Wed September 14, 2011

Herman Cain Talks Jobs, 'Atrocious' Poverty Rate

Originally published on Wed September 14, 2011 12:03 pm

Republican presidential candidate businessman Herman Cain gives the thumbs up during a break in a Republican presidential debate Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
Mike Carlson AP



I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're going to spend a good deal of time today talking about money, how much the government has to spend and how much and how little many American families have. Later we're going to talk about that special Congressional Committee that's been charged with coming up with a plan to take a big bite out of the federal deficit. That group held it's first public hearing on Tuesday.

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Wed September 14, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Fear of Antidepressants Leads People To Shun Treatment

As common as antidepressant use has become, many depressed people still fear treatment.
Amanda M Hatfield Flickr

Antidepressants are the second-most-prescribed drug in the U.S., making them seem about as common as Pez candy.

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Wed September 14, 2011
Around the Nation

Is Walmart A Magnet For American Mayhem?

In virtually every county, there is a Walmart open every hour of every day and every one of those Walmarts is being visited by 37,000 people a week — that's 220 people an hour, in every Walmart every hour of the day. Here a Walmart worker pulls carts at a store in Pittsburg, Calif. on June 20.
Paul Sakuma AP

Dispatches from the field: A customer was nabbed by police for sampling raw meat at a Walmart in Pennsylvania. A woman said she had an encounter with a bat at a Walmart in Minnesota. A family of five was living in a car at a Walmart in Florida.

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Wed September 14, 2011
The Two-Way

'Wi-Fi Refugees' Are Moving To West Virginia To Escape Radio Waves

"Dozens of Americans who claim to have been made ill by Wi-Fi and mobile phones have flocked to the town of Green Bank, W.Va.," the BBC reports.

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Wed September 14, 2011
All Politics are Local

McConnell Among Richest Members of Congress

An annual list of the richest members of Congress shows lawmakers have continued to prosper while the recession and unemployment rate immobilizes the economy.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was ranked among the wealthiest elected officials.

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Wed September 14, 2011
The Commonwealth

Disaster Relief Tools Stolen in Livingston

The Livingston County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of several thousand dollars worth of tools and equipment belonging to the Ohio River Baptist Association's Disaster Relief Team. The tools were stolen from the association's property on Main Street in Salem. The majority of the tools and equipment were donated to the association, which is instrumental in assisting communities with storm cleanup and rebuilding during times of disaster such as ice storms and recent flooding.


Wed September 14, 2011
Business and the Economy

International Paper Buys Maysville Factory

Though Temple-Inland, a Maysville corrugated box manufacturer, refused two previous purchase offers from International Paper, the extension of a third and revised merger agreement met with approval. What the agreement means for the Maysville Temple-Inland factory is unclear.


Wed September 14, 2011
Business and the Economy

Hopkins Co. Grain Elevator Reopens

Calhoun and Perdue Grain are partnering to reopen the old Peavey elevator in Hopkins County in time for the fall harvest season. This development will cut costs for many farmers, who were faced with trucking grain to elevators in Henderson and Hopkinsville. Alan Lutz, co-owner of Calhoun, said work is continuing this week to prepare the facility to begin accepting corn on Thursday.


Wed September 14, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Kentucky Promoted Through Super Bowl

Kent Carmichael, left, Griffin VanMeter and Whit Hiler are trying to raise $3.5 million online to air a Super Bowl ad.
Tom Eblen Lexington Herald-Leader

It is an idea so crazy, it just might work. Griffin VanMeter, Kent Carmichael and Whit Hiler are 30-something marketing guys. They also are native Kentuckians who are proud of their state and think everyone else should be proud of it, too. A year ago, they had this idea: Let's produce a television commercial promoting the "brand" of Kentucky and get it on the Super Bowl telecast. Their goal is to raise $3.5 million in 60 days in order to buy the commercial time. With $3.5 million worth of public momentum, the three marketers said, they think Kentucky producers, directors, writers and actors would rush to help them make one awesome Kentucky commercial. Are you listening, George Clooney, Jerry Bruckheimer and Ashley Judd?


Wed September 14, 2011

UK Athletic Job Goes to AD's Daughter

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, left, talked with Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart during UK's game against Western Ketnucky University at LP Field in Nashville.
Mark Cornelison Lexington Herald-Leader

A divided University of Kentucky Board of Trustees on Tuesday narrowly approved hiring Kirby Willoughby, the daughter of UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, as a graduate assistant in the athletics department. The trustees voted by voice, and no individual votes were counted. When reporters polled trustees as they left the meeting, eight of the 19 who were present said they voted against the hire. Trustees James Stuckert, Pamela May and Sheila Brothers would not say how they voted.