WMKY http://wmky.org en WATCH: Shark Vs. Grouper. Shark Loses. http://wmky.org/post/watch-shark-vs-grouper-shark-loses <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O37HI_AX9nY</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 20347 at http://wmky.org WATCH: Shark Vs. Grouper. Shark Loses. Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67 http://wmky.org/post/veteran-space-shuttle-astronaut-steven-nagel-dies-67 Astronaut Steven Nagel, who flew on four space shuttle missions in the 1980s and 90s, including two as mission commander, has died after a long battle with cancer, NASA confirms.<p>Nagel, an Air Force pilot who had logged many hours in fighter jets and as a test pilot, joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 in the first crop of trainees selected for the space shuttle program.<p>Although trained as a shuttle pilot, Nagel's first mission, aboard <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-51G.html">STS-51G</a> (Discovery) in June 1985, was as a mission specia Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:42:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 20346 at http://wmky.org Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67 Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With http://wmky.org/post/native-stories-alaska-give-gamers-something-play Until recently, no video games on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. A group of Alaskan natives have partnered with a game developer to change that.<p>Their game is called Never Alone, and its creators hope it will set a new standard in video game development.<p>As in movies, native characters in video games tend toward stereotype. Few of them are heroes, but this game is different. Never Alone is based on a traditional story known as Kanuk Sayuka and the experiences of Alaska elders, storytellers and youth. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:21:00 +0000 Heather Bryant 20345 at http://wmky.org Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles http://wmky.org/post/iceland-ups-aviation-warning-volcano-rumbles Iceland today raised an aviation alert level to reflect growing concern over underground rumblings at its <a href="http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga/">Bardarbunga</a> volcano in the central part of the island nation.<p>A sub-glacial eruption caused Icelandic authorities to raise the aviation alert level to red, indicating "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere," The Associated Press reports.<p>The AP notes: "Seismic data indicated that lava from the volcano was melting ice beneath the Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland's largest, Met Office vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer sai Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:17:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 20344 at http://wmky.org Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons http://wmky.org/post/kurdish-forces-say-theyre-waiting-us-weapons Iraq's ethnic Kurds are longtime U.S. allies and have put up the toughest resistance to the Sunni extremists in the so-called Islamic State that has captured swaths or Iraq's north and west.<p>They're getting help from U.S. air strikes, but also need heavier weapons of their own to match the firepower of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Weapons have been promised by the U.S. and other countries, but getting them through the central government in Baghdad has hampered the mission, according to Kurdish commanders.<p>"We have heard weapons are coming, but so far we haven't seen any. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 20342 at http://wmky.org Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth http://wmky.org/post/even-police-body-cameras-can-lose-sight-truth Ferguson, Mo., found a degree of civic calm this week after days and nights of angry clashes between protestors and the police.<p>Now the city is working to restore trust with residents after a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 20343 at http://wmky.org Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager http://wmky.org/post/uber-greases-wheel-obamas-old-campaign-manager President Obama's former campaign manager has gone to work for Uber. The ride-sharing start-up based in San Francisco has hired David Plouffe in hope that the political strategist who helped elect a president can steer the company through a thicket of local regulatory disputes.<p>This new power couple raises some questions:<p><strong>Why does Uber need one of the best political strategists in the country?</strong><p>First off, they can afford him. The company is valued at $18 billion. NPR tried to find out what Plouffe is getting paid, but Uber won't say.<p>They need the muscle, though. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Aarti Shahani 20341 at http://wmky.org Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq http://wmky.org/post/un-warns-possible-massacre-northeastern-iraq <em><strong>Updated at 3:10 p.m. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:33:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 20340 at http://wmky.org U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq Photo Released Of Chinese Fighter That Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane http://wmky.org/post/photo-released-chinese-fighter-buzzed-us-navy-plane The Pentagon has released a photo of the Chinese fighter jet it says made a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:13:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 20338 at http://wmky.org Photo Released Of Chinese Fighter That Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson http://wmky.org/post/another-peaceful-night-ferguson Relative calm and restraint prevailed for a third consecutive night on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., as confrontations subside between authorities and those protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.<p><a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/streets-ferguson-stay-calm-after-violent-nights">The Associated Press</a> reports: "A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday, but instead of confrontations with police, several stopped to talk one-on-one with officers about the Aug. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 20339 at http://wmky.org Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson Russian Convoy Leaves Ukraine After Reportedly Delivering Aid http://wmky.org/post/russian-convoy-leaves-ukraine-after-reportedly-delivering-aid Russia's foreign ministry says a convoy that crossed into rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine has delivered its humanitarian cargo and is heading home.<p>Dozens of white trucks, which had been sitting near the border inside Russian territory for more than a week, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/22/342403316/russian-convoy-crosses-ukraine-border-despite-kievs-protests">suddenly got underway on Friday and moved across the border to Luhansk</a>, despite strenuous objections from Kiev and the international community. U.S. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 20337 at http://wmky.org Russian Convoy Leaves Ukraine After Reportedly Delivering Aid Educators Say Students Need To Talk About Ferguson http://wmky.org/post/educators-say-students-need-talk-about-ferguson <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=Educators+Say+Students+Need+To+Talk+About+Ferguson&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTc0MTg1MDEyNTUxMTQxMDRkODNiYw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 20336 at http://wmky.org Little League And College Football: The Week In Sports http://wmky.org/post/little-league-and-college-football-week-sports <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=Little+League+And+College+Football%3A+The+Week+In+Sports&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 20335 at http://wmky.org Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent http://wmky.org/post/doctor-ebola-fatality-rate-running-70-percent <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Doctor%3A+Ebola+Fatality+Rate+Running+At+70+Percent&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 20334 at http://wmky.org Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands — All Under A Kilometer Of Ice http://wmky.org/post/antarctic-lakes-rivers-wetlands-all-under-kilometer-ice <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=Antarctic+Lakes%2C+Rivers%2C+Wetlands+%E2%80%94+All+Under+A+Kilometer+Of+Ice&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MzU5NTYzMDEyNzY2MjYxMzZjODE4NQ004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 20333 at http://wmky.org Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa http://wmky.org/post/borders-close-ebola-spreads-west-africa <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=Borders+Close+As+Ebola+Spreads+In+West+Africa&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 20332 at http://wmky.org U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against Islamic State http://wmky.org/post/us-continues-airstrikes-against-islamic-state <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=U.S.+Continues+Airstrikes+Against+Islamic+State&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODQ2NTcwMDEyMTczNTUzNDMzODFkZQ004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 20331 at http://wmky.org Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department! http://wmky.org/post/nashville-african-americans-join-your-police-dept <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Nashville Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.wpln.org/">http://www.wpln.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Nashville+To+African-Americans%3A+Join+Your+Police+Department%21&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 20330 at http://wmky.org Life Goes On, Even With The Spectre Of Ebola http://wmky.org/post/west-point-life-goes-even-spectre-ebola In another locale, the beach might be lined with "smart hotels and people sipping cocktails out front," says British photographer Tommy Trenchard. He's talking about West Point, a neighborhood in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. It's a densely populated slum of some 70,000, situated on a spit of land with a river on one side and the Atlantic ocean on the other.<p>This week, West Point made headlines. Angry residents raided an Ebola holding facility, for people suspected of being infected. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:03:00 +0000 editor 20329 at http://wmky.org Life Goes On, Even With The Spectre Of Ebola Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program http://wmky.org/post/budget-cuts-threaten-unique-alabama-prison-education-program In a small classroom in Alabama's Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, a dozen women sit at long gray tables. They all wear the same coarse white jumpsuits as a projector shows tips on "responding to anger" and "developing a positive self-concept."<p>This prompts 34-year-old Tamara Kirkwood to reflect on her past.<p>"You've got this mentality," Kirkwood says, "and you don't know how to change that way of thinking. You don't know how to get around that. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:37:00 +0000 Dan Carsen 20327 at http://wmky.org Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit http://wmky.org/post/chinas-pollution-crisis-inspires-unsettling-art-exhibit When 16,000 dead pigs floated down a river in Shanghai last year, it inspired a lot of questions about China's environmental conditions and a lot of disgust.<p>Now, those pigs have helped inspire an arresting exhibit at Shanghai's contemporary art museum, the Power Station of Art.<p>The solo show, called The Ninth Wave, opened this month and features the work of a top, Chinese contemporary artist, Cai Guo-Qiang. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:28:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 20328 at http://wmky.org China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit Scotland's Independence Vote And The Fate Of Britain's Nuclear Subs http://wmky.org/post/scotlands-independence-vote-and-fate-britains-nuclear-subs After 300 years in the United Kingdom, Scotland votes next month on whether to break the union, which raises many questions. One is particularly meaningful in the town of Helensburgh, in Western Scotland: What will happen to the U.K.'s nuclear weapons?<p>The Trident submarine program is based in Scotland, at Faslane naval base.<p>From a hill just outside Helensburgh, you can gaze down on the base: a beehive of boats and cars humming along the inlet called Gare Loch. More than 6,000 people work there, making it Scotland's largest military facility. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 20326 at http://wmky.org Scotland's Independence Vote And The Fate Of Britain's Nuclear Subs As Summer Winds Down, Wistful Dreams Of A 'Lost Estate' http://wmky.org/post/summer-winds-down-wistful-dreams-lost-estate The summer before I went to college my grandfather died. I spent that season clearing out the shelves in his bedroom. And since he was a compulsive rereader, I kept the books that looked the most tattered. I thought he must have loved those the most. <br /> <br />One of them was <em>The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes),</em> by Henri Alain-Fournier. I couldn't have known when I picked it up that it would be such an appropriate last book for someone just days away from becoming a college student. In the late August heat I sat on my grandmother's balcony and read it in two days. <br /> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:17:00 +0000 Alexander Aciman 20325 at http://wmky.org In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses http://wmky.org/post/new-york-and-ferguson-two-deaths-two-different-responses The deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of police have shocked the country this summer: Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by police in Staten Island, N.Y., and Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo.<p>Thousands of protesters will march in New York on Saturday to demand justice for Garner, and organizers say Brown's parents will speak at the rally. But while the two cases have some things in common, there are also key differences, including the way police in the local communities reacted.<p>The Rev. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Joel Rose 20324 at http://wmky.org In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses Augusta School Plans Suicide Prevention Program http://wmky.org/post/augusta-school-plans-suicide-prevention-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Knowing signs of what to look for, hopefully to prevent a suicide, is the focus of an Augusta Independent School program, set for August 28 and available to the public.</span></p><p>Developed after a seminar two summers ago, school administrators scheduled the local program before the recent suicide death of comedian/actor Robin Williams and other recent alleged suicides in Bracken County, AIS officials said.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:46:58 +0000 Wendy Mitchell & The Ledger Independent 20323 at http://wmky.org Augusta School Plans Suicide Prevention Program Bank Of America Settlement Reached http://wmky.org/post/bank-america-settlement-reached <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It won’t fix the system but it helps.</span></p><p>That’s the response of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway to the settlement announced Thursday (August 21) involving Bank of America and the Kentucky Retirement System.</p><p>Conway says the bank will pay the KRS&nbsp;some 23-million dollars for defrauding the pension system in a mortgage scheme. That’s a fraction of the system’s 17-billion dollar unfunded liability, a point Conway addressed during a conference call with reporters.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:35:57 +0000 Dan Conti 20322 at http://wmky.org Bank Of America Settlement Reached Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role http://wmky.org/post/obamas-reaction-ferguson-raises-questions-about-presidents-role Ferguson, Mo., has seen nearly two weeks of protests after an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. This week, a black leader stepped in to help defuse tensions. But it wasn't a civil rights spokesman or the first African-American president. It was Attorney General Eric Holder.<p>Some political observers are asking why Obama can't seem to speak for himself on race. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 20317 at http://wmky.org Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers http://wmky.org/post/suicide-bombing-iraq-kills-dozens-sunni-worshippers Dozens of Sunnis attending a mosque for Friday prayers have been killed in a suicide attack in Iraq's eastern Diyala province — the latest sectarian violence to hit the deeply divided country.<p>The Associated Press says at least 64 people were killed in the suicide bombing, which was followed up by gunmen who attacked the mosque where Sunni tribesmen who had rebuffed cooperation with Islamic State militants were attending Friday prayers.<p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28900340">The BBC says</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Diyala province has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks be Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 20319 at http://wmky.org A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis http://wmky.org/post/food-crisis-follows-africas-ebola-crisis In the shadows of West Africa's Ebola outbreak, food shortages are starting to develop.<p>This time of year is traditionally the lean season in West Africa, when last year's harvest of rice or groundnuts is mostly exhausted. Until recently, people were quite hopeful about the approaching harvest this year.<p>"The rainfall situation was very good," says Shukri Ahmed, a senior economist with the U.N.'s <a href="http://www.fao.org/home/en/">Food and Agriculture Organization</a> in Rome. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Dan Charles 20318 at http://wmky.org A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis Shelbyville Distillery The Latest Addition To Growing Ky. Bourbon Industry http://wmky.org/post/shelbyville-distillery-latest-addition-growing-ky-bourbon-industry A new Diageo distillery is now under construction in Shelbyville. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:08:12 +0000 Josh James 20316 at http://wmky.org Shelbyville Distillery The Latest Addition To Growing Ky. Bourbon Industry