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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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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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Morning Edition

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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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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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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All Things Considered

Two Ways President Obama Could Act On Immigration

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Obama administration is considering executive action on immigration, and it could come within weeks.

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All Things Considered

Why Are Men Leaving The American Workforce?

Monday, August 11, 2014

In the 1960s, men slowly but surely began leaving the workforce and many never came back. The trend continues today. Economists cite a number of reasons, from technology to international competition.

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All Things Considered

A Snapshot Of The Spike In Inequality, As Seen From Dayton

Monday, August 11, 2014

A new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors has found that jobs gained since the recession pay dramatically less than the jobs lost during the recession. To comment on the findings, Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, speaks with Melissa Block.

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Morning Edition

Exotic Dancers Protest Outside Church

Monday, August 11, 2014

For years, a local church held protests outside a club in central Ohio where the dancers worked. On Sunday, six dancers, dressed for work, showed up to demonstrate outside the church.

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Morning Edition

Detroit Struggles To Get People Who Bailed On Water Bills To Pay

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bankrupt Detroit is dealing with $90 million in delinquent water bills. And it's not just residents who aren't paying their water bills, even some businesses have missed payments.

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Morning Edition

Use Of Experimental Ebola Serum Raises Ethical Questions

Monday, August 11, 2014

David Greene talks to University of Wisconsin bioethicist and former FDA adviser Alta Charo about ethical issues related to experimental treatments for the Ebola virus.

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Morning Edition

Missionaries Who Return To North Carolina Will Be Quarantined

Monday, August 11, 2014

Charlotte prepares to receive several missionaries back from Liberia who were there helping Ebola patients. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Megan Davies, the state epidemiologist of North Carolina

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Morning Edition

Items Up For Sale At Unclaimed Baggage Center Reflect Trends

Monday, August 11, 2014

It has been called the lost luggage capital of the world. Bags and suitcases that can't be reunited with their owners end up in northern Alabama at the Unclaimed Baggage Center.

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Morning Edition

Scientists Investigate Outbreak Of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sea stars, commonly referred to as starfish, are experiencing a massive die off. Sea star wasting syndrome has wiped out millions of them along the West Coast — from Mexico to Canada.

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Morning Edition

Vigil For Mo. Teen Killed By Police Officer Spirals Into Violence

Monday, August 11, 2014

In a suburb of St. Louis Sunday night, what was supposed to be a peaceful protest against the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer on Saturday, disintegrated into looting and violence.

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Morning Edition

Amazon Blocks Pre-Orders Of Some Disney Movies

Monday, August 11, 2014

Amazon is taking on another big media company, Disney. The action comes at a time when the retailer's contract dispute with the Hachette Book group is heating up.

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Morning Edition

Critics Blame Airbnb For San Francisco's Housing Problems

Monday, August 11, 2014

Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.

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Morning Edition

Putting Power Tools In The Hands Of 5-Year-Olds

Monday, August 11, 2014

To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.

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