Fri May 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Mother On 'Time' Cover: Breastfeeding Photo Doesn't Show 'Nurturing Side'

Originally published on Sat May 12, 2012 4:18 am

The cover of the May 21, 2012 issue of Time.

The latest cover of Time was obviously meant to spark conversation — and that it has.

The photo on the cover shows a 26-year-old mother breastfeeding her almost 4-year-old son. The reaction has been explosive and visceral and a lot of the more thoughtful commentary revolves around a philosophy by Dr. William Sears called attachment parenting, which encourages co-sleeping and carrying your baby everywhere and breast-feeding sometimes into toddlerhood.

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Fri May 11, 2012

Newtown Pike Extension Impact

An extensive revitalization project in downtown Lexington will mean improvements to a well known community center.  Plans continue for the extension of Newtown Pike through the Davis Bottoms community.  The development of the roadway is still a few years away.  But some change has already come to the area.  City engineer Andrew Grunwald  says improvements will be made to the Carver Center.

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Fri May 11, 2012
The Fresh Air Interview

Fresh Air At 25: A Live Musical Tribute

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

Richard Thompson is one of many guests who have performed on Fresh Air.
Pamela Littky

Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the day Fresh Air became a daily national NPR program. Before that, the show was broadcast only on WHYY in Philadelphia. How long ago was May 11, 1987? On Fresh Air's first edition, TV critic David Bianculli reviewed the finale of the TV series Hill Street Blues.

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Fri May 11, 2012

What Will Black Pastors Preach This Sunday?

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 4:04 pm



I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.

Coming up, this is the month when we acknowledge the contributions of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history and ongoing life of this country. We decided to observe it by speaking with people who have changed the game in their respective fields. Today, we are talking with Hikaru Nakamura. At the ripe old age of 24, he has already won the U.S. Championships twice and he's working on his third, as we speak. We'll have that conversation in just a few minutes.

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Fri May 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama's Fundraiser At George Clooney's Home Nets Record $15 Million

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 11:03 am

A presidential SUV is seen outside of the house of actor George Clooney on Thursday in Los Angeles.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

$15 million.

That's how much President Obama campaign will receive from a fund-raising event last night at George Clooney's home. The New York Times reports the A-list, Hollywood crowd paid $40,000 a person, helping to set "a record for a presidential election fund-raiser."

The Times adds:

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Fri May 11, 2012
Planet Money

JP Morgan's $2 Billion Loss, Explained

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 12:17 pm

Chris McGrath Getty Images

What just happened?

JPMorgan Chase, the biggest bank in America, announced that it lost $2 billion on a massive trade placed out of its London office.

What was the trade?

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Fri May 11, 2012
Health and Welfare

Coventry Cares Violates Contract by Ending Payment for Certain Medications

Medicaid provider Coventry Cares plans to stop paying for an expensive medication that helps addicts kick opioid addictions, a move state officials quickly condemned Thursday as a contract violation. The Medicaid managed care company's decision to stop paying for buprenorphine, a drug used to curtail cravings for drugs such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, also brought the threat of a lawsuit from a group of addiction treatment centers. Buprenorphine is more commonly known as Suboxone.


Fri May 11, 2012

Deputies Face Gun-Theft Charges

Fayette County Sheriff Kathy Witt discussed an internal investigation during a press conference on Thursday.
Pablo Alacala/Lexington Herald-Leader

Two Fayette County sheriff's deputies were arrested Thursday and a former deputy was cited following an investigation into missing guns. Sgt. Merle McDaniel, 55, Maj. Chris Tudor, 37, and former Sgt. Bill Beers, 47, were charged after an internal investigation at the Fayette County sheriff's office. The investigation revealed that guns confiscated by McDaniel and Beers had not been booked into the office's property vault. It was later discovered that two of the weapons had been sold at pawn shops, Sheriff Kathy Witt said at a news conference Thursday.


Fri May 11, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

FDA Gets Advice To Approve First Pill To Cut HIV Infections

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 11:31 am

Gilead Sciences' Truvada is a step closer to being approved as a way to prevent HIV infection.
Paul Sakuma AP

In what could mark a watershed in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a panel of experts recommended that the Food and Drug Administration give a green light to a pill that can cut the risk of infections.

The daily pill, Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences, combines two medicines that inhibit the reproduction of HIV. It's already approved as a treatment for HIV, but its use could soon expand to include protection of uninfected people.

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Fri May 11, 2012

U of L Board Approves Tuition Increase

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees approved the 2012-2013 budget Thursday, including a 6 percent tuition increase for students. The state cut higher education by 6.4 percent in its final budget, which is about $9.7 million for U of L. The $482.6 million general fund budget approved by the board covers the university’s primary operations, including salaries and it includes tuition increases for students and funding cuts to departments totaling $6 million.

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