KRCC http://krcc.org en After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers? http://krcc.org/post/after-two-disasters-can-malaysia-airlines-still-attract-passengers The year 2014 is well on its way to being Malaysia Airlines' annus horribilis. Flight 17, shot down last week over eastern Ukraine, is the second Boeing 777 the airline has lost in the last five months, after MH370 disappeared, it's believed, somewhere over the Indian Ocean.<p>But even before the double calamity, Malaysia's national carrier was struggling to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry.<p>It was expected to announce a restructuring plan even before MH17 was shot down. That plan is expected very soon. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 22357 at http://krcc.org After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers? FAA Extends Ban On Flights To Tel Aviv For Another 24 Hours http://krcc.org/post/faa-extends-ban-flights-tel-aviv-another-24-hours The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. flights to and from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/22/334054282/faa-prohibits-u-s-airlines-from-flying-to-tel-aviv">As we reported</a>, the agency first issued a ban Tuesday after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:40:00 +0000 editor 22352 at http://krcc.org Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV http://krcc.org/post/legalizing-prostitution-would-protect-sex-workers-hiv If prostitution were legal around the world, the transmission of HIV among female sex workers would go down by at least a third, according to a paper presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.<p>That would be a huge step forward. "Sex workers face a disproportionately large burden of HIV," the paper notes.<p>Goats and Soda spoke to <a href="http://www.cfenet.ubc.ca/about-us/team/shannon-k">Dr. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Susan Brink 22353 at http://krcc.org Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV Part-Time Work, Unpredictable Schedules: What's The Fix? http://krcc.org/post/part-time-work-unpredictable-schedules-whats-fix <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=Part-Time+Work%2C+Unpredictable+Schedules%3A+What%27s+The+Fix%3F+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzNjEzMDEyMTY4MzMwNzBiMGMyYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 22354 at http://krcc.org The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating http://krcc.org/post/epic-2200-mile-tour-de-france-also-test-epic-eating The famously grueling cycling race involves about 2,200 miles of furious pedaling, huge mountain climbs and downhill sprints at 50-plus miles per hour. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:16:00 +0000 Alastair Bland 22355 at http://krcc.org The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank http://krcc.org/post/animal-makes-10000-deposit-not-bank It's a highly specialized category to be sure: "Longest." But that's what the auctioneer is selling. According to the catalog of <a href="http://www.chait.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=NH1407+++340+">I.M. Chait Gallery</a>, in Beverly Hills, "This truly spectacular specimen is possibly the longest example of coprolite ever to be offered at auction."<p>Coprolite is fossilized fecal matter. This specimen is roughly 20 million years old. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:03:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 22356 at http://krcc.org An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank Ukraine Says 2 Military Jets Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area http://krcc.org/post/ukraine-says-2-military-jets-shot-down-over-rebel-held-area Less than a week after a commercial jetliner was shot down, Ukraine says two of its military planes were downed over a rebel-held area in the eastern part of the country.<p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-23/rebels-shoot-down-ukrainian-fighter-jets-near-mh17-crash.html">Bloomberg reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Rebels downed two Su-25 fighters over the village of Dmytrivka in the Donetsk region, a Defense Ministry spokesman, Oleksiy Dmytrashkovsky, said by phone. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 editor 22350 at http://krcc.org States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid http://krcc.org/post/states-help-new-mothers-get-birth-control-through-medicaid A woman is about to give birth. It will be her second child, and she's not looking to have a third anytime soon. She doesn't want to take birth control pills while she's breast-feeding. And condoms aren't as error-proof as she'd like.<p>There are a couple of alternatives that are safe, effective and could work for years: <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/contraception.htm#3">an IUD</a> or <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/contraception.htm#4">an implant</a>. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:44:00 +0000 Dana Farrington 22351 at http://krcc.org States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage http://krcc.org/post/watch-wreckage-costa-concordia-begins-its-final-voyage <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUS94hVfmtY</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:01:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 22349 at http://krcc.org WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone http://krcc.org/post/plan-untangle-our-digital-lives-after-were-gone Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won't get buried with us. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:34:00 +0000 editor 22348 at http://krcc.org A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone Post-Flood Planning in Boulder County http://krcc.org/post/post-flood-planning-boulder-county <p><br />The historic September 2013 flood reshaped waterways across Colorado’s northern Front Range, making major changes to both the manmade and natural environments.&nbsp; Over the past ten months, homeowners, planners and policy makers have grappled with difficult decisions over where and how to rebuild, and when to let Mother Nature take her new course.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:33:00 +0000 Sam Fuqua 22325 at http://krcc.org Post-Flood Planning in Boulder County White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza http://krcc.org/post/white-house-adviser-cease-fire-should-include-demilitarization-gaza A top White House adviser says any cease-fire agreement between Israel and Palestinians must include the demilitarization of Gaza.<p>In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken said "that needs to be the end result."<p>"There has to be some way forward that does not involve Hamas having the ability to continue to rain down rockets on Israeli civilians," Blinken said.<p>Asked if this means the U.S. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:01:00 +0000 editor 22347 at http://krcc.org White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home http://krcc.org/post/dutch-day-mourning-remains-some-mh17-victims-come-home <h6>(<strong>This post was last updated at 10:37 a.m.</strong>)</h6><p>In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands came to a standstill Wednesday as the remains of some of the victims who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine came home.<p>Two military planes landed in Eindhoven. King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte, along with some family members of the dead, waited on the tarmac on a bright, clear day.<p>A trumpet salute was played, and the country held a minute of silence. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 editor 22345 at http://krcc.org Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It http://krcc.org/post/many-kids-who-are-obese-or-overweight-dont-know-it Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy — thanks to playground politics. But that's not necessarily so, according to government data covering about 6,100 kids and teens ages 8-15.<p>About 30 percent "misperceived" their weight status (underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese), according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Katherine Hobson 22346 at http://krcc.org Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know http://krcc.org/post/gaza-conflict-day-16-heres-what-you-need-know Amid another day of fighting, Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Tel Aviv on Wednesday and began a whirlwind session of shuttle diplomacy.<p>As NPR's Michele Kelemen, who is traveling with Kerry, tells our Newscast unit, the secretary of state is "trying to talk to everybody" to see if he can broker a cease-fire and perhaps lay the groundwork for longer-term negotiations over the future of Gaza.<p>The Israeli offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip is now entering its 16th day. Here's what you need to know:<p>-- Kerry has already met with U.N. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:11:00 +0000 editor 22344 at http://krcc.org Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know New York Death Reignites Decades-Old Debate Over Neck Restraints http://krcc.org/post/how-chokehold-aka-neck-restraint-supposed-work Eric Garner's funeral will be held in Brooklyn, New York, Wednesday afternoon. The New Yorker died last week shortly after being wrestled to the ground by police.<p>The arrest was caught <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-5UY9I1EbU">on video</a>, and the case has stirred up considerable anger in New York City — and renewed a debate over the use of force by police officers. Police confronted Garner over the suspicion that he was selling untaxed cigarettes. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:10:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 22343 at http://krcc.org New York Death Reignites Decades-Old Debate Over Neck Restraints Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off http://krcc.org/post/conflicting-obamacare-rulings-set-stage-supreme-court-face <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=Conflicting+Obamacare+Rulings+Set+Stage+For+Supreme+Court+Face-Off&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:10:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 22342 at http://krcc.org 5 Managers Detained In Shanghai Expired-Meat Scandal http://krcc.org/post/5-managers-detained-shanghai-expired-meat-scandal Chinese regulators suspended operations at Shanghai Husi Food, owned by Illinois-based OSI group. State media reported that stale meat was packaged for sale under "tacit approval" of senior managers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:56:00 +0000 editor 22339 at http://krcc.org As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch http://krcc.org/post/skype-vital-bridge-palestinians-west-bank-gaza At least three times a day, Imad Abudayyah, 49, fires up his laptop at the West Bank hotel where he's currently living with his 11-year-old son, Ghassan, to reach out to relatives in the Gaza Strip. Abudayyah says Skype is the only way they can see the family members they have left behind.<p>He is a Western-educated budget expert who is working with the Palestinian Authority on finance reform, a post that makes it easier for him to obtain an Israeli permit to come and go from Gaza. But even for Abudayyah, getting permission is tough these days. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 22340 at http://krcc.org As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch Don't Make Me Come Back There: Toyota's New Parent-Friendly Options http://krcc.org/post/dont-make-me-come-back-there-toyotas-new-parent-friendly-options The new Sienna minivan has an optional pull-down mirror to allow better surveillance of the backseat, and a "Driver Easy Speak" feature that lets you speak to the kids without shouting. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:24:00 +0000 editor 22341 at http://krcc.org What Do The New Obamacare Rulings Mean For People Getting Subsidies? http://krcc.org/post/what-do-new-obamacare-rulings-mean-people-getting-subsidies <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+Do+The+New+Obamacare+Rulings+Mean+For+People+Getting+Subsidies%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMDkzMjQzMDEzNDc2MjU4NDA0M2ExOA004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:22:45 +0000 John Ydstie 22333 at http://krcc.org Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale http://krcc.org/post/atlantic-citys-casino-crisis-cautionary-tale With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:22:45 +0000 editor 22332 at http://krcc.org $500,000 Gets You A 170-Foot-Tall Ketchup Bottle In Illinois http://krcc.org/post/500000-gets-you-170-foot-tall-ketchup-bottle-illinois <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=%24500%2C000+Gets+You+A+170-Foot-Tall+Ketchup+Bottle+In+Illinois&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:19:00 +0000 editor 22334 at http://krcc.org Airlines Cancel Service To Israel Amid Heightened Aviation Safety Concerns http://krcc.org/post/airlines-cancel-service-israel-amid-heightened-aviation-safety-concerns A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 22338 at http://krcc.org Rubio Interview Sparks Heated Comments On Immigration, Economy http://krcc.org/post/rubio-interview-sparks-heated-comments-immigration-economy Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Walter of Cook Political Report about the social media response to his two-part interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 editor 22337 at http://krcc.org Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager' http://krcc.org/post/jenny-lewis-stands-out-voyager <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=Jenny+Lewis+Stands+Out+With+%27Voyager%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 22336 at http://krcc.org The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work http://krcc.org/post/challenge-keeping-tabs-nsas-secretive-work Here's a question with no easy answer: How do you hold the nation's spy agencies accountable — when they control the secrets?<p>Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden apparently thought the answer was to blow the lid off some of the NSA's highly classified programs. He took documents and shared them with journalists.<p>But what about Congress? It's supposed to oversee the NSA — and other spy agencies. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 David Welna 22331 at http://krcc.org The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers http://krcc.org/post/long-gop-primary-season-gives-democrats-time-fill-campaign-coffers Georgia Republicans picked their Senate nominee Tuesday night. Former corporate CEO David Perdue will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the November general election.<p>Nunn, the daughter of a popular former senator, is among several Democratic female candidates who are showing strength as the party tries to preserve its Senate majority. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Peter Overby 22330 at http://krcc.org Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs http://krcc.org/post/congress-and-biden-aim-job-training-actually-leads-jobs Something pretty remarkable happened Tuesday afternoon in a small windowless auditorium next door to the White House. President Obama signed a new law: the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.<p>It streamlines and updates the nation's job training programs and was 11 years overdue. The bill got overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.<p>"Folks in Congress got past their differences; they got a bill to my desk," Obama said at the signing ceremony. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 22329 at http://krcc.org Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs Taking Stock Of 2 Tech Giants: What's Next For Apple And Microsoft http://krcc.org/post/taking-stock-2-tech-giants-whats-next-apple-and-microsoft Microsoft's new CEO is getting a lot of love from Wall Street, but the company is struggling to stay relevant. And Apple has found its footing again, mostly through a massive stock buyback program. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 editor 22328 at http://krcc.org