9:48am

Tue February 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Center for Popular Music Awaarded Grant to Present ‘A Celebration of America's Music'

America's Popular Music

The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with Linebaugh Public Library and the city of Murfreesboro, has been awarded a grant to mount a six-week “Celebration of America’s Music” program.

The series will feature documentary film screenings, scholar-led discussions and concerts by local musicians of 20th-century American popular music.

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9:41am

Tue February 19, 2013
Business

Diabetes Workshops Upcoming in Rutherford County

MTSU will sponsor a free six-session workshop series to help diabetics deal with their illness.

The next series of “Yes I Can” Diabetes Self-Management Workshops is slated for 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 19-March 26 at Third Baptist Church, 410 West McKnight Dr. in Murfreesboro.

Two additional workshop series will be scheduled later this spring and will be announced in the near future.

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9:39am

Tue February 19, 2013
Business

Nationally Renowned Sports Nutritionist Nancy Clark to Visit MTSU

A sports nutritionist whose clients have included top athletes from baseball, basketball and other sports will share her expertise with the MTSU community.

Nancy Clark will discuss “Nutrition—The Missing Link” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the auditorium of MTSU’s Learning Resource Center. This event is free and open to the public.

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9:36am

Tue February 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Reggae Expert to Comment on Music for Live Webcast

Dr. Mike Alleyne

An MTSU professor will lend his expertise to a live Internet audio conversation of reggae music later this month.

Dr. Mike Alleyne, a professor in the Department of Recording Industry and author of “The Encyclopedia of Reggae,” will join a panel discussion on the genre at the State of Reggae Music Reception Thursday, Feb. 28.

The event, which will be hosted by the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR), will take place in the studios of CPRLive in Brooklyn, N.Y., and will air live on CPRLive from 6 to 10 p.m. EST.

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9:07am

Tue February 19, 2013

8:51am

Tue February 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Clues Connect Global Hacking To Chinese Government, Security Firm Says

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 2:41 pm

Cyberattack headquarters? The 12-story building in a Shanghai suburb that American investigators say houses an operation responsible for hundreds of cyberattacks on companies around the world.
Peter Parks AFP/Getty Images
  • Frank Langfitt on 'Morning Edition'

"Hundreds of investigations convince us" that the Chinese government is at least aware of, and likely sponsoring, cyber thieves who have stolen massive amounts of information from companies around the world, including American defense contractors, a U.S. security firm reported Tuesday.

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7:43am

Tue February 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Quite A Haul: $50 Million Worth Of Diamonds Stolen In Lightning-Fast Heist

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 1:50 pm

Yves Herman Reuters /Landov

In a heist right out of movies such as The Italian Job, eight masked gunman drove on to the tarmac at Brussels' international airport Monday night, sped to a plane being loaded with diamonds and made off with about $50 million worth of the precious stones, authorities say.

It was all over in just a few minutes.

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7:42am

Tue February 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Newtown Shooter May Have Taken Cues From Norway Massacre

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 9:57 am

Investigators trying to piece together a motive in December's killings in Newtown, Conn., believe that 20-year-old shooter Adam Lanza may have been inspired by a similar 2011 massacre in Norway.

The Hartford Courant and CBS News report that authorities searching through Lanza's belongings after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary discovered several news articles about Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in July 2011.

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6:47am

Tue February 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Pistorius Says He Felt Terror; Prosecutor Says Shooting Was Premeditated

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 8:51 am

Oscar Pistorius in a Pretoria court Tuesday.
Siphiwe Sibeko Reuters /Landov

South African prosecutors laid out their case Tuesday against sprinter Oscar Pistorius, charging that the Olympic and Paralympic athlete committed premeditated murder on Valentine's Day when he allegedly rose from bed, put on his prosthetic legs, walked to a locked bathroom door and fired through it four times — killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

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Gregory Warner is NPR's East Africa Correspondent. His reports cover the diverse issues and voices of a region that is experiencing unparalleled economic growth as well as a rising threat of global terrorism. His coverage can be heard across NPR and NPR.org.

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