New York Philharmonic This Week on HPPR

This year's 52 weekly two-hour broadcasts will be taken from virtually the Orchestra's entire 2011-2012 subscription season, and will be interspersed with programs taken from the Philharmonic's international tours, their Summertime Classics Series, their residency at Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, as well as their extensive library of commercial and archival recordings. This gives music lovers the opportunity to hear this magnificent and highly successful orchestra each week.

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The Two-Way
3:07 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Syrian Bomb Blasts Kill At Least 50

Syrian soldiers check a burned truck in front of a damaged military intelligence building where two bombs exploded, at Qazaz neighborhood in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Thursday.
Bassem Tellawi AP

A pair of powerful explosions ripped through Syria's capital, killing at least 50 people in the deadliest attack in the country's 14-month uprising. Some 170 people were wounded, according to state television.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but local TV reports called the attacks "terrorist bombings".

The explosions damaged a military intelligence building and left blood and human remains in the streets, according to The Associated Press.

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Business
2:45 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Brad Pitt Is The New Face Of Chanel No. 5 Ads

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Around the Nation
2:39 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Accidental Calls To New York City's 911 Add Up

A report says in 2010, 38 percent of 911 calls in New York City were accidental calls lasting just seconds. Most, according to the New York Daily News, appear to be calls made from pockets or purses. There were actually more of these calls than calls that warranted a response by a police car.

Politics
1:30 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

President Obama has completed what he calls his "evolution" on gay marriage. After equivocating on the issue for more than a year, he now says same-sex marriage should be legal. Obama's endorsement of gay marriage makes it a prominent issue in the November election.

Business
11:48 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 2:32 am

Hairstyling icon Vidal Sassoon has died at the age of 84. He first earned acclaim for creating hair cuts that needed little styling.

Around the Nation
11:48 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Ohio Bill Would Ban Exotic Animals As Pets

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 1:27 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

For the most part, of course, what you do at home is your business. But a tragedy in Ohio has authorities legislating the question of which animals people keep at home. An Ohio TV station, NewsChannel5, was on the story last week.

(SOUNDBITE OF NEWSCHANNEL5 BROADCAST)

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Our other top story Live on Five: Five exotic animals were returned to a farm in Zanesville.

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Business
11:48 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

GOP Governors Debate Health Exchanges

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 2:08 am

States are moving to set up health insurance exchanges — a pillar of Obama's health care law. But many GOP governors find themselves in an awkward position. David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, talks to Steve Inskeep about why the governors' positions on exchanges are complicated.

Business
11:48 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Business News

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 2:28 am

The Federal Reserve has announced three of China's largest state-owned banks have been given approval to expand their operations in the U.S. Analysts say that ICBC, China investment Corp., and Central Huijin Investment will likely look to purchase regional U.S. banks and establish a footprint in the American market.

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