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I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we are going to talk more about those protests that have been spreading in the Muslim world connected to a provocative video that has now gone viral. We'll talk about whether this is about a clash of civilizations or values or something else.
The hero of both the novel and the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a high school freshman loner named Charlie whose best friend committed suicide the previous spring. He's on psychiatric meds, lots of them, and still has blackouts and mysterious visions of a doting aunt who died when he was 7.
The late commentator Archie McDonald marked the seasons of his life through his weekly visits with us for more than a decade. This one titled "September Song" helps us become more introspective about the beginning of autumn.
Kermit Poling talks with music director Michael Butterman and violinist Vadim Gluzman about the Shreveport Symphony’s 2012-13 season opening concert. The concert features Mr. Gluzman in the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minorn. The concert opens with the Academic Festival Overture of Brahms and concludes with the Dvorak Symphony No. 8, a work filled with beautiful folk melodies and charm. More information at Shreveport Symphony.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and her husband Sidney Williams at the Capitol Hill hearing today where it was announced that she's been cleared.
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After an investigation that lasted two years, the House Ethics Committee has cleared Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of charges that she tried to influence regulators when a bank that her husband owns stock in went looking for a federal bailout in 2008.
Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte, acting chairman of the ethics panel, announced the decision this morning.
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September can't end soon enough for Mitt Romney, as a leaked video — and some disappointing poll numbers in swing states — add to his woes. Republicans, trying to win a Senate majority, get some surprise encouragement in Connecticut.
But new polling in Virginia is problematic, and news out of Indiana and Wisconsin brings cheers to Democrats.