2:21pm

Wed March 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Brazil Moves To Ease Soccer Beer Ban, As World Cup Spat With FIFA Grows

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 2:30 pm

Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo says his country no longer recognizes FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke as a spokesman after Valcke slammed Brazil's World Cup preparations.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Brazil took a step toward relaxing its strict ban on alcohol at soccer stadiums Tuesday, responding to World Cup organizers' concerns. The Federation International de Football Association is pushing for the change so it can make Budweiser the "Official Beer of the FIFA World Cup" when Brazil hosts the event in 2014.

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2:18pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Middle East

Christians Provide Free Labor On Jewish Settlements

Originally published on Sun March 11, 2012 8:09 am

Evangelical Christians from the U.S. are living and working at Jewish settlements in the West Bank for weeks at a time. The Christians see Jewish expansion in the area as fulfilling biblical prophecy, though the settlements are a contentious issue between Israelis and Palestinians. Here volunteers harvest grapes.
Courtesy of Heather Meyers

It's wet and windy day in Shilo, a Jewish settlement in the central part of the West Bank that has about 10,000 residents.

In addition to the settlers, there are a few extra people staying in Shilo on this day. They are Christian volunteers from the U.S. who have spent the morning pruning the grape vines. Now, with a winter storm beating down on the hills, the volunteers are stomping with their mud-splattered boots and North Face rain gear.

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2:00pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Sports

Indianapolis Colts Release Manning From Team

Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts are parting company. The team released the star quarterback Wednesday, rather than pay a $28 million bonus required by his contract. Manning missed last season with a neck injury and any teams interested in signing him will look closely at his health.

2:00pm

Wed March 7, 2012
From Our Listeners

Letters: On Belarus And 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block correct the record by reading emails from listeners who heard mistakes in Tuesday's program; one, about the geo-political state of Belarus, and the other about the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

1:50pm

Wed March 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Limbaugh Says Business Is Fine; Maybe 28 Of 18,000 Advertisers Have Left

Things are fine, Limbaugh says. (January 2010 file photo.)
Ethan Miller Getty Images

Saying that "everything is fine on the business side" and that the number of advertisers who have left his show is akin to "losing a couple of french fries in the container when it's delivered to you at the drive-thru," conservative radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh today took time to clear up what he says has been "misinformation" about the repercussions from his recent comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.

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1:46pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Here's Hoping You Never Get A Hotel Bill Like This One

There are no standard rates. We can charge whatever we want.
Costs Of Care

Sit back and enjoy a video that will probably give you a chuckle, then might make you fume.

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1:00pm

Wed March 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony Under Spotlight Thanks To Viral Video

Originally published on Thu March 8, 2012 11:08 am

The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, in 2006.
Stuart Price AP

12:18pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Presidential Race

Can Republicans Win Over Women In November?

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:58 am

Romney supporters celebrate in Boston on Super Tuesday. Exit polls from Super Tuesday's GOP presidential contests suggest that front-runner Mitt Romney does best with women voters.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

For the first presidential cycle in years, Republicans seemed to have a shot at overcoming Democrats' long-standing edge with women voters.

They fared better than Democrats among women overall in the 2010 midterm election — the Republicans' best overall national result among women in 18 years.

And 2012 seemed to have the potential to turn that good showing into a trend, a key advantage in an electorate where women make up the majority of all voters.

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12:16pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Men and Women Enjoy Record Season

MT Basketball Hoping for NCAA Tourney Nod

All-Sun Belt Second Team pick Icelyn Elie scored a career-high 29 points in Tuesday's Sun Belt Championship loss to UALR.
photo by Bradley Lambert

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  A heartbreaking defeat Tuesday afternoon for Lady Raider’s basketball.  The MT women suffered a cliff-hanger, single-point loss to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The 71-70 defeat ended the team's winning streak at 20 games and dashed their hopes for a seventh Sun Belt Tournament title. The men’s team was knocked out of the tournament in the first round. 

While post season play hasn’t panned out well for Blue Raiders basketball, at least so far, MTSU spokesman Mark Owens said fans couldn’t have asked for a better year.

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12:15pm

Wed March 7, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Aides: We Can Count To 1,144; Santorum, Gingrich Can't

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 9:34 am

Mitt Romney, with wife Ann, talks to reporters after voting in the Massachusetts primary in Belmont, Mass, Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Gerald Herbert AP

Just as they promised they would on Super Tuesday evening, Mitt Romney's campaign aides spent Wednesday explaining why their boss' rivals can't possibly win the Republican presidential nomination and how they're only helping President Obama by not accepting the inevitable and leaving the race.

There was nothing subtle about the title on Romney political director Rich Beeson's memo: "Our Opponents' Last Stand: A Postmortem."

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