West Virginia Public Broadcasting http://wvpublic.org en WATCH: Shark Vs. Grouper. Shark Loses. http://wvpublic.org/post/watch-shark-vs-grouper-shark-loses <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O37HI_AX9nY</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 17523 at http://wvpublic.org WATCH: Shark Vs. Grouper. Shark Loses. Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67 http://wvpublic.org/post/veteran-space-shuttle-astronaut-steven-nagel-dies-67 Astronaut Steven Nagel, who flew on four space shuttle missions in the 1980s and 90s, including two as mission commander, has died after a long battle with cancer, NASA confirms.<p>Nagel, an Air Force pilot who had logged many hours in fighter jets and as a test pilot, joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 in the first crop of trainees selected for the space shuttle program.<p>Although trained as a shuttle pilot, Nagel's first mission, aboard <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-51G.html">STS-51G</a> (Discovery) in June 1985, was as a mission specia Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:42:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 17522 at http://wvpublic.org Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67 Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With http://wvpublic.org/post/native-stories-alaska-give-gamers-something-play Until recently, no video games on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. A group of Alaskan natives have partnered with a game developer to change that.<p>Their game is called Never Alone, and its creators hope it will set a new standard in video game development.<p>As in movies, native characters in video games tend toward stereotype. Few of them are heroes, but this game is different. Never Alone is based on a traditional story known as Kanuk Sayuka and the experiences of Alaska elders, storytellers and youth. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:21:00 +0000 Heather Bryant 17521 at http://wvpublic.org Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles http://wvpublic.org/post/iceland-ups-aviation-warning-volcano-rumbles Iceland today raised an aviation alert level to reflect growing concern over underground rumblings at its <a href="http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga/">Bardarbunga</a> volcano in the central part of the island nation.<p>A sub-glacial eruption caused Icelandic authorities to raise the aviation alert level to red, indicating "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere," The Associated Press reports.<p>The AP notes: "Seismic data indicated that lava from the volcano was melting ice beneath the Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland's largest, Met Office vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer sai Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:17:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 17520 at http://wvpublic.org Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons http://wvpublic.org/post/kurdish-forces-say-theyre-waiting-us-weapons Iraq's ethnic Kurds are longtime U.S. allies and have put up the toughest resistance to the Sunni extremists in the so-called Islamic State that has captured swaths or Iraq's north and west.<p>They're getting help from U.S. air strikes, but also need heavier weapons of their own to match the firepower of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Weapons have been promised by the U.S. and other countries, but getting them through the central government in Baghdad has hampered the mission, according to Kurdish commanders.<p>"We have heard weapons are coming, but so far we haven't seen any. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 17518 at http://wvpublic.org Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth http://wvpublic.org/post/even-police-body-cameras-can-lose-sight-truth Ferguson, Mo., found a degree of civic calm this week after days and nights of angry clashes between protestors and the police.<p>Now the city is working to restore trust with residents after a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 17519 at http://wvpublic.org Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth Veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald Plays Not My Job http://wvpublic.org/post/veterinarian-kevin-fitzgerald-plays-not-my-job <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=Veterinarian+Kevin+Fitzgerald+Plays+Not+My+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODQ0MDc4MDEyMTcyNjg1NTgwNWE2MA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:15:00 +0000 editor 17517 at http://wvpublic.org Bluff the Listener http://wvpublic.org/post/bluff-listener-3 <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=Bluff+the+Listener&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzMwNTg2MDEzNTgxODc5OTM3MWU0Ng004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:15:00 +0000 editor 17516 at http://wvpublic.org 'ZooKeeper Rick' Plays Not My Job http://wvpublic.org/post/zookeeper-rick-plays-not-my-job <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=%27ZooKeeper+Rick%27+Plays+Not+My+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODQ0MDc4MDEyMTcyNjg1NTgwNWE2MA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:15:00 +0000 editor 17515 at http://wvpublic.org Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager http://wvpublic.org/post/uber-greases-wheel-obamas-old-campaign-manager President Obama's former campaign manager has gone to work for Uber. The ride-sharing start-up based in San Francisco has hired David Plouffe in hope that the political strategist who helped elect a president can steer the company through a thicket of local regulatory disputes.<p>This new power couple raises some questions:<p><strong>Why does Uber need one of the best political strategists in the country?</strong><p>First off, they can afford him. The company is valued at $18 billion. NPR tried to find out what Plouffe is getting paid, but Uber won't say.<p>They need the muscle, though. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Aarti Shahani 17514 at http://wvpublic.org Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq http://wvpublic.org/post/un-warns-possible-massacre-northeastern-iraq <em><strong>Updated at 3:10 p.m. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:33:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 17513 at http://wvpublic.org U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq Photo Released Of Chinese Fighter That Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane http://wvpublic.org/post/photo-released-chinese-fighter-buzzed-us-navy-plane The Pentagon has released a photo of the Chinese fighter jet it says made a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:13:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 17511 at http://wvpublic.org Photo Released Of Chinese Fighter That Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson http://wvpublic.org/post/another-peaceful-night-ferguson Relative calm and restraint prevailed for a third consecutive night on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., as confrontations subside between authorities and those protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.<p><a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/streets-ferguson-stay-calm-after-violent-nights">The Associated Press</a> reports: "A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday, but instead of confrontations with police, several stopped to talk one-on-one with officers about the Aug. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 17512 at http://wvpublic.org Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson Russian Convoy Leaves Ukraine After Reportedly Delivering Aid http://wvpublic.org/post/russian-convoy-leaves-ukraine-after-reportedly-delivering-aid Russia's foreign ministry says a convoy that crossed into rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine has delivered its humanitarian cargo and is heading home.<p>Dozens of white trucks, which had been sitting near the border inside Russian territory for more than a week, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/22/342403316/russian-convoy-crosses-ukraine-border-despite-kievs-protests">suddenly got underway on Friday and moved across the border to Luhansk</a>, despite strenuous objections from Kiev and the international community. U.S. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 17510 at http://wvpublic.org Russian Convoy Leaves Ukraine After Reportedly Delivering Aid Educators Say Students Need To Talk About Ferguson http://wvpublic.org/post/educators-say-students-need-talk-about-ferguson <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=Educators+Say+Students+Need+To+Talk+About+Ferguson&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTc0MTg1MDEyNTUxMTQxMDRkODNiYw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 17509 at http://wvpublic.org Little League And College Football: The Week In Sports http://wvpublic.org/post/little-league-and-college-football-week-sports <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=Little+League+And+College+Football%3A+The+Week+In+Sports&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 17508 at http://wvpublic.org Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent http://wvpublic.org/post/doctor-ebola-fatality-rate-running-70-percent <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Doctor%3A+Ebola+Fatality+Rate+Running+At+70+Percent&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 17507 at http://wvpublic.org Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands — All Under A Kilometer Of Ice http://wvpublic.org/post/antarctic-lakes-rivers-wetlands-all-under-kilometer-ice <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=Antarctic+Lakes%2C+Rivers%2C+Wetlands+%E2%80%94+All+Under+A+Kilometer+Of+Ice&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MzU5NTYzMDEyNzY2MjYxMzZjODE4NQ004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 17506 at http://wvpublic.org Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa http://wvpublic.org/post/borders-close-ebola-spreads-west-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=Borders+Close+As+Ebola+Spreads+In+West+Africa&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 17505 at http://wvpublic.org U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against Islamic State http://wvpublic.org/post/us-continues-airstrikes-against-islamic-state <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. 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