3:51pm

Tue July 5, 2011
Education

New UK Head Meets Rank and File

The new leader of the state's flagship university says he wants to meet with as many people, in as many departments, as quickly as possible. As Alan Lytle reports, the school's administration is doing its best to make that happen. New University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto continues to make the rounds getting to know the school's students, faculty, and staff.

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3:50pm

Tue July 5, 2011
Music Reviews

Femi And Seun Kuti Keep Their Father's Rebellious Beat

Femi Kuti and Seun Anikulapo-Kuti.
Julien Mignot; Kelechi Amadiobi Courtesy of Knitting Factory Records

Nigeria's Fela Kuti was the creator of Afrobeat, a funky, brassy, fiercely political style of music that earned a worldwide following before Fela's death in 1997. That following has only grown in the years since, in part because two of Fela's sons, Femi and Seun, carry on the Afrobeat tradition with bands, tours and recordings of their own.

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3:45pm

Tue July 5, 2011
The Two-Way

Syrian Foreign Minister: Opposition Should Join 'Dialogue'

Even as there were more reports today about deaths of demonstrators in Syria, the country's foreign minister was telling reporters that President Bashar Assad's regime is serious about wanting a "national dialogue" that will lead to reform.

NPR's Deborah Amos was among the reporters who Walid Moallem spoke with in a series of one-on-one interviews in Damascus.

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3:14pm

Tue July 5, 2011
The Candidates' Guide To Campaigning

In New Hampshire, Every Handshake Counts

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands while marching in the Fourth of July parade in Amherst, N.H.
Darren McCollester Getty Images

It's officially summer vacation time. But if you're a candidate running for president, you'll spend your summer shaking hands in early voting states. Here, a look at the required stops and must-see attractions in the first primary state, New Hampshire.

Up and at 'em, candidates — the campaign day in New Hampshire starts early. Those pancake breakfasts don't eat themselves.

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2:34pm

Tue July 5, 2011
The Two-Way

Some $22 Billion In Gold, Diamonds, Jewels Found In Indian Temple

In Southern India a story that sounds like the plot line of a Hollywood adventure film is unfolding. Over the past week, on orders from the country's Supreme Court, a panel has found a treasure estimated to be worth $22 billion in the underground vaults of a Hindu temple in Trivandrum, India.

The AP reports:

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2:22pm

Tue July 5, 2011
The Two-Way

Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty Of Killing Her Daughter

June 30, 2011: Casey Anthony listens to testimony during her murder trial in Orlando, Fla.
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Casey Anthony, the young Florida mother who has been a constant presence on the cable news networks during the trial about whether she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie three years ago, was just found not guilty on the most serious charges against her.

A jury found her not guilty of first degree murder, not guilty of aggravated manslaughter and not guilty of aggravated child abuse.

She was found guilty on four counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer.

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2:07pm

Tue July 5, 2011
Around the Nation

Minnesota Budget Talks To Resume

Talks were scheduled to resume Tuesday afternoon over a state government shutdown in Minnesota, where a deficit crunch has Democrats talking about raising taxes on the wealthy and Republicans insisting on spending cuts.

Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, and the GOP-controlled legislature have been at odds since they were sworn in early this year. Talks broke down Thursday night, triggering the shutdown.

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1:47pm

Tue July 5, 2011
Education

EKU's Odds for Presidential Debate Improves

Several federal and state elected officials have joined together to support Eastern Kentucky University’s bid to host a debate during next year’s presidential campaign. A package sent by university officials to the Commission on Presidential Debates includes strong letters of support from Democratic and Republican leaders, namely U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, state Sen. President David Williams and state House Speaker Greg Stumbo.

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1:40pm

Tue July 5, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

'Survivor' Contestant Advises KY Youth

During his time as a contestant on the popular TV reality show “Survivor,” Rodger Bingham proved to the world that a country boy can survive. Being raised on a farm in Grant County, the native Kentuckian credits his love of the outdoors, along with skills at hunting and fishing, plus good common sense as the reasons he held out so well in the Australian Outback during the CBS-TV show's second season 10 years ago. Bingham cited making good choices in why he lasted that long, and that was his message to a group of about 15 youngsters and adults during a visit at Kentucky River Community Care's Sewell Center in Jackson Thursday.

1:27pm

Tue July 5, 2011
Business and the Economy

Reform Needed to Continue Medicaid

A report released by Bowling Green-based Bluegrass Institute last month claims Kentucky’s Medicaid program is on an “unsustainable path.”  The report, titled “An Unsustainable Path: The Past and Future of Kentucky Medicaid Spending,” was authored by John Garen, an economics professor at the University of Kentucky, and takes an in-depth look at the issues facing the state’s Medicaid program. “(Medicaid’s) expansive spending growth over the past 25 years has put increased pressure on state and federal budgets,” Garen said in the report. “Medicaid has failed to fulfill the goal of improved health for most of its recipients.”

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