Weekend Edition on Wyoming Public Radio http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/native-stories-alaska-give-gamers-something-play Until recently, no video games on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. A group of Alaskan natives have partnered with a game developer to change that.<p>Their game is called Never Alone, and its creators hope it will set a new standard in video game development.<p>As in movies, native characters in video games tend toward stereotype. Few of them are heroes, but this game is different. Never Alone is based on a traditional story known as Kanuk Sayuka and the experiences of Alaska elders, storytellers and youth. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:21:00 +0000 editor 63248 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/kurdish-forces-say-theyre-waiting-us-weapons Iraq's ethnic Kurds are longtime U.S. allies and have put up the toughest resistance to the Sunni extremists in the so-called Islamic State that has captured swaths or Iraq's north and west.<p>They're getting help from U.S. air strikes, but also need heavier weapons of their own to match the firepower of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Weapons have been promised by the U.S. and other countries, but getting them through the central government in Baghdad has hampered the mission, according to Kurdish commanders.<p>"We have heard weapons are coming, but so far we haven't seen any. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 63245 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/even-police-body-cameras-can-lose-sight-truth Ferguson, Mo., found a degree of civic calm this week after days and nights of angry clashes between protestors and the police.<p>Now the city is working to restore trust with residents after a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 63246 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uber-greases-wheel-obamas-old-campaign-manager President Obama's former campaign manager has gone to work for Uber. The ride-sharing start-up based in San Francisco has hired David Plouffe in hope that the political strategist who helped elect a president can steer the company through a thicket of local regulatory disputes.<p>This new power couple raises some questions:<p><strong>Why does Uber need one of the best political strategists in the country?</strong><p>First off, they can afford him. The company is valued at $18 billion. NPR tried to find out what Plouffe is getting paid, but Uber won't say.<p>They need the muscle, though. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:56:00 +0000 editor 63244 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager Little League And College Football: The Week In Sports http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/little-league-and-college-football-week-sports <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=Little+League+And+College+Football%3A+The+Week+In+Sports&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MDY4MDEyMTY4NDA3MzI3YjkzMw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>And so good now to turn to sports. And where's a sports fan to turn this weekend today in Williamsport, PA? Kids from the South Side of Chicago play kids from near the Sunset Strip in Las Vegas for the Little League World Series U.S. championship. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 63238 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Educators Say Students Need To Talk About Ferguson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/educators-say-students-need-talk-about-ferguson <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=Educators+Say+Students+Need+To+Talk+About+Ferguson&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MDY4MDEyMTY4NDA3MzI3YjkzMw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>The news out of Ferguson, Missouri has been getting attention across the country for weeks now. Town meetings have been called. Ministers, priests, rabbis and moms have been addressing it. The Ferguson story occurs just as many students are headed back to school. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 63239 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department! http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/nashville-african-americans-join-your-police-dept <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Nashville Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.wpln.org/">http://www.wpln.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Nashville+To+African-Americans%3A+Join+Your+Police+Department%21&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDA0NzIzMDEzMTM3NjQ4NzBhNjYxZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Conversations are also taking place among people who want to prevent a repeat of what's happened in Missouri. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 63233 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/war-takes-heavy-toll-residents-eastern-ukraine A simple car ride across eastern Ukraine reveals just how much of the vast agricultural and industrial region Ukrainian authorities have wrested back from pro-Russian separatists.<p>The evidence lies right outside the car window. Towns and villages that as recently as a few weeks ago displayed Russian and rebel flags on every conceivable surface now bear only the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:02:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhardi Nelson 62914 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tensions-reignite-ferguson-between-police-protesters <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=Tensions+Reignite+In+Ferguson+Between+Police%2C+Protesters&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMTk5OTQ0MDEzNDkxMDYyMDQ2MjdiMw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:05:00 +0000 editor 62905 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A Little League Star, A New Commissioner: The Week In Sports http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/little-league-star-new-commissioner-week-sports <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=A+Little+League+Star%2C+A+New+Commissioner%3A+The+Week+In+Sports&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxNDU5MDEyOTc4NzE4ODNhY2Q3ZQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>I can't wait. Time for sports. And you know what our sports lead is today? - the Little League World Series. And a 13-year-old star has already been born. Oh, yeah, major league baseball has a new commissioner. And the WNBA playoffs are upon us. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:05:00 +0000 editor 62910 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Remembering The Highs And Lows Of Robin Williams http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/remembering-highs-and-lows-robin-williams Why can't some of the people who seem to bring the most joy into this world find it for themselves?<p>The death of Robin Williams, by his own hand, in his own home, possibly after he learned he was in the early stages of Parkinson's, caused a lot of people to ask that question this week.<p>President Obama said, "He arrived in our lives as an alien," referring to Williams' first star turn as Mork, from the planet Ork. But it also reminds us how Williams could see the world from the outside, as some extraordinary talents do. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:05:00 +0000 Scott Simon 62911 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Remembering The Highs And Lows Of Robin Williams Exasperating Detour Drives One Brit To Build His Own Road http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/exasperating-detour-drives-one-brit-build-his-own-road <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7FpxaGrqw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eg4aQTSxjY</p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 14:08:00 +0000 NPR Staff 62589 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Exasperating Detour Drives One Brit To Build His Own Road Perry And Cruz Do The Presidential Candidacy Dance http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/perry-and-cruz-do-presidential-candidacy-dance It's the presidential race no one is talking about. Two Texas political stars are testing the waters for a run in 2016 — without mentioning it, of course.<p>Potential Republican candidates Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry spoke Friday at the annual meeting sponsored by the conservative website RedState, and both danced around the candidacy question.<p>Three years ago, at RedState's South Carolina get-together, Perry announced his 2012 presidential bid. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Lauren Silverman 62587 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Perry And Cruz Do The Presidential Candidacy Dance Effort To Preserve Yiddish Works Not 'Bupkes' http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/effort-preserve-yiddish-works-not-bupkes The preservation of Yiddish as a spoken language gets more attention, but Yiddish once had a vibrant written tradition as well.<p>Plays, poetry, novels, political tracts — all were published in Yiddish until the Holocaust. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:49:00 +0000 Jon Kalish 62586 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Effort To Preserve Yiddish Works Not 'Bupkes' Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love, Murder And Brazilian Law http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/letter-beyond-grave-tale-love-murder-and-brazilian-law The story of Lenira de Oliveira and her dead lover's letter is a tale of Brazil. It's a story of love, jealousy, forgiveness, life after death and the criminal court system. And it's true — though it sounds like fiction.<p>It sounds, in particular, like the work of the late Gabriel Garcia-Marquez.<p>The novelist once said that the inspiration for his books came from daily life in his region. "Surrealism runs through the streets," <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1973/01/the-yellow-trolley-car-in-barcelona-and-other-visions/360848/">he said</a>. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 62585 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love, Murder And Brazilian Law Hate Crimes Against Jews On The Rise In Europe http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hate-crimes-against-jews-rise-europe <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=Hate+Crimes+Against+Jews+On+The+Rise+In+Europe&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:51:00 +0000 editor 62574 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Undocumented Drivers Wary Of License Program http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/undocumented-drivers-wary-license-program <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=Undocumented+Drivers+Wary+Of+License+Program&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:51:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 62575 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org With First Female Assistant Coach, Spurs Lead A Cultural Shift http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/first-female-assistant-coach-spurs-lead-cultural-shift <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=With+First+Female+Assistant+Coach%2C+Spurs+Lead+A+Cultural+Shift&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Lourdes Garcia-Navarro. Time now for sports. Scott Simon is away this week so no talk of the Cubs. But B.J. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:51:00 +0000 editor 62581 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sanctions-target-russian-oil-will-persuade-putin Both the United States and Europe announced <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/29/336324858/white-house-threatens-more-russian-sanctions-as-kerry-decries-ukrainian-rebels">new economic sanctions</a> this week against Russia for its role in the conflict in Ukraine. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:23:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 62251 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin? No Lie: Shakira's 'Hips' Gets An Oxford Makeover http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/no-lie-shakiras-hips-gets-oxford-makeover <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRWVMPnByzo</p> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 14:15:00 +0000 editor 62250 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org No Lie: Shakira's 'Hips' Gets An Oxford Makeover What If 'Gone With The Wind' Had This Ending, Instead? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/what-if-gone-end-had-ending-instead <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=What+If+%27Gone+With+The+Wind%27+Had+This+Ending%2C+Instead%3F+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Here's a scrap of alternative history that never came to be. "Gone With the Wind" ends with Scarlett O'Hara asking Rhett Butler, Rhett, Rhett, Rhett, if you go, where shall I go? What shall I do? Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:34:00 +0000 editor 62248 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Comedian Irwin Corey Turns 100 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/comedian-irwin-corey-turns-100 <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=Comedian+Irwin+Corey+Turns+100&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Professor Irwin Corey is known as the world's foremost authority.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF FILM)<p>IRWIN COREY: Based on the state of inertia developing a centripetal force which is used as a catalyst more than a catalytic agent.<p>SIMON: He's a comedian. I hope that was obvious. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:34:00 +0000 editor 62249 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Egypt's Shifting Role As Mideast Mediator http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/egypts-shifting-role-mideast-mediator <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=Egypt%27s+Shifting+Role+As+Mideast+Mediator&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Israel and Gaza continue to exchange fire today. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:34:00 +0000 editor 62247 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrel-bomb-attacks-devastate-iraqi-families Human rights groups are accusing the Iraqi government of indiscriminate bombing. Baghdad officials deny that and note they're fighting a Sunni insurgency that commits mass executions and suicide bombings.<p>Yet rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs — the crude weapons made famous in Syria's current conflict. Barrel bombs are illegal and indiscriminate explosives, packed in things like oil drums or gas cylinders.<p>Hospitals haven't been spared. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:14:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 61925 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families NFL Faces Criticism Over Ray Rice Suspension From Ravens http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/nfl-faces-criticism-over-ray-rice-suspension-ravens <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=NFL+Faces+Criticism+Over+Ray+Rice+Suspension+From+Ravens&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Oh, my favorite tune lots of sports news. Alas - most of it away from the playing field this week. Pleased to be joined now by Kavitha Davidson, sports columnist for Bloomberg View. She joins us from the studios of the Radio Foundation in New York City. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 editor 61917 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase' http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bel-kaufman-took-us-down-staircase <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=Bel+Kaufman+Took+Us+%27Up+The+Down+Staircase%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Bel Kaufman was a substitute teacher who bounced between public high schools in New York because her Ukrainian accent was considered a little thick. She liked to tell a story about a student who came in late. Welcome back, I said. What happened - did you rob a bank? Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 Scott Simon 61918 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Dressing Up As A T-Rex Is All Part Of The Job http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dressing-t-rex-all-part-job <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=Dressing+Up+As+A+T-Rex+Is+All+Part+Of+The+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Our theme music is by B.J. Leiderman. This summer, we're profiling young people with unusual jobs. So let's introduce to you now to a man who gets paid full-time to dress up as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:15:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 61916 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bobby Patterson's 'Got More Soul,' Heart And Spirit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bobby-pattersons-got-more-soul-heart-and-spirit <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=Bobby+Patterson%27s+%27Got+More+Soul%2C%27+Heart+And+Spirit&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTExMzYxMDEzMTU0MTU2MDdlYjM2Nw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>When it comes to music, Bobby Patterson is an old soul.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF A SONG, "I GOT MORE SOUL")<p>BOBBY PATTERSON: (Singing) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Someone get the hose from Ms. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 editor 61909 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 'Back Channel' Turns Up White House Intrigue http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/back-channel-turns-white-house-intrigue <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=%27Back+Channel%27+Turns+Up+White+House+Intrigue&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTExMzYxMDEzMTU0MTU2MDdlYjM2Nw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. When Stephen Carter's new novel opens, President Kennedy is alone in a bedroom with the beautiful intern. Did I say this was a novel? Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 editor 61910 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org If All The Ice Melts, What Happens To Hockey? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/if-all-ice-melts-what-happens-hockey <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=If+All+The+Ice+Melts%2C+What+Happens+To+Hockey%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 editor 61911 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org