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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest company, affects the lives of millions of workers and shoppers. So its U.S. leadership change is attracting lots of interest. Here are some theories about what happened.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · The head-to-toe protective gear is designed to prevent Ebola from infecting health care workers. Yet some do contract the disease. It's not the suit's fault. It's likely a case of human error.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · The State Department says it has evidence that Moscow is lobbing artillery across its border at Ukrainian government forces, and that the Kremlin plans to ship rocket artillery to the rebels.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala also called for more aggressive cooperation with the U.S. to curb the violence and poverty they say is driving child migrants to the U.S.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · Letta Tayler recently returned from Iraq, where she documented stories about the militant Islamist group ISIS and abuses by the Iraqi government. She tells Fresh Air what she learned.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut novel is about a family that emigrates from Odessa to the Russian enclave of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, N.Y. It's a funny tale full of insider knowledge and offbeat words.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · In the middle of a summer of sequels — from The Expendables 3 to 22 Jump Street — it seemed the right moment to have Bob Mondello look at the art of (Son of, Bride of) sequel titling (Part Deux).
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · Why do we call them "French fries" even though they aren't French? When you're done pondering that question, you'll find that all answers in this final round contain nationalities.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · There's a trivia storm in the forecast: All the answers in this quiz are celebrities and characters whose names are weather-related. Which poet's travels were blocked by ice crystals? Robert Frost!
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · Geography rocks! Jonathan Coulton sings songs by classic rock bands named after cities, states, countries and continents, while rewriting the lyrics to hint at the locations.
 

July 4, 2010

Western Skies, “Colorado Springs Budget Issues,” July 4, 2010

Like the rest of the nation, Colorado and its cities are facing tough decisions in this economic recession, but Colorado Springs has faced national attention over its budget issues. Among the pieces included in this month’s Western Skies, we’ll have a conversation about the complexities of the city budget, an upside to what some may see as a downside, and, we’ll talk about how some residents are taking matters into their own hands.

Click here to listen to the show.

Western Skies is a collaboration between KRCC News and The Big Something.

Filed under: Colorado Springs,Economy,KRCC News,Western Skies — andrea @ 11:01 am

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