11:51am

Sun November 27, 2011
Business and the Economy

Harrodsburg to Debate Restaurant Tax

For the past four years, folks eating out in Harrodsburg have paid an extra 3 cents for every dollar they dropped in local restaurants, with that additional money going to help fund tourism activities in Mercer County. On Tuesday evening, the Harrodsburg City Commission is hosting a forum to let residents and restaurant owners air out their feelings about the 3 percent restaurant tax created by the commission in 2007.

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11:49am

Sun November 27, 2011
Health and Welfare

Northern Kentucky Kids' Teeth at Risk

In recent years, Northern Kentucky health officials have encountered more children with cavities in a state known for some of the worst teeth in the nation. To combat this, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is partnering with 11 local dentists to offer free dental screenings and provide affordable dental sealant and fluoride varnish to children in Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties.

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8:53am

Sun November 27, 2011
The News Tip On Weekend Edition Sunday

The News Tip: Beyond A Strong Brand

In a new book coming out next month, business tycoon and sometimes presidential candidate Donald Trump estimates his entire net worth is $7 billion. Trump says a hefty chunk — some $3 billion — alone covers the "brand value" of the Trump name.

It isn't just pop culture gadflies making a buck from that intangible factor known as "brand value" anymore. Journalists, too, are trying to build their own brands.

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8:38am

Sun November 27, 2011
Around the Nation

Alaskan Winter Doesn't Freeze Protesters' Resolve

The frigid air needles exposed flesh and sinks through clothing, but that hasn't kept at least one protester from occupying a park in Fairbanks, Alaska, for more than a month. The temperature has been 30 to 40 degrees below zero in recent weeks.

This time of year, the days are short. It's dim, bleak and other-worldly in the nation's northernmost Occupy protest. While local officials want the protesters' tents taken down, occupiers say the shelter is necessary in such cold weather.

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8:00am

Sun November 27, 2011
Politics

Congress Stuck With Supercommittee's Holiday Leftovers

The Congressional supercommittee, charged with coming up with a plan to cut the national deficit, had been invested with handling so many unrelated tasks that its failure last week has left Congress with a sizeable workload in its remaining weeks this year. Among them: possible extensions of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, and a continuation of the entire federal budget. NPR congressional correspondent David Welna joins us to set the stage for December.

8:00am

Sun November 27, 2011
Around the Nation

Crowded Prisons: Calif. Solving Problem If Not Cause

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8:00am

Sun November 27, 2011
Middle East

Sexual Violence On The Rise In Egypt

Protestors in Egypt's Tahrir Square have called for another massive demonstration in advance of Monday's parliamentary elections, bringing on fears of renewed violence on election day. As turmoil continues, sexual violence and paranoia are on the rise. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports from Cairo.

8:00am

Sun November 27, 2011
Middle East

Egyptians Abroad Vote From Afar

Egyptians living abroad are eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Absentee ballots are being accepted at Egyptian embassies around the world, including Washington, D.C. Several of those voting there spoke with NPR about their hopes as well as their frustrations with the process.

8:00am

Sun November 27, 2011
Middle East

Protest Roil Alexandria Before Egyptian Elections

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish. In Egypt today, protests are continuing ahead of tomorrow's parliamentary elections, the first since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak and his replacement by a military council. The turmoil is not limited to Cairo. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is in the city of Alexandria and she joins us now. Welcome, Soraya.

SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Audie.

CORNISH: Describe the mood today in Alexandria.

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8:00am

Sun November 27, 2011
Research News

An Amnesia Patient's Strange Power Of Recall

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