3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
NPR Story

Business Group To Obama, Congress: Don't Risk Default

More than 450 business leaders sent a letter to President Obama and Congress this week urging them to reach a deal on raising the debt ceiling. Robert Siegel speaks with Jay Washburn, the owner and CEO of a small business in Boise, Idaho — the Dixon Container Co. — about why he signed the letter.

3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
NPR Story

Texans Seek Relief From Heat Wave

It's hot across the Midwest, South and Southwest United States. Really hot. If temperatures aren't in the triple digits, the heat index is. From Florida to Arizona, people are sweating it out. Mose Buchele of member station KUT

3:00pm

Thu July 14, 2011
NPR Story

Pentagon Unveils Plan To Defend Against Cyberattack

The Pentagon unveiled its strategy Thursday for defending against cyberattack, officially classifying cyberspace as a war-fighting domain along with air, sea and space. Tom Gjelten

2:55pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

ConAgra To Palin: Cost Of Snapping Into A Slim Jim Hasn't Spiked

We all know the rising cost of food is a real problem — but apparently, it hasn't had much of an affect on the meaty, salty snack staple known as the Slim Jim.

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2:45pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Picture Show

Why The Colorado River Stopped Flowing

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:40 am

"The Loop" is located six miles above the Green River confluence in Canyonlands National Park, 50 miles downstream of Moab, Utah.
Peter McBride

Known by some as "America's Nile," the Colorado River stretches about 1,450 miles across seven states and two countries — and photographer Peter McBride has traveled the entire thing, shooting photos for his new book, The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict.

McBride explains the conflict in an interview with All Things Considered host Michele Norris. The delta, which was once a vast, lush ecosystem, has all but dried up. "It shows what happens when you ask too much of a limited resource: It disappears," he says.

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2:37pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Garden Report

Hail Leaves Gardeners Cleaning Up Messes

Creative Commons

The monsoonal flow has brought with it unwanted hail.  Gardeners battle all sorts of conditions in an effort to get things to grow.  And then a hailstorm can blow through reducing the whole garden to mush.

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2:36pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Budget Negotiations

Senator Bennet Questions Fed Chairman over Increasing Debt Limit

Republicans say the dire warnings issued by Democrats if the nation’s debt limit isn’t raised are just “scare tactics”.

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2:30pm

Thu July 14, 2011
World Cafe

Okkervil River On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 12:48 pm

Hear an in-depth interview with Okkervil River's Will Scheff (left) and Patrick Pestorius (center) on today's World Cafe.
Alexandra Valenti Courtesy of the artist

Austin's critically acclaimed band Okkervil River seem to outdo itself with each new release. The group's grand, emotionally gripping arrangements and witty, literate lyrics have earned comparisons to rock 'n' roll greats like Elvis Costello, Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen.

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1:47pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

In Reversal Murdochs Say They Will Testify Before Parliamentary Panel

Rupert Murdoch as he left his apartment in London on Tuesday.
Oli Scarff Getty Images

In a reversal, Rupert Murdoch and his son James said they would testify before a British Parliamentary panel next week. The panel is looking into the phone hacking scandal that has the Murdoch media empire in disarray.

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1:19pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Colombia Accuses Tax Workers Of Stealing Millions

Colombian police have made arrests to break up what officials say is a circle of crooks who stole some $568 million from the directorate of taxes and customs, according to the AP.

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