10:44am

Mon December 17, 2012
News

Profiling A Shooter: 'Needle In A Haystack'

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later in the program we are going to revisit a story that caught our attention about poverty in a place that often seems overlooked. We'll hear about a young woman in the Rust Belt trying to figure out a path to a better life.

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10:44am

Mon December 17, 2012
News

The Politics And Psychology Of Gun Culture

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation on America's gun culture. She speaks with author Paul Barrett, journalist Craig Whitney and psychiatrist Carl Bell.

9:56am

Mon December 17, 2012
The Salt

Cheese And Raw Veggies May Be Antidote To Kids' Mindless Eating

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 10:11 am

It's hard to eat just one potato chip. The salt, the fat, the crunch — no wonder we mindlessly munch away, especially if we're parked in front of the TV.

So is there something better for children to snack on in the afternoon, especially if we're looking to limit their calories? It turns out that the combination of cheese and raw veggies like broccoli, carrots and sliced peppers may be the best option from both a nutrient standpoint and a satiety one.

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9:24am

Mon December 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Details Of Newtown Shootings 'Too Difficult To Discuss' Now, Police Say

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 6:51 pm

Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance.
Eric Thayer Reuters /Landov

As new pieces of information come in about Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and six adults dead, we'll post them here.

The day began, just after 10 a.m. ET, with Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance telling reporters that most of the emerging evidence is "too difficult to discuss ... I'm not going to lie to you."

Update at 6:49 p.m. ET. Dogs Try To Comfort Students.

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9:12am

Mon December 17, 2012
Top Stories

Helping Children Process the Connecticut Tragedy

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  As the nation continues to wrestle with the shootings in Connecticut, a mid-state professor is offering suggestions on how to help children process the tragedy.

Dr. Kathy Burriss is a professor of Early Childhood Development in the  Middle Tennessee State College of Education. She suggests that the amount of news coverage about the tragedy children are exposed to should be limited, and that what they do watch should only be viewed as a family so that parents can answer any questions that may arise.

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8:24am

Mon December 17, 2012
Top Stories

Burriss on Media: Newspaper

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  It seems almost an article of business faith that as revenues shrink you make the product smaller in an effort to save money. And for years it seems that newspapers have followed that model: as advertising revenue has gone down, newspapers have gotten smaller and smaller, with fewer stories, fewer reporters and, as a result, fewer reasons to buy the paper in the first place.
 

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8:03am

Mon December 17, 2012
The Two-Way

S.C. Governor To Name Sen. DeMint's Replacement Today

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 12:02 pm

Gov. Nikki Haley named Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to replace retiring Sen. Jim DeMint. In this file photo, Scott makes brief remarks after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2011.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Saying that her choice understands the business sector and is the "right U.S. senator for our state and our country," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley named Republican Rep. Tim Scott to replace the retiring Sen. Jim DeMint (also a Republican) at a noontime news conference today.

After asking those gathered at the state capitol to pause for a moment of silence to honor the victims of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn., Scott said he's honored and excited "for many, many reasons."

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7:56am

Mon December 17, 2012
Top Stories

Tennessee Prepares to Count Its Homeless

The homeless and volunteers gather for prayer outside the offices of the Murfreesboro charity The Journey Home before sharing a meal.
Credit The Journey Home

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Agencies that work with the poor across Tennessee are gearing up to conduct the annual survey of the state’s homeless population.

Murfreesboro homeless advocate Steve Foster will be participating in the count. He says the survey will be taken in every county in the state on January 22.

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7:43am

Mon December 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Tragedy In Conn.; 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks Continue

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

6:59am

Mon December 17, 2012
The Two-Way

For Conn. Teacher Who Lives Near Tragedy, Today's Classes Will Be Difficult

Signs of support outside Kyle Mangieri's home in Newtown, Conn.
Brigid Bergin WNYC
  • From 'Morning Edition'

The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., touches people in many different ways. On Morning Edition and at WNYC.org, the station's Brigid Bergin tells the story of Kyle Mangieri, a 7th grade social studies teacher at a school in nearby Fairfield, Conn.

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