11:10am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Spain's Borrowing Costs Skyrocket After Second Downgrade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen on a screen as a broker arrives at the stock exchange in Madrid on Thursday.
Paul White AP

After Moody's became the second ratings agency to downgrade Spain's sovereign debt, the country's borrowing costs skyrocketed to record highs.

"The interest rate — or yield — on the country's benchmark 10-year bonds rose to a record 6.96 percent in early trading Thursday, its highest level since Spain joined the euro in 1999 and close to the level which many analysts believe is unsustainable in the long term," the AP reports.

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10:34am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Your Shoes May Say A Lot About You

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 9:43 pm

We can tell you now: These are Mark's.
Mark Memmott NPR

Shoes can supposedly tell us more about a person than just whether they're sensible or stylish.

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9:58am

Thu June 14, 2012
Education

Teachers Open Up On Why Kids Really Drop Out

It's the end of the school year, and teachers and students are enjoying some downtime. But some kids won't be going back to school next fall because about a million students drop out every year. Host Michel Martin discusses the dropout crisis with teachers from three cities with high dropout rates: Las Vegas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.

9:58am

Thu June 14, 2012
Politics

Miami Mayor Bucks Party Line On Voting

Miami's Republican Mayor Tomas Regalado moves against his party and his governor. He tells host Michel Martin that Florida's controversial voter eligibility program, that is intended to purge non-citizens from its rosters, isn't necessary.

9:05am

Thu June 14, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Scientists Tackle The Geography Of Nature Vs. Nature In Maps Of U.K.

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 12:50 pm

Data from the Twins Early Development Study shows areas in the U.K. where the effect of environmental factors, shown in pink, trumps the influence of genes, shown in blue, and vice versa.
TEDS

Scientists don't debate the old nature vs. nurture question much these days. The consensus is that there is no winner: Both your genes and your environment shape your development and your health. What's still up in the air is how they combine to put you at risk for diseases or social problems. And that matters for people trying to solve them.

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8:45am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Time To Tee Off: Who Do You Want To Win Golf's U.S. Open?

Tiger Woods during a practice round Wednesday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Ezra Shaw Getty Images
  • David Greene talks with Christine Brennan

Play begins this morning at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, where the best golfers from around the world have gathered for the U.S. Open.

ESPN and NBC are sharing the broadcasting duties (click here for a schedule). There's also going to be some live video streamed here.

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8:24am

Thu June 14, 2012
From mtsunews.com

MTSU Student Farmers Market will be Open Friday Afternoon

The MTSU Student Farmers Market will be open Friday, June 15, from noon until 3 p.m. at the Horticulture Center. Fresh produce and plants, grown and harvested by students, faculty and staff, will be available.

The sale site is located on Lightning Way across from the Tennessee Livestock Center. Accepted forms of payment are cash and checks, but no debit or credit cards. The Student Farmers Market, which is held every Friday until mid-August, is open to the campus community and general public.

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8:21am

Thu June 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

New MTSU Grant Will Create Online Research Guide to Tennessee Music

A new research grant for the Center for Popular Music at MTSU will help end those “what was that song about Tennessee  …?” debates before they start.

A $6,700 grant from the Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board is helping the CPM produce “’My Homeland’: A Research Guide to Songs About Tennessee” over the next four months. The project will identify and preserve a unique collection of songs about Tennessee held in the Center’s archives and make them accessible online.

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8:18am

Thu June 14, 2012
From mtsunews.com

MTSU Helps Celebrate Grow Healthy Rutherford

Gabby Starr, an MTSU senior agriculture education major from Hendersonville, Tenn., assists customers at the Rutherford County Farmers’ Market

MTSU’s role in a collaboration that is providing opportunities for low-income residents and fixed-income senior citizens to eat healthier has proven to be an instant success.

Farmers and consumers say the newly implemented EBT, debit- or credit-card payment method is a hit at the Rutherford County Farmers’ Market. Officials from partnering organizations will share the news later this week.

“This is going wonderfully. It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for years,” said

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8:03am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

George W. Bush's Decapitated Head Appeared On 'Game Of Thrones'

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Words escape us on this one:

During season one of HBO's Games of Thrones series, "one of the many heads on a spike decorating King's Landing belonged to ex-president George Bush," the science and science fiction website io9 reports (fair warning: if you click on that link you'll see what we're talking about, and it's graphic).

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