For months, as this crisis has intensified people have been slowly withdrawing their money. The banks have been able to do business only because of emergency loans from the European Central Bank.
But when Greece missed a payment to the International Monetary Fund this week, the ECB decided not to lend any more money.
"That puts the Greek banks in a tremendous squeeze.
Now, nearly 200 range throughout southwest Florida. And some officials, ranchers and hunters in the state say that may be about enough.
Florida panthers are a subspecies of the cougar or mountain lion.
Boldness comes more naturally to Ted Cruz than compromise. Barely through his first year in the Senate, the Texas Republican bucked his party leaders and became the public face of a government shutdown while standing up for conservative ideals.
Pilot André Borschberg set the Solar Impulse 2 down on the tarmac at Kalaeloa Airport outside Honolulu after flying for 120 hours from Nagoya, his team reports.
As The Two-Way's Bill Chappell wrote last week, the Ja
Taylor was a key figure in Reddit's extremely popular r/IAmA (Ask Me Anything) section, which brought in celebrities of all stripes — from actors to musicians and even President Obama — to answer questions submitted from the vast community.
Inevitably, fireworks start going off in the first week of July, even before the Independence Day holiday has begun.
They’re not just loud, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, they’re dirty.
“We often see a spike at the air quality measuring stations of very small particles (of pollutants,)” Mass said.
He notes there is typically a gigantic jump in levels measured on the 4th of July later in the day.
“And some places it’s the worst air of the year,” he said.
The agreement, announced by the Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna, "would bolster Aetna's presence in the state- and federally funded Medicaid program and Tricare coverage for military personnel and their families," according to The Associated Press.
And a recent study found that more people in Florida may be getting sick from eating fish contaminated with the toxin than previously thought.
By comparing Florida public health records with survey results from thousands of fishermen, scientists from the University of Florida found that ciguatera fish poisoning, as the condition is called, is significantly underreported in the state.
Before the study was done, the prevailing estimate of ciguatera poisoning was 0.2 cases per 100,000 people per year.
That's at least what the 2015 Cocoa Barometer has to say. It's an overview of sustainability issues in the cocoa sector, written by various European and U.S. NGOs, and was released in the U.S. this week. And what they're really worried about is the people who grow the beans that are ground up to make our beloved treat.
"The world is running out of cocoa farmers," the report states. "Younger generations no longer want to be in cocoa.
The survey, conducted by the respected ALCO institute just 48 hours before the referendum that could decide Greece's economic fate and future in the eurozone, gives the "yes" camp 44.8 percent against 43.4 percent for the "no" side, according to Reuters.
Reuters notes: "Given a volatile public mood and a string of recent election results that ran counter to opinion poll p
It’s illegal to set off fireworks in Tacoma, Seattle and most other cities in the region. But, every 4th of July, so many people ignore the law there’s little police can do. They say calling 911 about violations just overwhelms the emergency system.
A lot of local interest as the U.S. Women's National team plays Japan in the Women's World Cup soccer final on Sunday in Vancouver, B.C.
The U.S. women are going for their third World Cup title. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says their odds are pretty good.
NPR's Corey Flintoff reports that the successful launch of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, known as the Progress 60P, which is set to dock with the station on Sunday, was a relief to the astronauts and cosmonauts on the space station.
That gourd will sell for around $800.
The Canto sisters — Katya, 29, and Blanca, 24 — are experts in the folk art of decorating gourds. Their father taught them when they were growing up in the village of Cochas Grande, Peru. Katya began learning when she was 8.
But it wasn't until 1796 that someone dared to tackle a question that would plague every generation of Americans to come: "What is American food?"
American Cookery, the very first American cookbook, was written by Amelia Simmons (more on this mysterious woman later). In it, she promised local food and a kind of socioculinary equality.
Maybe you turn to Apple's Siri or Google Now for a quick search, or a snarky answer to a question. But imagine a world where your phone actually gets you. You, personally.
Note: Each month, KPLU invites a teen guest DJ to play his or her favorite pieces on the air. The program is part of KPLU's School of Jazz.
Joel Steinke from Edmonds Woodway High School is the Student DJ for the month of July. Joel's hour aired from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 2.
To get to know him better we asked Joel to answer a few questions about jazz:
Which instrument do you play and why?