1:31pm

Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

James Hansen, NASA Scientist Who Raised Climate Change Alarm, Is Retiring

NASA scientist and climatologist James Hansen in 2009.
Christopher Furlong Getty Images

"After nearly half a century of research in planetary and climate science for NASA, James E. Hansen is retiring on Wednesday to pursue his passion for climate activism without the hindrances that come with government employment," The New York Times' Dot Earth blog writes.

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12:57pm

Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

In Spain, A Mattress That Lets Your Money Rest Easy

My Mattress Safe retails for about $1,120.
Courtesy of Descanso Santos Suenos

12:56pm

Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

NRA Task Force Recommends Training School Personnel Who Want To Be Armed

Former Republican Congressman Asa Hutchinson holds up his task force's report during a news conference Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Shawn Thew EPA /LANDOV

A task force launched by the National Rifle Association after the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has come back with a report that recommends the creation of programs that give additional weapons training to school resource officers as well as "selected and designated school personnel" who could then carry arms.

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12:38pm

Tue April 2, 2013
The Picture Show

How A Female Photographer Sees Her Afghanistan

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 5:44 pm

A photograph taken from behind a burqa, Kabul, 2007.
Farzana Wahidy AP

Born in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 1984, photographer Farzana Wahidy was only a teenager when the Taliban took over the country in 1996. At age 13 she was beaten in the street for not wearing a burqa, she recalls, and she describes those years as a "very closed, very dark time." To carry a camera would have been unthinkable.

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11:59am

Tue April 2, 2013
Shots - Health News

The Hidden Limitations Of Health Savings Accounts

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 12:20 pm

In order to get the tax advantages of a health savings account, the health plan it's linked to has to meet certain criteria.
iStockphoto.com

Health plan deductibles keep getting higher — the proportion of workers with a deductible that topped $1,000 for single coverage nearly tripled in the past five years, to 34 percent.

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11:40am

Tue April 2, 2013
Africa

President Koroma: Sierra Leone's Beaches Make It Place To Visit

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 12:57 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We know that a lot of students are still on spring break this week but what better time to take a step back and think about higher education? Today we meet the president of Simmons College, which is a college for women in the Boston area, and we'll hear about her thoughts about women leadership and education.

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11:40am

Tue April 2, 2013
Education

For Women, No Straight Road To Success

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 12:57 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, it is April, which means, along with April showers, National Poetry Month and we will be asking you once again to contribute if you would like by tweeting us your original poems in 140 characters or less. We are going to kick it off with our curator Holly Bass in just a minute.

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11:13am

Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

New York Politicians Accused In Plot To Sell GOP Spot In NYC Mayoral Race

New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D)
New York State Senate Reuters /Landov

New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, was led from his Queens home in handcuffs Tuesday morning after being arrested for allegedly trying to buy his way on to the Republican ticket in this year's New York City mayoral election.

Also arrested Tuesday: City Councilman Daniel Halloran, a Republican, and four other local politicians (also Republicans) from the New York metropolitan area, who stand accused of conspiring with Smith.

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10:25am

Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Says $100 Million Will Be Invested In Brain-Mapping Initiative

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 1:11 pm

Mauricio Lima AFP/Getty Images

Adding some details to an initiative he announced during his latest State of the Union address, President Obama on Tuesday said that federal agencies plan to spend $100 million to jump start an effort to map the human brain. It's research that could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment and prevention of brain disorders.

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10:01am

Tue April 2, 2013
Locally-Grown

Chattanooga's Crabtree Farms Plant Sale Begins April 13th

Credit Crabtree Farms

The 13th annual Crabtree Farms Spring Plant Sale is Saturday April 13 from 8 am to 3 pm and Sunday April 14 from 11 am to 3 pm.  

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