Further adding to Colorado’s every growing role as a swing state several prominent political figures will visit the state this week as we continue on towards the 2012 election. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff for more.
The welcome sign that stood in front of Heartsong Church.
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It's Ramadan, the month-long holiday when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk as a way to cleanse the soul and reflect on their relationship with God. The faithful usually flock to their local mosques for prayer during the holiday, but last year, the Muslims of Cordova, Tenn., just outside Memphis, didn't have a place to go.
That's when Pastor Steve Stone put an unusual sign outside his church.
"It said, 'Welcome to the neighborhood, Memphis Islamic Center,'" he laughs. "It's been seen all over the world, now."
Former computer hacker Kevin Mitnick now works as a security consultant. He is also the author of <em>The Art of Deception </em>and <em>The Art of Intrusion</em>.
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Famed hacker Kevin Mitnick was 12 years old when he realized he could talk his way to glory and free bus rides.
Mitnick figured out he could ride for free if he found a way to punch his own transfer. He conned a bus driver into telling him where to buy a punch, dug a packet of blank transfers out of a dumpster, and presto – free rides.
That story appears in Mitnick's new memoir, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker.
President John F. Kennedy is one of many figures Nassir Ghaemi cites in his argument for a link between leadership and madness.
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If you think about the challenges facing the men and women running for president, you might think about travel, long hours, endless public scrutiny and complete erosion of privacy. The reward that waits after victory is more pressure: a huge weight of responsibility. It's hard not to wonder who would actually want that job.