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Proposed Oil Pipeline Would Cut Across Iowa

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Business is booming in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfields. Companies are working on pipeline proposals. One calls for a pipeline to be built from Iowa's northwest corner to its southeast corner.

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Morning Edition

Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Several new smartphone apps offer quick ways for college students facing dangerous or uncomfortable situations to reach out to friends, connect with resources on campus or call the police.

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Morning Edition

Amateurism's Dying Hour

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Frank Deford says that, with recent legal developments, the stage is set for college athletes to get paid for their performances. Will March Madness ever be the same again?

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In Stockton, Calif., Punks Are The New Mall Rats

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Abandoned storefronts in strip malls are common here in one of the largest cities to file for bankruptcy. But one abandoned storefront plays host to a thriving punk indie music scene.

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All Things Considered

How Campus Sexual Assaults Came To Command New Attention

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In just a few years, the issue has gone from mostly whispers to receiving the attention of the White House. Now, colleges throughout the country are trying to increase awareness about the issue.

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All Things Considered

Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.

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All Things Considered

Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The urine test employers typically use to detect marijuana picks up cannabis smoked or swallowed days or weeks earlier. Should firms be allowed to fire workers who legally use marijuana at home?

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All Things Considered

In Ferguson Shooting's Tumultuous Wake, Leaders Call For Peace And Protest

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tensions are still high in a Missouri town where a black teenager was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday. Religious leaders and activists are calling for calm and peaceful demonstrations after three nights of protests that alternately involved looting and police in riot gear.

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Morning Edition

Wisconsin Man Spends Wedding Night In Jail

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

After going to a bar, the man got into an argument, threw a mug of beer against a wall, nearly hit someone and was arrested. He was still dressed in his white tuxedo as police led him off to jail.

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Milwaukee Finds A Fix For Stormwater Overflows: Abandoned Basements

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Stormwater and sewage backing up into someone's basement is a disaster. But a city official realized that if that basement is in a home that's going to be razed, flooding it could save other homes.

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Morning Edition

Dead Woman Insists On 'Wizard Of Oz' Obit

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Joanna Scarpitti loved that movie so much that she made her daughter promise that when she died that a famous line would be used in her obituary. Scarpitti's obit began: "Ding dong the witch is dead."

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Morning Edition

Meet Viv, A More Complex Siri

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.

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Morning Edition

Versatile Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Williams became a household name in 1978 starring in the TV sitcom Mork & Mindy. He went on to appear in films such as Good Morning Vietnam and Good Will Hunting, a role which earned him an Oscar.

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Morning Edition

Migrants Jam LA Courtroom For Deportation Hearing

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A critique of America's immigration policy is that people ordered to immigration court often don't show up. Steve Inskeep went to an immigration court in Los Angeles to see if that narrative is true.

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Standoff Paralyzes New England Grocery Chain, Hurts Customers

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Worker protests have brought business to a standstill, forcing managers to tell thousands of part-time employees to stay home. Workers demand the return of their ousted CEO.

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Morning Edition

Internet Sales Threaten Shopping Mall Culture

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Detroit created the car culture and the shopping mall exists because of that culture. But the shopping mall is partly responsible for Detroit's downfall. Now, the mall is threatened by the Internet.

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Morning Edition

In Time Of Drought, Arizona's Alfalfa Exports Are Criticized

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

As the West moves more into a record-setting drought, many are taking a look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.

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Morning Edition

Craft Brewers Tweak N.C. Water To Match Western Mountain Flavor

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Several craft beer makers from the western U.S. are setting up operations in the East. But producing there means they must tinker with local water so the beer tastes the same wherever it's brewed.

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Teaching Swim Lessons Keeps Young Woman's Budget Afloat

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Alexis Powers, who lives in Atlanta, recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in anthropology. She doesn't have a 9-to-5 job and is hustling to help support herself.

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All Things Considered

After Factory Layoffs, Struggling To Stay On The Economic Ladder

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lynn Eldredge has had six different jobs since he was laid off from a tractor manufacturer in 2000. Fourteen years later, he makes the same amount of money at his current job that he did back then.

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