The Two-Way
9:12 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Some Combat Dogs Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Too

A U.S. Army soldier with the 10th Special Forces Group and his military working dog jump off the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during water training over the Gulf of Mexico as part of exercise Emerald Warrior 2011 on March 1, 2011.
Tech Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez defense.gov

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 2:17 pm

Dogs who have served alongside U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan now typically go on to live with their handlers in the civilian world after their service days are over, as All Things Considered reported in August.

That's a change from the past, when many combat dogs were euthanized once they were done working with the military.

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The Picture Show
7:53 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Russia By Rail: Setting Off From Moscow

Sergei Tarkhov, a geology professor and Trans-Siberian veteran, stands near the zero kilometer mark at Yaroslavsky Rail Station in Moscow.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:13 am

Seven time zones, nearly 6,000 miles, and a lot of tea and borscht. That only begins to describe the long journey by David Greene, NPR's Moscow correspondent. He's been in Russia for just over two years and for his last reporting trip, he's riding the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Moscow to Vladivostok.

While crossing the world's largest country and bridging two continents, he'll make stops to capture the mood and the culture of Russia at an important milestone, two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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The Two-Way
7:34 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.6 Percent; 120,000 Jobs Added

A job fair in San Francisco last month.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 10:46 am

The nation's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November from 9 percent in October as payrolls went up by 120,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.

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The Two-Way
7:00 am
Fri December 2, 2011

'Freakishly Powerful Winds' To Ease In Southern California, Utah

Toppled trees in the Highland Park section of Los Angeles did some heavy damage to vehicles parked along a street.
Mike Meadows AP

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 7:01 am

The worst is over in Utah, where winds that topped 100 mph Thursday toppled trucks trees and power lines.

And things should be calmer in Southern California too, where "freakishly powerful winds" on Thursday stunned people and left behind shredded rooftops and "yards littered with downed trees," as the Los Angeles Times says.

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The Two-Way
6:30 am
Fri December 2, 2011

U.S. Officials Say Pakistan Gave Go-Ahead For Airstrikes

The airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers have sparked protests. In Peshawar, Pakistan, on Thursday students shouted anti-U.S. slogans.
A. Majeed AFP/Getty Images

"Pakistani officials at a border coordination center gave the go-ahead to American airstrikes that inadvertently killed 24 Pakistan troops, unaware that their own forces were in the area, according to U.S. officials briefed on the preliminary investigation," The Wall Street Journal reports this morning.

A Pakistani official quoted by Reuters says that's not true.

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WWNO News Features
5:55 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Unique Food Options Pop Up in Unlikely Places

Notes from New Orleans
5:32 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Cultivating Cental City

Gardener Earl Antwine.

New Orleans, LA – This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with two heroes of Central City and the bountiful garden they have created inside one of the gritter parts of our town.

To read a related article, visit Nolavie.com.

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WWNO News Features
12:49 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

NOMA's Director Celebrates First Anniversary

New Orleans, LA – As the New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates its 100th anniversary its new director, Susan Taylor, celebrates her one year anniversary at the helm following long-time director, John Bullard. WWNO's Paul Maassen recently spoke with Taylor about her first year at NOMA and her plans for the future.

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All Things N. O.
12:28 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

All Things N.O. 12-1-11

New Orleans, LA – Eve Abrams examines pop-up restaurants, Sharon Litwin profiles the workers behind a charitable garden in Central City, and the new director of NOMA discusses her first year as its leader.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Where Y'Eat
12:09 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Unpeeling the Season with Satsumas

Louisiana's small but distinctive citrus harvest comes in many varieties.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
If you find yourself at a festival this weekend that features an orange peeling contest one day and a shrimp peeling contest the next, you know you must be in Plaquemines Parish. Specifically, that would be the Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival, where locals gather to party and to celebrate the harvests of this exceptionally productive parish.

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