88.9 KETR http://m.ketr.org en Arrests made in rash of auto thefts http://m.ketr.org/post/arrests-made-rash-auto-thefts <p>According to statistics, a car can be stolen in less than 60 seconds. Delta County has experienced a rash of auto thefts and car burglaries over the past few weeks and according to the Insurance Information Institute car burglaries peak in July and August. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:41:44 +0000 Cindy Roller 56700 at http://m.ketr.org Arrests made in rash of auto thefts Nomination Deadline nears for Farm Service Agency County Committees http://m.ketr.org/post/nomination-deadline-nears-farm-service-agency-county-committees <p>Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers are reminded Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. These committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture with members serving three-year terms. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:32:40 +0000 Cindy Roller 56699 at http://m.ketr.org Nomination Deadline nears for Farm Service Agency County Committees Delta County sets the curve on wages http://m.ketr.org/post/delta-county-sets-curve-wages <p>While the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported Delta County as having the lowest national weekly wage average at $378. Statistically, this has created confusion among the population. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:28:44 +0000 Cindy Roller 56698 at http://m.ketr.org Delta County sets the curve on wages Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart http://m.ketr.org/post/flight-mh17-us-builds-its-case-plane-wreckage-reportedly-cut-apart American analysts say they've verified several pieces of evidence that show pro-Russian separatist rebels shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to U.S. intelligence officials who briefed reporters Tuesday.<p>Here's a quick rundown of the officials' updates on what U.S. investigators have found, from notes taken by NPR's Pentagon reporter Tom Bowman:<p><ul><p><li>A U.S. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:57:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 56695 at http://m.ketr.org Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port http://m.ketr.org/post/maine-city-council-votes-keep-tar-sands-out-its-port South Portland, Maine, is known as the place where Liberty ships were built by tens of thousands of workers during World War II. Now, the city's waterfront is home to an oil terminal and the beginning of a 236-mile-long pipeline.<p>For more than 70 years, the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:51:00 +0000 Susan Sharon 56696 at http://m.ketr.org Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting http://m.ketr.org/post/immigration-americas-concerns-are-fiery-fleeting Americans today are most likely to name immigration the nation's biggest problem, but polling history suggests the alarm may have a limited shelf life.<p>In a Gallup <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/173306/one-six-say-immigration-important-problem.aspx">survey</a> released last week, 17 percent volunteered immigration as America's most pressing issue, narrowly topping concerns that weigh more consistently on the nation's mindset, like jobs and political leadership.<p>Though a small plurality, it was a sharp increase from the 5 percent who named the issue in Gallup's June poll, conducted jus Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:00 +0000 editor 56697 at http://m.ketr.org On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here' http://m.ketr.org/post/book-review-angels-make-their-hope-here Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:18:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 56694 at http://m.ketr.org Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella? http://m.ketr.org/post/pop-quiz-20-percent-chance-rain-do-you-need-umbrella This week, <em>All Things Considered</em> is exploring <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/333708682/risk-and-reason" target="_blank">how people interpret probability</a>. What does it mean to us, for example, when a doctor says an operation has a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/21/332074963/what-the-odds-fail-to-capture-when-a-health-crisis-hits" target="_blank">70 percent chance of success?</a><p>One of the most common encounters with percent probabilities has to do with weather. Take a moment to consider the question below. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:39:00 +0000 editor 56688 at http://m.ketr.org Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella? University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town http://m.ketr.org/post/university-would-study-health-issues-polluted-town Residents of an upstate New York town who've long associated their illnesses with the air they breathe may finally get some answers about the health effects of living next to a toxic polluter.<p>The town of Tonawanda lies in the shadow of Tonawanda Coke Corp., whose ovens heat coal into material used for the iron and steel industries, and release toxic chemicals into the air.<p>The residents' long fight to definitively link the pollution with their illnesses, and to hold Tonawanda Coke accountable, were profiled in NPR's 2011 investigation <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/11/10/142189390/tonaw Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Robert Benincasa 56691 at http://m.ketr.org University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town D.C. Washington's Voice Shines On The Diamond In Nation's Capital http://m.ketr.org/post/dc-washingtons-voice-shines-diamond-nations-capital During a recent visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by both his smooth baritone and his curiously apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington into the studio for a conversation and a few songs. <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=D.C.+Washington%27s+Voice+Shines+On+The+Diamond+In+Nation%27s+Capital&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDcwNjYzMDEzMTQ4MjA1NThkNjc1Mg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:23:00 +0000 editor 56693 at http://m.ketr.org