West Virginia Public Broadcasting http://wvpublic.org en Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia http://wvpublic.org/post/targeting-al-shabab-leadership-us-launches-airstrikes-somalia The United States conducted airstrikes in Somalia late Monday, targeting the leadership of the al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.<p>Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John F. Kirby <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/world/africa/us-undertakes-military-operation-against-shabab-in-somalia.html?hpw&rref=world&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWell&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=1">tells <em>The New York Times</em></a> that the U.S. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:50:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 17924 at http://wvpublic.org Man Who Tried To Shut Down Boy's Lemonade Stand Investigated http://wvpublic.org/post/man-who-tried-shut-down-boys-lemonade-stand-investigated <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=Man+Who+Tried+To+Shut+Down+Boy%27s+Lemonade+Stand+Investigated&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:03:00 +0000 editor 17922 at http://wvpublic.org Officials Try To Lure Birds Away From Blast Site http://wvpublic.org/post/officials-try-lure-birds-away-blast-site <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=Officials+Try+To+Lure+Birds+Away+From+Blast+Site&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:56:00 +0000 editor 17923 at http://wvpublic.org Journalist Charles Bowden Dies At 69 http://wvpublic.org/post/journalist-charles-bowden-dies-69 <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=Journalist+Charles+Bowden+Dies+At+69&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDYyODYyMDEzNjM2MjM1Mzk2NWY3OQ004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 17921 at http://wvpublic.org German Photojournalist Captures Life In North Korea http://wvpublic.org/post/photos-north-koreas-former-leaders-are-ominipresent <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=German+Photojournalist+Captures+Life+In+North+Korea&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTAzNzgzMDEzMTIyMTYyODIxZDdjYg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 17920 at http://wvpublic.org What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out http://wvpublic.org/post/whats-name-former-arthur-anderson-employees-spell-it-out Arthur Andersen is back. Or at least the old accounting firm's <em>name</em> will be, for the first time since its association with accounting scandals at Enron more than a decade ago.<p>The firm was criminally convicted — a decision that was later overturned, although that came too late to save the company.<p>As of Monday, a company called WTAS, is adopting the Andersen name and in doing so, hopes clients will have forgotten the bad associations.<p><strong>'That Was The End'</strong><p>Mark Vorsatz recalls his day at Andersen on March 14, 2002. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 17919 at http://wvpublic.org What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court http://wvpublic.org/post/detroit-bankruptcy-battle-begins-federal-court Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom.<p>The trial will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt, and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy a new, revitalized city.<p>This trial is a big deal, but don't expect anything with lots of courtroom drama. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:31:00 +0000 editor 17917 at http://wvpublic.org Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up http://wvpublic.org/post/us-draws-down-afghan-fighting-heating As U.S. and NATO troops draw down in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are growing bolder. They have been massing in larger and larger numbers and taking on Afghan forces across the country.<p>NPR producer Sultan Faizy and I spent a recent day making calls to ordinary Afghan citizens in some of the country's hot spots.<p>First, we reached Ahmadullah, who like many Afghans, goes by one name. He's a shopkeeper in the restive Sangin District in the southern province of Helmand. Sangin has been one of the bloodiest and most contested districts in the country. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 17918 at http://wvpublic.org As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank http://wvpublic.org/post/eric-cantor-joins-wall-street-investment-bank Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this week begins working at the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co.<p>Cantor will serve as vice chairman and managing director, and will also be elected to the firm's board of directors.<p>Cantor, 51, and firm founder Ken Moelis announced the decision in a joint interview on Monday.<p>A statement on the<a href="http://www.moelis.com/News/SitePages/news-feed-details.aspx?feedId=248"> Moelis website</a> said, "Cantor will provide strategic counsel to the firm's corporate and institutional clients on key issues. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:36:00 +0000 editor 17916 at http://wvpublic.org Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank A Greene Light for Downtown Fairmont http://wvpublic.org/post/greene-light-downtown-fairmont <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public agencies, private businesses, foundations and non-profit groups are constantly striving to inject life and energy into local communities. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for successful community development, but sometimes having the right person in the right place at the right time can make all the difference.</span></p><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sarah Lowther Hensley 17874 at http://wvpublic.org A Greene Light for Downtown Fairmont As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere http://wvpublic.org/post/casinos-close-atlantic-city-tries-pivot-focus-elsewhere <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=As+Casinos+Close%2C+Atlantic+City+Tries+To+Pivot+Focus+Elsewhere&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjIyMDEyMTY4NDM0NjllZGJiNw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 editor 17915 at http://wvpublic.org On Final Recording, Joe Beck Exposes Possibilities Of The Guitar http://wvpublic.org/post/final-recording-joe-beck-exposes-possibilities-guitar <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=On+Final+Recording%2C+Joe+Beck+Exposes+Possibilities+Of+The+Guitar&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Tom Moon 17914 at http://wvpublic.org Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids http://wvpublic.org/post/golf-course-provides-oasis-low-income-kids <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=Golf+Course+Provides+Oasis+For+Low-Income+Kids&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>CORNISH: All summer, dozens of lower-income kids in Providence, Rhode Island learned golf. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 John Bender 17913 at http://wvpublic.org Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa http://wvpublic.org/post/economic-impact-ebola-crisis-spreads-across-africa <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=Economic+Impact+Of+Ebola+Crisis+Spreads+Across+Africa&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzOTg1NjAzMDEyNTIwMDUzMDg0MGQ5NA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 17912 at http://wvpublic.org 40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat http://wvpublic.org/post/40-years-after-working-view-drivers-seat In the early 1970s, radio host and oral historian Studs Terkel went around the country with a tape recorder, interviewing people about their jobs. He collected more than 130 conversations with a variety of people, including a waitress, a car parker, a jockey, a baseball player, a farm worker, a press agent and a sports team owner.<p>The result was <em>Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do</em>. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 editor 17911 at http://wvpublic.org 40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO http://wvpublic.org/post/analyst-response-russian-incursion-will-be-defining-moment-nato <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=Analyst%3A+Response+To+Russian+Incursion+Will+Be+%27Defining+Moment%27+For+NATO&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 17910 at http://wvpublic.org 3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release http://wvpublic.org/post/americans-detained-n-korea-urge-us-secure-their-release Three Americans who have been detained in North Korea appealed today to the U.S. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:18:00 +0000 editor 17907 at http://wvpublic.org 3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work http://wvpublic.org/post/these-5-crops-are-still-hand-harvested-and-its-hard-work Mechanization has made the farming of many crops — lettuce and tomatoes, among them — a lot less labor intensive. But some crops are still tended and harvested by hand, and it can be painstaking work.<p>How do you measure the labor intensity of crops? We thought there would be an easy answer to that, but there isn't. Some agricultural economists talk about labor input in terms of hours per acre, but that may not take into account the difficulty of the labor.<p>For Labor Day, we thought we'd round up some of those crops that still require specialized human labor. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:25:00 +0000 editor 17905 at http://wvpublic.org These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct http://wvpublic.org/post/it-has-been-100-years-passenger-pigeon-became-extinct The <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/blog/2014/08/26/cincinnati-zoo-remembers-martha-the-worlds-last-passenger-pigeon/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Zoo</a> held a commemorative event; the <a href="http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/news/marthas-day" target="_blank">London Zoo stopped the clock outside its bird house</a> at noon. The object of their memorials: Martha, the last passenger pigeon, who died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.<p>Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant birds. Massive flocks of more than 1 million would darken the sky. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:23:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 17906 at http://wvpublic.org The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds http://wvpublic.org/post/model-manhood-immigrant-dads-draw-two-worlds Lindolfo Carballo knows there's a stereotype about men like him. He grew up in San Miguel, El Salvador, he says, in a male-dominant culture.<p>"I'm coming from a so-called 'machista' country, right? Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:55:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 17903 at http://wvpublic.org To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds