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Monday, November 7, 2011

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  • Oklahoma Town Battles Powdery Carbon Pollution
    After 726 formal complaints, a union lockout, protests and lawsuits and settlements totaling about $20 million, residents in Ponca City no longer have daily struggles with carbon black.
  • How Does The CIA Use Social Media?
    Robert Siegel speaks with Associated Press intelligence correspondent Kimberly Dozier about how the CIA uses social media.
  • Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Norman Ramsey Dies
    If you want to know what time it is, a smart way to find out is call the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. We owe this accurate timekeeping to a man named Norman Ramsey. Ramsey died Friday at 96. It was his scientific research in the years following World War II that revolutionized how we keep track of time.
  • New Measure Shows Higher Poverty Rate In U.S.
    The Census Bureau released a new experimental poverty measure Monday that takes into account benefits people receive, spending and geographic differences. Under the new measure, which won't replace the official one, more than 2 million additional people in the U.S. are described as poor.
  • Why Is Food Stamp Usage Rising So Fast?
    Robert Siegel speaks with John Davis, the director of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, in Mississippi. He talks about the numbers and nature of recipients in his state. While the program is targeted at people who need help for a limited time period while they transition from unemployment back to employment, many people are using it indefinitely.
  • Win Or Lose, DuPree Makes History In Mississippi
    Johnny DuPree is the first African-American candidate to win a major party's nomination for governor in Mississippi since Reconstruction. Though he remains a long shot against GOP Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, DuPree says his run shows that the state has made progress.
  • For-Profit Education Provider Faces Trouble
    Career Education Corporation, a major for-profit post-secondary education provider, is facing trouble after it admitted to supplying misleading information on job placement rates. Other for-profit companies are struggling too, under pressure from new federal rules.
  • Penn State Officials Face Charges Related To Sex-Abuse Scandal
    Two top administrators at Penn State University were in court Monday. They're facing charges in connection with an investigation into alleged sexual abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
  • Newest Cain Accuser Holds Press Conference
    GOP presidential contender Herman Cain may have a difficult time getting his campaign back "on message" after a week spent responding to allegations of sexual harassment. Attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference in New York on Monday afternoon for a woman who says she was sexually harassed by Cain.
  • Michael Jackson's Personal Physician Found Guilty
    Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates about Monday's verdict in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray. Michael Jackson's personal physician was found guilty.

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