Morning Edition on WEKU http://weku.fm en For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution http://weku.fm/post/iraqis-crisis-dividing-country-seems-poor-solution The muscular farmer sits in the basement kindergarten of the church, perched on a tiny chair intended for a child. He and his family are spending the holiday here, after being forced to flee from extremists.<p>"Our village is more than 300 years old," Ahmed Ali says of Shreikhan, near Mosul, "and we never had any such problems."<p>For most Muslims around the world, Eid is a time for gifts, feasts and visiting relatives. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:26:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 63090 at http://weku.fm For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There http://weku.fm/post/nh-promises-let-dc-residents-buy-booze-there <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=N.H.+Promises+To+Let+D.C.+Residents+Buy+Booze+There&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. New Hampshire is reassuring residents of the nation's capital that they can buy alcohol in the Granite State. A store clerk in Concord recently refused to sell liquor to a D.C. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:25:00 +0000 63089 at http://weku.fm Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting http://weku.fm/post/venezuelans-celebrate-chavez-focus-his-handwriting <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=Venezuelans+Celebrate+Chavez+With+A+Focus+On+His+Handwriting&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4OTAxNzAzMDEzMjc0MTc2MzA5ZDZlMw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:35:00 +0000 63088 at http://weku.fm On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record http://weku.fm/post/nasas-birthday-mars-rover-sets-mileage-record <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=On+NASA%27s+Birthday%2C+Mars+Rover+Sets+A+Mileage+Record&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 63084 at http://weku.fm What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL http://weku.fm/post/what-ray-rices-2-game-suspension-assault-says-about-nfl <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=What+Ray+Rice%27s+2-Game+Suspension+For+Assault+Says+About+The+NFL&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 63086 at http://weku.fm Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead http://weku.fm/post/crews-are-containing-western-wildfires-more-bad-weathers-ahead <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=Crews+Are+Containing+Western+Wildfires%2C+But+More+Bad+Weather%27s+Ahead&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTYwMDQ1MDEzMzE1ODcyMjRmY2FlMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Crews are making steady progress on a number of wildfires burning in the West which is in the midst of a terrible drought. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:55:00 +0000 63085 at http://weku.fm The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt http://weku.fm/post/ice-cream-sandwich-wouldnt-melt <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=The+Ice+Cream+Sandwich+That+Wouldn%27t+Melt&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And our last word in Business Today is indestructible ice cream. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 63045 at http://weku.fm Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza http://weku.fm/post/israelis-broadly-support-militarys-operation-gaza <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=Israelis+Broadly+Support+Military%27s+Operation+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The U.N. Security Council overnight called for an immediate, unconditional, humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 NPR: Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 63040 at http://weku.fm Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo http://weku.fm/post/colorado-rockies-hand-out-free-jerseys-typo <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=Colorado+Rockies+Hand+Out+Free+Jerseys+%E2%80%94+With+A+Typo&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer with news of an all-star spelling error. The Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in a home game Saturday night, and fans at Coors Field received replicas of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's jersey. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 63041 at http://weku.fm Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days http://weku.fm/post/calif-gets-lesson-succession-4-governors-4-days <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=Calif.+Gets+A+Lesson+In+Succession%3A+4+Governors+In+4+Days&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Californians are getting a lesson in succession as the state gets four governors in four days. Governor Jerry Brown headed for Mexico yesterday on a trade mission. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 63042 at http://weku.fm Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions http://weku.fm/post/ukraine-update <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=Fighting+In+Ukraine+Continues%3B+Russia+Dismisses+Threat+Of+Sanctions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Fierce fighting continued overnight in Eastern Ukraine on the Russian border. A new U.N. report says, the violence there has killed more than 1,100 people since mid-April. Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 63034 at http://weku.fm The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System http://weku.fm/post/week-politics-progress-upgrading-va-health-system <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=The+Week+In+Politics%3A+Progress+On+Upgrading+VA+Health+System&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Congress is heading into its last week before taking a summer recess. For a change, lawmakers are not racing the clock to overt a fiscal calamity. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ron Elving 63035 at http://weku.fm Depends Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwearness' http://weku.fm/post/last-word-1 <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=Depends+Promotes+Pants-Dropping+For+%27Underwearness%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Our last word in Business Today is drop trou.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>That's the message of an ad campaign for the Depend brand of undergarments. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 63036 at http://weku.fm U.K. Launches Licensing For Onshore Oil And Gas Exploration http://weku.fm/post/business-news-288 <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=U.K.+Launches++Licensing+For+Onshore+Oil+And+Gas+Exploration&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>NPR's Business News starts with fracking in the U.K.<p>MONTAGNE: The British government today will begin the process of offering licenses for onshore oil and gas exploration. This comes as governments across Europe are seeking to reduce their dependence on imports. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 63038 at http://weku.fm More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed http://weku.fm/post/more-half-spaniards-their-20s-are-unemployed Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — will have missed a decade or more of work. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 63039 at http://weku.fm At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change http://weku.fm/post/washingtons-training-camp-fans-are-split-name-change Washington, D.C.'s football team has opened its training camp in Richmond, Va., just weeks after <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/18/323351064/redskins-cancelled-tradmarks-spell-a-symbolic-victory-for-critics" target="_blank">trademark registrations for its name were revoked</a>.<p>In June, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Redskins' name is "disparaging" to Native Americans. And earlier this month, U.S. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 62978 at http://weku.fm At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change 'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band http://weku.fm/post/purple-rain-taught-me-how-be-band <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVDdm-bpKY</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:14:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 62988 at http://weku.fm 'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming http://weku.fm/post/jaguars-new-stadium-come-football-or-swimming In Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, the Jaguars football team will unveil what it's calling the world's largest video display at a stadium. The team also has added luxury cabanas, where fans can watch the game poolside — improvements that are designed to get the beleaguered team's fans off their couches and into the stadium.<p>When team officials announced they were adding swimming pools to the stadium, some dismissed it as a gimmick. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:13:00 +0000 62941 at http://weku.fm At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming Giant Toad Resembling Former President Attracts China's Censors http://weku.fm/post/giant-toad-resembling-former-president-attracts-chinas-censors <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=Giant+Toad+Resembling+Former+President+Attracts+China%27s+Censors&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Censors in China are trying to contain a blow-up this week, specifically, a 72-foot-tall inflatable toad installed on a Beijing lake. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09:00 +0000 62942 at http://weku.fm Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic http://weku.fm/post/death-penalty-expert-why-lethal-injection-so-problematic <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=Death+Penalty+Expert+On+Why+Lethal+Injection+Is+So+Problematic&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Arizona's execution this week added to the debate over lethal injection. It took almost two hours for condemned killer, Joseph Wood, to die. And it's the third execution by lethal injection to go wrong this year. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:42:00 +0000 62938 at http://weku.fm Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline http://weku.fm/post/oregon-proposes-ban-smoking-along-its-coastline <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=Oregon+Proposes+Ban+On+Smoking+Along+Its+Coastline&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Smokers were long ago forced to go outside, and now the outdoors is closing. Oregon is moving to ban smoking on all 362 miles of its Pacific coast. Repeat offenders could be fined $110. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:40:00 +0000 62939 at http://weku.fm Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee http://weku.fm/post/conservative-rep-desjarlais-faces-primary-challenge-tennessee <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Nashville Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.wpln.org/">http://www.wpln.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Conservative+Rep.+DesJarlais+Faces+Primary+Challenge+In+Tennessee&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 62935 at http://weku.fm It's Time For Comic-Con! http://weku.fm/post/its-time-comic-con <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=It%27s+Time+For+Comic-Con%21&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 62936 at http://weku.fm What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram? http://weku.fm/post/whats-outlook-nigerian-girls-kidnapped-boko-haram <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=What%27s+The+Outlook+For+Nigerian+Girls+Kidnapped+By+Boko+Haram%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 62937 at http://weku.fm Judge To Bulldog Thief: 'You Hid The Pup; The Jig Was Up' http://weku.fm/post/judge-bulldog-thief-you-hid-pup-jig-was <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=Judge+To+Bulldog+Thief%3A+%27You+Hid+The+Pup%3B+The+Jig+Was+Up%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NTM3OTcyMDEyNjIwNDkzMjFhNTlkZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with a story of the man sentenced to prison by the way of a poem.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>This was after he stole a bulldog puppy from its owners at gunpoint. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 62887 at http://weku.fm Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55' http://weku.fm/post/sarah-palin-gets-speeding-ticket-says-she-cant-drive-55 <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=Sarah+Palin+Gets+A+Speeding+Ticket%2C+Says+She+%27Can%27t+Drive+55%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NTM3OTcyMDEyNjIwNDkzMjFhNTlkZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Sarah Palin was busted for speeding. She faces a fine for exceeding the limit in Wasilla, Alaska. Now make your Sarah Palin jokes if you want. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 62888 at http://weku.fm A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future http://weku.fm/post/strange-political-dustup-clouds-kansas-governors-future Kansas's Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle for doing exactly what he said he would do — cut taxes.<p>Citing mounting evidence that those tax cuts are creating a budget crisis – not stimulating the Kansas economy as promised — some in the state's moderate Republican establishment recently did the unthinkable: endorse a Democrat for governor.<p>That's not only endangering Brownback's re-election hopes, it's also tarnishing his plans to turn one of the reddest of red states into a national model.<p>Sam Brownback left the U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 62880 at http://weku.fm A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future What Would Demilitarizing Gaza Entail? http://weku.fm/post/what-would-demilitarizing-gaza-entail <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=What+Would+Demilitarizing+Gaza+Entail%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTExMzYxMDEzMTU0MTU2MDdlYjM2Nw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 62883 at http://weku.fm As Millions Of People Fast For Ramadan, Does The Economy Suffer? http://weku.fm/post/millions-people-fast-ramadan-does-economy-suffer <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=As+Millions+Of+People+Fast+For+Ramadan%2C+Does+The+Economy+Suffer%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 62884 at http://weku.fm As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch http://weku.fm/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 NPR: Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 62830 at http://weku.fm As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch