WVPublic http://wvpublic.org en Pakistani Madrassa Names Its Library For Osama Bin Laden http://wvpublic.org/post/pakistani-madrassa-names-its-library-osama-bin-laden A sign now outside the small library at a religious school for girls in Pakistan's capital says the room has been named for a martyr — Osama bin Laden, whose al-Qaida terrorist network was responsible for the Sept. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:54:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 10508 at http://wvpublic.org Pakistani Madrassa Names Its Library For Osama Bin Laden Deal In Doubt As Separatists Refuse To Budge In Ukraine http://wvpublic.org/post/deal-doubt-separatists-refuse-budge-ukraine "Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said Friday that they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and were looking for more assurances about their security before leaving the public buildings they are holding," <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/18/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSBREA3A1B520140418" target="_blank">Reuters reports</a>.<p>What's more, "the separatists' spokesman <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27076226" target="_blank">told the BBC</a> that the Kiev government was 'illegal,' so they would not go until the Kiev government ste Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 10507 at http://wvpublic.org Deal In Doubt As Separatists Refuse To Budge In Ukraine Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12 http://wvpublic.org/post/tragedy-atop-world-everest-avalanche-kills-least-12 At least 12 Sherpa guides died Friday on Nepal's side of Mount Everest when an avalanche buried them on the world's tallest mountain.<p>The death toll may go higher: <a href="http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=At+least+12+killed+in+Everest+avalanche&NewsID=412101" target="_blank"><em>The Himalayan Times</em> reports</a> that while 12 bodies have been recovered, an additional body "has been sighted buried in the snow," and that as the day ended another five Sherpas were still missing. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:56:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 10505 at http://wvpublic.org Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12 Documents Strengthen Legislative Veto Override, W.Va.'s Professor of the Year, Mountain Stage Music http://wvpublic.org/post/documents-strengthen-legislative-veto-override-wvas-professor-year-mountain-stage-music <p></p><p>Historical documents seem to strengthen some Republican lawmakers' case that the Legislature has the ultimate power to override a gubernatorial veto. West Virginia's Professor of the Year for 2013 is an English teacher at Marshall University who has a unique style, and John Gorka performs "Give Us Back Our Water" in the Mountain Stage Song of the Week.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:16:53 +0000 Ashton Marra 10504 at http://wvpublic.org Documents Strengthen Legislative Veto Override, W.Va.'s Professor of the Year, Mountain Stage Music W.Va. Tourism Budget Doubling After Chemical Leak http://wvpublic.org/post/wva-tourism-budget-doubling-after-chemical-leak <p>West Virginia is expanding its tourism funding in hopes of offsetting negative publicity from the January chemical spill in the Elk River that spurred a water-use ban for days.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:50 +0000 Associated Press 10503 at http://wvpublic.org W.Va. Tourism Budget Doubling After Chemical Leak W.Va. Expands Women and Children Nutrition Program http://wvpublic.org/post/wva-expands-women-and-children-nutrition-program <p>The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says a program intended to keep mothers and their young children healthy has raised its income eligibility guidelines.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:56:56 +0000 Associated Press 10502 at http://wvpublic.org W.Va. Expands Women and Children Nutrition Program As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface http://wvpublic.org/post/rescue-efforts-continue-korean-ferry-sinks-below-surface As darkness fell Friday in the Yellow Sea off South Korea's southern coast, there was still no good news to report about efforts to determine if any of the nearly 270 people missing since a passenger ferry capsized Wednesday might still be alive inside the sunken ship.<p>The overturned ship's keel, which had been floating just above the surface of the water, <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/18/transcript-shows-ferry-captain-delayed-evacuation/" target="_blank">disappeared below the waves at day's end</a>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 10496 at http://wvpublic.org As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated http://wvpublic.org/post/why-mumps-and-measles-can-spread-even-when-were-vaccinated More than two months after a nasty <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mumps/downloads/dis-mumps-color-office.pdf">mumps virus</a> triggered fever, headache and painfully swollen glands among a handful of students at Ohio State University, the outbreak has ballooned to 234 cases at last count, and has spilled into the surrounding community in Columbus, Ohio.<p>"Columbus officials are calling it the city's biggest outbreak since the development of the mumps vaccine in the 1940s," WOSU reporter Steve Brown tells Shots. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:05:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 10498 at http://wvpublic.org Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated Indiana Man Lets Buyer Keep His Stolen Car http://wvpublic.org/post/indiana-man-lets-buyer-keep-his-stolen-car A 72-year-old man thought the deal he got on a car was too good to be true so he looked up its rightful owner. Derk West decided the older man needed the car more than he did so he let him keep it. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:59:00 +0000 editor 10499 at http://wvpublic.org Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying http://wvpublic.org/post/obama-wants-sell-exports-asia-critics-arent-buying Next week, President Obama is going to Asia, where he'll talk up a proposed deal to increase U.S. trade with that region.<p>If he succeeds, he could open up huge new markets for U.S. farmers and manufactures, strengthen U.S. influence in Asia and set a path to greater prosperity.<p>At least, that's what the White House says.<p>Critics say that cheery outlook is all wrong. They believe the <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/tpp">Trans-Pacific Partnership</a> would lead to environmental harm, more expensive prescription drugs and a less open Internet. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 10497 at http://wvpublic.org Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant http://wvpublic.org/post/chelsea-clinton-announces-shes-pregnant Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:36:00 +0000 editor 10500 at http://wvpublic.org Many Sunken Ferry Victims Believed To Be Trapped Below Deck http://wvpublic.org/post/many-sunken-ferry-victims-believed-be-trapped-below-deck The rescue and recovery mission is continuing off the southern coast of South Korea after a ferry capsized earlier this week. More than 200 people are missing. Bad weather is hampering the efforts. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:26:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 10501 at http://wvpublic.org 'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried Men http://wvpublic.org/post/leftover-women-blamed-chinas-surplus-unmarried-men Kelly McEvers talks to sociologist Leta Hong Fincher about her new book, Leftover Women. It's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 10495 at http://wvpublic.org Plunge In Circulation Forces Changes At Japanese Magazine http://wvpublic.org/post/last-word-business-23 Wonderful Wife was a top seller when more women stayed at home and took care of the kids. Now that more women stay on the job, the publisher replaced it with a magazine aimed at working mothers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 10494 at http://wvpublic.org Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Infamous Iraqi Prison http://wvpublic.org/post/inmates-be-moved-temporarily-out-iraqs-abu-ghraib-prison Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 10493 at http://wvpublic.org Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez http://wvpublic.org/post/colombia-mourns-death-favorite-son-gabriel-garcia-marquez Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died on Thursday. He made Colombia synonymous with literature, particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 10492 at http://wvpublic.org Budget Cuts Threaten Mock Villages At Military Training Center http://wvpublic.org/post/budget-cuts-threaten-mock-villages-military-training-center David Greene talks to Weekend All Things Considered host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 10491 at http://wvpublic.org Born With HIV, Building A Future http://wvpublic.org/post/born-hiv-building-future Cristina Peña was born in 1984 with HIV. Her father died from AIDS, and her mother is still living with HIV. Cristina was told she had HIV when she was 9, but she and her family kept it a secret from her schoolmates and friends.<p>In high school, she started dating Chris Ondaatje. One day, Chris decided to tell Cristina that he was in love with her.<p>That's when Cristina sat him down for a revelation of her own.<p>"I remember sitting on your living room floor, and I could tell something was wrong," Chris tells Cristina on a visit to StoryCorps in San Francisco. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:34:00 +0000 NPR Staff 10488 at http://wvpublic.org Born With HIV, Building A Future Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province http://wvpublic.org/post/sunni-discontent-fuels-growing-violence-iraqs-anbar-province Violence has reignited in western Iraq, with Islamist fighters taking over much of Anbar province three months ago. A renegade al-Qaida group has set up its headquarters in Fallujah — the city where hundreds of U.S. soldiers died a decade ago, trying to wrest it from insurgent control.<p>But this time, the enemy isn't the U.S. and it's not just extremists fighting. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 10489 at http://wvpublic.org Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future' http://wvpublic.org/post/six-words-segregation-should-not-determine-our-future <em>The investigative journalism group ProPublica, with reporter Nikole Hannah</em><em>-</em><em>Jones, has just completed a yearlong project, </em><a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/segregation-now-the-resegregation-of-americas-schools/#intro">Segregation Now</a><em>, exploring the re-segregation of schools in the U.S., with a particular look at Tuscaloosa, Ala.</em><p><em>In partnership with ProPublica, </em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com/">The Race Card Project</a> <em>went to Tuscaloosa to collect resident's six-word stories about changes in the racial makeup of their city. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 10490 at http://wvpublic.org Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future'