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  1. Family Says Otto Warmbier, American Released By North Korea, Has Died

    06.19 / 21:32 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Otto Warmbier, a U.S. citizen who was freed last week after more than a year in North Korean detention, has died. Doctors said last week that he had "extensive loss of tissue" in all parts of his brain. Warmbier, 22, has been in a coma since he returned to the United States last week. His parents, Fred and Cindy, said in a statement that Warmbier died on Monday afternoon. "Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no…
  2. Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them

    06.19 / 21:32 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQnt95QGtbY There's a good chance something you've bought online has been in the hands of a "picker" first. These are the workers in warehouses who pick, pack and ship all those things we're ordering. At Amazon and other companies, they're working side by side with robots. Experts say while the robots are replacing some human workers, the machines aren't quite ready to take over completely. To keep pace with a growing hunger for fast delivery, more pickers…
  3. Big Tent Revival: Southern Baptists Challenge A Racist History

    06.19 / 19:39 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    This years annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention got heated over a resolution that demanded the official denouncement of white nationalism and the alt-right. The resolution was put forward but not actively considered until outcry picked up, and a revised resolution was ultimately accepted. The meeting brought to light clear divides in the Southern Baptist denomination, the largest Protestant body in the U.S., and further, a continuing legacy of racism in the U.S. What does this…
  4. So…How's The Resistance?

    06.19 / 19:39 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    After the inauguration of President Donald Trump, many Democrats adopted a new mantra: Resist. The word appeared on signs waved in massive marches in cities across the country, Greenpeace put it on a giant banner outside the White House , Congressional phone lines were jammed with those carrying the message and thousands of people put #Resist in their social media profiles. But then the presidents cabinet was confirmed. Neal Gorsuch was seated on the Supreme Court. A Democratic candidate…
  5. Ray Tensing Police Shooting Case Goes To A Jury, For The Second Time

    06.19 / 19:39 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    For the second time in eight months, the fate of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing is in the hands of a jury over the fatal shooting of black motorist Sam DuBose. A previous trial ended in a deadlocked panel, and a mistrial. As in the earlier trial, Tensing, 27, faces murder and manslaughter charges over his killing of DuBose in July of 2015. The police officer had pulled DuBose over because the car he was driving was missing its front license plate. As we reported…
  6. Car Rams Police Van In 'Attempted Attack' On Champs-Élysées

    06.19 / 19:39 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    A man carrying guns and explosives died when he rammed a car into a police van Monday on Paris' famed Champs-Élysées in what officials characterize as a deliberate attack. But upon collision, the car — and not the van — burst into flames, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris. The man died even though police were able to extricate him from the burning car. No officers or bystanders were hurt. It's not clear what led the man to ram the van. But French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ca…
  7. Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'

    06.19 / 18:33 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Roxane Gay has finally written the book that she "wanted to write the least." The author of Bad Feminist and Difficult Women says the moment she realized that she would "never want to write about fatness" was the same moment she knew this was the book she needed to write. The result is Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body . Hunger, she writes, is not about wanting to shed 30 or 40 pounds: "This is a book about living in the world when you are three or four hundred pounds overweight," she…
  8. Man Charged In Killing Of Muslim Teenager In Virginia

    06.19 / 18:33 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Police have arrested and charged a man in the murder of a Muslim teenaged girl who went missing early Sunday morning in northern Virginia. Authorities haven't released details of how Nabra Hassanen of Reston, Va., died but tweeted that they are not investigating the killing as a hate crime. Hassanen and four or five others teenagers had left the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) mosque in Sterling, Va., on Sunday to get breakfast at an IHOP a little more than a mile away, The…
  9. Roadside Monument, 15 Years And 2,700 Miles Later, Reunite A Lost Seattle

    06.19 / 17:28 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    It took a few songs for them to lock in. "We'd like to dedicate this entire set to the memory of John Spalding ," guitarist and primary vocalist Doug Lorig said, referencing a Seattle guitarist who died of cancer in 2008 and played in punk bands like Ninety Pound Wuss and the wildly destructive Raft Of Dead Monkeys, all of whom shared members (at one point or another) with Roadside Monument. It immediately reinforced the tone of the evening, channeling a beloved friend who had connected so…
  10. A Good News Story About Diarrhea — With One Surprising Exception

    06.19 / 17:28 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Diarrhea is not only a topic that makes people a bit squeamish, it turns out to be a difficult disease to put into numbers. But two trends are clear, says an author of a new report: The number of deaths from diarrheal diseases is dropping dramatically in low-income countries – and ticking upward in wealthy nations. An infection by E. coli, Cryptosporidium, Shigella or rotavirus, and the resulting diarrhea, is often a death sentence in much of the world. In 2005, about 1.6 million people d…
  11. Russia Draws A Line Across Syria After U.S. Shoots Down Syrian Jet

    06.19 / 17:28 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Russia says its missile systems in Syria will track everything in the air west of the Euphrates River as a potential target — including aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition — after the U.S. shot down a Syrian jet Sunday. U.S. officials say the aircraft had struck America's rebel allies. Russia also says it will suspend its participation in a "deconfliction" line that was established to prevent inadvertent clashes when Russia began military operations in Syria's airspace 20 months ago. The a…
  12. A Couple's Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

    06.19 / 16:31 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    In 2010, Sonia Vallabh watched her mom, Kamni Vallabh, die in a really horrible way. First, her mom's memory started to go, then she lost the ability to reason. Sonia says it was like watching someone get unplugged from the world. By the end, it was as if she was stuck between being awake and asleep. She was confused and uncomfortable all the time. "Even when awake, was she fully or was she really? And when asleep, was she really asleep?" says Sonia. The smart, warm, artistic Kamni – just 5…
  13. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

    06.19 / 16:31 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    The Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state's Republican-drawn map constitutes an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander." It's the first time in more than a decade that the nation's highest court will take up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, or drawing voting districts with the aim of strengthening one political party. And it gives the court an opportunity to formally determine a metric on what…
  14. Can You Find The Defibrillator At Work? Half Of People Say No

    06.19 / 16:31 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Do you know where your workplace's automated external defibrillator is located? About half of all U.S. employees don't, according to the results of an American Heart Association survey. The survey also found that workers in the hospitality and service industry, which includes hotels and restaurants, were less likely to know the location of their workplace's AED. About 66 percent of them didn't know where it was. Workers in schools and other education facilities were the most likely to be…
  15. The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band's Name In Trademark Dispute

    06.19 / 15:34 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Members of the rock band The Slants have the right to call themselves by a disparaging name, the Supreme Court says, in a ruling that could have broad impact on how the First Amendment is applied in other trademark cases. The Slants' leader Simon Tam filed a lawsuit after the Patent and Trademark Office kept the band from registering its name and rejected its appeal, citing the Lanham Act, which prohibits any trademark that could "disparage ... or bring ... into contemp[t] or disrepute"…
  16. Wyoming Toads Rebound As States Seek Endangered Species Act Reforms

    06.19 / 15:34 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    The Endangered Species Act is facing a growing number of calls for significant reform. Momentum in Congress and in western states is building to give states more of a say when making changes to the landmark regulation that protects about 1,600 animal and plant species, and their habitats. Animals like the Wyoming toad. Back in 1985, there were only 16 of these palm-sized amphibians left at the Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Laramie, Wyo. Today, thanks to a 30-year collaboration…
  17. Jay Z Announces New Album, '4:44'

    06.19 / 15:34 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    On the heels of his historic induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (and amid unconfirmed rumors of new arrivals to his family), Jay Z has announced his thirteenth solo studio album, 4:44 , to be released on June 30. The album was announced jointly through a Sprint promotion in partnership with Tidal and will be initially exclusive to that streaming platform. Jay Z purchased Tidal and unforgettably relaunched it in early 2015. Earlier this year, Sprint bought a $200 million stake in…
  18. Top Stories: Attack At London Mosque; London Fire Death Toll Rises

    06.19 / 15:34 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    Good morning, here are our early stories: -- At Least 1 Dead After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near North London Mosque. -- 79 People Are Believed Dead In London's Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire. And here are more early headlines: Supreme Court To Hear Congressional Redistricting Case. ( Washington Post ) Senate Democrats To Protest GOP Action On Health Care. ( Politico ) Officials Say It Took An Hour To Report U.S. Destroyer Collision. ( Reuters ) Brexit Talks Open In Brussels. ( Guardian )…
  19. LCD Soundsystem Announces New Album, 'American Dream'

    06.19 / 14:37 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    After releasing two new songs , playing them on Saturday Night Live , and not being totally stoked on a set of vinyl reissues , LCD Soundsystem has announced its first album in seven years. American Dream will be out Sept. 1 via Columbia Records/DFA. In a Facebook post from May 30, it looked like things were on track for a summer release, but James Murphy, perfectionist that he is, is determined for the new record to hit digital and vinyl simultaneously, no small feat in these vinyl plant…
  20. 79 People Are Believed Dead In London's Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire

    06.19 / 13:38 ktep.org Ktep.org - Music
    "I'm afraid to say there are now 79 people that we believe are either dead" or presumed dead in London's Grenfell Tower fire, Metropolitan Police Cmdr. Stuart Cundy said Monday morning, in an update on the huge fire that overtook a 24-story building last week. "Sadly, for many families, they have lost more than one family member," Cundy said. "This is an incredibly distressing time for all of them." Only five victims have been formally identified, and Cundy said that because of the fire's…