1:39pm

Mon March 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Before He Became 'Tricky Dick,' Richard Nixon Wrote Love Letters

Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 1:45 pm

Richard Nixon is shown as a member of the Whittier College football squad in Whittier, Calif., circa 1930s.
AP

We're all familiar with the gruff Richard Nixon of the Watergate tapes. But the presidential library of the 37th president of the United States has an exhibit that shows a different side of him — the softer, gushy side of him that emerged as he was courting Pat Ryan, the woman who would become his wife.

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1:04pm

Mon March 12, 2012
Planet Money

What's The Opposite Of A Jobless Recovery?

Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 2:00 pm

But for how long?
Danny Johnston AP

In the past decade or so, we've gotten used to jobless recoveries, when the economy grows its way out of a recession without adding many new jobs.

At the moment, we may be living through the opposite of a jobless recovery. In the past few months, job growth has picked up, while economic growth has slowed.

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12:36pm

Mon March 12, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Clean Up Week Across Kentucky is Coming

There will be a different atmosphere surrounding the 14th annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week when it begins this Saturday.  The roadside clean-up recruits volunteers, who fill trash bags and remove old tires.  Ricki Gardenhire with the Energy and Environment Cabinet says many volunteers will be motivated by the March 2nd tornadoes.

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12:23pm

Mon March 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Treatment Of Bradley Manning Was Cruel And Inhuman, Says U.N. Official

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, is escorted from a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md.
Patrick Semansky AP

The United Nations special rapporteur on torture has reached the conclusion that the United States violated some of the rights of the Army private accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks.

Pfc. Bradley Manning has been in U.S. custody since May 2010 and as we've reported, Juan Méndez, the U.N.'s top torture official, has already had some tough words for the U.S. leading up to this report.

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11:47am

Mon March 12, 2012
Remembrances

Peter Bergman: Remembering The 'Firesign' Satirist

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 7:52 am

Peter Bergman graduated from Yale University and later attended the Yale School of Drama as a Eugene O'Neill playwriting fellow.
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Peter Bergman, one of the founding members of the four-man surrealist comedy troupe The Firesign Theatre, died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 72.

Bergman, along with collaborators David Ossman, Phil Proctor and Phil Austin, created satire out of the political and civil upsets of the 1960s and 1970s, blending surrealism, absurdities, non sequiturs, paranoia, parodies of the Establishment, sound effects, in-jokes about hippies and knowing allusions to literature and trash culture.

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11:44am

Mon March 12, 2012
The Salt

Children Face Dangers On Farms, But Not From Farmwork

Most farm injuries come when children are playing or visiting, not working.
iStockPhoto.com

Farms may conjure an image of a pastoral landscape, with children running and frolicking in green pastures. But farms do come with their own dangers. And there's plenty of argument on what should be done to ensure the safety of children who live or work on farms.

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11:36am

Mon March 12, 2012
It's All Politics

Texas Voter ID Law Blocked By Justice Department

Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 6:31 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has blocked a new voter ID law from going into effect in Texas. The department says the state failed to show that the law would not deny or limit minorities' right to vote. It's the second state voter ID law the department has blocked.

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11:04am

Mon March 12, 2012
Music Reviews

Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet

The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

After Dave Brubeck signed with Columbia Records in the mid-1950s, his quartet made a few albums a year, and now that material has been collected in a 19-disc box set called The Dave Brubeck Quartet: The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection.

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10:32am

Mon March 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Aging U.S. Carrier Enterprise Heads For Final Deployment

USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is beginning the last deployment in her storied 50-year career on the frontlines of American sea power.

Known as the "Big E", she was among the vessels dispatched to the waters off Cuba during the October 1962 missile crisis with orders from President Kennedy to enforce an air and sea blockade of the island nation.

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9:57am

Mon March 12, 2012
Lexington/Richmond

Damaged Church Continues Worship

Members from the destroyed West Liberty United Methodist, First Baptist, Broadway First Church of God, Church of Christ and Christian churches were in attendance Sunday.
The Herald-Leader

For decades, Rose W. May has been the musical heart and soul of the West Liberty United Methodist Church. A retired Morgan County English teacher, she has played graduations, baptisms, weddings and funerals. The March 2 tornado that ripped through town took her church, her house and her grand piano. It even took her sheet music. But it couldn't take her songs. Sunday, as members of several churches destroyed by the tornado gathered in an auditorium at Morehead State University's West Liberty campus, Rose May was there, pouring out the old hymns like balm on wounded souls.

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