12:29pm

Wed April 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

Syria, North Korea Subjects of Discussion at MTSU Seminar

A panel of experts from diverse backgrounds will shed light on some dangerous areas of the world at a discussion sponsored by MTSU.

“Syria, North Korea and United States Leadership in the World,” a “Reflections on World Affairs” seminar, is slated for 11:20 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Room 100 of MTSU’s James Union Building. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Dr. Moses Tesi, professor of political science and director of that department’s graduate studies, will moderate the discussion.

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12:26pm

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

In the Golan Heights: Stray Bullets And Spring Cleaning

Originally published on Sun April 28, 2013 8:52 am

Israeli students snap photos of the Syrian landscape from Mount Bental in the Golan Heights, which is occupied by Israel. Israelis have even watched Syrian troop and rebel movements from here.
Emily Harris NPR

Spring in the Golan Heights is beautiful. The hills are light yellow-green. The scrawny arms of young cherry trees are covered with small blossoms almost all the way back to their thin trunks.

Apples, from last season, are ridiculously cheap and starting to soften, but if you put your nose close to a bagful and inhale you'll breathe their fragrance. The views are uncluttered by desert dust.

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12:15pm

Wed April 24, 2013
Classical

Music City Baroque Presents "Let's Celebrate"

Music City Baroque presents music of Mexico

Music City Baroque presents

¡Hacemos Fiesta!

(“Let’s celebrate”)

Sunday, May 5th,  2013 at 3 PM

Benton Chapel, Vanderbilt University

Murray Somerville (Artistic Director emeritus), guest director

WEBSITE: www.musiccitybaroque.org

CONTACT: claire.p.gonzalez@vanderbilt.edu

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11:01am

Wed April 24, 2013
Religion

Muslims On Boston Bombings: We're All Disgusted

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Later in the program, we will meet one of this country's most influential tech executives. We'll also hear about his very interesting personal story about how he rose from humble beginnings in Mexico to become one of this country's top leaders in high tech. That's later in the program.

But, first, we want to continue our conversation with three thoughtful Muslim Americans in the wake of the attack on the Boston Marathon and the news that two of the suspects were indeed Muslim.

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10:53am

Wed April 24, 2013
Economy

Help Wanted, But Only Part Time

In today's economy, many people in search of work can only find part-time jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds the number of 'involuntary' part-time workers has doubled since 2006. Host Michel Martin talks about what this means for the workplace and the economy, with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy.

10:44am

Wed April 24, 2013

10:40am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

China Calls Planned U.S.-Japan Drills 'Provocative'

File photo from China's Xinhua News Agency, of one of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands that are in dispute.
Uncredited Associated Press

China says Japan's decision to participate in joint military exercises with the United States will not dampen its resolve to defend its claim to a disputed island chain that has been a recurring source of tension between the Asian neighbors.

In reference to the joint drills, planned for June, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said "foreign pressure" cannot sway China from protecting its territorial sovereignty in the East China Sea.

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9:56am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

5 People Dead After Shooting In Small Illinois Town

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 11:28 am

A suspect is in custody after five people were reportedly shot to death in Manchester, Ill., a town of 300 or so residents about 90 miles north of St. Louis, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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9:55am

Wed April 24, 2013
Shots - Health News

First Case Of New Bird Flu Found Outside China

People sit near pigeons at a park in Shanghai where more than 30 human cases of bird flu have been reported.
AP

Public health authorities in Taiwan have identified the first human case of a new type of bird flu seen outside China.

The development, while not unexpected, points to the potential spread of a new type of bird flu that has, according to the World Health Organization, sickened at least 108 people and been implicated in 22 deaths.

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9:06am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Boeing To Resume 787 Deliveries; NTSB Probes Certification

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 10:11 am

NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman during Tuesday's hearing.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Update at 10:50 a.m. ET: Boeing to resume deliveries of 787s

Boeing, which had delivered about 50 of its new passenger aircraft before battery failures in January grounded the plane, says it will resume deliveries to airline customers in early May, The Associated Press reports.

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