All Things Considered on Classical 89.3 http://publicradioeast.org en Kurdish Authorities Plan Referendum On Independence From Iraq http://publicradioeast.org/post/kurdish-authorities-plan-referendum-independence-iraq NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Middle East correspondent Leila Fadel about the rift between Iraqi Kurds and Iraq's central government in Baghdad. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 editor 46273 at http://publicradioeast.org Palestinians With Foreign Passports Leave Gaza As Attacks Continue http://publicradioeast.org/post/palestinians-foreign-passports-leave-gaza-attacks-continue The conflict between Israel and Hamas continued, with intensifying Israeli air strikes against in Gaza and Hamas rocket fire aimed at Israel. More than 160 people have been killed so far. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Daniel Estrin 46274 at http://publicradioeast.org Germany And Argentina Face Off In World Cup Final http://publicradioeast.org/post/germany-and-argentina-face-world-cup-final The World Cup final takes place on Sunday in Brazil. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Russell Lewis in Rio de Janeiro about the match, which went into extra time with a score of 0-0. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 editor 46275 at http://publicradioeast.org Lorin Maazel, World-Renowned American Composer, Dies At 84 http://publicradioeast.org/post/lorin-maazel-world-renowned-american-composer-dies-84 Maazel was born in 1930 in Paris, and was a child prodigy. By the time he was a teenager, he had conducted most of the major American orchestras. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 editor 46276 at http://publicradioeast.org The Best Movies Of The Year — From 20 Years Ago http://publicradioeast.org/post/best-movies-year-20-years-ago From Forrest Gump, to Pulp Fiction, to the Lion King, to Quiz Show, 1994 was a momentous year in film, according to a series from the website Grantland. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Grantland's Wesley Morris about that year's movies and why they're worth remembering. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 editor 46277 at http://publicradioeast.org Tommy Ramone, Co-Founder Of The Ramones, Dies At 65 http://publicradioeast.org/post/tommy-ramone-co-founder-ramones-dies-65 Tommy Ramone, born Tom Erdelyi, has died at age 65. The drummer was the last living member of the legendary punk band he helped create. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 46232 at http://publicradioeast.org Heading Home To Ohio, LeBron Returns To Cleveland Cavaliers http://publicradioeast.org/post/heading-home-ohio-lebron-returns-cleveland-cavaliers Four years after famously leaving, NBA superstar LeBron James has decided to return to the team where he started his professional career. Many fans in Cleveland say they're excited to have him back. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 editor 46233 at http://publicradioeast.org Truckers Strike At LA Port, While Dock Worker Talks Continue http://publicradioeast.org/post/truckers-strike-la-port-while-dock-worker-talks-continue Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Kelly McEvers. There's been tension this week at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Mind you, this is the largest port complex in the U.S. A place where 40 percent of the cargo arriving to the country passes through. More than 100 short-haul truck drivers at the ports are on strike. These are the guys who move cargo off of container ships and into warehouses and rail yards. Many of them work as independent contractors, meaning they have to pay for their own vehicles and they don't get benefits. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 editor 46234 at http://publicradioeast.org Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders http://publicradioeast.org/post/veterans-kick-prescription-pill-habit-against-doctors-orders For many people with post-traumatic stress disorder, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/01/16/144672190/ending-nightmares-caused-by-ptsd">sleeping can return you to the worst place</a> you've ever been, at the worst possible moment.<p>"I always see his face," says Will, who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Army. "And in my dreams it's the same thing. ... I always walk over to him, and instead of this Afghani kid that's laying there, it's my little brother."<p>The memory that triggers Will's nightmare happened during his tour in Afghanistan. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 46181 at http://publicradioeast.org Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All? http://publicradioeast.org/post/are-organic-vegetables-more-nutritious-after-all There may never be an end to arguments over whether organic food is more nutritious. But a new <a href="http://csanr.wsu.edu/program-areas/m2m/research-areas/nutritional-quality/bjn-2014/">study</a> is the most ambitious attempt so far to resolve the issue — and it concludes that organic fruit and vegetables offer a key benefit.<p>It's a scientific reply to an <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/09/04/160395259/why-organic-food-may-not-be-healthier-for-you">analysis</a> that some researchers at Stanford University published two years ago. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Dan Charles 46179 at http://publicradioeast.org Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders http://publicradioeast.org/post/feds-tighten-lab-security-after-anthrax-bird-flu-blunders In the course of trying to understand a laboratory accident involving anthrax, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stumbled upon another major blunder — involving a deadly flu virus.<p>The flu incident apparently posed no health risk, but it went unreported to top brass for six weeks. Those officials now recognize a <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/09/330038131/researchers-aghast-over-discovery-of-smallpox-vials">pattern of problems</a> in their world-class laboratory. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:26:00 +0000 Richard Harris 46180 at http://publicradioeast.org Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama http://publicradioeast.org/post/house-gop-plows-forward-plans-sue-obama House Republicans are pushing ahead with a plan to sue President Obama, accusing him of trying to sidestep Congress and make his own laws.<p>But the president is also using the suit, which is considered a long shot in legal terms, to score political points.<p>House Speaker John Boehner says the lawsuit will focus on the administration's decision to postpone the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that large employers provide health insurance for their workers.<p>But the White House describes the suit as a "taxpayer-funded political stunt," and the president used it as a convenient punch lin Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 46175 at http://publicradioeast.org House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass http://publicradioeast.org/post/remembering-jazz-legend-charlie-haden-who-crafted-his-voice-bass <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJGY-LV1fZ8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYzlgETvKaY</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:38:00 +0000 editor 46177 at http://publicradioeast.org Fate Of The New N.C. Voter ID Law Now Rests In A Judge's Hands http://publicradioeast.org/post/fate-new-nc-voter-id-law-now-rests-judges-hands North Carolina's voter ID law has come under fire in the courts, challenged by lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, the NAACP and voting rights groups. A judge will decide whether parts of the law should be implemented or delayed. Jeff Tiberii of WUNC has been following the hearing, and he wraps up recent developments and possible outcomes. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WUNC-FM. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 46178 at http://publicradioeast.org In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain http://publicradioeast.org/post/after-brazils-world-cup-defeat-poem-numb-pain Any time you're facing big failure is a good time to revisit the 1888 poem "<a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174665">Casey at the Bat</a>." It's the classic story of dashed optimism, of an entire city putting its hopes on the result of one single, heartbreaking at-bat. Here are the last stanzas. It's down to the wire. The Mudville team has two outs, two strikes, and they're hoping Casey will save them.<p><blockquote><p>The sneer is gone from Casey's lip, his teeth are clinched in hate;<br />He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:13:00 +0000 editor 46170 at http://publicradioeast.org The Musician's Secret Slang: A 'Crow,' An Oboe And A Cleveland Call-Out http://publicradioeast.org/post/musicians-secret-slang-crow-oboe-and-cleveland-call-out Every profession has a jargon all its own, and musicians are no different. Oboist Alli Gessner and blues musician Brian Brickley offer a few terms distinctive to the music world: "crowing" and "good night, Cleveland," among others. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 editor 46168 at http://publicradioeast.org After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration http://publicradioeast.org/post/after-decades-storage-damaged-rothko-murals-get-high-tech-restoration Paintings by postwar abstract artist Mark Rothko are highly coveted — in May one of his works sold at auction in London for $50 million. But oddly enough, Harvard University has had a handful of Rothkos — faded by sunlight and splattered with food and drink — in storage. Now, new technology has led to a potentially controversial restoration.<p>Retired Harvard curator and conservator Marjorie Cohn was an apprentice at the Harvard Art Museums around the time Rothko was commissioned to create wall-sized paintings for a new space at the university's Holyoke Center. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 editor 46171 at http://publicradioeast.org After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration Among Israelis, Pressure Swells To Commence Ground War In Gaza http://publicradioeast.org/post/among-israelis-pressure-swells-commence-ground-war-gaza Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>As we mentioned, no Israelis have been killed by rocket fire, but one strike today did cause severe injuries and damage. Around 8:30 in the morning local time, a rocket struck a gas station in Ashdod. One man was sent to the hospital seriously wounded. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports this increases the internal pressure on Israel to stage a ground invasion.<p>ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: A taxi driver Avram Ayash, comes to this gas station every day. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46157 at http://publicradioeast.org The Music — And Mess — In Ben Watt's Long Goodbye To His Father http://publicradioeast.org/post/music-and-mess-ben-watts-long-goodbye-his-father Ben Watt is a singer and DJ, best known for being in the British pop duo Everything but the Girl. Now, he's back with a new album and a book that gives an inside look at his complicated relationship with his parents. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 46159 at http://publicradioeast.org Health Officials Push HIV Prevention Pills http://publicradioeast.org/post/health-officials-push-hiv-prevention-pills The World Health Organization has announced a sweeping new guideline, recommending that all men who have sex with mean take antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a similar recommendation in May. For more on these announcements, Melissa Block speaks with reporter Richard Knox. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 46160 at http://publicradioeast.org