11:01pm

Mon February 13, 2012
The Picture Show

A Brother And Sister Get Married (And Later, Their Son Tweets It)

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:02 am

Peggy and John Fugelsang kiss on their wedding day.
Courtesy of John Fugelsang

As comedian John Fugelsang recalls, all in life was dandy until one fateful day, at age 6, he noticed an odd motif in some photos: "In every family picture ... my mother was wearing a habit."

Last August, he tweeted his parents' unusual love story — with photos — on the first anniversary of his father's death. In a series of blurbs 140 characters or less, he tells it better than I ever could:

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11:01pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Author Interviews

Networking Tips from the Ultimate Networker

Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 7:36 am

Random House

"Relatively few people should start companies," Reid Hoffman says bluntly. And he should know. As a co-founder of popular social networking website LinkedIn and an influential Silicon Valley angel investor, he has engineered several startup success stories — and now he has distilled his business wisdom into a book, The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career.

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11:01pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Africa

At 85, Senegal's Defiant President Seeks A New Term

Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 9:54 am

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, 85, greets supporters during a campaign rally in Dakar last week. He is seeking a third term. Critics say he is violating the constitution and should step down.
Gabriela Barnuevo AP

The Senegalese are known for campaigning loudly, musically and enthusiastically, yet the country's reputation for democracy and stability in turbulent West Africa has taken a knock as it prepares for elections on Feb. 26.

When Senegal's top court gave its blessing last month to President Abdoulaye Wade's third-term ambitions, his opponents angrily took to the streets to demonstrate their disapproval.

Senegal was tense as police clashed with protesters demanding that the president withdraw his candidacy.

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11:01pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Asia

A Pragmatic Princeling Next In Line To Lead China

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, shown here in December 2011 waving to students during a visit to Bangkok, Thailand, is in line to become China's leader next year.
Pairoj AFP/Getty Images

Second of three parts

In northwestern China's Shaanxi province, a neatly manicured and landscaped memorial park the size of six soccer fields is one sign of the revolutionary lineage of Xi Jinping, the man set to become China's next leader.

Known as a Communist Party princeling, Xi is the 58-year-old son of Xi Zhongxun, a deputy prime minister and revolutionary hero who died in 2002.

The elder Xi was born in Fuping county in Shaanxi, more than 600 miles southwest of Beijing, and is considered a hometown hero.

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11:01pm

Mon February 13, 2012
The Impact of War

Building Better Houses For Wounded Soldiers

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:02 am

The Wounded Warrior Home Project is an inventive approach to military housing, serving the needs of wounded soldiers and their families as they continue to serve on active duty at Fort Belvoir, Va.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

All wars bring innovations — in weapons, and also in ways to repair the damage done. Penicillin is one of the more famous examples: It came into use as a treatment for troops in World War II.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought their own breakthroughs, none more dramatic than the prosthetics that come close to giving back what has been lost. And big advances in treating grievous injuries have meant many more troops coming home alive.

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10:00pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Comedy of Errors - Ticket Give Away

Red River Radio has three pair of tickets for the National Theatre's HD Presentation of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors."  This Cinecast will be shown at the Tinseltown Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.

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9:00pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Rethinking Religion: Music, Religion, and the Politics of Race

Airs Monday, February February 13 at 9:00 p.m. From The Columbia University Institute For Religion, Culture and Public Life, and the Luce Group, an exploration in words and music of how music, religion, and politics intersected during this rich period in African American history.

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8:00pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Music Interviews

The Chieftains: For 50 Years, Irish Music For The World

Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 7:53 am

Barry McCall

Paul McCartney, Madonna, Doc Watson and Luciano Pavarotti have at least one thing in common: They've all collaborated with Irish folk band

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8:00pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab - So Called Life

Airs Monday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m.  In this hour, Radiolab asks what is natural in a world where biology and engineering intersect. Biotechnology is making it easier and easier to create new forms of life, but what are the consequences when humans play with life?

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5:16pm

Mon February 13, 2012
It's All Politics

What Would The GOP Candidates Do With The Federal Budget? A Look At Their Plans

Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 6:06 pm

A sign on a car window at a Feb. 2 rally for Ron Paul in Elko, Nev.
Ted S. Warren AP

It goes without saying that the men who are vying for the Republican presidential nomination found serious flaws with the budget plan President Obama released Monday. But it got us thinking that this might also be a good time to dig into the budget plans offered by the GOP candidates.

All of the candidates want to cut government spending and balance the federal budget. They also want to cut taxes.

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