5:02pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Shots - Health News

Got A Health Care Puzzle? There Should Be An App!

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 5:41 pm

The GetHealth app was a runner-up at the recent Hackovate Health Innovation Competition held in Kansas City, Mo.
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Kansas City, Mo., is looking to boost its health-tech cred.

So the city that's home to Cerner Corp. and other health information firms seemed a natural to host something called the Hackovate Health Innovation Competition.

A mashup of innovation and old-school hacking (though none of the participants was bent on doing harm, we're assured), the goal of the competition was to improve the nation's health system and help people navigate the complexities of the Affordable Care Act.

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4:43pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Remembrances

Three Motown Artists Die Within Weeks Of Each Other

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 5:34 pm

Audie Cornish has more on three Motown artists who died recently — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the hit-making Motown group the Miracles; Richard Street, a member of the Temptations; and Damon Harris, who sang with the Temptations on many of their hits.

4:43pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Middle East

'Conscience' of Syrian Revolution Faces Challenge from Islamists

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 6:00 pm

Islamists from Jabhat al Nusra stage their own protest in the town. Until recently, the group has been reluctant to appear in public.
NPR

Kafr Nabl is surrounded by rocky hills covered with olive and fig trees. Located in northwest Syria near the Turkish border, it used to be a sleepy town of about 30,000 people. Then it rose up against the government in early 2011. More than a year later, the town was "liberated" by anti-government rebels who forced out soldiers and police who worked for the government.

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4:38pm

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Listing The World's Billionaires: A Not-So-Exact Science

Two recent tallies of the world's richest people agree on the broad points — but not on which continent has the most billionaires. Here, U.S. dollars are counted, with Chinese yuan notes in the background.
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There are more than 1,400 billionaires in the world right now, according to two sources — one in the U.S., and one in China. But the tallies by Forbes and Hurun Report differ on key points, including whether there are now more billionaires in Asia than anywhere else.

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4:24pm

Mon March 4, 2013
All Tech Considered

Street Lights, Security Systems And Sewers? They're Hackable, Too

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 6:05 pm

An analyst works at a federal cybersecurity center in Idaho in 2011. Experts say Internet-connected infrastructure is a possible target of cyberwarfare.
Mark J. Terrill AP

Allegations that the Chinese military has been hacking U.S. corporations are raising tensions. But in the case of a full-fledged cyberwar, things would look very different.

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4:17pm

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Historic Election Day In Kenya Is Marred By The Killing Of 19

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 5:16 pm

Voters line up in Kibera to vote. Long lines stretched over a mile long in some parts of Nairobi.
Gregory Warner NPR

The historic presidential election in Kenya turned violent in two polling stations near the border with Somalia on Monday.

NPR's Gregory Warner reports from Nairobi that the attack marred what had been an otherwise peaceful day. He filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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4:08pm

Mon March 4, 2013
UTC News

Meet New UTC Chancellor Steve Angle

On Friday, Dr. Steve Angle was officially named as UTC's new chancellor.
Credit UTC

Dr. Steve Angle sat down with Cindy Carroll, Assistant Director, University Relations and WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller for an in-depth interview.  Dr. Angle was recently selected as the new chancellor of the University Of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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3:50pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Music Reviews

Latin Gold In The Frozen North At Toronto's Lula Lounge

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 5:34 pm

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Jane Bunnett's "Ron Con Ron" is featured on Lula Lounge: Essential Tracks.
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For years, Canada has welcomed waves of newcomers from Latin America and the Caribbean. A thriving music scene has grown out of this migration — like the one at Lula Lounge, a nightclub in a working-class neighborhood of Toronto. The club's co-founder, Jose Ortega, cut his teeth in New York's legendary Latin scene. When he came to Toronto, he found the vibe fresher, more open to experimentation. And he found talent. It was just a matter of time before the country produced great Latin bands.

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3:48pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Symposium March 9th

Landscapers Get More By Going Native

The purple coneflower is a native plant that's popular among East Tennessee natural landscapers.
Credit Hedwig Storch ( Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 )

When landscapers use regional plants such as the Purple Coneflower, they can save on water and fertilizer. Because such plants evolved to thrive in the East Tennessee climate, they require less maintenance than foreign species.

      A symposium titled Natural Landscaping: Getting More With Less is coming up March 9th at Chattanooga State Community College from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones organized the symposium.  In this interview, WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Dr. Tim Spira, the symposium's keynote speaker, and Sally Wencel, the Vice President and Program Chair for the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones.

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3:27pm

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Appeals Court Rules Arizona Day Labor Solicitation Law Is Unconstitutional

Day laborers wait on at a street corner in Tucson, Ariz., hoping for an employer to drive up and put them to work. The photograph was taken in 2008.
Chris Hondros Getty Images

The sweeping anti-immigration law passed by Arizona in 2010, received another buffet today: A panel of the the San Francisco-based U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stood with a lower court, ruling that a ban on drivers soliciting day laborers violates the constitution's free speech guarantee.

Bloomberg News does a good job at laying out the legal issues in the case:

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