National Security
10:03 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Drones Over America: What Can They See?

A Predator B unmanned aircraft lands after a mission at the Naval Air Station last November in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 8:15 am

Unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, have long played a role in military operations. But imagine thousands of drones flying over U.S. skies — something we may see in just a few years. In February, President Obama signed an aviation bill requiring the Federal Aviation Administration to make plans to integrate drones into American airspace.

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Shots - Health Blog
9:59 am
Fri March 9, 2012

FDA: Skin-Lightening Creams Pose Mercury Threat

FDA

What is it with heavy metals showing up in cosmetics?

First it was lead in lipstick. Now, the Food and Drug Administration warns that some beauty products made overseas contain mercury.

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The Salt
9:45 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Insect Experts Issue 'Urgent' Warning On Using GM Seeds

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 3:28 pm

For America's agricultural biotech companies, the corn rootworm is threatening to turn into their worst nightmare.

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WCBE Newscasts
9:39 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Columbus woman sentenced in firebombing plot, Columbus State to raise tuition this fall. These and other stories in this Friday morning newscast.

Columbus, Oh –

  • Columbus woman sentenced in firebombing plot :00

  • Columbus State to raise tuition this fall :31

  • OSU faculty reject parking privatization 1:00

  • Details of exotic animal proposal 1:24

  • Prosecutors drop rape charges against Newark man 5:19

  • Manufacturer recalls leukemia drug 5:39

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    The Two-Way
    9:30 am
    Fri March 9, 2012

    'Horrified' by Destruction She Saw, U.N. Humanitarian Chief Presses Syria

    Feb. 11, 2012: some of the damage in the Baba Amr district of Homs, Syria.
    AFP/Getty Images

    There are stark words this morning from the U.N.'s top humanitarian affairs official about what she saw this week during a two-day visit to Syria. In a statement sent to reporters, Valerie Amos says, in part:

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    It's All Politics
    9:27 am
    Fri March 9, 2012

    Friday Political Grab Bag: Economy Adds More Jobs Than Experts Forecast Etc

    Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 9:50 am

    In another sign that the economic recovery is deepening, the U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February, according to the Labor Department, more than what many economists had expected. Meanwhile, the jobless rate of 8.3 percent remained unchanged from the prior month even as more workers entered the workforce. The news kept alive a trend helpful to President Obama re-election chances.

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    It's Movie Time
    9:21 am
    Fri March 9, 2012

    March 9 , 2012 It's Movie Time: John Carter, Friends with Kids

    Films reviewed: John Carter, Friends with Kids

    It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including LA Press Club, Silver Microphone, Communicator, MarCom, and Hermes Creative honors.

    Listen to On the Marquee, our weekly broadcast about new releases on the screen and DVD: Sundays at 9:01 AM or on demand at WCBE.org

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    Economy
    9:17 am
    Fri March 9, 2012

    Will Improving Economy Bring Surge Of Job Seekers?

    People waited in line to get into a job fair in Independence, Ohio, in November.
    Tony Dejak AP

    William Johnson, a graphic designer by trade, recalls with much bitterness the long, grinding job hunt that followed his 2007 pink slip in Milwaukee.

    "There were some people I emailed or called 10 or 15 times," he says. "After a few years of that, not hearing back from people ... slowly but surely I just sort of gave up."

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    Movie Reviews
    9:02 am
    Fri March 9, 2012

    21 Jump Street

    The boys aren't bad.

    "You are here because you some Justin Beaver, Miley Cirus lookin' muthas." Captain Dickson (Ice Cube)

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    It's All Politics
    8:38 am
    Fri March 9, 2012

    Next For GOP: A Brief Stop In Kansas And A Southern Swing

    Rick Santorum poses with people at Harvest Graphics, a small business, during a campaign stop Wedneday in Lenexa, Kansas.
    Julie Denesha Getty Images

    Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 8:39 am

    • Listen to the Story on Morning Edition

    Up next in the Republican presidential race is Kansas, which holds its caucuses Saturday.

    Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas — the 1996 GOP presidential nominee — is urging the state's Republican electorate to back Mitt Romney.

    Dole, who had endorsed Romney months ago, called the former Massachusetts governor "a main street conservative" in a statement Thursday, released by the Romney campaign.

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