Sunday Puzzle
10:03 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

A Puzzle Worthy Of Don Draper

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Originally published on Sat April 28, 2012 2:23 pm

On-Air Challenge: You'll be given classic advertising slogans and catch phrases in which the letters of the last word are scrambled. First, unscramble the word. Then name the product or company that is the advertiser. For example, given "Get a piece of the cork," the answer would be "Get a piece of the rock," which is a slogan of the Prudential Insurance Company.

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8:55 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

Gunmen Kill 14 Inside Northern Mexico Bar


CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Authorities say masked gunmen burst into a bar in the northern city of Chihuahua and opened fire, killing 14 people.

Chihuahua state prosecutors' spokesman Carlos Gonzalez says at least seven assailants in police-like uniforms arrived at the bar called El Colorado in several cars late Friday, barged into the building and opened fire.

Gonzalez says two people were wounded. He says investigators are still trying to determine who was behind the attack.

8:51 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

Just 35 Percent Of 2011 Intel Hires Were State Residents


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Computer chip maker Intel has fallen short of a goal set by Sandoval County to make sure 60 percent of the new hires for its Rio Rancho plant are New Mexico residents.

Intel officials told Sandoval County commissioners this week that only 35 percent of the 349 employees it hired in 2011 were state residents. That's the third time in five years the company didn't meet the goal.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the county set the benchmark in 2004 when it approved a major revenue bond for Intel.

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8:47 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

Krahling Resigns From Spaceport Board

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — One of seven members of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority's board of directors has resigned after Gov. Susana Martinez left him off a list of officials confirmed by Senate panel.

Dona Ana County Commissioner Scott Krahling tells the Las Cruces Sun-News he believes the governor's office was caught off guard by an opinion column he wrote criticizing changes to Spaceport visitors facilities.

A spokesman for the governor cited concerns with Krahling's 'engagement" in board activities for growing tension that ended with the resignation.

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Music Lists
5:21 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

What's Hot On The Billboard Latin Charts

Brazilian superstar Michel Teló is burning up Billboard's Latin Songs chart with "Ai Se Eu Te Pego."
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun April 22, 2012 8:23 pm

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3:06 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

The Export Boom: Who's Buying American?

Container ships are positioned under cranes at the Port of Oakland in California. U.S. exports are up more than 30 percent from just two years ago, when President Obama set a goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 7:09 pm

In his State of the Union address two years ago, President Obama argued there were a few things the U.S. needed to do in order to recover from the economic recession. One of them was to export more of our goods around the world.

"The more products we make and sell to other countries, the more jobs we support right here in America," Obama said.

That night, the president unveiled a new goal: to double U.S. exports over the next five years. It would be an increase that the president said would "support two million jobs in America."

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3:00 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

Untouched, Thousands Of Rape Kits Await Justice

Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Carlos Osorio AP

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 8:46 pm

In 2009, prosecutors in Detroit discovered more than 11,000 boxes of potential evidence in rape cases left completely unprocessed. Row upon row of what are called "rape kits" remained untouched on shelves in a police evidence room for years. No DNA evidence was extracted; no DNA evidence was used to catch or prosecute the assailants.

Since then, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy has lead the effort to sort through those 11,000 rape kits and to find the funding to get them processed.

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Author Interviews
3:00 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

'Jumped In': Love, Life And Violence In L.A. Gangs

Jorja Leap has spent time in crisis zones from Bosnia to New Orleans. As an international expert in crisis intervention, she never expected to end up doing most of her work in her own backyard.

Ten years ago, Leap returned to her hometown of Los Angeles to work with some of the toughest gangs around. A UCLA alumna with a Ph.D. in psychological anthropology, Leap works with outreach and intervention programs spanning Los Angeles' most gang-saturated territories.

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Pop Culture
3:00 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

Pop Culture's 40-Year Itch



And if you're just joining us, this is WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz. And we're going to talk about music, movies and culture now, and in particular, about something known as the 40-year rule. Adam Gopnik is with us now from New York. He's written about it for the latest issue of The New Yorker. Hello, Adam.

ADAM GOPNIK: Hey, Guy. How are you?

RAZ: I'm good. Let's explain this with a pop quiz, Adam. You know the answers. so don't give it away because this is for the listeners.

GOPNIK: All right.

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NPR Story
2:54 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

Sen. Orrin Hatch And His Fight To Stay In Congress

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 3:00 pm

Two years ago, Robert Bennett, a Republican senator from Utah, was voted out of office at the state's Republican convention. Bennett's friend, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, has worked hard over the past year to avoid the same fate at today's state convention. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Howard Berkes about the results of today's convention vote.