All Things Considered http://krwg.org en Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids http://krwg.org/post/golf-course-provides-oasis-low-income-kids <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=Golf+Course+Provides+Oasis+For+Low-Income+Kids&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>CORNISH: All summer, dozens of lower-income kids in Providence, Rhode Island learned golf. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:36:00 +0000 John Bender 73804 at http://krwg.org On Final Recording, Joe Beck Exposes Possibilities Of The Guitar http://krwg.org/post/final-recording-joe-beck-exposes-possibilities-guitar <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=On+Final+Recording%2C+Joe+Beck+Exposes+Possibilities+Of+The+Guitar&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:36:00 +0000 Tom Moon 73805 at http://krwg.org As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere http://krwg.org/post/casinos-close-atlantic-city-tries-pivot-focus-elsewhere <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=As+Casinos+Close%2C+Atlantic+City+Tries+To+Pivot+Focus+Elsewhere&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjIyMDEyMTY4NDM0NjllZGJiNw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:36:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 73802 at http://krwg.org X Prize Competition Could Make 'Tricorder' A Reality http://krwg.org/post/x-prize-competition-could-make-tricorder-reality <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=X+Prize+Competition+Could+Make+%27Tricorder%27+A+Reality&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NjIwNTkwMDEzMjI4NDY0MjY4ZTBlNA004)"/></div><p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:45:00 +0000 editor 73745 at http://krwg.org Islamic State Suffers Rare Defeat In Amerli http://krwg.org/post/islamic-state-suffers-rare-defeat-amerli <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=Islamic+State+Suffers+Rare+Defeat+In+Amerli&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMzY5MzE4MDEzMTE3ODg5NDA4ZjRiNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>In Iraq, radical Sunni fighters calling themselves the Islamic State or Isis have suffered a rare defeat. Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege on the town of Amerli, where residents have enough food and water today for the first time in weeks. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 73746 at http://krwg.org 'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War http://krwg.org/post/thousand-mirrors-shows-two-views-one-long-brutal-war It's hard to comprehend the toll Sri Lanka's civil war took on the South Asian country. The United Nations estimates that between 80,000 and 100,000 people lost their lives in the conflict — all on an island just slightly larger than West Virginia.<p>Ethnic tensions between two main ethnic groups in Sri Lanka — the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils — simmered through the '60s and '70s. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:21:00 +0000 NPR Staff 73742 at http://krwg.org 'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War Bostonians: Success Of Whitey Bulger Movie Hangs On The Accent http://krwg.org/post/bostonians-success-whitey-bulger-movie-hangs-accent Boston has become the set for a new film about mobster Whitey Bulger. Locals believe getting the Boston accent right will make or break the movie.<p><em>(This piece originally aired on </em>Morning Edition<em> on Wed., Aug. 27)</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:21:00 +0000 editor 73743 at http://krwg.org Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish http://krwg.org/post/ty-segall-rocks-out-acoustic-style-and-more-polish If there's a Mozart of garage rock, it's Ty Segall. He's put out at least a dozen albums of face-melting, critic-adored low-fi rock, in the style of bands like The Troggs or <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15157974/the-stooges">The Stooges</a> — not to mention his work with other bands and in other styles.<p>But his newest album, <em>Manipulator</em>, is different: more produced and polished. Segall came to NPR West to talk about the album with NPR's Arun Rath — and play a few songs for us.<p>Hear the conversation at the audio link. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:21:00 +0000 editor 73744 at http://krwg.org Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish The Other Rock History http://krwg.org/post/other-rock-history <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUdmLXq695E</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vktyEV1yrCk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0TJhKaVMqg</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:48:00 +0000 editor 73703 at http://krwg.org The Other Rock History When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark http://krwg.org/post/when-wildlife-documentaries-jump-shark This summer's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel was the highest-rated in the special's 27-year history. But that success has also brought complaints.<p>The network has been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with "documentaries" that advance dubious theories — or are entirely fake. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:37:00 +0000 editor 73704 at http://krwg.org When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions http://krwg.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 73662 at http://krwg.org Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria http://krwg.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 73650 at http://krwg.org Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria 'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential' http://krwg.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 73648 at http://krwg.org 'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential' New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era http://krwg.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 73651 at http://krwg.org New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era In An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety http://krwg.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 73640 at http://krwg.org In An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety On Ferguson's Streets, Echoes Of Another Fatal Shooting http://krwg.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 editor 73645 at http://krwg.org On Ferguson's Streets, Echoes Of Another Fatal Shooting Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race http://krwg.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 73646 at http://krwg.org Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops http://krwg.org/post/zero-tolerance-policing-not-racism-say-st-louis-area-cops The protests that followed the shooting death this month of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing, especially in the St Louis area.<p>Many male African-American residents there say police scrutinize them unfairly. "Every time you see a cop, it's like, 'OK, am I going to get messed with?' " says Anthony Ross. "You feel that every single time you get behind your car. Every time."<p>Now, police officers in and around St. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:48:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 73594 at http://krwg.org Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops What's A Writer Gotta Do To Get A Little Health Care Around Here? http://krwg.org/post/whats-writer-gotta-do-get-little-health-care-around-here In my teens, I stumbled onto the wide trail of "the writer's bildungsroman," the coming-of-age stories that often gave me too much to identify with. That whispered clear messages while I slept and while I tried to imagine a life far, far outside the heat and farmlands of where I grew up.<p>Why I so readily identified with J.G. Ballard in a Japanese prison camp in <em>Empire of the Sun,</em> or A.E. Hotchner on the streets of Depression-era St. Louis in <em>King of the Hill,</em> I couldn't have told you at the time. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:22:00 +0000 Domingo Martinez 73592 at http://krwg.org What's A Writer Gotta Do To Get A Little Health Care Around Here? Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria http://krwg.org/post/foley-his-family-letter-love-memorized-and-retold The mother of slain journalist James Foley says in an interview with NPR's <em>All Things Considered</em> that the family did not want him to return to Syria after a brief trip back to the United States in 2011.<p>"We really did not want him to go back," Diane Foley tells host Melissa Block. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 editor 73589 at http://krwg.org Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria Shooting Range Accident Draws Focus On Children Handling Guns http://krwg.org/post/shooting-range-accident-draws-focus-children-handling-guns A tragedy at an Arizona shooting range this week has set off a debate about children using high-powered weapons, as well as America's gun culture. Shooting range owners are defending their industry as safe, criticizing this particular operator for allowing a small girl to use an Uzi. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 73590 at http://krwg.org Want To Widen Your Worldview? A Random Roomie Helps http://krwg.org/post/want-widen-your-worldview-random-roomie-helps Melissa Block talks to Jesse Singal of <em>New York Magazine</em>, about his article titled "In Praise of the Rando Freshman Roommate." Research shows that when students are paired with roommates from different backgrounds, they tend to develop more tolerant attitudes. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 editor 73591 at http://krwg.org Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only http://krwg.org/post/freemasonry-still-alive-and-well-and-mostly-men-only The members of the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge near downtown Seattle are on the young side. The guy in charge is 26.<p>Danny Done, the lodge's worshipful master, is lounging on his designated chair in the room reserved for private ceremonies.<p>His title comes with a top hat, though he avoids putting it on — he says it makes him look dorky. But he does like other aspects of Masonic regalia, like his Templar sword. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:04:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 73503 at http://krwg.org Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures' http://krwg.org/post/settlement-homeland-security-agrees-reform-voluntary-departures The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country. The suit alleged that DHS agents coerced immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to take part in a process called "voluntary departure." <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:49:00 +0000 John Burnett 73502 at http://krwg.org Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge http://krwg.org/post/life-after-ice-buckets-als-group-faces-94-million-challenge The ALS <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/08/23/342652065/weekend-host-accepts-ice-bucket-challenge">ice bucket challenge</a> continues to bring in huge donations this summer for efforts to cure and treat what's commonly known as <a href="http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html">Lou Gehrig's disease</a>. As of today, the viral campaign has raised more than $94 million for the ALS Association. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 73491 at http://krwg.org Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter http://krwg.org/post/leaving-afghanistan-us-troops-must-declutter Sgt. 1st Class Tom Albert is with the Army's 2nd Engineers at the massive Bagram Air Field north of Kabul, and he's overseeing operation Clean Sweep here. It's a huge job, because American troops and equipment are scheduled to be out of Bagram and other bases by the end of the year.<p>The U.S. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 73492 at http://krwg.org Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter London 'Times' Goes Retro With Stereo Typing http://krwg.org/post/london-times-goes-retro-stereo-typing Robert Siegel speaks to Patrick Kidd, the editor of <em>The Times Diary</em>, about the sounds of mechanical typewriters piped into the newsroom of <em>The Times</em> in London. The idea is that the sounds will increase energy levels and help reporters hit deadlines. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:47:00 +0000 editor 73500 at http://krwg.org Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions http://krwg.org/post/colorados-pot-brownies-now-come-instructions When Colorado <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/colorado-creates-food-safety-system-regulate-marijuana-industry-edibles">legalized</a> recreational marijuana use earlier this year, it also opened the door for food products infused with the psychoactive ingredient, THC, to anyone over the age of 21. That means bakers and food companies now have to ensure new products aren't contaminated with foodborne pathogens. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 73436 at http://krwg.org Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter http://krwg.org/post/high-prices-arent-scaring-consumers-away-meat-counter You may have noticed when grilling steaks or hot dogs this summer that they cost more than they did last year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, pork and beef prices <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/meat-price-spreads.aspx#.U_ztFMW-0yp">are up</a> more than 11 percent since last summer.<p>Supply and demand determine price, and the pork supply comes from places like Riley Lewis' hog farm near Forest City, Iowa.<p>Here 1,000 acres of corn surround the barns, and a grain silo from 1948 is dwarfed by modern storage bins. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:46:00 +0000 editor 73422 at http://krwg.org High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S. http://krwg.org/post/vas-inspector-general-finds-faked-data-hospitals-across-us President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets. The speech comes as the inspector general at the Veterans Affairs Department is releasing a report on the scandal over phony wait times at the Phoenix VA hospital. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 73423 at http://krwg.org