12:11pm

Wed January 9, 2013
The Salt

Kids Who Play Food Product Games May Eat More Junk Food

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 1:02 pm

Many popular food games for computers and devices like tablets are actually "advergames", created by food manufacturers to market their products to kids.
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Some kids can't get enough of online games where they can pretend to run a candy factory or decorate cakes. But children who play with these games may eat more, and eat more junk food, even if the game features fruit or other healthful choices, according to new research.

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11:53am

Wed January 9, 2013
Politics

Eyes Glazed? Cutting Through The Fiscal Talks

You might be feeling a bit hung over from all the 'fiscal cliff' negotiations. But the financial talks in Washington aren't over yet. In the coming months, the White House and Congress will face three major economic challenges. Host Michel Martin breaks down what you need to know for the next round of fiscal talks.

11:53am

Wed January 9, 2013
Music

Ravens' Ayanbadejo Digs 'Call Me Maybe'

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 12:05 pm

It's playoff season in the NFL. As part of Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, the Baltimore Ravens' Brendon Ayanbadejo shares some of the songs that keep him motivated on and off the field.

11:53am

Wed January 9, 2013
History

What The Emancipation Proclamation Didn't Do

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 12:11 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. But not everyone knows the real story behind the document. Host Michel Martin speaks with historian Lonnie Bunch, about what the Emancipation Proclamation did - and didn't do.

11:53am

Wed January 9, 2013
Pop Culture

Beauty Shop Fodder: Cabinet Picks And Reality TV

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 12:13 pm

The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in on President Obama's national security nominations. They also talk about whether reality television has sunk to a new low this season with shows about rural partying and baby mamas.

11:52am

Wed January 9, 2013
Shots - Health News

Caffeine In Supplements Varies Widely

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 1:28 pm

There might be much more caffeine than you think in those supplements you're taking. There also might be much less.
Janine Lamontagne iStockphoto

Caffeine is pretty much everywhere. It's in coffee and tea, of course, but also pops up in mints, gum, jerky and even maple syrup.

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11:40am

Wed January 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Obama Has Settled On Jack Lew, His Chief Of Staff, For Treasury

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 6:46 am

Jack Lew, current White House chief of staff. He's likely to be the nominee for treasury secretary.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters /Landov

Update: At 6 a.m. ET. Jan. 10, White House Announcement:

The White House has officially confirmed that President Obama will nominate his chief of staff, Jacob "Jack" Lew, to be the next Treasury secretary. According to a statement, the announcement is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET today (Thursday).

NPR's Scott Horsley had more about the nomination on Morning Edition.

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10:54am

Wed January 9, 2013
Music Reviews

'Nashville' Soundtrack Stands On Its Own

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 2:08 pm

Connie Britton (pictured) and Hayden Panetierre star as country singers of different generations on the ABC series Nashville.
Courtesy of ABC

"Telescope," the fictional hit single by the fictional country star Juliette Barnes on Nashville, is sung by the actress who plays Juliette, Hayden Panetierre. If it didn't become a real-life hit when the song was released a few months ago to country radio stations, it wasn't for lack of catchiness, courtesy of producers T-Bone Burnett and Buddy Miller.

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10:05am

Wed January 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Many Injured When Ferry Hits Pier In Lower Manhattan

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 4:54 pm

An injured person is moved to an ambulance following a ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday. At least 50 people were injured, according to news reports. The ferry ran into a pier, causing a large gash on its front side.
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"A commuter ferry had a hard landing when it pulled into a Lower Manhattan pier, injuring at least 53 people Monday morning," WABC-TV is reporting.

At least one person suffered a serious head injury, according to The Associated Press.

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9:36am

Wed January 9, 2013
The Two-Way

'Zorbing' Death Brings Call For Safety Rules; Fatal Ride Captured On Video

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 10:02 am

A screen image from video of the "zorb" as it began rolling down a mountain in southern Russia last week. One of the two men inside would die from injuries received after it careened into a ravine.
YouTube

Video of two Russian men climbing into an inflatable ball and rolling down a Russian mountain on a ride that would take them over a cliff, into a ravine, on to a frozen lake and cause one of the men's death, is getting a lot of views today.

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