Health
3:01 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Increased Humidity From Climate Change Could Make It Harder To Tolerate Summers

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 5:23 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Now, a story about heat, the sweaty, miserable kind. Heat plus humidity. Working outdoors or playing sports on a hot, muggy day can be dangerous, even deadly. And as the climate continues to warm, being outside will become even more challenging. Those are the findings of a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change.

NPR's Richard Harris tells us more.

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U.S.
3:01 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Alabama Divided As Court Prepares To Hear Voting Rights Challenge

A young demonstrator is attacked by a police dog in Birmingham, Ala., in May 1963. Scenes like these helped usher in the nation's landmark civil rights law, the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday over a key provision of the law.
Bill Hudson AP

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 5:23 pm

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The law's future is to be decided in a case from Alabama, the very place the statute was born.

Shelby County, Ala., is fighting a section of the law that requires states and localities with a history of discrimination to seek federal approval for any changes to election rules.

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Arts
2:47 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

"Tenors: Lead With Your Heart" can be seen on Sunday, June 9th at 9 pm

The Tenors (l-r): Fraser Walters, Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef and Remigio Pereira.

The Tenors — Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters — have inspired millions of music lovers with their rich harmonies, addictive charm and powerful songs. This dazzling new concert takes place in the breathtaking 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, where The Tenors perform music from their newly released sophomore album Lead With Your Heart.

"Tenors: Lead With Your Heart" can be seen on Sunday, June 9th at 9;00 p.m.

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Arts
2:43 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

"Rick Steves' Europe Travel Skills" airs on Friday, March 8th at 8:30 pm

Rick Steves

RICK STEVES' EUROPE TRAVEL SKILLS distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich two-hour special. Rick dispenses practical advice on enjoying a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on his favorite 3,000-mile "Best of Europe" loop — Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London — Rick shares the essential skills of smart travel.

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Arts
2:40 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

See Jerry Lewis during Festival 2013 on Wednesday, March 6th at 9 pm

Jerry Lewis tells stories of his eight-decade career through narrative and musical performances at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas.

The legendary Jerry Lewis performs live in this special, telling stories of his eight-decade career through words and music, with video montages from his television and film appearances, including rare, never-before-seen clips from his personal and private vaults. Lewis jokes, sings and reminisces about his early days as a young comedian, the golden years of his partnership with Dean Martin and his subsequent solo career in many hit films and television shows.

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Arts
2:34 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

"Magic Moments - The Best of 50s Pop" airs on Saturday, March 16th at 7 pm

The McGuire Sisters, who reunite for the first time since 1967, sing a medley of their greatest hits in this stroll down memory lane.

Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney host this nostalgic trip back to the 1950s. The program's mix of live performance and archival footage takes viewers back to the era's pop music days with classic moments from Patti Page, Perry Como, Debbie Reynolds, the McGuire Sisters and more.

"Magic Moments - The Best of 50s Pop" can be seen on Saturday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m.

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Shots - Health News
2:32 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies

For some kids who grow up in poverty, the bond developed with Mom is especially important in dealing with stress.
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Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 4:25 am

Why do some children who grow up in poverty do well, while others struggle?

To understand more about this, a group of psychologists recently did a study.

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Science
2:26 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

"Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard" airs on Friday, June 7th at 10 pm

Best-selling author and health advocate Dr. Neal Barnard offers groundbreaking research to protect against memory loss and offers new ways to offset the risks for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Best-selling author and health advocate Dr. Neal Barnard offers groundbreaking research to protect against memory loss and offers new ways to offset the risks for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. By showing three simple steps that can be taken to derail degenerative processes and warning against potential threats to the brain, Dr. Barnard provides viewers with the research-backed information that gives them the power to protect their memory.

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Arts
2:22 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

"ThePianoGuys: Live From Red Butte Garden" airs on Thursday, March 14th at 9 pm

YouTube sensation ThePianoGuys, featuring Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano, perform at a stunning outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Filmed at a September 19 sold-out concert in a stunning outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, Utah, THEPIANOGUYS: LIVE FROM RED BUTTE GARDEN is the television concert premiere of a musical group on a meteoric rise. YouTube sensation ThePianoGuys, featuring Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano, offer new songs and fan favorites — all showcasing the “wow factor” that sets their performances apart.

"ThePianoGuys: Live From Red Butte Garden" airs on Thursday, March 14th at 9:00 p.m.

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Arts
2:17 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

"Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino" on Great Performances airs on Friday, March 15th at 8:30 pm

International superstar Andrea Bocelli delightS fans with a new concert of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, filmed in the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy.

International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to GREAT PERFORMANCES once again to delight fans with a new concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, this time from the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as music director and at the keyboard, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti to perform a select collection of the world’s most famous love songs.

"Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portifino" on Great Performances can be seen on Friday, March 15th at 8:30 p.m.

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