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CNN Radio News Day: April 30, 2013
Bangladeshi property tycoon Sohel Rana (C), wearing police-issue body armour and helmet, is escorted for his appearance in court following the collapse last week of the garment factory complex he owned.
April 30th, 2013
05:06 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 30, 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.

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's some of the stories we are covering in today's show:

  • Cabinet Ministers in Bangladesh have ordered the inspection of every garment factory to look for health and security violations. Last Wednesday an eight-story building collapsed trapping thousands of people in the rubble. More than 400 are confirmed dead and as many as 1,000 may still be missing. Oxfam's Campaigns Director Ben Phillips says consumers can do a lot to help bring an end to tragic situations like this:

"It's about using your voice. It's about letting people know that you're a customer that loves clothes and hates injustice." FULL POST

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CNN Radio News Day: April 29, 2013
Victims of the Buchenwald concentration camp, liberated by the American troops of the 80th Division. Amongst them is Elie Wiesel (7th from the left on the middle bunk next to the vertical post) who went on to become an internationally famous writer, academic & winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace. Elie Wiesel speaks during the 20th anniversary National Tribute at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum April 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Museum was hosting a two-day tribute event to honor Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans to mark its 20th anniversary.
April 29th, 2013
04:45 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 29, 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.

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.

  • Just two weeks ago Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was partying with friends in his dorm room on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Now the 19-year-old surviving suspect of the Boston marathon bombing is all by himself- in a 10 foot by 10 foot cell with a steel door, a slot for food and an observation window so that his every move can be watched.Solitary confinement may be essential for a prisoner like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a prisoner who needs to be kept in isolation for his own safety. Dzhokhar is far from the only teenager enduring a solitary existence behind bars. CNN opinion writer John Sutter says the United States leads the world in solitary confinement, and minors are no exception. He wrote an article for CNN.com called "No kid should be in solitary confinement.":

"There was a report by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch that looked at solitary confinement of minors across the country and found dozens of cases..."

  • Sixty-eight years ago today, April 29, 1945, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the allied powers. That same day, Dachau, one of the last German concentration camps still operating, was liberated. Twenty years ago this week, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington opened its doors. At those doors are the visionary words of a man named Elie Wiesel:

"I wrote then one sentence and now my words are here, engraved in stone, at the entrance to this edifice. And, those words are 'for the dead and the living, we must bear witness' "

  • Bright pastel bowties and cumberbunds matching bright pastel dresses: teenagers all gussied up for the quintessential evening of the high school experience- prom. For the kids of Wilcox County High School in Georgia,  this year wasn't just about dancing and dating, it was about something bigger. CNN's education blog – Schools of Thought's  Jamie Gumbrecht introduced us to the four girls trying to throw the school's first integrated prom.  Prom has been a segregated affair for black and white students at the high school for the past 40 years.  Jamie went to prom this weekend, and she's come back with the story of a small town on the brink of change:

“There was one moment when they played a slower song and some people were kind of joke dancing, but over in the corner it started with two people holding hands, and then two more people joined and then a few more people joined. And by the end of the song everybody was in a giant ring around the room just holding hands and swaying to the music. It was hard to tell if it was planned, but it was really sweet to witness."

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CNN Profiles: Faith in the messenger
Elie Wiesel claps as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Holocaust Museum April 23, 2012 in Washington, DC.
April 29th, 2013
12:21 PM ET

CNN Profiles: Faith in the messenger

Hosted by Michael Schulder

Follow Michael at: www.wavemaker.me

Editor's Note: Today marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. It was Elie Wiesel’s idea to make this an institution of learning rather than a simple memorial. Michael Schulder, host of the CNN Profiles, sat down with Professor Wiesel to talk about a range of issues, including how a sense of humor survives in so many survivors. This story, though, is about faith.

Listen to the full interview in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) - “They called him Moishe the Beadle, as if his entire life he had never had a surname.”

This is the opening line of the most widely read memoir of the Holocaust, "Night," by Elie Wiesel.

I had the opportunity to ask Professor Wiesel about Moishe the Beadle the other day when we sat down for an in-depth CNN Profile, which you can listen to here. FULL POST

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CNN Radio Music Notes: Country's last hero
Season 2 winner of FOX's The X-Factor, Tate Stevens released his self-titled major label album on April 23, 2013.
April 28th, 2013
06:35 AM ET

CNN Radio Music Notes: Country's last hero

By Gavin Godfrey, CNN

Editor's Note:  Welcome to CNN Radio Music Notes – your backstage pass to all things music!  From intimate conversations with headliners to the latest scoop on your favorite Indie band, hang out with us to find out what's happening in the world of music.

 Listen to the full story in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) – For a long time, Tate Stevens enjoyed the life of an Average Joe with a golden voice. All of that changed when Tate became the winner of FOX's "The X-Factor" Season 2.

Tate sat down with CNN Radio Music Notes to talk about his backstory, the process of recording his self-titled album on Syco/RCA Nashville and his thoughts on the current state of country music. FULL POST

CNN Radio News Day: April 26, 2013
Country musician George Jones playing his acoustic guitar, circa 1975. (Photo by Gems/Redferns)
April 26th, 2013
04:52 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 26, 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.

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.

  • The leaders of the United States and Jordan met today in Washington. President Obama and King Abdullah had plenty to talk about, including the latest U.S. assessment that chemical weapons are being used on a 'small scale' in Syria – Jordan's neighbor to the north. Now everyone wants to know – is this indeed the game-changer for the U.S., its ally Jordan, and other countries? President Obama addressed that today:

"For the Syrian government to utilize chemical weapons on its people, crosses a line that will change my calculus and how the United States approaches these issues." FULL POST

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