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Dr. Erica Kaufman 07-30-2014

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Erica Kaufman joins us to discuss West Nile Virus.

Dick Durbin 07-29-2014

Senator Dick Durbin joins us to discuss what will and won’t happen this week in Congress before lawmakers take a long recess.

David Yepsen 07-29-2014

David Yepsen with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute joins us to discuss the gubernatorial race.

Annette McMichael 07-28-2014

Annette McMichael with the group Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE) joins us to talk about the group’s opposition to hydraulic fracturing.

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  • American 'fighting' deadly Ebola virus July 30, 2014
    The N. Carolina aid worker is moving and getting a lot of fluids, says her son.
  • At least 75 bodies found in Benghazi; Islamists gain ground July 30, 2014
    Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness. Libya's Red Crescent said it had recovered the bodies of 35 soldiers from the base. Fighting in Benghazi has claimed about another 60 lives since Saturday, medica
  • Processing issue delays bar exam submissions July 30, 2014
    DALLAS (AP) — Law school graduates taking the bar exam in multiple states experienced delays when they tried to submit their answers on the test's first day. The Florida-based testing software provider blamed a processing issue and said it had been fixed as of Wednesday morning.
  • Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150 July 30, 2014
    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health officials said.
  • Second UN school hit in Gaza, 15 dead July 30, 2014
    Several Israeli shells slammed school used as refugee shelter, killing at least 15, wounding 90.
  • A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging July 30, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.
  • So what did former IRS official really think of GOP lawmakers? July 30, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails.
  • Senate reprieve for highly-contested border bill July 30, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.
  • Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed July 30, 2014
    DETROIT (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home's wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said.
  • Kelsey Grammer on sister's killer: Forgiveness, but not freedom July 30, 2014
    DENVER (AP) — Actor Kelsey Grammer says he forgives the man who raped and killed his sister in Colorado nearly 40 years ago but doesn't want him to be paroled.