3:28pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Shots - Health News

Mental Health Gun Laws Unlikely To Reduce Shootings

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 10:11 am

State Senator Jeff Klein (L-R), Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins congratulate New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after he signed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act on Tuesday.
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States aren't likely to prevent many shootings by requiring mental health professionals to report potentially violent patients, psychiatrists and psychologists say.

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2:52pm

Wed January 16, 2013
It's All Politics

Even Post-Sandy Hook, Politics Suggest Prospects Dim For Obama's Gun Plan

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 3:31 pm

President Obama and Vice President Biden announce the administration's new gun control proposals Wednesday at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
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President Obama's historic plunge Wednesday into the politics and realities of gun control in America has mobilized advocates on both sides of the issue.

But though his major proposals, from banning assault rifles to more stringent background checks and ammunition limits, are being rolled out in the shadow of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., their Capitol Hill prospects remain highly uncertain given long-standing resistance to such efforts.

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2:08pm

Wed January 16, 2013
It's All Politics

Dear Mr. President: Tell Obama Your Priority For His Second Term

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 6:16 am

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In anticipation of Inauguration Day, NPR photographer Becky Lettenberger and producer Justine Kenin visited 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to ask Americans: "What do you want President Obama to remember in his second term?"

This video shows some of the answers we received outside the White House. But that was just the start of a project that we're calling "Dear Mr. President."

Now we want to hear from you.

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2:00pm

Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Outsourced: Employee Sends Own Job To China; Surfs Web

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 5:41 am

Plugged in, but not at work: Web security personnel were called in to find out how a company's network was being accessed from China. They found that an employee had outsourced his own job.
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What began as a company's suspicion that its infrastructure was being hacked turned into a case of a worker outsourcing his own job to a Chinese consulting firm, according to reports that cite an investigation by Verizon's security team. The man was earning a six-figure salary.

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1:45pm

Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Conrad Bain, Mr. Drummond On 'Diff'rent Strokes,' Dies

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 2:59 pm

Conrad Bain, with actors Todd Bridges (left) and Gary Coleman (right) in 1978 when they were starring on Diff'rent Strokes.
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He'll always be best known as "the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom Diff'rent Strokes," as The Associated Press writes.

Conrad Bain, 89, died Monday in Livermore, Calif., his daughter says.

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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.

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