Middle East
4:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Hopes And Hazards Of A Cease-Fire: A View From Israel

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 6:24 pm

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This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

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Middle East
4:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Hopes And Hazards Of A Cease-Fire: A View From Gaza City

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 6:24 pm

For a Gazan perspective on the prospect of a cease-fire, Robert Siegel talks to Mukhaimer Abu Sada, a political scientist at Al-Azhar University. They discuss the Israeli air strikes in Gaza and what must happen before fighting settles.

Remembrances
4:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

In Memory Of Lorin Maazel, The Maestro Behind The Castleton Festival

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 6:24 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

A week ago, my wife and I drove deep into the Piedmont region of Virginia to Rappahannock County in the lush foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our destination was a chamber concert at the Castleton Festival, a showplace for young musicians.

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Author Interviews
3:34 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company

Author Beth Macy worked for years as a reporter for the Roanoke Times. "When I became a journalist, I gravitated to those kinds of stories of what I call 'outsiders and underdogs,' " she says.
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In the town of Bassett in southern Virginia, some of the downtown street lights are dark. The lamps, maintained by the once prosperous Bassett Furniture Co., are now funded by voluntary contributions from residents and businesses — when they can afford it.

Bassett is just one of many towns and cities in Virginia and North Carolina where scores of furniture-making plants have closed in the past 20 years, mostly because of competition from China and other foreign countries.

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Book Reviews
3:34 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

'Mockingbird Next Door': A Genteel Peek Into Harper Lee's Quiet Life

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 9:53 pm

It's probably the most oft-cited literary fantasy of all time: I'm talking about that passage in Catcher in the Rye where Holden Caulfield says: "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."

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Remembrances
3:34 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

'Fresh Air' Remembers South African Writer Nadine Gordimer

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1:22 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Water Main Repaired, but Boil Water Advisory Remains in Vicksburg

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Free bottled water is being made available to residents
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  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - A water boil advisory continues for Vicksburg residents on Monday following the repair of a water main break at Main and Prairie streets in the heart of downtown Vicksburg. Ron Smith, Vicksburg village trustee and president pro-tem of the Vicksburg Village Council, said water service has been restored to Vicksburg residents but the boil order is still in effect.
U.S.
1:06 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

A Year After Trayvon-Zimmerman Verdict, What's Changed?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We'd like to return now to a story that sparked a great deal discussion, soul-searching and emotion last year. A year ago, July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of all charges in the 2012 shooting death of the unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. The verdict sparked protests and intense emotion for many different people, but most especially the family of the teenager who was shot by the neighborhood watch volunteer while walking home from an errand. Here's Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, speaking after the verdict.

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Music Interviews
1:06 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Singer Sheryl Crow: Learning To Feel Helped Me Make Better Music

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. As we head toward production of our final program on August 1, we've been bringing you encores of some of our favorite conversations. Today, we're hearing again from Grammy-winning recording artist Sheryl Crow. She's been a rock star for more than a decade. Her breakthrough came in 1993 with her debut album, "Tuesday Night Music Club," and the monster hit "All I Want To Do." Well, seven albums and nine Grammys later, she's got a new concert video out featuring the late Johnny Cash.

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Music
1:06 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

TMM Editor: Esperanza Spalding's 'I Know You Know' Is My Theme Song

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Finally today it's time for the feature we call In Your Ear. Throughout our years on the air we've been asking some of our guests to share the music that inspires them. And in our final weeks on the air we thought it would be nice to hear about the songs members of our staff are listening to. Editor Tanya Ballard Brown advises us on All Things Digital but we wanted to hear what's on her playlist.

TONYA BALLARD BROWN, BYLINE: I'm Tonya Ballard Brown an editor with npr.org, and this is what's playing in my ear.

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Business
12:34 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Citigroup Settles Subprime Mortgage Case For $7 Billion

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Citigroup has agreed to settle allegations that it defrauded investors in the years leading up to the financial crisis. The settlement requires Citigroup to pay $7 billion. Two and a half billion will go toward mortgage relief for homeowners. Now, this settlement involves mortgage-backed securities the bank packaged and sold to investors, and it was announced this morning by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. We're going to talk this through with NPR's Jim Zarroli who's on the line. Jim, good morning.

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SW Michigan
10:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Arcus Center Gets New Director

Mia Henry
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The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College has a new leader. The college says it’s picked Mia Henry as the center’s executive director. She replaces former Arcus Center director Jaime Grant.

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Business
8:22 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Citigroup Agrees To Settlement Over Risky Mortgages

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 12:34 pm

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July 14, 2014
8:11 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WestSouthwest July 14, 2014

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WestSoiuthwest July 14, 2014

An analysis of the only ballot proposal on the August ballot, and an effort to get voters to focus on children's issues in this year's election. 

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Election 2014
8:09 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WSW: Children's Issues in This Year's Election

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WestSouthwest with Matt Gillard

There's "pocket book," "hot button" and social issues. Then there's the "Sandbox Party." 

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Asia
7:51 am
Mon July 14, 2014

McDonald's Is A Popular Wedding Destination In Hong Kong

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 12:34 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

You know, nothing says happily ever after like a big Mac - at least in Hong Kong. Their McDonald's has become a popular wedding destination. It's fast food venues now offer wedding packages. The Deluxe includes a pair of balloon wedding rings, and a crystal McDonald's house.

It seems the young couples have fond memories of first dates of Hong Kong McDonald's, where true love blossomed under golden arches.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

7:48 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Community Arts Awards Presented

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WMUK Grassroots host Mark Sahlgren among those honored for his contribution to the arts
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KALAMAZOO, MI -- The 2014 Community Arts Awards were given out Sunday during an event in Bronson Park. The awards, given annually by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo since 1985, were presented during the Concerts in the Park on Sunday in Bronson Park, where the Gene Kniffic Trio performed as part of the Fontana Summer Arts Series.
7:37 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Ban on Pier Jumping Not Likely This Summer in Saint Joseph

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Concerns raised over difficulty in catching offenders, and time spent by law enforcement
ST. JOSEPH - Jumping into Lake Michigan from either of the twin piers on the St. Joseph River harbor may not be the smartest thing to do.
Election 2014
7:15 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WSW: Voters Will Decide Fate of Personal Property Tax

File photo of Three Rivers City Hall. The Citizen's Research Council report shows Three Rivers is one of the Michigan municipalities that relies most heavily on the Personal Property Tax
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WestSouthwest with Eric Lupher

Most statewide ballot questions are decided in November. But one proposal on the August ballot would change how property taxes are assessed in Michigan. 

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Around the Nation
7:12 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Underwater Concert

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 12:34 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Hundreds of people attended an underwater concert on Saturday. It happened at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Four hours of music were piped through underwater speakers as we're hearing now - songs from "Flipper" and "the Little Mermaid" were played, it is said, to entertain diverse, snorkelers and marine life. No word if any dolphins asked for the music to be turned down or if they requested music from "Moby Dick" or "Jaws." It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

6:15 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Michigan Legislature Could Vote on Marijuana and Roads During Summer Session

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Lawmakers adjourned for summer last month without a long-term plan for fixing roads
LANSING - The Legislature has a few session days scheduled through July and August that traditionally have been used to introduce bills and not much more. Roll call generally isn't taken and neither are any votes. But this year, that might change.
6:08 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Report Has Troubling Signs for Calhoun County Workforce

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Upjohn Institute finds low labor force participation rate
Forty percent of Calhoun County's working-age residents don't have a job and aren't looking for one, according to data released by the Kalamazoo-based W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Using the average of data from 2010 to 2012, the institute reported that the county has a 60.4 percent labor participation rate.
NPR Story
5:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

2008 Law Is At The Center Of Immigration Dispute

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 12:34 pm

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Its MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning I'm Steve Inskeep.

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And I'm Renee Montagne. As children from Central America continue to arrive across the Southern U.S. border there are many questions over the law.

INSKEEP: There's a 2008 law that some people want to change. It assures due process for minors crossing the border and some officials want immigration officials to have more flexibility to speed up the processing of those children.

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Italian Workers Try To Refloat Capsized Costa Concordia

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 12:34 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The most complicated part of the largest maritime salvage in history gets underway in Italy today. It's the re-floating of the 1,000 foot long wreck of the Costa Concordia - a luxury liner capsized in 2012.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli joins us on the line from an island off the Tuscan coast.

Hi, Sylvia.

SYLVIA POGGIOLI, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.

INSKEEP: So, what have you seen?

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Gaza Conflict Enters 7th Day, Israel Downs Drone

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 12:34 pm

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne. Israel says, it shot down a drone this morning near one of it's coastal cities, about 20 miles north of Gaza. The armed wing of Hamas is claiming the drone, saying it's the first time it's sent an unmanned aircraft into Israel.

For more on the week-long conflict between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip, we turn now to NPR's Emily Harris who is in Gaza City. Good morning.

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Israel's U.S. Ambassador: We're Fighting In Surgical Fashion

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 12:34 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

We're hearing many voices about the latest conflict this week. Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States is next. He's on the line. Ambassador, welcome back to the program.

RON DERMER: Thank you for having me again.

INSKEEP: OK. So the tactics here seem pretty clear. Hamas is shooting from Gaza into Israel. So Israel is shooting into Gaza. But can you take us a little farther than that, Ambassador, into the long-term - into strategy? What strategic gain is Israel making by its moves in the last several days?

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Firemen's Ball Ushers In France's Bastille Day

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 12:34 pm

On this day in 1789, crowds stormed the Bastille prison, where the king kept his enemies. The monarchy was overthrown in a revolution.

9:49 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Battle Creek City Commissioner Critical of Police Chief Search

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Fellow commissioners question whether Jeff Domenico's e-mails violated ethics and the city charter
Commissioner Jeff Domenico was a vocal critic of past Battle Creek police leadership, and he didn't mince words when he gave his opinion about the recent chief search. "Shouldn't we expect our police chief to have some experience as a supervisor in a police department?"
9:37 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Boil Water Advisory in Vicksburg

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Residents advised to boil water for 20 minutes before consumption or food preparation
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - Vicksburg residents are under a boil order advisory after a water main ruptured in the village.
9:33 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

A Year Into Detroit Bankruptcy, October Exit Looks Realistic

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Pensioners appear to have backed "grand bargain"
One year into bankruptcy, a grand coalition emerges to move Detroit forward The grand bargain to help resolve Detroit's bankruptcy has given birth to a grand coalition - with pensioners and unions backing the city's sweeping restructuring plan.

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