CNN Radio News Day: January 8, 2013 by CNN published on 2013/01/08 21:23:59 +0000 Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. * The issue of guns in America continues to dominate conversation. Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman injured in Tuscon shooting two years ago today, wrote a newspaper op-ed taking Congress and the gun lobby to task for not reasonably dealing with gun control. Later this month, a commission led by Vice President Joe Biden is expected to make recommendations on how to make the nation safer. But there are other discussions on guns - away from politics. One is over faith and firearms. David Heim, executive editor of Christian Century magazine, wonders why America's become so violent: "Is it because more people in the U.S. are evil than other countries? I don't think that's true. So what is the factor that's making the difference? I think guns are a huge factor." * The U.S. government has sold back to AIG the last of $182 billion in stock it bought from the mortgage giant in 2008. AIG meanwhile, continues to work to rebuild its battered reputation. On Wednesday, its board of directors will meet to consider a lawsuit against the U.S. government. Chris Isidore, CNN Money senior writer, says it's because AIG had to surrender most of its stock as part of the bailout deal: "That meant the existing shareholders went from 100% of the stock to 8% of the stock, and they had to pay relatively high interest rates to the government." * It's very possible two of baseball's best performers of the last quarter century - Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens - will get locked-out of the game's Hall of Fame when voting results are announced Wednesday. It would be because of their suspected use of steroids. Dave O'Brien, one of the members of the Baseball Writers of America who vote on the Hall of Fame, says it comes down to character: "I just cannot see voting for guys who in my view and the view of most who cover the sport - cheated - by doing steroids and performance-enhancing drugs."