WPSU http://radio.wpsu.org en Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry http://radio.wpsu.org/post/russian-space-experiment-gecko-sex-goes-awry Space is a dangerous place. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 8463 at http://radio.wpsu.org Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak http://radio.wpsu.org/post/troubling-implications-celebrity-photo-leak To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained, as well as how you can protect your own material saved to the cloud. <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=The+Troubling+Implications+Of+The+Celebrity+Photo+Leak&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjcyMDE0MDEyNzUzOTU1NTMzNmE5NQ010)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:55:00 +0000 editor 8461 at http://radio.wpsu.org MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program http://radio.wpsu.org/post/mraps-and-bayonets-what-we-know-about-pentagons-1033-program Amid widespread criticism of the deployment of military-grade weapons and vehicles by police officers in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama recently ordered a review of federal efforts supplying equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country.<p>So, we decided to take a look at what the president might find.<p>NPR obtained data from the Pentagon on every military item sent to local, state and federal agencies through the Pentagon's Law Enforcement Support Office — known as the 1033 program — from 2006 through April 23, 2014. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:19:00 +0000 editor 8462 at http://radio.wpsu.org MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program A Lesson In How Teachers Became 'Resented And Idealized' http://radio.wpsu.org/post/lesson-how-teachers-became-resented-and-idealized As students return to school, the national dialogue on controversies surrounding teacher tenure, salaries, the core curriculum, testing and teacher competence will get more fervent.<p>In her new book, <em>The Teacher Wars, </em>Dana Goldstein writes about how teaching became "the most controversial profession in America," and how teachers have become both "resented and idealized."<p>In the<em> New York Times</em>,<em> </em>critic Alexander Nazaryan <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/books/the-teacher-wars-dana-goldsteins-history-of-education.html">described the book</a> as "meticulousl Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:22:03 +0000 editor 8457 at http://radio.wpsu.org A Lesson In How Teachers Became 'Resented And Idealized' The Toughest Class In Nursing School Is The First One http://radio.wpsu.org/post/toughest-class-nursing-school-first-one For people who want a good-paying, stable nursing job, one class stands in the way: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. And it's a tough one.<p>At the first day of anatomy class at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Jonathan Harned sits in the front row, taking notes. He has safety goggles pushed up on his head — he just came from work. He's got a military crew cut.<p>Harned was the first one at class today; he was an hour and a half early. He's been waiting 20 years to get to this moment, he says.<p>Harned's had a lot of jobs in the past couple of decades. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:21:49 +0000 Zoe Chace 8456 at http://radio.wpsu.org Double Mastectomies Don't Increase Cancer Survival Rates http://radio.wpsu.org/post/double-mastectomies-dont-increase-cancer-survival-rates More women are choosing to have bilateral mastectomies when they are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, even though there's little evidence that removing both breasts improves their survival compared with more conservative treatments.<p>The biggest study yet on the question has found no survival benefit with bilateral mastectomy compared with breast-conserving surgery with radiation.<p>The <a href="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1900512">study</a>, published Tuesday in <em>JAMA,</em> the journal of the American Medical Association, looked at the records of all women Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:21:27 +0000 editor 8455 at http://radio.wpsu.org Double Mastectomies Don't Increase Cancer Survival Rates A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia http://radio.wpsu.org/post/suspected-ebola-patient-run-liberia <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-JZEaeOmfE</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 8458 at http://radio.wpsu.org A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia Sounds From The First Day Of School http://radio.wpsu.org/post/sounds-first-day-school The day after Labor Day is traditionally the end of summer break and the start of the school year. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 8459 at http://radio.wpsu.org Sounds From The First Day Of School North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End? http://radio.wpsu.org/post/north-korea-grants-interviews-american-detainees-what-end Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities. To learn more about why, and what North Korea hopes to gain from the publicity, Melissa Block talks with Georgetown professor Victor Cha, the former director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:10:00 +0000 editor 8460 at http://radio.wpsu.org Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks? http://radio.wpsu.org/post/should-local-police-get-militarys-extra-armored-trucks Mine-resistant, ambush-protected troop carriers, known as MRAPs, were built to withstand bomb blasts. They can weigh nearly 20 tons, and many U.S. troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are alive today because of them. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:07:00 +0000 David Welna 8454 at http://radio.wpsu.org Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks? In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!) http://radio.wpsu.org/post/tom-hanks-ipad-app-typewriters-make-triumphant-return-ding Tom Hanks' love affair with typewriters began in the 1970s, with his first proper typewriter — a Hermes 2000. Typewriters are "beautiful works of art," he tells NPR's Audie Cornish. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:03:00 +0000 editor 8450 at http://radio.wpsu.org In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!) John Oliver And Cookie Monster, On The News Beat http://radio.wpsu.org/post/john-oliver-and-cookie-monster-news-beat <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLi2xB82ZyI</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 8451 at http://radio.wpsu.org John Oliver And Cookie Monster, On The News Beat State Dept. Officials Work To Verify Islamic State's Beheading Video http://radio.wpsu.org/post/state-dept-officials-work-verify-islamic-states-beheading-video In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group. U.S. officials are working to determine the video's authenticity. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:50:00 +0000 editor 8453 at http://radio.wpsu.org New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna http://radio.wpsu.org/post/new-us-rules-protect-giant-bluefin-tuna In an effort to reduce the number of giant <a href="http://www.fishwatch.gov/seafood_profiles/species/tuna/species_pages/atl_bluefin_tuna.htm">bluefin tuna</a> killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 8452 at http://radio.wpsu.org Want To Dine Out? You May Need To Buy Tickets — Or Bid On A Table http://radio.wpsu.org/post/want-dine-out-you-may-need-buy-tickets-or-bid-table The practice of making a restaurant reservation, outside of a tiny minority of extra snooty places, is egalitarian. Tables are given on a first-to-reserve basis, and then, at the appointed time, diners are directed to their seats and the meal begins.<p>But reservation technology is changing, led by a new set of companies and some of the hottest chefs in America. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:16:00 +0000 editor 8442 at http://radio.wpsu.org Want To Dine Out? You May Need To Buy Tickets — Or Bid On A Table