12:35pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Shots - Health News

Why A Young Man Died In A Nursing Home, A State Away From His Mom

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 3:12 pm

Zach Sayne at age 5, with his mother Nola.
Courtesy of Nola Sayne

Zach Sayne was 25 when he died earlier this month at the place that had been his home for 15 years — a children's nursing home in Alabama.

But that was too far away, 200 miles too far, for his mother in Georgia. Nola Sayne was trying to bring him back, closer to her home. The story of why she couldn't reveals the bureaucratic traps, underfunding and lack of choices that plague state Medicaid programs.

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11:39am

Wed January 16, 2013
The Salt

Cutting Sugar Consumption Helps Keep Extra Weight Off

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 2:48 pm

How evil is sugar? That's long been a hard question for researchers to answer. Most of the studies about sugar's health effects to date have been too small, too short-term, or too poorly designed to nail it one way or another.

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11:09am

Wed January 16, 2013
Around the Nation

Native Americans Are Ready To Party For Obama

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Finally today, in less than a week the country will celebrate President Obama's second term with a slew of inaugural events. There is a swearing in, a parade, breakfasts, lunches, and of course the balls. And there are many of them, but we want to tell you about one of them. It is the Native Nations Inaugural Ball. Native Americans from around the country will be coming in to participate.

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11:00am

Wed January 16, 2013
At Home with John Lunn

At Home with John Lunn: Composer of the Downton Abbey

Airs Wednesday, January 16 at 11:00 a.m.  If you’ve watched the series, then you’ll know that the soundtrack is amazing, and if you’ve not seen this series, then you should, because it is amazing as well.  Downton Abbey was one of the most viewed period dramas there is and has been commissioned for a second series later this year.  So, if you’ve not see it, you should check it out! Celebrated film composer John Lunn, the creator of the theme music for the award winning Downton Abbey television series, welcomes Red River Radio listeners into his home as he talks with host Jon Tolansky, about his life and career, composing for Downton Abbey, the Edwardian era, and some of his favourite music from that period.  His chosen composers of the time are Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Holst, and by way of a diversion across the English Channel to France, Debussy.  There are also extracts from Mr. Lunn’s Downton Abbey score and another of his latest works.

10:57am

Wed January 16, 2013
Business

Small Business Owners Turn To Friends For Money

Starting a small business hasn't been easy lately. People are now turning to their peers for funding after being denied credit from big banks. But that has its own set of risks and rewards. Host Michel Martin explores the future of small business in 2013.

10:57am

Wed January 16, 2013
Law

New York Bans Assault Weapons

Lawmakers in New York are getting tough on guns. They passed a new law expanding the state's ban on assault weapons. It's also meant to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Host Michel Martin speaks to Thomas Kaplan of The New York Times about the legislation.

10:57am

Wed January 16, 2013
Health

When Is It Safe To Go Back To Work After The Flu?

Host Michel Martin isn't the only person who's been "under the weather" lately. She chats with NPR science correspondent Rob Stein about the nation-wide flu outbreak.

10:57am

Wed January 16, 2013
Politics

Obama Administration Goes After Guns

Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama are touting new proposals aimed at curbing gun violence. Host Michel Martin learns more from Paul Barrett, author of 'Glock: The Rise of America's Gun' and Craig Whitney, author of 'Living With Guns, A Liberal's Case for the 2nd Amendment.'

10:51am

Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama On Gun Violence: Americans Must Stand Up And Say 'Enough'

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 2:09 pm

President Obama at the White House today, with Vice President Biden in the background.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

At a White House event with children who wrote him letters after the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama today said the nation cannot wait any longer to do what can be done to reduce gun violence.

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10:25am

Wed January 16, 2013
Movie Interviews

'Quartet': Dustin Hoffman, Behind The Camera

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 2:08 pm

Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut with the film Quartet. He has starred in such classics as The Graduate, Kramer vs. Kramer and Tootsie.
Kerry Brown The Weinstein Company

In December, the actor Dustin Hoffman sat in a box seat at the Kennedy Center as his old friend, Robert De Niro, saluted him at a celebration marking one of the highest accolades for an artist in the United States: a Kennedy Center Honor.

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