Here & Now http://kvpr.org en Discovering Lost Sounds http://kvpr.org/post/discovering-lost-sounds Do you know what a guillotine sounds like? How about a Tiegel semi-automatic stop-cylinder printing press?<p>These are some of the sounds from past generations that have been lost (sometimes for the better). Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:22:00 +0000 editor 31686 at http://kvpr.org Discovering Lost Sounds Sunday Morning Talk Shows Might Be On The Decline http://kvpr.org/post/sunday-morning-talk-shows-might-be-decline The Sunday morning talk shows once played a vital role in American politics. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:22:00 +0000 editor 31687 at http://kvpr.org Sunday Morning Talk Shows Might Be On The Decline N.H. Hospital Offers Deals On Procedures To Uninsured http://kvpr.org/post/nh-hospital-offers-deals-procedures-uninsured Transparency and low cost aren&#8217;t exactly widespread when it comes to getting healthcare. But <a href="http://elliothospital.org/website/" target="_blank">Elliot Hospital</a> in Manchester, New Hampshire, is trying to change that.<p>The hospital is offering &#8220;CareBundles,&#8221; an all-inclusive fee for procedures like colonoscopies and knee surgery. At this time, only the uninsured can get fixed price procedures. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:22:00 +0000 editor 31688 at http://kvpr.org N.H. Hospital Offers Deals On Procedures To Uninsured DJ Sessions: From Europe, With Love http://kvpr.org/post/dj-sessions-europe-love In this installment of DJ Sessions, KCRW&#8217;s <strong>Travis Holcombe</strong> brings us sounds from Norway and France, including Norwegian DJ and producer <a href="http://toddterje.com/" target="_blank">Todd Terje</a>, Norwegian rock band <a href="http://www.togtogtog.com/" target="_blank">Tôg</a>, French singer <a href="http://katerine.net/" target="_blank">Katerine</a> and French electro rock band <a href="http://www.ithinkilikejamaica.fm/" target="_blank">Jamaica</a>.<p>Holcombe tells <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson he enjoys listening Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:37:00 +0000 editor 31641 at http://kvpr.org DJ Sessions: From Europe, With Love May The Best Barista Win http://kvpr.org/post/may-best-barista-win Baristas from around the country will compete in the <a href="http://uscoffeechampionships.org/" target="_blank">U.S. Coffee Championships</a> in Seattle this week to see who rises to cream of the crop. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:22:00 +0000 editor 31642 at http://kvpr.org May The Best Barista Win South Korean Ferry Disaster: One Survivor's Story http://kvpr.org/post/south-korean-ferry-disaster-one-survivors-story More than 150 bodies have now been recovered from the wreck of a ferry that sank off the South Korean coast last week. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:22:00 +0000 editor 31643 at http://kvpr.org Tension Remain High In Ukraine http://kvpr.org/post/tension-remain-high-ukraine In Kiev today, Vice President Joe Biden said Russia must stop talking and start acting to defuse the crisis in Crimea.<p>The vice president&#8217;s visit comes as three men killed in an attack on a pro-Russian camp on Sunday were buried.<p>The BBC&#8217;s <strong>Natalia Antelava</strong> is visiting the town of Lugansk, a pro-Russian stronghold, and reports on the debate between those loyal to Kiev and those loyal to Moscow.<p><h4>Reporter</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/7334433.stm" target="_blank">Natalia Antelava</a></strong>, corres Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 31571 at http://kvpr.org North Korea Steps Up Nuclear Activity Ahead Of Obama Visit http://kvpr.org/post/north-korea-steps-nuclear-activity-ahead-obama-visit President Obama arrives in Japan on tomorrow amid reports that North Korea might carry out a fourth underground nuclear test to coincide with the president&#8217;s trip.<p>The reports about the possible test come from the South Korean Defense Ministry, which says it has spotted several activities related to a possible nuclear test in Punggye-ri in North Korea.<p><strong>Jim Walsh</strong>, an expert on North Korea and international security, discusses this with <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now’</a>s</em> Jeremy Hobson.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://web.m Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 31572 at http://kvpr.org What Do We Have To Teach Plato? http://kvpr.org/post/what-do-we-have-teach-plato In her book &#8220;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Plato-Googleplex-Philosophy-Wont-Away/dp/0307378195/?tag=wburorg-20" target="_blank">Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won&#8217;t Go Away</a>,&#8221; philosopher and writer <strong>Rebecca Newberger Goldstein</strong> imagines Plato on a U.S. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:17:00 +0000 editor 31570 at http://kvpr.org What Do We Have To Teach Plato? South Korean President Condemns Captain Of Sunken Ferry http://kvpr.org/post/south-korean-president-condemns-captain-sunken-ferry On Monday, South Korean President Park Geun-hye likened the actions and decisions of the captain and some of the crew members of the sunken ferry in Sewol as &#8220;unforgivable, murderous behavior.&#8221;<p>The disaster has left some 300 people missing or dead. Journalist <strong>Jason Strother</strong> joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson from Seoul with the latest.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://jasonstrother.net/" target="_blank">Jason Strother</a></strong>, multimedia journalist based in Seoul, South Korea. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:09:00 +0000 editor 31519 at http://kvpr.org South Korean President Condemns Captain Of Sunken Ferry Remembering Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter http://kvpr.org/post/remembering-rubin-hurricane-carter Middleweight boxing champion Rubin &#8220;Hurricane&#8221; Carter died on Sunday at age 76. He was twice wrongly convicted in a 1966 triple murder. Celebrities rallied for his release, but after his second conviction, many fell away.<p><strong>Thom Kidrin</strong> was among the few who kept up support and lobbied relentlessly for Carter&#8217;s release. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:57:00 +0000 editor 31517 at http://kvpr.org Remembering Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Song Of The Week: 'Animals' http://kvpr.org/post/song-week-animals NPR music writer and editor <strong>Stephen Thompson</strong> introduces <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young to the song &#8220;Animals&#8221; by the band <a href="http://www.thegoastt.com/" target="_blank">The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger</a>.<p>The band consists of John Lennon&#8217;s son, Sean Lennon, and his girlfriend and fellow musician Charlotte Kemp Muhl.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/tag/song-of-the-week">More song recommendations from Stephen Thompson</a></li> </ul> <div style="height:351px !important;width:624px !impo Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:52:00 +0000 editor 31518 at http://kvpr.org Song Of The Week: 'Animals' Boston Is Ready To Run Again http://kvpr.org/post/boston-ready-run-again One of the biggest fields ever will assemble in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, for the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday morning, which is Patriots&#8217; Day in Massachusetts. It&#8217;s the first Boston Marathon since the bombings near the finish line last April.<p>This year, 36,000 people will be running, including elite athletes from all around the world. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:24:00 +0000 editor 31406 at http://kvpr.org Boston Is Ready To Run Again Boston Marathon Inspires At Children's Cancer Clinic http://kvpr.org/post/boston-marathon-inspires-childrens-cancer-clinic While the Boston Marathon will be the center of international attention this year, the marathon has always been a focal point at a Boston clinic that treats children with cancer.<p>For each of the past 16 marathons, many patients at the pediatric cancer program at Massachusetts General Hospital have been paired with runners &#8212; using the race&#8217;s symbol of endurance and strength to the youngsters undergoing cancer treatment.<p>Two former patients ran last year but were stopped before the finish line because of the bombings.<p>But they&#8217;ll be back &#8212; running this year, determi Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:24:00 +0000 editor 31407 at http://kvpr.org Boston Marathon Inspires At Children's Cancer Clinic First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From Adults http://kvpr.org/post/first-embryonic-stem-cells-cloned-adults For the first time, scientists have successfully grown stem cells from adults using cloning techniques.<p>This development, published in Thursday’s online edition of the journal <a href="http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/home" target="_blank">Cell Stem Cell</a>, brings scientists closer to developing patient-specific lines of cells that can be used to treat medical ailments.<p>NPR science correspondent <strong>Richard Harris</strong> discusses this breakthrough and ethical controversy this discovery might elicit with <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:24:00 +0000 editor 31408 at http://kvpr.org Jane Goodall Plants 'Seeds Of Hope' http://kvpr.org/post/jane-goodall-plants-seeds-hope Primatologist <strong>Jane Goodall</strong> is known for her groundbreaking work with the chimpanzees in Gombe National Park in Tanzania. But she also has a lifelong love of trees.<p>&#8220;To me, trees are living beings and they have their own sort of personalities,&#8221; she tells <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 31342 at http://kvpr.org Jane Goodall Plants 'Seeds Of Hope' New Military Rules On Hair Create Controversy http://kvpr.org/post/new-military-rules-hair-create-controversy There are now more than 17,000 signatures on a <a href="http://https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reconsider-changes-ar-670-1-allow-professional-ethnic-hairstyles/BnR900wx" target="_blank">new White House petition</a>, calling on the Obama administration to reconsider new Army regulations about hair and grooming.<p>And the women in the Congressional Black Caucus have also sent a <a href="http://cbc.fudge.house.gov/press-releases/women-members-of-the-cbc-send-letter-to-dod-secretary-hagel-on-unauthorized-hairstyles/" target="_blank">letter</a> to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, to the sam Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 31343 at http://kvpr.org New Military Rules On Hair Create Controversy General Mills' New Privacy Policy Restricts Consumers' Right To Sue http://kvpr.org/post/general-mills-new-privacy-policy-restricts-consumers-right-sue If you download a coupon for Cheerios or Cocoa Puffs, or &#8220;like&#8221; a General Mills product on Facebook, you may be barred from suing the company.<p>General Mills has changed its privacy policy. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 31344 at http://kvpr.org General Mills' New Privacy Policy Restricts Consumers' Right To Sue DJ Sessions: Blurring The Lines Between Rock, Jazz And Classical http://kvpr.org/post/dj-sessions-blurring-lines-between-rock-jazz-and-classical In the latest installment of DJ Sessions, pianist <strong>Christopher O&#8217;Riley</strong> joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson to talk about his favorite group that&#8217;s making waves in the classical community.<p>O&#8217;Riley says <a href="http://www.thebadplus.com/" target="_blank">The Bad Plus</a> is comprised of great composers. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 editor 31286 at http://kvpr.org DJ Sessions: Blurring The Lines Between Rock, Jazz And Classical ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing http://kvpr.org/post/er-doctor-looks-back-year-after-marathon-bombing On this day a year ago, Bostonians got one of their first glimpses into the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, when emergency room physician <strong>Ron Medzon</strong> came on our program.<p>&#8220;It was just one after another after another,” he said of the victims being brought into the hospital. “Every single person had a limb-threatening injury, a life-threatening injury. And I think 20 people came in over 40 minutes, which is just incredible.”<p>Thirteen area hospitals received 180 patients. Emergency rooms turned into MASH units. A year after the marathon bombing, Dr. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 editor 31287 at http://kvpr.org ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing