12:08am

Thu July 19, 2012
Books

A Network Head Reflects In 'Interview'

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 7:10 am

David Westin was the president of ABC News from 1997 to 2010.
Rene Macura AP

On Nov. 7, 2000, producers and editors at ABC News prepared to make a very public decision.

It was election night, with George W. Bush facing off against Al Gore. And it was, memorably, undecided until the early hours of the following morning, when other TV networks began calling the election for Bush.

David Westin, then the president of ABC News, recalls the agony as his network's elaborate election unit was beaten on the call — they had held back.

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12:07am

Thu July 19, 2012
Presidential Race

Tax Professionals Scrutinize Mitt Romney's Returns

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 6:58 am

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Bowling Green, Ohio, on Wednesday.
J.D. Pooley Getty Images

President Obama's campaign continues to hammer presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney over the GOP challenger's refusal to release more of his tax returns. Romney has provided one year's record and promised a second year's worth of returns. But even some of his fellow Republicans now say that's not enough.

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12:06am

Thu July 19, 2012
World

The Cost Of Women's Rights In Northwest Pakistan

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 5:31 pm

Earlier this month, 25-year-old Farida Afridi, who ran an organization that provides information for women about their rights, was gunned down in the street, near the city of Peshawar in northwest Pakistan. No one has been arrested for this killing. In all likelihood no one will be.

On July 4, Afridi was leaving her home to go to her office in Peshawar. What happened next shocked the local community, says Zar Ali Khan, who heads a consortium of activist groups in Peshawar.

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12:04am

Thu July 19, 2012
Law

Controversial Ariz. Sheriff's Tactics Go On Trial

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 7:04 am

A trial begins Thursday in Phoenix accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seen in this May 3, 2010, file photo, of violating the civil rights of Latino citizens and legal U.S. residents.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

The self-proclaimed "Toughest Sheriff in America" is facing one of his toughest tests. A trial begins Thursday morning in Phoenix accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of violating the civil rights of Latino citizens and legal U.S. residents. The class-action civil suit says the sheriff went over the line in his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.

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12:03am

Thu July 19, 2012
Dead Stop

A Muslim Cemetery Helps To Ease Funerals' Strain

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 11:52 am

At the Garden of Peace cemetery in Flint, Mich., Muslims are buried in accordance with traditional Islamic burial rites.
Sami Yenigun NPR

The Garden of Peace cemetery opened when the Islamic community in Flint, Mich., needed a place to bury their dead in accordance with their religion. After operating for only a couple of years, the cemetery has already welcomed a diverse group of American Muslims.

Tucked in the left corner of an open field, on a breezy, buggy, warm summer morning in Flint, lie parallel rows of identical headstones. There are roughly 30 of them, all facing the same direction.

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12:00am

Thu July 19, 2012
The Hidden World of Girls

Today on Your Call: How are girls coming of age?

On the next Your Call, we’ll speak with The Kitchen Sisters about The Hidden World of Girls-- a multimedia project that explores the many ways girls are growing up and making a difference. We’ll also speak with young girls living in at risk communities who say they are often misrepresented in the media. What do you want to know about the hidden world of girls? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What stories do girls want to tell? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

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8:42pm

Wed July 18, 2012
Your Legal Rights

Your Legal Rights

July 18, 2012  Chuck's guest is Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, a medical specialist in infectious disease prevention in hospitals.

5:05pm

Wed July 18, 2012
This American Life 7/22 & 7/25

This (Fun!) American Life

Host Ira Glass heads to some of the happiest places on Earth:  Amusement Parks!  Jonathan Goldstein revisits one he worked at as a teen, Ira takes us behind the scenes at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, where the staff so loves their jobs they make videos.  Sunday at 1pm, Wednesday at Noon. 

5:00pm

Wed July 18, 2012
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS 7/18

Preventing medical malpractice hospital and healthcare associated infections

Chuck Finney is joined by Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, a medical expert in infectious disease prevention, to discuss preventing medical malpractice hospital and healthcare associated infections.

4:50pm

Wed July 18, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 18, 2012

Reforming the Oakland Police Department; Will Californians ever vote online?; 99% Invisible: Designing a postage stamp; and local band Sonny and the Sunsets.

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