5:13pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Music Interviews

Were You 'Born To Run'? Springsteen As Workout Motivator

Does Clarence Clemons' sax and Bruce Springsteen's voice motivate you to hit the pavement?
Eric Meola

5:13pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Digital Life

This App Was Made For Walking — But Is It Racist?

Originally published on Wed January 25, 2012 7:03 pm

iStockphoto.com

Microsoft is under fire this week over a patent it was granted that's been dubbed the "avoid ghetto" feature for GPS devices.

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5:09pm

Thu January 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Ski Pioneer Sarah Burke Succumbs To Practice Injury

Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 5:27 pm

Sarah Burke of Canada is airborne as she competes in the women's halfpipe freestyle event at the World Cup finals in Valmalenco, Italy in 2008.
Giovanni Auletta AP

Freestyle skiing pioneer Sarah Burke died this morning at the University of Utah Medical Center from injuries suffered nine days ago while practicing the sport she championed.

"Sarah passed away peacefully surrounded by those she loved," says a statement from the medical center. "In accordance with Sarah's wishes, her organs and tissues were donated to save the lives of others."

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4:58pm

Thu January 19, 2012
It's All Politics

In South Carolina, The Cain Train Is Back

The Herman Cain tour bus in South Carolina.
Arnie Seipel NPR

NPR's Arnie Seipel came upon something unexpected in Charleston, S.C. and he sent this picture of it:

Yep. The Cain Train is back in South Carolina and he's getting help from comedian Stephen Colbert, who as we've noted, announced his intention to run for President of South Carolina.

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4:24pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Europe

Rock And A Hard Place: What To Do With Concordia

Technician Andera Faccioli positioned a laser-equipped device to determine whether the Costa Concordia has shifted position off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.
Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images

What do you do with a 1,000-foot wreck that's full of fuel and half-submerged on a rocky ledge in the middle of an Italian marine sanctuary? Remove it. Very carefully.

The wreck of the cruise liner Costa Concordia, which ran aground last week, is not unlike a car accident. The first order of business is determining whether it's worth repairing or it gets junked. Then there are the questions of how best to go about it – and who pays.

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4:22pm

Thu January 19, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama's First 2012 TV Ad Defends Energy Record, Dings Koch Bros

Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 5:00 pm

President Obama's campaign on Thursday released its first TV ad of the 2012 election cycle, and it's a defense of his record on energy.

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4:00pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Monkey See

Fox International Finds That Not Everyone Wants To Buy What Hollywood Sells

Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 10:16 pm

Stephanie Sigman as Laura, a beauty queen drawn into a Mexican drug gang, in the film Miss Bala.
Eniac Martinez Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Remember that movie Sarah's Key? Did you miss it? It was last year's highest grossing foreign-language film, but it made less than eight million dollars. The fact is that selling foreign language films to U.S. audiences is a notorious challenge. Nevertheless, Fox, one of the world's most powerful media conglomerates, is beefing up its investment in foreign films.

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3:45pm

Thu January 19, 2012
State Capitol

Statewide Smoking Ban Proposed

Kentucky has once again received a bad grade for lung health from the American Lung Association.
“Kentucky received all F’s, again," says Barry Gottschalk of the ALA's Kentucky chapter.  The announcement was made today, at the same time that state Representative Susan Westrom of Lexington filed her bill to institute a statewide smoking ban. Westrom’s bill has the support of the lung association and business leaders across the Commonwealth.  Currently only major urban areas like Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green and other urban counties have smoking bans in place

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3:43pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Asia

In Malaysia, Student Challenges Limits On Politics

Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 10:16 pm

Student activist Adam Adli addresses protesters outside Malaysia's high court in Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 9. The crowd was awaiting a verdict in the trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was acquitted on charges of sodomy shortly afterward. Adam is leading the fight to abolish a decades-old law that bans college students from joining or speaking in support of political parties.
Anthony Kuhn NPR

In Asia's modern history, college students have played a leading role in pushing for political reform and challenging authoritarian regimes.

Adam Adli is one of these student activists, and is becoming a prominent political figure as he fights to abolish a 40-year-old law that bars college students in the prosperous Southeast Asian country from participating in politics.

The 22-year-old was among the crowd of thousands chanting "reformasi," or reform, outside Malaysia's high court in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Jan. 9.

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3:33pm

Thu January 19, 2012
State Capitol

Final Legislative Action on Boundaries

New legislative and judicial districts are just a signature away from becoming law. The General Assembly has given final approval to House Bill 1, sending the new maps to the governor’s desk.  The battle over redistricting has been brutal. It ended with members of the minority parties in each chamber drawn into unfavorable districts.

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