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CNN Radio Music Notes: Movie composing's 'Man of Steel'
June 14th, 2013
05:17 PM ET

CNN Radio Music Notes: Movie composing's 'Man of Steel'

By Edgar Treiguts, CNN

Editor's Note:  Welcome to CNN Radio Music Notes – your backstage pass to all things music!  From intimate conversations with headliners to the latest scoop on your favorite Indie band, hang out with us to find out what's happening in the world of music.  Listen to the full story in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) – The latest Superman movie, Man of Steel, is now in theatres. Its soundtrack music was scored by Hans Zimmer, one of the top movie composers in Hollywood. He's one of the busiest, honored, and well-known in the business. Zimmer has scored music for more than 100 movies. That list includes Inception, Gladiator, Crimson Tide, Pearl Harbor, The Lion King, and the three most recent Batman movies – two of which he co-composed with James Newton Howard. But it's not just the high-octane action movies – Zimmer's also written music for romantic comedies, like As Good As It Gets and Something's Gotta Give. .

Zimmer says before he starts a new movie, he has to fight through the same process:   .

[3:14] "The blinding fear of the blank page. There was a lot of procrastination and re-evaluating one's self worth and all that." FULL POST

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CNN Radio News Day: June 14, 2013
A Syrian young boy runs holding an old rifle as he helps fighters belonging to the 'Martyrs of Maaret al-Numan' battalion on June 13, 2013.
June 14th, 2013
04:35 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 14, 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.

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) – Happy Friday and welcome to today's CNN Radio News Day. On today's show:

  • Domestic surveillance...how did we get here?

 The law that allows that monitoring was actually put in place to limit the government’s ability to spy on its citizens. CNN’s Lisa Desjardins looks at how FISA was born as well as how, and why, it changed to grant more sweeping secret powers.

  • Over the "red line" in Syria

The White House says it will increase the "scale and scope" of its support for the Syrian opposition after concluding that Syria has crossed a "red line" with its use of chemical weapons against its own people. What does that mean? Host Tommy Andres finds out from Andrew Parasiliti, Editor of Al-Monitor and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Your morning news show, explained

Ahead of CNN's news morning show "New Day," CNN's Steve Kastenbaum explores why morning TV news show are what they are, and why they're so popular.

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CNN Profiles: Who's guarding the guardians?
The National Security Agency may be the focus of controversy about privacy and data-mining, but the issues don't just involve the federal government.
June 14th, 2013
09:59 AM ET

CNN Profiles: Who's guarding the guardians?

Hosted by Michael Schulder

Follow Michael at: www.wavemaker.me

Editor's Note: Listen to the full interview in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) - Do you remember when Google predicted the spread of the H1N1 flu throughout the U.S. more accurately and more quickly than the Centers for Disease Control did? Neither did I, until I started reading the new book, "Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think."

“Like the CDC,” write the authors, “they could tell where the flu had spread, but unlike the CDC they could tell it in near real time, not a week or two after the fact.”

Now that we have a great example of how much good internet giants can do – monitoring and storing our every click, our every phone call – we can get to the issue of the day: the leaks by a young computer analyst named Edward Snowden that revealed the U.S. government’s National Security Agency was gathering and storing far more of our online behavior and cell phone calls than we ever imagined. FULL POST

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CNN Radio News Day: June 13, 2013
Supporters of Iranian advisor to the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and hopeful conservative presidential candidate, Ali Akbar Velayati during his campaign rally in Tehran, on June 12, 2013.
June 13th, 2013
04:32 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 13, 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.

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're covering in today's show:

  • Pope Francis says a "gay lobby" exists inside the Vatican

Religion can be a tricky topic  for gays and lesbians, but this week the Pope put both religion and homosexuality in the news when he acknowledged there is a "gay lobby" within the Catholic Church. Tommy Andres spoke with CNN Vatican expert and  EWTN News Director, Raymond Arroyo who says: "I think he's using this loose handle of 'gay lobby' as a way to sort of get at the corruption that he says at the heart of the Curia."

  • The Supreme Court rules human genes cannot be patented

Legal and medical experts believe the decision will have a lasting impact on genetic testing. CNN's Lisa Dejardins says analysts believe other labs will likely formulate their own BRCA tests and bring down the price, "so many more women will have access to this and know what their risks are for breast and ovarian cancer. That's a pretty big deal."

  • Iran prepares for presidential elections: Does it matter?

More than 50 million Iranian voters are eligible to go to the polls Friday to pick a new president. But some analysts believe elections won't make a difference. Patrick Clawson with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy tells CNN's Barbara Hall that's because the supreme leader has the real power: "He is the commander-in-chief, he appoints the intelligence minister, he controls the judiciary and he has the constitutional authority to override any law whatsoever."

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Inside immigration's war rooms
Maricela Aguilar leads a United We Dream meeting in the room where the group tracks members of Congress by post-it notes.
June 13th, 2013
10:03 AM ET

Inside immigration's war rooms

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

Follow on Twitter: @LisaDCNN

Editor's Note: Listen to the full story in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) – The U.S. Senate has officially begun the debate on immigration reform. However, it is only the last, and perhaps least, vocal step in what is a largely unseen and incredibly massive push and pull immigration from outside the Capitol.

[:43] "I think we should have a massive tweet attack on (Senator) Rubio," 22-year-old Maricela Aguilar suggested to her fellow staffers at United We Dream Wednesday.

The group is made of young Americans who were undocumented until President Obama created his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that grants temporary waivers to those who were brought into the country illegally as children.

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