Election 2012
9:44 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Who Will Clinch The Latino Vote In November?

There are big questions about Mitt Romney's ability to appeal to Latinos. Hispanic voters favor President Obama over Romney by more than two to one, according to a recent Pew poll. But not everyone is sure the president's lead will translate to votes. Host Michel Martin speaks with columnist Ruben Navarrette and Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino.

Arts & Life
9:44 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Notre Dame Professor Pounds Out The Poems

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from Sondra Byrnes, an associate professor of law and business. She says she's only been writing poetry for a year, but has written almost 1,700 poems. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.

Arts & Life
9:44 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Sculptor Gerson Frank On Love And Art

The 89-year-old sculptor recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to view two of his pieces in a collection for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. But the trip gave him the chance to fulfill another dream: marrying his partner of more than 30 years. Frank speaks with host Michel Martin about his art and his marriage.

Nuestra Comunidad
9:36 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Milo's Making Las Cruces Look Good

 

(LAS CRUCES) -- A local business may not only helps Las Cruces look good, he's giving young people an opportunity to succeed.

Cutting hair is something Milo Perez always wanted to and it's a hobby he's turned into a career in Las Cruces.

"I'm still haven't run into a cut I can't do," he said.

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The Salt
9:34 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Buying Sustainable Fish Is Getting Easier, But It's Still Hard

Fish on display at a Whole Foods Market in Hillsboro, Ore., in 2010.
Rick Bowmer AP

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 3:20 pm

This week, Whole Foods, the upscale grocer, said it is eliminating 12 wild fish species from its seafood section as part of its commitment to ocean conservation. The fish, rated "red" by conservation groups that evaluate overfishing and other problems, include popular choices like Atlantic halibut, octopus, and some tuna.

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Regional
9:32 am
Wed April 25, 2012

El Paso Church Fire Ruled Arson

 

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say fire has damaged a West Texas church in a blaze being investigated as arson.

The El Paso Fire Department says no one was injured Tuesday night in a blaze that caused about $2,000 in damage.

Authorities say the Baptist church was unoccupied when fire burned an exterior door of the basement and some bales of straw inside the structure. Fire department officials say the interior sustained minor smoke damage.

Regional
9:30 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Paul Visits El Paso And Other Texas Cities

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ron Paul is expanding his campaign tour of Texas as he toils to keep his campaign alive.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the Southeast Texas congressman has added three Texas stops, including a Thursday "town hall" meeting at the University of Texas at Austin. He also will attend a fundraiser in Austin.

Before that comes a Wednesday stop at the University of Texas at El Paso. Friday, he makes a stop at the University of Houston.

The Two-Way
8:27 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Sources: Gingrich Will End His White House Bid Next Week

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, Tuesday night in Concord, N.C.
John W. Adkisson Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 8:59 am

Fox News reports that "senior Gingrich aides" say former House Speaker Newt Gingrich "plans to formally suspend or end his presidential campaign next Tuesday."

CNN writes that "sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week."

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The Two-Way
7:36 am
Wed April 25, 2012

He's 'Never Asked A Prime Minister For Anything,' Rupert Murdoch Says

This video grab from pooled footage shows Rupert Murdoch testifying earlier today in London.
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  • Philip Reeves speaks with Renee Montagne

Among the highlights so far today during Rupert Murdoch's testimony in London before an inquiry into the ethics of the British news media, and his News Corp. tabloids in particular, is this quote from the media mogul:

"I've never asked a prime minister for anything."

NPR's David Folkenflik, who is live-tweeting, and NPR's Philip Reeves, who has been filing radio reports, will have more as the inquiry continues.

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It's All Politics
7:04 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Romney Declares 'New Campaign,' And Democrats Seem To Agree

Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, address a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. Romney swept five Republican primaries Tuesday night.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 9:24 am

On Tuesday, as he swept all five Republican presidential primaries — the first held since his last credible opponent conceded the race — Mitt Romney declared "the start of a new campaign."

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