11:05am

Fri November 16, 2012
Author Interviews

'When God Talks Back' To The Evangelical Community

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 12:55 pm

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This interview was originally broadcast on Fresh Air on March 26, 2012. When God Talks Back was released in paperback on Nov. 13.

While attending services and small group meetings at The Vineyard, an evangelical church with 600 branches across the country, anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann noticed that several members of the congregation said God had repeatedly spoken to them and that they had heard what God wanted them to do.

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11:02am

Fri November 16, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: On giving thanks

The late commentator Archie McDonald always penned commentaries about Thanksgiving. This was a special one to us about gratitude.

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11:01am

Fri November 16, 2012
Movie Reviews

'Tis The Season For Oscar-Bait Adaptations

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 7:07 pm

Leo Tolstoy's Countess Vronsky (Olivia Williams) and Anna (Keira Knightley) come to life in Joe Wright's adaptation of the classic Russian novel Anna Karenina.
Laurie Sparham Focus Features

It's the sort of juxtaposition that often arises at this time of year: novel adaptations arriving in droves at movie theaters, hunting for Oscar nominations.

J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical The Hobbit and Yann Martel's lifeboat adventure Life of Pi are coming soon, and this week Leo Tolstoy's romantic tragedy Anna Karenina goes head to head with Matthew Quick's romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook.

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10:59am

Fri November 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Fire On Oil Rig In Gulf Of Mexico Leaves 11 Injured

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 12:33 pm

Update at 1:26 p.m. ET. No Confirmed Deaths:

The U.S. Coast Guard tells WWLTV that 11 people have been sent to hospital but no deaths have been confirmed in a oil rig fire off the coast of Louisiana.

WWLTV, KHOU and Reuters were reporting two deaths earlier.

Our Original Post Continues:

A fire on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana has killed two people, Louisiana's WWLTV is reporting.

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10:14am

Fri November 16, 2012
Shots - Health News

Global Fund Moves To Discontinue Project Subsidizing Malaria Drugs

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 4:23 pm

A controversial pilot project reduced the cost of the most effective malaria drugs by giving manufacturers, such as Guilin Pharmaceutical in China, subsidies.
Frederic J. Brown AFP/Getty Images

One of the world's largest health funding agencies — the Global Fund — made two big decisions Thursday.

The fund appointed Dr. Mark Dybul as its new executive director. Dybul is best known for leading the international fight against HIV during the Bush's administration through the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS.

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10:01am

Fri November 16, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Shreveport Symphony Concert

Jeff Midkiff

Kermit Poling talks with Mandolinist Jeff Midkiff who be the guest soloist for this Saturday's Shreveport Symphony Concert at Riverview Theatre in Shreveport.  More Information at the Shreveport Symphony.

Smetana: The Moldau
Midkiff: From the Blue Ridge
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale)

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10:00am

Fri November 16, 2012
Israeli-Palestinian Coverage

#Gaza: Fighting In Cyberspace?

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 8:26 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the Barbershop guys are going to weigh in on the news of the week. We're particularly interested in the guys' perspective on the relationship scandal that forced the resignation of the CIA director, General David Petraeus.

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10:00am

Fri November 16, 2012
Faith Matters

Rockaway Church Is Port In A Storm

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 3:31 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the Latin Grammy Awards were held last night in Las Vegas. We'll check in with the hosts from NPR Music's ALT.LATINO podcast to hear about some of the artists who made an impression.

But, first, it's time for Faith Matters. That's the part of the program where we talk about matters of faith and spirituality and today we are talking about the role that faith institutions can play during a crisis.

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9:57am

Fri November 16, 2012
Planet Money

Hidden Housing Subsidy May Soon Come Out Of Hiding

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 1:47 pm

Lam Thuy Vo NPR

The federal government has all these ways of paying people to buy houses without actually, you know, paying people to buy houses.

We've talked a lot about two examples of this:

1. The mortgage-interest tax deduction is effectively a government payment to people who are paying a mortgage.

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9:36am

Fri November 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Fiscal Cliff Talks Get Started

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 11:13 am

Getting started: President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, at the start of today's meeting.
Larry Downing Reuters /Landov

President Obama and congressional leaders from both major parties met at the White House this morning for the first of what will likely be many negotiations aimed at averting a plunge over the so-called fiscal cliff.

We watched for news from the key players — who include House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio — and updated with highlights.

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