Morning Edition http://wrvo.org en Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States http://wrvo.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 17:38:00 +0000 editor 59250 at http://wrvo.org Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame http://wrvo.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 10:53:00 +0000 editor 59234 at http://wrvo.org Preservation League announces new plans for old buildings http://wrvo.org/post/preservation-league-announces-new-plans-old-buildings <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everything old is new again, so the saying goes. With that in mind, the Preservation League of New York State announced a plan to </span>repurpose<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> five vacant industrial buildings in the Capital region with the hopes of attracting young professionals and revitalizing communities.</span></p><p>The Industrial Heritage Reuse Project, or "trendy hipster bait," launched on Thursday in hopes of breathing new live into old buildings.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:24:18 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 59063 at http://wrvo.org Preservation League announces new plans for old buildings Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire http://wrvo.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 09:25:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 59222 at http://wrvo.org Woman Will Officiate Big 12 Football Game For The First Time http://wrvo.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 59230 at http://wrvo.org Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker http://wrvo.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 09:25:00 +0000 editor 59231 at http://wrvo.org Rosetta Spacecraft Readies For Rendezvous With Comet http://wrvo.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 59232 at http://wrvo.org Despite construction and ribbon cuttings, Syracuse lags in job creation http://wrvo.org/post/despite-construction-and-ribbon-cuttings-syracuse-lags-job-creation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sight of cranes in the air, and shovels in the ground abound in central New York this summer.&nbsp; That doesn’t jive though, with the latest job figures from New York state that the Syracuse area continues to lose jobs at an alarming rate.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:29:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59186 at http://wrvo.org Despite construction and ribbon cuttings, Syracuse lags in job creation To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them http://wrvo.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 59181 at http://wrvo.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://wrvo.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 10:35:00 +0000 editor 59176 at http://wrvo.org Arkansas Razorbacks Trademark Famous Hog Call http://wrvo.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 59177 at http://wrvo.org Report Of Expired Meat Sparks Food Safety Scare In China http://wrvo.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 09:57:00 +0000 editor 59173 at http://wrvo.org How Many Frequent Flyer Miles Can You Get With A $36M Charge? http://wrvo.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 09:55:00 +0000 editor 59174 at http://wrvo.org After An Ultimatum, Christians Flee Iraqi City http://wrvo.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 59175 at http://wrvo.org Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in education commissioner http://wrvo.org/post/teachers-union-not-ready-reverse-no-confidence-vote-education-commissioner <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president of the state’s teachers’ union says members are not yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59091 at http://wrvo.org Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in education commissioner International Observers Work To Keep Tabs On Site Of Malaysia Jet Crash http://wrvo.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 09:15:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 59169 at http://wrvo.org Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts http://wrvo.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 09:15:00 +0000 Greg Allen 59170 at http://wrvo.org Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts White House Faces Foreign Crises On Multiple Fronts http://wrvo.org/post/white-house-faces-foreign-crises-multiple-fronts NPR's Cokie Roberts and Ari Shapiro, and Fiona Hill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discuss the shooting down of a passenger jet in Ukraine and the Israeli military invasion of Gaza. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:15:00 +0000 editor 59171 at http://wrvo.org Why heroin is back http://wrvo.org/post/why-heroin-back <p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:43:54 +0000 Catherine Loper 59076 at http://wrvo.org Why heroin is back On Its Way To Kuala Lumpur, Plane Brought Down Over Ukraine http://wrvo.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 11:12:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 59074 at http://wrvo.org British Parliament Member Gets Stuck In Restroom http://wrvo.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 59073 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse could become temporary home for immigrant children http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-could-become-temporary-home-immigrant-children <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse could be a potential landing spot for unaccompanied immigrant children who’ve been crossing the Mexican border in droves in recent months. Mayor Stephanie Miner is hoping a letter to the president can bring those kids to central New York sooner rather than later.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:54:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59057 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse could become temporary home for immigrant children Reminder: Better Pay Your Trash Bill http://wrvo.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 59070 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo creates fourth ballot line for reelection http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-creates-fourth-ballot-line-reelection <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo is creating another ballot line for the November elections -- the Women’s Equality line.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59051 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo creates fourth ballot line for reelection When It Comes To Thinking, 2 Fish Heads Are Better Than 1 http://wrvo.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 59071 at http://wrvo.org Actor Kurt Russell Talks About The Family Business: Baseball http://wrvo.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 59072 at http://wrvo.org Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoffs Yet: Up To 18,000 Workers http://wrvo.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 15:09:00 +0000 editor 59019 at http://wrvo.org Washington State Man Tries To Rid House Of Spider http://wrvo.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 59012 at http://wrvo.org Small group protests possibility of housing Central American immigrants in Syraucse http://wrvo.org/post/small-group-protests-possibility-housing-central-american-immigrants-syraucse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some central New Yorkers opposed to the idea of housing immigrant children who are waiting to be deported in Syracuse are protesting.</span></p><p>A dozen or so protesters carried signs that said things like, “Honk if you support legal borders” in front of the Sisters of Saint Francis property on Syracuse’s Northside during rush hour Wednesday evening.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:53:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59006 at http://wrvo.org Small group protests possibility of housing Central American immigrants in Syraucse Panama's Ex-Strongman Sues Over 'Call Of Duty' Video Game http://wrvo.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 59009 at http://wrvo.org