Morning Edition http://kbia.org en As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch http://kbia.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 56573 at http://kbia.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://kbia.org/post/dont-make-me-come-back-there-toyotas-new-parent-friendly-options The new Sienna minivan has an optional pull-down mirror to allow better surveillance of the backseat, and a "Driver Easy Speak" feature that lets you speak to the kids without shouting. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:24:00 +0000 editor 56574 at http://kbia.org $500,000 Gets You A 170-Foot-Tall Ketchup Bottle In Illinois http://kbia.org/post/500000-gets-you-170-foot-tall-ketchup-bottle-illinois The condiment container towers above the former Brooks Old Original and Tangy Ketchup factory. The company moved out decades ago; now the space is for sale. It doesn't come with a giant side of fries. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:19:00 +0000 editor 56575 at http://kbia.org Rubio Interview Sparks Heated Comments On Immigration, Economy http://kbia.org/post/rubio-interview-sparks-heated-comments-immigration-economy Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Walter of Cook Political Report about the social media response to his two-part interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 editor 56570 at http://kbia.org U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17 http://kbia.org/post/us-intelligence-tracking-what-happened-flight-mh17 Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 56560 at http://kbia.org Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager' http://kbia.org/post/jenny-lewis-stands-out-voyager <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=Jenny+Lewis+Stands+Out+With+%27Voyager%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 56569 at http://kbia.org Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States http://kbia.org/post/federal-court-throws-out-health-care-subsidies-36-states Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 editor 56519 at http://kbia.org Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame http://kbia.org/post/sheriff-puts-inmates-back-stripes-orange-jumpsuits-gain-fame Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A sheriff in Michigan is concerned that the popular series "Orange Is The New Black" has turned orange prison jumpsuits into a fashion statement, like it's cool to be in jail. So concerned, he's requiring inmates to wear old-fashioned black-and-white-striped jumpsuits in place of the orange ones. Sheriff Will Federspiel told The Saginaw News that a lot of inmates don't like the new jumpsuits. His response - too bad, don't come to jail. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:27:00 +0000 editor 56502 at http://kbia.org Woman Will Officiate Big 12 Football Game For The First Time http://kbia.org/post/woman-will-officiate-big-12-football-game-first-time Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with congratulations to Catherine Conti. Cat Conti will be the first woman to officiate a football game in the Big 12 Conference. She'll be part of the crew when Kansas plays Southeast Missouri State. The officiating supervisor says she got that job because she's, quote, "darned good." Kansas coach Charlie Weis says because of Ms. Conti, he will try not to swear as much.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Actually, Coach Weis, equality means curse away.<p>INSKEEP: It's [bleep] MORNING EDITION. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000 editor 56501 at http://kbia.org Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins http://kbia.org/post/violence-flares-libya-leaving-main-airport-ruins Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now while Secretary Kerry is in Egypt, the country next door is in turmoil. Libya is a place where warring militias spent the last week locked in battle for control of the main international airport in the capital, Tripoli. That fighting has left dozens dead and forced the closing of the main air link into the country. Reporter Chris Stevens is a correspondent for The Guardian. He's on the line from Tripoli. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 editor 56490 at http://kbia.org Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker http://kbia.org/post/telecommuting-didnt-work-out-one-transplanted-worker Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>This summer, we're also focusing on the high rate of youth unemployment and hearing what some out-of-work younger adults are doing to make ends meet. Christina Gastlelum is 32. She recently moved to Maine from New York City. She tried to keep doing her job as vice president of a nonprofit remotely which did not work out.<p>CHRISTINA GASTLELUM: That was not an ideal working situation for that particular job. So at the end of March, we broke up. While I'm collecting unemployment, it really isn't enough money to survive or even pay my mortgage at all. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 editor 56499 at http://kbia.org Rosetta Spacecraft Readies For Rendezvous With Comet http://kbia.org/post/rosetta-spacecraft-readies-rendezvous-comet Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Next month, the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe will catch up with a comet, which it has been chasing across the solar system for a decade. Once there, the Rosetta probe will take pictures, make measurements and drop a probe down to the comet's surface. Last January, NPR science correspondent Joe Palca reported that for more than two years the spacecraft had shut off most of its instruments, including the radio for communicating with Earth, in order to save energy. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Joe Palca 56500 at http://kbia.org To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them http://kbia.org/post/save-these-pigs-ky-farmer-says-we-have-eat-them Robertson County has the smallest population of any county in the state of Kentucky, and it's the only one, word has it, without a stoplight.<p>So it's an unlikely place to find a campaign to keep the food system more genetically diverse. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:52:00 +0000 Leslie Guttman 56451 at http://kbia.org To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them Company Says It Can Cure Your Hangover – For Up To $300 A Visit http://kbia.org/post/company-says-it-can-cure-your-hangover-300-visit Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. People waking up with a hellacious hangover often say they'd pretty much give anything to make it go away. And a new company promising to do just that is thriving in New York. For up to $300 a visit, it will send a nurse to your home armed with medicine and - this is key - an IV for instant rehydration. Given the treatment cost more than the night out at the bar, though, you might want to stick with the hair of the dog. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:36:00 +0000 editor 56449 at http://kbia.org Arkansas Razorbacks Trademark Famous Hog Call http://kbia.org/post/arkansas-razorbacks-trademark-famous-hog-call The famous hog call chanted by fans of the sports teams of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks is now a registered trademark owned by the school. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:06:00 +0000 editor 56445 at http://kbia.org Report Of Expired Meat Sparks Food Safety Scare In China http://kbia.org/post/report-expired-meat-sparks-food-safety-scare-china Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>NPR's business news begins with another food safety scare in China. It affects some American fast food restaurants in China. They've stopped using meat from a supplier in Shanghai, after reports that the supplier was selling expired beef and chicken. A local TV station alleges that workers at the Shanghai Husi Food Company, owned by the Illinois-based OSI group, repackaged stale beef and chicken with new expiration dates and the food was then sold to McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:06:00 +0000 editor 56446 at http://kbia.org How Many Frequent Flyer Miles Can You Get With A $36M Charge? http://kbia.org/post/how-many-frequent-flyer-miles-can-you-get-36m-charge Last spring a man bought an ancient Chinese ceramic cup, sold by Sotheby's Hong Kong. The price: $36 million. But because of currency rules, he paid with his American Express card. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:06:00 +0000 editor 56447 at http://kbia.org After An Ultimatum, Christians Flee Iraqi City http://kbia.org/post/after-ultimatum-christians-flee-iraqi-city-en-masse For the first time since the first century, there are basically no Christians left in the historic Iraqi city of Mosul. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 56442 at http://kbia.org International Observers Work To Keep Tabs On Site Of Malaysia Jet Crash http://kbia.org/post/international-observers-work-keep-tabs-site-malaysia-jet-crash Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Secretary of State John Kerry spent a lot of time on TV yesterday, laying out what he says is extraordinary circumstantial evidence that rebels in Eastern Ukraine shot down the Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 56443 at http://kbia.org Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts http://kbia.org/post/legal-battle-looms-over-florida-congressional-districts With the midterm election a little more than three months away, a legal battle in Florida has cast uncertainty over the state's upcoming congressional races.<p>A state judge ruled this month that maps for two of Florida's 27 congressional districts violated the state constitution. He ordered the Legislature to redraw the maps.<p>The question now is when.<p>Like most states, Florida redrew the maps for its congressional districts after the 2010 census. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 Greg Allen 56444 at http://kbia.org Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts On Its Way To Kuala Lumpur, Plane Brought Down Over Ukraine http://kbia.org/post/its-way-kuala-lumpur-plane-brought-down-over-ukraine Many experts question the decision to fly near the fighting in Ukraine. Some airlines have circumvented the country for weeks. In March, a Malaysia Airlines plane went missing on a flight to Beijing. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:56:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 56347 at http://kbia.org British Parliament Member Gets Stuck In Restroom http://kbia.org/post/british-parliament-member-gets-stuck-restroom Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm David Greene. Michael Gove, a member of Britain's Parliament, might be feeling a little flushed. He got stuck in the bathroom on Wednesday, his first full day as chief whip - that's the person in charge of making sure members of his party are in place to vote the right way. Now, a colleague came to Gove's defense, pointing out that knowing who is using the toilet at any moment is part of the whip's job, so he was likely just carrying out his duties. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:10:00 +0000 editor 56345 at http://kbia.org Reminder: Better Pay Your Trash Bill http://kbia.org/post/reminder-better-pay-your-trash-bill Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a reminder to pay your trash bill. This comes courtesy of a trash hauling company in Redwing Minnesota. The company is called Paul's Industrial Garage, P-I-G, PIG. A customer did not pay for trash hauling, so a company employee dumped almost two tons of garbage on his lawn. PIG has now been fined for dumping, quote, "wet putrescible waste."<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Putrescible?<p>INSKEEP: David, I looked it up. It means liable to decay or subject to putrefaction. It's MORNING EDITION. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:49:00 +0000 editor 56346 at http://kbia.org When It Comes To Thinking, 2 Fish Heads Are Better Than 1 http://kbia.org/post/when-it-comes-thinking-2-fish-heads-are-better-1 Maybe we can learn from fish — they don't call a group of them a school for nothing. Researchers found that when 2 fish swim together, they make better decisions than when 2 fish are swimming alone. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 editor 56340 at http://kbia.org Actor Kurt Russell Talks About The Family Business: Baseball http://kbia.org/post/actor-kurt-russell-talks-about-family-business-baseball Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>The Portland Mavericks were a minor league baseball team that played in the 1970s. Their story is told in a new documentary on Netflix. It's called "The Battered Bastards Of Baseball." This team was irreverent, unorthodox. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 editor 56341 at http://kbia.org Afghan Businesses: Election Season Caused Economic Hardship http://kbia.org/post/afghan-businesses-election-season-caused-economic-hardship Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Afghanistan is a little closer to having a new president. The country has launched an audit of every VOTE cast in last month's runoff election to ensure the outcome is free fraud. Now, in many countries election season means big money for pollsters and media consultants and restaurants and local TV stations. But as the fight for power in Afghanistan continues, businesses across Kabul have faced hardship. NPR's Sean Carberry reports.<p>SEAN CARBERRY, BYLINE: Abdullah Abdullah's one of the two candidates waiting for the results. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 editor 56342 at http://kbia.org Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoffs Yet: Up To 18,000 Workers http://kbia.org/post/microsoft-announces-biggest-layoffs-yet-18000-workers In the largest layoff in the company's history, it's stripping 14 percent of its workforce. CEO Satya Nadella says it's part of a plan to make the 39-year-old company more agile and productive. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:22:00 +0000 editor 56290 at http://kbia.org Washington State Man Tries To Rid House Of Spider http://kbia.org/post/washington-state-man-tries-rid-house-spider Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Some people really don't like spiders. So you can sympathize with the Washington state man who found a spider in his laundry room. Maybe showing a touch of arachnophobia, he made a makeshift blowtorch. He took a lighter and a can of spray paint. He sprayed flames toward the spider. And of course, he set his house on fire, costing $60,000 worth of damage. We have no word as of this morning on the spider's condition. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:31:00 +0000 editor 56279 at http://kbia.org Panama's Ex-Strongman Sues Over 'Call Of Duty' Video Game http://kbia.org/post/panamas-ex-strongman-sues-over-call-duty-video-game Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Panama's most famous dictator is suing the makers of "Call of Duty." In the video game "Black Ops 2," Manuel Noriega is a character who works with and turns against the CIA.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF VIDEO GAME, "BLACK OPS 2")<p>UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (As Manuel Noriega) (Spanish spoken).<p>MONTAGNE: Noriega accuses the makers of profiting from his likeness and harming his reputation - nevermind that he is currently serving a prison sentence for murder. Its MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:43:00 +0000 editor 56276 at http://kbia.org U.S. Border Patrol Chief Faces Media Scrutiny Head-On http://kbia.org/post/us-border-patrol-chief-faces-media-scrutiny-head Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And we've been reporting on another border controversy, a series of violent incidents in which U.S. Border Patrol agents killed civilians. Sometimes, years passed without any conclusion on whether the shootings were right or wrong.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>A new commissioner, Gil Kerlikowske, says that Border Patrol needs to show greater openness. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:55:00 +0000 editor 56274 at http://kbia.org