Obama Calls For New ‘Square Deal’, Super PACs Will Likely Spend $1 Billion on 2012 Election, Pike County Community Sues Coal Company for Flood Damage: Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis on December 6, 2011

1:06pm President Barack Obama is making a pitch to middle-class voters today in Kansas, talking about his proposed payroll tax cut and his plan to extend unemployment benefits.

1:11pm We are likely to see as much as a billion dollars spent by Super PACs to determine the outcome of the 2012 elections. These Super PACs are pretty new, but they have a lot of power and they can raise plenty of money. We’ll talk about their impact on the elections.

1:34pm Residents in an Eastern Kentucky town are suing the coal company after flooding wiped out their town. WFPL’s Erica Peterson joins us to explain.

1:49pm There are plenty of book apps for beginning and young adult readers, but not much for the ‘tween crowd. One librarian says she doesn’t think book apps will replace actual books for the youngest readers, but they might lure them to real books. Mary Ann Scheuer, librarian at the Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley, CA, writes the “Great Kid Books” blog.

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