Deceptive Cadence
4:34 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music

Stride piano pioneer James P. Johnson had dreams of becoming a successful symphonic composer.
William Gottlieb

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 4:13 pm

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The Two-Way
4:30 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Questions Arise About Veracity Of Iranian Space Monkey

The monkey Iranian authorities said was sent to space.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 5:21 pm

Earlier this week, we told you that Iran was claiming a "major achievement." State media reported the country had sent a monkey into space.

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The Salt
4:25 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Where's The Beef? Burger King Finds Horsemeat In Its U.K. Patties

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 7:21 pm

Burger King has acknowledged this week that some of its burgers in Britain and Ireland included horsemeat, the latest development in an ongoing scandal.

Horsemeat actually contains just as much protein and far less fat than beef, according to nutritionists.

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The Two-Way
4:21 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Reports: Secret Service Director Will Retire After 30 Years Of Service

Mark Sullivan, Director of the United States Secret Service, at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee in May of 2012.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan will retire after 30 years in service, The Associated Press and other news outlets are reporting.

Sullivan is retiring after a tough year for the agency. If you remember, 11 of its agents were involved in a prostitution scandal in Colombia.

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NPR Story
4:10 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Week In Politics: Jobs Numbers, Hagel's Confirmation Hearing

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 6:17 pm



And at week's end, we say hello once again to our Friday political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times. Welcome back to you both.

DAVID BROOKS: Good to be here.

E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you.

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Gloria J. Gibson was named executive vice president and provost at the University of Northern Iowa effective July 1, 2009. Gibson was formerly the dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and professor in the Department of English, Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Arkansas State University. She also held faculty rank at Indiana University and served in several administrative positions.

Provost Gibson earned her doctorate in folklore, with an ethnomusicology concentration from Indiana University. She also has Ph.D. minors in Afro-American studies and African studies. She holds an M.A. and B.A. in music education from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Ill.

Steve Firman is the Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacy Marketing Group, Inc., a national marketing and distribution company that works with state pharmacy associations and President of FPCI, an administrative management, government relations and pharmacy consulting firm.

Firman also serves as Director of Government Relations for the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber and Administrator for the Cedar Valley Coalition. In these roles, he tells the stories of the Cedar Valley, especially its business interests, to the Iowa Legislature and the U.S. Congress. In the past, he was an executive and lobbyist for the Iowa Pharmacy Association.

Doug is a confirmed but transplanted Midwesterner, born in Chicago and raised in a suburb of the city.  He pursued his BS degree at Michigan State University (1968) and his MS degree at the University of Oklahoma (1970).  He completed his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 1984.  Hobbies include travel (thrilled to have been fortunate enough to have set foot on all seven continents, all but one several times), being a film buff and civic service.  He also enjoys vacationing at the family’s place on Lake Michigan in the former art colony and charming beach community of Saugatuck, Michigan.

Shots - Health News
3:44 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Novartis Recalls Triaminic And Theraflu Cough Syrups

Triaminic syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief syrups have been recalled by manufacturer Novartis.
Courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Consumer Products Safety Commission says that "child-resistant" caps on some bottles of cough and flu syrup aren't as sturdy as advertised.

That's a problem, because products implicated in the agency's latest recall announcement — Triaminic and Theraflu syrups and "warming liquids" — contain acetaminophen and diphenhydramine.

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Barney Sherman joined Iowa Public Radio member station KSUI in fall 2001 as Classical music host. In his role with Iowa Public Radio, Barney hosts weekday afternoon Classical programs. He has written about music in books for Oxford and Cambridge university presses and in articles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Early Music, and many other publications.