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Megafires: The New Normal In The Southwest
3:17 am
Thu August 23, 2012

How The Smokey Bear Effect Led To Raging Wildfires

Adams (left) talks with Swetnam in their laboratory, nestled under the football stadium.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 7:50 pm

First of a five-part series

The history of fire in the American Southwest is buried in a catacomb of rooms under the bleachers of the football stadium at the University of Arizona.

Here rules professor Thomas Swetnam, tree ring expert. You want to read a tree ring? You go to Tom. He's a big, burly guy with a beard and a true love for trees.

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WAMC News
7:41 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Federal Officials Talk With Immigrants

Courtesy USCIS

Federal immigration officials are preparing to take questions from Massachusetts immigrants and others in the country during a live information session they will host online and at a toll-free telephone. 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says the event is scheduled for Wednesday evening and will be exclusively in Spanish. It will include question-and-answer sessions with its officials, discussion on topics related to immigration and updates from the agency.

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Around the Nation
7:39 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Restaurant Request: Please Don't Pass The Salt

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Around the Nation
7:35 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Robber Thwarted By Pot-Wielding Kitchen Worker

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

New York News
7:34 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Voters Support Minimum Wage Increase

A Siena College poll shows 80 percent of New York voters want the state's minimum wage raised from $7.25 an hour to $8.50.

The poll shows an uptick in support of three percentage points since June.

The Democrat-controlled Assembly has passed legislation to raise the wage, with sponsors saying the current level is too low to meet the rising cost of food, shelter and other necessities.

The measure faces opposition from the Senate's Republican majority, whose leaders say it would hurt businesses and the fragile economy.

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Hudson Valley News
7:32 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Orange Executive Warns of Layoffs, Tax Increase

Valley View Nursing Home
Hank Gross

If the Orange County-owned Valley View nursing home is not sold to a private company soon, the county faces a large property tax increase and layoffs next year. That was the warning Tuesday from County Executive Edward Diana.

Diana stopped the funding for the facility as of July 1, but county legislators extended it through September. In the meantime, they have been reviewing four proposals from private companies to buy the facilities with no decision to date.

Diana told MidHudsonNews.com that without a sale very soon, drastic measures will have to be taken.

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Sports
7:10 am
Wed August 22, 2012

WAMC Sports News

David J. Phillips AP

It was a tough day for baseball fans throughout the region yesterday. The Mets fell again to Colorado, 6-2 the final score. Chris Young retired the first 15 Colorado batters, but his throwing error on a sacrifice bunt helped the Rockies score four times in the sixth. Center fielder Dexter Fowler made a sparkling catch and hit a pair of RBI singles to help the Rockies won their third in a row

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Capital District News
7:05 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette.

WAMC News
7:05 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Morning Weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his morning forecast. 

Latin America
5:27 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Haiti's Quake Damaged National Palace To Be Razed

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Haiti plans to clear away a symbol of the country's devastation. The earthquake in 2010 ruined the National Palace, one of the most spectacular buildings in Port-au-Prince.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

We've been looking at some recent photographs. They show the white building still standing, if barely. The earthquake did not knock down its elegant rows of columns. But the white dome on top was left sloping at a dangerous angle, the supporting walls half-crushed beneath its weight.

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