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Rundown for October 23, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Maryland Health Exchange Has A Slow Start

Compared to other states, relatively few people have signed up for health insurance through Maryland’s health exchange. Many say Maryland’s identity verification system is to blame.

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Playgrounds For Newtown Victims Built In Sandy-Struck Towns

New Jersey firefighter Capt. Bill Lavin is building 26 playgrounds for each of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in communities hit hard by superstorm Sandy.

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Answering Some Affordable Care Act Questions

More questions keep coming in about the Affordable Care Act. Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News joins us to sort through some of the questions we’ve received.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Italian, Austrian Police Increase Checks On Migrants

Many migrants are trying to make their way to a new life in the U.K. or Germany or Scandinavia. A pinch point has formed at the Brenner Pass, the Alpine border between Austria and Italy.

12:40 PM EDT 2 Comments

Pakistani Prime Minister, Obama To Meet

No breakthroughs are expected today as Pakistan’s new prime minister and President Obama sit down for the first time. U.S. drone policy one of the issues complicating the relationship.

12:50 PM EDT 5 Comments

Have Pumpkin Products Jumped The Shark?

Gone are the days when changing leaves, Halloween and actual pumpkins announced the arrival of fall. Now pumpkin spice seems to be leading the charge. But is there any pumpkin in these treats?

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Begins

The trial to determine whether Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy begins today. Many of the city’s creditors oppose the bankruptcy, while others argue that there’s no other option.

1:10 PM EDT Comment

As Some Families Leave Detroit, Others Move In

It’s no secret that Detroit is much smaller than it used to be. People are still leaving the city overall, but that rate is slowing as some people discover new reasons to move in.

1:15 PM EDT Comment

Early Cold And Snow Not Predictors For Winter

Chicago saw a dusting of snow yesterday and that weather system is moving east. Meteorologist Brian Hurley says early cold is not a strong prediction of things to come.

1:20 PM EDT Comment

Former Kenyan PM: Please Lift Travel Advisories

Tourism, a key industry for Kenya, has declined sharply since the September attack on a high-end mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga joins us.

1:35 PM EDT 2 Comments

Spain's Economy Grows, Exits Recession

Spain’s economy grew 0.1 percent in the third quarter, after nine consecutive quarters of shrinking. However, the unemployment rate remains near 26 percent.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

College Board: Public College Tuition Increases Slowing Down

A new report by the College Board shows that the growth rate of tuition and fees is slowing down. Average in-state tuition and fees rose 2.9 percent this year — the smallest rise in 38 years.

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In Game 1 Of The World Series, ‘The Heat Is On’

Cardinals fans have adopted the 1985 Glenn Frey hit “The Heat is On” as their own. We take a quick listen to the remix made especially to honor the Cardinals back in the 1980s.

1:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

The New Myspace Hopes To Be Home For Creative Community

The new owners of Myspace think their strategy will turn the ailing site around. Once a pioneer of social networking, Myspace has had a rough few years since its heyday in the early 2000s.

1:55 PM EDT 63 Comments

Meet The New Voice Of NPR Underwriting

Big news for NPR junkies: The new voice of NPR funding credits was announced today. Starting next month, you’ll be hearing New York City native Sabrina Farhi on the air.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.