Shots - Health News
10:52 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Caffeine In Supplements Varies Widely

There might be much more caffeine than you think in those supplements you're taking. There also might be much less.
Janine Lamontagne iStockphoto

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 12:28 pm

Caffeine is pretty much everywhere. It's in coffee and tea, of course, but also pops up in mints, gum, jerky and even maple syrup.

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The Two-Way
10:40 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Reports: Obama Has Settled On Jack Lew, His Chief Of Staff, For Treasury

Jack Lew, current White House chief of staff. He's likely to be the nominee for treasury secretary.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 5:46 am

Update: At 6 a.m. ET. Jan. 10, White House Announcement:

The White House has officially confirmed that President Obama will nominate his chief of staff, Jacob "Jack" Lew, to be the next Treasury secretary. According to a statement, the announcement is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET today (Thursday).

NPR's Scott Horsley had more about the nomination on Morning Edition.

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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
9:41 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Views of the News: Science Journalism, First-Person Journalism, "Snow Fall"

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Who's Fat? The Challenges of Science Journalism

Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times: "Good and Bad, the Little Things Add Up in Fitness"

Pam Belluck, The New York Times: "Study Suggests Lower Mortality Risk for People Deemed to be Overweight"

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The Two-Way
9:05 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Many Injured When Ferry Hits Pier In Lower Manhattan

An injured person is moved to an ambulance following a ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday. At least 50 people were injured, according to news reports. The ferry ran into a pier, causing a large gash on its front side.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 3:54 pm

"A commuter ferry had a hard landing when it pulled into a Lower Manhattan pier, injuring at least 53 people Monday morning," WABC-TV is reporting.

At least one person suffered a serious head injury, according to The Associated Press.

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AM Newscasts
8:57 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Newscast for January 9, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Issues facing the Mo. Legislature as new legislative session begins
  • Mo. AG wants to retry overturned murder conviction
  • Boonville now owns former Union Pacific bridge
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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking

 Today Paul Pepper welcomes NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, who shares a sneak peek of their latest billboard, as well as tips to spot trafficking, possibly in your own neighborhood. 
8:43 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Tax cuts, health care on tap for Mo. Legislature

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Taxes and health care figure to play prominently in Missouri's new legislative session.

The 2013 session kicks off at noon Wednesday and runs through May 17. Republicans will hold overwhelming majorities in both the House and Senate, but the governor's office will still be held by Democrat Jay Nixon.

Republican legislative leaders plan to pursue changes to the state's tax credit programs, as well as income tax cuts for individuals or businesses.

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The Two-Way
8:36 am
Wed January 9, 2013

'Zorbing' Death Brings Call For Safety Rules; Fatal Ride Captured On Video

A screen image from video of the "zorb" as it began rolling down a mountain in southern Russia last week. One of the two men inside would die from injuries received after it careened into a ravine.

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 9:02 am

Video of two Russian men climbing into an inflatable ball and rolling down a Russian mountain on a ride that would take them over a cliff, into a ravine, on to a frozen lake and cause one of the men's death, is getting a lot of views today.

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8:30 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Citizen's commitee releases report on Mo. roads

As Missouri lawmakers begin a new session at noon on Wednesday, one issue facing them is how to fund Missouri’s roads and highways. A “Blue-Ribbon” citizen’s committee created by the Missouri House to examine the state’s transportation needs released its report on how to fix the funding crisis on Tuesday. The report lays out several options, including: raising either the state’s fuel tax or creating a sales tax dedicated to transportation needs.  House Speaker Tim Jones says he prefers exploring options that are "revenue neutral."

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The Two-Way
8:28 am
Wed January 9, 2013

India, Pakistan Trade Accusations Over Border Killings

Wednesday in Rajouri, India, officers paid their respects at the coffin of one of two Indian soldiers killed Tuesday in a skirmish with Pakistani troops.
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India reacted angrily today at what it called the "inhumane treatment" of one of two soldiers killed Tuesday in a skirmish along the de facto border with Pakistan.

Pakistan challenged the Indian army's allegations and said it is prepared to hold an investigation through the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) into recent ceasefire violations along what is known as the Line of Control (LOC).

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