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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:29:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 43492 at http://iowapublicradio.org For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can http://iowapublicradio.org/post/kids-immigration-court-legal-counsel-catch-catch-can The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings.<p>The <a href="https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/children-shouldnt-be-left-alone-immigration-court">class-action lawsuit</a> was filed on behalf of eight immigrants — ages 10 to 17 — who the ACLU says have not been able to find a lawyer. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:25:00 +0000 John Burnett 43490 at http://iowapublicradio.org For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood http://iowapublicradio.org/post/calif-cattle-ranch-students-wrangle-meaning-manhood <em>For </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">Men in America</a>"<em> series, NPR's Kelly McEvers sent this report on Deep Springs College — the all-male college that her husband attended, and where he and McEvers have both taught. </em><p>About a hundred years ago, a man named L.L. Nunn was building power plants in the American West. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:52:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 43483 at http://iowapublicradio.org On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opposite-sides-israeli-gaza-border-feeling-same-fears More than 50 Palestinians have been killed and 450 wounded in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/09/330059942/israel-strikes-gaza-again-as-violence-and-death-toll-escalate">Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip</a>. Meanwhile, rockets continue to fly toward Israel from Gaza, but so far, no Israelis have been reported killed.<p>For people living in and around the Gaza Strip, this conflict has turned daily routines upside down. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 43480 at http://iowapublicradio.org On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop http://iowapublicradio.org/post/obama-stumps-colorado-womens-vote-backdrop In Colorado, where President Obama's approval rating is low and the Senate race is tight, Democratic incumbent Mark Udall largely bowed out of the spotlight of the president's visit Wednesday.<p>But as Obama made the rounds speaking about the economy and raising money for Democratic congressional candidates, he also spoke about the women's issues that could be key to Udall's electoral success.<p>At a morning outdoor rally in Denver's Cheesman Park, Obama emphasized just how much is on the line in the midterms.<p>"So far this year, Republicans have blocked or voted down every serious idea to st Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 43479 at http://iowapublicradio.org Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop Clash In Nashville: A Property Battle On Music Row Draws A Crowd http://iowapublicradio.org/post/clash-nashville-property-battle-music-row-draws-crowd News that a Nashville developer is paying $4.4 million for a half-century-old recording studio has sparked a battle in Music City. On one side is singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15294227/ben-folds" target="_blank">Ben Folds</a>, inspired by the musical history made in that studio. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:19:00 +0000 editor 43482 at http://iowapublicradio.org Clash In Nashville: A Property Battle On Music Row Draws A Crowd Amid Bloodshed, Brotherhood: Links Forged From Iraq's Game Of Rings http://iowapublicradio.org/post/amid-bloodshed-brotherhood-links-forged-iraqs-game-rings In Iraq, a Ramadan game called Mheibbis brings even Sunnis and Shiites together in peaceful competition. A ring game traditionally played between neighborhoods during the holy month, Mheibbis has offered men the opportunity to break Baghdad's tension and offer messages of unity and brotherhood — even between rival sects. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 43476 at http://iowapublicradio.org Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor http://iowapublicradio.org/post/corruption-convictions-spell-10-year-sentence-former-nola-mayor Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>A federal judge has sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to 10 years in prison for corruption conviction. The sentence was lighter than what prosecutors were seeking for the former two-term Democrat. NPR's Debbie Elliott covered Nagin's trial earlier this year, and she joins us now to talk about today's sentencing. Debbie, first remind us of what Ray Nagin was convicted of back in February.<p>DEBBIE ELLIOT, BYLINE: Well, a New Orleans jury found him guilty of 20 of the 21 federal corruption counts he was facing. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 43470 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin http://iowapublicradio.org/post/plight-mosuls-museum-iraqi-antiquities-risk-ruin Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. As Sunni insurgents have swept through Iraq seizing cities, they've also begun destroying ancient artifacts. Shrines, tombs and statues that the group ISIS believes are against Islam. Present day Iraq was once Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and considered the cradle of civilization. Now there's great concern that antiquities and archaeological sites will be wiped out. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 43471 at http://iowapublicradio.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Weight Away From Low-Level Marijuana Cases http://iowapublicradio.org/post/brooklyn-da-shifts-weight-away-low-level-marijuana-cases Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. The district attorney of Brooklyn, New York has announced that his office will not prosecute most low-level marijuana cases. Kenneth Thompson explained his decision by saying, we are pouring money and effort into an endeavor that produces no public safety benefit for the community. And DA Thompson joins me now to talk about the new policy. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 43474 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Collective Anguish Of The Brazilian Defeat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/collective-anguish-brazilian-defeat Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And now on to Sao Paulo, where NPR South America correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro caught the game at a bar. And, Lourdes, I assume there is collective anguish, albeit very loud anguish right now. What's the mood?<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: Well, I think people are drowning their sorrows in this bar. And I think anguish is absolutely the right word. I think you could also use the word despair, shock, horror. People have told me this surpassed even the worst imaginings of their most pessimistic friends. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 43429 at http://iowapublicradio.org To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teaching-family-skills-tackle-poverty After a half-century of the War on Poverty, an anti-poverty agency in Ohio has concluded that decades of assistance alone just hasn't changed lives. Instead, it says, the ongoing breakdown of the family is to blame.<p>"You're seeing the same people come year after year, and in some cases generation to generation. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 43431 at http://iowapublicradio.org To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along Against 'Islamic State' Militants, Treasury May Need To Try New Tools http://iowapublicradio.org/post/against-islamic-state-militants-treasury-may-need-try-new-tools In the fight against terrorist organizations, one weapon has been effective in the past: cutting off their funding.<p>Terrorist groups tend to get their money from outside donors or charities. But the Islamic State, the group that now controls huge areas of Syria and Iraq, doesn't get its money that way. So the methods the U.S. Treasury has used to fight terrorist groups in the past won't work as well.<p>Right after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration created an intelligence unit within the Treasury Department. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 43421 at http://iowapublicradio.org In One-Sided Semifinal, Germany Hands Brazil A Devastating Loss http://iowapublicradio.org/post/half-hour-germany-begins-its-rout-brazil Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The images out of Brazil right now are of fans in tears, faces with looks of disbelief, hands covering mouths in shock. In the first of two semifinal World Cup matches, the home team is losing and it's losing big. Germany is leading 5-0. Let's go to NPR's Tom Goldman in Rio de Janeiro. Tom, what's the scene where you are in Rio?<p>TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Well, I can tell you the scene right now is a lot different than it was earlier today, Robert. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 43422 at http://iowapublicradio.org What Looks Like Overcharging By Your Hospital Might Not Be http://iowapublicradio.org/post/what-looks-overcharging-your-hospital-might-not-be Despite concerns first raised a few years ago, hospitals do not seem to be abusing their electronic data systems to generate bigger bills and boost their income — at least according to authors of a large study released Tuesday. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Eric Whitney 43416 at http://iowapublicradio.org Early Vote Tallies Speed The Sparring Between Afghan Candidates http://iowapublicradio.org/post/early-vote-tallies-speed-sparring-between-afghan-candidates Preliminary voting tallies in the Afghan presidential election, released Monday, did little to ease a brewing political crisis. The losing candidate continued to claim fraud, declaring himself the winner instead. Meanwhile, the U.S. is warning of a power grab. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 43413 at http://iowapublicradio.org For Prison Reform Critics, Jail Cells Spell Hope To Kick Addiction http://iowapublicradio.org/post/prison-reform-critics-jail-cells-spell-hope-kick-addiction Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Now the pushback against prison reform. America's prison population has begun to decline, thanks to reform efforts that are being embraced in some very red states. Texas has been leading the pack, changing its system to divert more offenders away from prison and into drug treatment and work-release programs. Still, not everyone is on board, especially when you start talking about eliminating prison time for drug offenders. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 43414 at http://iowapublicradio.org In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero http://iowapublicradio.org/post/little-engine-could-some-see-early-feminist-hero "Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong."<p>The beloved tale of the little blue engine — who helps bring a broken-down train of toys to the good little boys and girls on the other side of the mountain — has been chugging along for a very long time. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 43412 at http://iowapublicradio.org In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teen-tries-be-parent-his-own-dad-never-was <em>This story is part of </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america" target="_blank">Men in America</a>"<em> series. </em><p>Marvin Ramos found out he was going to be a father when his girlfriend, Stephanie, called him during a basketball game. He says he sat down on a bench and looked up at the sky. He was 16. Stephanie was 19.<p>When his daughter, Hailey, was born, Ramos was overwhelmed. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43358 at http://iowapublicradio.org Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was Afghan Election Numbers Come With A Warning: Results Not Final http://iowapublicradio.org/post/afghan-election-numbers-come-warning-results-not-final Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. Today, Afghans are one step closer to knowing who their next president will be. More than three weeks after voters went to the polls, election officials announced that candidate Ashraf Ghani has a wide lead. But Ghani is not out of the woods yet. The election process now enters an appeals phase that is sure to be contentious before the final results are announced on July 24. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 43360 at http://iowapublicradio.org Post-Apocalyptic World Falls Flat In 'California' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/post-apocalyptic-world-falls-flat-california Edan Lepucki's debut, <em>California</em>, sold thousands of copies even before the official publication date <a href="http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/iywdca/amazon-s-scorched-earth-tactics-and-edan-lepucki-s--california-">when talk-show host<strong> </strong>Stephen Colbert urged readers to pre-order</a> it from a national independent chain as a protest against the "books-and-everything else" giant, Amazon. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 editor 43362 at http://iowapublicradio.org Post-Apocalyptic World Falls Flat In 'California' We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/we-asked-you-answered-going-extremes-disconnect-vacation Summer is a great time to take a break from some of the stressors in our lives. For many of us, that stress is brought on by too much screen time and the pressure to stay connected.<p>A few weeks ago, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/23/324892657/digital-detox-step-one-step-away-from-the-phone">we asked you</a> to send us <em>your</em> stories of digital detoxing — putting down the smartphone, avoiding email and staying off social media. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:29:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43346 at http://iowapublicradio.org We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation Nil-ism In America: When You Stare At The Pitch, The Pitch Stares Back http://iowapublicradio.org/post/nil-ism-america-when-you-stare-pitch-pitch-stares-back Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Now a word in support of nothing - zero, zip - which is to say a word against nil. And it's creeping penetration of American-English thanks to the World Cup. Nil is a contracted scrap of Latin that survives in a few common bits of American-English. We might say the chances of something happening are next to nil. Headline writers always in need of very short words sometimes use nil. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 editor 43354 at http://iowapublicradio.org Between Stress And Poor Health, A Two-Way Street Tread By Many http://iowapublicradio.org/post/between-stress-and-poor-health-two-way-street-tread-many Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>So a lot of what we know about stress and health comes from an unlikely source. But how big a health problem is stress? Our new poll has some surprising answers. First, it shows serious stress is very common. Half of our respondents told us they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, and more than a quarter said they've experienced a great deal of stress in the past month. Joining us from New Hampshire to talk about the health implications of this is reporter Richard Knox. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:07:00 +0000 editor 43355 at http://iowapublicradio.org Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/programs-target-poverty-obamas-five-promise-zones Five areas across the country have been designated as "Promise Zones" by the federal government. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43306 at http://iowapublicradio.org Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones' The Life And Death Of 'The Internet's Own Boy' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/life-and-death-internets-own-boy <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvsxnOg0bJY</p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43305 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Life And Death Of 'The Internet's Own Boy' Years After 'The Killing Moon,' Echo & The Bunnymen Still At It http://iowapublicradio.org/post/years-after-killing-moon-echo-bunnymen-still-it The band Echo & The Bunnymen has released its first new album in five years, called Meteorites. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with frontman Ian McCulloch about the release. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 43302 at http://iowapublicradio.org Increasing Use Of Oil Trains Inspires Backlash From States http://iowapublicradio.org/post/increasing-use-oil-trains-inspires-backlash-states Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Kelly McEvers. A year ago today, a train carrying crude oil exploded near a small town in Quebec. The fire from the explosion engulfed the downtown area and killed nearly 50 people. The accident drew more attention to the fact that railroads are fast becoming the preferred way to ship crude oil from booming North Dakota to major markets on the coast. We'll hear next about how some states and neighborhoods where these oil tanker trains pass through are saying they don't want them in their backyards. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 43303 at http://iowapublicradio.org Six Israeli Youths Arrested In Death Of Palestinian Teen http://iowapublicradio.org/post/six-israeli-youths-arrested-death-palestinian-teen Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Israel arrested six Israeli Jewish suspects today in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian teenager. It's the first major development in a case that's sparked riots in Jerusalem and Arab towns in Israel. The teenager was seized from his home in East Jerusalem last week, and his charred body was found in a nearby forest. Officials say the autopsy shows he was burned to death.<p>The killing took place just hours after the burial of three Israeli teens who were kidnapped and killed in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 43304 at http://iowapublicradio.org More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants http://iowapublicradio.org/post/more-municipalities-deny-federal-requests-wont-detain-immigrants Before immigrants get deported, they are sometimes held temporarily by local law enforcement at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. But cities across the country, including Philadelphia, are saying they will no longer fully cooperate with that plan.<p>Offenses including traffic stops and felonies can lead to deportation for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally — or even those who are legal permanent residents. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:26:00 +0000 Emma Jacobs 43280 at http://iowapublicradio.org More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants