Morning Edition http://kcur.org en Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame http://kcur.org/post/sheriff-puts-inmates-back-stripes-orange-jumpsuits-gain-fame The Michigan sheriff worried that the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black has turned orange jumpsuits into a fashion statement. So, they're out. And black and white stripes are back in. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:27:00 +0000 editor 59273 at http://kcur.org Woman Will Officiate Big 12 Football Game For The First Time http://kcur.org/post/woman-will-officiate-big-12-football-game-first-time Catherine Conti will be part of the crew when Kansas plays Southeast Missouri State. The officiating supervisor says Conti got the job because she's "darned good." Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000 editor 59272 at http://kcur.org Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins http://kcur.org/post/violence-flares-libya-leaving-main-airport-ruins Militias in Libya spent the past week battling for control of the main airport in Tripoli, leaving much of it in ruins and dozens dead. Steve Inskeep gets the latest from The Guardian's Chris Stephen. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 editor 59261 at http://kcur.org Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker http://kcur.org/post/telecommuting-didnt-work-out-one-transplanted-worker All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 editor 59270 at http://kcur.org Rosetta Spacecraft Readies For Rendezvous With Comet http://kcur.org/post/rosetta-spacecraft-readies-rendezvous-comet The Rosetta spacecraft hibernated for 31 months while its orbit took it too far away from the sun for its solar arrays to keep it operational. It's ready for a rendezvous with a comet Aug. 6. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Joe Palca 59271 at http://kcur.org To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them http://kcur.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 59216 at http://kcur.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://kcur.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 59214 at http://kcur.org Arkansas Razorbacks Trademark Famous Hog Call http://kcur.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 59210 at http://kcur.org Report Of Expired Meat Sparks Food Safety Scare In China http://kcur.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 59211 at http://kcur.org How Many Frequent Flyer Miles Can You Get With A $36M Charge? http://kcur.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 59212 at http://kcur.org After An Ultimatum, Christians Flee Iraqi City http://kcur.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 59207 at http://kcur.org International Observers Work To Keep Tabs On Site Of Malaysia Jet Crash http://kcur.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 59208 at http://kcur.org Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts http://kcur.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 59209 at http://kcur.org Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts On Its Way To Kuala Lumpur, Plane Brought Down Over Ukraine http://kcur.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 59115 at http://kcur.org British Parliament Member Gets Stuck In Restroom http://kcur.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 59113 at http://kcur.org Reminder: Better Pay Your Trash Bill http://kcur.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 59114 at http://kcur.org When It Comes To Thinking, 2 Fish Heads Are Better Than 1 http://kcur.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 59108 at http://kcur.org Actor Kurt Russell Talks About The Family Business: Baseball http://kcur.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 59109 at http://kcur.org Afghan Businesses: Election Season Caused Economic Hardship http://kcur.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 59110 at http://kcur.org Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoffs Yet: Up To 18,000 Workers http://kcur.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 15:22:00 +0000 editor 59064 at http://kcur.org Washington State Man Tries To Rid House Of Spider http://kcur.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 59055 at http://kcur.org Panama's Ex-Strongman Sues Over 'Call Of Duty' Video Game http://kcur.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 59052 at http://kcur.org U.S. Border Patrol Chief Faces Media Scrutiny Head-On http://kcur.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 59050 at http://kcur.org Seattle Cab Drivers Go Back To School To Learn Manners http://kcur.org/post/last-word-business-254 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 59053 at http://kcur.org N.C. Governor Causes Controversy With Poet Laureate Appointment http://kcur.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 59048 at http://kcur.org Commission To Decide If Some Federal Inmates Will Be Let Out Early http://kcur.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 59049 at http://kcur.org 'Voices of Cycling' Duo Has Shared A Mic For 29 Years http://kcur.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 59047 at http://kcur.org Murdoch Says His Bid For Rival Time Warner Was Rejected http://kcur.org/post/murdoch-says-his-bid-rival-time-warner-was-rejected Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed that it made an offer to buy the owner of HBO, Warner Bros., TBS and CNN but got shot down. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 59007 at http://kcur.org 3 Vintage VW Buses Stolen From Hotel Parking Lot http://kcur.org/post/3-vintage-vw-buses-stolen-hotel-parking-lot Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with the story of a really cheesy theft of three vintage Volkswagon buses. Now they were valuable - worth $100,000 each. The vintage buses were also bright orange, custom designed to look like loaves of cheese. The Tillamook cheese vans were on a publicity tour when they were stolen from a hotel parking lot in Sacramento. Two men were arrested for stealing the vans after, of course, they were spotted in a storage locker. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:33:00 +0000 editor 58996 at http://kcur.org YMCA Campers Mistaken For Migrant Kids Headed For Detention http://kcur.org/post/ymca-campers-mistaken-migrant-kids-headed-detention Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Protesters in Oracle, Arizona are concerned about migrant children reaching the U.S. They planned to protest busloads of kids being taken to a local shelter. State lawmaker, Adam Kwasman, told a reporter of seeing a yellow bus full of kids. Their faces full fear. A reporter then pointed out Kwasman had not spied migrant children full of fear. It was a yellow school bus of YMCA campers. The lawmaker apologized, but added the kids quote, "were sad, too." It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:53:00 +0000 editor 58992 at http://kcur.org