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7:00pm

Mon April 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Paintball Journalism? Ex-Army Ranger, Journalists Trade Shots With Hezbollah

Meeting Hezbollah on the paintball playing field.
vice.com

"Paintballing With Hezbollah Is The Path Straight To Their Hearts," says the headline at the Vice.com newssite.

In a quest to get to better know members of the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon, four Western journalists and a former U.S. Army Ranger last year arranged to play paintball in Beirut with some men who said they were among the group's fighters.

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1:12pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Music Interviews

M. Ward: Sounds Of A Different Time And Place

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 11:01 pm

M. Ward's latest album, A Wasteland Companion, comes out April 10.
Courtesy of the artist

M. Ward's music inspires a sense of wonder — it recalls many sounds from a different time and place.

"I get most of my inspiration from older records and older production styles," Ward says, "and that ends up rearing its head in the records that I make. One of the great things about music is that it has the capability of time travel — you smell a certain smell in the room and it takes you back to your childhood. I feel like music is able to do that, and it happens to me all the time."

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9:12am

Mon April 9, 2012
Business

Sony Reportedly Cutting 10,000 Jobs

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 9:15 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with big layoffs at Sony.

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MONTAGNE: The one-time leader in entertainment technology is trying to regain its edge, and that means painful changes. According to Japanese news reports and The Wall Street Journal, Sony plans to eliminate 10,000 jobs worldwide. That's about 6 percent of its overall workforce.

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5:56am

Mon April 9, 2012
Around the Nation

Colo. Company Prospers From Doomsday Threats

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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5:39am

Mon April 9, 2012
Around the Nation

Wyoming Town Of 1 Sold At Auction

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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