KRCB http://radio.krcb.org en In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses http://radio.krcb.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, New York, 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>Rev. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Joel Rose 32848 at http://radio.krcb.org In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role http://radio.krcb.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 to help diffuse 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 32849 at http://radio.krcb.org Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month http://radio.krcb.org/post/obama-august-cruelest-month President Obama returns to Washington this weekend after a two-week family vacation.<p>It wasn't exactly restful. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 32851 at http://radio.krcb.org For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis http://radio.krcb.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 UN'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 32850 at http://radio.krcb.org A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers http://radio.krcb.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 20:51:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 32839 at http://radio.krcb.org In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades' http://radio.krcb.org/post/changing-america-gay-masculinity-has-many-different-shades <em>Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive to some readers.</em><p>Life as a gay man in the U.S. has changed in the past decade — the law and cultural attitudes toward homosexuality have shifted. And those greater social and legal freedoms have also changed how some gay men choose to express their masculinity — and their femininity.<p>That's true for several players with the Colorado Rush, a gay rugby team in Denver. On a warm, breezy Saturday, about two dozen men in vibrant jerseys and shorts squat and lunge their way across a rugby field. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:43:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 32840 at http://radio.krcb.org In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades' Neither A 'Sissy' Nor A Saint: An Offer Of Priesthood Prompts A Coming Out http://radio.krcb.org/post/neither-sissy-nor-saint-offer-priesthood-prompts-coming-out <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=Neither+A+%27Sissy%27+Nor+A+Saint%3A+An+Offer+Of+Priesthood+Prompts+A+Coming+Out&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc0NzU5MDEyMTgyMDUxMzlkN2IzMw004)"/></div><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:31:00 +0000 editor 32847 at http://radio.krcb.org Sending A Message About Drug Use With A Fake Graveyard http://radio.krcb.org/post/sending-message-about-drug-use-fake-graveyard In the suburbs of Chicago, a stark reminder of the toll of heroin and prescription-pill addiction is making the rounds as a lawn exhibit. One hundred fake tombstones and banners are set up at a new location every week as a precursor to International Overdose Awareness Day.<p>In Medinah, a suburb northwest of Chicago, the houses are swanky and the lots are large. The country club has long been home to headline golf tournaments. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 32846 at http://radio.krcb.org Sending A Message About Drug Use With A Fake Graveyard With Initial U.S. Airstrikes A Success, Will They Expand? http://radio.krcb.org/post/fight-against-isis-us-rhetoric-doesnt-match-restrained-response Pentagon officials announced still another U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Friday. Fighter and attack aircraft hit Islamic State armored vehicles and machine guns.<p>That makes nearly 100 U.S. bombing runs in the past few weeks, and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said that enabled Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight the group — also known as ISIL — around two northern Iraqi cities.<p>"American airstrikes and American arms and assistance helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces blunt ISIL's advances around Irbil and helped the Iraqis retake and hold Mosul Dam," Hagel said.<p>So U.S. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 32845 at http://radio.krcb.org With Initial U.S. Airstrikes A Success, Will They Expand? Russian Convoy Crosses Ukrainian Border, Prompting Outcry From West http://radio.krcb.org/post/russian-convoy-crosses-ukrainian-border-prompting-outcry-west <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=Russian+Convoy+Crosses+Ukrainian+Border%2C+Prompting+Outcry+From+West&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MzE4MDYzMDEzMzQyNTcyNTY4NDMyNw001)"/></div><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 32844 at http://radio.krcb.org