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CNN Radio Music Notes: Michelle Williams – in charge of her Destiny
Michelle Williams as Sandra Isadore and Adesola Osaklaumi as Fela Kuti in the Broaday hit musical, FELA!
March 3rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET

CNN Radio Music Notes: Michelle Williams – in charge of her Destiny

By Pat St.Claire, 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.

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(CNN) - This week we talk with Michelle Williams, the Grammy-award winning Destiny's Child member, currently starring as Sandra Isadore, activist and love interest of Fela Kuti, in the smash Broadway hit musical, FELA!

The 3-time Tony Award-winning musical is in Atlanta through March 6th  and Michelle stopped by CNN Radio to talk about FELA!,  her friend Beyoncé, and some personal revelations about how she took charge of her own destiny after suffering though some dark times.

Destiny's Child made her famous, but even before the group existed, Michelle Williams knew she would be a star. She remembers being in the Fox Theater in Saint Louis for an 8th grade trip and looking up at the beautiful art on the ceiling and saying, "one day I'm going to perform here." And eventually, she did.   FULL POST

CNN Radio News Day: March 1, 2013
US President Barack Obama speaks to the media about sequestration in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on March 1, 2013
March 1st, 2013
04:38 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: March 1, 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.

  • It's here – the sequester. President Obama dropped-by the White House briefing room to tell the country forced budget cuts are set to go into effect. A massive chunk of $85 billion will target everything from defense to education.  The cuts will trigger furloughs and weaken government worker paychecks. A morning meeting at the White House between the President and House and Senate leaders bore no solution. Because of that, Congress is taking the bulk of blame. CNN Radio caught-up with Americans expressing their frustration:

"Is our government really doing the job it's supposed to be doing?"...."I think it's ridiculous that we pay these people to do the job right the first time." FULL POST

CNN Profiles: 'Manology' with Rev Run and Tyrese
Rev Run and Tyrese, authors of the new book, 'Manology.'
March 1st, 2013
03:13 PM ET

CNN Profiles: 'Manology' with Rev Run and Tyrese

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) - Dear Rev Run and Tyrese:

Thank you both for agreeing to be interviewed on CNN Profiles.

Tyrese, as I mentioned, when the producers at CNN's guest bookings department excitedly told me we could get you for CNN Profiles, I said "Who's Tyrese?"

I asked a lot of friends and colleagues if they'd heard of you. I don't know if the answers represent the broader reality, but they pretty much broke down along racial lines. Most of of my white friends didn't know your work. My African American friends did. Especially the women.

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CNN Radio News Day: February 28, 2013
Members of the Swiss Guard prepare to close the doors to Pope Benedict XVI's residence in Castel Gandolfo as he begins his retirement on February 28, 2013 in Castel Gandolfo, Italy.
February 28th, 2013
04:40 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: February 28, 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.

  • Today Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff to resign since the Middle Ages. The bells of St. Peter's Basilica rang out as Benedict boarded a helicopter and flew away from the Vatican and off into retirement. He'll spend the next few weeks in Castel Gandolfo, the small Italian resort town just about 15 miles southeast of Rome. CNN's Becky Anderson was there for his arrival:

"He's here because, effectively, from tomorrow they will seal his apartment at the Vatican and that will only be unsealed when a new pope is elected. He's here for two months, just though while they redecorate what is an old monastery at the Vatican it will be his residence in isolation for him for the rest of his life." FULL POST


Filed under: News Day • Soundwaves
February 28th, 2013
08:42 AM ET

Picking the next pope: an insider's guide

By Jim Roope, CNN

Follow on Twitter: @JimRoopeCNN

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

(CNN) – Pope Benedict XVI officially vacates the Papacy today clearing the way for the election of a new Pontiff.

Cardinals from all over the world are gathering to soon begin the process of finding a new Holy Father. But Father Tim Rausch, Professor of Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles says it won’t begin right away.

[:35] “The Cardinals need time to do what they call a ‘murmuratsio.’ Murmurotsio is a murmuring.”

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