Morning Edition on The News And Ideas Network http://publicradioeast.org en A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future http://publicradioeast.org/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 Jim McLean 47115 at http://publicradioeast.org A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future What Would Demilitarizing Gaza Entail? http://publicradioeast.org/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(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 editor 47116 at http://publicradioeast.org As Millions Of People Fast For Ramadan, Does The Economy Suffer? http://publicradioeast.org/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(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 47117 at http://publicradioeast.org As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch http://publicradioeast.org/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 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 47031 at http://publicradioeast.org As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch Don't Make Me Come Back There: Toyota's New Parent-Friendly Options http://publicradioeast.org/post/dont-make-me-come-back-there-toyotas-new-parent-friendly-options <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=Don%27t+Make+Me+Come+Back+There%3A+Toyota%27s+New+Parent-Friendly+Options&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:24:00 +0000 editor 47034 at http://publicradioeast.org $500,000 Gets You A 170-Foot-Tall Ketchup Bottle In Illinois http://publicradioeast.org/post/500000-gets-you-170-foot-tall-ketchup-bottle-illinois <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=%24500%2C000+Gets+You+A+170-Foot-Tall+Ketchup+Bottle+In+Illinois&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:19:00 +0000 editor 47035 at http://publicradioeast.org Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States http://publicradioeast.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 17:13:00 +0000 editor 46988 at http://publicradioeast.org Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame http://publicradioeast.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 10:27:00 +0000 editor 46962 at http://publicradioeast.org Woman Will Officiate Big 12 Football Game For The First Time http://publicradioeast.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 46960 at http://publicradioeast.org Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins http://publicradioeast.org/post/violence-flares-libya-leaving-main-airport-ruins Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now while Secretary Kerry is in Egypt, the country next door is in turmoil. Libya is a place where warring militias spent the last week locked in battle for control of the main international airport in the capital, Tripoli. That fighting has left dozens dead and forced the closing of the main air link into the country. Reporter Chris Stevens is a correspondent for The Guardian. He's on the line from Tripoli. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 editor 46945 at http://publicradioeast.org Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire http://publicradioeast.org/post/kerrys-aim-egypt-first-get-israel-and-hamas-cease-fire <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=Kerry%27s+Aim+In+Egypt%3A+First%2C+Get+Israel+And+Hamas+To+Cease+Fire&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjIyMDEyMTY4NDM0NjllZGJiNw004)"/></div><p>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. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 46946 at http://publicradioeast.org Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker http://publicradioeast.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 08:45:00 +0000 editor 46950 at http://publicradioeast.org Rosetta Spacecraft Readies For Rendezvous With Comet http://publicradioeast.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 46951 at http://publicradioeast.org To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them http://publicradioeast.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 46891 at http://publicradioeast.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://publicradioeast.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 46887 at http://publicradioeast.org Arkansas Razorbacks Trademark Famous Hog Call http://publicradioeast.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 46883 at http://publicradioeast.org Report Of Expired Meat Sparks Food Safety Scare In China http://publicradioeast.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 46884 at http://publicradioeast.org How Many Frequent Flyer Miles Can You Get With A $36M Charge? http://publicradioeast.org/post/how-many-frequent-flyer-miles-can-you-get-36m-charge <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=How+Many+Frequent+Flyer+Miles+Can+You+Get+With+A+%2436M+Charge%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjcxMDEyMTY4NDQ0MzA5ZWJiNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Last spring, a man bought an ancient Chinese ceramic cup. It was sold by Sotheby's Hong Kong. The price was $36 million. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:06:00 +0000 editor 46885 at http://publicradioeast.org International Observers Work To Keep Tabs On Site Of Malaysia Jet Crash http://publicradioeast.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 46871 at http://publicradioeast.org After An Ultimatum, Christians Flee Iraqi City http://publicradioeast.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 46873 at http://publicradioeast.org