The Two-Way
2:04 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

NRA Accepts Biden's Invitation To Meet

Vice President Biden.
Kevin Lamarque Reuters /Landov

"We are sending a rep to hear what they have to say," National Rifle Association spokesman Andrew Arulanandam says of the organization's decision to accept an invitation from the task force Vice President Biden is leading — the group that's studying gun laws and related issues in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Con

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Shots - Health News
1:55 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Binge Drinking Among Women Is Both Dangerous And Overlooked

A picture from the photo story "Keg Stand Queens," which explores the gender dynamics of undergraduate binge drinking.
Amanda Berg The Alexia Foundation for NPR

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 10:59 am

Binge drinking is something many people want to shrug off.

But officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it's a public health problem that deserves more attention.

You might be tempted to think binge drinking is mainly an issue for men, but that's not the case. So the CDC is putting the spotlight on women's binge drinking, which it says is both dangerous and overlooked.

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Music
1:53 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Rock Japan, January 7

Exploration of the new, old and experimental music of the Island nation, and how they rock the world from dusk to the rising sun.

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Music
1:50 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Zydeco Stomp, January 5

Great Louisiana music, including Zydeco, Cajun, Swamp Pop, and Blues.

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Music
1:44 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Zydeco est pas Sale, January 5

MC calls it "Promoting the creole cultural music AND the culture." JB calls it "Promoting and supporting the Zydeco Music" They both meant to say all you listeners out there can expect to hear Zydeco music, live musicians, tidbits, community event updates, humor and short serious thoughts. Listeners can also hear conversation about the old times and various cultural activities. 

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Music
1:38 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Dimanche Matin, January 6

Lots of traditional and contemporary Cajun French favorites. Includes a weekly segment with A.J. LeBlanc on Acadian genealogy.

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Music
1:32 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Born on the Bayou, January 5

Swamp Pop, Zydeco, Creole, Cajun, Louisiana R&B, Blues and more.

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Music
1:20 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Bonjour Louisiane, January 7

Every morning, thousands of Cajun French music lovers tune in to KRVS to start their day with Pete Bergeron and "Bonjour Louisiane." Like morning coffee, "Bonjour Louisiane" gets you up and going with traditional Cajun French favorites and the latest releases from talented newcomers. Brush up on your French, find out about the fairs and festivals, and share the "joie de vivre" of French Louisiana.

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Music
1:13 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Bluegrass Highway, January 5

Classic and contemporary Bluegrass from Bill Monroe to Josh Williams.

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The Two-Way
1:11 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

It's In The Books: 2012 Was Warmest Year On Record For Lower 48 States

July 22, 2012: In Baltimore, John Rose tried to keep cool during one of the year's heat waves.
Rob Carr Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 1:37 pm

Last year "marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States," the National Climatic Data Center just confirmed.

This probably won't surprise many, but "a record warm spring, second-warmest summer, fourth-warmest winter and a warmer-than-average autumn" combined to make the year's average temperature 55.3°F.

That's "3.2°F above the 20th century average, and 1.0°F above 1998, the previous warmest year."

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