The Two-Way
12:35 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Syria: Another Protest, Another Crackdown In Aleppo

Free Syrian Army members from the al-Faruq Brigade arrive to attend the funeral of one of their comrades at the Khaled Ibn al-Walid mosque in the al-Khalidiyah neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homs on Thursday.
Joseph Eid AFP/Getty Images

A day after the security forces of President Bashar Assad raided the campus of Aleppo University, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Syria's second city and its economic powerhouse.

The AP talked to Mohammed Saeed, an activist, who said protesters were "incensed" by the raid at the university, which killed four.

"Everyone wants to express solidarity with those students," the activist told the AP, adding that the forces fired live ammunition into the crowd.

The AP adds:

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The Two-Way
12:21 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

'Falling Bear,' We Hardly Knew You; Famous Bruin Killed On Highway

The "falling bear" photo that brought him fame.
Andy Duann CU Independent

It was just a week ago that he dropped into our lives.

Now, we're sorry to report that "falling bear" is dead.

In case you're not familiar with the story, it was April 26 when University of Colorado Boulder student Andy Duann snapped a shot of a tranquilized bear as it was falling from a tree on campus.

The bear survived and was released back into the wild about 50 miles from Boulder.

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In the Studio
12:11 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Yonder Mountain String Band In The Studio

In case you missed it, the incredible Yonder Mountain String Band visited WNKU's Studio. Gary Keegan was able to squeeze in the ever-popular question, "You got hit by a car..?" Keegan also got in some other great questions with this fun, music-loving group of people and not to mention hear some great tunes. 

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The Salt
11:32 am
Fri May 4, 2012

The 'Smart Fridge' Finds The Lost Lettuce, For A Price

Samsung's fridge with an LCD screen has 28 cubic feet of space inside.
Courtesy of Samsung

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 10:24 am

Here at The Salt, we've taken note of the all-too-common habit of letting food rot in the fridge. Food waste can cost hundreds of dollars a year, and once it arrives at a landfill to decompose, it turns into a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. And that makes us feel guilty.

Now some home appliance companies are banking on the hope that some consumers will turn over their food waste worries to a computer inside their fridge.

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Local News
11:20 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Historian and Best-Selling Author to Speak at Main Public Library

Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. the Main Public Library in downtown Cincinnati will present a free lecture by Erik Larson, a historian who has authored several New York Times bestselling books.  His latest work is called "In the Garden of Beasts".  The title refers to the Berlin park known as the Tiergarten. The story begins in 1933,  just months after Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany.  Larson talked about his lecture with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg. 

The Two-Way
11:10 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Fracking: New Rules Aim To Bring 'Best Practices' To Public Lands

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 12:45 pm

Saying that the rules would "make sure that fracturing operations conducted on public and Indian lands follow common-sense industry best practices," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this morning issued proposed regulations that would:

-- Require "public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations on federal lands."

-- Ensure that "wells used in fracturing operations [on public lands] meet appropriate construction standards."

-- Require operators to "put in place appropriate plans for managing flowback waters from fracturing operations."

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The Two-Way
10:36 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Junior Seau's Family OKs Having His Brain Studied, 'L.A. Times' Reports

Junior Seau in 2008, when he played for the New England Patriots.
Otto Greule Jr Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 4:49 pm

As soon as it was learned on Wednesday that former NFL star Junior Seau had killed himself, there was speculation about whether he may have suffered brain injuries during his career that in turn led to depression or dementia.

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Local News
10:32 am
Fri May 4, 2012

History of Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Museum

The  138th annual running of the Kentucky Derby happens this Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville. To find out about the history of the Run for the Roses, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Wendy Treinen, the Director of Communications for the Kentucky Derby Museum.  She says the derby began in 1875.

Shots - Health Blog
10:01 am
Fri May 4, 2012

School Bake Sales Draw Fire In Obesity Battle

Moms and their kids protest a proposed ban on homemade food at bake sales in New York City schools at a rally near City Hall in 2010. One sign read, "I wanna get obese on my terms. No junk food."
edenpictures Flickr

An American tradition is in jeopardy.

The bake sale, a staple of school fundraising for generations, is getting squeezed. The epidemic of childhood obesity is leading some districts to restrict the kinds of foods sold or to ban the sales altogether, Bloomberg Businessweek's Stephanie Armour explained on Friday's Morning Edition.

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Earth Calendar
10:00 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Earth Calendar for May 4th and 5th

The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities enables Mill Creek communities to protect and enhance the value of the Mill Creek, its tributaries and watershed. Through collaborative action, the Council strives to make the Mill Creek area a more desirable place to live, work and play. On Friday, May 18th, the Council welcomes people of all ages to tour the Upper Mill Creek Watershed. Participants will be led on a journey through various Upper Mill Creek neighborhoods wile discussing projects, goals, and future endeavors.

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