KBIA http://kbia.org en When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit http://kbia.org/post/when-home-poses-health-risks-floor-may-be-culprit Most of us overlook the ground beneath our feet. But when Gayatri Datar, 28, looks at the floor, she sees an opportunity to improve public health.<p>A research trip to Rwanda last year, when she was a Stanford University M.B.A. student, transformed Datar's perspective. "I kept seeing dirt floors," she recalls.<strong> </strong>For those who had to live and sleep on them, "it was clearly an unsanitary environment. Dust is kicked up in the dry season. In the rainy season, there are puddles. It's a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 58594 at http://kbia.org When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded Second American Journalist http://kbia.org/post/reports-islamic-state-claims-it-has-beheaded-second-american-journalist An Islamic radical group released a video on Tuesday that purportedly shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.<p>The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, had threatened Sotloff's life when it <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/20/341836683/video-purports-to-show-beheading-of-u-s-journalist-by-militants">released a video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley</a> two weeks ago.<p>At the time, the militants said Sotloff's life depended on the actions of the U.S. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:47:00 +0000 editor 58595 at http://kbia.org Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded Second American Journalist Celebrity Photo Leak Puts Spotlight On The Cloud, And Security http://kbia.org/post/celebrity-photo-leak-puts-spotlight-cloud-and-security The FBI and Apple are looking into how private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were stolen, in an apparent breach of security that is raising new questions about storing personal information online.<p>"This is a flagrant violation of privacy," Lawrence's spokeswoman said Sunday, after nude images of the actress and others began to emerge online. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:06:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 58593 at http://kbia.org Community Gathers In Peace Park for 'Artists For Justice' http://kbia.org/post/community-gathers-peace-park-artists-justice <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than one hundred people gathered in Peace Park yesterday for Artists for Justice. The event featured performances of music and poetry as well as opportunities to contribute&nbsp;to collaborative artwork.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to Kenneth Bryant, one of the organizers for Artists for Justice, the event grew from a desire to create an outlet for the community to respond to the August 9th death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:36:18 +0000 Bram Sable-Smith 58591 at http://kbia.org Community Gathers In Peace Park for 'Artists For Justice' Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated http://kbia.org/post/using-technology-counter-police-mistrust-complicated Outfitting police officers with body cameras seems to be the most concrete solution to come out of the police misconduct accusations in Ferguson, Mo. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Elise Hu 58592 at http://kbia.org Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher http://kbia.org/post/ending-decades-family-leadership-washington-post-names-new-publisher Ending decades of family leadership, <em>Washington Post</em> owner Jeffrey Bezos announced on Tuesday that Frederick J. Ryan Jr. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:53:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 58590 at http://kbia.org Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Quote http://kbia.org/post/kremlin-disputes-veracity-putins-i-can-take-kiev-two-weeks-quote The Kremlin is disputing the context of a controversial quote attributed to Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p><a href="http://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2014/09/01/news/ucraina_il_ricatto_di_putin_sul_vertice_europeo_se_voglio_prendo_kiev_in_due_settimane-94791280/?ref=HRER1-1">As Italy's La Repubblica reported</a>, Putin allegedly issued a defiant warning to European Commission President José Manuel Barros during a phone call.<p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/01/putin-russia-kiev-ukraine_n_5747362.html">According to a translation by the Huffington Post U.K.</a>, Barros first Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 58589 at http://kbia.org Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Quote Paul Pepper: Bradford Farm's Tomato Festival & Fulton Art House, "Changing Patterns" http://kbia.org/post/paul-pepper-bradford-farms-tomato-festival-fulton-art-house-changing-patterns <div>Today Paul Pepper welcomes back TIM REINBOTT, Bradford Farm, who tells us about the 10th Annual Tomato Festival, happening September 4th! At [4:09] BRIAN MAHIEU recaps Callaway Plein Air and looks ahead to October's "Autumn On The Bricks," which will, among other events, highlight the exhibit, "Changing Patterns." Submit your entry before 10/01! September 2, 2014</div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Paul Pepper 58201 at http://kbia.org Paul Pepper: Bradford Farm's Tomato Festival & Fulton Art House, "Changing Patterns" After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down http://kbia.org/post/after-just-two-years-huge-atlantic-city-casino-shuts-down After operating for only two years, the Revel Casino Hotel has closed down, part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September. It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel facility.<p>"It's a tragedy," massage therapist Lori Bacum, who worked at the resort's spa, tells <a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/revel_casino_closes.html">NJ.com</a>. "There were some warnings, but none of us thought it would happen. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:48:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 58588 at http://kbia.org After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down AM Newscast September 2, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/am-newscast-september-2-2014 <p>Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Peace park held an Artists for Justice event in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.</li><li>Centene Corp. plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson bringing jobs to the town.</li><li>Missouri is offering grants to get local food into school meals. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:31:19 +0000 Jason Hoffman 58587 at http://kbia.org Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads http://kbia.org/post/guns-boom-2014-campaign-ads <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIJORBRpOPM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I2z9cCC9zs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3mG9fNOZp4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOoXJI4vBns</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGZimq-sxnE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuFdkSt8-8o</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:09:45 +0000 Don Gonyea 58585 at http://kbia.org Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment http://kbia.org/post/shared-risk-programs-help-tame-cost-infertility-treatment Infertility treatment is a numbers game in some respects: How many treatments will it take to conceive a child? And how much can you afford?<p>Even as insurance plans are modestly improving their coverage of such treatments, clinics and others are coming up with creative ways to cover the costs to help would-be parents reduce their risk for procedures that can run tens of thousands of dollars. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:04:00 +0000 editor 58586 at http://kbia.org Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment Manufacturing companies say jobs are available but there is a lack of qualified workers http://kbia.org/post/manufacturing-companies-say-jobs-are-available-there-lack-qualified-workers <p>Manufacturing companies in Kansas and Missouri say there are plenty of high-paying jobs available for people qualified to run sophisticated factory equipment, but there doesn't seem to be enough local talent to fill them. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:59:39 +0000 Associated Press 58584 at http://kbia.org Missouri to offer grants to help get locally produced food into schools http://kbia.org/post/missouri-offer-grants-help-get-locally-produced-food-schools <p>Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:49:01 +0000 Associated Press 58583 at http://kbia.org Missouri to offer grants to help get locally produced food into schools Centene Corp. plans to build processing center in Ferguson http://kbia.org/post/centene-corp-plans-build-processing-center-ferguson <p>Centene Corp. plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson, in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:42:00 +0000 Associated Press 58582 at http://kbia.org Centene Corp. plans to build processing center in Ferguson 32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center http://kbia.org/post/32-teens-escape-nashville-area-detention-center Police near Nashville spent the night raking the city with dogs and helicopters in search for 32 teens who escaped from a detention center in Bordeaux, Tenn.<p>Blake Farmer of NPR member station WPLN tells our Newscast unit that 17 of them are still on the loose. Blake sent this report:<p><blockquote><p>"Young men were found hiding in drainage pipes and in bushes, according to WZTV. The mass exodus started around 11 pm during a shift change. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 58581 at http://kbia.org The Politics Of Calling In Sick http://kbia.org/post/politics-calling-sick Got the flu? Or a new baby? Perhaps a little one with chicken pox? In most countries, your employer must pay your wages if you stay home sick or to care for others. Not in America.<p>But a growing grass-roots movement aims to change that — starting with paid sick leave.<p>Already the movement has met some success. This past weekend, California became the second state in the country to mandate sick leave for employees.<p>Others may join soon. Sick-day measures are on at least a half-dozen ballots in November, including in Massachusetts, Oakland, Calif., and a few cities in New Jersey. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:01:00 +0000 editor 58579 at http://kbia.org The Politics Of Calling In Sick Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia http://kbia.org/post/targeting-al-shabab-leadership-us-launches-airstrikes-somalia The United States conducted airstrikes in Somalia late Monday, targeting the leadership of the al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.<p>Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John F. Kirby <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/world/africa/us-undertakes-military-operation-against-shabab-in-somalia.html?hpw&rref=world&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWell&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=1">tells <em>The New York Times</em></a> that the U.S. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:50:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 58580 at http://kbia.org Man Who Tried To Shut Down Boy's Lemonade Stand Investigated http://kbia.org/post/man-who-tried-shut-down-boys-lemonade-stand-investigated <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=Man+Who+Tried+To+Shut+Down+Boy%27s+Lemonade+Stand+Investigated&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:03:00 +0000 editor 58578 at http://kbia.org Officials Try To Lure Birds Away From Blast Site http://kbia.org/post/officials-try-lure-birds-away-blast-site <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=Officials+Try+To+Lure+Birds+Away+From+Blast+Site&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTc0MTg1MDEyNTUxMTQxMDRkODNiYw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:56:00 +0000 editor 58577 at http://kbia.org Journalist Charles Bowden Dies At 69 http://kbia.org/post/journalist-charles-bowden-dies-69 <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=Journalist+Charles+Bowden+Dies+At+69&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDYyODYyMDEzNjM2MjM1Mzk2NWY3OQ004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 58576 at http://kbia.org German Photojournalist Captures Life In North Korea http://kbia.org/post/photos-north-koreas-former-leaders-are-ominipresent German photojournalist Julia Leeb made two trips inside North Korea in 2012 and 2013, and she took photos that offer a rare glimpse into perhaps the most isolated and mysterious countries in the world.<p>She's collected some of what she saw in a new book of photographs called <em>North Korea: Anonymous Country</em>. She hoped to capture life as best she could, given the restrictions on her travel.<p>On both trips, Leeb traveled on tourist visas, and she had to sign an agreement that she was there as a tourist and not for any other purpose. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 58575 at http://kbia.org German Photojournalist Captures Life In North Korea What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out http://kbia.org/post/whats-name-former-arthur-anderson-employees-spell-it-out Arthur Andersen is back. Or at least the old accounting firm's <em>name</em> will be, for the first time since its association with accounting scandals at Enron more than a decade ago.<p>The firm was criminally convicted — a decision that was later overturned, although that came too late to save the company.<p>As of Monday, a company called WTAS is adopting the Andersen name and, in doing so, hopes clients will have forgotten the bad associations.<p><strong>'That Was The End'</strong><p>Mark Vorsatz recalls his day at Andersen on March 14, 2002. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 58574 at http://kbia.org What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court http://kbia.org/post/detroit-bankruptcy-battle-begins-federal-court Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom.<p>The trial will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy as a new, revitalized city.<p>This trial is a big deal, but don't expect anything with lots of courtroom drama. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:31:00 +0000 editor 58572 at http://kbia.org Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up http://kbia.org/post/us-draws-down-afghan-fighting-heating As U.S. and NATO troops draw down in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are growing bolder. They have been massing in larger and larger numbers and taking on Afghan forces across the country.<p>NPR producer Sultan Faizy and I spent a recent day making calls to ordinary Afghan citizens in some of the country's hot spots.<p>First, we reached Ahmadullah, who, like many Afghans, goes by one name. He's a shopkeeper in the restive Sangin District in the southern province of Helmand. Sangin has been one of the bloodiest and most contested districts in the country. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 58573 at http://kbia.org As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank http://kbia.org/post/eric-cantor-joins-wall-street-investment-bank Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this week begins working at the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co.<p>Cantor will serve as vice chairman and managing director, and will also be elected to the firm's board of directors.<p>Cantor, 51, and firm founder Ken Moelis announced the decision in a joint interview Monday.<p>A statement on the<a href="http://www.moelis.com/News/SitePages/news-feed-details.aspx?feedId=248"> Moelis website</a> said, "Cantor will provide strategic counsel to the firm's corporate and institutional clients on key issues. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:36:00 +0000 editor 58571 at http://kbia.org Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank PM Newscast for September 1, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-september-1-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-plans-budget-more-money-ryan-ferguson-lawsuit-defense">Boone County plans to budget more money to Ryan Ferguson lawsuit defense</a></li><li><a href="http://kbia.org/post/ferguson-police-wear-body-cameras">Ferguson police to wear body cameras </a></li></ul> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:40:00 +0000 George Varney 58570 at http://kbia.org As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere http://kbia.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 58569 at http://kbia.org On Final Recording, Joe Beck Exposes Possibilities Of The Guitar http://kbia.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 58568 at http://kbia.org Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids http://kbia.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 58567 at http://kbia.org