KRCB http://radio.krcb.org en Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies http://radio.krcb.org/post/margot-adler-npr-journalist-three-decades-dies Margot Adler, one of the signature voices on NPR's airwaves for more than three decades, died Monday at her home in New York City. She was 68 and had been battling cancer.<p>Margot joined the NPR staff as a general assignment reporter in 1979. She went on to cover everything from the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic to confrontations involving the Ku Klux Klan in Greensboro, N.C., to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.<p>"Her reporting was singular and her voice distinct," Margaret Low Smith, NPR's vice president for news, said in an announcement to staff. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:09:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 31531 at http://radio.krcb.org Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies World Cafe Next: Sam Morrow http://radio.krcb.org/post/world-cafe-next-sam-morrow For our <em>World Cafe: Next</em> this week we are featuring the music of Sam Morrow's debut album, <em>Ephemeral</em>. Morrow is from the South. He's in his early 20s. His songs are almost all influenced by his recent struggle with addiction and the insights of its aftermath. But by no means is the album depressing — particularly the tracks we'll play today. Meet Sam Morrow. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:08:00 +0000 editor 31528 at http://radio.krcb.org World Cafe Next: Sam Morrow Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties http://radio.krcb.org/post/fast-food-scandal-revives-chinas-food-safety-anxieties A U.S. company that supplies meat to some of the world's largest fast food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a Chinese subsidiary, after reports that it was selling expired products.<p>The food safety scandal that erupted in China in the last week has also spread overseas, affecting chain restaurants in Japan and Hong Kong and prompted calls for tighter food safety regulation in China.<p>The privately held OSI is headquartered in Aurora, Ill., and claims 50 manufacturing facilities worldwide. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 31530 at http://radio.krcb.org Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties KEXP Presents: Courtney Barnett http://radio.krcb.org/post/kexp-presents-courtney-barnett <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/239210251/courtney-barnett" target="_blank">Courtney Barnett</a> may prefer the mundane, but that doesn't mean we have to. In the songs on her debut album, <em>The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas</em>, really two early EPs mashed together, the young Australian singer-songwriter relates with hyperfocus the details of a day and moments of simply average significance. A failed attempt at gardening, an invitation to a friendly gathering, a post-breakup rant, an after-party adventure, a concerned call from mom — this can all happen to you! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:58:00 +0000 Jim Beckmann 31529 at http://radio.krcb.org KEXP Presents: Courtney Barnett It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas http://radio.krcb.org/post/it-may-be-summer-economists-week-feels-christmas This week is summer's sweet spot — the peak time for pool parties, fresh-picked berries and cool drinks. But for economists, it may feel more like Christmas — so much to unwrap!<p>Each day will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy. So economists, investors and workers will have plenty to ponder. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:37:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 31532 at http://radio.krcb.org It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades http://radio.krcb.org/post/stop-cheating-nuclear-officers-ditch-grades The young officers at <a href="http://www.warren.af.mil/">F.E. Warren Air Force Base</a> have an enormous job: to keep 150 nuclear-tipped missiles ready to launch at a moment's notice.<p>Understandably, they're expected to know exactly what they're doing.<p>Three times a month, they're tested on the weapons and the codes used to launch them. Anything less than 90 percent is a fail.<p>But until recently, even 90 percent wasn't really good enough. "I was told that if I got a 90 on a test, I was a D student — and I would be treated that way," says Lt. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:19:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 31533 at http://radio.krcb.org To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades The Timothy O'Neil Band's TOB http://radio.krcb.org/post/timothy-oneil-bands-tob <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Originally from Riverside, CA, Timothy O'Neil &nbsp;has found himself rooted in the Folk/Americana Scene of Sonoma County. The Timothy O'Neil Band mixes origin roots of punk rock with a strong nod to bluegrass, folk, and a lifetime and adoration for songwriters and songwriting. </span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:09:00 +0000 Robin Pressman 31527 at http://radio.krcb.org The Timothy O'Neil Band's TOB Song Premiere: Horse Feathers, 'Violently Wild' http://radio.krcb.org/post/song-premiere-horse-feathers-violently-wild Describing <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15328271/horse-feathers">Horse Feathers</a> almost inevitably diminishes the band's music: "Let's see, the lead singer has a beard and a soft voice, and he plays the acoustic guitar, and there's a string section. Oh, and they're from Portland, of course." All those identifying details hold true, and yet Horse Feathers' music never feels slight or ineffectual. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 31525 at http://radio.krcb.org Song Premiere: Horse Feathers, 'Violently Wild' With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter http://radio.krcb.org/post/mens-y-chromosome-size-really-may-not-matter Basic biology has it that girls are girls because they have two X chromosomes — the things inside cells that carry our genes. Boys are boys because they have one X and one Y. Recently, though, there's been a lot of debate in scientific circles about the fate of that Y chromosome — the genetic basis of maleness.<p>Very early in the evolution of the Y chromosome, explains <a href="http://wi.mit.edu/people/faculty/page">Dr. David Page</a>, a geneticist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, something pretty dramatic happened: The ancestral Y lost most of its genes. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:41:00 +0000 Rob Stein 31526 at http://radio.krcb.org With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter Allah-Las, 'No Werewolf' http://radio.krcb.org/post/allah-las-no-werewolf <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpKx1tQ6VG0</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 31524 at http://radio.krcb.org Allah-Las, 'No Werewolf'