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Story of the Day : NPR: Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.

World Story of the Day : NPR: Parents Of Terminally Ill British Infant Drop Legal Battle

The parents of Charlie Gard say they have given up their legal battle to allow their critically ill infant to receive experimental treatment for the severe genetic disorder he suffers from.

Business Story of the Day : NPR: Auto Industry Benefits For Now From Subprime Loans

A factor in the auto industry's record sales the past 2 years has been the return of loans to borrowers with less than perfect credit. This has led some to worry about a bubble in subprime auto loans.

Talk and Interview

Fresh Air: Inside The Global Seed Vault

Cary Fowler discusses his new book, 'Seeds on Ice,' about a tunnel near the North Pole where hundreds of thousands of crop varieties are being stored in case of a catastrophe. Also, rock critic Ken Tucker reviews 'Out in the Storm' by Waxahatchee.

1A: Before An Officer Pulls The Trigger ...

When police officers pull the trigger, what are they thinking ... literally? Australians are outraged after Justine Damond was shot and killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. It's the latest in a series of high profile shootings of unarmed civilians. For the latest from Minneapolis, we're joined by Minnesota Public Radio reporter Brandt Williams. Then, what are police taught about using deadly force? We hear from Lou Hayes Jr., a police sergeant and training supervisor in a Chicago-area police department, and David Klinger, author of "Into The Kill Zone: A Cop's Eye View Of Deadly Force." Earlier today, we also discussed sex ed. We're way past the birds and the bees — young people have access to tons of information about sex. But are they learning the right things? The Trump administration is cutting funding to comprehensive sex-ed initiatives. So what would an ideal sex ed program look like? And what works to prepare young people for happy, healthy lives? Find that conversation at the1a.org

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts: Cleaning Up The Carbon In Our Skies

When a cleaner footprint is no longer enough on climate change. Scientists now say we need negative CO2 emissions. Cleaning carbon from our skies.

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts: Mueller's Following The Money On Trump And Russia

Robert Mueller's investigation is looking into Trump finances and Russia. So will we.

Music

All Songs Considered: +1 Sylvan Esso Like You've Never Heard Them Before

For this one brief project, the Echo Mountain Sessions, the duo of Sylvan Esso turns into a full blown band. You'll here the music and a conversation with Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath. Back in April, right about the time Sylvan Esso were releasing their 2nd album <em>What Now</em>, Amelia and Nick got a bunch of their North Carolina buddies to join them in a studio in Asheville to record a handful of the very same songs from <em>What Now</em>, this time as a big live band. Members of Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain Man and Megafaun got together for a day at Echo Mountain studios and these sessions were captured to create a visual EP which comes out July 28.

From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley: Show 324 | New York NY

From New York City, this week's program features a fiery performance of the music of Argentinian composer, Alberto Ginastera performed by a 16-year-old cellist from New York, a young oboist shares some beautiful thoughts about his Honduran immigrant parents and what they've taught him, and an unusually self motivated teenage piano trio, organized with no coaching or assistance from any adults delivers a wonderfully nuanced performance of Beethoven's Piano Trio in C minor.

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