11:19am

Thu January 31, 2013
The Salt

Oh, Baby: Squeezable Snacks Might Be Tough On The Teeth

Originally published on Thu January 31, 2013 1:15 pm

Squeeze me with caution.
Daniel M.N. Turner NPR

Those squeeze pouches full of organic pureed food in clever combos like plum, berry and barley have become a lifesaver for busy parents.

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11:08am

Thu January 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Citing Progress, White House Disbands Jobs Council

Originally published on Thu January 31, 2013 11:43 am

The White House said today that it would not extend the term of its jobs council, a group of high-profile executives tapped for advice on how to improve the country's jobs situation.

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11:07am

Thu January 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Dear Lawyers: Order In The &*%# Court!

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 12:33 pm

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Remember the scene in the 1979 movie ... And Justice For All where Al Pacino, who is playing an attorney, loses it in court?

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11:00am

Thu January 31, 2013
11:01 Spotlight

11:01 Spotlight: Night of the Iguana

Bill Beckett talks with Patric McWilliams and Susan Kirton from River City Repertory Theater about their new production of Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana" which opens tonight at the East Bank Theater in Bossier City. For show times and information visit River City Repertory Theater or call 318-868-5888.


10:56am

Thu January 31, 2013
Remembrances

Paying Tribute To Funk's 'Sugarfoot' Bonner

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 6:28 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now we'd like to remember a funk legend.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LOVE ROLLERCOASTER")

OHIO PLAYERS: (Singing) Rollercoaster of love. Say what? Rollercoaster, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh.

MARTIN: Leroy Bonner died last weekend at the age of 69. Best known as the front man for the Ohio Players, Sugarfoot, as he was called, joined the band in 1964 as guitarist, songwriter and, eventually, lead singer. He was the eldest of 14 kids, and he was a self-taught musician who never went to high school.

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10:56am

Thu January 31, 2013
Around the Nation

Violence In The Windy City

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We turn now to an all-too-familiar story of violence here in the U.S. In Chicago, 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed on Tuesday. She was the 42nd person killed in Chicago since the beginning of the year. Last year, there were more than 500 killings. And a number of these murders, particularly of young people, brought the city to tears, but Pendleton's death has brought national attention because she recently performed with her high school drill team at the president's inauguration in Washington, D.C.

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10:56am

Thu January 31, 2013
Africa

Is Egypt Better Or Worse Off Now?

It's been two years since Hosni Mubarak was ousted as Egypt's President. Today, there's new leadership, but the country is still in turmoil. And some Egyptians wonder if things are changing for the best. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Cairo Bureau Chief, Leila Fadel, to learn more about the new Egypt.

10:19am

Thu January 31, 2013
Television

Spacey And Fincher Make A 'House Of Cards'

Originally published on Thu January 31, 2013 11:18 am

Kevin Spacey is the star and a producer of the new Netflix series House of Cards, on which David Fincher is a co-producer.
Melinda Sue Gordon Netflix

Ten months on the road playing Richard III in theaters around the world is a good way to prep for playing a ruthlessly ambitious politician and Washington insider — according to Kevin Spacey, at least.

Just before he took the role of Francis "Frank" Underwood, the fictional majority whip of the House of Representatives who hatches a plan to take down the president in the new Netflix original series House of Cards, Spacey spent nearly a year playing Shakespeare's murderously ambitious king.

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10:19am

Thu January 31, 2013
Music Reviews

A 'Special Edition' Box Set Of Jack DeJohnette And Band

Originally published on Thu January 31, 2013 12:13 pm

Jack DeJohnette.
Chris Griffith Courtesy of the artist

On a new box set collecting the first four albums of Jack DeJohnette and his band Special Edition, two discs are gems and the other two have their moments. DeJohnette's quartet-slash-quintet was fronted by smoking saxophonists on the way up, set loose on catchy riffs and melodies. The springy rhythm section could tweak the tempos like no one this side of '60s goddess Laura Nyro.

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9:43am

Thu January 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Hagel: 'No One Individual Vote, Quote Or Statement Defines Me'

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 11:53 am

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., during his Senate nomination hearing earlier today.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

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Responding to those who have questioned his views on Israel, Iran and defense spending, former Sen. Chuck Hagel said Thursday at the opening of a Senate hearing on his nomination to be secretary of defense that:

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