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July 31, 2014 Comment

New Novel Tells The Story Of The First Mass School Shooting

On August 1, 1966, a young man started shooting from the clock tower on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

July 30, 2014 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there’s a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 25, 2014 5 Comments

Crisis On The Border Comes To The White House

President Obama meets today with leaders from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to discuss the immigration issue.

July 24, 2014 Comment

You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes

Rudy Kurniawan sold more than $35 million in “vintage” vinos in 2006. Now, he’s the first to be tried and convicted for wine fraud in the U.S.

July 24, 2014 15 Comments

Controversy Over Two-Hour Execution In Arizona

Some witnesses say Joseph Wood was gasping for air, while others say he was snoring. We speak to a reporter who was there.

July 23, 2014 6 Comments

ISIS Forces Christians To Flee Iraq City Of Mosul

The militant group’s threat — convert, leave or die — has forced most Christians in Mosul to leave.

July 22, 2014 2 Comments

Detroit Couple Decides Whether To Stay Or Go

Michigan Radio reporter Sarah Hulett and her family have been grappling with whether to leave Detroit. One consideration: crime.

July 22, 2014 4 Comments

Texas To Deploy National Guard To Mexico Border

Governor Rick Perry is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, amid an influx of Central Americans to the region.

July 18, 2014 39 Comments

A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

The immigrant-rights activist has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

July 18, 2014 Comment

What Happened To Flight MH17?

Ukrainians say it was hit by a missile fired by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. U.S. officials believe that it was a missile but are not saying who fired it.

July 18, 2014 Comment

The Latest On Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 From Ukraine

Filip Warwick, a freelance photojournalist who’s been at the crash site, joins us.

July 17, 2014 7 Comments

Crossings, Coyotes And Children At The Border

NPR’s John Burnett has been to some of the immigrant children who have crossed the border and joins us to share their stories.

July 17, 2014 3 Comments

Idaho Worries About Influx Of Pot From Washington

Police across the border from Washington state, where recreational marijuana is now legal, say it could seep into Idaho’s black market.

July 16, 2014 Comment

California Teachers Divided On Court’s Tenure Ruling

Political rhetoric on both sides of the issue risks drowning out the voice of educators, whose take is far more nuanced.

July 16, 2014 21 Comments

What Honduran Children Are Fleeing

Sonia Nazario joins us to discuss the conditions in Honduras and what the U.S. should do.

July 14, 2014 2 Comments

Citigroup To Pay $7 Billion To Settle Mortgage Fraud

The settlement stems from an investigation into the risky subprime mortgages that helped fueled the Great Recession.

July 14, 2014 5 Comments

Reporters Weigh In On Illinois Issues

Broadcasting from central Illinois today, host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jim Meadows of WILL and Niala Boodhoo of WBEZ.

July 11, 2014 Comment

Labor Watchdog: Samsung Supplier Using Child Labor

China Labor Watch says children work 11 hours a day at Shinyang Electronics, which makes components for Samsung products.

July 11, 2014 8 Comments

Should Map Apps Be Regulated In Cars?

The U.S. Transportation Department is asking Congress for authority to regulate navigation aids in cars, including phone apps.

July 10, 2014 238 Comments

How Australian Gun Laws Have Curbed Deaths

In the wake of the most recent U.S. mass shooting, we look to a country that’s had no mass gun violence since 1996.

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July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 13 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."