WBAA http://wbaa.org en U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town http://wbaa.org/post/us-conducts-airstrikes-near-besieged-iraqi-town American forces have carried out airstrikes near the Iraqi town of Amerli, which has been under siege by Islamic militants for more than two months, multiple news outlets are reporting.<p>U.S., British, French and Australian aircraft also made aid drops to the area, where residents have been desperately short on food and without clean water for weeks.<p>The operation was carried out in cooperation with the Iraqi army and air force, along with other armed forces, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/besieged-iraqi-town-buoyed-by-airstrikes-reports-of-offensive-against-militants/2014 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:44:00 +0000 L. Carol Ritchie 69811 at http://wbaa.org Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel http://wbaa.org/post/liberias-ebola-routine-wear-your-temperature-your-lapel After 10 days in Liberia, NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer has just landed in London. "You don't realize how much has been hanging over your head until you're out," she says.<p>She's talking about Ebola, the virus raging in Liberia as well as Sierra Leone and Guinea. "It was silent and invisible," she says. "So you're always on edge, always careful."<p><strong>How did you protect yourself?</strong><p>I got used to not touching anyone, no handshakes. And there are buckets of chlorine solution everywhere — outside every office building, police station, government office, hotel, store. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Marc Silver 69809 at http://wbaa.org Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel The Other Rock History http://wbaa.org/post/other-rock-history <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUdmLXq695E</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vktyEV1yrCk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0TJhKaVMqg</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:48:00 +0000 NPR Staff 69810 at http://wbaa.org The Other Rock History When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark http://wbaa.org/post/when-wildlife-documentaries-jump-shark This summer's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel was the highest-rated in the special's 27-year history. But that success has also brought complaints.<p>The network has been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with "documentaries" that advance dubious theories — or are entirely fake. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:37:00 +0000 editor 69808 at http://wbaa.org When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark New GoPro Camera Harness Captures Dog's-Eye View http://wbaa.org/post/new-gopro-camera-harness-captures-dogs-eye-view <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VBKUMNcmWU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgQPyU3J0P0</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Tom Dreisbach 69807 at http://wbaa.org New GoPro Camera Harness Captures Dog's-Eye View Despite Quiet, Ukraine's Novoazovsk Still Feels Like A War Zone http://wbaa.org/post/despite-quiet-ukraines-novoazovsk-still-feels-war-zone <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=Despite+Quiet%2C+Ukraine%27s+Novoazovsk+Still+Feels+Like+A+War+Zone&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMjUwMzQ2MDEyNjIyMDkxNjA1MzMzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 69806 at http://wbaa.org Sanctions Against Russia Have Failed To Achieve Political Goals http://wbaa.org/post/sanctions-against-russia-have-failed-achieve-political-goals <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=Sanctions+Against+Russia+Have+Failed+To+Achieve+Political+Goals&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>For more on a possible diplomatic solution in Ukraine, we turn to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Steven Pifer. Welcome to the program.<p>STEVEN PIFER: Thank you for having me.<p>RATH: First off, you know, there's a basic disagreement about the facts here. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:29:00 +0000 editor 69805 at http://wbaa.org Saavy PR Campaign Has Lured Many To Fight In Syria's Civil War http://wbaa.org/post/saavy-pr-campaign-has-lured-many-fight-syrias-civil-war <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=Saavy+PR+Campaign+Has+Lured+Many+To+Fight+In+Syria%27s+Civil+War&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTk3MDc5MDEzMTM2MjU1NzMyZGE4NA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>Douglas McCain was 33-years-old, an American citizen raised in Minnesota and until recently living in San Diego. But this week, U.S. officials confirmed that he was killed in Syria in combat, fighting on the side of the so-called Islamic State or ISIS. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:29:00 +0000 editor 69804 at http://wbaa.org One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street http://wbaa.org/post/one-womans-lessons-living-street The grass is fraying around the edges in Washington, D.C.'s Franklin Square Park, but the trees are more important. They offer much-appreciated shade to the homeless people who sit below.<p>Many of the park benches are occupied by homeless men — but there are a few women too. Susan, sitting amid her bags in the park's northwest corner, is one of them. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:29:00 +0000 editor 69803 at http://wbaa.org One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street Len Elmore: Black Athletes Need To Speak Out About Ferguson http://wbaa.org/post/len-elmore-black-athletes-need-speak-out-about-ferguson <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. 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