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CNN Radio News Day: May 9, 2013
Balloons and presents sit outside the home of kidnap victim Amanda Berry today in Cleveland, Ohio.
May 9th, 2013
04:26 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 9, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:

  • Accused kidnapper Ariel Castro made his first appearance in a Cleveland, Ohio courtroom this morning. He's charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape, for allegedly holding three women captive for a decade. CNN veteran reporter Gary Tuchman was inside that courtroom and says even he was shocked and surprised by some of the details he heard:

"People ask us all the time, you know we cover these horrible stories for years and years all of us, and they say 'You must get used to it.' And my response is: 'I never get used to it.' We're just amazed, and astounded and disgusted when we hear details of these cases, all very tragic and sad."

  • There are 166 detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. One hundred of them are on a hunger strike. You might remember the first major hunger strike began at Gitmo eight years ago when 200 detainees stopped eating. One of them, Binyam Mohamed, said what he and the others were doing was following the path of Bobby Sands. Sands, a member of the Irish Republican Army, starved himself to death at Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in 1981. Afterwards, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher showed little sympathy:

"They've turned their violence against themselves – through the prison hunger strike. They seek to work on the most basic of human emotions – pity – as a  means of creating tension and stoking the fires of hatred and tension."

  • YouTube is the place to go to watch video clips – for free – online. But several reports indicate the largest video website in the world may soon start charging customers for some original content on the more popular channels. Tom Webster is vice president of strategy and marketing for Edison Research:

“There are some original content producers on YouTube that are just, you know, not affiliated with any kind of network or production studio, they're just people with cameras that literally have one or two million subscribers to their channels. So, from the get-go, some of this move is certainly to provide more revenue for those people so that they don't jump ship and get tempted by other offers.”

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