Morning Edition http://mtpr.org en As Gaza Fighting Gaza Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch http://mtpr.org/post/skype-vital-bridge-palestinians-west-bank-gaza At least three times a day, Imad Abudayyah, 49, fires up his laptop at the West Bank hotel where he's currently living with his 11-year-old son, Ghassan, to reach out to other family members in the Gaza Strip. Abudayyah says Skype is the only way he can see the relatives they were forced to leave behind.<p>He is a Western-educated budget expert who is working with the Palestinian Authority on finance reform, a post that makes it easier for him than others to obtain an Israeli permit to come and go from Gaza. But even for Abudayyah, getting permission is tough these days. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 22381 at http://mtpr.org Don't Make Me Come Back There: Toyota's New Parent-Friendly Options http://mtpr.org/post/dont-make-me-come-back-there-toyotas-new-parent-friendly-options The new Sienna minivan has an optional pull-down mirror to allow better surveillance of the backseat, and a "Driver Easy Speak" feature that lets you speak to the kids without shouting. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:24:00 +0000 editor 22375 at http://mtpr.org $500,000 Gets You A 170-Foot-Tall Ketchup Bottle In Illinois http://mtpr.org/post/500000-gets-you-170-foot-tall-ketchup-bottle-illinois The condiment container towers above the former Brooks Old Original and Tangy Ketchup factory. The company moved out decades ago; now the space is for sale. It doesn't come with a giant side of fries. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:19:00 +0000 editor 22376 at http://mtpr.org Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager' http://mtpr.org/post/jenny-lewis-stands-out-voyager All Songs Considered features "The Voyager," the new album from Jenny Lewis, a singer known for complicated, emotional lyrics and vivid storytelling. It's part of NPR Music's "First Listen" series. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 22378 at http://mtpr.org Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States http://mtpr.org/post/federal-court-throws-out-health-care-subsidies-36-states Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 editor 22327 at http://mtpr.org Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame http://mtpr.org/post/sheriff-puts-inmates-back-stripes-orange-jumpsuits-gain-fame Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A sheriff in Michigan is concerned that the popular series "Orange Is The New Black" has turned orange prison jumpsuits into a fashion statement, like it's cool to be in jail. So concerned, he's requiring inmates to wear old-fashioned black-and-white-striped jumpsuits in place of the orange ones. Sheriff Will Federspiel told The Saginaw News that a lot of inmates don't like the new jumpsuits. His response - too bad, don't come to jail. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:27:00 +0000 editor 22309 at http://mtpr.org Woman Will Officiate Big 12 Football Game For The First Time http://mtpr.org/post/woman-will-officiate-big-12-football-game-first-time Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with congratulations to Catherine Conti. Cat Conti will be the first woman to officiate a football game in the Big 12 Conference. She'll be part of the crew when Kansas plays Southeast Missouri State. The officiating supervisor says she got that job because she's, quote, "darned good." Kansas coach Charlie Weis says because of Ms. Conti, he will try not to swear as much.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Actually, Coach Weis, equality means curse away.<p>INSKEEP: It's [bleep] MORNING EDITION. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000 editor 22308 at http://mtpr.org Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins http://mtpr.org/post/violence-flares-libya-leaving-main-airport-ruins Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now while Secretary Kerry is in Egypt, the country next door is in turmoil. Libya is a place where warring militias spent the last week locked in battle for control of the main international airport in the capital, Tripoli. That fighting has left dozens dead and forced the closing of the main air link into the country. Reporter Chris Stevens is a correspondent for The Guardian. He's on the line from Tripoli. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 editor 22297 at http://mtpr.org Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire http://mtpr.org/post/kerrys-aim-egypt-first-get-israel-and-hamas-cease-fire Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The death toll continues to climb as Israel presses on with its ground operation in Gaza.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The Palestinian Ministry of Health says more than 600 Gazans have been killed - a quarter of them children. And Israel says 27 of its soldiers and two civilians have died.<p>MONTAGNE: Israel and the Hamas militant group both say they will not stop fighting until their primary objectives are met. Israel says it wants to destroy the tunnels Hamas has built from Gaza into Israel. Hamas wants the blockade of Gaza to end. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 22298 at http://mtpr.org Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker http://mtpr.org/post/telecommuting-didnt-work-out-one-transplanted-worker Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>This summer, we're also focusing on the high rate of youth unemployment and hearing what some out-of-work younger adults are doing to make ends meet. Christina Gastlelum is 32. She recently moved to Maine from New York City. She tried to keep doing her job as vice president of a nonprofit remotely which did not work out.<p>CHRISTINA GASTLELUM: That was not an ideal working situation for that particular job. So at the end of March, we broke up. While I'm collecting unemployment, it really isn't enough money to survive or even pay my mortgage at all. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 editor 22306 at http://mtpr.org