Asia
2:49 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

In India, Men Accused of Deadly Rape Formally Charged

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 4:41 pm

Five men accused of the brutal rape and murder of a woman student in New Delhi were charged today. The attack in December launched an international outcry and led to nationwide protests. NPR's Julie McCarthy joins host Laura Sullivan from the Indian capital with the latest.

Medical Treatments
2:42 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

FDA Challenges Stem Cell Companies As Patients Run Out Of Time

Scientists have seen promise in the potential of stem cells, but not everyone agrees stem cell replacement therapy is ready for prime time.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 8:30 am

Americans seeking stem cell replacement therapy hope the process can heal them of myriad diseases, and a 2011 report by the Baker Institute estimated the industry could bring in $16 billion in revenue by 2020.

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Music Interviews
2:27 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net.
Robert Ascroft Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 4:41 pm

The New York Times doesn't mince words when it writes, "Wayne Shorter is generally acknowledged to be jazz's greatest living composer."

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The Two-Way
2:07 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Turkish Left-Wing Group Claims Responsibility For U.S. Embassy Blast

Mourners gather in Ankara on Saturday by the coffin of Mustafa Akarsu, who was killed in the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Turkey's capital on Friday.
AP

A radical left-wing group is calling Friday's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Turkey "an act of self-sacrifice" against the U.S. The suicide bombing killed an embassy guard and injured several others.

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Author Interviews
12:36 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

The Inconvenient Truth About Polar Bears

A polar bear looks up as the sound of the camera catches his ear on the edge of the Hudson Bay, outside Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 4:41 pm

In 2008, reports of polar bears' inevitable march toward extinction gripped headlines. Stories of thinning Arctic ice and even polar bear cannibalism combined to make these predators into a powerful symbol in the debate about climate change.

The headlines caught Zac Unger's attention, and he decided to write a book about the bears.

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: ForWord Literary Project

Minerva Laveaga, Executive Director of BorderSenses non-profit literary organization, and Lacy Mayberry, Workshop Facilitator, report on the new community project, ForWord, which offers creative writing workshops for young authors.

ForWord literary project for ages 13-19
Saturdays: EPCC Northwest Campus Library 10am - 12pm
Saturdays: Glasbox Studios 11am - 1pm
Mondays: Jefferson High School 4pm - 6pm
forword.bordersenses.com, (915) 485-7981

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra

Andy Moran, Music Director and General Manager of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra and Resident Conductor of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, shares great news about an NEA grant for the Youth Orchestra and previews their upcoming Winter Concert.

EPSYO annual Winter Concert “Romantic Virtuosity” - Romantic Era favorites
Featuring cellist Michael Way
Sunday, February 10, 5pm
Abraham Chavez Theater
epsyo.org, (915) 525-5978

The Two-Way
11:38 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Direct Talks With Iran? Biden Says It's Possible

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Saturday.
Matthias Schrader AP

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 12:53 pm

Vice President Joe Biden says the United States is ready to hold direct talks with Iran over its nuclear program — provided that the country's top leader is serious about such discussions.

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The Two-Way
10:15 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Yes, He Did: Obama Shoots Skeet

President Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David in Maryland on Aug. 4.
Pete Souza The White House

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 7:01 am

The White House has released proof that President Obama really did shoot skeet — at least once — at the Maryland presidential retreat, last summer.

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The Two-Way
9:30 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Powerful Quake Rocks Northern Japan; No Reported Damage

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 11:02 am

The Japanese Meteorological Agency says an extremely strong earthquake rattled the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Saturday. The magnitude was 6.4. The U.S. Geological Survey's report puts the tremor at a higher magnitude of 6.9; the epicenter was very deep, about 65 miles below ground, near the city of Obihiro. That's about 120 miles east of Hokkaido's largest city, Sapporo.

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