Shots - Health Blog
10:24 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Two Mutations Can Transform A Swine Flu Virus

A hog gets a closeup at the Illinois State Fair in August. Officials took special precautions to make sure no livestock sick with a new strain of swine were part of the fair.
Seth Perlman AP

Flu pandemics don't happen very often. So many people might feel the relative fizzle of a flu pandemic three years ago somehow immunizes the globe against another one for awhile.

But don't relax, say the authors of a report published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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U.S.
9:57 am
Tue September 11, 2012

In New York City, A Somber Remembrance Of Sept. 11

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(SOUNDBITE OF BAGPIPES)

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Those are the sounds of Ground Zero in New York where a memorial service is underway this morning, marking the anniversary - the 11th anniversary - of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Moments of silence and commemorations have been held in New York, at the Pentagon and at a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania to honor the nearly 3,000 victims of the attack.

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Events
9:05 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival Coming To Premiere Theatre Oaks

Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival poster art by John Goldacker

In its 14th year, the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival continues to be a fun metropolitan venue for some of today's most inventive filmmakers.  The Festival takes place Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29th at Premier Theatre Oaks Stadium 10, 1500 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne.
Forty plus films will be shown, including five features (four made in Florida), two animations, seven documentaries, The Year of the Dragon entries and thirty-four Florida films. 

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The Two-Way
8:56 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Chicago Classrooms Are Empty For A Second Day

Striking teachers in Chicago manned the picket lines for a second day today as parents again scrambled to occupy their stay-at-home kids.

Some 350,000 of the district's students are locked out of their classrooms because city officials and thousands of teachers represented by the Chicago Teachers Union have yet to reach a contract. The strike is the first by public school teachers in the Chicago in 25 years.

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The Salt
8:38 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Heavy Teens Eat Less But Weigh More Than Their Thinner Peers

Overweight teens tend to eat fewer calories than their healthy-weight peers. So why do they weigh more? A drop-off in exercise in the tween years may be one reason.
Robert Brown iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 4:08 pm

It may be more important than we thought to tackle obesity in childhood. A new study published in Pediatrics finds that overweight teenagers eat fewer calories than their healthy weight peers.

That's right — they eat less.

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Events
8:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Space Coast Music Festival To Benefit E.A.R.T.H. Awareness

The Space Coast Music Festival is a benefit for the E.A.R.T.H. Awareness Music in the Schools program. This year’s recipient is Cape View Elementary School. The Festival will be held Saturday, September 29 from noon to 10 p.m. at Manatee Sanctuary Park, Cape Canaveral.

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Events
7:20 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Foosaner Art Museum Presents German Impressionist Ernst Oppler

Art: Ernst Oppler (German, 1867 – 1929), Pavlova, The Dying Swan, c.1912. Drypoint etching, 11.75 x 9.5 inches. Collection of Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology. Gift of Susan Oppler Wood, 86.3.316.

The Foosaner Art Museum presents a comprehensive exhibition of the work of Ernst Oppler (German, 1867 – 1929). The exhibit runs Sept. 15 through Jan. 6, 2013.

Oppler studied and worked in Munich, London, Holland and France but eventually settled in Berlin. He became an active member of the Berlin Secession, a group of artists who championed the new, Impressionist style.

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Business
5:25 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Millions Of New Jobs, But Many Don't Pay Well

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 9:57 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The economy added only about 100,000 private sector jobs last month - far fewer than had been expected.

And as NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports, a close reading of the numbers reveals that many of those jobs are low wage.

WENDY KAUFMAN, BYLINE: Some of the nation's job growth has been in places like this - a suburban mall near Seattle. While many shoppers aren't spending like they did before the economic crash, they are buying more than they did a couple of years ago.

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Strange News
5:21 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Marathon Runner Shatters World Record, Or Not

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 9:57 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. When a runner, originally from Sudan, ran the Sioux Falls Marathon and shattered the world record by 25 minutes, he was as shocked as everyone else. Maybe I'm lost. I don't know, Olok Nykew told a reporter at the finish. Turns out, he was correct. According to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, he had arrived late to the race. He ran the wrong route - the half marathon. I'm not cheating. I was just confused, he said. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

Strange News
5:19 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Man Reviews Neighbors' Late-Night Karaoke

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 9:57 am

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