5:08pm

Wed June 12, 2013
The Two-Way

'Now What?': Greeks Confront Shutting Of Public Broadcaster

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 6:06 am

Protesters wave flags outside the Athens headquarters of broadcaster ERT on Wednesday. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras shut down the network Tuesday, but workers are occupying the building.
Petros Giannakouris AP

The Greek government has abruptly shut down the country's public broadcasting network and fired all of its staff.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras wants to show the country's creditors, including the European Union and International Monetary Fund, that he's downsizing the public sector, which has been criticized for corruption and bloat. But many Greeks see the rushed closure as a dictatorial move that will compromise the country's troubled media.

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5:08pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Shots - Health News

In Arizona, An Unlikely Ally For Medicaid Expansion

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 6:20 pm

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, points during an intense conversation with President Obama after he arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz. She has since made light of the incident in trying to rally support for a Medicaid expansion in the state.
Haraz N. Ghanbari AP

The Arizona Legislature is debating whether to extend Medicaid to about 300,000 people in the state. The expansion is a requirement to get federal funding under the Affordable Care Act.

The big surprise is who has been leading the charge: Republican Gov. Jan Brewer. She's one of President Obama's staunchest critics and has confounded conservatives in her own party by supporting the expansion.

Google the words "Brewer" and "Obama." You'll get a now-famous image of Brewer wagging her finger at the president on the tarmac last year when she met him in Phoenix.

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5:08pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Sports

Hockey's Hottest Teams Hit The Ice In Stanley Cup Finals

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 7:03 pm

An oversized Chicago Blackhawks hockey helmet sits on one of the lion sculptures outside the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago in celebration of the team's upcoming appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in Chicago. The Blackhawks host the Boston Bruins in Game 1 on Wednesday.
Scott Eisen AP

The National Hockey League's Stanley Cup championship gets underway in Chicago Wednesday night, with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins facing off in the first game of the best-of-seven series. It's a classic matchup between two of the NHL's original six teams.

Both teams are recent champs, which is helping passionate hockey fans and players put the bitter labor dispute that almost iced the season behind them.

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4:55pm

Wed June 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Huge System Of Storms Predicted To March East From Midwest

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 9:03 pm

A map shows the chance of severe thunderstorms Wednesday evening, with the National Weather Service predicting strong winds and storms moving eastward to the mid-Atlantic Thursday.
NOAA

The National Weather Service warns of a massive storm system that will make its way eastward from Iowa to Maryland in the next 24 hours, as strong winds, thunderstorms, and hail are predicted to hit areas from the upper Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic beginning Wednesday and continuing Thursday.

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4:47pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Don't Go in Room 237

See What's Really Behind Kubrick's 'The Shining' in New Documentary

Room 237 Chattanooga Screening Poster

An interview with Rodney Ascher, director of Room 237

If you're a fan of Stanley Kubrick, you might be interested in a documentary that's screening at the Barking Legs Theater this Friday. It's called Room 237.

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4:21pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Music Interviews

The National: 'We've Earned Our Stripes'

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 4:16 pm

The National's new album is titled Trouble Will Find Me.
Deirdre O'Callaghan Courtesy of the artist

When a band called The National made its debut more than a decade ago, it was considered an underdog in a busy independent music scene. The lead singer's melancholy baritone and the lush instrumentation didn't always fit the irony-laden swagger of the aughts. The National has endured, and these days it has a hard-won following. It headlines big concert halls and late-night talk shows.

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4:21pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Deceptive Cadence

A Loaded Bible Story, Tweaked For The Opera Stage

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 6:20 pm

Nathan Gunn and Sasha Cooke star in the new opera The Gospel of Mary Magdalene as Yeshua (the Hebrew name of Jesus) and the title character.
San Francisco Opera

Composer Mark Adamo has made beautiful music out of classic books. His Little Women is among the most produced American operas today. He also wrote the words and music for his operatic adaptation of Aristophanes' Greek drama Lysistrata.

His latest work, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, has proved more controversial. The opera, which premieres June 19 at the San Francisco Opera, tells the story of Mary, Jesus and his disciples.

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4:20pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Research News

AAA Study Finds Hands-Free Tech Dangerously Distracting

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 6:20 pm

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

The connected car promises voice-activated systems that let drivers dictate emails and texts, make a dinner reservation or update their Facebook page, all while behind the wheel. Some cars already have these options. Many more are on the way. Carmakers say it's safer than fiddling around with a smartphone.

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4:14pm

Wed June 12, 2013
The Two-Way

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell Retires

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 6:46 pm

Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

The deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Michael Morell, has resigned.

"As much as I would selfishly like to keep Michael right where he is for as long as possible, he has decided to retire to spend more time with his family and to pursue other professional opportunities," CIA Director John Brennan said in a statement.

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4:12pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Riverbend 2013

Richard Winham and Jeff Styles Preview Wednesday Night's Riverbend Lineup

    Wednesday night's Riverbend lineup includes Lon Eldridge, Civil Twilight, Psychedelic Furs and Dierks Bentley.

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