11:19am

Tue September 18, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Backers More Nuanced Than '47 Percent' — And So Are Romney's

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 12:26 pm

President Obama after speaking Monday in Columbus, Ohio.
Tony Dejak AP

Mitt Romney has gotten into political hot water for asserting that "47 percent of the people" favor President Obama because they are "dependent upon government."

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11:13am

Tue September 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Our Mistake: We Missed The Ball On Reporting Baseball's 500,000th Error

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 11:53 am

Jose Reyes of the Miami Marlins.
Jason Arnold Getty Images

This blogger makes mistakes, as sharp-eyed Two-Way readers who can spell and punctuate know all too well.

So errors are something familiar.

Which brings up this milestone: Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes on Saturday committed what is thought to have been the 500,000th error in Major League history (since 1876, that is).

But did he?

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11:03am

Tue September 18, 2012
Sports

US Medalist Makes No Apologies For Mexican Flag

Leo Manzano became the first American since 1968 to win an Olympic medal in the men's 1500 meter run in the London Games this summer. But he got a lot of criticism for carrying both Mexican and American flags during his victory lap. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Manzano speaks with host Michel Martin.

10:51am

Tue September 18, 2012
Politics

Should Romney Double Down On Video Comments?

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 10:32 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, Leo Manzano came home from the London Olympics with a silver medal. It was a proud moment for his family and for the country, but how he displayed that pride landed him in a little hot water. We're going to talk to the runner about that and how he made history in London. That conversation is in just a few minutes.

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10:51am

Tue September 18, 2012
Politics

Romney 'Secret Video,' Curveball Or Game Changer?

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And we are going to continue our conversation about this, with two respected analysts whom we turn to, from time to time. I spoke with them earlier. Mary Kate Cary is a former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush. She's now a blogger and columnist for "U.S. News & World Report." Maria Teresa Kumar is the president and CEO of Voto Latino. That's a nonpartisan group that encourages Latinos to get involved in the political process. Previously, she was an aide to the House Democratic Caucus.

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10:51am

Tue September 18, 2012
Politics

David Corn: Romney Shows Disdain For 'Moochers'

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 10:31 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We're going to start the program today talking about that secret recording of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney making what he, himself, has now called inelegant remarks to a group of wealthy donors about Obama voters, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and his connection to Mexico.

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10:50am

Tue September 18, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Nursing Homes' Arbitration Agreements Can Contain Hidden Risks

The agreements offered by many nursing homes can result in higher fees and smaller awards in the case of a dispute.
iStockphoto.com

If you find yourself with the unenviable task of checking Mom or Dad into a nursing home one day, or if you're signing yourself in, chances are you'll find a document tucked inside the stack of admissions papers that says you agree to arbitrate disputes, should they arise, rather than take the case to court.

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10:48am

Tue September 18, 2012
It's All Politics

Comparing Romney's '47 Percent' Remark And Obama's 'Cling To Guns' Comments

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 12:16 pm

Mitt Romney speaks about secretly taped video from one of his campaign fundraising events, Monday in Costa Mesa, Calif.,
Charles Dharapak AP

The emergence of video secretly recorded in May, in which Mitt Romney speaks scornfully of President Obama's supporters, has sparked the inevitable comparisons to controversial comments President Obama made in 2008.

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10:46am

Tue September 18, 2012
Local

Southern Arkansas University adds game development to arts degree

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is expanding its bachelor of fine arts program to train students in the areas of game design, animation and emerging media. The school has a new job posting for an assistant professor with this expertise. SAU's art and design department head Dan May says students will begin formal course work in this area next fall.

10:36am

Tue September 18, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Insights into Poverty Point

Commentator Gary Joiner offers a primer of the Poverty Point culture in northeast Louisiana near the town of Epps.

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