CNN Radio News Day: September 12, 2012
September 12th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: September 12, 2012

By CNN Radio, CNN

(CNN) – Welcome to the first edition of CNN Radio News Day.

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program that gives you informative, thoughtful and creative news stories Monday through Friday at 4:30pm.

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

  • The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and also its effect on the race for the White House.

[1:38] “This is an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or government of Libya," says Hillary Clinton

  • New Poverty statistics and how they resonate in one of the poorest urban neighborhoods in the country.

[9:53] “You've got brothers and sisters picking up cans...you gotta eat. It makes you feel less than a man,” says DeMark Williams.

  • The hype over the new iPhone and some new Bob Dylan.

[15:30] “His voice is so ragged, I describe it as eating nuts and bolts," says Los Angeles Times music critic Randall Roberts about Dylan's new album

Surviving attempted suicide
Kristen Jane Anderson, attempted suicide survivor now counsels others on suicide prevention.
September 12th, 2012
10:43 AM ET

Surviving attempted suicide

By Edgar Treiguts, CNN

(CNN) – Kristen Anderson says a cold January night that changed her life is just as vivid now as it was more than 12 years ago.

[:06] "Basically right before the train got there, just made the very impulsive decision to lay down on the tracks."

Anderson is 30 now, married, and expecting a baby boy in the next couple of weeks.

But she wasn't supposed to be here. She saw little way out of what she calls a "deep and scary depression" as a teenager. A year and a half of continuous tragedy saw four of her close friends die. And she was raped.