WNMU-FM http://wnmufm.org en GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July http://wnmufm.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 47293 at http://wnmufm.org GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July A Right Or A Privilege? Detroit Residents Split Over Water Shut-Offs http://wnmufm.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 47292 at http://wnmufm.org A Right Or A Privilege? Detroit Residents Split Over Water Shut-Offs Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far http://wnmufm.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 47291 at http://wnmufm.org Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says http://wnmufm.org/post/nyc-mans-chokehold-death-was-homicide-medical-examiner-says Eric Garner, the unarmed man who died two weeks ago after police placed him in a chokehold, was a victim of homicide, says New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Garner's death was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.<p>The update on Garner's controversial death was announced Friday afternoon. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 47290 at http://wnmufm.org NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says As Flow Of Migrants Into Mexico Grows, So Do Claims Of Abuse http://wnmufm.org/post/flow-migrants-mexico-grows-so-do-claims-abuse <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/20/323657817/from-a-stream-to-a-flood-migrant-kids-overwhelm-u-s-border-agents">Like the United States</a>, Mexico is dealing with a substantial increase of Central Americans migrants, including unaccompanied minors, crossing its borders. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 47284 at http://wnmufm.org