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Environment
3:14 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Forecasting Climate With A Chance Of Backlash

Jim Gandy, chief meteorologist for WLTX, in Columbia, S.C.
Brian Dressler Courtesy of WLTX

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 5:31 pm

When it comes to climate change, Americans place great trust in their local TV weathercaster, which has led climate experts to see huge potential for public education.

The only problem? Polls show most weather presenters don't know much about climate science, and many who do are fearful of talking about something so polarizing.

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Science & Technology
3:04 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Cyberbullying Law Shields Teachers From Student Tormentors

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 12:33 pm

Ganging up on classmates online can get students suspended.

But sometimes teachers are the target of cyberbullying, and in North Carolina, educators have said enough is enough. State officials have now made it a crime to "intimidate or torment" teachers online.

Chip Douglas knew something was up with his 10th-grade English class. When he was teaching, sometimes he'd get a strange question and the kids would laugh. It started to make sense when he learned a student had created a fake Twitter account using his name.

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Politics
2:59 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Get A Social Security Check? Treasury Says It's Time To Go Electronic

U.S. Treasury checks are run through a printer.
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Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 12:33 pm

Every month, the government sends out about 5 million checks to Americans who receive federal benefits. On March 1, the Treasury Department is making those paper checks a thing of the past.

Since May 2011, all new Social Security recipients are required to get direct deposit of their benefits. Some 93 percent of all recipients now do.

But there are still holdouts, so the Treasury Department started a campaign and a website, Go Direct, in an effort to convince the remaining 7 percent.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

NY Sen. Gillibrand touts manufacturing legislation

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is making a couple of stops in upstate New York to talk about new federal legislation to boost high-tech manufacturing across the state.

Gillibrand says her first bill in the new Congress would create a federal funding competition encouraging regional public-private partnerships to spur growth of local manufacturing industries, especially in clean-tech and high-tech manufacturing.

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Hudson Valley News
12:00 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Walden mayor runs unopposed

Brian Maher
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WALDEN – The mayor of Walden will be running without an opponent in the March 19 village election.

Brian Maher has been mayor for four years and said he appreciates the apparent confidence of the village’s electorate.

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New England News
11:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Conn. court to hear convicted ex-mayor's appeal

Eddie Pérez
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's second-highest court will hear arguments in the case of former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez who's appealing his five corruption convictions.

The hearing before the state Appellate Court is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. Perez's arguments include insufficient evidence and mistakes made by the trial court judge.

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WAMC News
7:38 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Malloy to address energy panel in Washington

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is traveling to Washington this week to deliver an address at a conference on energy policy.

The two-day workshop beginning Thursday is intended to explore how state and federal governments can together pursue environmentally-friendly policies.

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Around the Nation
7:34 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Maker's Mark Really Misses The Mark

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renée Montagne. The makers of Maker's Mark really missed the mark when they went public with a plan to water down the very popular bourbon. Last week, Maker's Mark announced it was going from 90 proof to 84 proof, to stretch supplies in the face of a steep rise in global demand. Loyal customers did not dilute their anger on Twitter. And after a rocky few days, the brand reversed itself yesterday. Cheers. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
7:27 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Obama Plays Golf With Tiger Woods

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.

President Obama is spending the holiday at a private golf resort in Florida. Yesterday, he played 27 holes with Tiger Woods. Reporters were not allowed to watch. The White House Correspondents Association expressed extreme frustration. The White House says this is consistent with other golf outings; something the White House Press Corps can discuss at the Holiday Inn, eight miles away.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Sports
7:25 am
Mon February 18, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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WAMC's Jaired Crofut delivers the morning sports update.

In the NBA All-Star game in Houston last night, the West triumphed over the East 143-138. Kevin Durant scored 30 points, making him the top scorer. Game MVP Chris Paul finished with 20 points, 15 assists and four steals while Clippers teammate Blake Griffin added 19 points on 9 of 11 shooting.

Checking the NHL now, defenseman Paul Martin scored with 2:04 left to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

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