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Sunday Playlist: Bond James Bond
1963: Scottish actor Sean Connery as James Bond
October 7th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

Sunday Playlist: Bond James Bond

By Pat St. Claire, CNN

(CNN) – I've had a crush on James Bond since I was a kid.

Who was more debonair, polished, exotic and handsome than the invincible super spy from across the pond than 007?

Absolutely no one; especially as portrayed by the original Bond, Sean Connery.

October 5th marked the 50th anniversary of the first 007 film, "Dr. No."

It opened in theaters in 1962, and instantly made author, Ian Fleming's suave, licensed killer a movie star.

The Bond series is one of the longest running in history. The 22 films have made nearly $5 billion in ticket sales. Bond movie number 23, "Skyfall" debuts in U.S. theaters on November 9th.

In this week's Sunday Playlist, it's all about James Bond!

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Calling out catcallers
Women are speaking out about harassment they experienced with the hope that they'll make streets safer for everyone.
October 5th, 2012
06:30 PM ET

Calling out catcallers

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

(CNN) – Brittney Gilbert takes the bus most everyday in San Francisco.  It's not her favorite, but she doesn't have a car or a bike.

On the bus, she's learned to ignore unwanted attention, even harassment.

A few weeks ago Gilbert tried her best to ignore a man who she says was trying to talk to her.

And then something awful happened.

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CNN Radio News Day: October 5, 2012
Job seekers line up to attend a career fair on August 15, 2012 in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
October 5th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 5, 2012

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted  Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • One month before Americans go to the polls the jobless rate drops to 7.8 percent. Government numbers show employers added 114,000 jobs in September.  The report also says job numbers for July and August turned out much better than previously reported. That's providing a boost to President Obama's campaign. But Moyra Bidner, one of the 14.7 percent of Americans who are underemployed, is annoyed by all the campaign rhetoric:

[2:46] “I'm actually tired of the pundits telling me what to think and what's going on with the numbers." FULL POST

Store clerks say 'hang up the phone'
Customers consistently ignore this sign at a store in Atlanta and clerks are reluctant to enforce it.
October 5th, 2012
01:57 PM ET

Store clerks say 'hang up the phone'

By Susanna Capelouto, 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. Listen to the complete story in the audio player above.

(CNN) – Have you ever wondered what the clerk behind the register really thinks when you talk on your cell phone while trying to pay?

[:23] “I've had someone holding up the line because I kept trying to tell them what to do on the credit card prompt machine and they kept canceling their transaction. and we do it 3 times and the line keeps getting longer,” says Ya’Al who works at a pharmacy in Atlanta.

She says when people prefer to talk on the phone rather than interact with her, it makes her feel ignored as a person.

She’s tempted to say something, but customer service always trumps her feelings.

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Helping kids cross the digital divide
Students at the Island School on Manhattan's Lower East Side go from being digital consumers to content creators at the middle school's tech café.
October 5th, 2012
10:27 AM ET

Helping kids cross the digital divide

By Steve Kastenbaum, 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. Listen to the complete story in the audio player above.

(CNN) – Middle school students at the tech café inside the Island School on New York’s Lower East Side have their laptops open.

They’re working on their next blog posts about current social issues under the guidance of their teacher, Lou Lahana.

He’s on a mission to help these kids go from being consumers of digital products to being content creators – to end ‘digital inequality.’

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