NPR's Morning Edition and KUER's Local News on KUER 1 http://kuer.org en Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States http://kuer.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 49629 at http://kuer.org Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame http://kuer.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 49615 at http://kuer.org Woman Will Officiate Big 12 Football Game For The First Time http://kuer.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 49614 at http://kuer.org Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins http://kuer.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 49603 at http://kuer.org Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire http://kuer.org/post/kerrys-aim-egypt-first-get-israel-and-hamas-cease-fire Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The death toll continues to climb as Israel presses on with its ground operation in Gaza.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The Palestinian Ministry of Health says more than 600 Gazans have been killed - a quarter of them children. And Israel says 27 of its soldiers and two civilians have died.<p>MONTAGNE: Israel and the Hamas militant group both say they will not stop fighting until their primary objectives are met. Israel says it wants to destroy the tunnels Hamas has built from Gaza into Israel. Hamas wants the blockade of Gaza to end. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 49604 at http://kuer.org Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker http://kuer.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 49612 at http://kuer.org Rosetta Spacecraft Readies For Rendezvous With Comet http://kuer.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 49613 at http://kuer.org To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them http://kuer.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 49569 at http://kuer.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://kuer.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 49567 at http://kuer.org Arkansas Razorbacks Trademark Famous Hog Call http://kuer.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 49562 at http://kuer.org Report Of Expired Meat Sparks Food Safety Scare In China http://kuer.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 49563 at http://kuer.org How Many Frequent Flyer Miles Can You Get With A $36M Charge? http://kuer.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 49564 at http://kuer.org After An Ultimatum, Christians Flee Iraqi City http://kuer.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 49559 at http://kuer.org International Observers Work To Keep Tabs On Site Of Malaysia Jet Crash http://kuer.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 49560 at http://kuer.org Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts http://kuer.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 49561 at http://kuer.org Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts On Its Way To Kuala Lumpur, Plane Brought Down Over Ukraine http://kuer.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 49464 at http://kuer.org British Parliament Member Gets Stuck In Restroom http://kuer.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 49461 at http://kuer.org Reminder: Better Pay Your Trash Bill http://kuer.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 49462 at http://kuer.org When It Comes To Thinking, 2 Fish Heads Are Better Than 1 http://kuer.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 49457 at http://kuer.org Actor Kurt Russell Talks About The Family Business: Baseball http://kuer.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 49458 at http://kuer.org Afghan Businesses: Election Season Caused Economic Hardship http://kuer.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 49459 at http://kuer.org Sony Forgets To Renew Games Domain Name http://kuer.org/post/last-word-business-202 Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And now to today's last word in Business, which is shutdown.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>That's what happened to Sony's popular online gaming service Tuesday morning after the company forgot to renew a key domain name.<p>GREENE: This domain name was for the site www.sonyonline.net. The lapse temporarily knocked out online games like "EverQuest" and "Landmark."<p>INSKEEP: OK, so how did they forget? Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 editor 49463 at http://kuer.org Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoffs Yet: Up To 18,000 Workers http://kuer.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 15:05:00 +0000 editor 49408 at http://kuer.org Washington State Man Tries To Rid House Of Spider http://kuer.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 49401 at http://kuer.org Panama's Ex-Strongman Sues Over 'Call Of Duty' Video Game http://kuer.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 49398 at http://kuer.org U.S. Border Patrol Chief Faces Media Scrutiny Head-On http://kuer.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 49396 at http://kuer.org Seattle Cab Drivers Go Back To School To Learn Manners http://kuer.org/post/last-word-business-201 The cabbies are trying to win back customers lost to ride service companies like Uber and Lyft, whose customers rate their drivers. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:55:00 +0000 editor 49399 at http://kuer.org 'Voices of Cycling' Duo Has Shared A Mic For 29 Years http://kuer.org/post/2-top-riders-out-tour-de-france-could-have-surprise-winner Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen have covered the Tour de France, the sport's most grueling race, together for decades and have developed a rapport that viewers appreciate. <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=%27Voices+of+Cycling%27+Duo+Has+Shared+A+Mic+For+29+Years&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3ODg0ODc2MDEzMTE4NzIxMjhiYTVmNQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:10:00 +0000 editor 49393 at http://kuer.org N.C. Governor Causes Controversy With Poet Laureate Appointment http://kuer.org/post/north-carolinas-governor-causes-controvery-poet-laureate-appointment Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>We have a report this morning on a controversy in the rough-and-tumble bare-knuckle world of poetry. North Carolina has a new poet laureate, Governor Pat McCrory appointed a state employee whose work is self-published. The governor acted without input from the state Arts Council which has some in the literary community upset. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:10:00 +0000 editor 49394 at http://kuer.org Commission To Decide If Some Federal Inmates Will Be Let Out Early http://kuer.org/post/commission-decide-if-50000-federal-inmates-will-be-released-early Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>One of the most significant changes to the criminal justice system in a generation will be on the table tomorrow here in Washington. The U.S. Sentencing Commission is set to vote on a plan that could send tens of thousands of federal prison inmates home early by reducing prison terms for drug trafficking. It's getting mixed reviews from both law enforcement and some civil rights groups. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:10:00 +0000 editor 49395 at http://kuer.org