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And The Leaders In Innovation Are…

July 23, 2014

Switzerland has the highest potential for innovation in the world, according to a new report. We take a look at how the U.S. ranks.

Effects Of Child Abuse And Neglect On The Brain

July 23, 2014
Click to enlarge. (Source: Pat Levitt, 2009)

This is the final piece in a series of reports from WBUR called “Brain Matters: Reporting from the Front Lines of Neuroscience.”

Salary Gag Rules Are Illegal, But Still Widespread

July 23, 2014
Jonathan Timm writes in The Atlantic that regardless of his job, "the story was the same: My employers wanted me to keep my mouth shut about money." (Bob Prosser/Flickr)

Jonathan Timm writes that regardless of his job, “the story was the same: My employers wanted me to keep my mouth shut about money.”

Obama Declares Washington Wildfire Emergency

July 23, 2014
A DC-10 air tanker pulls up after dropping fire retardant over a wildfire Saturday, July 19, 2014, near Carlton, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control.

DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

July 23, 2014
Los Rakas are a bilingual hip-hop group made up of Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun based in Oakland, California. (Caroll Jones/Flickr)

KCRW’s Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

ISIS Forces Christians To Flee Iraq City Of Mosul

July 23, 2014
An Iraqi security officer, stands guard outside the Church of the Virgin Mary in the northern town of Bartala, on June 15, 2012, east of the northern city of Mosul. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

The militant group’s threat — convert, leave or die — has forced most Christians in Mosul to leave.

Cleveland Kiosk Delivers Virtual Health Care

July 23, 2014
Medical technician Heather Roberts stands outside the HealthSpot kiosk in Cleveland's Central Promise neighbhorhood. (Sarah Jane Tribble)

The future of health care might be sitting in one of Cleveland’s poorest neighborhoods. It’s an enclosed kiosk where patients see a doctor.

Deeply Divided Opinions On Israel And Gaza Make News Coverage A Balancing Act

July 23, 2014
NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin is pictured filing a report from Gaza on June 17, 2014. (NBC/YouTube screenshot)

Nearly every report on the fighting between Israel and Hamas is considered biased by one side or the other.

Why Israeli Officials Are Upset Over Flight Cancellations To Ben Gurion Airport

July 23, 2014
Israeli passengers walk near a departure time flight board displaying various cancellations at Ben Gurion International airport, near Tel Aviv, on July 23, 2014. (Gil Cohen Magen/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. and European safety agencies temporarily banned flights to Israel’s international airport after a rocket landed a few miles away.

Political Newcomer Defeats 11-Term Georgia Congressman

July 23, 2014

Businessman David Perdue beat Rep. Jack Kingston to win the runoff for Georgia’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

Congress Not Likely To Agree On Border Crisis Plan Before Recess

July 23, 2014
The U.S. Capitol in Washington is pictured in June 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

A week before Congress leaves for its five-week recess, the House and Senate are introducing dueling immigration plans.

Malaysia Jet Victims’ Bodies Arrive In Netherlands

July 23, 2014
Dutch military men carry coffins containing the remains of victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, during a ceremony at Eindhoven Airbase on July 23, 2014, after a Hercules transport plane carrying the coffins landed from Ukraine. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the city of Eindhoven.

Music From The Show

July 22, 2014

From Nosaj Thing to Parquet Courts

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

July 22, 2014
During a special ceremony, scientists and representatives of six tribes reburied a 12,600-year-old Clovis child in a patch of sagebrush on Saturday June, 28, 2014, close to the site where he was accidentally unearthed almost 50 years ago. (Shawn Raecke/Livingston Enterprise)

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today’s native peoples.

Hong Kong Debates Independence From China

July 22, 2014
A child holds up a banner during a pro-democracy rally seeking greater democracy in Hong Kong on July 1, 2014 as frustration grows over the influence of Beijing on the city. Organizers said the massive pro-democracy rally saw a turnout of over half a million demanding universal suffrage to elect the city's next leader. (Dale De La Rey/AFP/Getty)

There is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader

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