South Divided on GOP Primary, NTSB Urges Complete Cell Phone Ban for Drivers, Cleveland Finds Success in Health Care Industry: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: The first primary in the south is January 21 in South Carolina, where Newt Gingrich is 20 points ahead of Mitt Romney. But Politico reports this week that southern conservatives are divided—some voters have a problem with Gingrich’s three marriages and past infidelity. Others are concerned about Mitt Romney’s faith. We’ll talk about the […]

After Ky. Crash, NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban For Truckers

A deadly crash in Kentucky last year has prompted the the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend that states ban texting and cell phone use by truckers and other commercial drivers when they’re behind the wheel. The agency issued the recommendations after determining that a driver whose tractor-trailer crashed into a van, killing 11 people, […]

Deadline Extended For Expanded Indiana No-Call List

Indiana residents who missed a deadline for adding their cell phones numbers to the state’s do-not-call registry blocking telemarketing calls have extra time to sign up. Molly Butters with the state Attorney General’s Office says the deadline, which was last Tuesday night, has been extended until 11:59pm Monday to accommodate late demand. People who sign […]

Indiana Texting Bill Narrowly Clears Legislature

From the Associated Press The Indiana Senate has narrowly given final legislative approval to a bill that would make it illegal for drivers to send or read text messages. The Senate voted 26-24 today in favor of the bill after several senators argued that the ban wouldn’t be enforceable because officers may not be able […]