1:20pm

Mon May 9, 2011
State Capitol

Capitol Conversation: The Clock is Ticking

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The state's legislative session is winding down and lawmakers are in a race against the clock to wrap things up before this Wednesday's deadline.

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12:53pm

Mon May 9, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Racial Labels Have Limited Use In Personalizing Medicine

For all the fanfare around personalized medicine, the idea has been fairly slow to take off.

Boosters have said if doctors had a patient's DNA information it would be revolutionary: They could look for genetic risk of certain diseases or mutations that determine whether certain drugs are likely to work or not.

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12:39pm

Mon May 9, 2011
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Wild Tiger Cubs At Play

Making the case that the Indonesian government needs to fulfill its pledge to protect the rare Sumatran tigers that live within its borders, the World Wildlife Fund today released video and photos of 12 tigers that came in view of its hidden camera over the course of two months.

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12:11pm

Mon May 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Three Security Incidents On Passenger Jets Sunday

There's nothing in the stories we see at this time to indicate there's any connection between these incidents or that they have any connection to recent events — most notably the U.S. raid last week that ended with the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

On Sunday:

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12:00pm

Mon May 9, 2011
Economy

Steele: Put It All On The Table To Address Deficit

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says it's time for Congress to seriously address the budget deficit. In an article for TheRoot.com, he writes that Republicans and Democrats' "wailing and gnashing of teeth" about spending, taxes and debt is dishonest. Host Michel Martin speaks with Steele about his take on deficit reduction.

12:00pm

Mon May 9, 2011
Economy

Florida Democrat Talks Deficit Reduction

As the White House and Congress gear up for deficit reduction meetings, host Michel Martin speaks with Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) about what she thinks is necessary to reduce the deficit. In a testimony to the House Budget Committee, she has focused on protecting investments in education, family planning and job training.

11:19am

Mon May 9, 2011
Planet Money

Obama Has A Bridge He Wants To Sell You

Looking to buy a weapons range? Good news! The federal government has one it's looking to sell.

The weapons range was one of thousands of "excess" federal properties on a map the Obama Administration published last week. The idea is that selling off the properties would both raise money and save the government the cost of maintaining unused buildings.

Besides the weapons range, the list includes:

  • 14 monuments and memorials
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11:18am

Mon May 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Gingrich To 'Talk About My Run For President' On Wednesday

"Be sure to watch Hannity this Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m CT. I will be on to talk about my run for President of the United States."

And with those words on his Twitter and Facebook pages, it looks like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) is saying he's definitely getting into the 2012 race for the GOP presidential nomination. Hannity is on Fox News Channel.

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11:14am

Mon May 9, 2011
Around the Nation

Man Subdued After Disturbance On S.F.-Bound Flight

A retired police officer and a retired Secret Service agent helped wrestle a man to the cabin floor after he began pounding on the cockpit as an American Airlines flight approached San Francisco, the third security incident in a day on U.S. planes, authorities said Monday.

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11:04am

Mon May 9, 2011
Around the Nation

Sick Economy Means Nursing Jobs Harder To Find

Nursing degrees have long been touted as the golden tickets to immediate employment. But recent nursing graduates like Anna Lendabarker are coming into an unexpectedly tight job market.

Everyone told Lendabarker a nursing degree would give her lots of choices and let her do whatever she wanted. Now, she's discovering that's not really the case.

"I do feel a little let down at this point when searching for these jobs," she says. "You look and you [see] you need six years of experience — it's like, this is just getting kind of ridiculous."

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