1:34pm

Tue April 3, 2012
From mtsunews.com

Survivor-Turned Activist Speaks of Rwandan Genocide

Alice Gatebuke, co-founder and communications director of the African Great Lakes Action Network, will commemorate the April 1994 onset of the Rwandan genocide in an address at MTSU on Wednesday, April 11.

Gatebuke’s free public address will begin at 7 p.m. in the State Farm Lecture Hall of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.

An estimated 800,000 people perished in the bitter fighting between the majority Hutu tribe and the rival Tutsis, who had controlled the country for centuries.

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1:31pm

Tue April 3, 2012
From mtsunews.com

Lauded Writer Josh Weil Read His Literature at MTSU

Josh Weil to Speak at MTSU

Author Josh Weil will read excerpts from his fiction at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Hazlewood Dining Room of MTSU’s James Union Building.

A native of Virginia, Weil is the John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. He has received fellowships and awards from the Fulbright Foundation, the Dana Foundation, the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ conferences, the James Merrill House and the McDowell Colony.

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1:00pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

New Rankings Are County-By-County Health Snapshot

County Health Rankings

How healthy is your county?

To see how the place where you live stacks up against the rest of the U.S., check out the latest County Health Rankings, an annual report comparing health trends for more than 3,000 counties, plus the District of Columbia.

The rankings are produced by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. You can drill down to look at, among other things, which areas have the highest and lowest education rates and income levels as well access to medical care and healthful foods.

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12:07pm

Tue April 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama: GOP Budget 'Makes Contract With America Look Like The New Deal'

Originally published on Tue April 3, 2012 12:08 pm

Renewing his push against "trickle-down economics" that he says has failed the nation in the past, President Obama just said the Republican budget plan passed by the House last week is so conservative and so focused on cutting taxes for the rich that it makes the GOP's mid-1990s Contract With America "look like the New Deal."

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11:48am

Tue April 3, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Mammograms May Lead To Breast Cancer 'Over-Diagnosis,' Study Finds

The problem of breast cancer overdiagnosis with mammograms is similar to the dilemma faced by men diagnosed with prostate cancer because of a PSA test.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Norwegian scientists say as many as 1 in every 4 cases of breast cancer doesn't need to be found because it would never have caused the woman any problem.

It's a startling idea for laypeople (and many doctors) thoroughly indoctrinated with the notion that any breast cancer is medically urgent — and should be found at the earliest possible moment.

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11:39am

Tue April 3, 2012
Becca Stevens Speaks on Social Entrepreneurship

Founder of a Top Tenn. Charity Speaks at MTSU

The Reverend Beccas Stevens is the Founder of Nashville's Magdalene House and Thistle Farms.
Magdalene House

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) – The founder of one of Middle Tennessee’s most successful and widely recognized charities speaks Tuesday in Murfreesboro.

The Rev. Becca Stevens will put in an appearance today on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, where she’ll discuss how she uses social entrepreneurship to help troubled women.

Stevens was recently recognized by President Obama as one of 15 “Champions of Change” in a special White House ceremony. Stevens is the founder of Nashville’s Magdalene House and Thistle Farms.

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11:35am

Tue April 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Census Bureau's Website Is Coming Back: 1940 Data Now Viewable

Sara and Arthur Memmott, July 1939.
Family photo

After a tough start because of huge interest that overwhelmed servers, the Census Bureau's new website devoted to records from the 1940 census is showing signs of life.

Monday, as The Associated Press says, the website was "nearly paralyzed shortly after the records became available to the public":

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11:25am

Tue April 3, 2012
Blair String Quarter Does New Work by Hersch

Tennessee Artists Perform at Carnegie Hall

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Artists from Middle Tennessee will perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall this week.

The Blair String Quartet from Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music will premiere Michael Hersch's Images From a Closed Ward at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall Thursday evening. The program will also include a performance of Schubert's String Quartet No. 14, Death and the Maiden.

American-born composer Michael Hersch is a hot property in the classical music world right now.

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11:14am

Tue April 3, 2012
Middle Tennesse Temps Highest in the State

Warmest March, Winter on Record

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The month just ended was the warmest March on record across Tennessee.

National Weather Service records for Middle Tennessee show the average temperature was more than 11 degrees above normal. Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities were all more than 10 degrees warmer than normal.

That news comes on the heels of Weather Service announcements that the winter just ended was also one of the warmest on record. Jason Wright is Weather Service Senior Meteorologist in Nashville.

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11:00am

Tue April 3, 2012
Law

Zimmerman's Lawyer: Don't Rush To Judgement

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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