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Calling out catcallers
Women are speaking out about harassment they experienced with the hope that they'll make streets safer for everyone.
October 5th, 2012
06:30 PM ET

Calling out catcallers

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

(CNN) – Brittney Gilbert takes the bus most everyday in San Francisco.  It's not her favorite, but she doesn't have a car or a bike.

On the bus, she's learned to ignore unwanted attention, even harassment.

A few weeks ago Gilbert tried her best to ignore a man who she says was trying to talk to her.

And then something awful happened.

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CNN Radio News Day: October 5, 2012
Job seekers line up to attend a career fair on August 15, 2012 in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
October 5th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 5, 2012

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted  Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • One month before Americans go to the polls the jobless rate drops to 7.8 percent. Government numbers show employers added 114,000 jobs in September.  The report also says job numbers for July and August turned out much better than previously reported. That's providing a boost to President Obama's campaign. But Moyra Bidner, one of the 14.7 percent of Americans who are underemployed, is annoyed by all the campaign rhetoric:

[2:46] “I'm actually tired of the pundits telling me what to think and what's going on with the numbers." FULL POST

Store clerks say 'hang up the phone'
Customers consistently ignore this sign at a store in Atlanta and clerks are reluctant to enforce it.
October 5th, 2012
01:57 PM ET

Store clerks say 'hang up the phone'

By Susanna Capelouto, CNN

Editor's note: This story is part of the CNN series, "Our Mobile Society," about how smartphones and tablets have changed the way we live. Listen to the complete story in the audio player above.

(CNN) – Have you ever wondered what the clerk behind the register really thinks when you talk on your cell phone while trying to pay?

[:23] “I've had someone holding up the line because I kept trying to tell them what to do on the credit card prompt machine and they kept canceling their transaction. and we do it 3 times and the line keeps getting longer,” says Ya’Al who works at a pharmacy in Atlanta.

She says when people prefer to talk on the phone rather than interact with her, it makes her feel ignored as a person.

She’s tempted to say something, but customer service always trumps her feelings.

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Helping kids cross the digital divide
Students at the Island School on Manhattan's Lower East Side go from being digital consumers to content creators at the middle school's tech café.
October 5th, 2012
10:27 AM ET

Helping kids cross the digital divide

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

Editor's note: This story is part of the CNN series, "Our Mobile Society," about how smartphones and tablets have changed the way we live. Listen to the complete story in the audio player above.

(CNN) – Middle school students at the tech café inside the Island School on New York’s Lower East Side have their laptops open.

They’re working on their next blog posts about current social issues under the guidance of their teacher, Lou Lahana.

He’s on a mission to help these kids go from being consumers of digital products to being content creators – to end ‘digital inequality.’

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CNN Profiles: The baseball manager who couldn't smile
Manager Tony La Russa during Game Three of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers on October 22, 2011.
October 5th, 2012
10:21 AM ET

CNN Profiles: The baseball manager who couldn't smile

By Michael Schulder, CNN

Follow on Twitter: @schuldercnn

(CNN) - Why doesn’t a winner smile. That’s the first thing we wanted to know when we spoke with the third winningest manager in baseball history, Tony La Russa. We tried to find a picture of him smiling during all those winning years and couldn’t. He’ll tell us why in this edition of CNN Profiles.

La Russa will also help us baseball novices understand the game better – especially the part of the game that even diehard fans dismiss as boring. That time between pitches when it seems nothing’s going on. Wait until you hear what’s going on between pitches with something as simple as a man on first and a big game on the line.

And then there’s that space between the player’s ears. The psychology of the game. The resilience required when losing and striking out is such a regular part of the game.

La Russa retired last year after he led his St. Louis Cardinals, who barely made the playoffs, all the way to a World Series championship. He walks us through the huge load of information managers and coaches and players have to process to make the most of every single play.

And we ask him – of all the players on the field – who has to be the smartest of them all?

Listen to Tony La Russa, author of the new book "One Last Strike," and you’ll have an edge understanding what you and your friends are watching as we head to the 2012 World Series.

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