88.9 KETR http://m.ketr.org en '99 Bottles Of Beer' Inspires Bigger Container To Hold Beer http://m.ketr.org/post/99-bottles-beer-inspires-bigger-container-hold-beer <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=%2799+Bottles+Of+Beer%27+Inspires+Bigger+Container+To+Hold+Beer&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:29:00 +0000 editor 58382 at http://m.ketr.org 'Life Of Crime' Has Authentic Elmore Leonard Snap http://m.ketr.org/post/life-crime-has-authentic-elmore-leonard-snap <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=%27Life+Of+Crime%27+Has+Authentic+Elmore+Leonard+Snap&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTAzNzgzMDEzMTIyMTYyODIxZDdjYg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:00 +0000 editor 58384 at http://m.ketr.org Wrong Campus Photo Used For Student Material http://m.ketr.org/post/wrong-campus-photo-used-student-material <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=Wrong+Campus+Photo+Used+For+Student+Material&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDYyODYyMDEzNjM2MjM1Mzk2NWY3OQ004)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:00 +0000 editor 58383 at http://m.ketr.org As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash http://m.ketr.org/post/bp-pays-oil-spill-impact-some-people-arent-seeing-cash BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico disrupted business all along the coastline. Through the end of July, the oil giant paid more than $13 billion to compensate people, businesses and communities affected. The company is <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/10/249734365/bp-argues-companies-are-unfairly-cashing-in-on-2010-spill">disputing some of those claims</a> in court battles that could drag on for years.<p>But there's another group of people who lost money after the spill and never received compensation. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:38:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 58379 at http://m.ketr.org As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs' http://m.ketr.org/post/rats-new-york-city-tries-drain-rodent-reservoirs New York City is launching the latest salvo in its never-ending war on rats.<p>City officials are ramping up efforts to teach regular New Yorkers how to make their streets, businesses and gardens less hospitable to rodents — in other words, to see their neighborhood the way a health inspector would.<p>When Caroline Bragdon, a rat expert with the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, walks through the East Village, she's not looking at the people or the storefronts. Her eyes point down, at the place where the sidewalk meets the buildings and the street. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:29:00 +0000 Joel Rose 58381 at http://m.ketr.org Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs' Despite ISIS's Resources, Attacking U.S. Might Be A Stretch http://m.ketr.org/post/despite-isiss-resources-attacking-us-might-be-stretch Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently talked about the militants associated with the Islamic State, the group also known as ISIL or ISIS. He made them sound 10 feet tall.<p>"ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group we have seen," he said. "They are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology [and] a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess; they are tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything we've seen."<p>Audrey Kurth Cronin, a professor at George Mason University and an expert on terrorism, is more sanguine. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:29:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 58380 at http://m.ketr.org Despite ISIS's Resources, Attacking U.S. Might Be A Stretch Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar http://m.ketr.org/post/obama-says-us-will-aid-iraqis-who-are-marooned-mount-sinjar <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Obama+Says+U.S.+Will+Aid+Iraqis+Who+Are+Marooned+On+Mount+Sinjar&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:42:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 58377 at http://m.ketr.org 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says http://m.ketr.org/post/we-dont-have-strategy-yet-islamic-state-obama-says President Obama says the U.S. doesn't "have a strategy yet" on how to deal with <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/321561054/isis" target="_blank">Islamic State </a>militants who now control vast swaths of territory across Iraq and Syria, but he added that the militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.<p>"I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama said at a White House news conference Thursday. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:59:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 58372 at http://m.ketr.org 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops http://m.ketr.org/post/zero-tolerance-policing-not-racism-say-st-louis-area-cops The protests that followed the shooting death this month of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing, especially in the St Louis area.<p>Many male African-American residents there say police scrutinize them unfairly. "Every time you see a cop, it's like, 'OK, am I going to get messed with?' " says Anthony Ross. "You feel that every single time you get behind your car. Every time."<p>Now, police officers in and around St. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:48:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 58373 at http://m.ketr.org Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops What's A Writer Gotta Do To Get A Little Health Care Around Here? http://m.ketr.org/post/whats-writer-gotta-do-get-little-health-care-around-here In my teens, I stumbled onto the wide trail of "the writer's bildungsroman," the coming-of-age stories that often gave me too much to identify with. That whispered clear messages while I slept and while I tried to imagine a life far, far outside the heat and farmlands of where I grew up.<p>Why I so readily identified with J.G. Ballard in a Japanese prison camp in <em>Empire of the Sun,</em> or A.E. Hotchner on the streets of Depression-era St. Louis in <em>King of the Hill,</em> I couldn't have told you at the time. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:22:00 +0000 editor 58376 at http://m.ketr.org What's A Writer Gotta Do To Get A Little Health Care Around Here? When Zero Doesn't Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food http://m.ketr.org/post/when-zero-doesnt-mean-zero-trans-fats-linger-food Last we heard, the once ubiquitous trans fats had mostly disappeared from packaged cookies, muffins and french fries.<p>That's what we reported back in November 2013, when the Food and Drug Administration <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/07/243730263/fda-moves-to-phase-out-remaining-trans-fats-in-food-supply">announced</a> it was intending to ban partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from all food products. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 Eliza Barclay 58375 at http://m.ketr.org When Zero Doesn't Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution http://m.ketr.org/post/new-amazon-series-pilots-fall-short-tv-revolution <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phyEY_mBea4</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 58374 at http://m.ketr.org New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson http://m.ketr.org/post/michel-martin-goes-beyondferguson We are in Ferguson, Mo., <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-public-radio-host-community-discussion-nprs-michel-martin">at Wellspring Church</a> to hear from the community in the aftermath of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Together with St. Louis Public Radio, we are also hosting a Twitter chat using #BeyondFerguson. This is an opportunity to share your reactions, ideas and frustrations, as well as talk about ways to move forward. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:58:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58361 at http://m.ketr.org Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing http://m.ketr.org/post/tom-friedens-ebola-assessment-risk-increasing The Ebola outbreak has crippled local health systems. It's flooded wards with patients, killed doctors, scared away medical staff and forced some hospitals to shut down entirely.<p>That's the grim assessment of Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the <a href="cdc.gov">U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a>, who's visiting West Africa this week for a firsthand look at the situation. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 58362 at http://m.ketr.org Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing Shooting Range Accident Draws Focus On Children Handling Guns http://m.ketr.org/post/shooting-range-accident-draws-focus-children-handling-guns A tragedy at an Arizona shooting range this week has set off a debate about children using high-powered weapons, as well as America's gun culture. Shooting range owners are defending their industry as safe, criticizing this particular operator for allowing a small girl to use an Uzi. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:45:36 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 58360 at http://m.ketr.org