The Two-Way
11:14 am
Thu October 31, 2013

FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics

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Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 11:09 am

Saying it has "determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight," the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that it is advising airlines they can let fliers use their much-loved e-books, tablets and other handhelds "gate-to-gate."

Cellphone calls, however, would still be prohibited.

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Local News
9:00 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Halloween Frights Are 'Rewarding,' Bellarmine Psychology Professor Explains

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It’s Halloween and for many that means candy and costumes—it could also mean watching scary movies or taking your chances with a haunted house.

It’s the latter options that have us interested. 

I spoke with Bellarmine University psychology professor Dr. Tom Wilson, who says there are different types of fear.

Some we try to avoid. Others we seek.

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Arts and Humanities
6:47 am
Thu October 31, 2013

George Washington Exhibit Coming to Louisville

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George Washington once traded his horse for 5,000 acres of Kentucky land near present day Rough River.

The legend of the first president is coming back to Kentucky as the focus of a traveling exhibit set to open in Louisville next month at the headquarters of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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The Two-Way
6:44 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Red Sox Win World Series In 6-1 Rout Of Cardinals

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara (19) and catcher David Ross celebrate after Boston defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of World Series Wednesday in Boston.
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Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 11:46 pm

The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Wednesday to win the World Series, using timely hits by outfielder Shane Victorino, a gritty pitching performance by starter John Lackey, and the feared bat of 37-year-old designated hitter David Ortiz to capture its third world championship in a decade.

Victorino, 32, who had missed two games with a bad back, started the scoring in the 3rd with a bases-loaded double that brought in three runs. He drove in another run an inning later.

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Environment
6:43 am
Thu October 31, 2013

What Walks Through Louisville Reveal About Black Carbon Exposure

Interstate traffic in downtown Louisville.
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In Louisville, a city bisected and ringed by interstate highways and in the midst of expanding its concrete infrastructure, it’s hard to get away from traffic pollution. Every day, cars and trucks belch out cocktails of gases and chemicals, such as arsenic, nitrogen dioxide and fine particles.

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The Two-Way
9:39 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

U.S. Budget Deficit Falls Under $1 Trillion; Lowest Since 2008

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 7:19 pm

The U.S. government ran a deficit of $680 billion in the financial year that ended last month — the first time since 2008 that the annual shortfall has been under $1 trillion. It represents a fall from $1.09 trillion in 2012, but as the AP reports, "It's still the fifth-largest deficit of all time."

The Treasury Department announced the news along with the White House budget office Wednesday.

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Television
9:38 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Medicinal Laughs: Could 'Daily Show' Sour Millennials On ACA?

Jon Stewart, shown here interviewing President Obama on The Daily Show in October 2012, has been lampooning the problems with the Affordable Care Act website in recent episodes.
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Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 6:00 pm

Problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act have been all over the news — and the not-quite news. Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart has been one news-ish outlet that hasn't been too kind in its coverage.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans spoke with All Things Considered host Audie Cornish about why negative coverage on The Daily Show might be worse for the Obama administration than negative coverage on the nightly news.

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Audie Cornish is host of All Things Considered, along with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block.

Previously, she served as host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into that host position in the fall of 2011, Cornish reported from Capitol Hill for NPR News, covering issues and power in both the House and Senate and specializing in financial industry policy. She was part of NPR's six-person reporting team during the 2008 presidential election, and had a featured role in coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Education
5:03 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Home of the Innocents Expands Reach To Jefferson County Foster Children

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Louisville’s Home of the Innocents is opening its primary care services to more foster children through a new collaboration with the state.

The Home of the Innocents already offers more than 80 services that help thousands of area children annually with a variety of needs, like autism, mental health, or residential treatment.

President Gordon Brown says the organization's Open Arms Children’s Health center is now trying to serve 400 more Jefferson County kids this year.

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Environment
4:24 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Report Says Most of the U.S.'s Coal Won't Be Profitable to Mine

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A new report says the amount of coal that’s economically recoverable in the United States has been vastly overblown. The report’s authors say public data shows that the supply has peaked in most of the country’s coal-producing states, including Kentucky.

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