All Things Considered on 90.5 WKAR http://wkar.org en Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting http://wkar.org/post/amid-chaos-ferguson-another-police-shooting <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=Amid+The+Chaos+In+Ferguson%2C+Another+Police+Shooting&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Allow peace to settle in. That's the plea from leaders in Ferguson, Missouri today. They released a statement pledging action in response to more than a week of unrest there. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:29:00 +0000 editor 58427 at http://wkar.org Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola http://wkar.org/post/doctors-without-borders-what-we-need-contain-ebola With the continuous uptick in the number of cases and deaths in the current Ebola outbreak, the few agencies that are on ground are stretched thin.<p>That includes <a href="http://www.msf.org/">Doctors Without Borders</a>, also known as MSF. It's one of the main health care providers in West Africa, where there are more than <a href="http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_08_19_ebola/en/">2,000 cases</a> of Ebola and 1,200 deaths. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:28:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58429 at http://wkar.org Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola Blocked At The Border, Gaza Man's Hopes Of Escape Fade http://wkar.org/post/blocked-border-gaza-mans-hopes-escape-fade <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=Blocked+At+The+Border%2C+Gaza+Man%27s+Hopes+Of+Escape+Fade&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjIyMDEyMTY4NDM0NjllZGJiNw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Israel says militants in Gaza broke a cease-fire today by launching dozens of rockets into Israel. One landed in the vicinity of Tel Aviv. One injury was reported. Israel launched a series of aerial attacks on Gaza. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 58428 at http://wkar.org Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece http://wkar.org/post/specialty-food-and-agriculture-startups-are-ripening-greece Most mornings, Sotiris Lymperopoulos walks the craggy shoreline of the western Peloponnese, foraging for salty wild greens.<p>In his straw hat and shorts, snipping wild chicory, garlic and sea asparagus with a kitchen knife, he hardly looks like a poster boy for Greece's nascent startup culture. But the 35-year-old Athenian, who trained as an economist, found a viable niche in the country's post-crisis economy.<p>"For years, few people appreciated how valuable our own products are," he says, cutting away a thick-leaved green called kritamos and placing it in a plastic bag. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:29:00 +0000 editor 58419 at http://wkar.org Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault http://wkar.org/post/kids-head-campus-parents-broach-risk-sexual-assault Rachel Swinehart has commandeered her family's living room in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It's filled with large plastic tubs containing stuff like pink bedding and a coffee maker.<p>Rachel, 18, is about to head off to Shenandoah College, a small arts school in Virginia, where she'll study harp performance. In many ways, organizing her stuff is the easy part. Talking about the risks of college life — that's a bit harder.<p>In recent months, colleges across the country have been facing increased scrutiny over their handling of safety issues such as sexual assault. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:19:00 +0000 editor 58418 at http://wkar.org As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Soccer's A Punchline http://wkar.org/post/once-object-reverence-brazilian-footballs-punchline It's been over a month since the World Cup ended in Brazil, but the shame of the country's blowout loss remains. Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil's soccer dominance; now, everyone merely speaks of their historic defeat against Germany. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 58424 at http://wkar.org How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever http://wkar.org/post/how-long-do-cds-last-it-depends-definitely-not-forever Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc.<p>Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs — from sound recordings to public records — is going to disappear. Some of those little silver discs are degrading, and researchers at the Library of Congress are trying to figure out why.<p>In a basement lab at the library, Fenella France opens up the door to what looks like a large wine cooler. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:21:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 58382 at http://wkar.org How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery http://wkar.org/post/one-year-after-calif-rim-fire-debate-simmers-over-forest-recovery Eric Knapp breaks apart a burned pine cone, looking for seeds — in his line of work this is considered a clue.<p>"Going into an area after a fire, you almost feel like CSI, you know, sleuthing," Knapp says.<p>He is standing in a part of the Stanislaus National Forest that was severely burned by the Rim Fire. Knapp, an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, is studying how forests recover.<p>"It's completely dead," he says. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:15:00 +0000 editor 58384 at http://wkar.org One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions http://wkar.org/post/met-opera-tentatively-settles-two-major-unions A labor crisis threatening to shut down New York's Metropolitan Opera — the largest opera house in the world — appears to have been averted. Two of the major unions announced a tentative settlement this morning. While agreements with 10 additional unions need to be reached by Tuesday night, this represents a major turning point in a bitter dispute.<p>The Met's labor problems have played out, for the most part, in the press, with acrimonious statements from both management and unions substituting for actual bargaining sessions. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 58387 at http://wkar.org Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers http://wkar.org/post/more-men-put-ambitions-back-burner-their-partners-careers Ricky Nussle has a map on his living room wall. He can use it to track the moves he has made for his wife, Amanda Saraf, who is training to be a doctor. The first was from Houston to rural Kirksville, Mo. Then to Phoenix. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:37:00 +0000 editor 58372 at http://wkar.org More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers Album Review: 'The Voyager' http://wkar.org/post/album-review-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=Album+Review%3A+%27The+Voyager%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:16:00 +0000 editor 58378 at http://wkar.org The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love' http://wkar.org/post/soldiers-guiding-paradox-protect-what-you-love Writer Elliot Ackerman, former Marine officer and veteran of five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, explains what being a man means to him: It's protecting what you love. Unfortunately, that notion is often at odds with the job of a soldier. <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+Soldier%27s+Guiding+Paradox%3A+%27Protect+What+You+Love%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:16:00 +0000 editor 58379 at http://wkar.org Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror http://wkar.org/post/yazidi-community-america-watches-events-iraq-horror For the past week, American warplanes and drones have been attacking militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq. The U.S. is working to prevent the genocide of an ethnic and religious minority known as the Yazidis.<p>A sizable group of Iraqi Yazidis lives in Lincoln, Neb. Sulaiman Murad is among them; he grew up in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, which has been at the heart of recent Islamic State violence. Murad translated for the U.S. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:06:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58326 at http://wkar.org Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror Massive, Pricey Casino Fails After Two Years Of Operation http://wkar.org/post/massive-pricey-casino-fails-after-two-years-operation <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=Massive%2C+Pricey+Casino+Fails+After+Two+Years+Of+Operation&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MzU5NTYzMDEyNzY2MjYxMzZjODE4NQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TESS VIGELAND, HOST: <p>If you're just joining us, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Tess Vigeland. Picture Atlantic City, and you probably see the boardwalk, classic casinos, the Miss America pageant, maybe even saltwater taffy, which was invented there. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:03:00 +0000 editor 58331 at http://wkar.org In St. Louis Area, A Short Distance Can Make A Big Difference http://wkar.org/post/st-louis-area-short-distance-can-make-big-difference <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=In+St.+Louis+Area%2C+A+Short+Distance+Can+Make+A+Big+Difference&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ1MjMzMDEzMjA3NzExMTA5OTU5Yw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TESS VIGELAND, HOST: <p>Ferguson has been described as a powder keg in search of a match. The events of the past week are terribly sad, but perhaps not surprising given the town's history of white flight and increasing poverty. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:03:00 +0000 editor 58332 at http://wkar.org A Night At The Museum ... With Robots http://wkar.org/post/night-museum-robots There are four robots roaming around the Tate Britain museum in London. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:41:00 +0000 Priska Neely 58307 at http://wkar.org A Night At The Museum ... With Robots Sen. McCaskill On Ferguson: 'We're Going To Get All The Facts' http://wkar.org/post/sen-mccaskill-ferguson-were-going-get-all-facts <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=Sen.+McCaskill+On+Ferguson%3A+%27We%27re+Going+To+Get+All+The+Facts%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ0NzQzMDEzMjA3NjYzMThiMzQ4ZQ004)"/></div><p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 editor 58302 at http://wkar.org In Work Of Ferguson Photographer, Snapshots Of Chaos http://wkar.org/post/work-ferguson-photographer-snapshots-chaos <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=In+Work+Of+Ferguson+Photographer%2C+Snapshots+Of+Chaos&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Tess Vigeland 58303 at http://wkar.org Behind The Taxidermy Renaissance, Roadkill And A Little Imagination http://wkar.org/post/behind-taxidermy-renaissance-roadkill-and-little-imagination <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=Behind+The+Taxidermy+Renaissance%2C+Roadkill+And+A+Little+Imagination&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxNzk1MDEyOTc4NzE4ODM0ZDA2YQ001)"/></div><p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:07:00 +0000 editor 58306 at http://wkar.org Grand Jury Indicts Texas Gov. Rick Perry On Charges Of Abusing Power http://wkar.org/post/grand-jury-indicts-texas-gov-rick-perry-charges-abusing-power <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=Grand+Jury+Indicts+Texas+Gov.+Rick+Perry+On+Charges+Of+Abusing+Power&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDYxNjY4MDEzMTQ2OTkxMzkyOWU2NQ004)"/></div><p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:02:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 58280 at http://wkar.org Even With $100 Million, WHO Says It Will Take Months To Control Ebola http://wkar.org/post/even-100-million-who-says-it-will-take-months-control-ebola When public health officials warn that it's likely to take many months to bring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa under control, it's not because they're facing a single huge challenge.<p>"If there was just one solid, large chunk we could slice out, we would," says WHO spokeswoman Nyka Alexander, at the agency's regional coordination center in Conakry, Guinea. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Richard Harris 58278 at http://wkar.org Even With $100 Million, WHO Says It Will Take Months To Control Ebola Ferguson Officer's Motives In Police Shooting Remain Murky http://wkar.org/post/ferguson-officers-motives-police-shooting-remain-murky New information was released Friday about the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. The police chief finally released the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown and an incident report listing Brown as a suspect in a recent convenience store robbery. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is promising a full investigation. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 58275 at http://wkar.org Left And Right Unite In Criticizing Ferguson Police Response http://wkar.org/post/left-and-right-unite-criticizing-ferguson-police-response The police response to this week's protests in Ferguson, Mo., has been criticized on both sides of the aisle as heavy-handed.<p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon — a two-term Democrat — ordered an overnight change in police tactics. He brought in state troopers, who walked side-by-side with demonstrators.<p>"This is a place where people work, go to school, raise their families and go to church. A diverse community. A Missouri community. But lately it's looked more like a war zone, and that's unacceptable," he said at a press conference Thursday.<p>Missouri's Democratic Sen. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 58276 at http://wkar.org Left And Right Unite In Criticizing Ferguson Police Response Baseball Owners Call Up Commissioner Bud Selig's Relief http://wkar.org/post/baseball-owners-call-commissioner-bud-seligs-relief <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=Baseball+Owners+Call+Up+Commissioner+Bud+Selig%27s+Relief&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTY5Njg0MDEyMjQ2OTQ4NjVhMTAyZg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 58267 at http://wkar.org Russian Military Vehicles Reportedly Move Into Ukraine http://wkar.org/post/russian-military-vehicles-reportedly-move-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+Military+Vehicles+Reportedly+Move+Into+Ukraine&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Ukraine says its artillery has destroyed a number of Russian military vehicles. Ukraine says those vehicles crossed into its territory overnight. NATO says the same. But Russia denies any of its forces crossed into Ukraine. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 58268 at http://wkar.org Massive Neighborhood Rehab Gives Detroiters A Much-Needed Boost http://wkar.org/post/massive-neighborhood-rehab-gives-detroiters-much-needed-boost <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=Massive+Neighborhood+Rehab+Gives+Detroiters+A+Much-Needed+Boost&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>If you've been waiting for a little good news this week, here you go. One of the largest volunteer efforts in Detroit history is underway. More than 10,000 volunteers began renovating Detroit's Cody High School, along with about 100 surrounding city blocks. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 58274 at http://wkar.org A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future http://wkar.org/post/virtual-outbreak-offers-hints-ebolas-future While the Ebola outbreak continues to rage in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of researchers who study the dynamics of epidemics.<p>Policymakers look to these simulations to get a sense of <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/08/14/340289308/medical-aid-group-liberias-ebola-cases-spiral-upward">how the outbreak might spread</a>. They also can use them to run experiments to see which public health measures should take priority.<p>"I've spent a lot of time doing computer models of disease transmission, but rarely does it involve something in Africa. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:58:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 58227 at http://wkar.org A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future Should We Kill The $100 Bill? http://wkar.org/post/should-we-kill-100-bill Of all the U.S. currency in the world, nearly 80 percent is in $100 bills. That's about a trillion dollars.<p>Some people want to get rid of the bill altogether. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:53:00 +0000 Chris Arnold 58222 at http://wkar.org Should We Kill The $100 Bill? In 10 Songs, A Pair Of Brothers Beat Tracks Across History http://wkar.org/post/10-songs-pair-brothers-beat-tracks-across-history Ethan Johns' sophomore album, <em>The Reckoning</em>, follows the tale of two brothers as they travel across the 1850s American frontier. Johns developed the idea for the epic 19th century journey while traveling himself. Listen to Johns' story, and his music, at the audio link above, check out a hand-picked playlist of his favorite songs <a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/npr_allthingsconsidered/playlist/2KhXPJb1KydoYExB4Y0kKk">on Spotify</a>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:36:00 +0000 editor 58225 at http://wkar.org Once-Dilapidated City Train Stations Enjoying A Renaissance http://wkar.org/post/once-dilapidated-city-train-stations-enjoying-renaissance With its new restaurants and stores, Denver's recently reopened Union Station is bustling now. But five years ago, it would have been empty.<p>"If you would have come down here on a Saturday, there would have been no one in here," says<strong> </strong>Walter Isenberg, who runs Sage Hospitality, one of the main architects of Union Station's resurgence. "It would have been this vacant, desolate hall. Ceilings were peeling, kind of in some major disrepair."<p>Now, Josh Murphy, 24, who works a few blocks from the station, is sipping on a locally brewed beer in the station's Great Hall. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:36:00 +0000 editor 58226 at http://wkar.org Once-Dilapidated City Train Stations Enjoying A Renaissance