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On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:58

Juarez, Mexico — terrifyingly violent a few years ago — is quieter now. But life across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, is still difficult for many.

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Customers Rush To Retail Store In Connecticut To Buy Obamacare

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:26

Connecticut opened retail stores to market its health insurance exchange. Some customers are getting insurance for the first time and others are hoping to lower their premiums.

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Final Call For Questions On Health Insurance As Deadline Looms

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:24

There is just one week left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Julie Rovner answers last-minute questions about what happens after that.

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Democrats Count On The Fine Art Of Field Operations

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:22

The president's party is counting on sophisticated field operations to stave off defeat in November. But in the year's first test, a Florida special election, the effort fell short.

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No. 3 Seed Iowa State Ousts North Carolina 85-83

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:47

The No. 3 seed Cyclones (28-7) are headed to New York City, where they will play No. 7 seed Connecticut in the East Regional semifinals next week.

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Russia Dominates, But Obama Trip Broadens Outreach

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:42

The president begins a week of international travel with Russia's Crimean incursion at the top of his agenda, even as he simultaneously seeks to re-emphasize U.S. influence abroad.

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U.S. Sends More Troops, Aircraft To Search For Ugandan Warlord

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:38

The U.S. is sending military aircraft as well as an increased number of special operations forces to Uganda to assist in the search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony.

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Chinese Plane Spots Object In Indian Ocean

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:34

A Chinese plane on Monday spotted a white, square-shaped object in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner.

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Washington Landslide Death Toll Doubles To 8

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 20:36

Searchers found 5 more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state. On Saturday, a wall of debris swept through a riverside neighborhood north of Seattle.

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Legislators should not change Alaska's Constitution to let politics taint its courtrooms

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-03-23 20:33
Legislators should not change Alaska's Constitution to let politics taint its courtrooms OPINION: Judges chosen for their political beliefs instead of their legal smarts are a lawyer's nightmare, and their bad decisions increase costs for everyone else, including the public.March 23, 2014

Alaska's leading expert on butterflies, Ken Philip leaves legacy for Smithsonian

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-03-23 20:22
Alaska's leading expert on butterflies, Ken Philip leaves legacy for Smithsonian Alaska's leading expert on butterflies, Fairbanks scientist Ken Philip, has died at 82. His collection is bound for the Smithsonian, the University of Alaska Museum of the North and the National Park Service.March 23, 2014

Oil Spill Cleanup Impedes Major Texas Ship Channel

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 20:16

Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

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After Winter's Chill, Economists Predict A Warming Trend

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 20:02

A cold, snowy winter in most of the country hurt economic growth, but forecasters see conditions improving for the rest of the year.

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Medical marijuana numbers expected to drop if Alaska legalizes recreational use

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-03-23 19:44
Medical marijuana numbers expected to drop if Alaska legalizes recreational use If an August ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana use passes, it's unlikely medical users will continue to invest time and money in pursuing medical marijuana registration.March 23, 2014

Kivalina project would turn waste into much-needed fuel

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-03-23 19:41
Kivalina project would turn waste into much-needed fuel The project, supported by an $85,000 grant, would turn human waste into biochar, a porous charcoal that can be used for fuel.March 23, 2014

Ringing up profits: DMV clears $38 million for Alaska

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-03-23 19:31
Ringing up profits: DMV clears $38 million for Alaska Registration fees and road taxes add up to millions in profit that goes into the state's general fund to pay for everything from schools to elections to infrastructure.March 23, 2014

While Alaska's Prince William Sound is safer, questions linger about preventing oil spills

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-03-23 19:12
While Alaska's Prince William Sound is safer, questions linger about preventing oil spills A citizens advisory council has helped protect Prince William Sound, but the Aleutian Islands, the Arctic and  Cook Inlet are more vulnerable. In those regions, if a tanker runs aground, rescue equipment can be hours or days away.March 23, 2014

Freeing Up California's Prisons: A Massive Undertaking

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 15:35

California's strategy for reducing its prison population involves shifting more responsibility for recurring and ex-offenders on local communities.

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“One Poem a Day Won’t Kill You” – listen here

Southeast Alaska News - Sun, 2014-03-23 15:08

   Poems air on Morning Edition during the 7:20 local newscast and at the end of the KRBD Evening Report (approximately 5:30 pm).  Poems also air during music programs hosted by volunteers.  Audio of the poems will be posted to the website after airing.

Schedule:

April 1st – Doug Rhodes reads a poem he wrote “Hubcap Cooking”

April 2nd – Judy Moffit reads “The Farmer and the Queen” by Shel Silverstein

April 3rd – Rebecca Valentine reads a poem she wrote called “The Stork’s Arrival With Twins”

April 4th –  Lloyd Roth reads “The Light Becomes Pictoral” by Emily Dickinson

April 5th – Isaac Martin reads “Pied Beauty” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

April 6th – Wendy Miles reads “Bygones” by Bert Leston Taylor

April 7th – Erin Hollowell reads her poem “Family Renuion”

April 8th – Sophia Martin reads “Our Music Friend” by Barbara Ann Wilmot

April 9th – Wayne Kinunen read’s John Masefield’s poem “A Ballad of John Silver”

April 10th – Earl reads “The Reckoning” by Robert Service

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April 30th – Compilation poem featuring first phrases from each of the 29 poems heard this month

When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 15:00

Vanilla has become a cultural metaphor for blandness and whiteness. It turns out that the flavor's history is rife with conquest and slavery and theft.

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