Here and Now on Wyoming Public Radio http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/boxing-attracts-more-would-be-fighters Who boxes nowadays? Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 61634 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/chinese-buyers-snap-real-estate-us Foreign buyers have helped boost luxury real estate prices in places such as Manhattan for several years now. But that trend may soon push into non-luxury markets across the United States.<p>The real estate website Zillow soon plans to publish its for-sale listings in Mandarin. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 61635 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S. Crash Investigation Expert Weighs In On Flight MH17 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/crash-investigation-expert-weighs-flight-mh17 There are still many questions and few answers related to the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that crashed Thursday, killing all 298 passengers aboard. The commercial airliner may have been shot down by a missile along the Russian and Ukraine border.<p><strong>Jim Hall</strong>, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the steps that would normally be taken after a plane crash.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.hallassoc.net/Staff/managing%20par Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 61636 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Crash Investigation Expert Weighs In On Flight MH17 Deborah Harkness Brings Her 'All Souls' Trilogy To A Close http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deborah-harkness-brings-her-all-souls-trilogy-close In 2011, University of Southern California history professor <strong>Deborah Harkness</strong> introduced readers to professor and reluctant witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont in &#8220;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Witches-Novel-Souls-Trilogy/dp/0143119680/?tag=wburorg-20" target="_blank">A Discovery of Witches</a>.&#8221;<p>It was the first in what has come to be called her &#8220;<a href="http://deborahharkness.com/all-souls-trilogy/" target="_blank">All Souls Trilogy</a>.&#8221;<p>Harkness tells <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;< Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 editor 61429 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Deborah Harkness Brings Her 'All Souls' Trilogy To A Close District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/district-profile-environmental-issues-come-head-coal-country As President Obama announces new actions on climate change, a tight congressional race in southern West Virginia coal country is bringing environmental issues to the forefront.<p>In West Virginia&#8217;s third congressional district, Evan Jenkins, a Republican state senator, will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall, who&#8217;s been in office since 1977.<p><strong>Jessica Lilly</strong>, southern West Virginia bureau chief for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, has been covering the race and joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson to Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 editor 61430 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country Company Experiments With 3D-Printed Car http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/company-experiments-3d-printed-car 3D printers are capable of producing a variety of consumer products, from children’s toys to prosthetic limbs. Now, a company in the Phoenix area is trying to take the technology to the next level with cars. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 editor 61431 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Company Experiments With 3D-Printed Car Fighting Between Hamas And Israel Continues http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fighting-between-hamas-and-israel-continues Hope for a ceasefire in the Middle East ended today as Israel resumed airstrikes in Gaza. Palestinian officials say more than 190 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes so far. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 61363 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fighting Between Hamas And Israel Continues Tobacco Merger: Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tobacco-merger-reynolds-american-buy-lorillard The tobacco giant Reynolds American agreed today to buy its rival, Lorillard, bringing together two of the country&#8217;s biggest tobacco producers at a weakening time for the industry.<p>The deal, worth an estimated $27.4 billion, is expected to reshape the tobacco industry amid a longtime decline in smoking among Americans due to smoking bans, health concerns and social stigma.<p>The Wall Street Journal&#8217;s <strong>Jason Bellini</strong> and <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson discuss what the merger of two of the nation&#8217;s oldest and Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 61364 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tobacco Merger: Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard 'Rocks Off': The Stones Keep Rolling http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rocks-stones-keep-rolling Last summer we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones.<p>Now Keith Richards and Mick Jagger and the rest of the band are rocking in their 51st year. The Stones just put the finishing touches on a European tour and they will play shows in Australia and New Zealand in the fall.<p><strong>Bill Janovitz</strong>, from the band Buffalo Tom, is one of the Stones&#8217; most devoted fans. He has written two books about the band. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 editor 61362 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 'Rocks Off': The Stones Keep Rolling DJ Sessions: Golden Summer Oldies http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dj-sessions-golden-summer-oldies Today we&#8217;re listening to summer oldies with DJ <strong>Mike Haile</strong>, more commonly known by his DJ moniker “Mike in the Morning,” at <a href="http://www.whms.com/" target="_blank">WHMS</a> in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 61308 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DJ Sessions: Golden Summer Oldies Nobel Prize-Winning Author Nadine Gordimer Dies http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/nobel-prize-winning-author-nadine-gordimer-dies Nadine Gordimer, a South African author who won the Nobel Prize for novels that explored the cost of racial conflict in apartheid-era South Africa, has died at the age of 90. The African National Congress declares they have lost an &#8220;unmatched literary giant.&#8221;<p>Gordimer wrote in startling detail about the poverty and institutionalized racism that blacks faced under the apartheid system. But it wasn&#8217;t politics that moved her to write. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 61309 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Nobel Prize-Winning Author Nadine Gordimer Dies FCC Approves Plan To Increase Wi-Fi Access http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fcc-approves-plan-increase-wifi-access The Federal Communications Commission has approved a plan to spend $2 billion to increase wireless service in schools and libraries across the country.<p>FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said at a hearing last week that because of the plan, &#8220;ten million kids will be connected next year who otherwise wouldn&#8217;t.&#8221;<p>Not all find the plan beneficial. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 61310 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Thoughts On Neighbors In Summertime http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/thoughts-neighbors-summertime When the weather is warm and the days long, we often get a chance to see and talk to our neighbors more often than we do when winter&#8217;s cold keeps people indoors.<p>Of the range of people you can know in the world, the neighbor occupies a curious spot.<p>From the <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now</a></em> Contributors Network, <a href="http://nhpr.org/people/sean-hurley" target="_blank">Sean Hurley</a> of New Hampshire Public Radio has these thoughts on what he&#8217;s learned about the people who live near him.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/helicopter-barn" Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:24:00 +0000 editor 61193 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Thoughts On Neighbors In Summertime GMO Bananas Must Pass Their First Test http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gmo-bananas-must-pass-their-first-test Volunteers in Iowa are getting a great deal &#8212; $900 for eating a banana. It’s part of a human feeding experiment to test genetically-engineered bananas.<p>Researchers hope that blood drawn from the volunteers will show higher levels of vitamin A, so the bananas can head to Uganda, where bananas are a staple and vitamin A deficiency is widespread.<p>NPR’s <strong>Dan Charles</strong> joins <em><a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about the experiment, and what this may mean for fortified produce.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://www.npr.or Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:24:00 +0000 editor 61194 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org GMO Bananas Must Pass Their First Test On Stage: The Colorado Black Arts Festival http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/stage-colorado-black-arts-festival &#8220;On Stage&#8221; is our look at what&#8217;s happening on the boards across the country, from comedy shows to celebrations of slices of American life.<p>Today, we turn to the Colorado Black Arts Festival, kicking off in Denver today. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:24:00 +0000 editor 61195 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org On Stage: The Colorado Black Arts Festival As Quadruple Amputee Awaits Arm Transplant, Identical Twin Waits As Well http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/quadruple-amputee-awaits-arm-transplant-identical-twin-waits-well <strong>Will Lautzenheiser</strong>, a former teacher at Boston University, had just started teaching film at Montana State University three years ago when he lost all four limbs to a group A streptococcal infection.<p>It was shattering for Will, but also for his identical twin <strong>Tom <strong>Lautzenheiser</strong></strong>. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:53:00 +0000 editor 61156 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org As Quadruple Amputee Awaits Arm Transplant, Identical Twin Waits As Well What LeBron James' Upcoming Decision Says About NBA Economics http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/what-lebron-james-upcoming-decision-says-about-nba-economics LeBron James, considered by many to be the best player in basketball right now, is deciding where he&#8217;ll play next year, after his contract with the Miami Heat comes to an end.<p><strong>Derek Thompson</strong> joins <a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Jeremy Hobson to talk about the economics of the NBA, including player contract negotiations.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/derek-thompson/" target="_blank">Derek Thompson</a></strong>, senior editor for The Atlantic. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 editor 61157 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org What LeBron James' Upcoming Decision Says About NBA Economics Oil Train Workers Raise Questions About Safety http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/oil-train-workers-raise-questions-about-safety Crude oil shipments by rail increased by more than 80 percent, nationally, last year. Most of it is coming from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. That crude is more flammable than other types of oil, and has been shown to catch fire and explode when trains derail.<p>More than 15 trains of Bakken oil move through some parts of the Northwest each week, en route to refineries and terminals in Washington and Oregon.<p>Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway transports the majority of that oil. The company regularly touts its commitment to safety. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 editor 61158 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Oil Train Workers Raise Questions About Safety Medal Of Honor Recipient Reflects On Honor And Loss http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/medal-honor-recipient-reflects-honor-and-loss The Battle of Wanat is one of the bloodiest battles of the war in Afghanistan. Nine American soldiers were killed and more than two dozen were wounded when hundreds of insurgents assaulted the Army outpost they were building in Waygal Valley on July 13, 2008. It was just after 4 o’clock that morning when the American soldiers were blasted with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades and hand grenades.<p><div class="pullquote" style="">&#8220;It belongs to every man there that day and I&#8217;ll accept it on behalf of the team. It&#8217;s not mine.&#8221;</div><p>Sgt. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:02:00 +0000 editor 61062 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Medal Of Honor Recipient Reflects On Honor And Loss YA Novel 'Say What You Will' Draws Inspiration From Teens With Disabilities http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ya-novel-say-what-you-will-draws-inspiration-teens-disabilities When author Cammie McGovern&#8217;s oldest son was diagnosed with autism, she looked for an outlet where he could be with other children with similar difficulties. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:48:00 +0000 editor 61061 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org YA Novel 'Say What You Will' Draws Inspiration From Teens With Disabilities Citigroup And Justice Department Reportedly Near Deal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/citigroup-and-justice-department-reportedly-near-deal Citigroup and the Justice Department are reportedly closing in on a $7 billion deal that would settle allegations that the bank sold shoddy mortgages in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis.<p>The deal is expected to be announced in the next week and comes after months of tense negotiations between the bank and government officials &#8212; negotiations that became so tense that in June, the Justice Department threatened to sue if the bank did not agree to the government’s proposed penalty.<p>The settlement may fall short of that demand, but the bank may be paying more than once expected. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:48:00 +0000 editor 61063 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Citigroup And Justice Department Reportedly Near Deal Selfies Endanger Tour De France Riders http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/selfies-endanger-tour-de-france-riders The world&#8217;s most storied bicycle competition, the Tour de France, has been imperiled by spectators trying to take selfies.<p>Riders have taken to social media with pleas for fans to show restraint, since fans turning their backs on the race to take photos are unaware of where the riders are and how fast they may be going.<p><em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young speaks with <strong>Bill Strickland</strong>, interim editor of Bicycling magazine about the phenomenon and get his take on this year&#8217;s race.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://instagram.c Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 editor 61014 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Selfies Endanger Tour De France Riders Baseball Fans Lukewarm To Variable Ticket Prices http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/baseball-fans-lukewarm-variable-ticket-prices Baseball fans in many cities, including Kansas City, can no longer count on the price of single game tickets during the season. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 editor 61015 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Baseball Fans Lukewarm To Variable Ticket Prices Time Travel For The Everyday Adventurer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/time-travel-everyday-adventurer This summer, consider going on a journey of a different kind – a trip through time. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 editor 61016 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Time Travel For The Everyday Adventurer Little Library Causes Big Zoning Controversy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/little-library-causes-big-zoning-controversy <em>Note: See an update on this story <a href="http://nprhereandnow.tumblr.com/post/91149246273/from-on-top-of-his-milk-crate-9-year-old-spencer" target="_blank">here</a>.</em><p class="sep"><p>City leaders in Leawood, Kansas tonight will take up 9-year-old <strong>Spencer Collins</strong>&#8216; Little Free Library.<p>The boy had put up a slightly larger than a birdfeeder box containing a free book exchange in his front yard, but a neighbor complained it was an eyesore and &#8220;an illegal detached structure&#8221; that violated the town&#8217;s zoning ordinances.<p>The city originally told Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 60938 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Little Library Causes Big Zoning Controversy Ukrainian Parliamentarian: Ukraine 'A Test' For Europe And Russia http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ukrainian-parliamentarian-ukraine-test-europe-and-russia <strong>Olga Bielkova</strong>, a member of Ukraine&#8217;s parliament says, &#8220;what is happening between us and Russia right now is a threat to the whole of Europe; Russia is just testing grounds for what it could to do other countries.&#8221;<p>Bielkova told <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson that Ukraine is better prepared to take on pro-Russian separatists, and she thinks that the government will begin winning hearts in Eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian sentiment runs strong.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://belkova.com/ Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 60939 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org GoPro Spawns New Category Of Wearable Cameras http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gopro-spawns-new-category-wearable-cameras GoPro stock options began trading today, less than two weeks after it went public. The company, which makes wearable point-of-view action cameras, has come a long way since it was born 10 years ago. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 60940 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org GoPro Spawns New Category Of Wearable Cameras Ben Franklin's Not-So-Famous Sister http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ben-franklins-not-so-famous-sister Ben Franklin is arguably the most famous American ever. His youngest sister Jane is mostly lost to history. But a Harvard historian found her in the letters she and her brother exchanged over their long lives.<p>They were called Benny and Jenny, and Benny wrote more letters to Jenny than he did to anyone else. Most of his survive; many of her&#8217;s do not.<p>But <strong>Jill Lepore</strong> finds a life unknown in those that do. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:10:00 +0000 editor 60843 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org On Stage: Orlando Story Club http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/stage-orlando-story-club In today&#8217;s &#8220;On Stage&#8221; segment, we look at the art of storytelling, which has taken off in venues across the country.<p>We go to Orlando, Florida, and the <a href="http://www.orlandostoryclub.com" target="_blank">Orlando Story Club</a>. The club was co-founded by South African-born <strong>Robin Cowie</strong>, who has a background in bringing powerful stories to life as a former Hollywood producer. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:10:00 +0000 editor 60844 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org On Stage: Orlando Story Club Dow Jones Closes At An All-Time High http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dow-jones-closes-all-time-high The cherry on top to yesterday’s encouraging jobs report was a record close for the Dow Jones industrial average.<p><strong>Derek Thompson</strong>, senior editor at the Atlantic talks to <a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Robin Young about what the record means in context, for the economy as a whole, and for the average American<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/derek-thompson/" target="_blank">Derek Thompson</a></strong>, senior editor for <em>The Atlantic</em>. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:10:00 +0000 editor 60845 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Dow Jones Closes At An All-Time High