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August 4th, 2009
06:52 PM ET

The year of living less "trashily"

Amy and Adam Korst are trying to get the garabage out of their lives.

Last month they started a year-long experiment-which means constant composting and relentless recycling.

Their goal? To end the year with just one little box of trash.

Kyra Phillips interviewed Amy Korst about the year without trash.

Find out more about their project by linking to their blog here: The Green Garbage Project.

August 4th, 2009
03:55 PM ET

Protect Yourself (& Your Fam!) Online

Kyra did this next interview out of a story by our Boston affiliate WCVB; apparently, someone lifted a baby picture from a family's blog, and was using it in an adoption scam.

Our booker had found and scheduled Christine Durst as a guest. Then Christine found something that surprised everybody - Kyra most of all.

Have a look!

 

 

August 4th, 2009
03:37 PM ET

Soldiering On

If you're a regular visitor to the Team Kyra blog, you probably know she's a big supporter of TAPS - a group that helps families of fallen U.S. troops.

Well, Kyra just heard about a song called "Soldier On"; the folks behind it are donating half the song's proceeds to TAPS.

You can find more info on "Soldier On" right here.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
August 4th, 2009
01:29 PM ET

The year of living less trashily

Amy and Adam Korst are trying to get the garbage out of their lives.

Last month they started a year-long experiment-which means constant composting and relentless recycling.

Their goal? To end the year with just one little box of trash.

Kyra Phillips interviewed Amy Korst in the 2p eastern hour today about the year without trash. (Interview will be posted here soon)

Find out more about their project by linking to their blog here: The Green Garbage Project.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
August 4th, 2009
11:44 AM ET

Microhoo, What's the Deal?

It started off as a couple guys in a garage – and it became one of the biggest companies on the planet. Google pretty much controls the online search market.

But is that going to change? Two powerful companies came together last week in hopes of taking over. Our Josh Levs shows us.

Watch T.J. Holmes and Betty Nguyen every weekend starting at 6am ET/3am PT.

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Filed under: Josh Levs
August 4th, 2009
08:41 AM ET

To Ban or Not to Ban

Although we probably don’t like to admit it, many of us are guilty of having sent a text while driving. If you were told that texting while driving could increase your chance of getting into an accident by more than 20 times…would it make you think twice before reaching for your cell phone? Well, new research from Virginia Tech suggests just this. And the Government is planning to do something about it.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is meeting with a committee of experts next month to figure out what to do about the problem and says that if it were up to him, he would ban texting while driving altogether. What would you do? Do you think the Government should implement and enforce this ban?


Filed under: Heidi Collins
August 4th, 2009
08:27 AM ET

Today's National Weather

An area of disturbed weather several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands is showing some signs of development this morning and could become the first named storm of the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
An area of disturbed weather several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands is showing some signs of development this morning and could become the first named storm of the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

SEVERE STORMS
Severe storms are moving through the Midwest this morning and the threat of severe weather will continue through the day. Strong storms will be capable of producing dangerous flash flooding, damaging winds, hail and a few isolated tornadoes.

HEAT ACROSS THE PLAINS AND SOUTHWEST
Heat advisories are in effect for northeastern Oklahoma today (including the Tulsa metro area, which is under an excessive heat warning). Temperatures will continue to be hot in Phoenix, with highs around 111 this afternoon. Phoenix is also under an excessive heat warning. There’s no relief in sight for the Southwest.

THE TROPICS
We are watching an area of disturbed weather several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Global forecast models are showing some potential for slow development of this area over the next few days. Even if this area does develop into a tropical cyclone, the models show it curving away from the U.S. mainland.


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