11:25am

Wed February 13, 2013
NPR Story

Comcast To Buy Rest of NBCUniversal From GE

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 12:19 pm

Comcast, the Philadelphia based cable giant, announced a major deal late Tuesday afternoon. It will buy the 49 percent stake of NBCUniversal that it did not already own for $16.7 billion. General Electric is the seller and will also be selling some prized real estate as part of the deal.

11:25am

Wed February 13, 2013
NPR Story

Comcast Buys Rest of NBC Universal

Comcast, the Philadelphia based cable giant, announced a major deal late Tuesday afternoon. It's buying the 49 percent stake of NBC Universal that it did not already own for 16.7 billion dollars. General Electric is the seller and will also be selling some prized real estate as part of the deal.

11:07am

Wed February 13, 2013
Your Money

Can Social Security Make The Leap To E-Banking?

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 12:01 pm

Beginning March 1st, many people who receive social security and other federal benefits will no longer receive paper checks. The Treasury Department says sending payments electronically will save nearly a billion dollars. But some experts say it could affect the "un-banked." Host Michel Martin talks with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy.

11:07am

Wed February 13, 2013
Around the Nation

Did State Of The Union Hit The Mark — Or Not?

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 12:01 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we will talk about why the government doesn't want to send you a Social Security or veterans' benefits check anymore. Don't panic. They're going to send you the money. They just don't want to send you a check. We'll tell you why in just a few minutes.

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11:07am

Wed February 13, 2013
Around the Nation

Kitchen Table Reactions To State Of The Union

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 12:01 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. First of all, you might be noticing that the program sounds a little bit different today. We are having some technical difficulties that are not allowing us to play some of the music and other elements you're used to hearing. But we're still going to have great conversations.

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10:54am

Wed February 13, 2013
Classical

Music City Baroque Celebrates the Music of G. F. Handel

Music City Baroque presents Music by Handel

Led by Guest Director Brent Wissick

Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m.

 

Music City Baroque presents Music by Handel, led by guest director Brent Wissick, part of the First Presbyterian Church 2012-13 Concert Series

DATE and TIME:  Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

PLACE:  First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN  37220

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10:46am

Wed February 13, 2013
Classical

A Tour of Musical Europe, 1664-1741 at Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p

Kathleen McIntosh

A Tour of Musical Europe, 1664-1741:  Music for violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord will take place  Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the  Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville

PERFORMERS: 

Karen Clarke, violin (faculty, Vanderbilt University)

Brent Wissick, viola da gamba (faculty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord (Santa Fe, NM)

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10:21am

Wed February 13, 2013
The Salt

Four Loko Cans Will Now Make Clear They're Loaded With Alcohol

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 11:32 am

Popular fruit-flavored malt liquor Four Loko
Haraz Ghanbari AP

Cans of the popular flavored malt beverage Four Loko will soon sport an "Alcohol Facts" label to make it plain they pack a potent punch.

The changes are part of a final settlement announced Tuesday between the Federal Trade Commission and Phusion Projects, whose products have been blamed for hospitalizations and deaths among young people.

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9:36am

Wed February 13, 2013
Shots - Health News

Born First And Headed For Health Trouble?

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 8:35 am

Firstborns have it good in many ways. But health may not be on the list.
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Firstborn children end up a little taller, smarter and richer than their younger siblings, on average.

But are the eldest kids more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease when they grow up, too?

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9:04am

Wed February 13, 2013
The Two-Way

The State Of The Union In 10 Headlines

President Obama during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. Behind him: Vice President Biden (left) and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Pete Marovich EPA /LANDOV

Since what's said and written about a State of the Union address on the morning after can determine what's most remembered about such speeches, let's look at Wednesday's headlines:

-- NPR's It's All Politics: "Obama To Congress: With Or Without You."

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