All Things Considered http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Cory Branan: A 'No-Hit Wonder,' Making Small-Batch Country Music http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cory-branan-no-hit-wonder-making-small-batch-country-music On the cover of his new album, Cory Branan is stretched out, with his feet up. His boots are all battered, worn down at the heels, and he's dozing off. The album's title kind of says it all: <em>The No-Hit Wonder</em>. It's his fourth in a career stacked with lonesome country anthems to life on the road, delivered in a voice that's pleasantly weathered.<p>In an interview with NPR's Melissa Block, Branan says that while his style of music hasn't produced many hitmakers, he's content playing a smaller game. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:29:00 +0000 editor 60230 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Cory Branan: A 'No-Hit Wonder,' Making Small-Batch Country Music The Calamity Of The 'Clam,' Every Musician's Headache http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/calamity-clam-every-musicians-headache <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=The+Calamity+Of+The+%27Clam%2C%27+Every+Musician%27s+Headache&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 60231 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Meet The Squirrel Whisperer Of Happy Valley http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/meet-squirrel-whisperer-happy-valley <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=Meet+The+Squirrel+Whisperer+Of+Happy+Valley&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Emily Reddy 60232 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/colorados-pot-brownies-have-new-ingredient-warning-labels When Colorado <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/colorado-creates-food-safety-system-regulate-marijuana-industry-edibles">legalized</a> recreational marijuana use earlier this year, it also opened the door for food products infused with the psychoactive ingredient, THC, to anyone over the age of 21. That means bakers and food companies now have to ensure new products aren't contaminated with foodborne pathogens. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:11:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 60172 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions Report Details 16 Years Of 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/report-details-16-years-horrific-abuse-children-uk-town An investigation out on Tuesday documents the abuse of more than 1,400 children in Rotherham, England, and says local authorities were aware of the problem for years and did not respond.<p>Alexis Jay, who authored <a href="http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/downloads/file/1407/independent_inquiry_cse_in_rotherham" target="_blank">the report</a>, used to be chief inspector of social work in Scotland.<p>She's seen a lot. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:08:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 60176 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Report Details 16 Years Of 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/high-prices-arent-scaring-consumers-away-meat-counter You may have noticed when grilling steaks or hot dogs this summer that they cost more than they did last year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, pork and beef prices <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/meat-price-spreads.aspx#.U_ztFMW-0yp">are up</a> more than 11 percent since last summer.<p>Supply and demand determine price, and the pork supply comes from places like Riley Lewis' hog farm near Forest City, Iowa.<p>Here 1,000 acres of corn surround the barns, and a grain silo from 1948 is dwarfed by modern storage bins. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:57:00 +0000 editor 60174 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/marine-turned-novelist-brings-brutal-everyday-work-war-focus "Every inch of that place, every grain of sand, wanted desperately to kill us."<p>That's a line from a compelling new novel about the Iraq War, written by former Marine Michael Pitre.<p>Pitre was a history and creative writing major at Louisiana State when he joined the Marines after Sept. 11. He became an officer and served two tours in Iraq's Anbar province working in logistics and communications.<p>His new novel, <em>Fives and Twenty-Fives,</em> follows an American road repair crew and bomb disposal team in Iraq. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 60171 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/obama-considers-widening-strikes-against-islamic-state-militants President Obama is considering widening military strikes against the extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley. The U.S. has been bombing the Islamic State's positions in Iraq, and may decide to extend those strikes to Syria.<p>Three years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, and a year after President Obama tried to turn the page on the open-ended war on terror, the U.S. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 60163 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants Kiev Claims Russia Has Sights Set On New Eastern Ukrainian City http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/kiev-claims-russia-has-sights-set-new-eastern-ukrainian-city Ukraine has accused Russia of trying to open a new front in the war between the government and pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine says its troops are involved in heavy fighting with an armored force that it says entered Ukrainian territory. Kiev has also released video of what it says is a group of captured Russian soldiers. Russia says the soldiers might have crossed the border inadvertently. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 60164 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/could-2-year-old-boy-be-patient-zero-ebola-outbreak Back in early December, a little boy in southern Guinea caught a mysterious disease. He had a fever, was vomiting and had blood in his stool.<p>The boy died a few days later. Before he did, he passed the disease to his 3-year-old sister, his mother, his grandmother and a midwife. The latter was eventually hospitalized in <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gueckedou,+Guinea/@8.5652125,-10.1247811,6z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0xfa9ba392b2d0fc9:0xdfa1e679fbc37934">Gueckedou</a>, a nearby city of 200,000 people.<p>By March, the disease spread to four cities. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:57:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 60116 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak? Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/turnitin-and-high-tech-plagiarism-debate Students are heading back to campus. And when they finish writing that first paper of the year, a growing number will have to do something their parents never did: run their work through anti-plagiarism software.<p>One company behind it is called <a href="http://turnitin.com/en_us/home">Turnitin</a>. And the database it uses to screen for potential plagiarism is big. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:25:00 +0000 editor 60114 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ferguson-court-fines-and-fees-fuel-anger To understand some of the distrust of police that has fueled protests in Ferguson, Mo., consider this: In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson — a city of 21,135 people — <a href="https://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=68845">issued 32,975 arrest warrants</a> for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations.<p>A new report released the week after 18-year old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson helps explain why. ArchCity Defenders, a St. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Joseph Shapiro 60115 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger In Hostage Negotiation, Qatar Plays Middleman To Prove Its Worth http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/hostage-negotiation-qatar-plays-middleman-prove-its-worth The small, gas-rich Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar played a key role in freeing U.S. hostage Peter Theo Curtis after nearly two years in Syria. For context on the release, Robert Siegel speaks with Shadi Hamid, of the Brookings Institution was based in Doha for four years. He's the author of <em>Temptations Of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy In A New Middle East</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:08:00 +0000 editor 60108 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Between A Town And Its Bears, A Star-Crossed Relationship http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/between-town-and-its-bears-star-crossed-relationship Most people in the town of Old Forge, N.Y., want to refrain from feeding black bears. The trouble is, without the bears coming around as often as they do, North Country Public Radio's Natasha Haverty reports that the town could stand to lose a lot of its tourism. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Natasha Haverty 60110 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Some Call For More Sharing In Ridesharing http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/some-call-more-sharing-ride-sharing Taxicabs are fighting tooth and nail against Uber, the company that enables car owners to drive part time or full time for pay, like cabbies.<p>But behind this battle, there's another one brewing inside the world of ridesharing. Uber and its competitors in San Francisco are sparring over cash, over drivers, and over some basic values, too.<p>But a researcher says branding the startups Uber and Lyft as ridesharing services isn't quite accurate. Now, an emerging set of services promises to be more about sharing.<p><strong>Chauffeur Vs. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:43:00 +0000 editor 60106 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Some Call For More Sharing In Ridesharing Longtime Friends Lithgow And Molina Play Longtime Couple In 'Love Is Strange' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/longtime-friends-lithgow-and-molina-play-longtime-couple-love-strange When actors John Lithgow and Alfred Molina came by NPR's New York studios, they brought with them a loose, joking rapport — the shorthand of longtime friends. "Fred and I had known each other for 15-20 years," says Lithgow — who calls Molina "Fred."<p>"If anyone says, ... 'I know <em>Alfred</em> really well,' they're lying!" Molina tells NPR's Melissa Block.<p>"You can call him Freddie Teacups; that's his mob name," Lithgow says with a laugh.<p>Lithgow and Molina bring that same easy intimacy to their roles in the new movie <em>Love Is Strange.</em> It's a quiet portrait of a marriage. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:22:00 +0000 editor 60104 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Longtime Friends Lithgow And Molina Play Longtime Couple In 'Love Is Strange' Mexico Swears In A New Police Force, But Many Aren't Impressed http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mexico-swears-new-police-force-many-arent-impressed <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=Mexico+Swears+In+A+New+Police+Force%2C+But+Many+Aren%27t+Impressed&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODQ3NzExMDEyMTczNzkxNDU5MmE1Yg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 60096 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Plagiarism And Lost Posts, BuzzFeed's Strained Journalistic Evolution http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/plagiarism-and-lost-posts-buzzfeeds-strained-journalistic-evolution <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=In+Plagiarism+And+Lost+Posts%2C+BuzzFeed%27s+Strained+Journalistic+Evolution&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxNzk1MDEyOTc4NzE4ODM0ZDA2YQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Now plagiarism online - specifically at BuzzFeed. Plagiarism got one editor fired there last month, and now the company has been caught taking down thousands of old postings. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 60105 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net For The First Time, Real Tattoos Make Their Madden Debut http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/first-time-real-tattoos-make-their-madden-debut The NFL season is looming, and with it comes the new version of the Madden NFL video game — a franchise that has sold more than 100 million copies over the last 25 years.<p>Each year, Madden gets more and more realistic. "The NFL superstars definitely look like their real life counterparts would," says Samit Sarkar, a reporter for the gaming website Polygon.<p>But Sarkar says tattoos have long been an exception to that realism. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:27:00 +0000 editor 60054 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net For The First Time, Real Tattoos Make Their Madden Debut Bob Motley, Last Surviving Negro League Ump, Recalls Baseball History http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/bob-motley-last-surviving-negro-league-ump-recalls-baseball-history Bob Motley, a 91-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., has lived through remarkable times in our history.<p>His story is one of a black man in love with baseball. Racial integration didn't come to the major leagues until 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke the color line at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers.<p>But it was another 19 years before a black man, Emmett Ashford, appeared behind home plate. In the interim, black umpires called balls and strikes in the Negro League.<p>Motley is the last surviving ump from Negro League baseball. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:18:00 +0000 NPR Staff 60055 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Bob Motley, Last Surviving Negro League Ump, Recalls Baseball History Viewer Beware: Watching Reality TV Can Impact Real-Life Behavior http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/viewer-beware-watching-reality-tv-can-impact-real-life-behavior In the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/jersey-shore-ep-1-a-new-family/1627105/playlist.jhtml">pilot episode of <em>Jersey Shore</em></a>, we're introduced in the first minute to the "new family": Snooki, JWoww, Vinny and the rest of the gang.<p>A few minutes later, Snooki has already questioned JWoww's sexual morals. Vinny is calling Snooki stupid. The new family is already getting gossipy and aggressive.<p>That unfriendly behavior is good for TV ratings, but it might be bad news for you, the viewer. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:24:00 +0000 NPR Staff 60053 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Viewer Beware: Watching Reality TV Can Impact Real-Life Behavior Powerful Earthquake Rattles Northern California http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/powerful-earthquake-rattles-northern-california <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=Powerful+Earthquake+Rattles+Northern+California&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:01:00 +0000 editor 60049 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net American Journalist Freed After Nearly Two Years In Captivity http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/american-journalist-freed-after-nearly-two-years-captivity <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=American+Journalist+Freed+After+Nearly+Two+Years+In+Captivity&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TESS VIGELAND, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West, Arun Rath is away. I'm Tess Vigeland. An American journalist has been freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria. New England native Peter Theo Curtis had been held by Islamic militants since October of 2012. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:01:00 +0000 editor 60050 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/parents-young-black-men-autism-extra-fear-about-police Lorraine Spencer has been watching the news from Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot and killed by police, and worrying about her own son's safety. Jermaine is 16 years old and bi-racial, with a dark complexion. He also has autism and wants to be more independent, especially as he nears adulthood.<p>"It's my worst nightmare," she says. "I have the issue with him not understanding, possibly, a command to put your hands up or to get on the ground. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:24:00 +0000 Rebecca Hersher 60019 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police Generation Gap Divides Local Opinion On Ferguson Protests http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/generation-gap-divides-local-opinion-ferguson-protests Police in Ferguson, Mo., are bracing for the possibility of a large protest Saturday night, as the community marks two weeks since a police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.<p>Racial tensions have cooled considerably in the St. Louis suburb, after nearly 10 days of loud, raucous and sometimes violent protests. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:14:00 +0000 David Schaper 60015 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Generation Gap Divides Local Opinion On Ferguson Protests Foley's Death Highlights Plight Of Journalists In Syria http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/foleys-death-highlights-plight-journalists-syria <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=Foley%27s+Death+Highlights+Plight+Of+Journalists+In+Syria&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TESS VIGELAND, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Tess Vigeland. This week, the Obama administration declared the beheading of American journalist James Foley a terrorist attack. It left the door open for a possible expansion of U.S. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 60016 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net At Cannabis Clubs, Customers Mingle Over Marijuana http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cannabis-clubs-customers-mingle-over-marijuana <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=At+Cannabis+Clubs%2C+Customers+Mingle+Over+Marijuana&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TESS VIGELAND, HOST: <p>You are listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Tess Vigeland. In Colorado and Washington, recreational pot shops are now legal, and most are pretty bare-bones retail outfits. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 60017 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net As Summer Winds Down, Wistful Dreams Of A 'Lost Estate' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/summer-winds-down-wistful-dreams-lost-estate The summer before I went to college my grandfather died. I spent that season clearing out the shelves in his bedroom. And since he was a compulsive rereader, I kept the books that looked the most tattered. I thought he must have loved those the most. <br /> <br />One of them was <em>The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes),</em> by Henri Alain-Fournier. I couldn't have known when I picked it up that it would be such an appropriate last book for someone just days away from becoming a college student. In the late August heat I sat on my grandmother's balcony and read it in two days. <br /> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:17:00 +0000 Alexander Aciman 59985 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-york-and-ferguson-two-deaths-two-different-responses The deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of police have shocked the country this summer: Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by police in Staten Island, N.Y., and Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo.<p>Thousands of protesters will march in New York on Saturday to demand justice for Garner, and organizers say Brown's parents will speak at the rally. But while the two cases have some things in common, there are also key differences, including the way police in the local communities reacted.<p>The Rev. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Joel Rose 59984 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/obamas-reaction-ferguson-raises-questions-about-presidents-role Ferguson, Mo., has seen nearly two weeks of protests after an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. This week, a black leader stepped in to help defuse tensions. But it wasn't a civil rights spokesman or the first African-American president. It was Attorney General Eric Holder.<p>Some political observers are asking why Obama can't seem to speak for himself on race. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 59979 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role