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Recent News:
Proposed changes to predator hunting regulations on refuges in Alaska, including the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, are bringing several arguments to bear — or wolf, or coyote, for that matter. Listen:   One is the different management strategies of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Board of Game, which prioritize managing game populations …
Main Line Leak Blamed for Gas Explosions Following Quake
Enstar Natural Gas has identified the problem leading to gas explosions that destroyed two houses, and a fire that claimed two more, on Lilac Lane in Kenai following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in January. Listen: According to an incident report filed Feb. 24 with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Regulatory Commission …
Wellness for Residents and River City
A new wellness center in Soldotna is taking a holistic approach to the health of its members, and that’s just the beginning. Listen:   Don’t let the rows of cardio machines, racks of free weights or fleet of spinning bikes fool you — River City Wellness is not a gym. So says general manager Amy George, …

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In flood-ravaged Louisiana, a cleanup contractor who specializes in disaster recovery operations helps Baton Rouge clean up debris. Cleanup crews say the destruction is much worse than reported.
It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.
Results are in from a preliminary investigation into the fish killing disease that's caused the unprecedented closure of a long stretch of the Yellowstone River in Montana.
All-things-considered
In flood-ravaged Louisiana, a cleanup contractor who specializes in disaster recovery operations helps Baton Rouge clean up debris. Cleanup crews say the destruction is much worse than reported.
Secretary of State John Kerry visits Saudi Arabia to nudge the key U.S. ally to find a way out of a devastating war in Yemen. The United Nations human rights chief is calling for an international inquiry.

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

As one of the very first bebop tenor saxophonists, Teddy Edwards mixed awesome technique with irresistibly slinky phrases. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews two reissues, Inimitable and Feelin's.
Seth Freed Wessler reported on substandard medical care in privately-run prisons in the federal corrections system for The Nation, which may have led the Justice Department to phase out their use.
Fresh-Air
Morning-Edition

Morning Edition

Don't expect the service soon. The head of a drone company told Reuters they have to figure out how to navigate "random hazards like power lines, moving vehicles and children in the backyard playing."
After digging down just a foot, a modern-day prospector found a 9-pound chunk of gold in Australia. In the Philippines, a fisherman kept secret his 75-pound pearl for 10 years.