KUNM http://kunm.org en Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think http://kunm.org/post/where-birds-are-not-where-youd-think This is a trick question. Where would you expect to find the greatest variety of birds?<p>Downtown, in a city?<p>Or far, far from downtown — in the fields, forests, mountains, where people are scarce?<p>Or in the suburbs? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:19:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 48619 at http://kunm.org Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B http://kunm.org/post/court-orders-russia-pay-former-yukos-shareholders-50b In 2003, Russia arrested the country's richest man, seized his main asset, Yukos Oil, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4235927">broke it up and sold it</a>. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:52:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 48617 at http://kunm.org Monday News Roundup: Workers At Santa Fe Hospital Reject Contract Offer http://kunm.org/post/monday-news-roundup-workers-santa-fe-hospital-reject-contract-offer <p><strong>Workers At Santa Fe Hospital Reject Contract Offer</strong> – <em>The Associated Press</em></p><p></p><p>Unionized nurses and technicians at a Santa Fe hospital have rejected another contract offer from management.</p><p></p><p>Sunday's tally of the vote shows the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center workers rejected the latest offer overwhelmingly. The previous offer also was soundly rejected.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:40:31 +0000 KUNM News 48615 at http://kunm.org Monday News Roundup: Workers At Santa Fe Hospital Reject Contract Offer Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal http://kunm.org/post/dollar-tree-buy-family-dollar-85-billion-deal With Dollar Tree's agreement to purchase Family Dollar on Monday, two of the United States' biggest discount stores are coming together in a deal estimated at $8.5 billion in cash and stock.<p><a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/dollar-tree-to-buy-family-dollar-for-8-5-billion/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHeadline&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0"><em>The New York Times</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The deal comes amid pressure on Family Dollar by the activist investor Carl C. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:28:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 48618 at http://kunm.org Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting http://kunm.org/post/muslims-gaza-end-ramadan-marred-fighting Um Ahmed Ahmed almost ignored Eid this year.<p>The Muslim holiday, which began Monday, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.<p>"My plans were to have no plans for Eid," Ahmed says, pausing in the Firaz market area on a main street in Gaza City. "But my son kept bugging me, 'Mom, aren't you going to buy me something for Eid?'"<p>Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday and a family celebration. Relatives offer each other gifts of cash and chocolate. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:15:00 +0000 Emily Harris 48614 at http://kunm.org For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery http://kunm.org/post/how-protecting-wildlife-helps-stop-child-labor-and-slavery When scientists talk about the destruction of rain forests or the acidification of oceans, we often hear about the tragic loss of plants and animals.<p>But ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley, say there's also a human tragedy that frequently goes unnoticed: As fish and fauna are wiped out, more children around the world are forced to work. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:20:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 48612 at http://kunm.org How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting http://kunm.org/post/team-investigating-downing-mh17-turns-back-due-heavy-fighting For a second day in a row, Dutch and Australian experts were unable to reach the debris field left by downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.<p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/28/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/">CNN reports</a> that team members were attempting to make their way to the area when they heard explosions and were told there was heavy fighting, so they turned back. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:08:00 +0000 editor 48613 at http://kunm.org Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt http://kunm.org/post/ice-cream-sandwich-wouldnt-melt <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=The+Ice+Cream+Sandwich+That+Wouldn%27t+Melt&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MzkwMDEyMTY4NDg0NTBmYjQyZQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 48611 at http://kunm.org Lawmakers Reach Deal Intended To Fix VA System In Crisis http://kunm.org/post/lawmakers-reach-deal-intended-fix-va-system-crisis Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have reached a deal to overhaul the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, multiple news organizations are reporting.<p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/07/27/house-senate-negotiators-reach-deal-on-veterans-bill/"><em>The Washington Post</em> reports</a> the deal struck by the chiefs of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees would "provide funding to hire more doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals." <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/us/politics/department-of-veterans-affairs-health-system-fix- Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:42:00 +0000 editor 48610 at http://kunm.org Lawmakers Reach Deal Intended To Fix VA System In Crisis Conflict In Gaza: Here's What You Need To Know Today http://kunm.org/post/conflict-gaza-heres-what-you-need-know-today In a resolution overnight, the United Nations Security Council called for an "immediate and unconditional" cease-fire in Gaza.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/07/28/un-demands-gaza-cease-fire/13257629/">As <em>USA Today</em> reports</a>, the Security Council called on both Israel and Hamas to "to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire into the Eid period and beyond."<p>Despite that call, fighting continued. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:58:00 +0000 editor 48609 at http://kunm.org Conflict In Gaza: Here's What You Need To Know Today Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days http://kunm.org/post/calif-gets-lesson-succession-4-governors-4-days <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=Calif.+Gets+A+Lesson+In+Succession%3A+4+Governors+In+4+Days&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 48608 at http://kunm.org Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo http://kunm.org/post/colorado-rockies-hand-out-free-jerseys-typo <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=Colorado+Rockies+Hand+Out+Free+Jerseys+%E2%80%94+With+A+Typo&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxMTMyMDY2MDEyNDUxNzAyNjlmODI5NQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 48607 at http://kunm.org More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed http://kunm.org/post/more-half-spaniards-their-20s-are-unemployed Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — will have missed a decade or more of work. <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=More+Than+Half+Of+Spaniards+In+Their+20s+Are+Unemployed&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 48606 at http://kunm.org Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza http://kunm.org/post/israelis-broadly-support-militarys-operation-gaza <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=Israelis+Broadly+Support+Military%27s+Operation+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 48605 at http://kunm.org U.K. Launches Licensing For Onshore Oil And Gas Exploration http://kunm.org/post/business-news-190 <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.K.+Launches++Licensing+For+Onshore+Oil+And+Gas+Exploration&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 editor 48604 at http://kunm.org Locked In U.S. Hedge Fund Battle, Argentina Faces Default http://kunm.org/post/locked-us-hedge-fund-battle-argentina-faces-default <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=Locked+In+U.S.+Hedge+Fund+Battle%2C+Argentina+Faces+Default&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 48603 at http://kunm.org Depends Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwearness' http://kunm.org/post/last-word-1 <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=Depends+Promotes+Pants-Dropping+For+%27Underwearness%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjIzNjkwMDEzMTcwNjcxNzNmYmMzMA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 editor 48602 at http://kunm.org The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System http://kunm.org/post/week-politics-progress-upgrading-va-health-system <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=The+Week+In+Politics%3A+Progress+On+Upgrading+VA+Health+System&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMDkzMjQzMDEzNDc2MjU4NDA0M2ExOA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ron Elving 48601 at http://kunm.org Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions http://kunm.org/post/ukraine-update <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=Fighting+In+Ukraine+Continues%3B+Russia+Dismisses+Threat+Of+Sanctions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1MzkxMDEyMTY5MDA4NjI2NGQ4Yg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 48600 at http://kunm.org New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care http://kunm.org/post/new-york-debates-whether-housing-counts-health-care Standing outside her sixth-floor apartment in the Bronx, Lissette Encarnacion says she sometimes forgets the place belongs to her.<p>"I'm thinking I'm at somebody else's [house]," she says. "I'm ringing my own doorbell."<p>Encarnacion used to have a career in banking, and lived in a real home with her son and husband. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 editor 48599 at http://kunm.org New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health http://kunm.org/post/why-we-think-ignorance-bliss-even-when-it-hurts-our-health Medical tests are rarely a pleasant experience, especially if you're worried that something could be seriously wrong. That's true even though we know that regular screenings and tests often help doctors catch issues early.<p>But of course, humans don't always behave rationally. Sometimes people will go to great lengths to avoid hearing bad news. Social scientists call this sort of behavior information aversion, or the ostrich effect (based on the old myth that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when they're scared). Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 48598 at http://kunm.org Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival http://kunm.org/post/shifts-habitat-may-threaten-ruddy-shorebirds-survival An intrepid bird called the <a href="http://www.fws.gov/northeast/redknot/">red knot</a> migrates from the southern tip of South America to the Arctic and back every year. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 editor 48597 at http://kunm.org Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer http://kunm.org/post/people-who-feel-they-have-purpose-life-live-longer We know that happiness and social connection can have positive benefits on health. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 48596 at http://kunm.org People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers http://kunm.org/post/rust-devastates-guatemalas-prime-coffee-crop-and-its-farmers Outside the northern Guatemalan town of Olopa, near the Honduran border, farmer Edwin Fernando Diaz Viera stands in the middle of his tiny coffee field. He says it was his lifelong dream to own a farm here. The area is renowned for producing some of the world's richest Arabica, the smooth-tasting beans beloved by specialty coffee brewers.<p>"My farm was beautiful, it was big," he says.<p>But then, a plant fungus called coffee rust, or <em>roya</em> in Spanish, hit his crop.<p>"Coffee rust appeared and wiped out everything," he says.<p>That was in 2012, and it was Diaz Viera's first crop. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 48595 at http://kunm.org Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders http://kunm.org/post/lessons-manhood-boys-school-turns-work-wonders This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been taking a look at the changing lives of <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">men in America</a>. And that means talking about how the country educates boys.<p>In Berkeley, Calif., a private, non-profit middle school called the East Bay School for Boys is trying to reimagine what it means to build confident young men. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 48594 at http://kunm.org Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands http://kunm.org/post/love-and-drowning-us-virgin-islands In the new novel <em>Land of Love and Drowning</em>, the Virgin Islands and the ocean around them make for a magical setting.<p>The book follows three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.<p>It's also laced with magical realism: One main character can sense people's arrival; another family only gives birth to men, generation after generation; and one woman has a hoofed leg instead of one of her feet.<p>Author Tiphanie Yanique grew up on the island of St. Thomas, she tells NPR's Eric Westervelt. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 48593 at http://kunm.org 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding http://kunm.org/post/handmade-signs-homeless-people-lead-art-understanding Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek from Seattle, Wash. to New York City looking for supplies.<p>He's been buying handmade signs from homeless people for an art project called <a href="http://weareallhomeless.blogspot.com/">We Are All Homeless</a>. Those signs are little more than a peripheral blur for many people. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 48592 at http://kunm.org Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza http://kunm.org/post/eve-ramadans-end-fighting-resumes-gaza <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=On+The+Eve+Of+Ramadan%27s+End%2C+Fighting+Resumes+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Eric Westervelt sitting in for Arun Rath. Israel and Hamas battled with words and weapons today. Even as international efforts to end the war continued a firm cease-fire remained elusive. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Emily Harris 48591 at http://kunm.org What Makes This Fight In Gaza Different From The Others? http://kunm.org/post/what-makes-fight-gaza-different-others <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=What+Makes+This+Fight+In+Gaza+Different+From+The+Others%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST: <p>New York Times correspondent Anne Barnard has just left Gaza after spending three weeks covering the war. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 48590 at http://kunm.org Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand http://kunm.org/post/violence-spikes-anew-iraq-islamic-state-looks-expand <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=Violence+Spikes+Anew+In+Iraq%2C+As+Islamic+State+Looks+To+Expand&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 48589 at http://kunm.org