CNN Radio News Day: September 21, 2012
One of thousands of demonstrators in Lebanon stomps on a burning U.S. flag in continuing protests over an anti-Islam film.
September 21st, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: September 21, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • Violent protests continued today against a now infamous anti-Muslim film. 15 people were killed in Pakistan even as an increasing number of Muslim leaders called on their fellow believers to quell the violence. In Iran, a little known organization raised the bounty on the head of author Salman Rushdie, whose 1989 novel 'Satanic Verses' was condemned as blasphemous to Islam.  Rushdie told CNN:

[3:55] "What we saw was not so much a spontaneous outpouring of rage as a very carefully manufactured outpouring."

  • Both presidential candidates were on the campaign trail today. President Obama addressed Seniors at the AARP national convention in New Orleans live on a video stream, while at another campaign event in Virginia. He promised Obamacare will not threaten Medicare despite claims to the contrary from Republicans: FULL POST
Attack on U.S. mission in Benghazi
September 16th, 2012
09:50 AM ET

Sunday Playlist: Discussing Middle East violence

By Tyler Moody, CNN

(CNN) – For today's Sunday Playlist we set out to collect voices discussing the events of the past week in the Middle East.

First we hear about Ambassador J. Christopher Stephens, who was among the Americans killed in Benghazi. The following conversation with Robin Wright, Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute for Peace, comes from KCRW's To The Point:

In this piece from PRI's the world, we hear the perspective from one of the activists that helped with last year's Arab Spring:

"Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Nasser Weddady of the American Islamic Congress about the recent violence in the Arab world. Through Twitter, Facebook and blogs, Weddady helped train a core group of activists who led last year's Arab Spring."

From WBUR in Boston, the program "On Point" discussed the week's events from a cultural, and political point of view.

And finally when it comes to the political reaction to this week's events, we can't ignore the role audio played in one part of the story. Prior to Governor Mitt Romney making a statement and taking questions from reporters, an open mic captured two reporters discussing what questions to ask.

This was perceived by conservative outlets to be proof of a coordinated media attack on the Republican candidate, while others merely hear reporters making sure an important question is asked and answered in the limited time available. Mediaite's Noah Rothman writes about the incident and reaction in this piece that includes links to the audio so you can hear it and decide for yourself.

Sunday Playlist: A Tip of the Hat
July 15th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

Sunday Playlist: A Tip of the Hat

By Tyler Moody, CNN

(CNN) – What do you listen to that’s great? On our new Soundwaves blog we will be posting a Sunday playlist each weekend highlighting stories, interviews and programs we are enjoying at CNN Radio.

Whether you use a computer, tablet, smartphone, iPod, streaming in your car, or an actual radio tuned to an AM or FM frequency, listening to well done radio programming is awesome.

To those of us listening it doesn’t matter much where it comes from or how we get it, it only matters that the content delivers what we’re looking for. We’re looking for something that holds our attention, entertains us, educates or informs us, and gives us an escape. What do you listen to and why? Let us know in the comments below.


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