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July 16, 2014

From Broods to Sea Wolf.

Deborah Harkness Brings Her ‘All Souls’ Trilogy To A Close

July 16, 2014
Author Deborah Harkness has just released "The Book of Life," the final book in her bestselling "All Souls" trilogy. (Marion Ettlinger)

Readers have been eagerly awaiting the conclusion of the series that began with “A Discovery of Witches.”

District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country

July 16, 2014
In West Virginia's third congressional district, Republican state senator Evan Jenkins, right, will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall. (U.S. House of Representatives / West Virginia Legislature)

In West Virginia’s third congressional district, Republican state senator Evan Jenkins will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall.

Company Experiments With 3D-Printed Car

July 16, 2014
Local Motors engineer James Earl prepares to test drive the company's 3D printed vehicle prototype. (Carrie Jung/KJZZ)

“This is very much a prototype,” says engineer James Earl of Local Motors in Chandler, Arizona. “We refer to it as ‘the mule.’”

The Truth About Miscarriages

July 16, 2014
More than one in seven pregnancies result in miscarriage, but miscarriage is still often misunderstood by many couples. (Stefan Pasch/Flickr)

The chief of obstetrics at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses the common yet widely misunderstood health topic.

A Push For Ethnic Studies In Texas Schools

July 16, 2014
Tony Diaz is a professor at Lone Star College and also an activist with the group Librotraficante. He helped lead a campaign to get the Texas Board of Education to endorse Mexican-American and other ethnic studies courses. (Laura Isensee/Houston Public Media)

Laura Isensee reports Texas state officials are responding to calls for Mexican American studies programs in public schools.

Sen. Flake: President’s Border Proposal Needs ‘Significant Changes’

July 16, 2014
Immigrants who have been detained while crossing the border are held inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday July 15, 2014. A solution for the growing crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border is looking increasingly elusive with three weeks left before Congress leaves for recess. (Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times)

The Arizona Republican shares his thoughts on the president’s proposal and how to address the immigration situation at the border.

Komodo Dragons On Display At Nashville Zoo

July 16, 2014
A Komodo dragon is pictured at the St. Louis Zoo (Poppet Maulding/Flickr)

The zoo’s Dale McGinnity, who researches the endangered Komodo dragons, talks about the world’s largest living lizards.

California Teachers Divided On Court’s Tenure Ruling

July 16, 2014
Julia Macias, a plaintiff and Los Angeles Unified School District middle school student, comments on the Vergara v. California lawsuit verdict in Los Angeles on June 10. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Political rhetoric on both sides of the issue risks drowning out the voice of educators, whose take is far more nuanced.

What Honduran Children Are Fleeing

July 16, 2014
A woman and her son look out of a doorway in a neighborhood with heavy gang violence on July 20, 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Honduras now has the highest per capita murder rate in the world and its capital city, Tegucigalpa, is plagued by violence, poverty, homelessness and sexual assaults. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sonia Nazario joins us to discuss the conditions in Honduras and what the U.S. should do.

China’s Extensive Rail System Heads West To Europe

July 16, 2014
A high-speed train travels on the railway to Beijing in Nanning, southern China's Guangxi province on June 13, 2014. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

The high-speed rail network is big part of China’s overall economic strategy — laying down new routes to Europe.

Drought-Stricken California Fights Water Waste With Fines

July 16, 2014
Sprinklers water a lawn in Golden Gate Park on July 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Residents and businesses will face fines of up to $500 a day for wasting water on things such as landscaping, car washing and pools.

Florida Scientists Press Governor On Climate Change

July 16, 2014
Buildings are seen near the ocean in North Miami, Florida, in March 2012. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

We talk to oceanography professor Jeff Chanton, who’s part of the group of professors pushing to meet with Gov. Rick Scott.

Rupert Murdoch Makes A Play For Time Warner

July 16, 2014
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox made an unsuccessful $80bn bid for rival Time Warner. (Drew Angerer-Pool/Getty Images)

The $80 billion takeover bid from Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox was rebuffed, but that may not stop the media magnate’s advances.

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