Melissa Block http://kccu.org en Obama's Request For Immigration Funds Meets Pushback On The Hill http://kccu.org/post/obamas-request-immigration-funds-meets-pushback-hill President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to address the influx of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing Thursday about the request. <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=Obama%27s+Request+For+Immigration+Funds+Meets+Pushback+On+The+Hill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Melissa Block 59570 at http://kccu.org Humpty's 2nd Fall Calls For An Artist, Not An Army http://kccu.org/post/humptys-2nd-fall-calls-artist-not-army Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Now to a modern twist on an old tale of an anthropomorphic egg.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>We're talking, of course, about Humpty Dumpty. You know, the one who sat on a wall and had a great fall. And then there was the mess with all the king's horses and all the king's men. And Robert, you know the rest. They couldn't put Humpty together again.<p>SIEGEL: But Mr. Dumpty may have a happier ending at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem, Oregon. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Melissa Block 59454 at http://kccu.org U.S. Readies To Step Onto Stage For Knockout Round Drama http://kccu.org/post/us-readies-step-stage-knockout-round-drama In its first match of the knockout round, the U.S. soccer team plays Belgium on Tuesday. NPR's Tom Goldman previews the game, explaining what to expect from the matchup. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Melissa Block 58927 at http://kccu.org The Young Cuban Who's Bringing Activism In Line With The Revolution http://kccu.org/post/young-cuban-whos-bringing-activism-line-revolution <em>Morning Edition</em> host David Greene talks to Melissa Block about his recent reporting trip to Cuba. Specifically, he speaks about a young man named Isbel Diaz Torres, a new kind of Cuban activist. Greene argues that Torres' interests serve to extend Cuba's socialist revolution, rather than oppose it. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Melissa Block 58710 at http://kccu.org The Shape Of Extremist Ambitions In Iraq And Beyond http://kccu.org/post/shape-extremist-ambitions-iraq-and-beyond NPR's Deborah Amos, author of <em>Eclipse of the Sunnis</em>, talks to Melissa Block about the extremist vision for establishing a new Sunni caliphate, as well as what it might look like if a group like ISIS managed to do so. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Melissa Block 58146 at http://kccu.org