NPR Story
10:59 am
Mon December 3, 2012

MILLENNIAL WOMEN CONFIDENT AT WORK

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 11:13 am

Telecommuting and flexible schedules are the latest tools for establishing work-life balance. 'Generation Y' women are taking greater advantage of them. Host Michel Martin talks to Laura Sessions Stepp, who has written about the career choices of millennial women in this week's Washington Post Magazine.

Law
10:59 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Is The Voting Rights Act Outdated?

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 11:13 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we will speak with the author of a new study that offers some intriguing insights about why some people move up in the workplace more quickly than others. That conversation is coming up in a few minutes.

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Race
10:59 am
Mon December 3, 2012

WHY YOU NEED A WORK 'SPONSOR'

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 11:13 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're going to spend the next few minutes talking about the world of work. Later, we take a look at this week's Washington Post Magazine and we'll speak with a writer who says that the so-called millennial generation, especially the women, really are changing what work looks like.

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KRVS Local
10:49 am
Mon December 3, 2012

New Orleans natives bring the holidays to the homeless under the Claiborne Bridge

The 55-year old Claiborne Avenue Bridge links the poverty-stricken upper and lower Ninth Wards of New Orleans, which has seen its share of hardship ever since the bridge opened in 1957. A floating barge struck it in 1993 causing two cars to spill into the water – killing one and injuring two others. And in 2008 a New Orleans police officer was killed when his car plunged into the canal after the Claiborne Bridge malfunctioned and was left in a raised position.

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The Two-Way
10:21 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge, Is Pregnant

April 29, 2011: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after their wedding.
Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 12:23 pm

Here's the news you've been waiting for, royal watchers:

"The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James's Palace has announced." (BBC News)

That would be Catherine, wife of Prince William (the Duke of Cambridge). They, of course, are the potential future king and queen.

The BBC adds that:

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KRVS Local
10:14 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Boarding Kennels

Dogs playing outside at a local boarding kennel in Lafayette.
Credit Victoria Perodin

Many families travel for the holidays, and the beloved family pets have to get left behind; causing boarding kennels to get extremely busy, many of them even have waiting lists. Mindy Williford works at a local boarding kennel, and she says their facility can hold up to 80 dogs and during the holidays their all booked up. Boarding kennels are a lot more lavish these days, dogs can have suites with their own beds and TV.

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Classics in Concert
10:08 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Gustavo Dudamel Leads The Simon Bolivar Symphony At Carnegie Hall

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Ramin Talaie NPR

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 11:51 am

When conductor Gustavo Dudamel brings the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (SBSOV) to Carnegie Hall as the culmination of a two-week, five-city tour, many of its 200 musicians will have traveled a long way from desperate poverty and crime.

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KRVS Local
10:07 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Tedium Grows Along the Campaign Trail

Broadcasting organizations such as Cumulus Media in Lafayette are required by law to air political ads without censorship of any kind, at the least applicable cost.
Credit Denan Jones

During election season, attack ads are a massive revenue source for broadcasters around the country; it leaves many asking the question: how much money is too much when it comes to campaigning? Kevin Wiltz, head of the commercial department of Cumulus Media in Lafayette, explains that broadcasters are legally obligated to accept any and all campaign advertising. The law referred to is Section 315 of the Communications Act of 1934, which was established to provide equal advertising opportunity to all candidates.

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The Salt
10:05 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Caught: Lobster Cannibals Captured On Film Along Maine Coast

Maine scientists catch an adult lobster eating baby lobster for dinner.
Courtesy of Noah Oppenheim.

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 8:08 am

Step back, lobsters coming through!

This summer lobsters exploded in number along the Maine coast. There were so many crustaceans crawling along the ocean floor – and into fishermen's traps – that lobster prices plummeted. Many fishermen tied up their boats, and a price war even broke out between Canadian and Maine seafood distributors.

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KRVS Local
10:04 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Tedium Grows Along the Campaign Trail

During election season, attack ads are a massive revenue source for broadcasters around the country; it leaves many asking the question: how much money is too much when it comes to campaigning? Kevin Wiltz, head of the commercial department of Cumulus Media in Lafayette, explains that broadcasters are legally obligated to accept any and all campaign advertising. The law referred to is Section 315 of the Communications Act of 1934, which was established to provide equal advertising opportunity to all candidates.

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