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The Arguments For And Against Releasing Jonathan Pollard

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 08:51

The formal naval intelligence analyst is serving a life term for spying for Israel. This is not the first time his case has cropped up in the larger context of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

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People Who Are Still Uninsured May Turn To Community Clinics

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 08:50

Federally funded health clinics serve all comers, and people pay fees based on a sliding scale. That's one option for people who didn't sign up for health insurance on the exchanges.

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Tiger Woods Will Miss The Masters After Back Surgery

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 08:22

The golf star has been experiencing back pain in recent weeks. He had surgery Monday to relieve pressure on a spinal nerve. The Masters tournament begins next week.

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Too French? Nike Rolls Out U.S. World Cup Soccer Uniforms

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 08:17

The new jerseys feature a familiar U.S. badge on the chest. But they depart from the previous models by using thick bands of the national flag's three colors.

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China's Military Latest Target In Anti-Corruption Drive

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 08:06

A former top general of the People's Liberation Army has been indicted for his allegedly lavish lifestyle and investigators say there's evidence of wrongdoing at key military units.

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Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 08:05

Obesity docs say it's time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.

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Becoming More Popular Doesn't Protect Teens From Bullying

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 07:50

You'd think that the popular kids don't get picked on, but as a teenager's social status rises, they're more apt to be bullied. Increased social combat may be to blame.

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5 April Fools' Pranks Gone Bad

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 07:11

When you pull an April Fools' prank, the joke could be on you.

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Group Blasts Greece Over Conditions In Which Migrants Are Detained

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 07:06

Medecins Sans Frontieres' new report called Greece's treatment of migrants not only a "violation of national, European and international standards, but also" harmful to people's health and dignity.

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Juneau healthier than Sitka? Don’t make us laugh!

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-01 07:00

During a break in the legislature, Juneau residents take the air in Cope Park.

A study released last week by the University of Wisconsin concluded that Sitka is the second-healthiest community in the state of Alaska — behind Juneau.

Researchers looked at smoking rates, access to exercise, and education levels, among other factors.

The results of the study were a shot in the arm to Juneau which, frankly, seems a little more sedentary and bureaucratic than Sitka. However, local health professionals are now more motivated than ever to improve our fitness.

KCAW’s Robert Woolsey spoke with Cindy Edwards, director of the Hames Center, to learn what can be done to put Sitka on top.

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Today is the anniversary what many consider to be one of the greatest April Fool’s pranks ever: The Eruption of the Mt. Edgecumbe Volcano. Sitka legend Porky Bickar masterminded that event, which took place on a sunny morning exactly 40 years ago.