Not As Much Of A Tongue-Twister

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Good morning. I’m Steve Inskeep. We still do not know how much wood a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. We do know that woodchucks pose a danger to gardens in Wisconsin. They could chuck flowerbeds, even undermine foundations with their digging. So the state is striking back with a proposal to establish a hunting and trapping season. So the question now is, how many woodchucks could a woodchuck hunter hunt if a woodchuck hunter could hunt woodchucks? You’re listening to MORNING EDITION.

Storm Chaser Proposes To His Girlfriend And She Accepts

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Good morning. I’m David Greene. So if you go on Alex Bartholomew’s Facebook page, you’ll see some photos of him proposing to his girlfriend. Behind him, there’s a picturesque Texas landscape and a tornado, which was exactly how Alex wanted it. He’s a storm chaser. And he wanted nothing more than to go down on one knee and pop the question with a potentially deadly twister right in the shot. Believe it or not, she said yes. Here’s hoping she’s not in for a stormy marriage. It’s MORNING EDITION.

Australian City Of Melbourne Finds Novel Way To Protect Its Trees

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Good morning. I’m Steve Inskeep with 21st-century tree hugging. Melbourne, Australia, wants to protect its trees, so the city assigned every tree – tens of thousands – individual email addresses. If a tree is vandalized or diseased, you report it with that email. Residents realized you could also write letters to trees, which some do. A note to Green Leaf Elm, tree number 1022165, says, we don’t have much to talk about, but I am glad we’re in this together. It’s MORNING EDITION.