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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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We asked women — as young as 4 and as old as 77 — how much the weight of history factored into their decision.
How do the belief systems, cultural traditions and ideas shape your view of how a woman should exercise her rights? Tell us with the hashtag #FeminismInMyCountry.
Animal activists had teamed up to save a 15-pound lobster, at least 60 years old, from being dinner. They shipped him to a Maine aquarium — but the story doesn't have a happy ending.
All-things-considered
Venezuela produces its own version of the hit game show franchise Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In a country with runaway inflation, the top prize of 1 million bolivars is worth about $2,000.
Now that the national conventions have concluded, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks back on both, judging them purely as television programs. Policy aside, did either convention make for compelling TV?

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Actor Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass pair up again for another chapter in the series about a rogue CIA assassin. Critic David Edelstein says Jason Bourne is very flashy — but not much fun.
LaHaye, who died earlier this week, was a fundamentalist Christian and a longtime leader of the religious right. His Left Behind books sold more than 50 million copies. He spoke to Fresh Air in 2002.
Fresh-Air
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Morning Edition

The Republican nominee campaigned in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he criticized his opponent, Hillary Clinton, and said he would use torture tactics like waterboarding in the fight against ISIS.
Hillary Clinton gave a big nod to Bernie Sanders in her acceptance speech — and for good reason. She'll need backing from his young, diverse supporters — who are also being wooed by Donald Trump.