Morning Cram

Morning Cram
9:58 am
Fri August 24, 2012

the morning cram [electric Oatmeal edition]

Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower on Long Island, circa 1902.
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Today on NPR: Internet Cartoonist Helps Raise $1 Million for Tesla Museum

Kentucky:

Unemployment is down in most Commonwealth counties.

U.S. DOE settles with Bechtel Jacobs over radioactive waste disposal at USEC.

Morning Cram
9:50 am
Thu August 23, 2012

morning cram [only you edition]

So instead of a few dozen trees per acre, the Southwestern mountains of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah are now choked with trees of all sizes, and grass and shrubs. Essentially, it's fuel.
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Morning Cram
10:03 am
Wed August 22, 2012

the morning cram [Alaskan Lightweights edition]

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From NPR: Don't believe the hype, the United State's most dangerous job isn't found in Alaska. If its fish and danger you're after, try the Northeast. 

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Morning Cram
9:31 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Morning Cram [Todd Akin, Corn Harvest, Student Loan & Payday Loan Edition]

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From NPR: It's come to this for Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri:

As more and more of his fellow Republicans call on him to drop out of his race for the Senate before today's 6 p.m. ET deadline to easily get his name off the ballot, the congressman's loudest defender is his Democratic opponent. 

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Morning Cram
9:56 am
Mon August 20, 2012

The Morning Cram [Explosives, Homemade Liquor, Almighty God, Islamic Code & Museum Edition]

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From NPR:  The killing Sunday in Afghanistan of an American soldier in what officials say was the latest in a series of "green on blue" attacks by Afghans in uniform against coalition personnel was the 10th in just the past two weeks. 

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Morning Cram
10:23 am
Fri August 17, 2012

morning cram [It Came From Outer Space Edition]

Illustration of the Kelly Green Men by Pfc. Gary F. Hodson of the 101st Airborne Division stationed at nearby Fort Campbell, who was sent to interview the witnesses of the Hopkinsville incidents
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Today on NPR: Refinance activity continues to boom, fueling the home-loan market. Low interest rates have created a class of "serial refinancers" — those lucky enough to borrow at lower rates — and given them new opportunities to spend their freed up cash.

Kentucky/Tennessee:

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Morning Cram
9:45 am
Thu August 16, 2012

morning cram [Sudanese cattle-rustlin' edition]

"The distance from our lands to Murle lands is a five-day walk," Toonya says. "From there, when the battle starts, you might be running constantly for six hours, stealing cows and taking children and women."

Today on NPR: In South Sudan, a man's worth is measured by bovine wealth, and ever-increasing dowries are paid in cows. Cattle-rustling is an age-old problem. But recently, these raids have become markedly more violent, and the new nation is having difficulty stopping them.

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Morning Cram
10:15 am
Wed August 15, 2012

The Morning Cram [Mummies, Retirement, Debate & Duck House Edition]

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From NPR: A couple of thousand years before the Egyptians preserved some of their dead, a much simpler society made the first known mummies.The desert area where they lived was so dry, dead people turned into mummies naturally.

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Morning Cram
9:28 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Paducah City Commissioners Discuss Duck Island Preservation

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The Paducah Mayor and City Commissioners support efforts to preserve 
Noble Park’s duck house and island. Commissioners and the Mayor discussed ways to preserve the small island during Tuesday's commission meeting after many residents opposed the city’s previous decision to remove the island due to its state of disrepair. Commissioner Gayle Kaler says people voiced their concern not only through emails and phone calls but through Facebook, as well. As of Tuesday night, the group, “Save Duck Island”, had more than 3,500 members. Kaler said she approves of such enthusiasm.

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