U.S.
11:11 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Federal Employees Return To Work

Yesterday Congress brought the country back from the brink of defaulting on its debt. Host Michel Martin talks to Joe Davidson of The Washington Post about how federal workers will bring the government back to life.

Monkey See
10:53 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Katy Perry And The New Rules Of Pop

Katy Perry performs on Saturday Night Live.
Dana Edelson NBC

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 6:56 am

Stagecraft does not come naturally to Katy Perry. She does very well by candy-colored fever-dream videos; shooting whipped cream from her cupcake boobs, throwing cartoonishly out-of-control neon-'80s ragers and becoming a B-movie jungle queen all fall quite comfortably within her skill set.

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The Two-Way
10:39 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Obama Calls For Budget, Immigration Reform By Year's End

At the White House on Thursday, President Obama said "the American people are completely fed up with Washington."
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 11:50 am

President Obama slammed the partisan standoff "spectacle" that he said had damaged the economy and America's international credibility, and called on Congress to pass a comprehensive budget, immigration reform and a farm bill by year's end.

He praised "Democrats and responsible Republicans who came together" to pass a last-minute deal to reverse a partial government shutdown and narrowly avert the expiration of the federal borrowing authority.

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It's All Politics
10:12 am
Thu October 17, 2013

10 Takeaways From The Fiscal Fight

With the shutdown-debt ceiling fight over, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, appeared to strengthen his hand within the House GOP caucus but weaken it outside that group.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 11:50 am

With the double crises of a partial government shutdown and a potential debt default resolved, it's a good time to consider some of the lessons we learned from the dysfunction and drama of recent weeks.

Here are 10 of them:

Shutting Down The Government Is Not A Winning Political Strategy

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KRVS Local
9:52 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Smart Phones are the New Home Security, October 7

Chad Guillory setting his Five Star home security system which he is used to and has had for numerous years.

Home security systems have been around for years and they continue to advance. The use of smart phones is just what AT&T is using to create a new security system that does things your average security system cannot do. Safety is very important and knowing you can check what is going on in your home at the palm of your hands makes this new system one that people may either gravitate towards or run away from. Learning more about Digital Life and how it will affect the world we live in is vital as technology continuously grows.  

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The Two-Way
9:29 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDP

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 2:06 pm

The government shutdown has taken a toll on the nation's economy and despite a deal that sidesteps a debt default and restarts the government (at least for a few months), growth forecasts for the last quarter of the year are being scaled back.

Economist Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics has shaved his gross domestic product forecast from a 2.6 percent annualized rate to 2.1 percent for the last three months of the calendar year.

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NPR Story
9:23 am
Thu October 17, 2013

How Financial Markets View Fiscal Deal

For a glimpse of how financial markets may view the deal by Congress to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling, Renee Montagne speaks to HSBC's chief U.S. economist Kevin Logan.

KRVS Local
9:10 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Flu Tracking Software, October 7

A team of professors at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are developing a influenza tracking software. Leading professor, Dr. Sonya Hsu states, “It is a real time flu tracking system. Once the prescriptions come in, we can put it in a database, connect it to the map, and we can actually visualize the flu occurrences in real time.” The professors plan to enter their work in the SureScript Technology Challenge to gain international attention. However the current goal is to have the map work throughout Louisiana.   

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KRVS Local
8:55 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Saving French Without State Funding, October 7

Kelley Courville attends Blue Moon’s weekly Cajun jam, preserving the French culture through music and language.

As the state continues to cut funding for French immersion programs, it could give the impression that Cajun heritage is fading out. People travel from around the world to see the only U.S. state with French influence. How does the language continue without funding? Individuals, like those that visit the Blue Moon’s weekly Cajun jam, take it upon themselves to learn and practice their heritage. French speakers, like Kelley Courville, regularly gather to play music and converse.

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Music
8:47 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Music of Yesteryears, October 16

A nostalgic hour of music of the big bands and combos.

 

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