6:44am

Tue July 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Timbuktu's Treasures Are Being Destroyed As World Watches Helplessly

This image from a video shows Islamist militants destroying an ancient shrine in Timbuktu on Sunday.
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Once again the world is watching with increasing alarm as religious extremists destroy centuries-old historical sites because they find them offensive.

In 2001 it was the towering statues of Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, that were turned into rubble by the Taliban.

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5:56am

Tue July 3, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Tuesday July 3, 2012

1863 - Battle of Gettysburg (highlighted story below)
  • 184th Day of 2012 / 182 Remaining
  • 81 Days Until Autumn Begins
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  • 14 Hours 43 Minutes of Daylight
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  • July 3 @ 11:51am
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4:48am

Tue July 3, 2012
Around the Nation

Columbus Zoo Visitors Witness Family Feud

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Visitors to the Columbus Zoo over the weekend were startled witnesses to a family feud. A fight broke out when mother elephant Phoebe was disciplining her son Beco. Another elephant, known as Aunt Connie, disapproved and the females started shoving each other. A zoo director told the Columbus Dispatch that elephants, like humans, sometimes disagree about child rearing. He also said the little elephant Beco is a punk. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

4:30am

Tue July 3, 2012
Around the Nation

Rapper Pitbull Helps Wal-Mart Add Facebook Fans

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Wal-Mart wanted more Facebook fans, so it asked rapper Pitbull for help. Pitbull agreed to a show at the Wal-Mart store with the most likes. The campaign went viral, then rural. As of this morning, more than 40,000 people have liked the Wal-Mart in Kodiak, Alaska. Kodiak is on an island, a town of less then 10,000, plus bears, of course. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

4:16am

Tue July 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Power's Still Out For Nearly 2 Million, And Intense Heat Continues

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 12:42 pm

In Silver Spring, Md., on Monday, Matt MacCartney was one of many workers dismantling fallen trees that took down power lines.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

As the day gets started, about 1.8 million homes and businesses in states stretching from Indiana east through the mid-Atlantic are still without power because of the enormous damage caused by Friday's derecho. That's the huge wall of severe storms that swept across towns and cities from Indiana east to the Atlantic coast.

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2:29am

Tue July 3, 2012
NPR Story

Daycare Needs Stretch Around The Clock

As more people take shift work in the still struggling economy, the need for after hours child care has increased. Throughout the country, many daycare centers have begun offering evening hours or 24-hour care. Parents say their kids should be sleeping at home at night, but they have no choice but to work when jobs are available.

2:06am

Tue July 3, 2012
Silicon Valley

Today on Your Call: What is Silicon Valley’s political agenda?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about political power in Silicon Valley. Who are the big tech companies -- and their executives -- giving money to?  Is there any sign that their political commitments have changed since 2008? Join us at 10am pst or leave a comment here. President Obama raises millions from Silicon Valley. What are the specific policies and legislation that matter to tech companies? And who’s calling the shots? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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1:55am

Tue July 3, 2012
NPR Story

The History Of Pie

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 11:11 am

It's Pie Week on Morning Edition, and we wanted to know more about where pie comes from. Linda Wertheimer talks to food anthropologist Deborah Duchon about the history of pie.

1:55am

Tue July 3, 2012
NPR Story

Storm Leaves Illinois Residents Without Power

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 3:56 am

No power and high heat equal no fun in parts of Illinois. Some worry that July 4 celebrations will be affected.

1:55am

Tue July 3, 2012
NPR Story

Business News

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 4:53 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with another bye-bye at Barclays.

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