CNN Radio News Day: January 4, 2013
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (2nd R) arrives for a Republican conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol on January 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.
January 4th, 2013
04:33 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 4, 2013

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.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • The U.S. House Friday approved the first phase of funding for Hurricane Sandy relief – nearly $10 billion. It passed by a 354 to 67 vote, with all of the 'no' votes from Republicans. GOP lawmakers have had a tough week, especially in the House, as the new Congress was sworn-in. Criticism included that drawn by House Speaker John Boehner, who earlier in the week delayed a vote on 'Sandy' aid. And some GOP members voted against his re-election as Speaker. CNN Political Director Mark Preston tells us what he sees for the congressional GOP immediately going forward:

"I think that you will see some in-fighting, but I think that's healthy. I think that it's ok to happen in an off-year,  however it would be really detrimental to them if it were to continue into the midterm election in 2014."         FULL POST

January 4th, 2013
12:42 PM ET

CNN Profiles: America's new sound

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(CNN) - I hope listening to this podcast will be like getting the door to your mind kicked open.

I wish I’d been the one to turn that phrase – getting the door to your mind kicked open.

But it was Bruce Springsteen describing a moment in a Bob Dylan song – a moment you’ll hear in this week’s CNN Profiles.

It’s one of the many delights delivered by our guest, historian Sean Wilentz, who has written “360 Sound,” a book on the oldest label in the recording industry: Columbia Records.