1:00pm

Mon September 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Rumsfeld Calls Paul Krugman's Sept. 11 Column 'Repugnant'

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in March 2011.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

"After reading Krugman's repugnant piece on 9/11, I cancelled my subscription to the New York Times this AM."

That's the reaction on Twitter today from former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to "The Years of Shame" blog post published Sunday by New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman.

In his post, Krugman argues that:

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12:03pm

Mon September 12, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

SpongeBob May Be Too Speedy For Preschool Brains

SpongeBob Squarepants may be too much for little minds.
Bryan Bedder Getty Images for Nickelodeon

Parents may dote on the tragicomic adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants, but researchers say that that the cartoon's fast-based scenes may make it harder for young children to pay attention and think.

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12:01pm

Mon September 12, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Rain's Impact on Fall Fire Season

‘Dreary’ might sum up last week’s weather in most Kentucky communities.  However, the ongoing drizzle didn’t necessarily put a damper on the upcoming fall fire season.  Kentucky’s forest land can dry up rapidly, particularly when fallen leaves are added into the mix.  The two to, in some cases, four inches of rain which fell on parts of the Daniel Boone National Forest eased fire threats for now.  But,   Assistant Fire Management Officer E-J Bunzendahl  says a couple of weeks of dry weather can renew the risk of fire.  Although poorly extinguished campfires account for about ten percent of wildfires, Bunzendahl says the rate’s higher in the Red River Gorge.

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12:00pm

Mon September 12, 2011
News

Justice Denied In Puerto Rico, Says ACLU Chief

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation surrounding the Puerto Rico Police Department. The U.S. Department of Justice recently released a report accusing the police of violating the constitution and using excessive — sometimes fatal — force against civilians. Earlier this year, the American Civil Liberties Union conducted its own investigation, finding similar allegations of police brutality in Puerto Rico. Host Michel Martin speaks with ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero.

12:00pm

Mon September 12, 2011
News

Lt. Gov. Of Puerto Rico Pushes For Police Reform

Originally published on Mon September 12, 2011 1:51 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, Host:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.

Now, to a story that has probably received far less attention than it would have, had it occurred in another major American locale. It's about the police department in Puerto Rico. It's the country's second largest department after New York City's.

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11:59am

Mon September 12, 2011
Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

An Interrogator Writes 'The Inside Story Of 9/11'

In the new book The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al Qaeda, former FBI agent and interrogator Ali Soufan says that the government missed key opportunities to prevent terrorism attacks and find Osama Bin Laden sooner because of mismanaged interrogations and dysfunctional relationships within the government's counterterrorism agencies.

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11:58am

Mon September 12, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

100 Years of Bill Monroe

Were he still alive, this Tuesday would have been Bill Monroe's 100th birthday. Monroe was born September 13, 1911 in Rosine, Kentucky, and is considered by most to be the "Father of Bluegrass Music." In commemoration of the milestone, Gary Pitts looks into how Monroe, his style, and his mandolin developed an entirely new genre of music, with commentary from Ricky Skaggs, George Gruhn, and contribution from Ted Belue.

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11:40am

Mon September 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Bank Of America: 'Phase I" Of Cost-Cutting Will Eliminate 30,000 Jobs

Upcoming job cuts at Bank of America will reduce its payroll "by approximately 30,000 jobs over the next few years," the company just announced.

The financial giant describes the reductions as part of "Phase I" in its reorganization. "Phase II" covering "businesses and operations that were not reviewed in Phase I," will begin in October.

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11:38am

Mon September 12, 2011
Business

Bank Of America Planning To Cut 30,000 Jobs

Bank of America said Monday that it will cut about 30,000 jobs over the next few years in a bid to save $5 billion per year.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank says it expects many of the job cuts will come through attrition and eliminating unfilled positions. Bank of America has been working for several months on finding ways to streamline its operations. The job cuts are part of "Phase I" in a cost-cutting program the bank calls "Project New BAC."

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11:27am

Mon September 12, 2011
Business and the Economy

Service Center Still Going Strong

Georgia Clemons is only 5 feet tall, but she cuts quite a figure: pastel suit, black high heels, hair coiffed and a twist of pearls around her neck. But she is standing behind the front counter of Georgia's Service Center, a circa 1963 filling station and auto repair shop at the corner of Lexington's Nicholasville Road and Malabu Drive. She owns the place, and she runs it seven days a week.

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