Mon October 17, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Disease Detective Hot On The Trails Of Anthrax And Cholera

Paul Keim at work in his lab on the Northern Arizona University campus.

Charlie McCallie Northern Arizona University

Ten years after the anthrax attacks and three years after the FBI named a chief suspect in the case, speculation about the origin of the deadly letters hasn't completely died out.

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Mon October 17, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Nuisance Ordinance Up for Debate in Lexington

Property owners in Lexington would be more accountable under a proposal going before a city council committee Tuesday .  If approved, owners could be cited for poorly maintained yards, unsafe conditions and illegal activities on their property.  Part of the debate over the proposed ‘chronic nuisance’ ordinance is who it might govern.

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Mon October 17, 2011
Business and the Economy

Kentuckians Traveling Along at a Slower Pace

Even in a sluggish economy, people still put some money aside for travel.   Some 400 people who work in tourism-related industries are in Lexington for the annual meeting of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association.  Kay Berggren (BER-gren) is the group’s president.  “We consider travel one of the things that is our…something that we all work for….so that we can get away….we can take our vacation and we can go visit.   That’s one of the first things that will come back when people….when the economy starts to get a little bit better,” said Berggren.

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Mon October 17, 2011
The Two-Way

iPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million In First Weekend

Originally published on Mon October 17, 2011 4:02 pm

An Apple Store customer looks at the new Apple iPhone 4S on Oct. 14 in San Francisco.

Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Apple announced today that its iPhone 4S has sold more than four million units in the three days after it went on sale.

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Matt has been a reporter at KUT off and on since 2006.  He came to Austin from Boston, then went back for a while--but couldn't stand to be away--so he came back to Austin.  Matt grew up in Maine (but hates lobster), and while it might sound hard to believe, he thinks Maine and Texas are remarkably similar.


Mon October 17, 2011

For Older Job Seekers, An Even More Difficult Road

Jobs — or the lack of them — are one of main issues in the presidential campaigns as the nation's unemployment rate continues to hover around 9 percent.

Though some people have had success landing jobs in recent months, millions of Americans are still out of work. But many older people are finding it particularly difficult to get hired. Some say age discrimination is a key factor working against them.

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Mon October 17, 2011
Monkey See

'Why Read Moby-Dick?': A Passionate Defense Of The 'American Bible'


We have a bit of history with Herman Melville's Moby-Dick here at Monkey See. It was the second selection in our I Will If You Will Book Club after Twilight (true story!), and we read the entire thing together in the spring of 2010.

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Mon October 17, 2011
Mitt Romney

An Adviser To Both Plans Explains The Differences

As Mitt Romney's opponents continue to compare "Romneycare" unfavorably with "Obamacare," we decided to take another look at the plans' similarities and differences. For additional insight, we turned to John McDonough, director of Harvard's Center for Public Health Leadership.

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Mon October 17, 2011
Mitt Romney

A Tale Of Two Health Plans: Romney Versus Obama

President Obama, surrounded by lawmakers and guests, signs health care insurance legislation during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 23, 2010.

Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be headed into the 2012 GOP presidential primary season as the consistent, if not overwhelming, favorite for his party's nomination.

But there remains great discomfort among a wide swath of party members over the striking similarity of the Massachusetts health care reform legislation Romney signed in 2006 as governor, and the federal health care overhaul President Obama put his signature on last year.

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Mon October 17, 2011

Jimmy Fallon's Giant List Of 'Thank You Notes'

Jimmy Fallon says he spends almost 12 hours each day at the Late Night offices, which makes the rest of his life difficult. "If I want to play video games now, I have to schedule it," he tells Terry Gross.
Virginia Sherwood NBC

This interview was originally broadcast on May 23, 2011.

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