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2 Decades Later, Gymnast Dominique Moceanu Looks Back On Her Career

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

Dominique Moceanu was the youngest U.S. gymnast in history to win Olympic gold in 1996. Twenty years later, she talks to David Greene about the pressure of competing at such a young age.

India's Lagging Manufacturing Sector Slows Job Creation

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

India needs an uptick in manufacturing to employ millions who enter the labor force every year. The slow expansion is imperiling India's ability to create jobs and lift millions out of poverty.

Claims Probed Of Brutal Conditions For Refugees On Island Of Nauru

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Anna Neistat of Amnesty International about recently released reports detailing the condition of refugee detention centers on the Pacific island nation of Nauru.

Retired Professor Tries To Teach Robots To Sew Clothes

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

Atlanta company SoftWear is trying to create a robot that can sew. If the project succeeds, it could have a huge effect on the global economy, and clothing manufacturing could return to the U.S.

Federal Emergency Declaration Issued Over Flint's Water To End Soon

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Flint Mayor Karen Weaver about how Michigan officials will proceed when the federal emergency designation expires on Sunday. Flint's drinking water was contaminated with lead.

In South Texas, Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Historic Strike

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 3:41am

Farmworkers in South Texas marched 200 miles for better wages and working conditions. But the strike ultimately failed, and workers today face the same problem: growers who systematically underpay.

There's A Home Renovation Boom, But Good Luck Finding A Contractor

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 3:40am

With rising home prices and low interest rates, Americans are spending a record amount of money fixing up their kitchens, bathrooms and man-caves. But a lack of skilled workers is limiting the boom.

Dolphin At SeaWorld Orlando Snatches iPad

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:41am

A woman in Orlando, Florida, had her iPad out trying to take a picture. The dolphin leaped out of the water, grabbed the iPad and pulled it into the water. Another tourist caught it all on video.

Freight Train Car Derails Into Bar Named, Wait For It, Derailed

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:37am

Police Chief Hugh Anderson of Charles City, Iowa, says you don't often get a chance to say a train car derailed into Derailed. No one was hurt, but it caused about $10,000 in damage.

40 Years Later, Anti-Doping Calls At The Olympics Grow Louder

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Sports commentator Christine Brennan is in Rio where she's noticed a big change in attitudes about doping among athletes and the media.

Ethiopia Grapples With The Aftermath Of A Deadly Weekend

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Amnesty International says 97 were killed when soldiers shot peaceful protesters in different parts of the country. Protesters have various grievances, but all share frustration with the government.

Puerto Rico's Efforts To Stop Zika Are Hampered By Mistrust

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Puerto Rico has more reported cases of Zika than many other places in the region, and the number of cases continues to rise. Unfortunately, Zika is just one of the island's many problems.

University Employees Sue Yale, MIT And NYU Over Retirement Plan Fees

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Three of the nation's most prestigious universities face class-action lawsuits alleging the schools allowed financial firms to prey on employees by charging high fees in retirement accounts.

OSHA Injury Reporting Rule Sheds Light On Meat Packing Accidents

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Slaughterhouse and meat processing plant workers have some of the most dangerous jobs. One of the most common injury is musculoskeletal disorders, brought on by thousands of daily repetitive motions.

In Syria, Residents Of War-Ravaged Aleppo Are Without Running Water

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Despite calls by the U.N. for a cease-fire, the Syrian government and rebel forces are escalating their battle for control of Aleppo, a city they see as critical in the five-year civil war.

Protesters Fear More Violence As Ethiopia Cracks Down On Demonstrations

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Ethiopia's government is using deadly force against protesters. Amnesty International says nearly 100 people were killed when soldiers fired on peaceful protesters in different areas of the country.

U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Dominates Olympic Competition

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

They were ranked the No. 1 team going into the summer Olympics, and the U.S. women's gymnastics team did not disappoint. Led by Simone Biles, they took the gold in Tuesday's team competition in Rio.

Politics With A Backbeat: Hip-Hop Lyrics Weave In Trump, Clinton

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Allison McCann of the data website FiveThirtyEight about the way in which rappers have referenced Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their songs over the years.

ISIS Names Leader For Nigeria's Boko Haram; Previous Chief Refuses To Go

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

The Islamic State apparently is having some management troubles. ISIS has announced a new leader for its West African affiliate Boko Haram. But the man being replaced isn't going quietly.

Puerto Rico's Efforts To Stop Zika Are Hampered By Mistrust, Disease Overload

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

Puerto Rico has more reported cases of Zika than many other places in the region and the number of cases continues to rise. Unfortunately, Zika is just one of the island's many problems.




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