Morning Edition http://wuis.org en For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution http://wuis.org/post/iraqis-crisis-dividing-country-seems-poor-solution The muscular farmer sits in the basement kindergarten of the church, perched on a tiny chair intended for a child. He and his family are spending the holiday here, after being forced to flee from extremists.<p>"Our village is more than 300 years old," Ahmed Ali says of Shreikhan, near Mosul, "and we never had any such problems."<p>For most Muslims around the world, Eid is a time for gifts, feasts and visiting relatives. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:26:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 30230 at http://wuis.org For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There http://wuis.org/post/nh-promises-let-dc-residents-buy-booze-there <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=N.H.+Promises+To+Let+D.C.+Residents+Buy+Booze+There&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. New Hampshire is reassuring residents of the nation's capital that they can buy alcohol in the Granite State. A store clerk in Concord recently refused to sell liquor to a D.C. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:25:00 +0000 editor 30229 at http://wuis.org Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting http://wuis.org/post/venezuelans-celebrate-chavez-focus-his-handwriting <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Venezuelans+Celebrate+Chavez+With+A+Focus+On+His+Handwriting&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjgzNjQ1MDEzMTc5MzUzNzIxNjNmZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Venezuela is honoring the 60th anniversary of the birth of its late leader, Hugo Chavez. Super dedicated Chavistas are commemorating his handwriting - mostly in caps and socialist red. The handwriting is familiar to Venezuelans. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:35:00 +0000 editor 30228 at http://wuis.org On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record http://wuis.org/post/nasas-birthday-mars-rover-sets-mileage-record <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=On+NASA%27s+Birthday%2C+Mars+Rover+Sets+A+Mileage+Record&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 30224 at http://wuis.org What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL http://wuis.org/post/what-ray-rices-2-game-suspension-assault-says-about-nfl <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=What+Ray+Rice%27s+2-Game+Suspension+For+Assault+Says+About+The+NFL&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 30226 at http://wuis.org Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead http://wuis.org/post/crews-are-containing-western-wildfires-more-bad-weathers-ahead <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Crews+Are+Containing+Western+Wildfires%2C+But+More+Bad+Weather%27s+Ahead&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTYwMDQ1MDEzMzE1ODcyMjRmY2FlMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Crews are making steady progress on a number of wildfires burning in the West which is in the midst of a terrible drought. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:55:00 +0000 editor 30225 at http://wuis.org The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt http://wuis.org/post/ice-cream-sandwich-wouldnt-melt <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Ice+Cream+Sandwich+That+Wouldn%27t+Melt&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And our last word in Business Today is indestructible ice cream. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 30162 at http://wuis.org Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo http://wuis.org/post/colorado-rockies-hand-out-free-jerseys-typo <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Colorado+Rockies+Hand+Out+Free+Jerseys+%E2%80%94+With+A+Typo&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer with news of an all-star spelling error. The Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in a home game Saturday night, and fans at Coors Field received replicas of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's jersey. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 30156 at http://wuis.org Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days http://wuis.org/post/calif-gets-lesson-succession-4-governors-4-days <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Calif.+Gets+A+Lesson+In+Succession%3A+4+Governors+In+4+Days&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Californians are getting a lesson in succession as the state gets four governors in four days. Governor Jerry Brown headed for Mexico yesterday on a trade mission. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 editor 30155 at http://wuis.org Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza http://wuis.org/post/israelis-broadly-support-militarys-operation-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Israelis+Broadly+Support+Military%27s+Operation+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The U.N. Security Council overnight called for an immediate, unconditional, humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:55:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 30152 at http://wuis.org Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions http://wuis.org/post/ukraine-update <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Fighting+In+Ukraine+Continues%3B+Russia+Dismisses+Threat+Of+Sanctions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Fierce fighting continued overnight in Eastern Ukraine on the Russian border. A new U.N. report says, the violence there has killed more than 1,100 people since mid-April. Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 30149 at http://wuis.org The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System http://wuis.org/post/week-politics-progress-upgrading-va-health-system <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Week+In+Politics%3A+Progress+On+Upgrading+VA+Health+System&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Congress is heading into its last week before taking a summer recess. For a change, lawmakers are not racing the clock to overt a fiscal calamity. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ron Elving 30150 at http://wuis.org Depends Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwearness' http://wuis.org/post/last-word-0 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Depends+Promotes+Pants-Dropping+For+%27Underwearness%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Our last word in Business Today is drop trou.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>That's the message of an ad campaign for the Depend brand of undergarments. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 editor 30151 at http://wuis.org At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change http://wuis.org/post/washingtons-training-camp-fierce-fans-are-split-name-change Washington, D.C.'s football team has opened its training camp in Richmond, Va., just weeks after <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/18/323351064/redskins-cancelled-tradmarks-spell-a-symbolic-victory-for-critics" target="_blank">trademark registrations for its name were revoked</a>.<p>In June, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Redskins' name is "disparaging" to Native Americans. And earlier this month, U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:14:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 30056 at http://wuis.org At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming http://wuis.org/post/jaguars-new-stadium-come-football-or-swimming In Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, the Jaguars football team will unveil what it's calling the world's largest video display at a stadium. The team also has added luxury cabanas, where fans can watch the game poolside — improvements that are designed to get the beleaguered team's fans off their couches and into the stadium.<p>When team officials announced they were adding swimming pools to the stadium, some dismissed it as a gimmick. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:13:00 +0000 editor 30002 at http://wuis.org At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming Giant Toad Resembling Former President Attracts China's Censors http://wuis.org/post/giant-toad-resembling-former-president-attracts-chinas-censors <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Giant+Toad+Resembling+Former+President+Attracts+China%27s+Censors&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Censors in China are trying to contain a blow-up this week, specifically, a 72-foot-tall inflatable toad installed on a Beijing lake. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 editor 29996 at http://wuis.org Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic http://wuis.org/post/death-penalty-expert-why-lethal-injection-so-problematic <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Death+Penalty+Expert+On+Why+Lethal+Injection+Is+So+Problematic&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Arizona's execution this week added to the debate over lethal injection. It took almost two hours for condemned killer, Joseph Wood, to die. And it's the third execution by lethal injection to go wrong this year. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:42:00 +0000 editor 29997 at http://wuis.org Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline http://wuis.org/post/oregon-proposes-ban-smoking-along-its-coastline <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Oregon+Proposes+Ban+On+Smoking+Along+Its+Coastline&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Smokers were long ago forced to go outside, and now the outdoors is closing. Oregon is moving to ban smoking on all 362 miles of its Pacific coast. Repeat offenders could be fined $110. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:40:00 +0000 editor 29998 at http://wuis.org 'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band http://wuis.org/post/reign-purple-rain <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVDdm-bpKY</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 29990 at http://wuis.org 'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee http://wuis.org/post/conservative-rep-desjarlais-faces-primary-challenge-tennessee <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Nashville Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.wpln.org/">http://www.wpln.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Conservative+Rep.+DesJarlais+Faces+Primary+Challenge+In+Tennessee&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 29993 at http://wuis.org It's Time For Comic-Con! http://wuis.org/post/its-time-comic-con <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=It%27s+Time+For+Comic-Con%21&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 29994 at http://wuis.org What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram? http://wuis.org/post/whats-outlook-nigerian-girls-kidnapped-boko-haram <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=What%27s+The+Outlook+For+Nigerian+Girls+Kidnapped+By+Boko+Haram%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 29995 at http://wuis.org Judge To Bulldog Thief: 'You Hid The Pup; The Jig Was Up' http://wuis.org/post/judge-bulldog-thief-you-hid-pup-jig-was <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Judge+To+Bulldog+Thief%3A+%27You+Hid+The+Pup%3B+The+Jig+Was+Up%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NTM3OTcyMDEyNjIwNDkzMjFhNTlkZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with a story of the man sentenced to prison by the way of a poem.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>This was after he stole a bulldog puppy from its owners at gunpoint. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 editor 29910 at http://wuis.org Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55' http://wuis.org/post/sarah-palin-gets-speeding-ticket-says-she-cant-drive-55 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Sarah+Palin+Gets+A+Speeding+Ticket%2C+Says+She+%27Can%27t+Drive+55%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NTM3OTcyMDEyNjIwNDkzMjFhNTlkZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Sarah Palin was busted for speeding. She faces a fine for exceeding the limit in Wasilla, Alaska. Now make your Sarah Palin jokes if you want. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 editor 29911 at http://wuis.org A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future http://wuis.org/post/strange-political-dustup-clouds-kansas-governors-future Kansas's Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle for doing exactly what he said he would do — cut taxes.<p>Citing mounting evidence that those tax cuts are creating a budget crisis – not stimulating the Kansas economy as promised — some in the state's moderate Republican establishment recently did the unthinkable: endorse a Democrat for governor.<p>That's not only endangering Brownback's re-election hopes, it's also tarnishing his plans to turn one of the reddest of red states into a national model.<p>Sam Brownback left the U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 editor 29903 at http://wuis.org A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future Videographer's 'Happy' View Of Gaza Turns Tragic http://wuis.org/post/videographers-happy-view-gaza-turns-tragic <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Videographer%27s+%27Happy%27+View+Of+Gaza+Turns+Tragic&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Emily Harris 29906 at http://wuis.org Russia Will Move Clocks To Make Winter Mornings Brighter http://wuis.org/post/last-word <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Russia+Will+Move+Clocks+To+Make+Winter+Mornings+Brighter&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMjA2NTMyMDEyMjUzNzM0MjA0ODc5OA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 editor 29907 at http://wuis.org As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch http://wuis.org/post/skype-vital-bridge-palestinians-west-bank-gaza At least three times a day, Imad Abudayyah, 49, fires up his laptop at the West Bank hotel where he's currently living with his 11-year-old son, Ghassan, to reach out to relatives in the Gaza Strip. Abudayyah says Skype is the only way they can see the family members they have left behind.<p>He is a Western-educated budget expert who is working with the Palestinian Authority on finance reform, a post that makes it easier for him to obtain an Israeli permit to come and go from Gaza. But even for Abudayyah, getting permission is tough these days. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 29835 at http://wuis.org As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch Don't Make Me Come Back There: Toyota's New Parent-Friendly Options http://wuis.org/post/dont-make-me-come-back-there-toyotas-new-parent-friendly-options <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Don%27t+Make+Me+Come+Back+There%3A+Toyota%27s+New+Parent-Friendly+Options&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:24:00 +0000 editor 29836 at http://wuis.org $500,000 Gets You A 170-Foot-Tall Ketchup Bottle In Illinois http://wuis.org/post/500000-gets-you-170-foot-tall-ketchup-bottle-illinois <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=%24500%2C000+Gets+You+A+170-Foot-Tall+Ketchup+Bottle+In+Illinois&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:19:00 +0000 editor 29837 at http://wuis.org