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  1. Tongues And Tails Are Wagging: Mochi's Mouth Laps Up World Record

    10.07 / 20:33 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDoi3XqG58o It's like a tongue twister every time this St. Bernard bounds about. Mochi's supersized "licker" measures 7.3 inches "from snout to tip," said owner Carla Rickert of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. That qualifies her as having the longest tongue on a dog (current), according to Guinness World Records . Mochi, or "Mo," was rescued from a Colorado shelter for big dogs when she was 2 years old. Rickert said she was once abused and neglected but the now…
  2. Rapper Nelly Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault

    10.07 / 20:33 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    Updated Saturday 4:15 p.m Nelly, the rapper behind hits "Hot In Herre" and "Ride Wit Me," was arrested Saturday morning for alleged sexual assault during a tour stop in Washington state. The Auburn Police Department said in a statement that a woman called 911 at 3:48 a.m. Saturday and said she was assaulted by Nelly, whose given name is Cornell Haynes Jr. After a police investigation, Nelly was taken into custody an hour later. The St. Louis rapper was touring with country act Florida…
  3. As seas warm, small island states face a dangerous future

    10.07 / 17:28 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    The hurricanes that recently smashed islands in the Caribbean set records for size, strength and endurance — records that experts predict will be broken sooner rather than later, as global warming continues to heat the oceans and intensify precipitation cycles. Dessima Williams, former Grenada UN ambassador, says the Caribbean people remain resilient and self-reliant, but they have limited financial capacity to recover and rebuild. This situation makes global action on limiting climate chan…
  4. At Climate Week 2017, a mix of optimism and urgency

    10.07 / 17:28 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    When the world’s leaders gathered in New York for the annual fall meeting of the UN General Assembly, another series of meetings took place, called Climate Week NYC, where government, business and NGO leaders discussed global climate solutions.  The mood at Climate Week this year was “a strange confluence of optimism and urgency,” says Alden Meyer, a climate diplomacy expert with the Union of Concerned Scientists , who came to New York City for the meetings. On one hand, cities, states and …
  5. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    10.07 / 16:50 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    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 bag c…
  6. Fresh Air Weekend: New Muhammad Ali Biography; Roz Chast Draws A Guide To NYC

    10.07 / 15:45 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: New Muhammad Ali Biography Reveals A Flawed Rebel Who Loved Attention: "I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," says biographer Jonathan Eig. "He was a human being, and he was…
  7. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.07 / 15:45 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    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…
  8. Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns

    10.07 / 13:03 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    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…
  9. 80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of 'Parsley Massacre'

    10.07 / 13:03 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    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…
  10. Off To College? Don't Forget To Pack A Plan For Your Health

    10.07 / 13:03 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    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…
  11. Nightmare Scenario: Concert Security Experts Grapple With Lessons Of Las Vegas

    10.07 / 13:03 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    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…
  12. Steep Premiums Challenge People Who Buy Health Insurance Without Subsidies

    10.07 / 13:03 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    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 …
  13. We Remember The Wrong Names After Tragedies. Who's To Blame?

    10.07 / 08:49 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    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…
  14. A Look At What Would Happen If Trump Doesn't Certify The Iran Nuclear Deal

    10.07 / 03:39 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    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…
  15. Sen. Dan Sullivan Outlines The Current State Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

    10.07 / 03:39 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Senator Dan Sullivan sits on the Armed Services Committee. He's an Alaska Republican. Sullivan was an assistant secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, during which time he worked on sanctions. And he's been a critic of the Iran nuclear deal. Senator, welcome to the program. DAN SULLIVAN: Good to be here, Robert. Thanks. SIEGEL: Earlier this year, you said that President Trump should let the Iran deal fail on…
  16. One Person's Junk Is This Home Improvement Show's Treasure

    10.07 / 03:39 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    “You Can’t Turn That Into A House” on FYI takes home improvement to a new level: transforming old grain silos, chicken coops, a dumpster and more into tiny houses. Here & Now‘s Robin Young learns more about the show from hosts Taimoor Nana (@taimoor_nana), Rehan Nana and Kyle Davis.Interview Highlights On the concept behind the show Taimoor Nana: “This story started off about 10 years ago, and the three of us were sitting around and we had an old grain bin, and a 100-year-old wooden barn th…
  17. Secret Service Says 'No System For Keeping Track' Of Mar-A-Lago Visitors

    10.07 / 03:39 wesa.fm Wesa.fm - Pittsburgh
    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…