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The good news is that the Oilmen have already clinched a playoff birth.  The not so good news is that winning the regular season Midwest Collegiate League baseball  regular season title is not as automaticv as it was last week.  We'll talk more about that coming up on sports, plus we'll look at the Railcats win last night and the prep football pre season coaches poll.  Football's back.  Yes!!!!

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama may get a second chance to vote on whether to form the company's first unionized warehouse in the United States.

A federal labor official has found that Amazon's anti-union tactics tainted this spring's election sufficiently to scrap its results, according to the union that sought to represent the workers. The official is recommending a do-over of the unionization vote, the union said in a release.

Angela McNamara's first hint that her Facebook account had been hacked was an early-morning email warning that someone was trying to log into her account.

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Country music icon Dolly Parton has revealed that she used some of the royalties she earned from Whitney Houston's cover of her song "I Will Always Love You" to invest in an office complex in a Black neighborhood in Nashville, Tenn.

During an appearance on the show Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Parton said she thought it was an apt way to honor the Black singer, who boosted the song's popularity with her cover.

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has a message for schools across the country ahead of the new school year: Students need to be in classrooms.

"That's where students learn best," Cardona told NPR's A Martínez. "Schools are more than just places where students learn how to read and write — they're communities. They're like second families to our students."

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Today:  Purdue University's main campus is hosting another record number of freshmen this fall, and administrator Rob Wynkoop is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about how they're transitioning from "de-densification" last school year, due to COVID, to prepare for a big freshman class.  I.U. Northwest dean of student success in the College of Arts & Sciences Kristen Huysken talks about the "Summer Bridge" program Aug. 16-20, as a way for incoming first-year students to be ready for a new academic year. And IPB News's Lee Gaines has a report on concerns that federal funds, helping students get tutoring help during the pandemic, may run out soon.

LOS ANGELES — Saginaw Grant, a prolific Native American character actor and hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, has died. He was 85.

Grant died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on Wednesday at a private care facility in Hollywood, California, said Lani Carmichael, Grant's publicist and longtime friend.

"He loved both Oklahoma and L.A.," Carmichael said. "He made his home here as an actor, but he never forgot his roots in Oklahoma. He remained a fan of the Sooner Nation."

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Senators announced the long-awaited text of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Sunday night over a month after President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators first announced such a deal.

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GUEST:  "THE LITTLE MERMAID" Director ALLY SHINKAN & various cast members

Info:  Disney's "The Little Mermaid" is being presented on stage this coming weekend, as the Highland Parks & Recreation Department re-boot their annual as a community summer theater production at the town's Main Square Park. 

Returning as show runner and director for this season is Munster's Ally Shinkan, a rising young theater talent who studied under former Munster High School Theatre Director Larry Brechner, now co-host of Lakeshore Public Radio's "Art On The Air."  Shinkan was welcomed back after successfully directing some of the town's more recent production's including 2019's "Willy Wonka." 

Guests in studio for this program will be Shinkan, along with regional cast members: Samantha Corey ("Scuttle"), Christina Arroyo ("Ursula") and Klayr Taylor ("Flounder").

VIP tickets for each performance can be bought for $2 at the Lincoln Center. All other seating is free.

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U.S. star gymnast Simone Biles will return for the final women's artistic gymnastic event of the Tokyo Olympics, after multiple withdrawals to focus on her mental health.

"We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow - Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!!" USA Gymnastics said. "Can't wait to watch you both!"

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Stephanie Graham, Event Coordinator for the Friendship Botanical Gardens, about the upcoming Uptown Boys Concerts.

Landlords across much of the country can now evict tenants who have fallen behind on their rent. That's because a federal ban on evictions expired over the weekend.

"It's devastating," said Safiya Kitwana, a single mom with two teenagers living in DeKalb County, Ga., who lost her job during the pandemic. Like 7 million other Americans, Kitwana has fallen behind on rent.

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All the recent news of the latest covid surge raises a question - how much trouble are we in this time?

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Wardell Gray with the Count Basie Septet, 1950.
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The Feeling of Jazz, Program No. 430 airing August 1, 2021 featured a spotlight on American jazz tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray (February 13, 1921 – May 25, 1955) who straddled the swing and bebop periods, in music presented by co-host Kent Lindquist. Meanwhile, co-host Al Corns featured other main stream jazz artists like Vince Guaraldi, Barrett Deems, Ruby Braff and more. Engineered by Dave Woodworth.  

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Tonight, dancer Calvin Royal III will take center stage for a special spotlight performance at the Vail Dance Festival — where he's this year's artist-in-residence. He'll dance to Dinah Washington's "This Bitter Earth," a piece, he says, that often makes audiences burst into tears.

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