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10:58 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order

The main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I in Poland, where Johann "Hans" Breyer served as a guard.
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A judge in Philadelphia issued an order today granting a request for a former Nazi camp guard to be extradited to Germany, but 89-year-old Johann "Hans" Breyer, who, according to his lawyer, had heart disease and dementia, died Tuesday, his lawyer told The Associated Press.

Attorney Dennis Boyle told the news agency that Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas R. Rice said in his ruling: "There is probable cause to believe that Breyer ... is the same person sought for aiding and abetting murder in Germany."

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Music
10:49 am
Wed July 23, 2014

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Parallels
10:12 am
Wed July 23, 2014

After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers?

Malaysia Airlines has been struggling even before two of its flights were lost this year. Analysts say the national carrier faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
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The year 2014 is well on its way to being Malaysia Airlines' annus horribilis. Flight 17, shot down last week over eastern Ukraine, is the second Boeing 777 the airline has lost in the last five months, after MH370 disappeared, it's believed, somewhere over the Indian Ocean.

But even before the double calamity, Malaysia's national carrier was struggling to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry.

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The Thistle & Shamrock
9:59 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The Thistle & Shamrock: Essential Celtic

Scottish musician Dick Gaughan is featured on this week's show.
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Learn how to inject a Celtic core into your music library that reflects past and present, honors tradition and celebrates the spirit of innovation. It can be done! Host Fiona Ritchie has suggestions that will enhance any personal music collection.

The Two-Way
9:40 am
Wed July 23, 2014

FAA Extends Ban On Flights To Tel Aviv For Another 24 Hours

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 10:42 am

The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. flights to and from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.

As we reported, the agency first issued a ban Tuesday after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport. In a statement today, the FAA said:

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Goats and Soda
9:36 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV

Masked Indian sex workers protest alleged police atrocities in Bangalore last year.
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Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 11:20 am

If prostitution were legal around the world, the transmission of HIV among female sex workers would go down by at least a third, according to a paper presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

That would be a huge step forward. "[Female] sex workers face a disproportionately large burden of HIV," the paper notes. They are 54 times more likely to be infected with HIV in their lifetime than women in the general population.

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Wisdom Watch
9:24 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Two Prominent Museum Directors Encourage 'New Ways Of Thinking'

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Economy
9:24 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Part-Time Work, Unpredictable Schedules: What's The Fix?

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Music
9:24 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Host Michel Martin Takes Musical Cues From Directors

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Music Interviews
9:24 am
Wed July 23, 2014

'Traces Of Blue' Blends Jazz And Pop To Create Unique Sound

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