Morning Edition for July 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 — An investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity has revealed widespread and persistent gaming of the system that's designed to measure and control the coal mine dust that causes the deadly disease.
Jul 10, 2012 — African-Americans suffer some of the highest rates of HIV and AIDS in the country. The NAACP says it's time for one of the most important institutions in the black community, the church, to help combat those numbers. The NAACP has released a manual especially designed for clergy to assist in discussions about HIV-AIDS as a social justice issue with their parishioners.
Jul 10, 2012 — Much of the political focus when discussing the Bush-era tax cuts is on the wealthy, but they're not the only ones who would be affected if the tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of this year.
Jul 10, 2012 — In St. Augustine, Fla., a historic cemetery is best known for a famous priest who's no longer buried there. The Tolomato Cemetery also reflects the city's long history, from Spanish rule to more recent times.
Jul 10, 2012 — Israel's razing of homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem left 1,100 Palestinians homeless last year. Israelis say the homes were built without the proper permits. Palestinians say their applications are almost always rejected because Israel wants them to leave these areas.
Jul 10, 2012 — For a growing number of U.S. college students and young adults, the idea of building an American dream is to think internationally. They are a group that pollster John Zogby is now calling "the first globals."
Jul 10, 2012 — For Robin D.G. Kelley, Blades' 1984 song "Buscando America" echoes his mother's experience of coming to this country, and exposes the painful struggle that is the cost of fulfilling the American dream.
Jul 10, 2012 — Fifteen years ago, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak embarked on a grand project to cultivate farmland in the desert and create new towns. But massive projects like Toshka in southern Egypt have languished due to mismanagement, corruption and Mubarak's ouster.
Jul 10, 2012 — Alan Cumming stars in a creative reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Scottish play Macbeth. Cumming stars as Fred, a mental patient who performs his own highly personal version of the classic tragedy, playing nearly every character.
Jul 10, 2012 — Every four years, organizers of the Olympic Games promise that expensive facilities will be put to good use after the crowds depart. But saddled with high maintenance costs, Beijing's Olympic venues, such as the Bird's Nest stadium, are struggling to find an afterlife.