Around the Nation
11:07 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Kitchen Table Reactions To State Of The Union

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 12:01 pm



I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. First of all, you might be noticing that the program sounds a little bit different today. We are having some technical difficulties that are not allowing us to play some of the music and other elements you're used to hearing. But we're still going to have great conversations.

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The Salt
10:21 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Four Loko Cans Will Now Make Clear They're Loaded With Alcohol

Popular fruit-flavored malt liquor Four Loko
Haraz Ghanbari AP

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 11:32 am

Cans of the popular flavored malt beverage Four Loko will soon sport an "Alcohol Facts" label to make it plain they pack a potent punch.

The changes are part of a final settlement announced Tuesday between the Federal Trade Commission and Phusion Projects, whose products have been blamed for hospitalizations and deaths among young people.

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Shots - Health News
9:36 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Born First And Headed For Health Trouble?

Firstborns have it good in many ways. But health may not be on the list.

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 8:35 am

Firstborn children end up a little taller, smarter and richer than their younger siblings, on average.

But are the eldest kids more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease when they grow up, too?

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AM Newscasts
9:13 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Newscast for February 13, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • More charges for suspect in VA hospital killing
  • System president discusses first year in office
  • Mo. House to mull photo ID requirement for voting
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The Two-Way
9:04 am
Wed February 13, 2013

The State Of The Union In 10 Headlines

President Obama during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. Behind him: Vice President Biden (left) and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Pete Marovich EPA /LANDOV

Since what's said and written about a State of the Union address on the morning after can determine what's most remembered about such speeches, let's look at Wednesday's headlines:

-- NPR's It's All Politics: "Obama To Congress: With Or Without You."

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Arts and Culture
9:01 am
Wed February 13, 2013

NE Mo. bakery makes millionth doughnut

Though just in business since 2006, a small doughnut shop in northeast Missouri has already topped the 1 million sold mark.

The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig reports that Daybreak Donuts and Diner in Louisiana, Mo., recently reached the milestone. Owner Shaun Ross knows because he keeps detailed records on how many doughnuts he cuts each day on a coffee-stained spiral notebook.

Science, Health and Technology
8:52 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Exposure to some plastics could affect libido

Alex E. Proimos FLICKR

A human’s prenatal exposure to certain plastics might affect later reproductive behaviors. University of Missouri Associate Professor Cheryl Rosenfeld said her experiments on monogamous mice find that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) hinders their likelihood to reproduce. Rosenfeld said she believes these alterations may take place in humans as well and preventative action is necessary.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Gene Forrester, D&H Drugstore & Access Arts

Today Paul Pepper discusses ACCESS ARTS' workshop, "Hiding in Plain Sight", with SHAWNA JOHNSON. It takes place February 23; space is limited! Also, GENE FORRESTER, D&H Drugstore, talks dry skin: advice, products and more.

Arts and Culture
8:43 am
Wed February 13, 2013

United Way of Randolph County misses 2012 fundraising goal

images_of_money Flickr

The United Way of Randolph County ended its 2012 campaign Thursday short of its $310,000 goal having raised about $282,000. Executive Director Gina Fowler said there were some unexpected obstacles to raising the money.

“We had one business that actually relocated to another city in Missouri, so we lost a pretty large employer,” Fowler said.  “We felt that that our campaign, considering that and some other things going on in our community like the economy, did very well.”

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NPR Story
8:20 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Mo. Sen. Committee Considers Bill That Would Eliminate Prevailing Wage Rule

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 7:49 pm

Legislation that would eliminate the prevailing wage requirement in Missouri was heard Tuesday by a State Senate committee.

The state calculates various wages that are to be paid in each county and in St. Louis for construction trades on building projects.  The sponsor, State Senator Dan Brown (R, Rolla), says eliminating prevailing wage requirements would give smaller businesses outside of St. Louis and Kansas City a fair shot at landing construction contracts.

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