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5:29 am
Wed August 19, 2015

Double Disasters Leave An Alabama Fishing Village Struggling

On Aug. 30, 2005, a man walks past a shrimp boat that was blown up on the dock in Bayou la Batre, Ala., after Hurricane Katrina came through the area.
Rob Carr AP

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 10:52 am

The people of Bayou la Batre, Ala., say you know their town by the four seasons.

"Shrimp, fish, crab and oyster," says Stephanie Nelson Bosarge. "That's your four seasons."

Bosarge grew up here in a house less than a thousand feet from the water — one of nine kids, the fourth generation to work in the seafood industry.

Today all that's left of the house is a concrete slab. Grass and weeds are creeping up over what's left of the oyster run, where a conveyor belt once carried shells between the shuckers.

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NPR Story
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

Disney To Build 'Star Wars' Theme Lands At Parks In Florida And California

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:30 pm

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NPR Story
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

Effort To Divert Water From Lake Michigan Sets Off Fierce Debate

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:44 pm

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NPR Story
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

The Evolution Of The Immigration Term: Alien

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:24 pm

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Around the Nation
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

Dry Conditions, Lighting Contribute To Numerous Western Wildfires

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:47 pm

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Around the Nation
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

In Oregon, Warm Springs Fire Disrupts Tribal Reservation

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 8:09 am

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Environment
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

EPA Rules Aspire To Slash Oil Industry Methane Emissions

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:36 pm

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Medical Treatments
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

FDA Approves First Drug To Improve Libido For Women

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:40 pm

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Around the Nation
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

Climb Aboard As A School Bus Driver Preps For The First Day Of Classes

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 8:09 am

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NPR Story
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

Boat Trip Between Bodrum And Kos Is Markedly Different For Tourists, Refugees

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 8:09 am

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NPR Story
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

Recession Inspires Brazilians To Protest Against President Rousseff

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:35 pm

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NPR Story
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

China's Government Tries To Stabilize Its Financial Markets

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 8:09 am

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NPR Story
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

Bizarre Workplace Policies? Our Listeners Experienced Them

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:46 pm

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Around the Nation
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

How Dorothy Parker's Ashes Ended Up In Baltimore

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 8:09 am

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Parallels
5:13 am
Wed August 19, 2015

Syrian Rockers, Fleeing War, Find Safety And New Fans In Beirut

Members of the Syrian band Khebez Dawle include (from left to right) Hekmat Qassar on guitar and keyboards, lead guitarist Bashar Darwish, bassist Muhammad Bazz and lead singer Anas Maghrebi. Half the band members are now in Turkey, and are strongly considering seeking asylum in Europe.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:05 pm

At the launch party of his band's first album in a crowded Beirut café, singer Anas Maghrebi steps up to the microphone in front of a crowd of hip guys and women in vintage glasses, sipping icy drinks in the sultry evening.

The songs swell; the audience cheers and sings along. Maghrebi is 26 years old, tall and thin with a beard and cap, soaking up the adulation. He's not, perhaps, a typical Syrian refugee, but his journey to realize a dream of making a rock record has been fraught with hardship.

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The Salt
4:46 am
Wed August 19, 2015

'GMO-Free' Is A Boon For Companies Chasing 'Health Halo' Profits

Waiting in line for an exhibit at the Chipotle Cultivate Festival on factory farming. Festival goers had to visit four such exhibits to get a free burrito.
Peggy Lowe/Harvest Public Media

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 3:48 pm

The Chipotle Cultivate Festival in Kansas City, Mo., on July 18 had it all: an indie pop band on stage, long lines at the beer booths. It was like a Grateful Dead concert, only with free burritos.

But this and the three other Chipotle Cultivate events held across the country this summer were more than just a classic summertime music festival. Billed as offering "food, ideas and music," the festival offers a chance to "learn a free burrito," by going through four exhibits.

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NPR Ed
4:41 am
Wed August 19, 2015

Teacher Shortage? Or Teacher Pipeline Problem?

LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:38 pm

Ah, back-to-school season in America: That means it's time for the annoyingly aggressive marketing of clothes, and for the annual warnings of a national teacher shortage.

But this year the cyclical problem is more real and less of a media creation. There are serious shortages of teachers in California, Oklahoma, Kentucky and places in between.

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The Two-Way
10:02 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

EPA Rules Aim To Slash Oil Industry Methane Emissions

A natural gas drilling rig's lights shimmer in the evening light near Silt, Colo.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:17 pm

The Obama administration unveiled plans Tuesday that would curb the methane that leaks from facilities related to oil and natural gas production. Methane is one of the greenhouse gases that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere.

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The Two-Way
9:11 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

2 'Ninjas' Attempt To Rob Store With Knife, But Cashier Had A Bigger Blade

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 6:38 am

When two men dressed as ninjas entered a convenience store in Pittsburgh with a foot-long knife, the store's cashier was prepared, writes the local CBS affiliate KDKA.

Security video from Perry Market shows Jewad Hayih fending off the would-be thieves — with a sword that's much bigger than their knife.

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The Salt
7:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Cherokee Purple: The Story Behind One Of Our Favorite Tomatoes

A Cherokee purple tomato grown in Alaska in 2011.
Sherry Shiesl Tatiana's TOMATObase

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 2:42 pm

Fortunately for those of us who are suckers for novelty, every year fruits and vegetables seem to come in more bewitching colors, shapes and flavors. In recent years, we've been transfixed by Glass Gem Corn and the vibrant orange Turkish eggplant.

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