10:37am

Fri April 5, 2013
Shots - Health News

Federal Judge Strikes Down Restrictions On Morning-After Pill

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 3:01 pm

Plan B is one of two emergency contraceptives available in the U.S.
UPI/Landov

A federal judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., has ruled that the morning-after pill for emergency contraception must be made available over the counter to girls 16 and under.

The ruling could end a more than decade-long battle over how easy or difficult it should be for teenage girls to obtain emergency contraception. The ruling would also make it easier for older women to obtain the drug because it wouldn't have to be kept behind drugstore counters anymore.

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9:56am

Fri April 5, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Despite opposition from Alabama sheriffs and business interests, the Alabama Senate worked into the night and approved legislation to ease some of the state's gun restrictions.  The Senate voted 27-5 for the bill sponsored by Republican Scott Beason of Jefferson County.  The legislation which goes to the Alabama House for consideration would allow workers to keep guns locked in their vehicles while at their jobs and it would allow people to get a lifetime permit to keep guns in their vehicles. 

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9:30am

Fri April 5, 2013

9:27am

Fri April 5, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

Monty Python's John Cleese Almost Explains Our Brains

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 10:50 am

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9:14am

Fri April 5, 2013
Ask Me Another

Dr. Ruth: Let's Talk About Sex

Dr. Ruth and Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg crack each other up. Their conversation--covering sex and love in the 21st century, monogamy and a certain sexy novel--might crack you up, too.
Steve McFarland NPR

9:14am

Fri April 5, 2013
Ask Me Another

The Sound of Art

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Moving on, here are our next two contestants, Michelle Skinner and Max Genecov. We are happy to have you.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Michelle, are you into - do you have any hobbies, outdoor hobbies?

MICHELLE SKINNER: Not so much.

EISENBERG: Not so much.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Sort of...

SKINNER: I'm a runner. I run.

EISENBERG: Yeah, that's outdoors.

SKINNER: Yeah, yeah.

EISENBERG: Unless you run in circles in a basement.

SKINNER: Yeah.

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9:14am

Fri April 5, 2013
Ask Me Another

Johnson and Johnson

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Finally, it's what we've all been waiting for. Let's bring back our winners to play the Ask Me One More final round.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: From We Didn't Start the Fire: Paul Dreyer. From On the Colbert Report: Marc Levy. From Our Greatest Author: Meera Siddharth. From This, That, or the Other: Shannon Sun-Higginson. And from The Sound of Art: Max Genecov.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Art, take us out.

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9:12am

Fri April 5, 2013
'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup

It's All Politics, Apr. 4, 2013

Susan Walsh AP
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President Obama launches a brain mapping initiative, but he can't concentrate enough to shoot better than 2-for-22 on the basketball court during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Mark Sanford wins the GOP runoff in South Carolina and faces Stephen Colbert's sister next month. Plus, NPR's Ron Elving and health correspondent Julie Rovner on the NRA's proposal of having armed guards in schools.

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8:36am

Fri April 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Job Growth Slows Sharply, But Unemployment Rate Dips

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 1:44 pm

Li-Wen Hung (left) and Whitney Chen were waiting to meet potential employers at a Manhattan job fair earlier this year.
Mario Tama Getty Images
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Yuki Noguchi talks with David Greene about the latest employment report

There were just 88,000 jobs added to private and public payrolls in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates.

But the nation's jobless rate still edged down to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent. That dip wasn't for a good reason, though: Nearly half a million fewer people were participating in the labor force. That smaller pool meant the jobless rate could tick down even as job growth was weak.

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8:12am

Fri April 5, 2013
The Two-Way

'Look — My Tibia!' Louisville Player Cracks 'Top 10' Jokes

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 9:57 am

Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware talking with reporters Wednesday, as coach Rick Pitino looked on.
Timothy D. Easley AP

You have to give Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware credit. He's a really good sport.

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