The Record
3:31 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

And Then There Were Three: Universal Will Buy EMI

Originally published on Fri November 11, 2011 4:29 pm

The home of The Beatles is being remodeled — drastically.

EMI, until now one of the four remaining major labels, is being broken up and sold off by the megabank Citigroup. After an auction that took almost nine months, French media company Vivendi, which owns Universal Music Group, will buy EMI's recorded music division and Sony Corp. will pick up the publishing arm.

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The Salt
3:30 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Farmed Tilapia, With A Dash Of Antibiotic

A vendor at a fish market in Hong Kong.
SAMANTHA SIN AFP/Getty Images

Half of the world's seafood is raised on farms, and some of those fish are bound to get sick at some point. So fish farmers, just like animal farmers, are keen on dumping antibiotics — sometimes in huge quantities — in those fish pens to keep the population safe.

A discerning eater might want to know if the shrimp that hits the plate is laced with drug residues, given that some can cause antibiotic resistance and cancer. But a new study says there's no way to find out, given the sketchy state of seafood import monitoring.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.

'Radio Diaries'
2:55 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

The Bonus Army: How A Protest Led To The GI BIll

On July 28, officials sent in the Washington police to evict the marchers. The action was peaceful until someone threw a brick, the police reacted with force, and two bonus marchers were shot. The situation quickly spiraled out of control.
The National Archives

Occupy Wall Street protests have sprung up in cities across the U.S. — and around the world. The common denominator between them is protesters' commitment to stay and camp out. They've pitched tents and built large, impromptu communities.

It's a form of protest that echoes throughout American history.

In 1932, another group of protesters set up encampments and vowed to stay until their voices were heard.

The Bonus Army

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The Two-Way
2:53 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

The Story Of A Guy And His Pet Buffalo

Jim Sautner and his pet buffalo Bailey Jr.
Stony Plain Reporter Spruce Grove Examiner

Imagine a guy and his buffalo walk into a bar... no, no, really, this happens on a fairly regular basis in Spruce Grove, a small town in Alberta, Canada, where Jim Sautner and his three-year-old, 1,800-pound buffalo hit the town in Sautner's specially modified red Pontiac Parisienne.

When he's not driving, Bailey Jr., as the bison is called, even kicks back with a beer.

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Shots - Health Blog
2:36 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

This Is A Spinal Tap

The fictitious band from This Is Spinal Tap performs live at CBGB's in New York in 1984. Nigel Tufnel, the guitarist played by Christopher Guest, favored amplifiers whose volume could be cranked up to 11.
Ebet Roberts Getty Images

Today is special.

For devotees of the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap, 11/11/11 is the day to honor the genius of Nigel Tufnel. The guitarist played by Christopher Guest rocked the world with amplifiers that "go to 11."

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Shots - Health Blog
2:30 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Now Children Need Cholesterol Tests, Too

Next: "Test Me?"
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Children today are growing up fast — so fast that they're now being told to have their cholesterol tested before they hit puberty.

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NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk.

In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies, including transportation and homeland security.

With more than 30 years of experience at NPR, Naylor has served as National Desk correspondent, White House correspondent, congressional correspondent, foreign correspondent and newscaster during All Things Considered. He has filled in as host on many NPR programs, including Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and Talk of the Nation.

The Two-Way
2:00 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

No Firings At SEC For Missing Madoff's Massive Ponzi Scheme

Seven employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission have been disciplined, but no one has been fired, after investigations into how the agency failed to stop Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme despite repeated warnings that he was stealing billions of dollars from investors, The Washington Post reports.

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Newt Gingrich
1:57 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

For Gingrich, A Slow And Steady Climb To The Top

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (left) and PBS Nightly Business Report co-anchor and managing editor Tom Hudson during a Nov. 1 forum on manufacturing at Vermeer Manufacturing in Pella, Iowa.
Steve Pope Getty Images

As the Republican presidential candidates prepare for another debate, this one Saturday night in South Carolina, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been campaigning in New Hampshire.

He opened up his state headquarters Friday, buoyed by some recent polls that show his support increasing among Republican voters. A new CBS poll has him tied for second place with Mitt Romney, behind Herman Cain.

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