High Plains Passport episode
6:30 am
Fri May 11, 2012

The culture of El Salvador by the guitar

We are meeting with final guest in the series which explores the culture  of El Salvador through art.   However, we are changing it up a little today, by  putting down the paint brush, and picking up the guitar. 

Religion
6:25 am
Fri May 11, 2012

What Will Black Pastors Preach This Sunday?

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 11:04 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.

Coming up, this is the month when we acknowledge the contributions of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history and ongoing life of this country. We decided to observe it by speaking with people who have changed the game in their respective fields. Today, we are talking with Hikaru Nakamura. At the ripe old age of 24, he has already won the U.S. Championships twice and he's working on his third, as we speak. We'll have that conversation in just a few minutes.

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The Two-Way
6:03 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Obama's Fundraiser At George Clooney's Home Nets Record $15 Million

A presidential SUV is seen outside of the house of actor George Clooney on Thursday in Los Angeles.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

$15 million.

That's how much President Obama campaign will receive from a fund-raising event last night at George Clooney's home. The New York Times reports the A-list, Hollywood crowd paid $40,000 a person, helping to set "a record for a presidential election fund-raiser."

The Times adds:

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Planet Money
5:59 am
Fri May 11, 2012

JP Morgan's $2 Billion Loss, Explained

Chris McGrath Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 7:17 am

What just happened?

JPMorgan Chase, the biggest bank in America, announced that it lost $2 billion on a massive trade placed out of its London office.

What was the trade?

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Shots - Health Blog
5:13 am
Fri May 11, 2012

FDA Gets Advice To Approve First Pill To Cut HIV Infections

Gilead Sciences' Truvada is a step closer to being approved as a way to prevent HIV infection.
Paul Sakuma AP

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 6:31 am

In what could mark a watershed in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a panel of experts recommended that the Food and Drug Administration give a green light to a pill that can cut the risk of infections.

The daily pill, Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences, combines two medicines that inhibit the reproduction of HIV. It's already approved as a treatment for HIV, but its use could soon expand to include protection of uninfected people.

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The Two-Way
4:18 am
Fri May 11, 2012

JPMorgan 'Rogue Trader' Losses Send Chills Through Markets

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 6:46 am

"It was a bad strategy. It was badly executed."

The words of JPMorgan Chase's CEO, Jamie Dimon, as he admitted late yesterday that the investment bank — or, more precisely, a single "rogue trader" working for the bank, had lost some $2 billion in the last six weeks in risky hedge-fund trades.

The news has sent chills through the markets. Shares of JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, lost 7 percent in after-hours trading and British bank Barclays lost 2.9 percent, while more than 2 percent was shaved from Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Business
2:09 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Freddie Mac Names JPMorgan Official CEO

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 2:11 am

Mortgage broker Freddie Mac named Donald Layton as its new chief executive officer. Layton worked for JPMorgan Chase for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004.

Around the Nation
2:04 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Alaska Man To Make Uninhabited Island His Home

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 2:10 am

Charles Baird will be alone on the island for one year. He'll able to send short text messages, but won't be receiving any. By freeing himself from all media, he expects to have enough time to make a documentary about himself.

Around the Nation
1:58 am
Fri May 11, 2012

18-Month-Old Girl Turns Up On No-Fly List

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 2:10 am

JetBlue Airways apologized after removing a passenger from her flight because she was on a no-fly list. The passenger looks innocent enough — maybe because she's 18 months old. Her mother told WPBF-TV in Florida that the idea her daughter is a threat was "absurd" and "made no sense."

Business
12:39 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Post Office Reports Another Quarter Of Losses

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 2:10 am

The Postal Service announced Thursday that it lost more than $3 billion during the first three months of the year. Post office officials are pushing Congress to give it more authority to cut some of its burgeoning costs.

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