4:17am

Tue March 12, 2013
Religion

What American Catholics Want From The Next Pontiff

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Awaiting the white smoke from the Sistine Chapel are many of the 75 million Catholics in the U.S., and the question comes up, what do American Catholics want to see in the next pope? The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life explored that question in recent surveys. Here with the findings is Pew senior researcher Greg Smith. Good morning.

GREG SMITH: Good morning.

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4:17am

Tue March 12, 2013
Around the Nation

Maine, Tribes Seek 'Truth And Reconciliation'

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 4:54 am

In Maine, an unusual and historic process is under way to document child welfare practices that once resulted in Indian children being forcibly removed from their homes. Many of the native children were placed with white foster parents. Chiefs from all five of Maine's tribes, along with Gov. Paul LePage, have created a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help heal the wounds.

3:29am

Tue March 12, 2013
All Tech Considered

Self-Tracking Apps To Help You 'Quantify' Yourself

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 10:11 am

Noah Zandan shows off his Zeo sleep-tracking headband. His other self-tracking devices are on his wrists. Noah and his father, Peter, are both part of the growing "Quantified Self" movement.
Elise Hu NPR

Technology has made it easier than ever to track your activity levels, your sleep cycles, how you spend your time, and more. The self-trackers who near-obsessively capture and analyze their own data are part of a growing "Quantified Self" movement.

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2:58am

Tue March 12, 2013
Latin America

In Upcoming Venezuelan Vote, Hugo Chavez Looms Large

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 4:17 am

An image of late President Hugo Chavez hangs behind acting President Nicolas Maduro, as he speaks to supporters after registering his candidacy outside the national electoral council in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday.
Ariana Cubillos AP

The tall and imposing Nicolas Maduro stepped forward last week to be sworn in as Venezuela's interim leader following the death of President Hugo Chavez.

Before the country's packed congressional hall, he swore to complete Chavez's dream to transform the OPEC power into a socialist state, allied with Cuba and decidedly opposed to capitalism and U.S. interests in Latin America.

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2:58am

Tue March 12, 2013
The Salt

Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 4:11 pm

Mayor Mike and his public health edicts are having a rough ride.

On Monday, a state judge in Manhattan struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rule capping soda sizes. And lawmakers in Mississippi are taking the backlash against government regulation on food marketing one step further.

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2:49am

Tue March 12, 2013
Financial Basics For Baby Boomers

From Grief Comes A Mission To Make Estate Planning Less Daunting

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 4:17 am

iStockphoto.com

Estate planning may seem like a pain, but imagine the mess you leave to those managing your affairs if you don't draw up a will or get life insurance.

"It takes really just a few hours now, rather than a pile of hours and thousands of dollars to do it later when you really need it done," says Chanel Reynolds, who created a website geared to help people get their affairs in order.

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12:00am

Tue March 12, 2013
Thank You

Thank You!

Thanks to each of you who pledged and helped us raise over $160,000 for Red River Radio. We appreciate your generosity and continued support and look forward to serving you with the best Public Radio programming in the future. Thank You!

7:00pm

Mon March 11, 2013
Final Drawing

Our Final Drawing will be for an iPad with Retina Display

Our final drawing will be held at the end of our drive, Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. and the winner will receive an iPad with Retina Display. Everyone who has pledged before then is automatically entered. Let’s keep the pledges rolling in so we can we reach our goal of $190,000 and continue the schedule of great programs you love. Make your Pledge NOW by calling 800-552-8502 or pledge online here:  DONATE NOW!

 The iPad with Retina Display features a 16 GB hard drive, a Wifi network connection that is faster, and a USB power adapter. The new A6X chip inside iPad is twice as fast as the previous-generation chip, and it delivers up to twice the graphics performance without sacrificing battery life. This means even the most advanced apps are smooth, responsive, and incredibly lifelike. There more than 300,000 apps designed specifically for the iPad. With apps in just about every category, you can do things like make a commute more entertaining, a presentation more interesting, or a school lesson more inspiring, right from your iPad.

Drawing Rules

6:04pm

Mon March 11, 2013
All Tech Considered

Like This Post On Facebook — It Might Reveal Something About You

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 10:13 am

Anatoliy Babiy iStockphoto

Those Facebook likes? they may be reveal more about you than you realize.

A study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says Facebook likes "can be used to automatically and accurately predict a range of highly sensitive personal attributes including: sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious and political views, personality traits, intelligence, happiness, use of addictive substances, parental separation, age, and gender."

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5:50pm

Mon March 11, 2013
World Cafe

Next: Birdie Busch And The Greatest Night

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 4:09 pm

Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night.
Courtesy of the artist

Birdie Busch, Philadelphia's whimsical, verse-weaving siren, has always had a way with storytelling. Her lyrics are quirky, candid and infused with a sense of sentimentality.

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