The Two-Way
1:03 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

FBI: No Ricin Found At Mississippi Suspect's Home, Car

A screen image from a video on the YouTube channel where Paul Kevin Curtis has posted clips of his performances — in this case, as "Elvis."
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During a court hearing today, FBI investigators said they found no traces of ricin at the home or car of a Mississippi man suspected of sending letters laced with the poison to two public officials and President Obama.

The AP reports:

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Health
12:53 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

California Builds Clinics Under Federal Health Law, But Hiring Doctors May Be A Challenge

Clinica Sierra Vista in Arvin, CA - (file photo)
Credit Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Starting next year, millions of people will gain new health coverage under the federal health law.  In California, dozens of clinics are gearing up for the expansion, with new funding to build clinics and expand old ones.  But as Pauline Bartolone reports from Sacramento, it may be a challenge to find the physicians to staff the new centers.

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Shots - Health News
12:27 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

The Warts That Bind Your Family And Friends

Warts: Easy to get and hard to get rid of.
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Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 1:30 pm

There's lots of advice on the Internet about how to avoid warts, those unsightly gray lumps that speckle hands and feet, and are especially common in children.

Wash your hands. Wear flip-flops at the pool. Cover warts with bandages while swimming.

But nowhere do they say avoid your family and friends.

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Opinion
11:34 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Big Op-Ed: Shifting Opinions On Surveillance Cameras

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 11:54 am

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. And now it's time for the Opinion Page. Investigators in the Boston Marathon bombings used all kinds of images to identify the suspects in Boston: pictures from cell phones, portable video recorders and from TV. But the most useful came from surveillance cameras placed to monitor public places like the entrance to the Lord and Taylor department store and Forum Restaurant.

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The Two-Way
11:26 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Worst First Day Ever? TV Anchor Fired After Profane Debut

A.J. Clemente.
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Africa
11:25 am
Mon April 22, 2013

South Sudan: A Warn-Torn Nation Transforms To Tourist Destination

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 11:58 am

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

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Health
11:18 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Learning To Live As An Amputee

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 12:43 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. Too many of those injured in Boston last Monday lost limbs in the explosion and now face a long and difficult recovery. Because the pressure-cooker bombs were in bags placed on the sidewalk, the shrapnel maimed and shredded many people's legs. Their basic challenge, of course, is to walk again. But the physical, mental and emotional process stretches far beyond those first steps.

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Environment
11:05 am
Mon April 22, 2013

California in Violation Of Safe Drinking Water Act

Credit Valley Public Radio

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says California is in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

The federal government has provided the state one-point-five billion dollars to make loans and grants to water systems across the state. But since October 2012, about a half billion dollars remains unspent.

EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld says in many cases the money has been committed, but the projects are not “shovel-ready”. As a result, other communities’ drinking water needs remain unmet.

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Author Interviews
11:04 am
Mon April 22, 2013

'Zoobiquity': What Humans Can Learn From Animal Illness

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 8:05 am

Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, a cardiologist at the UCLA Medical Center, coined the term "zoobiquity" to describe the idea of looking to animals and the doctors who care for them to better understand human health. Veterinary medicine had not been on her radar at all until about 10 years ago. That's when she was asked to join the medical advisory board for the Los Angeles Zoo and she began hearing about "congestive heart failure in a gorilla or leukemia in a rhinoceros or breast cancer in a tiger or a lion."

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The Oasis
11:01 am
Mon April 22, 2013

The Oasis: April 21, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 4-21-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Michael Dease – Coming Home – D Clef Records 157 – “Solid Gold”

The Jay D’Amico Quintet – Tango Caliente-Jazz Under Glass – CAP 1034 – “Canon in C Minor”

Ben Sidran – Don’t Cry for No Hipster – Nardis – “Can We Talk”

The West Point Band’s Jazz Knights – Turning Points – U.S. Army – “Joy Spring” (Alexis Cole, vcls)

Mark Winkler – The Laura Nyro Project – Café Pacific Records 1260 – “He’s a Runner”

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