Morning Edition for August 12, 2013
Aug 12, 2013 — Just days before U.S. brokered peace talks are to resume, the Israeli government has cleared the way for construction of more than a thousand new housing units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. The move is sure to cast a shadow over the talks, but Israeli expectations for the talks are already very low.
Aug 12, 2013 — Sally Liuzzo-Prado was just 6 when her mother, Viola Liuzzo, was killed by Ku Klux Klansmen following marches in Alabama. The death of Liuzzo, the only white woman protester to die during the civil rights movement, captured the nation.
Aug 7, 2013 — Download new music from hip-hop producer (and Kendrick Lamar collaborator) Terrace Martin, Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir project, the upstart Americana band Houndmouth, pop singer Carolyn Malachi and much more.
Aug 12, 2013 — In Cairo, a large gathering of supporters of ousted President Morsi are anticipating clashes with security forces. Egypt's Ministry of Interior says the camps could come under siege at any time. Protesters have their own barricades in place in preparation.
Aug 12, 2013 — The U.S. postal service posted $740 million in losses last quarter — making it nearly $4 billion so far this year. These losses come despite major trims to the operating budget in 2013.
Aug 12, 2013 — If you're a takeout or delivery customer, websites like Seamless and Grubhub are a marvel. Just type, click your order and the food is on its way. But if you're a restaurant, this shift to the web may not sit so well with you.
Aug 12, 2013 — Warner Robins, Ga., is a booming community that is entirely dependent on civilian Defense Department employment. The local Air Force Base is massive, but because it's mostly a logistics depot, the bulk of the employees are not service members.
Aug 12, 2013 — A parking spot in London is on the market for $465,000. That buys an outdoor location near Buckingham Palace and a 91-year lease.
Aug 12, 2013 — The U.S. is furious over Mexico's early release of jailed drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero — who was serving a 40 year sentence for murdering a U.S. drug enforcement agent in 1985. Renee Montagne talks to Tracy Wilkinson, of the Los Angeles Times, who recaps the case, the milestone it represented in U.S.-Mexican relations and why a Mexican court freed Quintero early.
Aug 12, 2013 — Years of rapid industrial expansion have left many parts of China contending with thick smog and dirty water. The move comes at a time when China is trying to shift away from the investment-led economic model that has generated such dizzying growth in recent years, but the global economic downturn has made the transition a lot more challenging.