After dumping heavy rain on the tiny island of Dominica, Tropical Storm Erika is now forecast to continue its northwestern track, hit Hispaniola and eventually pose a threat to Florida.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting that Erika could make landfall in South Florida on Monday morning as a tropical storm.

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Are you getting tired of watering the grass and spending hours each weekend mowing and trimming?  More and more, people are turning to low maintenance and lawn mower free alternatives like rock gardens and meadows to beautify their landscapes. 

Have you ever done your children's homework for them? Have you driven to school to drop off an assignment that they forgot? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?

If you're tuned into the world of beer, you may be aware of sour beers — a loosely defined style that has been made for centuries but is gaining fresh appreciation in today's craft beer renaissance. Brewers make these beers by deliberately adding bacteria and, sometimes, wild yeast to the brew, then letting them age slowly. It sounds weird, but sours can be delicious — tart and earthy, and redolent of things like leather, fruit and wood.

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Beethoven replaced the minuet in his four-movement pieces with the scherzo. Scherzo means “joke,” in Italian, but in Beethoven’s scherzos you won’t usually find anything that qualifies as out-‘n-out funny.

We have two big, sad stories concerning the rush of migrants trying to make it to Europe from conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa: First, Austrian authorities said the number of refugees found dead in a food delivery truck had risen to 71.

As we reported, the people are thought to have suffocated. The truck was abandoned along Austria's A4 autobahn.

Migrants Risk It All To Get To Richer E.U. Countries

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Wayne Burdick
Mike Switzer

  Our next two guests have been working to introduce children to the real world applications of science, technology, engineering, and math (known as STEM) and they're doing it through the sailing industry. In fact, they recently took a group of kids from Marion, SC on a field trip to Charleston to sail with the nationally recognized College of Charleston sailing team. 

Mike Switzer interviews Wayne Burdick, president of Beneteau's North American Boat Operations in Marion, SC and Windy Key, training communications administrator for US Sailing in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.


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