The Two-Way
4:50 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Zynga Has Disappointing Initial Public Offering

The corporate logo for Zynga, center, is shown on an electronic billboard at the Nasdaq MarketSite on Friday.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Fri December 16, 2011 5:01 pm

The tech and business press called it the most hyped initial public offering since Google, but very quickly today Zynga's public debut went sour with its stock price falling below its initial price of $10.

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Statewide News
4:23 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Ohio Jobless Rate Dips To 8.5 Precent In November

Ohio's unemployment rate has dropped by a half a percentage point, to 8.5 percent in November from an even 9 percent in October.

The state's Department of Job and Family Services says 30,000 fewer people were unemployed in Ohio last month. The number of jobless workers has gone down by 69,000 in the past 12 months.

Ohio payrolls outside of farms grew by 6,000 in November, led by hiring in services. Manufacturing jobs increased, but those gains were offset by losses in construction.

Around the Miami Valley
4:18 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

New Map Gives Wright-Patterson Air Force Base One Representative

Ohio's new congressional map consolidates a major air force base into a single district.

Southwest Ohio officials had said earlier they wanted Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to continue to have at least two representatives in Congress. However, the Dayton Daily News reports that they're confident the base's interests will be protected.

The base will be fully in the 10th District, which also pits Republican incumbents Mike Turner and Steve Austria.

The Two-Way
4:15 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

U.S. Transfers Enemy Combatant To Iraqi Government

U.S. authorities decided to transfer Ali Mussa Daqduq — shown here on a poster at a 2007 U.S. military news conference in Baghdad — to Iraqi authorities.
Chris Hondros AFP/Getty Images

As part of its withdrawal from Iraq, the United States has turned over its final prisoner to Iraqi authorities.

The man is Ali Musa Daqduq, whom the United States held in Iraq as an Enemy combatant for his ties to Hezbollah, a militant group from Lebanon.

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Food
3:54 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Marshmallows From Scratch: A Simple, Sticky How-To

All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block shows off marshmallows she made from scratch using a recipe from Jennifer Reese's book, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter.
Jacob Margolis NPR

Originally published on Wed December 21, 2011 7:42 am

A few years ago, Jennifer Reese lost her job, so she decided it was the perfect time to save money by undertaking "all those exciting Little House on the Prairie cooking jobs" she'd been curious to try. Reese was an ambitious cook, and her enthusiasm knew no bounds: She wasn't just baking bread or grinding peanut butter. She fried potato chips, made Pop-Tarts, stretched curds into mozzarella, infused vermouth, fermented kimchee — and, while she was at it, raised her own chickens, turkeys and goats at her home in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Music News
3:47 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Chet Atkins: The Lasting Influence Of 'Mr. Guitar'

Chet Atkins at RCA's Studio B in the 1960s.
Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame

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Asia
3:39 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Chinese Property Dispute Becomes A Bitter Showdown

Family members burn funeral offerings for Xue Jinbo on Friday. Xue, 42, was involved in a property dispute that turned into a major confrontation with authorities in the southern Chinese village of Wukan. He died in police custody.
Louisa Lim NPR

Originally published on Sat December 17, 2011 12:10 am

What began as a property dispute in the southern Chinese village of Wukan has escalated into an open revolt for the past six days. It's one of the most serious episodes of unrest that the Chinese Communist Party has faced in recent years. The protests were suspended for a while Friday so villagers could mourn the man whose death led villagers to chase police and government officials out of town. The police have sealed off the area, but NPR's Louisa Lim managed to get into Wukan.

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The Two-Way
3:14 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Batman Actor Christian Bale 'Roughed Up' By Chinese Authorities

English actor Christian Bale speaks to journalists as he arrives for an event of the Zhang Yimou-directed new movie "The Flowers of War" in Beijing, China.
Andy Wong AP

Originally published on Fri December 16, 2011 3:18 pm

The actor Christian Bale says he was "roughed up" by Chinese authorities when he tried to visit human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng.

The incident was caught on camera by a CNN crew that was accompanying him on the trip. Here's the video:

And here's The New York Times' description of it:

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Music
3:01 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: God Bless and Asher Jones

God Bless and Asher Jones
Photo by Justin Tharpe

God Bless and Asher Jones have gone from being a hip-hop centered duo to a full band that fuses hip-hop and rock into their own unique sound.  They visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talk about forming the band and where they're headed in 2012.

God Bless and Asker Jones will perform Saturday, December 17th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Music Interviews
3:00 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Cam Penner Spins Road Stories On 'Gypsy Summer'

Cam Penner's latest album is Gypsy Summer.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 28, 2011 7:35 pm

When your grandfather is a bootlegger and your family runs an illegal small-town roadhouse, you must have a lot of stories to tell. Cam Penner does, and he tells them in his music. The Canadian singer-songwriter's latest album is titled Gypsy Summer.

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