KRWG http://krwg.org en Las Cruces Man Arrested For Mass Shooting Threat At NMSU http://krwg.org/post/las-cruces-man-arrested-mass-shooting-threat-nmsu <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><p>A Las Cruces man has been arrested for threatening a mass shooting at New Mexico State University in May.</p><p>Federal authorities took 19-year-old Zachary Hess into custody Monday and charged him with making a threat online.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:51:29 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 73489 at http://krwg.org FBI Raid At Former College http://krwg.org/post/fbi-raid-former-college <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><p><span style="font-size: 11.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;FBI agents in West Texas and New Mexico have raided the offices of a former college and the house of its owners as part of an investigation that includes the U.S. Department of Education.</p><p>FBI spokesman Michael Martinez said three search warrants were served Wednesday and no arrests have been made. He declined to elaborate.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:48:26 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 73488 at http://krwg.org FBI Raid At Former College NMSU Police Department Celebrates K-9 With Retirement Ceremony http://krwg.org/post/nmsu-police-department-celebrates-k-9-retirement-ceremony <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The New Mexico State University Police Department is hosting a retirement ceremony at <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1879129612" tabindex="0">3:30 p.m. today</span> at the department’s headquarters to honor K-9 officer Raven. She is one of three K-9’s with NMSUPD to specialize in explosive detection.<br /> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:46:39 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 73487 at http://krwg.org NMSU Police Department Celebrates K-9 With Retirement Ceremony Groups Take Stand Against "Tesla Race To The Bottom" http://krwg.org/post/groups-take-stand-against-tesla-race-bottom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There is no question that state officials should place a high priority on boosting employment and fostering economy opportunity. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:44:37 +0000 73482 at http://krwg.org Groups Take Stand Against "Tesla Race To The Bottom" Manhunt Is On After Armed Robbery In Las Cruces http://krwg.org/post/manhunt-after-armed-robbery-las-cruces <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Las Cruces Police are investigating <span data-term="goog_1879129590" tabindex="0">Tuesday</span> evening’s armed robbery at a Pic Quik store on Missouri Avenue.</p><p></p><p>Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, two armed men entered the Pic Quik, at 2240 Missouri Ave., and demanded cash from the store clerk. The men took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the store on foot heading east toward Payne Street.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:42:35 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 73481 at http://krwg.org Manhunt Is On After Armed Robbery In Las Cruces It's Not Whisky, But Everyone In Scotland Drinks It By The Bottle http://krwg.org/post/its-not-whisky-everyone-scotland-drinks-it-bottle For a visitor to Scotland, it can be difficult to understand the local passion for a neon orange soda that locals call "the brew." The drink is Irn Bru, (pronounced "iron brew").<p>You can find it from McDonald's to corner stores and pubs across Scotland. It is such a powerful force that it may even outsell Coca-Cola here — making it one of the few places on the globe where Coke isn't the leading brand.<p>"This stuff runs in my blood," says Chris Young, as he walks through downtown Glasgow carrying a bottle.<p>Perhaps he's not a fair sample, though, since he is actually drinking the stuff. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 73484 at http://krwg.org It's Not Whisky, But Everyone In Scotland Drinks It By The Bottle Lifetime Promises To Bring Out The 'Strong Black Woman' In White Women http://krwg.org/post/lifetime-promises-bring-out-strong-black-woman-white-women Lifetime's new show <em>Girlfriend Intervention </em>is not subtle about its message. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:18:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 73483 at http://krwg.org Lifetime Promises To Bring Out The 'Strong Black Woman' In White Women Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic' http://krwg.org/post/sarah-silverman-discusses-her-movie-jesus-magic Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special <em>We Are Miracles</em>. In 2005, she spoke with <em>Fresh Air</em> about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.<p><em>Originally broadcast Nov. 09, 2005</em>. <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=Sarah+Silverman+Discusses+Her+Movie+%27Jesus+Is+Magic%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA2OTc2MzgxMDEyOTc0MzEyNTE4OWI3NQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 73486 at http://krwg.org Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad' http://krwg.org/post/aaron-paul-playing-meth-dealer-breaking-bad-0 Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.<p><em>Originally broadcast Sept. 19, 2011.<br /></em> <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=Aaron+Paul+On+Playing+A+Meth+Dealer+On+%27Breaking+Bad%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA2OTc2MzgxMDEyOTc0MzEyNTE4OWI3NQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 73485 at http://krwg.org As Cease-Fire Takes Hold, Big Question In Gaza Becomes What's Next http://krwg.org/post/cease-fire-takes-hold-big-question-gaza-becomes-whats-next Some semblance of normal life returned to Gaza on Wednesday.<p>The day after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/26/343401929/reports-hamas-says-it-has-reached-ceasefire-deal-with-israel">Hamas and Israel accepted an open-ended cease-fire</a>, Palestinians returned to their homes, markets opened and bulldozers began clearing the rubble, while in Israel, the sirens warning of rockets fell silent.<p>Naturally, Palestinians, Israelis and the world started looking toward the future and began asking a tough question: What's next?<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/world/m Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 73477 at http://krwg.org As Cease-Fire Takes Hold, Big Question In Gaza Becomes What's Next Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life http://krwg.org/post/louis-ck-reflects-louie-loss-love-and-life C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show <em>Louie</em>. In 2011, C.K. told<em> Fresh Air</em> about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.<p><em>Originally broadcast Dec. 13, 2011.</em> <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=Louis+C.K.+Reflects+On+%27Louie%2C%27+Loss%2C+Love+And+Life&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA2OTc2MzgxMDEyOTc0MzEyNTE4OWI3NQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 73476 at http://krwg.org Lizards And Worms Should Not Be On The School Lunch Menu http://krwg.org/post/lizards-and-worms-should-not-be-school-lunch-menu Rice and lentils was the free lunch on Aug. 22 at the Government Model Senior Secondary school in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.<p>Teachers took a look at the meal.<p><a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Students-go-hungry-as-school-rejects-Citco-meal/articleshow/40637997.cms">They found worms</a>.<p>Lunch was not served. Seven hundred students reportedly went home hungry after their school day.<p>India's free school lunch program is the largest in the world. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:19:00 +0000 editor 73474 at http://krwg.org Lizards And Worms Should Not Be On The School Lunch Menu Hate-Crime Convictions In Amish Beard-Cutting Case Thrown Out http://krwg.org/post/hate-crime-conviction-amish-beard-cutting-case-thrown-out An appeals court in Cincinnati has overturned the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/20/161492004/leader-of-amish-sect-15-others-found-guilty-of-hate-crimes-in-beard-cuttings">hate-crime convictions</a> of 16 Amish who cut the beards and hair of their fellow Amish.<p>"When all is said and done, considerable evidence supported the defendants' theory that interpersonal and intra-family disagreements, not the victims' religious beliefs, sparked the attacks," <a href="http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/14a0210p-06.pdf">the 6th U.S. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:08:00 +0000 editor 73475 at http://krwg.org Hate-Crime Convictions In Amish Beard-Cutting Case Thrown Out Iraqi Christian Village: From Sanctuary To Ghost Town In 2 Months http://krwg.org/post/iraqi-christian-village-sanctuary-ghost-town-2-months The northern Iraqi village of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/06/18/323166067/christian-village-takes-in-iraqis-displaced-by-sectarian-violence" target="_blank">Al-Qoush was humming with activity</a> — and some jitters — when NPR visited back in June. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:08:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 73473 at http://krwg.org Iraqi Christian Village: From Sanctuary To Ghost Town In 2 Months Back Home, Freed American Journalist Says He's 'Overwhelmed By Emotion' http://krwg.org/post/back-home-freed-american-journalist-says-hes-overwhelmed-emotion <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA8OY7intFQ</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:50:00 +0000 editor 73471 at http://krwg.org Back Home, Freed American Journalist Says He's 'Overwhelmed By Emotion' Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One Graph http://krwg.org/post/whos-office-american-workday-one-graph Researchers often look at <a href="http://www.nber.org/papers/w11895">the number of hours worked</a>, but rarely do they ask the question of <em>when. </em>Fortunately, the government conducts an annual study called the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/tus/">American Time Use Survey</a> that tracks how people spend their days.<p>The interactive graph below shows the share of workers who say they're working in a given hour, grouped by occupation. Play with the different job categories to see how the average workdays differ from one another.<p>The conventional workday remains pretty strong. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:36:00 +0000 Quoctrung Bui 73472 at http://krwg.org Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One Graph Rice Bucket Challenge: Put Rice In Bucket, Do Not Pour Over Head http://krwg.org/post/rice-bucket-challenge-put-rice-bucket-do-not-pour-over-head There's the Ice Bucket Challenge. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:14:00 +0000 editor 73470 at http://krwg.org Rice Bucket Challenge: Put Rice In Bucket, Do Not Pour Over Head Playlist: Time Out http://krwg.org/post/playlist-time-out <em>We made playlists of TED Radio Hour stories that will keep you curious about big ideas throughout the summer.</em><p>Summer's the perfect time to slow down, sit still, and reflect. Here are some compelling stories about listening, gratitude, and justice. <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=Playlist%3A+Time+Out&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzNTg0OTAyMDEyOTc4NzIxNTYxN2U1Yg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:39:00 +0000 NPR/TED Staff 73466 at http://krwg.org Playlist: Time Out U.N. Says Assad Regime, Islamic State Are Committing War Crimes In Syria http://krwg.org/post/un-says-assad-regime-islamic-state-are-committing-war-crimes-syria <a href="http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/CoISyria/A.HRC.27.60_Eng.pdf">A report</a> presented by the United Nations today paints a pretty grim picture of Syria.<p>It tells the story of a country mired in a ruthless civil war in which all sides are indiscriminately killing and torturing civilians. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:28:00 +0000 editor 73468 at http://krwg.org U.N. Says Assad Regime, Islamic State Are Committing War Crimes In Syria UNM Gets Grant To Study Rise In Rural Hepatitis C http://krwg.org/post/unm-gets-grant-study-rise-rural-hepatitis-c <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p></p><p>The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is getting a $1.3 million grant to study the rise of Hepatitis C infections in rural New Mexico.</p><p>New Mexico Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Tuesday announced the funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:21:32 +0000 News Editor And Partners 73465 at http://krwg.org UNM Gets Grant To Study Rise In Rural Hepatitis C Inventory: New Mexico Piñon, Juniper Trees Are Growing http://krwg.org/post/inventory-new-mexico-pi-juniper-trees-are-growing <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p></p><p>The most abundant types of forest in New Mexico are made up of pinon and juniper trees.</p><p>A five-year inventory of the state's forested lands shows the popular trees cover more than 13.6 million acres.</p><p>The inventory also shows pinon woodlands that are old enough to produce harvest-worthy quantities of pine nuts occupy about 8 million acres in New Mexico.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:20:02 +0000 News Editor And Partners 73464 at http://krwg.org Inventory: New Mexico Piñon, Juniper Trees Are Growing Small Batch Edition: Undressing 'Project Runway' http://krwg.org/post/small-batch-edition-undressing-project-runway On this Small Batch Edition of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, Glen and I are always up for a little chat about fashion and people's skill and lack of skill at the making of sick burns, so we sat down for a catch-up chat about <em>Project Runway</em>, which is part of the way through its 13th season, now on Lifetime after an earlier history on Bravo.<p>We talk about some of this year's contestants, some of the changes to the competition that have tweaked its attention to actual skill, Heidi's taste for the shiny, Tim's quick-footedness when asked to be entirely withering, and how Glen ha Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 73467 at http://krwg.org Small Batch Edition: Undressing 'Project Runway' Santa Fe Council To Consider Pot Measure http://krwg.org/post/santa-fe-council-consider-pot-measure <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p></p><p>The Santa Fe City Council is considering a proposal that would put a measure decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana on the November ballot.</p><p>The New Mexican reports that officials will hold a public hearing Wednesday, a day after the Santa Fe County Commission unanimously approved a similar resolution.</p><p>Activists have submitted enough valid voter signatures to force a public vote on the matter.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:16:36 +0000 News Editor And Partners 73463 at http://krwg.org New Mexico's Infant Mortality Rate Drops http://krwg.org/post/new-mexicos-infant-mortality-rate-drops <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p></p><p>New Mexico health officials say the state's infant mortality rate has dropped significantly.</p><p>The state Department of Health said Tuesday the latest figures show a decrease from 6.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012 to 5.4 in 2013.</p><p>Health Secretary Retta Ward says the rate can vary substantially year to year and steep increases or decreases are not uncommon.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:11:47 +0000 News Editor And Partners 73462 at http://krwg.org New Mexico's Infant Mortality Rate Drops Fashion Retailer Zara Pulls Kids Shirt Resembling Concentration Camp Uniform http://krwg.org/post/fashion-retailer-zara-pulls-kids-shirt-resembling-concentration-camp-uniform The clothing retail giant Zara is apologizing and has pulled a kids' shirt from its stores after hearing complaints that it resembled the uniform worn by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.<p>In a tweet, Zara said the shirt was "inspired by the sheriff's stars from the Classic Western films."<p>Reporting from Spain's Canary Islands, Lauren Frayer tells our Newscast unit that this isn't the first time the Spanish retailer has gotten into trouble. She filed this report:<p><blockquote><p>"The shirt in question is navy and white striped, with a big gold star on the chest. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:12:00 +0000 editor 73461 at http://krwg.org Fashion Retailer Zara Pulls Kids Shirt Resembling Concentration Camp Uniform French Prosecutors Put IMF's Lagarde Under Investigation http://krwg.org/post/french-prosecutors-put-imfs-lagarde-under-investigation Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, says French prosecutors have put her under formal investigation.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/world/asia/afghanistan-abdullah-presidential-election.html?_r=0"><em>The New York Times</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p><p data-para-count="247" data-total-count="516">"Ms. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:01:00 +0000 editor 73459 at http://krwg.org French Prosecutors Put IMF's Lagarde Under Investigation Lincoln National Forest Officials Seek to Preserve Grazing While Protecting Endangered Mouse Habitat http://krwg.org/post/lincoln-national-forest-officials-seek-preserve-grazing-while-protecting-endangered-mouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Representatives from the Lincoln National Forest, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Otero County Cattleman’s Association, Congressman Steve Pearce’s staff, N.M. Representative Yvette Herrell, Farm Bureau, N.M. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 USDA Forest Service 73438 at http://krwg.org Lincoln National Forest Officials Seek to Preserve Grazing While Protecting Endangered Mouse Habitat Book News: Calif. Law Calls For Textbooks To Teach Significance Of Obama's Election http://krwg.org/post/book-news-calif-law-calls-textbooks-teach-significance-obamas-election <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>California history textbooks will now be asked to cover "the significance of President Barack Obama's election," under a law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:51:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 73458 at http://krwg.org Book News: Calif. Law Calls For Textbooks To Teach Significance Of Obama's Election Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese http://krwg.org/post/science-crowns-mozzarella-king-pizza-cheese Any way you slice it, Americans are obsessed with pizza. One in eight of us are noshing it on any given day, <a href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/12355000/pdf/DBrief/11_consumption_of_pizza_0710.pdf">according to</a> the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the average American consumes pizza about 39 times a year, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm.<strong> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 73460 at http://krwg.org 'Lock In': A Cop Story For Robot Lovers, A Robot Story For Cop Lovers http://krwg.org/post/lock-cop-story-robot-lovers-robot-story-cop-lovers When I'm reading for fun and not sitting up in my ivory tower reviewing books for NPR, I generally gravitate toward two kinds of stories: science fiction and procedurals. In both cases, I like my books grimy and lived-in. I have no love for utopias, shiny spaceships where nothing is ever broken, or Teflon detectives who don't come with baggage. If there isn't a bullet hole in someone or something <em>before</em> the story starts, there'd better be one put there within the first couple of pages.<p>But crossing those streams — creating a science fiction procedural — is almost always a bad idea. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Jason Sheehan 73456 at http://krwg.org