2 Languages, Many Voices: Latinos In The U.S.
11:01 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

From Ricky Ricardo To Dora: Latinos On Television

Think Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy, Freddie Prinze on Chico And The Man, Sofia Vergara on Modern Family. While Spanish has long had a recurring bit role on English-language television, it has slowly but surely become an integral part of the American soundtrack. Here's a look at a few highlights from the past six decades.

Economy
11:01 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Recession Nips At The Heels Of A Slow-Poke Recovery

Originally published on Fri January 6, 2012 6:05 pm

The Labor Department announced last week that the U.S. economy grew by just 103,000 jobs in September. A number like that isn't even enough to keep up with population growth. The fact that the report was widely greeted as positive news suggests just how low expectations have sunk this year.

Since January, the U.S. economy has been hit by a series of external shocks that brought a modest recovery nearly to a halt. The slowdown, however, may have been under way even before the shocks took place.

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Law
11:01 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Thomas Confirmation Hearings Had Ripple Effect

Clarence Thomas took his oath of office on Oct. 23, 1991.

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Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:20 am

Twenty years ago Tuesday, the nation was spellbound by a political and sexual drama that played out before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Following an NPR report, the committee was forced to hold a second round of confirmation hearings to examine allegations it had previously ignored about Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

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2 Languages, Many Voices: Latinos In The U.S.
11:01 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

The Subtleties Of Marketing Beer To Latinos

Heineken USA

Originally published on Fri January 6, 2012 6:05 pm

Any industry looking for major growth in the U.S. market can't ignore Latinos, who make up 16 percent of the U.S. population. As the Latino population grows, beer marketers are trying more nuanced ways of influencing this key segment.

"They love beer," says Jim Sabia, chief marketing officer for Crown Imports, which distributes Mexican beers including Corona and Modelo. "Hispanics are 19 percent more likely to purchase beer than the rest of U.S. consumers." On top of that, Hispanics will make up a large portion of the legal drinking-age population in the future.

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Author Interviews
11:01 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Deen Does 'Southern' Fare ... With A Stick Of Butter

Paula Deen is the host of the Food Network's Paula's Home Cooking and Paula's Best Dishes. She tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that while her recipes are known for their bacon and butter, she and her family don't indulge in them every day.

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Food Network star Paula Deen loves seasoning, bacon and, of course, a bit of butter.

She also loves Southern cooking, which why her latest cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, explores the regional variations of Southern food.

Deen tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that she first discovered some of those variations in her home state of Georgia.

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Africa
11:01 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Peace Prize Winner Seeks Re-Election In Liberia

Liberians go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new president and lawmakers in the second key elections since the end of the civil war in 2003. The incumbent leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — Africa's first democratically elected female president — was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, but her opponents say she deserves neither the award nor re-election.

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Arts
10:29 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

This Year's Halloween Costumes?

So I don't know about you guys, but I'm super excited for Halloween :]

It's a great holiday for me, as it involves 2 of my favorite things: playing dress up, and candy. However, I seem to be the only one here at Lions After Dark who is prepared for the festivities, as Gaby and David do not even have a costume picked out yet. My friends and I will be going to Thrillvania as a group of Mario characters (I'll be Peach).

Maybe Gaby & David will get some ideas on the show tonight when we look at this year's most popular costumes.

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Blog
10:03 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Lions After Dark: Get the connection!

Career development's Tina Boitnott was great on the radio tonight! Definitively lot's of events to look forward to from Career Development! Here's the full list of Career Development events online.  http://web.tamu-commerce.edu/studentLife/campusServices/careerDevelopment/calendarOfEvents.aspx

Students! Career Development is here for you, take advantage of their free services on campus!!!!

 

 

Accident
5:26 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

One injured in minor bike wreck

COMMERCE - University Police at A&M-Commerce say that an apparent pedestrian-only accident involving a male on a bicycle was the result of the victim having a seizure.

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All Tech Considered
2:28 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Wis. Business Hopes To Help Break The CD Habit

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Murfie is "sort of like eBay or swap.com combined with iTunes or an Amazon music locker," says co-founder Preston Austin.

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Carter Hooper had a problem. The 51-year-old from New Orleans had spent years lugging around his collection of 900 CDs.

"Those things survived Katrina, actually. I was in Katrina; I was in Biloxi, Miss., in a building that almost got blown away, but I had stacked those precious things up in the closet," Hooper says.

Then, Hooper discovered Murfie, a business in Madison, Wis., where he could ship all of his CDs for free, and still retain ownership of them.

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