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Silicon Valley Tech Giants Start To Raise Workers’ Wages

July 30, 2015
In June, labor activists demonstrated in front of a vendor’s office in San Jose. They’re part of a campaign called Silicon Valley Rising which is pushing for better wages and benefits for service workers in high-tech companies. (Beth Willon/KQED)

For the first time, tech companies are under new pressure from a labor movement speaking up for low-wage workers.

Ocean Currents, Drifting Debris And Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

July 30, 2015
French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a U.S. official said. Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. (Lucas Marie/AP)

Airplane debris washed up on a beach on Reunion Island off Madagascar yesterday. But how did it get there?

Medicare, Medicaid Turn 50 Years Old

July 30, 2015
President Lyndon B. Johnson uses the last of many pens to complete the signing of the Medicare Bill into law at ceremonies at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, on July 30, 1965, with former President Harry S. Truman at his side. (AP)

Former President Harry Truman was the first to enroll in Medicare.

WWII ‘Good Luck Flags’ Head Back To Japan

July 30, 2015
Dallas Britt of Auburn, Washington is one of seven Pacific Northwest veterans journeying to Tokyo with a special cargo of World War II flags. (Courtesy Tom Banse)

Seven Pacific Northwest veterans of World War II leave for Tokyo today carrying 70 Japanese flags for the 70th anniversary of war’s end.

Sports And Media Pros Bet Big On Fantasy Sports

July 30, 2015
A woman tries the new Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy contest following a product launch on July 8 in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Some investors believe the online games may also help create a larger fan base for professional sports.

NAACP To Begin 860-Mile ‘Journey For Justice’ March

July 30, 2015
National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP) President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, left, talks with Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), following a news conference announcing NAACP's Journey for Justice, Monday, June 15, 2015, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Journey for Justice is a 860-mile march from Selma, Ala., to Washington to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights tactics. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The march, which will travel from Selma, Ala. to Washington, seeks to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights.

Iran Deal Sparks Potential Arms Race In Region

July 30, 2015
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz at Al-Salam Palace in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Carter flew to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to consult with Saudi leaders, who are also unsettled by an Iran accord they see as likely to increase Iranian power and influence in the Persian Gulf and beyond. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

In the wake of the historic deal over Iran’s nuclear program, several nations in the region are seeking to boost their missile defense systems.

Theories About MH370 Disappearance Range From Unlikely To Absurd

July 30, 2015
This picture taken aboard a Vietnamese Air Force Russian-made MI-171 helicopter shows a crew member looking out from a door during a search flight some 200 km over the southern Vietnamese waters off Vietnam's island Phu Quoc on March 11, 2014 as part of continued efforts aimed at finding traces of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

We’ve heard many of the theories on Here & Now, including one guess that involved a possible Russian government plot.

DJ Sessions: Latin America And Beyond

July 30, 2015
The Chemical Brothers win the Outstanding Song Collection Award at the 59th Ivor Novello Awards at the Grosvenor House in London in 2014.(Mark Allan/Invision/AP)

KCRW DJ Raul Campos shares four interesting alternative international musicians, from Chile’s Astro to Kutiman of Israel.

Activists Block Icebreaker Ship Bound For Alaska Drilling Operation

July 30, 2015
Activists unfurl colored banners while hanging from the St. Johns bridge in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to protest the departure of Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica, which is in Portland for repairs. The icebreaker is a vital part of Shell's exploration and spill-response plan off Alaska's northwest coast. Greenpeace officials say the activists have enough water and food to last for days, and can hoist themselves to allow other marine traffic to pass. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

The Greenpeace activists say they are prepared to stay suspended from the bridge for days.

Music From The Show

July 29, 2015

From Submerse to Shellac.

Supply Storehouses Keep Wildland Firefighters Supplied, Fed

July 29, 2015
Assistant manager Nicole Hallisey, right, and BLM fire spokesperson Jessica Gardetto in the Great Basin fire support cache at the edge of Boise's airport. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)

Tom Banse of Northwest News Network get a tour of what you might call the Amazon.com for wildland firefighting.

Garden-Inspired Cooking With Kathy Gunst

July 29, 2015
Kathy Gunst picks peas from her garden in Maine. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

We visit our resident chef’s garden in Maine, make gazpacho and get a recipe for a plum tart with hazelnut crust.

Microsoft Quietly Launches Windows 10

July 29, 2015
Visitors try out Windows 10, the latest operating system from US software giant Microsoft, during a launch event in Seoul on July 29, 2015. ( Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

The company is hoping that users are happier with Windows 10, after Windows 8 was widely criticized when it was released in 2012.

Boston Mayor Wishes LA Luck In Possible Olympic Bid

July 29, 2015
Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca, left, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, speak to reporters in June at TD Garden. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Mayor Marty Walsh reflects on how Boston’s Olympic bid fell apart and suggests changes at the International Olympic Committee.

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