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CNN Radio News Day: June 24, 2013
US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was to fly out of Russia today on flight SU 150 to Havana from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.
June 24th, 2013
04:37 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 24, 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) – Today's show goes in-depth on a key SCOTUS decision, the health of a civil rights icon, and the search for an NSA leaker the U.S. wants to find:

  • SCOTUS reveals

The Supreme Court handed-down a decision on affirmative action – kind of. A Texas case involving the use of race-conscious school admission policies got thrown back to the lower courts for further review. CNN's Lisa Dejardins breaks it down and tells us what this all means.

  • Mandela vigil

The condition of former South African president Nelson Mandela worsened over the weekend. The government announced that the 94-year-old civil rights icon's condition was downgraded to critical. Mandela's daughter talks to CNN about how the family is holding-up, and why they're uncomfortable with the media attention.

  • Snowden flight

Edward Snowden is apparently on the move. Russian officials confirmed the NSA leaker had flown to Moscow from Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Ecuadorian officials say Snowden is pleading for asylum from its country to avoid a "life of inhumane treatment, even death, if he's returned to the U.S." CNN's Barbara Hall unravels a story getting more complex by the day.

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CNN Radio News Day: June 21, 2013
A demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets as anti riot police officers charge after clashes erupted during a protest against corruption and price hikes, on June 20, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro.
June 21st, 2013
04:58 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 21, 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) – It's been a day of waiting, unrest, and champions. In today's show, you'll find:

  • SCOTUS rising

Next week will be a big one for the Supreme Court. Decisions both large and small will be handed down. CNN's Steve Kastenbaum has a preview of what should be an important week.

  • Big protests in Brazil

It started when Brazil's government raised bus fares by nine cents. Chaos ensued and continues to. We'll tell you why.

  • How to watch hockey, a user's guide

During one of the most exciting Stanley Cup finals ever, we're devoting this week's CNN Profile to better understanding hockey with the game's premier historian, Stanley Fischler.

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CNN Radio News Day: June 20, 2013
Qatari Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Ali bin Fahd al-Hajri (C) cuts the ribbon alongside a member of the Taliban's office Jan Mohammad Madani (L) at the opening ceremony of the new Taliban political office in Doha.
June 20th, 2013
04:37 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 20, 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) – This Thursday was a day of deal making, on scales both large on small. Here's what we have for you in today's News Day:

  • Immigration deal shaping up

Sources tell CNN that a bipartisan group of U.S. senators is proposing tougher border security measures - including doubling the current 21,000-agent border patrol - as part of a deal to get more Republican support for an immigration reform bill. CNN's Lisa Desjardins explains the latest.

  • Black and gay and in Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly's black caucus may prove to be the deciding bloc of votes in deciding same-sex marriage in Illinois. The caucus is facing pressure from black religious leaders on both sides of the issue – exposing the rift inside the black community over whether same-sex marriage rights are equal to civil rights. CNN’s Nova Safo reports.

  • Day of the condors

What do you do when you are overrun by an endangered species?​ ​About 80 miles north of LA in Tehachapi, CA, there is a gated community called Bear Valley Springs, and it's under siege by condors. The residents can do very little to chase them away but these big birds are wreaking havoc; tearing up shingle roofs, damaging air conditions, not to mention the big drops of condor scat. What are fish and wildlife officials doing it? CNN's Jim Roope has the story.

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CNN Radio News Day: June 19, 2013
Jim Griffin, dressed as Capt. America, holds a large American flag while participating in a Tea Party rally at the U.S. Capitol, today in Washington, DC.
June 19th, 2013
04:40 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 19, 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) – Today was a day of erupting emotions, whistle blowers in the cross hairs and tributes to a freedom fighter. Here's what's waiting for you in today's News Day:

  • Heat on the Hill over immigration

In the space of 24 hours, the debate over immigration reform in the U.S. is approaching the boiling point. Leaders of both the House and the Senate are positioning for a fight and a new report from the Congressional Budget Office spells out what effects immigration reform might have on unemployment and the economy. CNN's Lisa Desjardins goes beyond the numbers to help explain to us what it means.

  • Government whistle-blower says he's now a target

Jeff Black, a former Federal Air Marshal spoke out against the Federal Air Marshal service and the Department of Homeland Security before Congress and in a documentary. But, he tells CNN's Drew Griffin that doing what he thought was right put him in the cross hairs of the IRS and Black believes it was no coincidence.

  • Honors for an original freedom fighter

Abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, widely considered to be the father of the civil rights movement, was honored today. Congress held a ceremony to dedicate a statue of Douglass. It's a gift from the District of Columbia and its more than 600,000 residents. Each state has two such famous figures in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, but this was the first opportunity for D.C. to have one of its own in the hall.

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CNN Radio News Day: June 18, 2013
circa 1960: American labor leader Jimmy Hoffa (1913 - c.1975). FBI agents search a field outside Detroit today for the remains of the former Teamster's union president.
June 18th, 2013
04:27 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 18, 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) – Today was a day of secrets revealed and secrets searched for. Here's what's waiting for you in today's News Day:

  • The NSA gives us a peek

We got a look under the nation's cloak of secrecy today. General Keith Alexander, head of the recently much-talked-about National Security Agency, appeared before a House committee today to answer questions about its surveillance programs . He didn't give up the whole hog, but he did serve up some bacon. Alexander said that more than 50 terror plots were thwarted by electronic surveillance.

  • Diplomatic trafficking in focus

It's a story that has had too many chapters. Today, we look at the world of diplomats who bring domestic workers to the US, and then treat them like slaves. CNN's Libby Lewis goes inside the world of diplomatic trafficking and meets one of the women who was held against her will.

  • Jimmy Hoffa is more difficult to find than Jimmy Hoffa

It's been a bad 38 years to be a field in Michigan. In 1975, former Teamsters kingpin Jimmy Hoffa disappeared outside a Detroit-area diner, kicking off an extremely persistent search. It seems that every year or two a new tip surfaces, causing investigators to dig up this field or under that barn. Now, a new "highly credible" tip about Hoffa's whereabouts has surfaced from alleged mobster Tony Zerilli, and a new round of Michigan field digging is underway.

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