Delmarva Public Radio http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Israel And Hamas Reportedly Agree To 12-Hour Truce http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/israel-and-hamas-reportedly-agree-12-hour-truce A humanitarian cease-fire lasting 12 hours could begin in Gaza on Saturday, as Hamas says it has agreed to a temporary peace and Israeli media are reporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also approved the plan. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:51:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 58415 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Israel And Hamas Reportedly Agree To 12-Hour Truce 'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/i-love-your-country-new-house-member-tells-us-officials Rep. Curt Clawson hasn't been in Congress long — he was sworn into office exactly one month ago. We mention that as a caveat, because in a congressional hearing Thursday, Clawson seems to have mistaken Americans who work in the U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:32:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 58414 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net 'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/which-colin-firth-debunks-some-myths-about-working-woody-allen In<em> Magic in the Moonlight</em>, a new film from Woody Allen, Colin Firth plays a 1920s stage magician who is also an expert at debunking spiritualists. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 editor 58413 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/fiction-explores-push-and-pull-arab-israeli-identity To be an Arab living in Israel proper has long been a challenging proposition. Even sussing out what to call them has political implications: Arab Israelis? Israeli Arabs? Palestinian Israelis? Or maybe just Palestinians? Arabs in Israel live lives that constantly — often stressfully — straddle two cultures: They are all at once ethnically Arab and citizens of the Jewish state.<p>I'm not talking here about Palestinians who live in Gaza and the West Bank. I'm talking about Arabs who live inside the Green Line and vote in Israeli elections. Some even serve in Israel's military. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Molly Antopol 58412 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/obama-us-central-america-share-responsibility-influx-minors President Obama met with the leaders of three Central American countries at the White House on Friday, telling them that they share responsibility with Washington for stemming an influx of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren discussed the growing humanitarian crisis with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.<p>The Associated Press says Obama told the leaders he wants to stem the flow of children. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 58406 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/how-well-does-drug-work-look-beyond-fine-print Anybody who has ever seen a drug advertisement or talked over the pros and cons of a medicine with a doctor can be forgiven for being confused.<p>Sorting out the risks and benefits of taking a medicine can be complicated even for professionals.<p>This spring, the Institute of Medicine <a href="http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Activity%20Files/Research/DrugForum/2014-MAY-12/Agenda.pdf">convened a workshop</a> with the Food and Drug Administration. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 NPR staff 58410 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/political-disenchantment-soars-lines-polls-grow-shorter Several new surveys show voter interest is low, anti-incumbent sentiment is high, and voters from both parties are questioning whether their elected leaders should return to Congress next year.<p>In short, the electorate is disengaged and disgusted with politics.<p>Voter turnout in the 2010 primaries was only about 18 percent, and now it's even lower. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:55:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 58411 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/bill-allowing-americans-unlock-cellphones-passes-house-heads-obama Approving a bill that has already passed the Senate, the House of Representatives has given its consent to legislation that lets U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:49:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 58407 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/can-finishing-big-bowl-ramen-make-dreams-come-true You can find ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped, almost anywhere in the U.S. these days. Ramen shops continue to pop up, and you can find renditions on the menus of restaurants and gastropubs.<p>But there's a truly funky noodle spot in Cambridge called <a href="http://www.yumewokatare.com/">Yume Wo Katare</a> that serves more than just ramen.<p>There aren't many restaurants where you get praised by everyone around you for clearing your plate or bowl. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 editor 58409 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/keychain-breathalyzers-may-make-quantified-drinking-easy While testing whether a <a href="seamus.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/02/327854051/alcohol-test-can-you-control-your-intoxication-by-eating-yeast">dash of yeast</a> could keep you from getting drunk, we discovered that it's pretty entertaining — and revealing — to track your blood alcohol while drinking.<p>Using a device to test blood-alcohol levels, we watched the alcohol in our bodies soar as we drank two beers on empty stomachs. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:44:00 +0000 editor 58408 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy If Dogs Feel Jealousy, It May Run Deeper In Us Than We'd Thought http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/if-dogs-feel-jealousy-it-may-run-deeper-us-wed-thought <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=If+Dogs+Feel+Jealousy%2C+It+May+Run+Deeper+In+Us+Than+We%27d+Thought&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwODU1OTg0MDEzNjAxMDAzNTk2NTIwYw004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 editor 58405 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/central-american-leaders-stop-white-house-talk-border-crisis The presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras met with President Obama at the White House Friday, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions to the crisis. <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=Central+American+Leaders+Stop+By+White+House+To+Talk+Border+Crisis&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 58404 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Leading Ebola Doctor Stricken With The Disease Himself http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/leading-ebola-doctor-stricken-disease-himself <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=Leading+Ebola+Doctor+Stricken+With+The+Disease+Himself&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1MzkxMDEyMTY5MDA4NjI2NGQ4Yg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 editor 58403 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net For Islamic State, Victories In Iraq Mean Momentum In Syria http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/islamic-state-victories-iraq-mean-momentum-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=For+Islamic+State%2C+Victories+In+Iraq+Mean+Momentum+In+Syria&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NDUzMDQ0MDEzMzY3NTc0ODgyMDhhNg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 58402 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/army-war-college-opens-probe-sen-walshs-alleged-plagiarism <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=Army+War+College+Opens+A+Probe+Into+Sen.+Walsh%27s+Alleged+Plagiarism&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTc0MDI0MDEzMzE4MjI4ODdlOTk4MA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 58401 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gaza Cease-Fire Still Just Out Of Reach: What Does Each Side Want? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gaza-cease-fire-still-just-out-reach-what-does-each-side-want Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, as casualty counts rise inexorably higher. NPR's Emily Harris is in Gaza, and she speaks to Audie Cornish about both sides' demands. <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=Gaza+Cease-Fire+Still+Just+Out+Of+Reach%3A+What+Does+Each+Side+Want%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTAzNzgzMDEzMTIyMTYyODIxZDdjYg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Emily Harris 58400 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In A Complex Web Of Tunnels, Israel Draws Its Red Line http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/complex-web-tunnels-israel-draws-its-red-line <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+A+Complex+Web+Of+Tunnels%2C+Israel+Draws+Its+Red+Line&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 58399 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Pa. Hospital Sees Gun Fight Between Psychiatrist And Patient http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/pa-hospital-sees-gun-fight-between-psychiatrist-and-patient <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=Pa.+Hospital+Sees+Gun+Fight+Between+Psychiatrist+And+Patient&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 58398 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Average American Man Is Too Big For His Britches http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/average-american-man-too-big-his-britches When my colleague Viet Le started writing about his <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/24/334989316/when-one-size-doesnt-fit-all-a-mans-quest-to-find-an-extra-small" target="_blank">struggle to find clothing that fits him as an "extra-small"</a> man in a world that idolizes "big and tall," I was intrigued — and a bit confused.<p>Viet has never struck me as an especially small guy. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:00 +0000 editor 58394 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Average American Man Is Too Big For His Britches The Best And Worst Companies To Retire From http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/best-and-worst-companies-retire Bloomberg has ranked the best and worst companies to retire from, and some of the results are surprising: ConocoPhillips provides some of the most generous retirement benefits to employees, while Whole Foods and Facebook are ranked near the bottom.<p>Bloomberg&#8217;s <strong>Michael Regan</strong> joins <a href="https://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain how the publication calculated the rankings.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-22/conocophillips-best-among-401-k-plans-with-facebook-last.html" target="_blank">See Bloo Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 58397 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Best And Worst Companies To Retire From Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/market-basket-employees-protest-labor-changes At a New England grocery store, employees are protesting labor changes &#8212; but it&#8217;s not what you&#8217;re expecting. Market Basket&#8217;s 25,000 employees don&#8217;t have a problem with their own working conditions. Rather, they want ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas put back in his position.<p>In 1994, Demoulas&#8217;s father fought his late brother&#8217;s heirs for control of the family business. Demoulas&#8217;s uncle&#8217;s heirs won a very slight majority stake of 50.5 percent. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 58396 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/market-basket-store-shelves-empty-online-presence-grows It&#8217;s been a big week for Market Basket.<p>For a window into everything about this family-owned business that has been successful &#8212; despite deep divisions at the top &#8212; you just have to go online. From our own WBUR to <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/traceylynneg/mind-blowing-pictures-of-empty-shelves-as-employee-uzsz" target="_blank">Buzzfeed</a>, countless publications are writing about the New England grocery store chain&#8217;s ongoing employee protests and resulting empty shelves.<p>But in this case, the curious now have another potential source for information on the comp Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 58395 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/are-opponents-death-penalty-contributing-its-problems Kevin Cooper was convicted of murdering a married couple and two children, and was sentenced to die.<p>That was back in 1985. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:38:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 58393 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems? Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/sen-john-mccain-calls-lengthy-execution-arizona-torture Sen. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:11:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 58392 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture' Delaware State Fair Heads Into Final Day http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delaware-state-fair-heads-final-day <p>The Delaware State Fair is wrapping up this week with appearances by country stars Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum. Governor Jack Markell honored four students as the 2014 Young Environmentalists of the Year. Also on hand this year was Perdue Farms CEO Jim Perdue. And, of course, there were the many visitors who came for the rides and the food. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush sent Tom Hunt and Matt Forney to check out the Fair.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:08:22 +0000 Don Rush 58391 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delaware State Fair Heads Into Final Day Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/tim-gunn-and-runway-life-big-collaboration-0 "Make it work," the fashion guru tells designers on <em>Project Runway.</em> But life hasn't always "worked" for Gunn. He talks with Terry Gross about being bullied, being gay in the '60s and '70s, and how his mother thinks he should "dress more like Mitt Romney."<em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 editor 58390 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/philip-seymour-hoffman-leaves-indelible-bond-most-wanted-man <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=Philip+Seymour+Hoffman+Leaves+Indelible+Bond+In+%27Most+Wanted+Man%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 David Edelstein 58389 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Legal Defense for Poor in Maryland Drops Sharply http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/legal-defense-poor-maryland-drops-sharply <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - A U.S. Justice Department study finds that Maryland taxpayer-funded spending on criminal defense for the poor fell more sharply than the national rate.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/1lD17hp">Daily Record of Baltimore</a> reported in its Friday edition that Maryland's spending on indigent defense dropped 7.9 percent from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2012, compared with a national decrease of 4.3 percent.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:10:00 +0000 Don Rush 58387 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Legal Defense for Poor in Maryland Drops Sharply Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/pope-francis-visit-us-next-year Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015, a trip that would mark his first to the U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 58388 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/indonesias-president-elect-crowdsources-his-cabinet Indonesia's president-elect is making good on a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader — starting with his Cabinet, which he's asking ordinary people to help him choose.<p>Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, was named president on Tuesday following July 9 polls, the results of which were contested by rival Prabowo Subianto. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:58:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 58386 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet