World
3:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Fighting In Ukraine A Hurdle As Investigators Try To Access MH17 Site

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Africa
3:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram?

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Law
3:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

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The Two-Way
2:59 am
Fri July 25, 2014

France Dispatches Military Unit To Site Of Air Algerie Wreck

French President François Hollande speaks to the press at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday.
Kenzo Tribouillard AFP/Getty Images

A day after an Air Algerie jet crashed in Mali killing all 116 people aboard, France is dispatching a military unit to the site.

ABC News reports that on Friday morning French President François Hollande said one of the flight data recorders had been recovered. ABC adds:

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StoryCorps
1:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of former teacher Antero Garcia. "I just wanted you to know," Alvarez tells him, "I always respected you. ... You looked at me and you paid attention."
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Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 3:52 am

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Sports
1:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is introduced before Game One of the World Series in 2011. La Russa will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 4:14 am

Tony La Russa's tenure as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals is legendary. La Russa, who on Sunday will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, won a total of 2,728 games — more than any Major League Baseball manager in the past 60 years.

And when he hung up his jersey for good after the Cardinals made a historic late-season run in 2011, La Russa became the first manager to retire immediately after winning a world championship.

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Music News
1:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

The Reign Of 'Purple Rain'

Prince makes his presence felt at the premiere of Purple Rain on July 26, 1984.
Ron Galella Getty

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 4:14 am

Prince's semi-autobiographical film, Purple Rain, hit theaters 30 years ago this weekend. Many people went to see it multiple times, often clad in ... purple. The movie and its soundtrack weren't just hits: They challenged long-held preconceptions of what constituted "white" and "black" music, and presented the world with a bold new example of what it was to be a pop artist.

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Local News
11:27 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

7/25/14 KNBA News - U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, seek resources to meet needs as the Arctic changes

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure committee heard about growing maritime traffic in Arctic waters and the need for a heavy ice breaker for search and rescue, oil spill response, and law enforcement services.  The U.S. Coast Guard said fiscal constraints don't allow it to build an ice breaker. The Navy testified ice breaking is outside its areas of responsibility. Despite USCG studies to the contrary, Alaska Rep. Don Young said he thinks leasing an ice breaker from the private sector could be done cost effectively.

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Music
6:47 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Live In-Studio: Easton Stagger Phillips

Easton Stagger Phillips
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Thursday July 24, 2014 Easton Stagger Phillips joined us Live In-Studio to chat about their new CD Resolution Road.  They also played acoustic versions of 4 tunes from the new CD.

Goats and Soda
2:15 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

For 15 years, Amran Mahamood made a living circumcising young girls in Hargeysa, Somalia. Four years ago, she gave it up after a religious leader convinced her that Islamic law did not require it.
Nichole Sobecki AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 6:00 am

Women and girls are less likely to undergo female genital mutilation, or FGM, than 30 years ago. That's the encouraging news from a UNICEF report on the controversial practice, presented this week at London's first Girl Summit.

The rate has dropped in many of the 29 countries across Africa and the Middle East where FGM is practiced. In Kenya, for example, nearly half the girls age 15 to 19 were circumcised in 1980; in 2010 the rate was just under 20 percent.

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