3:17pm

Thu December 1, 2011
Music Interviews

Steady Diet Of Everything: The Fugazi Live Vault

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 2:52 pm

Fugazi's Ian MacKaye is releasing every performance his band ever did, and listeners can name their price.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

When the iconic American punk band Fugazi started playing back in 1987, it started taping, too.

"Our friend Joey Picuri, who was a local sound man — or a fellow who helped do sound for bands — he recorded the shows," Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye tells NPR's Guy Raz. "He just gave us tapes of our first show, and he gave us a tape of our second show."

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3:10pm

Thu December 1, 2011
State Capitol

Grants Available to Develop Waste Tire Market

The Energy and Environment Cabinet is accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires for athletic fields, playgrounds and other crumb-rubber applications. The cabinet will also consider funding research and development proposals for experimental practices or technologies that further the statutory purposes of the waste tire program - to protect human health, safety and the environment - or that will help develop a market for Kentucky waste tires. About $300,000 is available this grant cycle.

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3:05pm

Thu December 1, 2011
The Commonwealth

Child Trafficking Laws Receive Low Grade

Interstate 65 is one of the major corridors modern-day slave traders use to shuttle victims from one location to another. In a national report card released today, Kentucky’s laws relating to child sex trafficking received a D on a scale of A to F, with A being the highest grade and F being the lowest. The study found that Kentucky takes a tough stance on human traffickers, but the penalties levied against people who pay for sex acts with minors are low, and “significant gaps” exist in laws that provide protective provisions for victims.

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3:00pm

Thu December 1, 2011
Europe

Sarkozy Lays Foundation For Reshaping The Eurozone

Originally published on Thu December 1, 2011 10:14 pm

During a speech delivered Thursday in Toulon, France, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be announcing new measures to guarantee the future of Europe.
Claude Paris AP

In a highly anticipated speech Thursday night, French President Nicolas Sarkozy laid the groundwork for tighter French-German cooperation.

He made an ambitious call for a rewrite of European treaties, but his speech — billed as his last-ditch plan to save the euro — offered no concrete emergency measures to contain Europe's debt crisis.

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2:57pm

Thu December 1, 2011
The Commonwealth

Child Support Checks Bounce After Bank Error

More than 700 child support checks worth about $94,000 bounced Friday after a banking error by JPMorgan Chase, the state’s new depository, according to state and bank officials. Nancy Norris, vice president of media relations at JPMorgan Chase, said the checks drew insufficient funds after a human error. The problem could’ve been worse, but the bank caught the error early, she said.

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2:55pm

Thu December 1, 2011
The Two-Way

Senator Seeks Answers About Phone Logging Software

A screenshot showing CarrierIQ in action.
screenshot YouTube

Yesterday, we reported about the tempest brewing about Carrier IQ, a secret software a researcher says has been installed on millions of phones and is capable of logging websites a user visits, the contents of voice and text messages and even the content of online searches.

Today Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat for Minnesotta, sent a letter to the company asking for a detailed explanation of the kind of information the company's software logs.

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2:53pm

Thu December 1, 2011
The Commonwealth

PETA Criticizes Kentucky for Elephant Rides

A proposal to allow elephant rides at circuses and fairs in certain cities has drawn criticism from a national animal rights group. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources a 19-page letter Wednesday, citing public safety as a chief concern.

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2:52pm

Thu December 1, 2011
Asia

In South Korea, Old Law Leads To New Crackdown

Originally published on Thu December 1, 2011 8:24 pm

Park Jong-kun's Twitter profile picture — which shows him against a backdrop of the North Korean flag — may violate South Korea's strict National Security Law. The 24-year-old South Korean is also under investigation for retweeting North Korean propaganda.
Courtesy Park Jong-kun

Park Jong-kun's Twitter profile picture shows him inspecting a bottle of Johnnie Walker whisky against a backdrop of the North Korean flag.

The 24-year-old South Korean photographer thought it would be funny, a visual parody of North Korea's news programs. But it turns out this profile picture could violate South Korea's strict six-decade-old National Security Law, which punishes those who "praise, disseminate or cooperate with anti-state groups" if such acts endanger democracy and national security.

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2:48pm

Thu December 1, 2011
The Commonwealth

Two Spooky Kentucky Locations Featured

Two of Central Kentucky's spookiest locations are about to find themselves in the national spotlight. The house at Rocky Point in Harrodsburg and Perryville Battlefield are the subject of the Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventures,” which will air the episode featuring the landmarks at 9 p.m. EST Friday.

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2:42pm

Thu December 1, 2011
The Commonwealth

Educator Named Superintendent of the Year

Jessamine County Schools superintendent Lu Young
Jim Gaddis

The chief of Jessamine County schools walked into Jessamine Career and Technology Center on Wednesday afternoon and was baffled when she was greeted by applause from dozens of district administrators, school officials, friends and family. “I thought maybe I had missed something on my calendar — what are they doing?” superintendent Lu Young said. “I knew it wasn’t my birthday.” Then she saw Wayne Young, executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA), and figured it out — she was KASA’s 2012 superintendent of the year.

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