CNN Radio News Day: September 26, 2012
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday
September 26th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: September 26, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the world stage today as the United Nations General Assembly meeting continued in New York. He said his nation is committed to peace while accusing world powers of double standards in pursuing an arms race. He also said Iran finds itself under threat from other nations seeking to impose their views:

[1:47] “Continued threats by the uncivilized Zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality," Ahmadinejad said. FULL POST

Congress’s 'socially awkward' phase
Judd Deere, 24, set up @MikeCrapo on Twitter and oversees social and new media for the Idaho senator.
September 26th, 2012
11:40 AM ET

Congress’s 'socially awkward' phase

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

Editor's note: This story is part of the CNN series, "Our Mobile Society," about how smartphones and tablets have changed the way we live.

(CNN) – As members of Congress fight for their jobs and face a near pitchfork-level of anger from voters, deep inside Capitol Hill offices, dozens of 20 and 30-somethings are trying to make things better from their keyboards.

Judd Deere, 24, directs new media for Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), a well-known conservative who started tweeting earlier this year.

Deere was hired to help Crapo's office to get a larger presence in social media. Nonetheless, he encountered some resistance over whether the instant-reaction platforms would be good for the senator.

But Deere insisted that any member of Congress who is not vigorously using social media ultimately won't remain in office:

[7:10] "If you're not on Facebook or Twitter, you don't get your message to a group of people that is even starting with my parents age now. There's a section of people who you're not reaching. At all." FULL POST