12:53pm

Fri August 12, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

B-52s, SCAPA grads' performance, and Bugs on Canvass

The B-52s are ready to drop some tunes on spectators, a few School for the Creative and Performing Arts grads offer a parting show, and the art of bugs.   All this is on tap this weekend in Lexington.  Weku’s Stu Johnson spoke to Lexington Herald arts reporter Rich Copley about these events

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12:52pm

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Former Boston, New York Police Chief In Talks For Scotland Yard Job

William Bratton, who has been the police chief in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, told the AP today that he was in talks with the British government about a job. The AP reports:

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12:39pm

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Woman Dies One Month After Being Hit By Cyclist In San Francisco

A woman who had been hospitalized since being struck by a cyclist in San Francisco last month died Thursday, opening the question of what charges, if any, might be filed against the cyclist. Dionette Cherney, a Washington, D.C., resident in her late 60s, suffered a head injury in the crash, from which she did not recover.

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12:21pm

Fri August 12, 2011
The Picture Show

German Exhibit Reveals Secret Spy Photos

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:33 am

Staged photos re-create Stasi agents dressed in various disguises, ranging from a Russian mafioso to the casual middle-aged man to a tourist with cameras.
Simon Menner

The Stasi, or East German secret police, were notorious as one of the most repressive and feared institutions of the East German Communist government — and they left behind an unsettling record. Images include Stasi agents in various disguises as they participated in training in the "art of disguise." Without any context, they are almost amusing. But, as photographer Simon Menner writes, the photos "document the repressive measures taken by a totalitarian state in order to create terror and fear among the population."

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12:00pm

Fri August 12, 2011
Barbershop

Barbershop: Can Super Committee Save Sour Economy?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the Super Committee picks, TBS' cancellation of George Lopez's show and the 25th anniversary of the film "She's Gotta Have It." Guest host Allison Keyes speaks with author Jimi Izrael, civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette and reporter Gautham Nagesh.

12:00pm

Fri August 12, 2011
BackTalk

BackTalk: Debates, Danziger Bridge, Kid Bans

Originally published on Fri August 12, 2011 1:29 pm

Transcript

ALLISON KEYES, host: This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Allison Keyes. Michel Martin is away.

Coming up, two hip-hop kings collaborate for the new album "Watch the Throne." But do Kanye West and Jay-Z live up to their royal hype? We'll find out next.

But first, it's time for Backtalk, where we lift the curtain on what's happening in the TELL ME MORE blogosphere and get to hear from you, our listeners. Corey Dade is right here with me. He's the national correspondent for NPR Digital News. Welcome back, Corey.

COREY DADE: Hi, Allison.

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12:00pm

Fri August 12, 2011

11:52am

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

U.S. Skier Kicked Off Team After Alleged Midair Urination Incident

The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. Ski Team has kicked Robert "Sandy" Vietze off its development squad for what the team said were "conduct violations."

The New York Post reports that Vietze,18, was accused of boarding a JetBlue flight drunk and then urinating on a fellow passenger.

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11:40am

Fri August 12, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Captain Morgan, The Rum Pirate, Lends A Knee To Hip Dislocation

If you were to dislocate your hip, you'd need the able hands of a physician to push your thighbone back into the socket where it belongs. But that effort of "reducing" a hip dislocation can be a tricky and even risky task.

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11:09am

Fri August 12, 2011
All Politics are Local

School Urges Support for Conway's Opponent

A former admissions officer at the for-profit Spencerian College in Louisville  told the Lexington Herald-Leader Thursday that executives being investigated by Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway have urged employees to support his opponent in the fall election.  Campaign finance records show the chancellor of Sullivan University, which owns Spencerian, and his executives contributed $12,000 to Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool’s campaign.

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