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You’ve long been able to count on WETS-FM for NPR news from Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Now you can hear news and information throughout the day, with five news, information, and talk programs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll hear more insightful reporting and expert analysis to deepen your understanding of world and national events and thought-provoking conversations about the stories and topics that are important to you.
This blog will provide some extras – links to stories you may have missed, or want to hear again, or would like to pass on - such as the following:
No Relief, Just Disaster
The second largest city in Chile, Concepcion, has not yet received relief efforts after the recent magnitude 8.8 earthquake. Military and civilian volunteers are making emergency food packages, but no one is sure who will distribute the food or how to get the food to a desperate and needy population. NPR's Annie Murphy reports.
They're Listening Now
Harry Markopolos and his independent investigative team spent almost ten years attempting to find someone at the Securities and Exchange Commission who would believe -- and understand -- that Bernard Madoff was running a Ponzi scheme. Markopolos' book, No One Would Listen, details how he figured out the scam, and why no one on Wall Street wanted to believe Madoff was a fraud.
Snakes: Eating Adorable Baby Animals For 67 Million Years
A recent fossil find has uncovered a macabre prehistoric death scene. Scientists have discovered a fossilized dinosaur nest in which a newly hatched sauropod came face to face with the 11 foot long snake who was poised to eat it.
Off The Record, On The QT, And Very Confidential
Fresh Air peels back the covers on the scandalous '50's gossip rag Confidential with a look at a new book that probes the secrets behind its top stories. Henry Scott's Shocking True Story looks at the history of "America's Most SCANDALOUS Scandal Magazine," and the Hollywood legends it exposed.
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