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Rundown for August 8, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Southern Calif. Wildfire The Latest In A Devastating Season

A thousand firefighters are battling a wildfire burning out of control across more than 15 square miles of Southern California’s San Jacinto Mountains, 90 miles east of Los Angeles.

12:15 PM EDT 4 Comments

U.S. Ramps Up Drone Strikes In Yemen

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least six alleged militants in Yemen today. It seems to be part of the response to a recent terrorist threat against the West.

12:20 PM EDT Comment

A Closer Look At Yemen, Post-Arab Spring

Observers say Yemen is managing its post-Arab Spring transition better than its neighbors. That’s impressive, considering that it’s the poorest country in the Arab world.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

High Numbers Of Dead Dolphins On East Coast

Scientists along the East Coast are alarmed and puzzled by the number of dead bottlenose dolphins that have been washing up on beaches from Virginia to New York.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Amber Alert For Southern California Children Expands

The amber alert that was issued in California for two children, Hannah and Ethan Anderson, ages 16 and 8, has been extended to Washington and Oregon. The suspect is a family friend.

12:45 PM EDT 2 Comments

Using Public Art To Boost A Depressed Town

Saginaw, Michigan, struggles with poverty, violence and crime. Even locals call it “sag-nasty.” One artist is tired of all the negativity and is using art to change the way the town sees itself.

12:50 PM EDT 7 Comments

Austin Music Goes Beyond City Limits

Music journalist David Brown of KUT and KUTX brings us new music out of Austin, Texas, from five bands and artists including Danny Malone, Sam Baker, Wiretree, The Boxing Lesson and Not in the Face.

1:05 PM EDT 3 Comments

Egypt Peace Talks End In ‘Dangerous Stalemate’

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi continue sit-ins in Cairo and beyond, following failed negotiations between the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim government.

1:15 PM EDT 18 Comments

Medical Crowdfunding Attracts Top Silicon Valley Investors

Watsi — one of the fastest growing non-profits in web history — puts up pictures and profiles of people around the world who need money for medical care. It’s like Kickstarter for medical care.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

Why America Is Drinking Less Beer

According to Gallup’s new alcoholic preferences survey, the steepest decline in beer drinkers has occurred among young people and non-white drinkers — the fastest growing segments of the country.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

A Family’s Painful Wait For Verdict In Bulger Trial

The jury is in its third day of deliberations in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger. For the families of his 19 alleged murder victims, the wait for the verdict has been part of a long, painful journey.

1:45 PM EDT Comment

Debate Over End Of Ramadan Complicates Doing Business

Today marks the end of Ramadan — or does it? A theological debate surrounding the end of the holiday is making diplomacy and business in the Muslim world a bit more complicated.

1:49 PM EDT 8 Comments

Veteran Documents His Unit In Tintype Photographs

Staff Sgt. Ed Drew brought his photography equipment from art school to Afghanistan, including equipment to make tintypes — a photographic technique from the Civil War.

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March 31 77 Comments

Is The News Losing Its Appeal?

Young people are spending less time consuming news than previous generations, according to Pew Research Center.

March 31 Comment

U.S. Tennis Association CEO Hopes To Spread Love Of Game

Katrina Adams, the association's youngest and first black CEO, talks about her goals to draw people – old and young – into the game.

March 30 38 Comments

Sen. Warren: Not Interested In Reid's Job And Still Not Running For President

Elizabeth Warren insists she has no plans to jump into the 2016 race. She joins us to discuss her current political goals.

March 30 8 Comments

Unveiling The Pain Of Secondary Trauma Victims

Mac McClelland was diagnosed with PTSD after witnessing another woman's horror at being brutally assaulted. She joins us to explain why she didn't believe the diagnosis, at first.