10:39am

Tue February 19, 2013
Politics

Sequestration: Are the Negations Just 'Theater?'

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 10:29 am

The Defense Department and other government agencies are preparing for the possible government budget cuts known as sequestration. Host Michel Martin talks with Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Robbins of the Defense Department and Washington Post 'Federal Diary' columnist Joe Davidson about who'll be affected.

10:39am

Tue February 19, 2013
Technology

Changing The Game In Video Gaming

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 10:29 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, if your seven-year-old was topping out the weight charts for her age, what do you think you'd do? Sign her up for dance class, cut out dessert, wait and see what happens? We'll hear about the steps one mom took when she realized her daughter was losing the battle of the bulge and the incredible blowback she got from friends and family. She'll tell us about it all in just a few minutes.

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10:09am

Tue February 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

Few Public Family Planning Centers Accept Insurance, Yet

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 1:44 pm

Health plans are required to pay for contraceptives, but the clinics that are common sources of family planning services aren't used to dealing with insurers.
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Most women can expect to get contraceptives without paying out of pocket for them thanks to the federal Affordable Care Act.

Women who are young or those who are poor and rely on publicly funded family planning centers for reproductive health services are covered, too.

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10:09am

Tue February 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Pushes Congress To Avoid Automatic Cuts; GOP Says It's Not The Problem

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 10:54 am

As he pressed Congress for action Tuesday, President Obama stood before a group of first responders. He made the case that their departments will be hurt if automatic budget cuts go into effect March 1.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Standing in front of first responders who he says could lose their jobs, President Obama pushed Tuesday for Congress to act now to avoid $85 billion in "automatic, severe budget cuts" set to kick in starting on March 1.

The cuts due because of the so-called sequestration "are not smart, they are not fair [and] they will hurt our economy," the president said.

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9:58am

Tue February 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Ultimate Family Experience Flies Into TPAC for a Limited Engagement, March 1-3

Audiences are invited to discover the magic of the two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony® Award nominated production: Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN! Families and fans have their chance to ‘fly’ into the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for this magical production March 1-3.

Tickets are on sale now at www.tpac.org, by calling (615) 782-4040, or visiting the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.

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9:58am

Tue February 19, 2013
The Salt

Pictures Don't Lie: Corn And Soybeans Are Conquering U.S. Grasslands

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 12:56 pm

A corn field is shrouded in mist at sunrise in rural Springfield, Neb.
Nati Harnik AP

For years, I've been hearing stories about the changing agricultural landscape of the northern plains. Grasslands are disappearing, farmers told me. They're being replaced by fields of corn and soybeans.

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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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