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CNN Radio News Day: February 22, 2013
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February 22nd, 2013
04:44 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: February 22, 2013

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.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Italians head to the polls this week to select a new government. The nation, like much of the rest of the eurozone, faces tough political and economic choices. In fact, the European Union now says they says they will face recession the entirety of 2013. CNN Anchor and International Correspondent Jonathan Mann has been following the situation:

"They are pulling that money out of their own economies to give that money to the banks, that's going to take longer and be harder than anyone really hoped. "

  • Americans have heard a lot of negative things about the across-the-board federal spending cuts set to go into effect March 1st. Today Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood warned airline flights to major cities could experience major delays that could ripple across the country.  But Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has a different take:

“This is not enough cuts. If we get rid of this [sequester] it shows that we are really not serious about our debt crisis."

  • It’s considered the toughest gig in show business: hosting the Oscars.  And this Sunday night’s Academy Awards will feature a new emcee. CNN’s Jim Roope gives us a meet-and-greet with this year’s hopeful host, Seth McFarland of 'Family Guy' fame. Many believe McFarland is a risky choice, but Oscar co-producer Neil Maron says he's not concerned:

""No, there's no oversized red button. Because Seth is Seth and we love him and we welcome his brand."

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  1. Marily Hess

    jWith all this talk of cutting back medicare and military stuff, I think the biggest thing we could do is have the President on down in both theSenate and House take a pay cut. A big one and come down to earth as to what the average person is doing. This is sounding more like Socialism very day. The big get bigger and the little guy goes down the drain. To me that is a no brainer for saving money. Harry Truman drove him in his own car all the way is his house. Obama wouldn't have to drive that far.

    February 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
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