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  1. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.07 / 14:55 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
  2. Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns

    10.07 / 14:55 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    Chris Hernstrom was brewing in the craft beer mecca of Bend, Ore., when an ad caught his eye: Want to live somewhere gorgeous and make beer for a small community? "It just seemed like an interesting challenge to come out to basically the exact opposite of Bend, some place where the brewing industry is still in its fledgling stages," Hernstrom says. That place, Hernstrom's new home, is the cattle ranching hub of Valentine, Neb., population 2,700, tucked into the Niobrara River valley in the…
  3. 80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of 'Parsley Massacre'

    10.07 / 14:55 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    Even before Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo carved it in blood, the 224-mile border dividing the island of Hispaniola between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was complicated. Tensions between the two countries stemmed back to a 19th century war. But in many ways, the border, which existed mostly on paper, was a notably seamless site: Children crossed back and forth freely to go to school on one side and home on the other. Sprawling cattle ranches spanned the divide, and Dominicans and…
  4. A Wayward Weed Killer Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

    10.07 / 11:07 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    There's one small field on Michael Sullivan's farm, near the town of Burdette, Ark., that he wishes he could hide from public view. The field is a disaster. There are soybeans in there, but you could easily overlook them. The field's been overrun by monsters: Ferocious-looking plants called pigweeds, as tall as people and bursting with seeds that will come back to haunt any crops that Sullivan tries to grow here for years to come. "I'm embarrassed to say that we farm that field," Sullivan…
  5. We Remember The Wrong Names After Tragedies. Who's To Blame?

    10.07 / 11:07 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    Most of us would have to look up the name of J.D. Tippit. He was the Dallas police officer shot and killed in 1963, when he tried to apprehend the man who assassinated President Kennedy. Or Tim McCarthy, the Secret Service agent who took a bullet fired at President Reagan in 1981. But Norman Mailer, one of America's great authors, wrote a massive biography of the man who shot J.D. Tippit and John F. Kennedy. Every aspect of the life of the man who shot Tim McCarthy has been followed for…
  6. U.S. Soldier From Ohio Killed In Attack In Niger

    10.07 / 08:00 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    The U.S. Department of Defense says one of the three U.S. soldiers killed in an attack by Islamic extremists in Niger was from southwestern…
  7. A Look At What Would Happen If Trump Doesn't Certify The Iran Nuclear Deal

    10.07 / 05:42 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: President Trump is expected to make a major announcement next week that could unravel the nuclear deal with Iran. He faces a congressional deadline to certify that Iran is abiding by the deal and also to certify that the deal is in America's national security interests. All indications are that he's going to say it is not. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: Back when the Iran deal was negotiated by the…
  8. Brown Calls For Tough Financial Privacy Laws

    10.07 / 00:34 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    Congressional leaders had a tension-filled committee hearing while grilling the former CEO of the consumer credit reporting company…
  9. Secret Service Says 'No System For Keeping Track' Of Mar-A-Lago Visitors

    10.07 / 00:34 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's private club and winter White House in Palm Beach, Fla., is a casual place. And so, it seems, are any official records of those who visits him there. There "is no system for keeping track of presidential visitors at Mar-a-Lago, as there is at the White House complex," Special Agent Kim Campbell said in a legal filing . She said the Secret Service conducted a lengthy search, only to find "there is no grouping, listing, or set of records that would reflect…
  10. Moses Fleetwood Walker Day

    10.07 / 00:34 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    Many Ohioans will be rooting for the Cleveland Indians as they play in the American League Division Series. But some baseball enthusiasts are hoping they'll take time to remember an Ohioan whose baseball career was cut short because of…
  11. Once Its AIM Was True, But Soon AOL's Instant Messenger Will Be No More

    10.06 / 20:21 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    In a few months, AOL Instant Messenger will go the way of such tech touchstones as AltaVista and Netscape. It was 20 years ago that "AIM" went online. It quickly exploded in popularity, peaked and then slowly succumbed to competitors. For many of us, AIM conjures up memories of dial-up modems, the sound of a "handshake" and the phrase "You've Got Mail." "AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly…
  12. 6 Lessons About Trump From Season 1 Of 'The Apprentice'

    10.06 / 20:21 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    The drama. The loyalty. The speculation about who stays and who goes . The Trump administration has it all. And so did Donald Trump's run on The Apprentice. The personality that made the show a hit is also what propelled Trump to the presidency. But as with his administration, Trump also stirred controversy on the set. A former producer tells the NPR podcast Embedded that at times, Trump used "really unfathomably despicable words" while the cameras were rolling — remarks that have never b…
  13. Consumer Watchdog Proposes New Rules On Payday Lenders

    10.06 / 20:21 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    Many payday lenders could go out of business if rules made final this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau go into effect. But the changes face stiff headwinds from Republicans in Congress. One new rule would require payday and auto title lenders to determine whether a borrower can afford to repay in full within 30 days. That could thwart a business model that consumer advocates say relies on the rollover of unpaid loans with the accumulation of exorbitant fees and interest…
  14. Militia Defendant Wants Cliven Bundy Trial Postponed After Las Vegas Massacre

    10.06 / 12:13 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    A federal judge in Las Vegas on Friday will consider a motion to delay the start of next week's high profile trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his militia associates. In two motions filed by one of the defendants in the 2014 Bunkerville armed standoff this week, the court-appointed attorneys for militia sympathizer Ryan Payne argue that the trial should be delayed in light of Sunday's shooting rampage in Las Vegas at a country music concert that left 59 dead and almost 500 injured.…
  15. It's Movie Time Oct 6 '17 Blade Runner 2049

    10.06 / 12:13 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    John and Kevin find this Blade Runner a winning…
  16. Gun Violence: How The U.S. Compares To Other Countries

    10.06 / 12:13 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    Last weekend's massacre in Las Vegas is only the latest reminder of the persistent gun violence in the United States. And a new set of statistics on the rates of gun violence not related to conflict underscores just how outsize U.S. rates of gun deaths are compared to those in much of the rest of the world. Take countries with the top indicators of socioeconomic success — income per person and average education level, for instance. The United States ranks ninth in the world among them, b…
  17. President Johnson's Crime Commission Report, 50 Years Later

    10.06 / 12:13 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    If you've ever called 911 to report an emergency, thank the Johnson Crime Commission. Establishing a national emergency number was just one of more than 200 recommendations the Commission offered up in a landmark 1967 report "for a safer and more just society." Two years earlier, President Lyndon Johnson had appointed lawyers, educators, law enforcement officers, social workers and others – 19 members in all — to the group officially called the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and …
  18. For Traumatized Children, An Offer Of Help From The Muppets

    10.06 / 12:13 wcbe.org Wcbe.org - Ohio (OH)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVhkPAge_TY Cookie Monster is all wound up. The Count has him hold up his furry blue fingers, count them (of course), and blow on each one in turn as if he were blowing out a birthday candle. Afterward, Cookie declares, in his familiar growly voice, that he feels much better. "Hey! Me feel terrific! Me calm. Me relaxed." You won't be catching this scene on HBO or PBS. It's part of a special initiative called Sesame Street in Communities. Free materials,…