Religion
9:10 am
Mon April 9, 2012

'When God Talks Back' To The Evangelical Community

T.M. Luhrmann's book When God Talks Back examines how evangelicals perceive and relate to God.
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Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 10:09 am

While attending services and small group meetings at The Vineyard, an evangelical church with 600 branches across the country, anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann noticed that several members of the congregation said God had repeatedly spoken to them and that they had heard what God wanted them to do.

In When God Talks Back, which is based on an anthropological study she did at The Vineyard, Luhrmann examines the personal relationships people developed with God and explores how those relationships were cemented through the practice of prayer.

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The Two-Way
8:14 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Author Reveals A Softer Side To CBS Newsman Mike Wallace

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 11:20 am

Remembrances of legendary CBS newsman and long-time 60 Minutes co-host Mike Wallace were still pouring in after his death over the weekend. Wallace died at age 93.

Jeff Fager, the chairman of CBS News and 60 Minutes executive producer, said of the famously hard-nosed interviewer that "He loved the fact that if he showed up for an interview, it made people nervous."

Former first lady Nancy Reagan called him "an old school journalist and one of the most astute people I've met."

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Business
8:12 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Sony Reportedly Cutting 10,000 Jobs

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 8:15 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with big layoffs at Sony.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

MONTAGNE: The one-time leader in entertainment technology is trying to regain its edge, and that means painful changes. According to Japanese news reports and The Wall Street Journal, Sony plans to eliminate 10,000 jobs worldwide. That's about 6 percent of its overall workforce.

Regional
8:03 am
Mon April 9, 2012

NM Pension Fund Seeks Repayment From 6 Retirees

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A pension fund that represents state and local government retirees is asking six retired managers from the city of Santa Fe to repay thousands of dollars they received when they were overpaid for more than a year because of an error that went unnoticed.

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Regional
8:02 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Industry Report: NM Among Solar Energy Leaders

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new report says New Mexico is among the nation's leaders in production of electricity from solar power.

The Solar Energy Industry Association says New Mexico ranked fourth nationally last year in photovoltaic solar system installations by residential and commercial customers and utilities. Those projects provided 116 megawatts of power. California, New Jersey and Arizona were ahead of New Mexico.

New Mexico ranked seventh in 2010.

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The Two-Way
7:16 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Top Stories: Tulsa Shooting Suspects Face Charges; Syria Cease-Fire

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 9:28 am

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Tulsa Shooting Suspects Set For Arraignment

Syria Cease-Fire Appears On Brink Of Collapse

Some of the other stories in the news today:

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World Cafe
7:00 am
Mon April 9, 2012

World Cafe Looks Back: '70s Singer-Songwriters

Joni Mitchell strums her guitar outside the Revolution club in London, circa 1968.

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Today's episode of World Cafe revisits the singer-songwriter movement of the 1970s, chronicling some of the decade's most masterful and indelible artists.

In a 2008 interview, the contemplative and politically minded Jackson Browne discusses his love songs, his reaction to the use of "Running on Empty" in a John McCain campaign ad and his beliefs surrounding the battle between nuclear and alternative power sources.

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Opinion
6:47 am
Mon April 9, 2012

The Nation: Treading Dangerous Water With Jobs

People stand in a line that stretched around the block to enter a job fair held at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), on March 21, 2012 in New York City. More than 600 people registered to attend the job fair and meet potential employers.
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George Zornick is a writer for The Nation.

The jobs data released this morning is a clear disappointment: only 120,000 jobs were added, which is less than what analysts predicted and barely enough to keep up with population growth. The unemployment rate went down slightly, to 8.2 percent, but only because the labor force shrank as people stopped looking for work.

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The Two-Way
6:46 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Syria Cease-Fire Appears On Brink Of Collapse

Saying it is "outraged" by reports of Syrian troops firing into a refugee camp across the border in Turkey, the U.S. State Department this afternoon said it strongly condemns the latest actions by the regime of President Bashar Assad and that things are getting worse in that country — not better, as had been hoped for when the regime agreed to a plan for a cease-fire that is supposed to begin Tuesday.

"Based on what we're seeing today, we are not hopeful" about the prospects for a cease-fire, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland added.

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Opinion
6:45 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Weekly Standard: A Disappointing Jobs Report

Job seekers wait in line to enter the San Francisco Hirevent job fair at the Hotel Whitcomb on March 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. As the national unemployment rate stands at 8.2 percent, job seekers turned out to meet with recruiters at the San Francisco Hirevent job fair where hundreds of jobs were available.
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Irwin M. Stelzer is a writer for The Weekly Standard.

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