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Sunday Playlist: Remembering Ed Koch
Ed Koch sits on the steps of New York's City Hall in May 2001.
February 10th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

Sunday Playlist: Remembering Ed Koch

By Dan Szematowicz, CNN

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(CNN) – Welcome to the CNN Soundwaves Sunday Playlist, a swing through the stories and podcasts that we're listening to.

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died this week at the age of 88. He was one of America's most well-known politicians and a man quintessentially "New York." In this week's Sunday Playlist, we'll hear about Koch from both the man himself and the mayors who came after.

  • First though, this remembrance from New York City's current mayor, Michael Bloomberg.

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CNN Radio News Day: February 8, 2013
Police officers stand guard at the roadblock at the entrance to the Los Angeles Police Academy in Los Angeles, California.
February 8th, 2013
04:47 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: February 8, 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.

  • The manhunt continued in Southern California Friday for suspected cop killer Christopher Dorner.  The former LAPD officer is accused of killing three people, including two police officers.  In an 11 page manifesto posted online, Dorner promised war against the police.  CNN's Barbara Hall speaks with Dr. Michael Mantell, a clinical  psychologist who worked for several years with the San Diego Police Department.

"His pathological narcissism, his sense of being better than anyone else and devaluing others has gone on probably most of his life," says Dorner. FULL POST

February 8th, 2013
12:26 PM ET

Hospitals closing in sign of crisis

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

Follow on Twitter: @SkastenbaumCNN

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

(CNN) – A community in Brooklyn is fighting to keep its local hospital, Long Island College Hospital (LICH), open. However, it's drowning in debt.

Community activists like Joanne Simon says closing LICH would create a significant problem for many in the neighborhood.

[1:41] “Well there would be very few options for a lot of people. You know, there aren’t enough institutional resources, medical resources, to absorb the population and this is an area that’s growing in terms of population.”

Dr. John Williams, president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which owns LICH, says he has no other option but to close the community hospital.

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CNN Profiles: Valentine's Day prep: a new love formula
Amy Webb's high-tech approach to online dating helped her to meet the man she would eventually marry.
February 8th, 2013
08:32 AM ET

CNN Profiles: Valentine's Day prep: a new love formula

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) - Way before Matchmaker.com, and eHarmony, and J-Date, in the days before 21st century computer technology - when mobile meant the fascinating object above your crib - there was: Operation Match.

The year was 1965.

Harvard was still all-male. Two of its lonely, single, undergrads were hoping to meet women. They figured, so were a lot of other students.

So these two Harvard guys developed a computer program and a questionnaire for young men and women.

Their system caught on at single-sex colleges across the nation.

One of the original 135 questions on that very first computer dating system: “Do you believe in a God who answers prayer?”

I know all this because I read Chapter 5 of “Data, A Love Story,” the new book by our guest on our pre-Valentine’s Day edition of CNN Profiles, Amy Webb.

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CNN Radio News Day: February 7th, 2013
CodePink activists protest against John Brennan, the architect of the US drone war against Al-Qaeda, in Washington, DC.
February 7th, 2013
04:33 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: February 7th, 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.

  • John Brennan, the president's nominee to be the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency, faced questions today from the Senate Intelligence Committee. The administration's policies over targeted killings of Americans overseas who are considered terrorists was a focus of the hearing. But Brennan also faced questions about the use of drones in Pakistan and other countries as well as questions about his role in interrogation methods used while he served as an official with the CIA. During the hearing, Brennan defended the administration's policy on the use of armed drones:

"The president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded, will be thoroughly anchored in intelligence, will have the appropriate review process, approval process before any action is contemplated, including those actions that might involve the use of lethal force." FULL POST

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