11:19am

Fri November 30, 2012
Politics

What Allen West And Abraham Lincoln Have In Common

U.S. Rep. Allen West came to Washington as part of the 2010 wave of Tea Party-backed candidates. He became known as aggressive and outspoken, but his tenure in Congress was short-lived. He recently conceded a close race for Florida's 18th District. West sits down with host Michel Martin to reflect on his term and his outlook for the future.

11:19am

Fri November 30, 2012
Education

Pigtails For Peace

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Switching gears now, bullying has been in the news a lot in recent years. Bullying has always gone on, of course, but in recent years, the issue has gotten more attention, in part because a number of these episodes have ended tragically.

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11:01am

Fri November 30, 2012
Shots - Health News

WHAM! Doctor Tries Comic Book To Boost Trauma Drug

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 11:44 am

Drama ensues when doctors work to save patients bleeding from traumatic injuries.
Ian Roberts

When it comes to public health, there are bad ideas that seemingly can't be stopped and smart ones that don't get their due.

Often, the real trick to improving health is getting both patients and doctors to hear the right message and then do something about it.

So what's the best way to get the word out about a decades-old generic drug that could save the lives of critically injured patients?

Make a comic book.

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10:26am

Fri November 30, 2012
The Two-Way

'Anonymous' Vows To Shut Down Syrian Government Websites

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 12:43 pm

Anonymous takes aim at Assad.
https://twitter.com/YourAnonNews

The news that someone has shut off the Internet (and cellphone service) across Syria has led Anonymous to vow it will "shut down Syrian government websites around the world," as Reuters' Anthony DeRosa puts it.

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9:57am

Fri November 30, 2012
The Two-Way

At Least One Powerball Winner To Be ID'd Today

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 2:17 pm

A Powerball lottery ticket sits in the machine at the 4 Sons Food Store and Chevron gas station which sold one of two winning Powerball lottery tickets in Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Joshua Lott Reuters /Landov

"I think I am having a heart attack. I think we just won the lottery!"

That's what 51-year-old Cindy Hill of Dearborn, Mo., says she told her husband, Mark, Thursday morning after figuring out that she had, indeed, bought one of the two winning Powerball tickets. Her family can now collect more than $192 million (before taxes) by choosing the game's "cash option."

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9:54am

Fri November 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Train Derails Near Philadelphia, Some Chemicals Reportedly Spilled

The scene of the derailment today in Paulsboro, N.J., from above.
NBC10 Philadephia

There's a developing story this morning from Paulsboro, N.J., south and across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, where several railroad tank cars have derailed and fallen into a creek after a bridge collapse.

It's being reported that the cars were transporting vinyl chloride, which could ignite and would be highly irritating if breathed in. There are local reports of about 18 people being treated for breathing problems.

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9:49am

Fri November 30, 2012
Shots - Health News

Radiologists Say It's Time To Come Out Of The Dark

Originally published on Sat December 1, 2012 8:47 am

Who's there? A radiologist studies digital X-rays in a viewing room at what is now called the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Seth Rossman U.S. Navy

Never mind that man or woman sitting in the dark deciphering the pictures that reveal the inner workings of your body.

It's common knowledge in medicine that many radiologists pick the lucrative specialty (averaging about $315,000 in pay a year) because the hours are fairly predictable and the typical work doesn't require dealing with patients.

But radiology has an image problem with patients, it seems. Many of them don't know who the doctors are or what they do.

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9:35am

Fri November 30, 2012
Africa

Tanzania's Albinos Face Constant Threat Of Attack

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 5:44 pm

Angel Salvatory, 17, buys cloth at a market in Kabanga village in Tanzania. Albinos living in a nearby protection center are allowed to go to the local market as long as they travel in a group for their own safety.
Jacquelyn Martin for NPR

Life is hard for albinos throughout Africa, but especially in the East African nation of Tanzania. At best, they face raw prejudice; at worst, they are hunted for their flesh, the results of superstitious beliefs.

Albino killings have been reported in a dozen African countries from South Africa to Kenya, but they are worse in Tanzania than anywhere else.

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9:20am

Fri November 30, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: On the life of books

The late commentator Archie McDonald often referenced his wife, Judy, in his commentaries. Through the years, we gleaned insights into their deep and abiding love for each other. This week, the city of Nacogdoches named its public library in honor of Judy B. McDonald. The recognition highlighted her 18 years of service on the Nacogdoches City Commission and as mayor. At the ceremony, Judy said Archie knew of the city's plan to rename the library. She said with a glint in her eye that Archie's response was, Great! Now I'm married to a building.

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8:56am

Fri November 30, 2012
Business

Many leads on former Shreveport GM plant, but no buyer yet

The former General Motors plant in Shreveport has officially changed hands. GM’s lease is up and the court-appointed RACER Trust will now maintain the property. The Trust took title last year as part of the GM settlement agreement. Redevelopment manager Bruce Rasher says marketing efforts will be stepped up since the plant’s 3.1-million square feet are now vacant. Rasher says he’s optimistic that he’ll find a buyer, and he’s following up on promising leads alongside state and local economic developers.

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