Here and Now on IPR News http://iowapublicradio.org en Jane Goodall Plants 'Seeds Of Hope' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/jane-goodall-plants-seeds-hope Primatologist <strong>Jane Goodall</strong> is known for her groundbreaking work with the chimpanzees in Gombe National Park in Tanzania. But she also has a lifelong love of trees.<p>&#8220;To me, trees are living beings and they have their own sort of personalities,&#8221; she tells <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 39279 at http://iowapublicradio.org Jane Goodall Plants 'Seeds Of Hope' New Military Rules On Hair Create Controversy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-military-rules-hair-create-controversy There are now more than 17,000 signatures on a <a href="http://https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reconsider-changes-ar-670-1-allow-professional-ethnic-hairstyles/BnR900wx" target="_blank">new White House petition</a>, calling on the Obama administration to reconsider new Army regulations about hair and grooming.<p>And the women in the Congressional Black Caucus have also sent a <a href="http://cbc.fudge.house.gov/press-releases/women-members-of-the-cbc-send-letter-to-dod-secretary-hagel-on-unauthorized-hairstyles/" target="_blank">letter</a> to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, to the sam Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 39280 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Military Rules On Hair Create Controversy General Mills' New Privacy Policy Restricts Consumers' Right To Sue http://iowapublicradio.org/post/general-mills-new-privacy-policy-restricts-consumers-right-sue If you download a coupon for Cheerios or Cocoa Puffs, or &#8220;like&#8221; a General Mills product on Facebook, you may be barred from suing the company.<p>General Mills has changed its privacy policy. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 39281 at http://iowapublicradio.org General Mills' New Privacy Policy Restricts Consumers' Right To Sue DJ Sessions: Blurring The Lines Between Rock, Jazz And Classical http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dj-sessions-blurring-lines-between-rock-jazz-and-classical In the latest installment of DJ Sessions, pianist <strong>Christopher O&#8217;Riley</strong> joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson to talk about his favorite group that&#8217;s making waves in the classical community.<p>O&#8217;Riley says <a href="http://www.thebadplus.com/" target="_blank">The Bad Plus</a> is comprised of great composers. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 editor 39217 at http://iowapublicradio.org DJ Sessions: Blurring The Lines Between Rock, Jazz And Classical ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing http://iowapublicradio.org/post/er-doctor-looks-back-year-after-marathon-bombing On this day a year ago, Bostonians got one of their first glimpses into the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, when emergency room physician <strong>Ron Medzon</strong> came on our program.<p>&#8220;It was just one after another after another,” he said of the victims being brought into the hospital. “Every single person had a limb-threatening injury, a life-threatening injury. And I think 20 people came in over 40 minutes, which is just incredible.”<p>Thirteen area hospitals received 180 patients. Emergency rooms turned into MASH units. A year after the marathon bombing, Dr. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 editor 39218 at http://iowapublicradio.org ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing Slow Start To Spring Housing Market http://iowapublicradio.org/post/slow-start-spring-housing-market Usually as the weather heats up, so does the U.S. housing market. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 editor 39219 at http://iowapublicradio.org Boston Marks First Anniversary Of Marathon Bombing http://iowapublicradio.org/post/boston-marks-first-anniversary-marathon-bombing A somber anniversary is being marked in Boston today. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 39171 at http://iowapublicradio.org Boston Marks First Anniversary Of Marathon Bombing 'Philomena' DVD Brings Real Philomena To New Audiences http://iowapublicradio.org/post/philomena-dvd-brings-real-philomena-new-audiences Today, the DVD of the Oscar-nominated film &#8220;Philomena&#8221; is being released. One of the special features contained on the DVD is an interview with the real Philomena Lee. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 39172 at http://iowapublicradio.org Talking Pot With Teens In Colorado http://iowapublicradio.org/post/talking-pot-teens-colorado When Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 back in November of 2012, they set in motion an effort that has focused on setting up a system for people to legally obtain recreational marijuana.<p>But there’s been less attention on how to keep pot away from those who aren’t supposed to use it &#8212; anyone under 21 years of age. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 39173 at http://iowapublicradio.org Talking Pot With Teens In Colorado How To Start Conversations With Total Strangers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-start-conversations-total-strangers Have you ever gone up to an intriguing looking person at a party, tried to start a conversation and froze? Or perhaps you just babbled mundanely about the weather? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 editor 39127 at http://iowapublicradio.org How To Start Conversations With Total Strangers 'Blood Moon' Begins Series Of Lunar Eclipses http://iowapublicradio.org/post/blood-moon-begins-series-lunar-eclipses Stargazers are in for a treat if they&#8217;re willing to stay up late tonight. A rare lunar eclipse known as a blood-moon will begin tomorrow morning at about 2 a.m. Eastern time. The full eclipse will last from about 3 a.m. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 editor 39128 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'Blood Moon' Begins Series Of Lunar Eclipses Development Forces Out Pronghorn Antelope http://iowapublicradio.org/post/development-forces-out-pronghorn-antelope When we think of the American West, we picture wide open spaces. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 editor 39129 at http://iowapublicradio.org Development Forces Out Pronghorn Antelope Father-Son Team To Run One Last Boston Marathon http://iowapublicradio.org/post/father-son-team-run-one-last-boston-marathon Later this month is the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, and this year&#8217;s race is especially significant because it&#8217;s the first time it&#8217;s being run since last year&#8217;s bombing at the finish line. Because of that attack, two people will be taking part in this year&#8217;s Boston Marathon who hadn&#8217;t intended to be there: Dick and Rick Hoyt.<p>For years, some spectators have come out just to see them &#8212; the compact, muscular man and his quadriplegic son, the father running while pushing a wheelchair all 26.2 miles. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:57:00 +0000 editor 38994 at http://iowapublicradio.org Father-Son Team To Run One Last Boston Marathon Central African Republic Plagued By Ethnic Conflict As U.N. Pledges Help http://iowapublicradio.org/post/central-african-republic-plagued-ethnic-conflict-un-pledges-help As Rwanda commemorates the anniversary of the genocide there 20 years ago this week, its neighbor, the Central African Republic, continues to suffer brutal ethnic violence.<p>The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to assemble a peacekeeping force to help stem the C.A.R. conflict.<p><strong>Alexandra Zavis</strong> of the L.A. Times <a href="http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-central-african-republic-un-peacekeepers-20140410,0,6680887.story#axzz2yaWmGiBG" target="_blank">has been covering</a> the story and recently traveled through the country. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:57:00 +0000 editor 38995 at http://iowapublicradio.org Central African Republic Plagued By Ethnic Conflict As U.N. Pledges Help What's Behind The Auto Recall Surge? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/whats-behind-auto-recall-surge BMW is the latest automaker to announce a car recall. Yesterday, the automaker announced it&#8217;s recalling 156,137 luxury cars and SUVs because of possible stalling issues.<p>This comes on the heels of Toyota&#8217;s recall announcement this week, and General Motors&#8217; recent vehicle recall notices. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:57:00 +0000 editor 38996 at http://iowapublicradio.org What's Behind The Auto Recall Surge? Marking The 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act http://iowapublicradio.org/post/marking-50th-anniversary-civil-rights-act This week, U.S. presidents are heading to Austin, Texas, to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the the Civil Rights Act of 1964.<p>Former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are all scheduled to speak in addition to President Obama at the Civil Rights Summit at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.<p>The anniversary not only honors the legislation, but the president behind it, Lyndon B. Johnson. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 editor 38942 at http://iowapublicradio.org DJ Sessions: 'Vibey' And Melodic With Anthony Valadez http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dj-sessions-vibey-and-melodic-anthony-valadez KCRW&#8217;s <strong>Anthony Valadez</strong> joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson for the latest installment of DJ Sessions.<p>From Brooklyn electro-soul duo <a href="http://www.denitiaandsene.com/" target="_blank">Denitia and Sene</a> to Toronto jazz trio <a href="https://badbadnotgood.com/" target="_blank">BadBadNotGood</a>, he brings us &#8220;vibey&#8221; and melodic sounds that might make you want to roll down your car window and drive.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/tag/dj-sessions" target="_blank">More <em>Here & Now< Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 editor 38943 at http://iowapublicradio.org DJ Sessions: 'Vibey' And Melodic With Anthony Valadez Walmart Partners With Wild Oats To Sell Cheaper Organics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/walmart-partners-wild-oats-sell-cheaper-organics Look out, Whole Foods. This month, Walmart will start offering a new line of organics about 25 percent cheaper than the national organic brands it already carries, and those sold by its competitors.<p>The giant retailer is partnering with Wild Oats to bring in a new line of organic products. Wild Oats was a popular health brand in the 1980s and was acquired by Whole Foods in 2007.<p>But the Federal Trade Commission challenged the purchase, saying it was concerned about loss of competition. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 editor 38944 at http://iowapublicradio.org Walmart Partners With Wild Oats To Sell Cheaper Organics Ukulele Sensation Jake Shimabukuro http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ukulele-sensation-jake-shimabukuro <strong>Jake Shimabukuro</strong> started playing ukulele at the age of 4 and soon fell in love with the instrument. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:34:00 +0000 editor 38888 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ukulele Sensation Jake Shimabukuro 20 Injured In Stabbing At Pennsylvania High School http://iowapublicradio.org/post/20-injured-stabbing-pennsylvania-high-school Nineteen students and a security guard were stabbed as the school day began today at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Penn., outside of Pittsburgh. They are expected to survive.<p>Authorities say a student wielding two knives went on a rampage down one hallway in the school and was tackled by the school principal. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:05:00 +0000 editor 38887 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'Heartbleed' Security Flaw Exposes Millions Of Passwords http://iowapublicradio.org/post/heartbleed-security-flaw-exposes-millions-passwords Experts have discovered a major flaw in the security software used by millions of websites. &#8220;Heartbleed,&#8221; as the vulnerability has been dubbed, is a bug that affects OpenSSL, a software that operates about two-thirds of all web servers.<p>OpenSSL is behind many sites that collect personal or financial information such as passwords, credit card info and emails. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:05:00 +0000 editor 38889 at http://iowapublicradio.org Debate Over 'Love Locks' On Paris Bridges http://iowapublicradio.org/post/debate-over-love-locks-paris-bridges &#8220;Love locks&#8221; can be found on bridges from Australia to Italy, and even in U.S. cities like Norfolk, Virginia. The padlocks are latched onto pedestrian bridges and inscribed with vows of love. The keys are tossed into the water below as an testament of unbreakable devotion.<p>No one knows where the practice started, but hundreds of thousands of these locks adorn bridges in Paris. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:46:00 +0000 editor 38820 at http://iowapublicradio.org Debate Over 'Love Locks' On Paris Bridges Bringing The Colorado River Back To Long-Dry Parts Of Mexico http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bringing-colorado-river-back-long-dry-parts-mexico For the first time in almost 20 years, the Colorado River is flowing into northern Mexico through a dam that usually stops it. It’s called a pulse flow &#8212; a temporary release of water.<p>From the <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now</a></em> Contributors Network,<strong> Stina Sieg</strong> of KJZZ traveled to see the effect it’s having on Mexico’s long-barren delta.<p><h4>Reporter</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://kjzz.org/content/3546/stina-sieg" target="_blank">Stina Sieg</a></strong>, senior field correspondent for KJZZ. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:46:00 +0000 editor 38821 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bringing The Colorado River Back To Long-Dry Parts Of Mexico Water Crisis Not Over After West Virginia Chemical Spill http://iowapublicradio.org/post/water-crisis-not-over-after-west-virginia-chemical-spill It&#8217;s been called one of the most serious episodes of drinking water contamination in U.S. history. Four months after thousands of gallons of the coal-washing chemical MCHM spilled from an unregulated above-ground storage tank into the Elk River, many people in and around Charleston, West Virginia, are still using bottled water.<p>Water bans after the Jan. 9 spill lasted as long as nine days in some Charleston communities. But residents continue to report that the water smells like licorice and it has sent people to the emergency room. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:46:00 +0000 editor 38822 at http://iowapublicradio.org Art Imitates Life For Transgender Artists http://iowapublicradio.org/post/art-imitates-life-transgender-artists The Whitney Biennial has been one of the art world&#8217;s hottest shows for new artists.<p>This year, artists <strong>Rhys Ernst</strong> and <strong>Zackary Drucker</strong> are grabbing attention with their photo series, &#8220;Relationship.&#8221;<p>The photos detail their developing relationship and their transitioning bodies, as each travels across the gender spectrum. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:06:00 +0000 editor 38745 at http://iowapublicradio.org Art Imitates Life For Transgender Artists Rwanda Marks Terrible Anniversary http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rwanda-marks-terrible-anniversary Today, Rwanda and the world remember the beginning of one of the bloodiest periods in modern history.<p>It&#8217;s been 20 years since the Rwandan genocide resulted in the massacre of at least 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus in just three months.<p>The BBC’s <strong>Prudent Nsengiyumva</strong> reports from Kigali.<p><em>Note: Please subscribe to the Here & Now <a href="http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5183243" target="_blank">podcast</a> or use the <a href="http://www.wbur.org/listen/smartphone-apps" target="_blank">WBUR mobile app</a> to hear this BBC intervi Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:06:00 +0000 editor 38746 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Mystery Surrounding The Johnson Twins of Tennessee http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mystery-surrounding-johnson-twins-tennessee Residents of Chattanooga, Tenn., are still puzzling over the mystery of Andrew Gary Johnson and Anthony Larry Johnson.<p>Police discovered the decayed bodies of the twin brothers in their home a little over a week ago. But investigators think the brothers &#8212; who were in their early 60s &#8212; died about three years ago.<p>How they died is a mystery.<p>The brothers hadn&#8217;t paid property taxes since 2009, and the county was scheduled to sell the house for back taxes this summer. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:06:00 +0000 editor 38747 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Visit With Renowned Composer John Harbison http://iowapublicradio.org/post/visit-renowned-composer-john-harbison In 2004, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer <strong>John Harbison</strong> released &#8220;Songs America Loves To Sing &#8211; Old and New Music for Winds, Strings and Piano,&#8221; a compilation of recognizable choral preludes with a twist putting the spotlight on the true meanings of the work. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:22:00 +0000 editor 38721 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Visit With Renowned Composer John Harbison George W. Bush The Artist Makes His Formal Debut http://iowapublicradio.org/post/george-w-bush-artist-makes-his-formal-debut Former President George W. Bush has found painting as his new passion to fill the void in his life after he left the White House.<p>In an interview on NBC&#8217;s &#8220;Today&#8221; show, Bush tells his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, &#8220;I paint a lot because, as you know, I&#8217;m a driven person.&#8221;<p>The occasion was to highlight his portraits of world leaders, which he displays at his library in Texas.<p>One is of a grim-looking President Vladimir Putin.<p>Bush says &#8220;I got to know him very well. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:22:00 +0000 editor 38722 at http://iowapublicradio.org George W. Bush The Artist Makes His Formal Debut Earthquake Fear Rises In California http://iowapublicradio.org/post/earthquake-fear-rises-california Geologists say this week&#8217;s huge earthquake in Chile is not directly related to two smaller Los Angeles-area earthquakes and one that struck off the Northern California coast recently, even though California has gone for an unusually long time without a significant quake.<p>In 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco killed 63 and injured more than 3,700 people. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:22:00 +0000 editor 38723 at http://iowapublicradio.org Earthquake Fear Rises In California