Hurricane Michael Packs 110-MPH Winds As It Heads Toward Florida Panhandle

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET Hurricane Michael has rapidly grown into a strong Category 2 storm, with sustained winds hitting 110 mph on Tuesday — just 24 hours after gaining hurricane status, according to the National Hurricane Center. Michael is expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast on Wednesday as a Category 3 storm. Hurricane Michael is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades. It's expected to send life-threatening surges of ocean water into...

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All About Cape: SEMO Homecoming 2018

To all you SEMO alums in town for homecoming weekend , welcome back. We’re looking forward to the Saturday game, with all the food and fun that comes with it. If you haven’t been in town since last year, you’ll notice a few changes. As you’re visiting familiar hangouts downtown, stroll along the streets to find new boutiques, antique shops and eateries, some offering homecoming specials. The downtown area is flowing with new flavors you haven’t tasted before – including Cape Girardeau...

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Discover Nature: Ducks Migrate Through Missouri

Three years after his death, my father, virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg, made headlines all over the world when his beloved Stradivarius violin, stolen 35 years earlier, was recovered by the FBI. The story struck the hearts of so many, I think, because in such turbulent times, it was rare good, even joyful, news. And the mystery of where it had been, was finally solved.

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For decades, whenever stevedore Giorgos Nouchoutidis arrived for work at the port of Piraeus, he would breathe in the fresh, briny sea breeze and feel a surge of pride.

Fourteen-year-old Caydden Zimmerman's school days start early and end late.

He has a 90-minute bus ride to get from the homeless shelter where he is staying in Boise, Idaho, to his middle school. He wakes up at 5:45 a.m., quickly brushes his teeth and smooths some gel in his hair, and then he dashes downstairs to catch his school bus.

Amy Knowlton pilots the 29-foot research vessel Nereid out of Lubec harbor and into the waters of the Bay of Fundy, off of easternmost Maine. A scientist with the New England Aquarium's Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life Knowlton points to harbor porpoises chasing fish in the wind-swept waters on a recent morning.

Then something much larger appears off the stern.

"Whale behind us," Knowlton says, steering closer. "It's probably a humpback or fin whale, we'll get a better look."

The fields and back roads of eastern Arkansas were a crime scene this past summer. State inspectors stopped alongside fields to pick up dying weeds. They tested the liquids in farmers' pesticide sprayers. In many cases, they found evidence that farmers were using a banned pesticide. Dozens of farmers could face thousands of dollars in fines.

The stretch limousine involved in a deadly crash in upstate New York on Saturday had recently failed a state safety inspection and its driver did not have the proper license to drive the vehicle, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

The crash killed all 18 occupants of the modified limo and two pedestrians. Federal officials said it is the deadliest transportation accident in the U.S. since a 2009 plane crash.

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A new climate report commissioned by the United Nations paints a pretty dire picture for the year 2040 - high food shortages, wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, poverty and massive destruction to coral reefs.


Left Of The Dial #691 - NU2 u30s3

This week on Left of the Dial, KRCU’s independent music program, we hear from the Norwegian musician Farao. As a fan of Soviet disco she’s amassed a collection of Soviet-era synthesizers which she uses on her latest album. We’ll also hear new music from Joan Jett, Aphex Twin and more. Left Of The Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11pm and Saturdays from noon-2pm on KRCU. TyPA.

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NPR's Sarah McCammon to Visit Cape Girardeau

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Wehking Alumni Center

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The Central Question Behind Facebook: 'What Does Mark Zuckerberg Believe In?'

Last week, Facebook announced the most serious security breach in its history, in which unknown hackers were able to log onto the accounts of nearly 50 million Facebook users. That breach was just one of several crises plaguing the world's largest social media platform. Free speech issues and the Russian disinformation campaign targeting the 2016 election had already put Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg , under scrutiny as the midterm elections approach. Journalist Evan Osnos, who...

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