CNN Radio News Day: September 13, 2012
September 13th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: September 13, 2012

By CNN Radio, CNN

(CNN) – Welcome to 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:

  • Anti U.S. protests continue and grow throughout the Middle East and Africa sparked in part by an offensive video.

[1:38] “To me personally this video is disgusting and reprehensible," says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to provoke rage."

  • New York decided today to ban large soft drinks.  We get reaction from midtown Manhattan.

[9:53] “This is the single biggest step a city has ever done to curb obesity and we believe that it will save lives." says New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

  • We remember Neil Armstrong who was honored in a public memorial today.

[15:30] “Neil always tried to explain to people that it was just a matter of circumstance that enabled him to be the commander of a landing,"  says Armstrong biographer Jim Hansen.

Navy layoffs land in court
Adam Worden was discharged from the Navy along with 2,945 other career sailors. He's looking for work -- and hoping to avoid foreclosure on his house.
September 13th, 2012
03:26 PM ET

Navy layoffs land in court

By Libby Lewis, CNN

(CNN) – Adam Worden met with a realtor last week – he’s hoping he can sell his house in Chesapeake Virginia, so it doesn’t go into foreclosure.

He’s one of nearly 3,000 career Navy sailors who lost their jobs as of September 1st.

The Navy terminated their contracts – some with years to go – to deal with the fact that it had too many sailors in certain jobs.


Visiting the poorest of the poor
The Ingersoll and Whitman public housing projects in Brooklyn, NY make up one of the poorest communities in the United States.
September 13th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

Visiting the poorest of the poor

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

(CNN) – One in seven Americans is living at or below the poverty line.

A report released by the Census bureau on Wednesday showed that the poverty rate in 2011 was 15 percent – unchanged from the previous year.

The number of people living in poverty in the US was 46.2 million.

As one of the poorest census tracts in America, the Ingersoll/Whitman Houses in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, NY gives those numbers a wrenching face.

The average salary for a family of three there is $9001, less than half of the official poverty line for a family of three in the United States today.