely to work.

Writing in the Journal of Economic Entomology, researchers from Ohio State University say they tested three popular bug bomb products on five different populations of bedbugs, collected "in the wild" from homes around Ohio. All three products failed miserably.

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11:14am

Mon June 4, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Suspect Arrested In Canadian Body Parts Case

"Canadian murder suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta has been arrested in Berlin, German police tell CBC News."

The Associated Press says it's been told the same thing by a Canadian official.

As we've previously reported, Montreal Police had issued a warrant for the gay porn star.

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11:08am

Mon June 4, 2012
The Commonwealth

Kentucky Panel to Discuss Safety of Temporary Structures

A new panel that will study Kentucky’s safety rules for large outdoor tents and other temporary structures will hold its first meeting this week. The advisory committee was formed in response to last year’s deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair and a recent beer tent collapse in St. Louis.   The two weather-related incidents killed eight people and injured dozens of others.

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11:06am

Mon June 4, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

EPA to Hold Hearings on Mining Permits

The Environmental Protection Agency is in Kentucky this week for two hearings on mining permits. The state’s Division of Water issues permits to coal mines to discharge into waterways, but the EPA has the authority to review the permits. Over the past two years, the EPA has objected to 36 Kentucky permits. In its objection letters, the agency lays out the problems with the permits. The main problem, the EPA says, is that Kentucky didn’t provide a complete analysis of the potential damage the discharge could cause to waterways.

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11:03am

Mon June 4, 2012
Politics

Big Money And The Ballot Box

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 3:31 pm

Charles Mann Photography iStockphoto.com

You wouldn't think politicians would have any trouble raising enough money these days. The presidential race is expected to be a billion-dollar affair, and spending records have been shattered at the congressional level.

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11:00am

Mon June 4, 2012
The Two-Way

As Venus Transits The Face Of The Sun, Here's How To Safely Watch

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 2:53 pm

Safety over style: In 2006, a Palestinian man and boy were careful to protect their eyes while watching a partial eclipse of the sun. The same cautions are in order for Venus' transit of the sun on Tuesday.
Saif Dahlah AFP/Getty Images

DO NOT STARE AT THE SUN.

Is that clear enough?

As we looked this morning for good guides about how to safely watch on Tuesday as Venus passes across the face of the sun, there was no escaping the stern warnings about what NOT to do.

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9:50am

Mon June 4, 2012
All Politics are Local

State Tax Reform on Kentucky Tonight

Kentucky Tonight airs Tuesday mornings at 11:00 on WEKU

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, guest host Renee Shaw and guests will discuss state tax reform.  The program, which airs "live" at 8:00 pm Monday evening on Kentucky Educational Television, will be re-broadcast on Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU station.

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