Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about a segment on a female boxer in Flint, Michigan.
There was a political scramble in Maine after Tuesday's surprise retirement announcement from Olympia Snowe, one of the state's two Republican senators.
Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 6:34 pm
AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:
Now, to the other big story of the day: it's Leap Day, February 29th. The odds of a birthday today: one in 1461.
ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:
Leaplings, as they're called, and include motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
TONY ROBBINS: What is it that's shaping that person's ability to contribute?
CORNISH: American rapper and actor Ja Rule.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I'M REAL")
JA RULE: (Rapping) I've been thinking about this relationship. And I want to know is this as good it gets 'cause...
No one ever said economic forecasting was easy:
On the last day of February 2007, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that "the fundamentals are very strong" for the U.S. economy.
And about those problems starting to show up in the housing market? "We don't see it as being a broad financial concern or a major factor in assessing the course of the economy," he said back then.
Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 2:18 pm
Mitt Romney's campaign isn't about to stop citing Rick Santorum's robocalls to Michigan Democrats, as the former Massachusetts governor continues to try to stoke a backlash against his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination.
That's it. They win. He's giving up his privacy.
Trying to maintain privacy in contemporary America is just too time consuming, too complicated, too exhausting. He can't tell the good guys from the bad guys anymore. He doesn't know whom to trust.
Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 1:08 pm
Davy Jones, who thrilled many a young girl's heart back in the '60s as a member of the Monkees, has died.
TMZ broke the news. It reports being told by the medical examiner's office in Martin County, Fla., of the 66-year-old singer's death. The English-born Jones apparently lived in that part of Florida.
Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 5:28 pm
The Boston Globe reports this morning that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was baptized posthumously in a Mormon temple in Idaho last year.
Pearl was Jewish and was captured and killed by terrorists while reporting in Pakistan in 2002.
Reuters and The Associated Press are reporting that Egyptian authorities have decided that seven Americans who it has accused of engaging in illegal "political activity" may now leave the country.
Two controversial studies on bird flu will once again be reviewed by an expert committee that advises the government on what to do with biological research that could pose potential dangers.
The move is just the latest development in a fierce ongoing debate about genetically altered flu viruses created in laboratories at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.