2:39pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Ask Me Another

The Acrobuffos: Clowning Around

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 10:05 am

Just clownin' around.
Bertrand Guay Big Apple Circus

Have you ever wanted to run away with the circus? This week's Ask Me Another V.I.P.s literally did. The Acrobuffos, a.k.a. Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, met while performing in Afghanistan, formed bonds both in comedy and in love, and now co-headline the premiere clown gig in America: The Big Apple Circus.

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2:05pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Politics

The Secret Keys Of A Second Inaugural Address

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 2:15 pm

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. Rockefeller won't run again, Treasury kills the trillion-dollar coin, and the president calls on Congress to pony up. It's Wednesday, and time for a ...

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Deadbeat.

CONAN: ...edition of the Political Junkie.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDINGS)

RONALD REAGAN: There you go again...

WALTER MONDALE: When I hear your new ideas, I'm reminded of that ad - where's the beef?

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1:58pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 1:57 pm

Suomi NPP Satellite/NASA Earth Observatory

1:48pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Politics

The President's Plans To Reduce Gun Violence

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 2:29 pm

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, HOST:

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1:35pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Shots - Health News

Why A Young Man Died In A Nursing Home, A State Away From His Mom

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 4:12 pm

Zach Sayne at age 5, with his mother Nola.
Courtesy of Nola Sayne

Zach Sayne was 25 when he died earlier this month at the place that had been his home for 15 years — a children's nursing home in Alabama.

But that was too far away, 200 miles too far, for his mother in Georgia. Nola Sayne was trying to bring him back, closer to her home. The story of why she couldn't reveals the bureaucratic traps, underfunding and lack of choices that plague state Medicaid programs.

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12:39pm

Wed January 16, 2013
The Salt

Cutting Sugar Consumption Helps Keep Extra Weight Off

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 3:48 pm

How evil is sugar? That's long been a hard question for researchers to answer. Most of the studies about sugar's health effects to date have been too small, too short-term, or too poorly designed to nail it one way or another.

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12:12pm

Wed January 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama On Gun Violence: Americans Must Stand Up And Say 'Enough'

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 3:09 pm

President Obama at the White House today, with Vice President Biden in the background.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

At a White House event with children who wrote him letters after the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama today said the nation cannot wait any longer to do what can be done to reduce gun violence.

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12:09pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Around the Nation

Native Americans Are Ready To Party For Obama

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Finally today, in less than a week the country will celebrate President Obama's second term with a slew of inaugural events. There is a swearing in, a parade, breakfasts, lunches, and of course the balls. And there are many of them, but we want to tell you about one of them. It is the Native Nations Inaugural Ball. Native Americans from around the country will be coming in to participate.

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11:57am

Wed January 16, 2013
Health

When Is It Safe To Go Back To Work After The Flu?

Host Michel Martin isn't the only person who's been "under the weather" lately. She chats with NPR science correspondent Rob Stein about the nation-wide flu outbreak.

11:57am

Wed January 16, 2013
Law

New York Bans Assault Weapons

Lawmakers in New York are getting tough on guns. They passed a new law expanding the state's ban on assault weapons. It's also meant to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Host Michel Martin speaks to Thomas Kaplan of The New York Times about the legislation.

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