All Things Considered on Classical 89.3 http://publicradioeast.org en Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead? http://publicradioeast.org/post/net-neutrality-shall-i-compare-thee-highway-showerhead <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCUg5A-ZAw0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou9S3wrHg8c</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 NPR Staff 46940 at http://publicradioeast.org Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead? This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest http://publicradioeast.org/post/year-avignon-festival-stage-both-plays-and-protest Every July, for one month a year, the southern French city of Avignon becomes a theater. Actors, directors and playwrights converge on the walled, medieval town, where thespians perform in every playhouse, opera house, church and even in the streets. It's all part of the Avignon Theater Festival, which was started in 1947 by renowned French actor and director Jean Vilar.<p>"The main idea is that culture is not only for rich people but for everybody," says dramatist Olivier Py, director of this year's 68th Avignon Festival. "That was quite a change. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 46933 at http://publicradioeast.org This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits http://publicradioeast.org/post/what-odds-fail-capture-when-health-crisis-hits How well do we understand and act on probabilities that something will happen? A 30 percent chance of this or an 80 percent chance of that?<p>As it turns out, making decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.<p><a href="http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/faculty/profile.cfm?uniqname=bzikmund" target="_blank">Brian Zikmund-Fisher</a> would know. He teaches about risk and probability at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 46935 at http://publicradioeast.org What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits If You're A College Man Who Hasn't Shared His Bed, You're Not Alone http://publicradioeast.org/post/if-youre-college-man-who-hasnt-shared-his-bed-youre-not-alone Freelance writer Noah Berlatsky talks about sex in college — or, rather, not having sex in college. Berlatsky was among the 10 percent of students who remain virgins throughout college, and this felt to him like an embarrassment — and a knock against his masculinity. But, he realized in time, it made him no less or more a man. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:02:00 +0000 editor 46936 at http://publicradioeast.org In Bloody Battle, Medal Of Honor Recipient Held His Post Alone http://publicradioeast.org/post/bloody-battle-medal-honor-recipient-held-his-post-alone Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>At the White House today, President Obama awarded the nation's highest award for combat bravery. He presented the Medal of Honor to former Sergeant Ryan Pitts. In 2008, Pitts fought off a large Taliban force at an Afghan outpost. He did this for a time alone and wounded until the Americans could turn the tide of the battle.<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: As one of his teammates said, had it not been for Ryan Pitts, that post almost certainly would've been overrun.<p>SIEGEL: Today, Pitts is married with a young son and lives in New Hampshire. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 46926 at http://publicradioeast.org Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By http://publicradioeast.org/post/tenuous-progress-jets-crash-site-clashes-flare-close The first Dutch investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting broke out in the outskirts of Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government in Kiev. <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=Tenuous+Progress+At+Jet%27s+Crash+Site%2C+As+Clashes+Flare+Close+By&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 46921 at http://publicradioeast.org Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country' http://publicradioeast.org/post/teenage-songwriters-take-bro-country No theme has dominated country radio playlists and charts more in the past couple of years than celebration of the sort of small-town good life that features trucks, beer and scantily clad women as the must-have accessories. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 NPR Staff 46927 at http://publicradioeast.org Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country' Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County http://publicradioeast.org/post/despite-californias-drought-taps-still-flowing-la-county This January, after the driest calendar year in California history, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency. He called on residents to reduce their water intake by 20 percent.<p>But downtown Los Angeles doesn't look<em> </em>like a city devastated by the state's worst drought in decades. The city is green with landscaping, and fountains are running. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 46863 at http://publicradioeast.org Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County Death Toll Climbs In Israel-Gaza Conflict Amid Attempts At Cease-Fire http://publicradioeast.org/post/death-toll-climbs-israel-gaza-conflict-amid-attempts-cease-fire Israel widened its operation into Gaza Sunday and each side had the highest death toll of this two-week-old conflict. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem about this deadly day. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 editor 46855 at http://publicradioeast.org Actor James Garner Of 'Rockford Files' Dies http://publicradioeast.org/post/actor-james-garner-rockford-files-dies Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>OK, we don't to let that play much longer for you to know where we're going with this - the theme from "The Rockford Files" and a few seconds to remember actor, James Garner. He died yesterday at home, here in Los Angeles. He was 86. A native of Oklahoma, Garner was a Korean War vet. He got his start in Hollywood with small parts in Westerns. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 editor 46858 at http://publicradioeast.org Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists http://publicradioeast.org/post/sixth-graders-science-fair-finding-shocks-ecologists When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while snorkeling and fishing with her dad.<p>Her project showed that the lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water. The results blew away professional ecologists. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 46859 at http://publicradioeast.org Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists With Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Loss For AIDS Research http://publicradioeast.org/post/malaysia-airlines-crash-loss-aids-research Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Malaysia Airlines has released the manifest of passengers who were on that plane that crashed in Eastern Ukraine. We know that many of them were bound for the world's largest AIDS conference in Australia. At the opening of the conference yesterday there was a moment of silence to remember those who had died. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 46810 at http://publicradioeast.org At Crash Site In Ukraine, Rebels Restrict International Monitors http://publicradioeast.org/post/crash-site-ukraine-rebels-restrict-international-monitors Separatist rebels at the site of the shot down Malaysia Airlines jet in Eastern Ukraine have been giving restricted access to international monitors Saturday. Corey Flintoff speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers from Donetsk on the effort and the outcry over the slow pace of the body recovery and evidence gathering. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 46811 at http://publicradioeast.org Community Groups Help Immigrants Settle Amid Political, Legal Turmoil http://publicradioeast.org/post/community-groups-help-immigrants-settle-amid-political-legal-turmoil Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Kelly McEver's.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF RECORDING)<p>UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: The following message will be repeated in Spanish and English.<p>MCEVERS: Let's say you're from Central America. You live here in the U.S. Your child, your niece, your cousin who's just cross the border, alone - one of the tens of thousands of children who cross into the U.S. this year. How do you find them? Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 46813 at http://publicradioeast.org Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It http://publicradioeast.org/post/learning-love-ocean-after-lifetime-fearing-it Tim Bomba is a tall, rangy guy with a quick smile and a penchant for off-color jokes. He's a marathoner, a triathlete (he's done two Ironman races), and every Wednesday morning for the last decade, Bomba has taught a ocean swimming course in Santa Monica, Calif.<p>The course, called Ocean 101, isn't for accomplished swimmers like Bomba. It's for people who are new to the ocean, and many participants are afraid of the water when they arrive. Bomba knows what they're going through. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 NPR Staff 46814 at http://publicradioeast.org Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It As Superheroes Go Mainstream, Comic Cons Get Corporate http://publicradioeast.org/post/superheroes-go-mainstream-comic-cons-get-corporate Darren Tompkins attended his first comic convention (or comic con) in Roanoke, Va., back in the mid-1980s. At the time, these gatherings were only for die-hard comic fans — people who might invest in a Batman or Joker costume to wear once a year.<p>"Really, it was just a small ballroom filled with cardboard boxes," Tompkins says. "I mean, there weren't any actors or famous people or panels or anything. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 46818 at http://publicradioeast.org As Superheroes Go Mainstream, Comic Cons Get Corporate New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-yorks-night-birmingham-horror-sparked-summer-riots It was called "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1964/07/20/violence-flares-again-in-harlem.html?_r=0" target="_blank">New York's night of Birmingham horror</a>."<p>Just over two weeks after the <a href="http://apps.npr.org/behind-the-civil-rights-act/#/annotations" target="_blank">landmark Civil Rights Act</a> was signed into law in 1964, violence erupted in the streets of New York City, lasting a total of six nights. It was the first in a series of riots that would come to define the later years of the 1960s civil rights movement. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:52:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 46765 at http://publicradioeast.org New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots Wrap-up: The Day's Events In Eastern Ukraine And Gaza http://publicradioeast.org/post/wrap-days-events-eastern-ukraine-and-gaza Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Now to recap the major stories of the day. The United States is pinning the blame for the crash of a passenger jet in Ukraine on pro-Russian separatists. President Obama said today that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area controlled by the separatists. Mr. Obama called for a cease-fire to allow for a full investigation.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The crash site itself is under rebel control. And the first international monitors arriving on the scene say their access is being limited. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 46753 at http://publicradioeast.org Inside Gaza And Under Israeli Fire, A Family Tries To Stay Safe http://publicradioeast.org/post/inside-gaza-and-under-israeli-fire-family-tries-stay-safe The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/17/332347143/israel-launches-ground-offensive-in-gaza">beginning of Israel's ground invasion Thursday night</a> was loud. Explosions lit up the sky to the north and east and boomed throughout the Gaza Strip.<p>But <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/18/332499370/israeli-ground-operation-in-gaza-continues">Friday</a> started pretty quietly for Rashad Abu Tawila.<p>"It was before dawn," the Gaza resident recalls, through an interpreter. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Emily Harris 46754 at http://publicradioeast.org Inside Gaza And Under Israeli Fire, A Family Tries To Stay Safe Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life http://publicradioeast.org/post/surviving-adult-world-fairy-tales-and-real-life I live in Tucson, Ariz. National news about thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border — some as young as 2 years old — is local news here. A front-page headline from this week's <em>Arizona Daily Star</em> reads, "Immigration tension boils over in Oracle." It's subtitled "Protesters, supporters, clash; bus carrying children fails to show."<p>The article featured a photograph of protesters, adults standing by signs scrawled with red and blue markers. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 editor 46755 at http://publicradioeast.org Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life