CNN Radio News Day: December 28, 2012
A protest in Mumbai on December 27, 2012, for better safety for women following the rape of a student in the Indian capital
December 28th, 2012
04:27 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: December 28, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • We've heard a lot about the fiscal cliff lately, but another potentially huge economic catastrophe was averted today – at least temporarily. Nearly 15,000 dock workers at ports from Boston to Houston had been threatening to strike. Jonathan Gold with the National Retail federation says it could have cost the economy a lot of money:

"When you take a look back at the last time we had a full shutdown of the coast-wide ports was back in 2002, when you had the entire West Coast that was shut down for 10 days for a lockout.  Most economists agree that cost the economy about a billion dollars a day." FULL POST

CNN Profiles: 'Bible Belt' meets 'Borscht Belt'
Religious blogger, Rachel Held Evans, and author of "A Year of Biblical Womanhood."
December 28th, 2012
11:05 AM ET

CNN Profiles: 'Bible Belt' meets 'Borscht Belt'

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(CNN) - Something tells me if Rachel Held Evans were my childrens' Sunday School teacher they'd never want to miss a Sunday.

Evans is an evangelical Christian and my family is Jewish.

Evans lives in the town where the term Bible Belt was coined* and my father was a professional standup comic who worked the buckle of the Borscht Belt in New York's Catskill Mountains.

But Evans bridges the divide between the belts in her new book, The Year of Biblical Womanhood, the result of an experiment in which she lives the Old and New Testament's instructions for women as literally as possible for an entire year.


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