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'Fresh Air' Remembers Soul Singer And Songwriter Bobby Womack
Womack sang for a gospel group with his brothers called the Valentinos. It's All Over Now was their first international hit. Womack, who died June 27 at the age of 70, talked with Terry Gross in 1999.
World Cup Broadcasting Rights Pay Off For ESPN, Univision
Renee Montagne talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about the business of watching the World Cup. It's been a boon for ESPN and Univision even with limited advertising during the games.
Hottest Burger In Britain Burns 2 Journalists
Two journalists from a newspaper in Brighton, England, went to the hospital after sampling the Hot Chili Burger. The heat is in the sauce, which is rated about 3,000 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
Israel's Rocket Defense System Performs Well During Gaza Escalation
Israel's military says its rocket defense system, known as Iron Dome, has kept the country safe from Hamas rockets. The missile shield system may have its critics, but Israelis are still proud.
Ukrainian Army Takes Back Areas From Pro-Russian Separatists
As Ukraine begins the final push to regain control of the east of the country, the Kremlin has become very quiet. Professor Stephen Sestanovich talks to Renee Montagne about the shifting dynamics.
Advocates Keep Focus On Issues Outside World Cup Stadiums
What has the soccer tournament really cost Brazil? An overpass that was still under construction collapsed on a bus killing 2 people. And, opposition lawmakers want a probe into World Cup financing.
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