WABE 90.1 FM http://wabe.org en What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram? http://wabe.org/post/whats-outlook-nigerian-girls-kidnapped-boko-haram <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%27s+The+Outlook+For+Nigerian+Girls+Kidnapped+By+Boko+Haram%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 61126 at http://wabe.org It's Time For Comic-Con! http://wabe.org/post/its-time-comic-con <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=It%27s+Time+For+Comic-Con%21&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 Nina Gregory 61125 at http://wabe.org Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee http://wabe.org/post/conservative-rep-desjarlais-faces-primary-challenge-tennessee <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=Conservative+Rep.+DesJarlais+Faces+Primary+Challenge+In+Tennessee&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 Blake Farmer 61124 at http://wabe.org Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher http://wabe.org/post/former-student-dropped-out-still-appreciates-special-teacher <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=Former+Student+Dropped+Out%2C+But+Still+Appreciates+A+Special+Teacher&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 NPR Staff 61123 at http://wabe.org Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher 'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids http://wabe.org/post/no-easy-answer-ex-baseball-manager-la-russa-legacy-steroids Tony La Russa's tenure as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's, and St. Louis Cardinals is legendary. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0000 NPR Staff 61122 at http://wabe.org 'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids Law Enforcement Agencies Sweep Atlanta City Detention Center http://wabe.org/post/law-enforcement-agencies-sweep-atlanta-city-detention-center <p>More than 130 law enforcement officers took part in a sweep of the Atlanta City Detention Center Thursday.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Law enforcement officers dressed in black and some wearing heavy protective gear rushed into a cell block at the center. They took detainees by surprise and ordering them to get on the ground. Then the officers escorted the detainees to another area of the cell block and search their rooms.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:27:25 +0000 Michelle Wirth 61117 at http://wabe.org Law Enforcement Agencies Sweep Atlanta City Detention Center Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations http://wabe.org/post/montana-senator-comes-under-fire-plagiarism-allegations Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by <em>The New York Times</em>. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 61118 at http://wabe.org UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe http://wabe.org/post/unicef-report-female-genital-mutilation-holds-hope-and-woe Women and girls are less likely to undergo female genital mutilation, or FGM, than 30 years ago. That's the encouraging news from a UNICEF report on the controversial practice, presented this week at London's first Girl Summit.<p>The rate has dropped in many of the 29 countries across Africa and the Middle East where FGM is practiced. In Kenya, for example, nearly half the girls age 15 to 19 were circumcised in 1980; in 2010 the rate was just under 20 percent.<p>But there's a sobering side to the report. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 editor 61119 at http://wabe.org UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers http://wabe.org/post/evolution-esquire-man-10-revealing-covers This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been exploring what it means to be a <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">man in America</a> today — from a second look at popular notions of masculinity and men's style, to attitudes toward women — and how all those ideas have shifted over time.<p>There are few people more acquainted with those shifts than David Granger. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:04:00 +0000 editor 61120 at http://wabe.org The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers When One Size Doesn't Fit All: A Man's Quest To Find An Extra-Small http://wabe.org/post/when-one-size-doesnt-fit-all-mans-quest-find-extra-small <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=When+One+Size+Doesn%27t+Fit+All%3A+A+Man%27s+Quest+To+Find+An+Extra-Small&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjcxMDEyMTY4NDQ0MzA5ZWJiNg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:00 +0000 Viet Le 61116 at http://wabe.org The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging http://wabe.org/post/weird-underappreciated-world-plastic-packaging Like it or not, plastic packaging has become an ingrained part of the food system.<p>While it's clearly wasteful to buy salad, sandwiches and chips encased in plastic and then promptly throw that plastic away, we take for granted how it keeps so much of what we eat fresh and portable.<p>And behind many of those packages that allow us to eat on the go or savor perishable cookies or fish imported from the other side of the globe is a whole lot of science and innovation.<p>The plastic revolution in food packaging began in the 1960s, says Aaron Brody, a food packaging consultant and an adjunct pro Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 editor 61115 at http://wabe.org The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging Jewish Group Holds Service As Israeli-Palestinian Death Toll Nears 800 http://wabe.org/post/jewish-group-holds-service-israeli-palestinian-death-toll-nears-800 <p>A Jewish organization held a prayer service today in front of the Israeli consulate in Midtown Atlanta Thursday to honor both Israelis and Palestinians who’ve died in the latest regional conflict, calling for peace as the death toll nears 800 people.</p><p>Dressed in black and holding candles, participants read the names of some of the victims aloud while others laid stones, a Jewish tradition at gravesites.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:22:41 +0000 Michell Eloy 61114 at http://wabe.org Jewish Group Holds Service As Israeli-Palestinian Death Toll Nears 800 Fulton County Schools Gearing Up for New Year http://wabe.org/post/fulton-county-schools-gearing-new-year <p>Changes are coming to the Fulton County schools. From construction projects to beefed-up Internet access, officials say students and teachers will see improvements.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of the changes are due to Fulton’s <a href="http://wabe.org/post/fulton-county-schools-states-largest-charter-system">status as a charter district</a>. Fulton Superintendent Robert </span>Avossa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said the designation lets schools waive some state requirements.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:47:52 +0000 Martha Dalton 61113 at http://wabe.org Fulton County Schools Gearing Up for New Year DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD http://wabe.org/post/doj-reaches-agreement-oversight-albuquerque-pd The mayor of Albuquerque has signed off on a framework of principles to submit the city's troubled police department to oversight by an independent monitor.<p>The deal, announced by the Justice Department, is aimed at addressing eight problem areas identified in a report last year by officials.<p>"This agreement marks an important step forward in addressing the unreasonable use of deadly force uncovered in our investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department," said Attorney General Eric Holder. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:29:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 61101 at http://wabe.org Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers http://wabe.org/post/labor-conflict-may-lock-out-met-opera-workers The clock is ticking for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The world's largest opera company may be headed for a shutdown. Most of the union contracts for the Met expire in a week. Yesterday, Met General Manager Peter Gelb sent a letter to the unions, warning them to prepare for a lockout if they don't come to terms.<p>For months now, the company and its unions have been at an impasse. Management has proposed cutting 16 percent of union members' compensation. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 61112 at http://wabe.org Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One? http://wabe.org/post/when-it-comes-creativity-are-two-heads-better-one Joshua Wolf Shenk doesn't believe in the myth of the lone genius. "What has one person ever done alone?" he asks NPR's Robert Siegel. "We think of Martin Luther King and Sigmund Freud and Warren Buffett and Steve Jobs as these great solo creators, but in fact, if you look into the details of their life, they are enmeshed in relationships all the way through."<p>Take Steve Jobs: "Jobs created Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak," says Shenk. "Flash-forward to the end of his life, a lot of the great work at the height of Apple was done with this design guru, Jonathan Ive. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 editor 61111 at http://wabe.org When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One? Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis? http://wabe.org/post/who-are-kids-migrant-crisis Since October, a staggering 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been apprehended at the southwestern U.S. border. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 editor 61102 at http://wabe.org Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis? 5 Things I Learned About TV's Future From The Critics Press Tour http://wabe.org/post/5-things-i-learned-about-tvs-future-critics-press-tour The voice came from over my shoulder, a shouted greeting in a room crowded with journalists, publicists, network executives, producers and stars.<p>I tuned to see David Boreanaz, star of the Fox TV show <em>Bones</em>, calling out to me like a long-lost friend. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 61103 at http://wabe.org 5 Things I Learned About TV's Future From The Critics Press Tour Attack On U.N. School Kills Over A Dozen Civilians In Gaza http://wabe.org/post/attack-un-school-kills-over-dozen-civilians-gaza <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=Attack+On+U.N.+School+Kills+Over+A+Dozen+Civilians+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNTU4MDIzMDEyMzAwMTE4NTAxYzUzMg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Emily Harris 61110 at http://wabe.org Palestinian Authority Faces A Fraught Path To Peace In Gaza http://wabe.org/post/palestinian-authority-faces-fraught-path-peace-gaza <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=Palestinian+Authority+Faces+A+Fraught+Path+To+Peace+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDI3OTAxMDEzMjA0NTMzMDZlMThkZA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 editor 61109 at http://wabe.org For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions http://wabe.org/post/better-treatment-doctors-and-patients-share-decisions Many of us get confused by claims of how much the risk of a heart attack, for example, might be reduced by taking medicine for it. And doctors can get confused, too.<p>Just ask <a href="http://www.massgeneral.org/decisionsciences/faculty/" target="_blank">Karen Sepucha</a>. She runs the Health Decisions Sciences Center at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. A few years ago she surveyed primary care physicians, and asked how confident they were in their ability to talk about numbers and probabilities with patients.<p>"What we found surprised us a little bit," Sepucha says. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 NPR staff 61108 at http://wabe.org For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem http://wabe.org/post/central-american-leaders-immigrant-children-are-shared-problem <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=Central+American+Leaders%3A+Immigrant+Children+Are+A+Shared+Problem&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzNjEzMDEyMTY4MzMwNzBiMGMyYQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 61107 at http://wabe.org Missing Air Algerie Flight Appears To Have Crashed In Mali http://wabe.org/post/missing-air-algerie-flight-appears-have-crashed-mali <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=Missing+Air+Algerie+Flight+Appears+To+Have+Crashed+In+Mali&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 61106 at http://wabe.org Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections http://wabe.org/post/botched-ariz-execution-renews-unease-over-lethal-injections <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=Botched+Ariz.+Execution+Renews+Unease+Over+Lethal+Injections&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 61105 at http://wabe.org The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals http://wabe.org/post/death-clerk-and-other-details-last-minute-execution-appeals <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+Death+Clerk%2C+And+Other+Details+Of+Last-Minute+Execution+Appeals&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 61104 at http://wabe.org Moore's Ford Bridge Murders: 68 Years Unsolved http://wabe.org/post/moores-ford-bridge-murders-68-years-unsolved <p>It has come to be known as the “last lynching in America.”</p><p>Tomorrow it will be 68 years since the murders at Moore’s Ford Bridge: killings in Walton County in 1946: killings that are still unsolved.</p><p>On July 25, 1946, someone killed two African-American couples on the Moore’s Ford Bridge between Monroe and Watkinsville, right at the Walton County line. Rumors have abounded ever since then about the deaths of George and Mae Dorsey and Roger and Dorothy Malcolm: it was the work of the Ku Klux Klan, that local law enforcement knew about – or even participated – in the killings.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:05:33 +0000 Lisa George 61098 at http://wabe.org Moore's Ford Bridge Murders: 68 Years Unsolved 4 Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief http://wabe.org/post/four-theories-about-why-wal-mart-changed-its-us-chief Bill Simon, head of Wal-Mart's U.S. division, <a href="http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/07/24/walmart-names-greg-foran-president-and-ceo-of-walmart-us">is leaving</a> the retail giant, the company said Thursday.<p>Any major shake-up at Wal-Mart is closely watched because the company is so important — it tops the Fortune 500 list with annual sales approaching a half-trillion dollars. So lots of people are speculating about what Simon's departure really means. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:33:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 61099 at http://wabe.org 4 Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops http://wabe.org/post/us-russia-based-artillery-targeting-ukrainian-troops The U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 61095 at http://wabe.org U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It? http://wabe.org/post/suit-keeps-ebola-out-so-how-can-health-worker-catch-it The fight against Ebola in West Africa suffered a setback Wednesday. Dr. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:58:00 +0000 editor 61094 at http://wabe.org This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It? Central American Presidents Say U.S. Shares Responsibility For Migration Crisis http://wabe.org/post/central-american-presidents-say-us-shares-responsibility-migration-crisis The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will meet with President Obama on Friday.<p>But before the meeting, the heads of state are making the rounds in Washington, telling their side of <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/326440909/unaccompanied-minors">an immigration crisis</a> that has driven tens of thousands of unaccompanied children to the U.S. border.<p>During a forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Thursday, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala said the U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 61096 at http://wabe.org Central American Presidents Say U.S. Shares Responsibility For Migration Crisis