Stats for this track
Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
Italians head to the polls this week to select a new government. The nation, like much of the rest of the Eurozone, faces tough political and economic choices. In fact, the European Union now says they will face recession for the entirety of 2013. CNN Anchor and International Correspondent Jonathan Mann has been following the situation:
""They are pulling that money out of their own economies to give that money to the banks, that's going to take longer and be harder than anyone really hoped. "
We've heard a lot of negative things about the across-the-board federal spending cuts set to go into effect March 1st. Today Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood warned airline flights to major cities could experience major delays that could ripple across the country. But Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has a different take:
“This is not enough cuts, if we get rid of this [sequester] it shows that we are really not serious about our debt crisis."
It’s considered the toughest gig in show business: hosting the Oscars. And this Sunday night’s Academy Awards will feature a new emcee. CNN’s Jim Roope gives us a meet-and-greet with this year’s hopeful host, Seth McFarland of 'Family Guy' fame. says :
"The November 1878 issue of the telephone book gave these very explicit instructions on what you should say when somebody picks up the phone. You should say 'Hello.' And then when you finish your conversation apparently you were supposed to say 'That is all' and then hang up."