BSR morning update | Mon. March 8, 2010

Steven Webster

From the Franklin Hall newsroom, I’m Steven Webster, and here’s what’s happening.

Iraqi citizens went to the polls yesterday, defying a barrage of mortar and rocket fire. The election was for the parliament that will outlast the American military presence in Iraq. The head of the Iraqi elections commission estimated voter turnout to be fifty-five to sixty percent.

And now for a report from Turkey, we go to BSR’s Ryan Collins.

Almost sixty people are dead after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey on Monday. Around 100 people have also been injured. 30 to 40 aftershocks have been reported in the area since the first earthquake. Many houses and buildings were effected, with some homes completely destroyed.

And now, here’s Steven Webster with a report on last night’s Oscars.

Thanks, Ryan.

“The Hurt Locker” won big at the Oscars last night, winning Best Picture and Best Director for director Kathryn Bigelow. Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock won the top acting prizes, with Mo’Nique and Christoph Woltz winning supporting actor prizes.

And with today’s weather, we go back to Ryan Collins.

Today it will be sunny with a high near 47. Tonight, will will be partly cloudy with a low of 27. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high of 51. Try to enjoy the sun while you can because the rest of the week has a chance of showers.

Rocks Bleu will be on Rockin’ Through the Ages tomorrow at 4, and Courtney Plumley will be on D.I.T. Radio Wednesday at 8.

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For Black Squirrel Radio News, I’m Steven Webster, and that’s your news in a nutshell.