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Likely Stories Book Review
7:44 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Likely Stories: The Obituary Writer

Jim McKeown

Two women separated by over 40 years have a surprising connection.


The Obituary Writer reviewed on the July 10 edition of Likely Stories.

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7:37 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Business Reivew: A Fresh Start

Business Review July 10, 2014

Tips on how to be intentionally positive in a negative work environment

Texas News
2:10 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

As Inmates Age, Prison Health Care Spending in Texas Could Grow

Researchers at The Pew Charitable Trusts have a new report out that suggests Texas will continue to spend more on inmate health care as prison population ages.
Photo by Caleb Bryant Miller for KUT News

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 2:56 pm

Researchers at The Pew Charitable Trusts have a new report out on how much states are spending on inmate health care. Between 2001 and 2008, Texas had a decrease in this spending, but since then, it’s gone up again. 

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2:09 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Four Reasons Why GOP Chose Cleveland Over Dallas For 2016 Convention

Dallas wooed the Republican National Convention committee with an extravagant balloon and confetti drop at American Airlines Center and several elephants, the Republican Party symbol.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 12:00 pm

Committee members choosing a site for the 2016 Republican National Convention said repeatedly they’d make a business decision, not a political one.  But following the selection of Cleveland over Dallas Tuesday, those close to the negotiations said politics played a role.

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Science and the Environment
1:46 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

The decline of honeybees has been attributed to a variety of causes, from nasty parasites to the stress of being transported from state to state to feed on various crops in need of pollination.

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 2:32 pm

Every year, more than half of the honeybee hives in the United States are taken to California to pollinate the state's almond crop.

Biologist Laurence Packer says this illustrates both our dependence on honeybees to pollinate many plants people rely on for food and the devastating decline in the domestic honeybee population in recent years.

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