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There are a bunch of historical anniversaries in August. The Watts riots happened 53 years ago. Woodstock was 49 years ago today in fact. And then there's the 46th anniversary of Wattstax.

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Several candidates took steps toward making history in yesterday's primaries. In Vermont, Christine Hallquist became the first openly transgender person to win a major party's nomination for governor.

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President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who has become an outspoken critic of the president.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the move on Wednesday following an earlier discussion about pulling the clearance held by Brennan and a group of other targets.

A private religious school’s plan to terminate a guidance counselor’s job for her marriage to a woman is throwing the state’s voucher system into the spotlight once again. The school received more than $1.5 million through school vouchers last year.

The Boston Globe is coordinating an effort to defend journalists from President Trump’s attacks on the media. Some of the biggest papers in the country are participating.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young discusses with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik).

Just days after President Trump tweeted his decision to double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum, Turkey has announced that it, too, is ratcheting up retaliatory tariffs.

"Tax rates on imports of some products have been increased on a reciprocal basis against the U.S. administration's deliberate attacks on our economy," the country's vice president, Fuat Oktay, said in a pair of tweets.

How To Get Women To Trust The Police? 'Gender' Desks

Aug 15, 2018

How do you get a woman to report to the police that she's been assaulted or abused if she doesn't trust the police to take action?

That, says activist Jamila Juna, is a serious problem in Zanzibar.

Juma is the executive director of the Zanzibar Female Lawyers Association (ZAFELA), which she helped found in 2003 to provide free legal aid to women and children. When a woman is assaulted in Zanzibar and wants to make a police report, there's a good chance Juma will be involved, in some capacity, as an advocate in her case.

A grand jury report released Tuesday found that more than 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania had molested more than a thousand boys and girls over seven decades — and that senior church officials knew about it.

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has temporarily lost some Twitter privileges over breaking the site's rules against abusive behavior. Last week, the company was a notable exception after a wave of other major tech companies banned Jones and his main channels.

The penalties to Alex Jones' personal account, @RealAlexJones, are for one week. The Twitter page for his website Infowars posted screenshots of the notice that Twitter apparently sent Jones.

Advocates for survivors of sexual abuse want prosecutors across the country to take another look at the abuse of children by priests in the Catholic Church after a massive cover-up was revealed in Pennsylvania. A grand jury report released Tuesday found hundreds of Catholic priests in the state had molested more than 1,000 children since the 1940s and that senior church officials knew about it.

IDEM Tests Homes, Wells, Sewers In Franklin

Aug 15, 2018

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is doing more testing for chemicals that could be causing rare child cancers in Franklin. That includes re-testing air in homes that showed high levels of PCE and TCE in the report by the Edison Wetlands Association. 

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he’ll continue to review Kavanaugh’s record and watch his confirmation hearing before he decides whether to back him. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Joe Donnelly's office)
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U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) met Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for what the Hoosier lawmaker describes as a “wide-ranging conversation.”

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Today:    An in-studio update from Steve Beekman, the CEO of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, on its multi-goal campaign to fight hunger in the Region through its new facility in Merrillville and its programs to better service the food pantries and support programs that it services.  The Food Bank moved from Gary to Merrillville just a few months ago.  You'll be surprised to hear how it's grown in that short amount of time.

One in five American children has or will have a serious mental illness - and at least half of them won’t get treatment. (WFIU/WTIU)
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One in five American children has or will have a serious mental illness – and at least half of them won’t get treatment.

The Indiana Commission on Improving the Status of Children wants every school district in the state to have personnel to help integrate what’s called social emotional learning into the classroom – essentially, education that improves mental health.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin faces her fears with author Courtenay Hameister's Okay Fine Whatever.

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At Tuesday's White House briefing, press secretary Sarah Sanders misleadingly asserted that the Trump administration's use of nondisclosure agreements both during and after government employment was very common.

"Despite contrary opinion, it's actually very normal. And every administration prior to the Trump administration has had NDAs, particularly specific for anyone that had a security clearance." said Sanders.

The White House was forced to backtrack this week, after wildly misstating the level of job gains by African-Americans under President Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.

The false claim came during Tuesday's press briefing, which was dominated by questions about Omarosa Manigault Newman. In her new tell-all book and on an accompanying publicity tour, the former reality TV star and presidential assistant has accused Trump of being a racist.

Ask Ollie: Gary

Aug 15, 2018

Lakeshore Public Radio's furry friend Ollie joins us in the studio to answer your pets' questions, on "Ask Ollie." The pet questions are voiced by man-human, Tom Maloney, and Ollie's responses are voiced by his woman-human, Viktoria Voller. "Ask Ollie" is supported by the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana.

A 29-year-old Sudan-born U.K. citizen is being held on terrorism charges relating to a car crash at Parliament in London that injured three people, British media report.

On Tuesday morning, a Ford Fiesta drove through pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. A suspect identified as Salih Khater was detained.

A two-year grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania resulted in what the state's attorney general, Josh Shapiro, called "the largest, most comprehensive report into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church ever produced in the United States."

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Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the trial of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after prosecutors and defense attorneys delivered their closing arguments on Wednesday.

Prosecutors worked to paint Manafort, who faces 18 tax and bank fraud charges, as a man engulfed in a sea of financial lies.

Defense attorneys countered that the government has failed to make a case beyond a reasonable doubt that he broke the law.

Tuesday's elections in four states — Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut and Vermont — produced some noteworthy results.

Here are four takeaways:

1. It was a big night for Democratic diversity

Christine Hallquist, a former energy company executive, became the first openly transgender person to win a major party's nomination for governor. And the Democrat's candidacy may not be one just for the trivia books — she has a chance at winning this fall.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio" which is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities, talks with Kevin Moore, President of Midwest Wind & Solar LLC.

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Aug 15, 2018

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Aug 15, 2018

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It was another primary day yesterday. And in Vermont, voters made history.

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