NPR Story
11:26 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Summer Salad Recipes From Kathy Gunst

Kathy adds some freshly cracked black pepper. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 5:00 am

With the warmer weather, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst‘s garden has been flourishing. As she tells host Robin Young, “seeing tender young greens come up in my garden, I’m like a little kid in a candy store, I am just so excited.”

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Earthfix
10:53 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Wolf OR-7 Is A New Father

Two of wolf OR7’s pups peek out from a log on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, June 2, 2014.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

New photographic evidence shows that the famous wandering wolf OR-7 has fathered puppies -- taking his status from lonely vagabond on a 3,000-mile journey to history-making new dad in a month's time.

The images were made public Wednesday, just one month after remote cameras captured images of OR-7 and his likely mate in Southern Oregon.

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Jefferson Exchange | June 4, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Court Ruling Finds Fault In Ashland Forest Resiliency

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Jay Lininger and Eric Navickas explain their issues with AFR.

Removing trees can reduce fire danger, but the process presents its own issues. 

Like what happens to the land when the trees are removed. 

That was the central issue in a lawsuit filed years ago against the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project, meant to reduce the threat of wildfire in the city of Ashland's watershed. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 4, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Wed June 4, 2014

VENTSday: California Primary + Isla Vista Shooting

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Listeners vent on preventing mass murders, and the California primary election.

California's primary election and the shooting near Santa Barbara are the topics of this week's free-for-all on the airwaves.

We do not schedule guests for Wednesday at 8:30, because that's the time for VENTSday, your chance to vent (politely, please) on a pair of topics in the news. 

We bring the topics, you bring the opinions. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 4, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Exploring (Old--Very Old) Oregon

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Dr. Edward Davis talks fossils and climate change.

The landscape around us did not always look like it does now. 

And it was once home to creatures we can scarcely imagine today. 

The changes in our region are tracked in the new "Explore Oregon" exhibit at the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History. 

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The Salt
9:42 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Hydroponic tomatoes are now just as tasty as tomatoes grown outside in perfect summer conditions, scientists say.
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Peak tomato season — July through September here on the East Coast — is almost upon us, and the anticipation is palpable. Before we know it, those super sweet, juicy fruits, grown outdoors under the hot sun, will be back in abundance.

We tend to fetishize summer tomatoes, especially heirloom varieties like Brandywine and Cherokee Purple, and regard them as the pinnacle of tomato flavor.

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The Two-Way
9:31 am
Wed June 4, 2014

NRA Retracts Statement Calling Open Carry Rallies 'Downright Weird'

Kory Watkins, a coordinator for Open Carry Tarrant County, and his wife, Janie, gather for a demonstration in Haltom City, Texas. The NRA posted a statement calling this kind of open carry rally counterproductive; on Tuesday, it retracted the statement.
Tony Gutierrez AP

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 12:35 pm

A few days after posting a criticism of "open carry" rallies, the National Rifle Association says the statement reflected a staffer's opinion, not the stance of the organization, reports member station KERA.

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Parallels
9:31 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Move Over, Kate Middleton, For Spain's 'Middle-Class Queen'

Princess Letizia of Spain, who is soon to become the queen, attends an arts ceremony in Madrid in December. The Spanish monarchy's approval rating is at an all-time low, but she is considered popular and often appears on the cover of fashion magazines.
Carlos Alvarez Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Europe's newest queen-to-be is a former CNN anchor and a divorcée who will be the first commoner ever to grace the Spanish throne.

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Parallels
9:28 am
Wed June 4, 2014

The Thai Protest That's Straight From 'The Hunger Games'

Erik De Castro Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 4:16 pm

Opponents of last month's coup in Thailand have adopted the three-finger salute from The Hunger Games movies and books as their symbol of resistance to the military takeover. The protests so far have been relatively small. But they seem to be, well, catching fire.

Photos of protesters defiantly flashing the salute have been circulating widely on social media. The military, meanwhile, has been flooding the streets in an attempt to discourage any large-scale demonstrations.

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It's All Politics
9:00 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Tea Party Still Packs A Punch: How It Happened In Mississippi

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel has a slight lead over six-term GOP Sen. Thad Cochran in the state's Republican Senate primary.
George Clark AP

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 12:18 pm

In mid-May, many political observers in Washington and elsewhere were declaring the Tea Party dead after it had lost every major Republican primary it contested this spring. I know, I am one of them.

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