10:59am

Mon July 23, 2012
Mental Health

What Makes A Shooter Snap?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, the NCAA has leveled severe penalties against Penn State for failing to stop former assistant football coach and convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky. We'll have the latest on that story in a few minutes.

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10:18am

Mon July 23, 2012
The Salt

Cargill Warns Of Salmonella-Tainted Ground Beef In Latest Recall

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 3:06 pm

Salmonella traced to ground beef processed by Cargill is being recalled from Hannaford grocery stores.
Carolina K. Smith iStockphoto.com

If you think you've been hearing more about product recalls lately, you have. But if "recall fatigue" is setting in, you need to shake it off for this one: Cargill Beef Solutions is announcing a recall of about 30,000 pounds of fresh ground beef from a Pennsylvania plant because of possible contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis.

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9:55am

Mon July 23, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Olympic Hopeful Works To Improve Bone Marrow Registries

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 10:59 am

Starting a bone marrow registry in Nigeria "became an obsession" for Seun Adebiyi. "I thought that even if I couldn't find a match, I wanted to make it easier for other black patients to find a match."
Seun Adebiyi

When Seun Adebiyi, a Nigerian-American lawyer and aspiring Olympic athlete, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2009, he quickly found that it was not going to be easy to find treatment.

As he explains it, "my only chance of survival" was a stem cell transplant. These transplants either come from bone marrow or blood, and the best matches usually come from within the same ethnic group.

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9:51am

Mon July 23, 2012
Planet Money

Olympic Economics, The Pre-Games Show

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 10:35 am

The 2012 Olympic Games in London are expected to cost £9.3 billion ($14.5 billion).
FABRICE COFFRINI AFP/Getty Images

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London starts in four days with the carefully choreographed opening ceremony. But a related spectator sport is already well underway: Dissecting the economic impact of the games.

A show we did in February looked at how big an economic boost cities really get from hosting the Superbowl, and much of the same analysis is being applied to this year's games.

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9:43am

Mon July 23, 2012
From mtsunews.com

Camp ENRGY Starts July 23rd

The fourth annual Camp ENRGY, a free, five-day event for youth with physical disabilities, is slated for July 23-27 at Middle Tennessee State University.

“The camp’s mission is to promote physical activity in a population that is at risk for sedentary behavior,” said Dr. Sandy Stevens, camp co-director with doctoral student Jenny Hutchens. “Participation in this camp increases the level of activity in these children year-round.”

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9:40am

Mon July 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

‘Saddle Up for Project Help’ July 26 and Give County’s Cutest Cowpokes a Boost

Saddle Up Takes Place July 26th

Dust off those boots and tighten up that 10-gallon hat for MTSU’s upcoming “Saddle Up for Project Help” fundraiser, pardner, or you’ll have to answer to some mighty big little cowpokes.

“Saddle Up” gets under way at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the MTSU Foundation House, located at 324 W. Thompson Lane next to the university’s Tennessee Miller Coliseum. 

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9:27am

Mon July 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Stocks Are Sliding On Fears About Europe, Other Worries

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 2:16 pm

Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street this morning as traders reacted to word that Europe's debt crisis may be deepening and that China's economy may slow, Bloomberg News says.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 200 points, or a little less than 2 percent, after an hour of trading. Other indices were also off.

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9:21am

Mon July 23, 2012
From mtsunews.com

MTSU Announces Multiple Fulbright Scholars

Adam Emerson

For the third consecutive year, MTSU can lay claim to multiple winners of allocations from the U.S. Student Fulbright Program, one of the world’s most prestigious scholars’ programs.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Fulbright grants help the country’s most talented scholars promote understanding between the United States and other nations.

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8:19am

Mon July 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Penn State Fined $60M, Banned From Bowls, Wins From 1998 On Vacated

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 4:19 pm

Before its removal from outside the school's football stadium on Sunday, a statue of former football coach Joe Paterno was covered. An independent report concluded he was among top university officials who failed to act when they learned that Jerry Sandusky might be sexually abusing young boys.
John Beale AP

Saying that the punishment is "warranted by the conspiracy of silence" among Penn State University's top leadership that turned a blind eye to former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys, the NCAA just announced sanctions on the school that include:

-- A $60 million fine. The money will go into an endowment fund to support programs around the nation that assist victims of sexual abuse, NCAA President Mark Emmert said.

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8:16am

Mon July 23, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama, Romney Court Veterans Ahead Of Romney's Foreign Trip

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 10:25 am

President Obama and Mitt Romney this week will be courting military veterans and raising more money. Romney also will be taking his campaign overseas.

Both speak at the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev. Obama will address the group today. Romney speaks to the group tomorrow, before heading to London for opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics.

Ten years ago, Romney ran the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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