All Things Considered on WLRN http://blog.wlrn.org en Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting http://blog.wlrn.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 37385 at http://blog.wlrn.org Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola http://blog.wlrn.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 editor 37387 at http://blog.wlrn.org Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola Blocked At The Border, Gaza Man's Hopes Of Escape Fade http://blog.wlrn.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(MDAxODM0MzkwMDEyMTY4NDg0NTBmYjQyZQ004)"/></div><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 37386 at http://blog.wlrn.org Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece http://blog.wlrn.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 37378 at http://blog.wlrn.org Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault http://blog.wlrn.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 37377 at http://blog.wlrn.org As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Soccer's A Punchline http://blog.wlrn.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 37383 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever http://blog.wlrn.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 37338 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery http://blog.wlrn.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 37340 at http://blog.wlrn.org One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions http://blog.wlrn.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 37343 at http://blog.wlrn.org Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers http://blog.wlrn.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 37329 at http://blog.wlrn.org More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers Album Review: 'The Voyager' http://blog.wlrn.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 37335 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love' http://blog.wlrn.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 37336 at http://blog.wlrn.org Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror http://blog.wlrn.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 37282 at http://blog.wlrn.org Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror Massive, Pricey Casino Fails After Two Years Of Operation http://blog.wlrn.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 37287 at http://blog.wlrn.org In St. Louis Area, A Short Distance Can Make A Big Difference http://blog.wlrn.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 37288 at http://blog.wlrn.org