KRCC http://krcc.org en Bringing Ice Hockey To A Land With No Ice http://krcc.org/post/bringing-ice-hockey-land-no-ice <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Bringing+Ice+Hockey+To+A+Land+With+No+Ice&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk2ODM0MDEzNTkxMjU2MDA2YzI0Nw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 editor 24015 at http://krcc.org NIH Hopes Ebola Vaccine Will Help Protect Aid Workers http://krcc.org/post/nih-hopes-ebola-vaccine-will-help-protect-aid-workers <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=NIH+Hopes+Ebola+Vaccine+Will+Help+Protect+Aid+Workers&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk2ODM0MDEzNTkxMjU2MDA2YzI0Nw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 editor 24014 at http://krcc.org U.S. Open, Football's New Rules: The Week In Sports http://krcc.org/post/us-open-footballs-new-rules-week-sports <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=U.S.+Open%2C+Football%27s+New+Rules%3A+The+Week+In+Sports&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk2ODM0MDEzNTkxMjU2MDA2YzI0Nw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 editor 24013 at http://krcc.org Russian Incursion Continues In Ukraine http://krcc.org/post/russian-incursion-continues-ukraine <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Russian+Incursion+Continues+In+Ukraine&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk2ODM0MDEzNTkxMjU2MDA2YzI0Nw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 editor 24012 at http://krcc.org What No Strategy On Islamic State Means For The Region http://krcc.org/post/what-no-strategy-islamic-state-means-region <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=What+No+Strategy+On+Islamic+State+Means+For+The+Region&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk2ODM0MDEzNTkxMjU2MDA2YzI0Nw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 editor 24011 at http://krcc.org Fiancee Of Imprisoned Journalist Advocates For His Release http://krcc.org/post/fiancee-imprisoned-journalist-advocates-his-release <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Fiancee+Of+Imprisoned+Journalist+Advocates+For+His+Release&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk2ODM0MDEzNTkxMjU2MDA2YzI0Nw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 editor 24010 at http://krcc.org Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right? http://krcc.org/post/can-oxfam-nudge-big-food-companies-do-right It's not always easy to connect the dots between the food we consume and the people who grow it, or the impact of growing and processing that food on the health of our planet.<p>But a campaign called <a href="http://www.behindthebrands.org/en-us">Behind the Brands</a>, led by Oxfam International, an advocacy organization dedicated to fighting poverty, is trying to make the inner workings of the 10 biggest food companies in the world more visible.<p>They include General Mills, Associated British Foods, Danone, Mars, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Unilever, PepsiCo, Nestle and Kellogg. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:48:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey and Dan Charles 24009 at http://krcc.org Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right? Results From Screening Tests Can Be High In Anxiety http://krcc.org/post/results-screening-tests-can-be-high-anxiety For years I've had a patient who is a gym teacher. As you might expect, he's pretty fit. Well into his 60s, he can do an impressive number of pushups, as he demonstrated one morning in our exam room.<p>He surprised me in a different way at an appointment several months ago. He pulled out results from medical tests that he'd had done at his church. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:12:00 +0000 editor 24008 at http://krcc.org Results From Screening Tests Can Be High In Anxiety Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave http://krcc.org/post/tech-week-ubers-tricks-jpmorgan-hacked-desk-microwave Each weekend, we look back on the tech week that was, which includes original content from NPR and the stories worth noting from across the Internet. Here we go...<p><h3>ICYMI</h3><p><strong>Amazon Buys Twitch</strong>: In a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/25/343208186/amazon-buys-twitch-proving-gaming-live-streams-are-golden">nearly $1 billion purchase</a>, Amazon bought the exceedingly popular Twitch, which allows viewers to watch live streams of gamers gaming. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Elise Hu 24007 at http://krcc.org Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions http://krcc.org/post/federal-judge-blocks-texas-abortion-restrictions Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, were set to go into effect on Sept. 1. On Friday, a federal judge blocked those regulations, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Federal+Judge+Blocks+Texas+Abortion+Restrictions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:21:00 +0000 Melissa Block 24006 at http://krcc.org Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria http://krcc.org/post/lawmakers-demand-say-obamas-decisions-syria The White House is working behind the scenes to develop a strategy for fighting the Islamic State in Syria, a strategy that could include airstrikes and other military action there. But there are already lots of questions in political and national security circles about the legal authority the Obama administration might use to justify those actions.<p>In the days after the Sept. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:22:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 24004 at http://krcc.org Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria Chinese High-Rise Worker Left Dangling After Annoyed Boy Cuts Rope http://krcc.org/post/chinese-high-rise-worker-left-dangling-after-annoyed-boy-cuts-rope A worker in southern China was left hanging from 100 feet up the side of a high-rise apartment building when a 10-year-old boy, apparently annoyed at the construction racket outside his window, decided to cut the safety line on the man's rappelling apparatus.<p>Xinhua says the boy was watching cartoons in his eighth-floor apartment in Guizhou province as the worker was outside installing lighting. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 24001 at http://krcc.org 'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential' http://krcc.org/post/i-am-not-inmate-i-am-man-and-i-have-potential If you want to know how prison can shape a man, talk to Dan Huff. He's spent more than half of his 59 years locked up. He says he was "raised by the state of California."<p>"Even judges, when they would send me away — looking back at it now — they [were] kind of more like a father figure sitting up there," he says. "Closer to fatherly than any father that I ever had."<p>Those judges had plenty of reason to be concerned about him: Huff used heroin. He committed robberies.<strong> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:54:00 +0000 editor 24002 at http://krcc.org 'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential' Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case http://krcc.org/post/justice-department-supports-native-americans-child-welfare-case The Justice Department has weighed in on a class-action lawsuit in South Dakota pitting Native American tribes against state officials, and come down resoundingly in support of tribes.<p>It's the first time the department has intervened in a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 24003 at http://krcc.org Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era http://krcc.org/post/new-orleans-enters-charter-school-era On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans and gutted most of its public schools. Even before the storm, the district was one of the most troubled in the nation.<p>Today, the New Orleans school system is unlike any other anywhere in the U.S. More than 9 in 10 students this fall are attending charter schools run by dozens of private, nonprofit organizations. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 24005 at http://krcc.org New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era In An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety http://krcc.org/post/earthquake-history-fuels-one-writers-anxiety While most of America is thinking burgers and swimming this Labor Day weekend, I can't stop thinking about earthquakes. <br /> <br />Last Sunday, a shaker registering magnitude 6.0 struck the Napa Valley in Northern California. It injured dozens and caused about $1 billion in damages. National media coverage focused on how the quake affected the area's famous wine industry — because America needs to know that our stock of cabs and zinfandels is safe.<br /> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:12:00 +0000 editor 23998 at http://krcc.org In An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race http://krcc.org/post/climate-policy-takes-stage-fla-governors-race Florida is getting ready for an unusual governor's race. Like incumbent Rick Scott, a Republican, Charlie Crist is running for a second term as governor. In his first term, Crist was also a Republican.<p>Four years after leaving the executive mansion in Tallahassee to run for the Senate, Crist is back as a Democrat. Crist says one of the important issues in the race is who will better protect the state's natural resources. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Greg Allen 24000 at http://krcc.org On Ferguson's Streets, Echoes Of Another Fatal Shooting http://krcc.org/post/fergusons-protests-fade-locals-wonder-about-way-forward <em>Myles Bess, a reporter and producer with Youth Radio, has been reporting in Ferguson, Mo., where Michael Brown was shot by a police officer on Aug. 9. Bess lives in Oakland, Calif., and in 2009, he lived through the aftermath of the police shooting of another unarmed young black man, Oscar Grant. </em><p>I was 14 years old when Oscar Grant was killed just a few miles from where I live. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Myles Bess 23999 at http://krcc.org On Ferguson's Streets, Echoes Of Another Fatal Shooting Residents Join Soldiers In Shoring Up Defenses Of Key Ukrainian Port http://krcc.org/post/residents-join-soldiers-shoring-defenses-key-ukrainian-port <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Residents+Join+Soldiers+In+Shoring+Up+Defenses+Of+Key+Ukrainian+Port&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjgzNjQ1MDEzMTc5MzUzNzIxNjNmZg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 23997 at http://krcc.org NFL Commissioner On Controversial Suspension: 'I Didn't Get It Right' http://krcc.org/post/nfl-commissioner-controversial-suspension-i-didnt-get-it-right <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=NFL+Commissioner+On+Controversial+Suspension%3A+%27I+Didn%27t+Get+It+Right%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1NTU5NzI4MDEyODAxNzA2NDdhODNkZg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 editor 23996 at http://krcc.org The Spectacle Of The Beheading: A Grisly Act With A Long History http://krcc.org/post/spectacle-beheading-grisly-act-long-history <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Spectacle+Of+The+Beheading%3A+A+Grisly+Act+With+A+Long+History&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDM3NDg0MDEzMjA2NzM4Mzc5ZWJhMQ004)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 editor 23995 at http://krcc.org Real Vanilla Isn't Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir http://krcc.org/post/real-vanilla-isnt-plain-it-depends-dare-we-say-it-terroir Banish the phrase "plain vanilla" from your lexicon.<p>Why? Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:34:00 +0000 April Fulton and Eliza Barclay 23994 at http://krcc.org Real Vanilla Isn't Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This http://krcc.org/post/co-discoverer-ebola-never-imagined-outbreak As a young scientist in Belgium, Peter Piot was part of a team that discovered the Ebola virus in 1976.<p>He took his first trip to Africa to investigate this mysterious disease. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, he met people who had contracted it. "I'll never forget the glazed eyes, the staring and the pain ... this type of expression in the eyes ... telling me I'm going to die," says Piot. "That I'll never forget."<p>Piot went on to study AIDS in the 1980s and became founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:30:00 +0000 NPR Staff 23990 at http://krcc.org The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This Holiday Gas Prices Lowest In Four Years http://krcc.org/post/holiday-gas-prices-lowest-four-years Some good news heading into the long weekend: Labor Day gas prices are at their lowest level in four years.<p>The <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=17771">U.S. Energy Information Administration</a> says the nationwide average for retail regular was $3.45 per gallon on Aug. 25 — that's the lowest average price for a Monday ahead of Labor Day since 2010, and it's about $0.25 per gallon less than at the end of June this year. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:29:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 23991 at http://krcc.org Holiday Gas Prices Lowest In Four Years Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care http://krcc.org/post/study-kids-orphanages-can-do-well-those-foster-care "Please, sir, I want some more," Oliver Twist famously asked in the food line at an orphanage.<p>Instead he got a blow to the head with a ladle.<p>In the real world, conditions at orphanages can be even bleaker. Back in the 1990s, media coverage of <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/19/158924764/for-romanias-orphans-adoption-is-still-a-rarity">Romanian orphanages</a> showed dozens of children sitting unclothed in crowded rooms. Most were neglected, and many were suffering from debilitating diseases like polio. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:22:00 +0000 Linda Poon 23993 at http://krcc.org Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care An App Can Reveal When Withdrawal Tremors Are Real http://krcc.org/post/app-can-reveal-when-withdrawal-tremors-are-real <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmrmFR50RWI</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:20:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 23992 at http://krcc.org An App Can Reveal When Withdrawal Tremors Are Real Texas Voter ID Law Goes To Trial http://krcc.org/post/texas-voter-id-law-goes-trial Dozens of lawyers will gather in a federal courtroom in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday for the start of a new challenge to the state's controversial voter ID law.<p>The trial is expected to last two to three weeks, but it's unlikely to be the end of what's already been a long, convoluted journey for the Texas law — and many others like it.<p>First, some background:<p>Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature passed new photo ID requirements for voters back in 2011. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 23989 at http://krcc.org Texas Voter ID Law Goes To Trial Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola http://krcc.org/post/experimental-drug-saves-monkeys-stricken-ebola Scientists are reporting strong evidence that the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp may be effective for treating victims of the devastating disease.<p>A <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13777">study</a> involving 18 rhesus macaque monkeys, published Friday in the journal <em>Nature,</em> found that the drug saved 100 percent of the animals even if they didn't receive the drug until five days after they had been infected. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:38:00 +0000 Rob Stein 23987 at http://krcc.org Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor http://krcc.org/post/juiciest-bits-come-out-trial-virginias-ex-governor The trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife <a href="http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/virginia-politics/lawyers-in-mcdonnell-case-present-closing-arguments-today/article_9080b796-2ebe-11e4-a6b2-0017a43b2370.html">went into closing arguments</a> today. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:22:00 +0000 editor 23988 at http://krcc.org The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter http://krcc.org/post/home-grown-technology-israel-becomes-leading-arms-exporter One byproduct of the recurring battles between Israel and its Arab neighbors is that Israel has developed a homegrown weapons industry that addresses its very specific needs.<p>Over the decades, this has included a number of cutting-edge technologies, from drones to night-vision equipment, which have been widely exported.<p>A more recent example is the Iron Dome, which was used throughout the latest conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:22:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 23986 at http://krcc.org With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter