An in-depth roundup of the latest news, along with reports, analysis, and commentaries from NPR and Capital Public Radio News. Hosted locally by Donna Apidone with statewide and regional news anchored by Steve Milne.
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Hello Kitty Joins The Space Race
Japan's favorite mouthless feline is currently orbiting the earth on a government-funded space mission. The Hello Kitty Project is part of a push to promote Japan's high-tech industry.
Attacks Resume, Gaza Cease-Fire Ends
Israel has resumed targeting "terror sites" across the Gaza Strip after renewed rocket attacks on the Jewish state. The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians to stop the fighting between the two sides.
The Last Word In Business
David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.
Chicago's All-Black Little League Team Enhances City's Image
An all African-American Little League team from Chicago is drawing lots of attention and making a big impression. It's been 31 years since an all-black team made it into the Little League World Series.
Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers
Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on the consumer experience.
U.S. Doctor To Travel To Sierra Leone To Help Ebola Victims
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an infectious diseases expert at Boston University, is going to Sierra Leone to help care for Ebola patients. She talks to Kelly McEvers about the challenges she expects to face.
Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?
David Greene talks to John Ourand, media reporter for the "Sports Business Journal," about the business of "Johnny Football." That's the nickname for Johnny Manziel, the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, whose bad behavior is getting a lot attention.
Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson
Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.
Islamic State Gives U.S. Reason To Intervene In Syria, Ex-Ambassador Says
Kelly McEvers talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford about current U.S. policy in the region, and where it should be headed.
Salesman By Day, Medieval Swordsman On The Weekend
Morning Edition continues its series, "Alter Egos," which explores weekend hobbies, with David Greene talking to Medieval re-enactor Franklin Slaton of Birmingham, Alabama.