Law
10:01 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Supreme Court To Consider FCC Indecency Case

Singer Cher accepts a lifetime achievement award at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas during the Billboard Music Awards show in 2002. Her use of an obscenity in her acceptance speech led the FCC to fine broadcaster Fox.
Joe Cavaretta AP

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 3:58 pm

Dirty words return to the usually staid Supreme Court Tuesday. For a second time in three years, the justices are hearing arguments about a Federal Communications Commission regulation adopted during the Bush administration that allows the agency to punish broadcasters with stiff fines for the fleeting use of vulgar language.

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Shots - Health Blog
10:01 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Texas Asks Feds To Delay Health Insurance Rebate Plan

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 3:03 pm

Starting in 2012, health insurance plans in Texas — and most of the rest of the country — may have to cough up millions of dollars in rebates to customers.

The rebates will come from health plans that spend too much on administrative costs instead of medical care. The change is part of the national health overhaul law, the Affordable Care Act.

But state officials in Texas and 16 other states have asked to push back the requirement for a few years.

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Business
10:01 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Hard Day's Delight: A School Of Rock, At The Office

Music educator Ivan Trevino (right) leads band practice for M5 Networks employees in Rochester, N.Y., who will play against other branches in a battle of the bands. The telecom company says it wants its employees to learn new things (and stay happy).
Zack Seward for NPR

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 5:38 am

It's 4 o'clock on a Thursday, and instead of sitting in front of computer screens, a group of software engineers and customer service reps from M5 Networks is in the middle of band practice.

M5 is a telecom company based in New York City that offers Internet phone services. But it offers something else for its employees: At the Rochester, N.Y., office of M5, workers are gearing up for a companywide battle of the bands against other branches.

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It's All Politics
10:01 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

$5M Check From Casino Magnate Gives Gingrich Boost

The South Carolina primary is a week from Saturday. Before then, voters there can expect to be inundated with ads attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his role in Bain Capital.

"We made a $3.4 million ad buy in South Carolina, which is fairly significant," says Rick Tyler, senior adviser to the pro-Newt Gingrich SuperPAC Winning Our Future.

"Fairly significant" hardly does justice to the SuperPAC's plan.

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Music Interviews
6:52 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

What Makes Newton-John Get 'Physical' At The Gym

Olivia Newton-John on the cover of Physical.
Courtesy of the artist

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Utah News
6:50 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control To Hold Public Discussion on State Liquor Laws

A group of independent business owners and Utah Senate and House Minority leaders will hold a public panel-discussion Tuesday on state liquor laws. Ashley Tolman reports.

Utah News
6:44 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Explosives Found at Scene of Ogden Shooting

Federal officials detonated explosive material they found inside a Utah home where a narcotics officer was shot dead and five others were wounded. Mackinzie Hamilton reports.

The Two-Way
6:00 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

News From CES: Some Ford Vehicles Will Give Drivers Voice Control Of NPR's App

A Ford dashboard as it would look when connected to the NPR News app.
Ford Motor Company

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Utah News
5:52 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Mining Banned Near Grand Canyon National Park

The U.S. Department of Interior has moved forward with a plan to ban new mining claims on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.  Congressional Republicans tried to block efforts to limit mining operations in an area known for high-grade uranium ore.  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar finalized the 20-year ban on new mining claims on public land surrounding the Grand Canyon on Monday.

Radio Cosmopolis
5:28 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis - January 13

This week Radio Cosmopolis celebrates its second anniversary with an eclectic mix of new and vintage music, including a tribute to the recently deceased Cesaria Evora and tunes by Fool's Gold, Omar Souleyman, Sola Rosa, and many others.

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