Morning Edition for August 6, 2012 Hear the Morning Edition program for August 6, 2012

Morning EditionMorning Edition

Katrina Bordwell's home was flooded recently after nearby development stopped up a drainage pipe. Bordwell, 24, lives in the community with her children, from left, Leo, 3, her boyfriend's son Kyle Cose, 3, and Zoey, 5. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Becky Lettenberger/NPR

First And Main

Even In Florida Swing County, Minds Seem Made Up

8 min

Even In Florida Swing County, Minds Seem Made Up

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/158066770/158185291" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Fans leave all manner of mementos at Andy Warhol's grave site, near Pittsburgh. This spring, a local Warhol impersonator wrapped the grave stone in colorful paper for an entire month. Madelyn Roehrig hide caption

toggle caption
Madelyn Roehrig

Dead Stop

In Warhol's Memory, Soup Cans And Coke Bottles

4 min

In Warhol's Memory, Soup Cans And Coke Bottles

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157776348/158185295" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Chavela Vargas performing in Buenos Aires in 2004. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
STR/AFP/Getty Images

The Record

Chavela Vargas: A Legend Of Latin American Song

3 min

Chavela Vargas: A Legend Of Latin American Song

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/158166344/158185297" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Megan Lutz, left, and Justin Chun react to amateur comedian Robert Lynch at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan, N.Y. Lynch is an anthropologist researching what laughing reveals about us. Melanie Burford for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Melanie Burford for NPR

Shots - Health News

An Anthropologist Walks Into A Bar And Asks, 'Why Is This Joke Funny?'

8 min

An Anthropologist Walks Into A Bar And Asks, 'Why Is This Joke Funny?'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157592468/158185299" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The famous Brighton Pavilion by night. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto.com

Crime In The City

Author Peter James And Sidekick Track Seaside Crime

7 min

Author Peter James And Sidekick Track Seaside Crime

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157798379/158187913" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

Morning EditionMorning Edition