The Two-Way
7:49 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Two Koreas Exchange Live Fire, Lob Shells Into Sea

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 12:32 pm

"The two Koreas exchanged artillery fire across the western maritime border on Monday after the North staged a live-fire drill that sent artillery shells into southern waters and prompted the evacuation of South Korean islanders," South Korea's Yonhap News writes.

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Music Interviews
7:44 am
Mon March 31, 2014

'We Like Struggle': Black Lips On The Will To Entertain

Black Lips' latest album is Underneath the Rainbow. Left to right: Jared Swilley, Joe Bradley, Cole Alexander, Ian St. Pé.
Mick Rock Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 1:02 pm

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State News
7:43 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Renters locked out of Quinn's tax refund plan

Illinois income taxes won’t be going down anytime soon if Governor Pat Quinn gets his way. Quinn’s new budget plan would make a recent income tax hike permanent instead of allowing tax rates to drop next year. One reason is because Quinn says he wants to put more money in homeowners’ pockets. But as Illinois Public Radio's Alex Keefe reports, that part of his plan could leave out many renters.

    

     

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State News
7:16 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Additional education funding slow to come under Governor Quinn's budget plan

Governor Pat Quinn is selling his budget plan, with its extension of Illinois' income tax increase, as a way to better fund schools. But as IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports, that doesn't come right away.

During his budget address, Gov. Quinn introduced big plans for education: modernizing classrooms, a "birth to five" early learning initiative, and more money for elementary and high schools.

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State News
7:06 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Higher ed officials to discuss Governor's budget plan

University presidents and chancellors in Illinois will talk Tuesday about a key aspect of Governor Pat Quinn’s budget plan.  

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The Two-Way
7:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Only 'Ocean Junk' Found So Far As Search For Jet Continues

One of the objects searchers have spotted floating in the southern Indian Ocean as they look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Nothing they've seen so far has been connected to the missing jet.
Jason Reed AP

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 12:19 pm

The state of the now 24-day-old search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane and the 239 people on board can be summed up by these four reports:

-- "Objects sighted at sea on Sunday by an Australian Orion searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been identified as fishing buoys, nets and other ocean junk." (The Sydney Morning Herald)

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State News
6:55 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Some lawmakers looking to do away with Il Charter School Commission

Some members of the state legislature are already trying to do away the Illinois State Charter School Commission which was established less than three years ago.

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Europe
6:41 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Russian City Honors Oscarless Leonardo DiCaprio

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 6:55 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Leonardo DiCaprio's been nominated for four Oscars. He's 0-for-four but he's getting love from a Russian city that knows a thing or two about feeling down and out. Chelyabinsk is a polluted industrial place. Oh, and it was hit by a meteorite last year. A region nearby is known for producing cast iron and cast iron sculptures.

The Two-Way
6:18 am
Mon March 31, 2014

U.N. Report Raises Climate Change Warning, Points To Opportunities

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report.
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Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 9:07 am

  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Geoff Brumfiel on the U.N. panel's report

"The effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans," and the world is mostly "ill-prepared" for the risks that the sweeping changes present, a new report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes.

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Around the Nation
6:01 am
Mon March 31, 2014

2nd Annual Baconfest Held in Juneau, Alaska

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 6:55 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Elsewhere today, we report that cutting back fat may not help your health. People in Juneau, Alaska knew that. They held the Second Annual Juneau Baconfest this month. It includes a hog-calling contest, a bacon eating contest and special dishes like bacon caramel brownies. The star attraction was a bacon bustier worn by a model. Its creator said the only real problem here was keeping her cats away while she made it.

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