11:33am

Wed February 13, 2013
The Salt

Marine Stewardship Council Responds To NPR Series On Sustainable Seafood

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 1:32 pm

Swordfish from Canada feature a label from the Marine Stewardship Council at a Whole Foods in Washington, D.C.
Margot Williams NPR

Earlier this week, NPR aired a three-part investigation of the Marine Stewardship Council on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

As Daniel Zwerdling and Margot Williams reported, the MSC certifies seafood that is supposed to be good for the environment. But some environmental groups argue that the label is misleading, and that as more retailers promise to sell only sustainable-labeled seafood, the program is certifying fisheries that don't deserve it.

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11:25am

Wed February 13, 2013
Local

City of Nacogdoches reaps return on centralized surplus program

The city of Nacogdoches' purchasing manager Gary Baisden is in charge of ridding departments of surplus equipment. That effort has generated more than $1 million for the city since the centralized surplus program began in 2009.
Credit City of Nacogdoches

The city of Nacogdoches has pocketed more than $1 million since it centralized its effort to get rid of surplus equipment and vehicles. Gary Baisden, the city's purchasing and risk manager, took over the surplus effort in June 2009. Since then, he said, he’s sent more than 175 items to auction, including a parcel of land. Baisden said he posts the items to the website GovDeals. Buyers have come from all over, even as far away as Canada.

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11:25am

Wed February 13, 2013
NPR Story

Comcast To Buy Rest of NBCUniversal From GE

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 12:19 pm

Comcast, the Philadelphia based cable giant, announced a major deal late Tuesday afternoon. It will buy the 49 percent stake of NBCUniversal that it did not already own for $16.7 billion. General Electric is the seller and will also be selling some prized real estate as part of the deal.

11:25am

Wed February 13, 2013
NPR Story

Comcast Buys Rest of NBC Universal

Comcast, the Philadelphia based cable giant, announced a major deal late Tuesday afternoon. It's buying the 49 percent stake of NBC Universal that it did not already own for 16.7 billion dollars. General Electric is the seller and will also be selling some prized real estate as part of the deal.

11:14am

Wed February 13, 2013
Music Reviews

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bicultural Jazz, Ever Shifting

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 3:47 pm

Rudresh Mahanthappa.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's quartet can sound like it's cross-pollinating Indian classical music and vintage Captain Beefheart. That befits a bicultural saxophonist who grew up in Boulder, where his Hindu family had a Christmas tree. For a long time, Mahanthappa resisted combining jazz and Indian music — it was almost too obvious a trajectory. But then he got serious about it.

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11:07am

Wed February 13, 2013
Your Money

Can Social Security Make The Leap To E-Banking?

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 12:01 pm

Beginning March 1st, many people who receive social security and other federal benefits will no longer receive paper checks. The Treasury Department says sending payments electronically will save nearly a billion dollars. But some experts say it could affect the "un-banked." Host Michel Martin talks with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy.

11:07am

Wed February 13, 2013
Around the Nation

Did State Of The Union Hit The Mark — Or Not?

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 12:01 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we will talk about why the government doesn't want to send you a Social Security or veterans' benefits check anymore. Don't panic. They're going to send you the money. They just don't want to send you a check. We'll tell you why in just a few minutes.

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11:07am

Wed February 13, 2013
Around the Nation

Kitchen Table Reactions To State Of The Union

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 12:01 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. First of all, you might be noticing that the program sounds a little bit different today. We are having some technical difficulties that are not allowing us to play some of the music and other elements you're used to hearing. But we're still going to have great conversations.

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11:00am

Wed February 13, 2013
Mormon Tabernacle Choi

A Lasting Heritage & Songs for the Soul with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Alex Boyé

Airs Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the Celebration of African American history and culture with traditional African-American Spirituals such as I'm Runnin' On, Peace Like a River, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, Rock-a-My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham, Deep River, Let Us Break Bread Together, Down to the River to Pray, and works by Thomas C. Griggs and Joseph J. Daynes. Special guest Alex Boyé will be featured.

10:21am

Wed February 13, 2013
The Salt

Four Loko Cans Will Now Make Clear They're Loaded With Alcohol

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 11:32 am

Popular fruit-flavored malt liquor Four Loko
Haraz Ghanbari AP

Cans of the popular flavored malt beverage Four Loko will soon sport an "Alcohol Facts" label to make it plain they pack a potent punch.

The changes are part of a final settlement announced Tuesday between the Federal Trade Commission and Phusion Projects, whose products have been blamed for hospitalizations and deaths among young people.

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