12:40pm

Thu March 7, 2013
It's All Politics

Rand Paul Talks His Way Into The Political Big Time

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 1:58 pm

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul leaves the floor of the Senate early Thursday following his filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director.
Charles Dharapak AP

Rand Paul has gained new prominence in ways that inevitably lead to speculation about his political future, including the possibility of a presidential run in 2016.

The Kentucky Republican's marathon filibuster that began Wednesday raised his profile above those of other junior but ambitious conservatives in the Senate, says GOP consultant David Carney.

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12:33pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Music Reviews

David Bowie Awakens To 'The Next Day' Of His Career

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 3:30 pm

After a 10-year hiatus, David Bowie has just returned with The Next Day.
Courtesy of the artist

12:30pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Governing

Small Towns Struggle Too

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, many small colleges say they're making a big push to diversify, but what happens when those diverse students and faculty actually show up? We'll talk about that in just a few minutes. But first we want to talk about some of the financial struggles that cities and towns have been having over the last few years.

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12:25pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Shots - Health News

To Save A Life, Odds Favor Defibrillators In Casinos

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 3:22 pm

Main Street Station casino security staffers Jim Daugherty (left) and James Boles show off an automated external defibrillator in Las Vegas in 1997. Back then, the idea of putting the devices in casinos to save lives seemed like a long shot.
Lennox McLendon AP

If someone's heart suddenly stops beating, a quick shock can be a lifesaver.

By the time a person can get to the hospital, though, it's often too late. The chances of survival are best, in fact, if the shock is given within three minutes of a person's collapse.

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12:25pm

Thu March 7, 2013
The Salt

Startup Wants To Redefine How Local Foods Get To Your Door

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 2:13 pm

Employees of Good Eggs deliver produce, meat and other local foods from producers in the Bay Area of California.
Courtesy of Good Eggs

Rising consumer demand for local foods has changed the job description for ranchers like Doniga Markegard.

Markegard, co-owner of Markegard Family Grass-Fed in San Gregorio, Calif., loves working with cattle, but she's not fond of the hours of phone calls and emails it can take to sell directly to a customer.

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12:22pm

Thu March 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Facebook Set To Unveil Big Changes To Your News Feed

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 1:49 pm

The new look of Facebook's news feed.
Facebook

Update at 1:31 p.m. ET. Larger Images, Mobile Oriented:

Facebook announced today that it was overhauling its "news feed." This is significant on two fronts: First, this is truly the first big makeover for the feature since its inception. Second, its users — some 1 billion worldwide — are known to be very touchy about changes.

Reuters said the new news feed is "visually richer" and "mobile device-oriented." It means the feed will look the same on your computer as it does on your mobile device.

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12:02pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Tell Us Your Tale

Story Contest: Win Ira Glass Reception Tickets

Ira Glass, host of This American Life, will be in Chattanooga on April 7th for the George T. Hunter Lecture Series.
Credit Tom Murphy VII / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

UPDATE: The contest is over.  Congratulations to our winner, Ryan Darling!

More information about Glass's lecture is here.

The event is free & open to the public.

Ira Glass, host of This American Life, is coming to Chattanooga on April 7th for the George T. Hunter Lecture Series.  With that in mind, WUTC is having a contest.  Tell us your best true story about a road trip and you could win tickets to a special reception with Ira Glass.

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11:51am

Thu March 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Arrested, Brought To U.S.

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 11:22 am

A man identified as Sulaiman Abu Ghaith appears in this still image taken from an undated video address. A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden who served as al Qaeda's spokesman, Abu Gaith was detained in Jordan and sent to the United States.
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Update at 4:30 p.m. EST. Details Of Capture

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and a former al-Qaida spokesman, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, is in U.S. custody and is being held in a Manhattan jail. He could appear in a federal court as soon as Friday, U.S. officials familiar with the case say.

His capture is considered important not just because he was so close to bin Laden but also because U.S. officials have decided to try him in a federal court, not Guantanamo Bay.

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10:57am

Thu March 7, 2013
The Two-Way

U.N. Security Council Approves New Sanctions On North Korea

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 12:54 pm

U.N. Security Council members vote to adopt sanctions against North Korea on Thursday.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea just hours after Pyongyang threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States and its allies.

The Security Council's actions to clamp down on the North's nuclear program follow the country's third nuclear test, carried out last month in defiance of previous United Nations' sanctions.

The 15-0 Security Council vote Thursday includes China, which has backed North Korea in the past and is one of the country's few allies.

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9:58am

Thu March 7, 2013
A Different World Of Wheels

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow Coming To Chattanooga

The 2013 Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow will be traveling across Tennessee March 12th through the 26th and stopping in Chattanooga on Thursday, March 14th. 

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