WBAA http://wbaa.org en Six Things I Saw In Eastern Ukraine http://wbaa.org/post/six-things-i-saw-eastern-ukraine <strong>Join NPR's London Correspondent Ari Shapiro Monday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/AriShapiroNPR." target="_blank">for a live Facebook chat</a> about his reporting in Ukraine. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:05:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 59080 at http://wbaa.org Six Things I Saw In Eastern Ukraine Training For War, Mathematical Mind Blowers, Balkan Music http://wbaa.org/post/training-war-mathematical-mind-blowers-balkan-music At Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert, soldiers train for war on foreign soil; a new book details how calculus rocked world history; musician Jordi Savall explores the music of the Balkans. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:35:00 +0000 NPR Staff 59079 at http://wbaa.org Training For War, Mathematical Mind Blowers, Balkan Music A Legume With Many Names: The Story Of 'Goober' http://wbaa.org/post/legume-many-names-story-goober <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOxw6vbDyo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blQrIySidOA</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:43:00 +0000 Camila Domonoske 59078 at http://wbaa.org A Legume With Many Names: The Story Of 'Goober' Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly' http://wbaa.org/post/ferry-transcript-shows-confusion-and-panic-please-come-quickly For more than 40 minutes as their ship foundered last Wednesday, crew members of the South Korean ferry Sewol spoke with local maritime traffic services about a possible rescue. The conversation centered on getting help to the ship and on getting its passengers off the ferry, according to a transcript released Sunday.<p>The radio transcript gives harrowing new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people still missing. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 59075 at http://wbaa.org Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly' Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie http://wbaa.org/post/hey-kids-remember-youre-our-side-fbi-makes-movie <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pYCz-oVDBg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8xlUNK4JHQ</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:18:00 +0000 NPR Staff 59071 at http://wbaa.org Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results http://wbaa.org/post/south-korea-ferry-rescue-efforts-yield-only-grisly-results It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:12:00 +0000 Arun Rath 59074 at http://wbaa.org Honey, Blood And Harmony: Jordi Savall's Balkan Journey http://wbaa.org/post/honey-blood-and-harmony-jordi-savalls-balkan-journey <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15327828/jordi-savall" target="_blank">Jordi Savall</a> has made a career of reviving ancient music. Whatever the age of the songs, though, he doesn't play them as museum-piece recreations, preserved in isolation. Savall takes great pleasure in <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/126390261/jordi-savall-tracing-jerusalems-history-in-music" target="_blank">smashing together music</a> from different times and different cultures.<p>At his concerts, it's difficult to predict what might happen — or who might show up. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 59077 at http://wbaa.org Honey, Blood And Harmony: Jordi Savall's Balkan Journey Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History http://wbaa.org/post/far-infinitesimal-mathematical-paradoxs-role-history Here's a stumper: How many parts can you divide a line into?<p>It seems like a simple question. You can cut it in half. Then you can cut those lines in half, then cut those lines in half again. Just how many parts can you make? A hundred? A billion? Why not more?<p>You can keep on dividing forever, so every line has an infinite amount of parts. But how long are those parts? If they're anything greater than zero, then the line would seem to be infinitely long. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 59076 at http://wbaa.org Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools http://wbaa.org/post/californias-drought-ripples-through-businesses-and-even-schools Cannon Michael runs an 11,000-acre farm in California's Central Valley. His family has been farming in the state for six generations.<p>Michael's multi-million-dollar operation usually provides a wealth of crops including tomatoes, onions and melons. But recently, he's pretty pessimistic about work.<p>"It is going to be a year that's probably, at best, maybe break even. Or maybe lose some money," Michael tells NPR's Arun Rath.<p>Michael says about one-fifth of the land will lie fallow this year. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 59073 at http://wbaa.org California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers http://wbaa.org/post/scientific-experiment-field-trips-just-teachers In a classroom across from the coal mine exhibit at the Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, students are huddled around tables, studying petri dishes of bacteria.<p>But these aren't school-age kids — these students are all teachers, responsible for imparting science to upper-elementary or middle-school students.<p>That's a job that many here — and many teachers in grammar schools around the country — feel unprepared for.<p>"That's why I'm here," says fifth-grade teacher Joel Spears. "I teach all the subjects. I went in not knowing how to teach science, really. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 editor 59072 at http://wbaa.org A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers