WBAA http://wbaa.org en House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189 http://wbaa.org/post/house-approves-border-security-spending-bill-223-189 <strong><em>This post was updated at 11 p.m. ET. </em></strong><p>In an attempt to weigh in on an immigration issue before Congress leaves Washington for a five-week break, the House has voted 223-189 to approve a $694 million emergency funding bill. The Republican-backed legislation is a response to the rising number of minors who have crossed the U.S. border unaccompanied and without going through the necessary legal steps.<p>The Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:48:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 67641 at http://wbaa.org Killing Of Four Latino Men Sparks Protests In Salinas, Calif. http://wbaa.org/post/killing-four-latino-men-sparks-protests-salinas-calif After police in Salinas, Calif., shot and killed four Latino men since March, local authorities are rejecting demands for a federal investigation. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:31:00 +0000 Richard Gonzales 67643 at http://wbaa.org Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients http://wbaa.org/post/atlanta-doctors-gear-treat-two-ebola-patients A medical transport plane is en route to pick up two Americans sick with Ebola in Liberia, doctors in Atlanta said Friday.<p>This will be the first time doctors will treat somebody for Ebola outbreak in the U.S, they said.<p>Both people caught the virus while treating patients in the largest and deadliest Ebola in history. More than 700 people have died in West Africa from Ebola since March.<p>The aid workers will fly to Atlanta in planes equipped with isolation tents, called Aeromedical Biological Containment Systems. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:31:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 67642 at http://wbaa.org Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget http://wbaa.org/post/cheap-eats-cookbook-shows-how-eat-well-food-stamp-budget When <a href="http://www.leannebrown.ca">Leanne Brown</a> moved to New York from Canada to earn a master's in food studies at New York University, she couldn't help noticing that Americans on a tight budget were eating a lot of processed foods heavy in carbs.<p>"It really bothered me," she says. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:58:00 +0000 editor 67640 at http://wbaa.org Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July http://wbaa.org/post/gm-stays-top-us-car-sales-surge-july Sales incentives helped U.S. auto sales rise in July, as major auto companies reported selling more than 120,000 more vehicles than the same month last year. GM retained its spot as the U.S. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:21:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 67638 at http://wbaa.org GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July Episode 558: Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money http://wbaa.org/post/episode-558-spending-big-money-fight-big-money Super PACs let rich people, corporations and unions spend as much money as they want to try to influence the outcome of elections.<p>On today's show: How a Harvard professor created a <a href="https://mayday.us/" target="_blank">super PAC</a> to attack super PACs. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:12:00 +0000 editor 67639 at http://wbaa.org Meet The Cast Of The Met Opera's Labor Drama http://wbaa.org/post/meet-cast-met-operas-labor-drama Think opera plots are tough to follow? Try wading through <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2014/07/31/336586571/on-the-eve-of-a-possible-lockout-met-opera-talks-remain-contentious" target="_blank">the complicated drama</a> playing out offstage at the Metropolitan Opera. At its most basic, it's the story of management and labor unions fighting over a supposedly dwindling pot of money. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 67630 at http://wbaa.org Meet The Cast Of The Met Opera's Labor Drama A Right Or A Privilege? Detroit Residents Split Over Water Shut-Offs http://wbaa.org/post/right-or-privilege-detroit-residents-split-over-water-shut-offs In Detroit, protests continue over the city's massive effort to shut off water to thousands of customers who aren't paying their bills. Activists call the move a violation of a basic human need, while city officials call it an economic reality.<p>Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department has been accruing a massive debt for decades — in part because officials say there was only a token attempt to collect past-due bills. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:00:00 +0000 editor 67628 at http://wbaa.org A Right Or A Privilege? Detroit Residents Split Over Water Shut-Offs Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far http://wbaa.org/post/panel-says-plan-cut-army-strength-goes-too-far A Pentagon plan to cut tens of thousands of soldiers from the U.S. Army's ranks in coming years goes too far given the growing global threats, including Russian aggression in Ukraine and unrest in Syria and Iraq, a bipartisan review panel says.<p>In an advance copy of a report, <a href="http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/Ensuring-a-Strong-U.S.-Defense-for-the-Future-NDP-Review-of-the-QDR_0.pdf">Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense for the Future</a>, that was obtained by NPR's Tom Bowman, a panel that includes former Defense Secretary William Perry and retired Gen. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:57:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 67629 at http://wbaa.org Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far Underage and Alone in Immigration Court http://wbaa.org/post/underage-and-alone-immigration-court <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Underage+and+Alone+in+Immigration+Court&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMjUwMzQ2MDEyNjIyMDkxNjA1MzMzYw004)"/></div><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:53:00 +0000 editor 67637 at http://wbaa.org