All Things Considered Weekend http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maine-city-council-votes-keep-tar-sands-out-its-port South Portland, Maine, is known as the place where Liberty ships were built by tens of thousands of workers during World War II. Now, the city's waterfront is home to an oil terminal and the beginning of a 236-mile-long pipeline.<p>For more than 70 years, the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:51:00 +0000 Susan Sharon 58217 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/book-review-angels-make-their-hope-here Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 58215 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/pop-quiz-20-percent-chance-rain-do-you-need-umbrella This week, <em>All Things Considered</em> is exploring <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/333708682/risk-and-reason" target="_blank">how people interpret probability</a>. What does it mean to us, for example, when a doctor says an operation has a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/21/332074963/what-the-odds-fail-to-capture-when-a-health-crisis-hits" target="_blank">70 percent chance of success?</a><p>One of the most common encounters with percent probabilities has to do with weather. Take a moment to consider the question below. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:08:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58209 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella? D.C. Washington's Voice Shines On The Diamond In Nation's Capital http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/dc-washingtons-voice-shines-diamond-nations-capital During a recent visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by both his smooth baritone and his curiously apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington into the studio for a conversation and a few songs. <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=D.C.+Washington%27s+Voice+Shines+On+The+Diamond+In+Nation%27s+Capital&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDcwNjYzMDEzMTQ4MjA1NThkNjc1Mg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 editor 58213 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/va-nominee-steps-senate-committee Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, which will vote on whether to send his nomination to the Senate floor. <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=VA+Nominee+Steps+Before+Senate+Committee&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjIzNjkwMDEzMTcwNjcxNzNmYmMzMA004)"/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 58210 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Newark Police Placed Under Federal Microscope For Rampant Misconduct http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/newark-police-placed-under-federal-microscope-rampant-misconduct After a lengthy investigation, the U.S. Justice Department has found that the Newark Police Department, the largest in New Jersey, has frequently violated residents' civil rights and engaged in unreasonable use of force. Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC reports that the department will be placed under federal oversight. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 58194 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net A Spicy Take On An Old Standby: This Ketchup's Ripe For Return http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/spicy-take-old-standby-ketchups-ripe-return When life gives you tomatoes, make ketchup. With those fruits of the vine in high season, <em>All Things Considered</em> reaches into the archives for an heirloom tomato ketchup recipe, which produces a spicy sauce you'll likely not to find anywhere else. <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=A+Spicy+Take+On+An+Old+Standby%3A+This+Ketchup%27s+Ripe+For+Return&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyOTk4OTc0MDEyNzcxNDIzMTZjM2E3Zg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 58202 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Polish Case For Tougher Russia Sanctions http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/polish-case-tougher-russia-sanctions In the wake of the Malaysian airliner's downing, many Europeans are now calling for tougher sanctions against Russia. Among them is Radek Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, who explains to Robert Siegel why the West should ratchet up sanctions. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 58203 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/net-neutrality-shall-i-compare-thee-highway-showerhead <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCUg5A-ZAw0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou9S3wrHg8c</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:35:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58142 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead? This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/year-avignon-festival-stage-both-plays-and-protest Every July, for one month a year, the southern French city of Avignon becomes a theater. Actors, directors and playwrights converge on the walled, medieval town, where thespians perform in every playhouse, opera house, church and even in the streets. It's all part of the Avignon Theater Festival, which was started in 1947 by renowned French actor and director Jean Vilar.<p>"The main idea is that culture is not only for rich people but for everybody," says dramatist Olivier Py, director of this year's 68th Avignon Festival. "That was quite a change. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 58139 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/what-odds-fail-capture-when-health-crisis-hits How well do we understand and act on probabilities that something will happen? A 30 percent chance of this or an 80 percent chance of that?<p>As it turns out, making decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.<p><a href="http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/faculty/profile.cfm?uniqname=bzikmund" target="_blank">Brian Zikmund-Fisher</a> would know. He teaches about risk and probability at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 58135 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits If You're A College Man Who Hasn't Shared His Bed, You're Not Alone http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/if-youre-college-man-who-hasnt-shared-his-bed-youre-not-alone Freelance writer Noah Berlatsky talks about sex in college — or, rather, not having sex in college. Berlatsky was among the 10 percent of students who remain virgins throughout college, and this felt to him like an embarrassment — and a knock against his masculinity. But, he realized in time, it made him no less or more a man. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:02:00 +0000 editor 58140 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Bloody Battle, Medal Of Honor Recipient Held His Post Alone http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/bloody-battle-medal-honor-recipient-held-his-post-alone Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>At the White House today, President Obama awarded the nation's highest award for combat bravery. He presented the Medal of Honor to former Sergeant Ryan Pitts. In 2008, Pitts fought off a large Taliban force at an Afghan outpost. He did this for a time alone and wounded until the Americans could turn the tide of the battle.<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: As one of his teammates said, had it not been for Ryan Pitts, that post almost certainly would've been overrun.<p>SIEGEL: Today, Pitts is married with a young son and lives in New Hampshire. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 58134 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/tenuous-progress-jets-crash-site-clashes-flare-close The first Dutch investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting broke out in the outskirts of Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government in Kiev. <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=Tenuous+Progress+At+Jet%27s+Crash+Site%2C+As+Clashes+Flare+Close+By&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 58126 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Life Under 'The Islamic State': Order In The Shadow Of Terror http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/life-under-islamic-state-order-shadow-terror Transcript <p>: This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. In Iraq the city of Mosul is becoming the de facto power center for the so-called Islamic State. The Sunni extremist group also known as ISIS took over the large Iraqi city last month as it swept through the northwest of the country. For a couple of years, the group had already controlled large portions of neighboring Syria amid that country's civil war. As it solidifies its hold on Mosul its building a track record for how it actually governs. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 58127 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/despite-californias-drought-taps-still-flowing-la-county This January, after the driest calendar year in California history, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency. He called on residents to reduce their water intake by 20 percent.<p>But downtown Los Angeles doesn't look<em> </em>like a city devastated by the state's worst drought in decades. The city is green with landscaping, and fountains are running. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58085 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County Actor James Garner Of 'Rockford Files' Dies http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/actor-james-garner-rockford-files-dies Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>OK, we don't to let that play much longer for you to know where we're going with this - the theme from "The Rockford Files" and a few seconds to remember actor, James Garner. He died yesterday at home, here in Los Angeles. He was 86. A native of Oklahoma, Garner was a Korean War vet. He got his start in Hollywood with small parts in Westerns. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 editor 58082 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Death Toll Climbs In Israel-Gaza Conflict Amid Attempts At Cease-Fire http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/death-toll-climbs-israel-gaza-conflict-amid-attempts-cease-fire Israel widened its operation into Gaza Sunday and each side had the highest death toll of this two-week-old conflict. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem about this deadly day. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 editor 58083 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/sixth-graders-science-fair-finding-shocks-ecologists When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while snorkeling and fishing with her dad.<p>Her project showed that the lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water. The results blew away professional ecologists. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58084 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists As Superheroes Go Mainstream, Comic Cons Get Corporate http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/superheroes-go-mainstream-comic-cons-get-corporate Darren Tompkins attended his first comic convention (or comic con) in Roanoke, Va., back in the mid-1980s. At the time, these gatherings were only for die-hard comic fans — people who might invest in a Batman or Joker costume to wear once a year.<p>"Really, it was just a small ballroom filled with cardboard boxes," Tompkins says. "I mean, there weren't any actors or famous people or panels or anything. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:18:00 +0000 editor 58059 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net As Superheroes Go Mainstream, Comic Cons Get Corporate Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/learning-love-ocean-after-lifetime-fearing-it Tim Bomba is a tall, rangy guy with a quick smile and a penchant for off-color jokes. He's a marathoner, a triathlete (he's done two Ironman races), and every Wednesday morning for the last decade, Bomba has taught a ocean swimming course in Santa Monica, Calif.<p>The course, called Ocean 101, isn't for accomplished swimmers like Bomba. It's for people who are new to the ocean, and many participants are afraid of the water when they arrive. Bomba knows what they're going through. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58054 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It Community Groups Help Immigrants Settle Amid Political, Legal Turmoil http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/community-groups-help-immigrants-settle-amid-political-legal-turmoil Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Kelly McEver's.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF RECORDING)<p>UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: The following message will be repeated in Spanish and English.<p>MCEVERS: Let's say you're from Central America. You live here in the U.S. Your child, your niece, your cousin who's just cross the border, alone - one of the tens of thousands of children who cross into the U.S. this year. How do you find them? Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 58057 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net At Crash Site In Ukraine, Rebels Restrict International Monitors http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/crash-site-ukraine-rebels-restrict-international-monitors Separatist rebels at the site of the shot down Malaysia Airlines jet in Eastern Ukraine have been giving restricted access to international monitors Saturday. Corey Flintoff speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers from Donetsk on the effort and the outcry over the slow pace of the body recovery and evidence gathering. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 58058 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-yorks-night-birmingham-horror-sparked-summer-riots It was called "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1964/07/20/violence-flares-again-in-harlem.html?_r=0" target="_blank">New York's night of Birmingham horror</a>."<p>Just over two weeks after the <a href="http://apps.npr.org/behind-the-civil-rights-act/#/annotations" target="_blank">landmark Civil Rights Act</a> was signed into law in 1964, violence erupted in the streets of New York City, lasting a total of six nights. It was the first in a series of riots that would come to define the later years of the 1960s civil rights movement. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:54:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 58023 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots Wrap-up: The Day's Events In Eastern Ukraine And Gaza http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/wrap-days-events-eastern-ukraine-and-gaza Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Now to recap the major stories of the day. The United States is pinning the blame for the crash of a passenger jet in Ukraine on pro-Russian separatists. President Obama said today that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area controlled by the separatists. Mr. Obama called for a cease-fire to allow for a full investigation.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The crash site itself is under rebel control. And the first international monitors arriving on the scene say their access is being limited. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 58020 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Inside Gaza And Under Israeli Fire, A Family Tries To Stay Safe http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/inside-gaza-and-under-israeli-fire-family-tries-stay-safe The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/17/332347143/israel-launches-ground-offensive-in-gaza">beginning of Israel's ground invasion Thursday night</a> was loud. Explosions lit up the sky to the north and east and boomed throughout the Gaza Strip.<p>But <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/18/332499370/israeli-ground-operation-in-gaza-continues">Friday</a> started pretty quietly for Rashad Abu Tawila.<p>"It was before dawn," the Gaza resident recalls, through an interpreter. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Emily Harris 58021 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Inside Gaza And Under Israeli Fire, A Family Tries To Stay Safe Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/surviving-adult-world-fairy-tales-and-real-life I live in Tucson, Ariz. National news about thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border — some as young as 2 years old — is local news here. A front-page headline from this week's <em>Arizona Daily Star</em> reads, "Immigration tension boils over in Oracle." It's subtitled "Protesters, supporters, clash; bus carrying children fails to show."<p>The article featured a photograph of protesters, adults standing by signs scrawled with red and blue markers. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 editor 58022 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life Among The Ruins Of The Plane, Tentative Steps To Secure Order http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/among-ruins-plane-tentative-steps-secure-order Journalist Noah Sneider was at the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down, killing all 298 people onboard. Sneider updates Audie Cornish on the state of the site and local reactions. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 58016 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Challenges Of Investigating The Malaysia Airlines Disaster http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/challenges-investigating-malaysia-airlines-disaster The crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine holds many important clues about what happened to the plane. But that site is under the control of pro-Russian separatists who are suspected of involvement in shooting the plane down.<p>The rebel fighters say they are giving access to investigators, including those from the Ukrainian government, though one Ukrainian official who visited the scene Friday said he was not given full access.<p>Here are some of the key questions on the investigation into Flight MH17:<p><strong>The U.N. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 58018 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Challenges Of Investigating The Malaysia Airlines Disaster In New Film, Zach Braff Asks: How Long Can You Pursue Your Dreams? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-film-zach-braff-asks-how-long-can-you-pursue-your-dreams Zach Braff is currently performing on Broadway, and for a time he starred in the TV comedy <em>Scrubs</em>. But he's also known for directing and starring in the 2004 film <em>Garden State</em>, a model of 20-something angst.<p>Braff also directs and stars in his latest film, <em>Wish I Was Here</em>, which he co-wrote with his older brother, Adam. The collaboration yielded a coming-of-age story of sorts. It's about a guy who hasn't quite earned the title of adult, even though he's already a family man with kids. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:40:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58014 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In New Film, Zach Braff Asks: How Long Can You Pursue Your Dreams?