NPR Story
8:02 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Segment 1

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 8:26 am

The Sonoran Desert, which spans some 100,000 square miles in southwestern North America, is one of the most diverse desert ecosystems in the world. Host Ira Flatow and guests discuss some lesser known desert creatures, and explore the secret life of that American southwest icon, the saguaro cactus.

NPR Story
8:02 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Segment 3

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 8:19 am

When does a story about science become science fiction? Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss and theoretical physicist Brian Greene discuss how to spin a yarn about string theory or the Big Bang, without hyping the science. And novelist Ian McEwan, whose books touch on neurosurgery and quantum field theory, talks about what science offers to fiction.

NPR Story
8:02 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Segment 2

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 8:21 am

Transcript

IRA FLATOW, HOST:

You're listening to SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. And for the rest of the hour we're going to talk about collisions, space collisions, space impacts, with Erik Asphaug, who's Ronald Greeley chair of planetary geology, School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Welcome to SCIENCE FRIDAY.

ERIK ASPHAUG: Thanks very much, Ira.

FLATOW: You must be very busy since this last collision in Russia of this asteroid.

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Religion
6:55 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Thousands Trek To New Mexico Chapel On Good Friday

Students playing the roles of Roman soldiers lead a man playing the role of Jesus during a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross at the Sanctuary of Chimayo in New Mexico on Thursday.
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Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 12:09 pm

Driving in northern New Mexico requires special caution on Good Friday. Tens of thousands of people — some walking all night — are converging on the village of Chimayo to pray inside a 200-year-old chapel before a carved wooden image of Jesus.

As it does every year, the highway department has put out portable toilets, orange barriers, and signs warning motorists of "Santuario walkers."

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Politics
6:17 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Missouri to observe Vietnam Veterans Day

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 Missouri officials have scheduled a Statehouse ceremony on Saturday to observe the state's first Vietnam Veterans Day.

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Politics
6:14 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Mo. Senate passes "telemedicine" bill

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  The Missouri Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday that would require insurance companies to cover medical services provided electronically if they cover the same service when it is delivered in person.

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Politics
6:09 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Koster requests clarification regarding contraception law

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Attorney General Chris Koster wants a federal judge to clarify a recent ruling that struck down a Missouri law exempting moral objectors from mandatory birth control insurance coverage.

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The Two-Way
6:07 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Cowboys Reach 6-Year, $108 Million Deal With Quarterback Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
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The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a 6-year deal worth $108 million with quarterback Tony Romo.

The team's website reports the deal has not been signed, but agreed-to terms stipulate that $55 million of that is guaranteed.

Dallascowboys.com reports:

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Politics
6:05 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Nixon signs tax incentive bill

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 Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill today that authorizes tax incentives for large sporting events and for some charitable donations. 

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PM Newscasts
6:01 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Newscast for March 29, 2013

 Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Senate passes prescription reform bill
  • Missouri to observe Vietnam Veterans Day
  • Gov. Nixon signs tax incentive bills

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