Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue January 29, 2013

The Business Of Sports

  Sports have become big business in Charlotte, but the financial aspects of at least two of our local teams have been the source of controversy. Jerry Richardson, Owner of the Carolina Panthers, has asked the city— - which means taxpayers - to fund $125 million in stadium renovations. Meanwhile the Charlotte Knights are set to build an uptown baseball stadium; also a move met with mixed reactions. We’'ll look at that latest coaching moves, the likely economic costs of these most recent proposals and more when Charlotte Talks.

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Local News
10:49 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

NASCAR Champ Brad Keselowski Brings A Little Old, New School

Brad Keselowski drinks a massive beer during his championship interview on SportsCenter
Totalprosports.com

A brash, young champion will begin defending his title at NASCAR's highest level in February. He's outspoken, funny and down-to-Earth. And he has a knack for connecting with both old-school fans and savvy, young Twitter users. His name is Brad Keselowski.

If you don't follow NASCAR closely, you may have been introduced to the sport's 28-year-old champion last fall through his celebratory interview on SportsCenter.

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Ethics
6:05 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Commission Recommends Making SC Ethics Laws Toughest In Nation

South Carolina has some of the laxest ethics laws on the books.  But if the state legislature followed the advice of a bi-partisan commission, the state would have some of the toughest in the country.

Governor Nikki Haley appointed the commission last year.  It includes former attorneys general, prosecutors, former lawmakers, and a journalism professor. 

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Lexington native Brenna Angel anchored local morning newscasts for WUKY through May 13. She joined the station in March 2010 after previously working for WHAS-AM in Louisville.

Her work has been honored by the Hearst Foundation, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and the Associated Press. Several of Brenna’s stories have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Brenna accepted a position with the Lexington Mayor's Office in May 2013.

It's All Politics
5:32 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

In New Immigration Plan, A Fraught Phrase is Mostly Sidelined

Crowd members seek help applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles last August.
Jonathan Alcorn Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 6:27 pm

Here's one thing that was hard to find in the "Gang of Eight's" Senate proposal to overhaul the country's immigration system: the term "illegal immigrant."

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The Two-Way
5:31 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Watchdog Says Treasury OK'd Excessive Executive Pay At Bailed-Out Firms

A man walks by an American International Group (AIG) building in 2009.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 5:43 pm

The special watchdog overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program says the United States Treasury failed to rein in executive pay at companies that received a government bailout.

The AP reports, for example, that the Treasury approved all 18 requests for raises it received from executives at AIG, General Motors and Ally Financial.

The AP adds:

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Europe
5:22 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Queen Of Netherlands To Abdicate Throne To Her Son

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 6:23 pm

Following tradition, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is stepping aside to give the throne to her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. Her mother did the same for her.

Africa
5:21 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

At Least 40 People Dead In Egypt As Violent Protests Continue

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 6:23 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

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National Security
5:21 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

New Threat Emerges At Intersection Of Terrorism, Syndicated Crime

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 6:23 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

This month's hostage taking at a natural gas plant in Algeria shows how international terrorism is evolving. Groups such as al-Qaida have long been motivated by radical ideology. What's happening now in North Africa is a little different. For groups there, there's also a financial motive.

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports on the dangerous intersection of terrorism and syndicated crime.

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Around the Nation
5:16 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Unbridled Kentuckians Decide It's Time For A Kick-Ass New Slogan

Whit Hiler (left) and Griffin VanMeter are spearheading the campaign to change Kentucky's slogan from Unbridled Spirit to Kentucky Kicks Ass.
KentuckyForKentucky

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 6:23 pm

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