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  1. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    10.07 / 17:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
  2. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    10.07 / 17:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
  3. 80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of Parsley Massacre'

    10.07 / 17:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    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. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.07 / 14:26 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    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…
  5. You're Going To Hate 'TheMystery.doc,' And That's OK

    10.07 / 14:26 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    In the press materials for Matthew McIntosh's new 1,660-page brick of a very literary novel, TheMystery.doc , the publisher says not to be fooled by the book's length. Sure, it weighs 4 1/2 pounds, but they cheerfully insist that "it reads as quickly as a novel of a more conventional length." That is a lie. It doesn't read anything like a traditional novel — not as quickly, not as smoothly, not as satisfyingly, none of it. McIntosh's second book reads shattered. It reads fragmentary. It r…
  6. Off To College? Don't Forget To Pack A Plan For Your Health

    10.07 / 12:52 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    For college freshmen who left home for the first time this year, learning to live with a roommate may be one of the easy challenges. For many, this is also the first time they will schedule medical appointments, fill prescriptions, and make decisions about their own health care. Unfortunately, many students aren't prepared to meet these basic life challenges. But with a little planning and parental guidance, college can be an opportunity for young adults to learn how to stay healthy and…
  7. Nightmare Scenario: Concert Security Experts Grapple With Lessons Of Las Vegas

    10.07 / 11:33 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Tens of thousands of people will gather this weekend for the Austin City Limits Festival, a two-week music festival about a mile from downtown Austin. "It's gonna be the safest part of the city to be in during both weekends, just because of the sheer number of officers that will be present," said Brian Manley, the chief of the Austin Police Department, during a press conference this week. Manley said the department will have officers inside and outside the festival, with heightened…
  8. Steep Premiums Challenge People Who Buy Health Insurance Without Subsidies

    10.07 / 11:33 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Paul Melquist of St. Paul, Minn., has a message for the people who wrote the Affordable Care Act: "Quit wrecking my health care." Teri Goodrich, of Raleigh, N.C., agrees. "We're getting slammed. We didn't budget for this," she says. Millions of people have gained health insurance because of the federal health law. Millions more have seen their existing coverage improved. But one slice of the population — including Melquist and Goodrich — is unquestionably worse off. They are healthy people …
  9. Biden's Busy Schedule Spurs 2020 Speculation

    10.07 / 11:33 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    This week, the typically upbeat, jovial Joe Biden sounded anything but during a speech in Washington. "President Obama and I have been very quiet and respectful, giving the [Trump] administration time," the former vice president said Thursday night. "But some of these roots are being sunk too deeply. I believe it's time to challenge some of the dangerous assumptions." Biden went on to excoriate the Trump administration's foreign policy. While accepting an award from Center for Strategic…
  10. A Wayward Weed Killer Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

    10.07 / 11:11 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    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…
  11. We Remember The Wrong Names After Tragedies. Who's To Blame?

    10.07 / 11:11 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    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…
  12. Nate, Now A Hurricane, Threatens U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.07 / 06:03 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Updated at 11:48 p.m. ET Tropical Storm Nate was declared a hurricane late Friday night as it continues to make its way toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, which is bracing for a potential direct hit Sunday. Nate is currently a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center . The storm has already unleashed heavy rain and flooding over parts of Central America, where several people have died. In Nicaragua, the death toll reached at least 11…
  13. 6 Lessons About Trump From Season 1 Of 'The Apprentice'

    10.07 / 02:47 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    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…
  14. Creators of a new podcast are unpacking black identity

    10.07 / 00:49 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Leilah Day and Hana Baba are the co-hosts of the new podcast The Stoop . Both Day and Baba are journalists at KALW based in San Francisco. They say they wanted to "start conversations and provide sound-rich stories about what it means to be black, and how we talk about blackness" — and so, The Stoop was born.  The World's Marco Werman sat down with Baba and Day to chat about some of the topics discussed in their recent podcast episodes.    Episode 5 droppin this week! Subscribe!! A post sha…
  15. Egypt is raiding its LGBTQ community after rainbow flags flew at a concert. And the West is silent.

    10.07 / 00:49 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    A Mashrou' Leila concert in Cairo last month sparked a public outcry against Egypt's LGBTQ community and led to the country's widest anti-gay crackdown. Fans waving rainbows flags at the concert became targets. Egyptian authorities have arrested at least 57 people in the escalated persecution of LGBTQ communities in Egypt. The targets have had a range of identies: Members of the LGBTQ communites, allies to the LGBTQ community and others. Since the concert, at least five men have been sub…
  16. What happens if President Trump doesn't renew the Iran nuclear deal?

    10.07 / 00:49 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    At a meeting of military leaders this week, President Donald Trump said that people around him were witnessing the “calm before the storm.” When reporters asked him to clarify, Trump cryptically said “you’ll find out.” And we may, as early as next week — when Trump is expected to announce that he will not certify the Iran nuclear deal again. Jacqueline Shire is a former member of United Nations Panel of Experts on Iran. She says it’s important to understand that Trump failing to certify the…
  17. The grandson of a man who bombed Hiroshima celebrates an anti-nuclear Nobel Peace Prize

    10.07 / 00:49 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    This morning in Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The Geneva-based organization, which has drawn support from Nigeria to Australia, made headlines this year when it spearheaded a United Nations effort to ban nuclear weapons. Among those who celebrated the news was Ari Beser, an anti-nuclear activist with a personal connection to the story. His grandfather, Jacob Beser, was the only man in the world to fly on both planes…
  18. 10 Years In, Breast Tissue Bank Helps Advance Cancer Knowledge

    10.06 / 17:03 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    The world’s only normal breast tissue bank marked its 10th year collecting and researching healthy women’s breast tissue last wee…
  19. How Monopoly Man Won The Internet

    10.06 / 17:03 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Monopoly Man became the Internet crush of the day on Wednesday, after upstaging former Equifax CEO Richard Smith at a Senate hearing on the company's massive data breach. The board game character, whose name is Rich Uncle Pennybags, was brought to life by Amanda Werner, an arbitration campaign manager for Public Citizen and Americans for Financial Reform, groups that advocate for consumer rights and protections. Almost immediately, the monocle, mustache, top hat, pillow case-sized bag of…
  20. Deadly Tropical Storm Nate Threatens U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.06 / 17:03 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Tropical Storm Nate was gathering force in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea on Friday as it made its way toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, which was bracing for a potential direct hit Sunday. The storm has already unleashed heavy rain and flooding over parts of Central America, where several people have died. In Nicaragua, the death toll reached at least 11 on Thursday, while thousands of people had to evacuate their homes and several others were reported missing, according to Vice President…