SDPB Radio http://listen.sdpb.org en Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses http://listen.sdpb.org/post/former-iowa-lawmaker-admits-getting-payoff-2012-caucuses A former Iowa state senator says he concealed money he took for shifting loyalty from Rep. Michele Bachmann to then-Rep. Ron Paul during the 2012 presidential campaign.<p>There's always a certain amount of weirdness in the Iowa presidential caucuses, and in the 2012 cycle the peak weirdness might have come just before New Year's. Republican state Sen. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:54:00 +0000 Peter Overby 52124 at http://listen.sdpb.org Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of Immigrants http://listen.sdpb.org/post/aclu-us-settle-lawsuit-deportation-immigrants Marta Mendoza, a 47-year-old Mexican woman, had lived in the Los Angeles area illegally for 32 years. There, she raised six children, all U.S. citizens.<p>In July 2013, Mendoza, who has a history of mental health issues, was arrested for shoplifting at a pharmacy near her home. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 52122 at http://listen.sdpb.org In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures' http://listen.sdpb.org/post/settlement-homeland-security-agrees-reform-voluntary-departures The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country. The suit alleged that DHS agents coerced immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to take part in a process called "voluntary departure."<p><hr /><p>Clarification: Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies states in this story that the settlement would allow "hundreds of thousands" of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally to return. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:49:00 +0000 John Burnett 52123 at http://listen.sdpb.org Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food' http://listen.sdpb.org/post/diplomats-and-lawyers-try-define-culturally-acceptable-food Here's a fine topic for a graduate seminar in anthropology: What makes food culturally acceptable? Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:40:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 52121 at http://listen.sdpb.org Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food' Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge http://listen.sdpb.org/post/life-after-ice-buckets-als-group-faces-94-million-challenge The ALS <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/08/23/342652065/weekend-host-accepts-ice-bucket-challenge">ice bucket challenge</a> continues to bring in huge donations this summer for efforts to cure and treat what's commonly known as <a href="http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html">Lou Gehrig's disease</a>. As of today, the viral campaign has raised more than $94 million for the ALS Association. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 52120 at http://listen.sdpb.org Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge CBO Forecast: There's Good News And Bad News http://listen.sdpb.org/post/cbo-forecast-theres-good-news-and-bad-news The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is giving both Republican and Democratic partisans fresh fodder for the talking points they've already staked out on the economy.<p>The country's gross domestic product, according to its new <a href="http://cbo.gov/publication/45653">report</a>, will grow at just 1.5 percent this year — proof, <a href="http://www.speaker.gov/press-release/speaker-boehner-cbo-s-forecast-slow-growth">say Republicans</a>, that President Obama and Senate Democrats have been unable to bring the country out of recession.<p>At the same time, the per patient spending in Medi Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:11:00 +0000 S.V. Date 52118 at http://listen.sdpb.org CBO Forecast: There's Good News And Bad News Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only http://listen.sdpb.org/post/freemasonry-still-alive-and-well-and-mostly-men-only The members of the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge near downtown Seattle are on the young side. The guy in charge is 26.<p>Danny Done, the lodge's worshipful master, is lounging on his designated chair in the room reserved for private ceremonies.<p>His title comes with a top hat, though he avoids putting it on — he says it makes him look dorky. But he does like other aspects of Masonic regalia, like his Templar sword. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 52119 at http://listen.sdpb.org Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only London 'Times' Goes Retro With Stereo Typing http://listen.sdpb.org/post/london-times-goes-retro-stereo-typing Robert Siegel speaks to Patrick Kidd, the editor of <em>The Times Diary</em>, about the sounds of mechanical typewriters piped into the newsroom of <em>The Times</em> in London. The idea is that the sounds will increase energy levels and help reporters hit deadlines. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:00:00 +0000 editor 52115 at http://listen.sdpb.org Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter http://listen.sdpb.org/post/leaving-afghanistan-us-troops-must-declutter Sgt. 1st Class Tom Albert is with the Army's 2nd Engineers at the massive Bagram Air Field north of Kabul, and he's overseeing operation Clean Sweep here. It's a huge job, because American troops and equipment are scheduled to be out of Bagram and other bases by the end of the year.<p>The U.S. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 52116 at http://listen.sdpb.org Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose http://listen.sdpb.org/post/houses-worship-women-serve-food-higher-purpose Behind the scenes of the feasts and meals at houses of worship, there's almost always an army of women (and a few men) who peel potatoes, stir stews, mash chickpeas, slice onions and make by hand the various breads essential to the central meal. They see this service as their religious calling. Here are a few stories from women in the New York City area.<br /><strong></strong><p><strong>Buddha's Food Is Simple By Design Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:43:00 +0000 editor 52117 at http://listen.sdpb.org At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose Pheasant Count up From 2013 http://listen.sdpb.org/post/pheasant-count-2013 <p>This year’s pheasant brood count shows a 76 percent increase in pheasants per mile over last year’s numbers. An official with the Game Fish and Parks Department says that’s good news, but the state still has a ways to go before the pheasant numbers are back at their peak.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:23:06 +0000 Jenifer Jones 52114 at http://listen.sdpb.org In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers http://listen.sdpb.org/post/fixing-recalled-cars-gm-dealers-hope-wow-customers Months after General Motors announced its big ignition switch recall, parts to fix the affected cars are finally arriving in greater numbers at dealerships. That recall was swiftly followed by dozens of other GM recalls for other problems.<p>The customers now flooding the service bays are presenting dealers both a challenge and an opportunity.<p>It's summer in Michigan, so there are plenty of other places Kyle Belanger would likely rather be. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 52113 at http://listen.sdpb.org In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers As BK Takes Tim Hortons, Canadians Stay Loyal To Their National Icon http://listen.sdpb.org/post/bk-takes-tim-hortons-canadians-stay-loyal-their-national-icon <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=As+BK+Takes+Tim+Hortons%2C+Canadians+Stay+Loyal+To+Their+National+Icon&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>There are lots of worried Canadians right now with the news that Burger King is buying the iconic Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons because Tim Hortons isn't just another chain, it's part of the Canadian psyche. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 52112 at http://listen.sdpb.org There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower http://listen.sdpb.org/post/theres-big-leak-americas-water-tower The northern arm of the Rocky Mountains is sometimes called "the crown of the continent," and its jewels are glaciers and snowfields that irrigate large parts of North America during spring thaw.<p>But the region is getting warmer, even faster than the rest of the world. Scientists now say warming is scrambling the complex relationship between water and nature and could threaten some species with extinction as well as bring hardship to ranchers and farmers already suffering from prolonged drought.<p>To see how this vast natural irrigation system works, it's best to fly over it. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Christopher Joyce 52111 at http://listen.sdpb.org There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign http://listen.sdpb.org/post/mapping-out-end-days-midterm-campaign <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=Mapping+Out+The+End+Days+Of+The+Midterm+Campaign&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1MzkxMDEyMTY5MDA4NjI2NGQ4Yg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. With the end of August comes the traditional beginning of the fall election season. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Melissa Block 52110 at http://listen.sdpb.org Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast http://listen.sdpb.org/post/surfers-flock-water-huge-waves-hit-west-coast <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=Surfers+Flock+To+The+Water%2C+As+Huge+Waves+Hit+The+West+Coast&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1MzkxMDEyMTY5MDA4NjI2NGQ4Yg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>In Southern California, strong riptides and huge surf are scouring the coast. It's all thanks to Hurricane Marie. The storm is turning hundreds of miles to the Southwest off the coast of Baja, California. There's been some flooding in cities around Los Angeles. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 52109 at http://listen.sdpb.org Chicago Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes http://listen.sdpb.org/post/chicaco-greets-little-league-national-champs-returning-heroes Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series. Chicago Public Radio's Natalie Moore reports that this all-black team has helped to unify a city reeling from North and South Side segregation, as well as renewed attention on the city's violence. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 52108 at http://listen.sdpb.org Meet The Squirrel Whisperer Of Happy Valley http://listen.sdpb.org/post/meet-squirrel-whisperer-happy-valley <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=Meet+The+Squirrel+Whisperer+Of+Happy+Valley&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Now a story about squirrels at college with a wildly-popular Facebook page. At Penn State, one student's collection of photos of squirrels wearing costumes has gotten four-times as many likes on Facebook as the school's mascot. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 52107 at http://listen.sdpb.org The Life Of The Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS http://listen.sdpb.org/post/life-man-who-died-fighting-isis Douglas McAuthur McCain was a U.S. citizen raised in Minnesota. He also just earned a dubious distinction, as the first American to die in Syria fighting for the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. For more on McCain, Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Schmidt of <em>The New York Times</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 52106 at http://listen.sdpb.org Sunni Moderates May Be Key To Turning Back ISIS Extremists http://listen.sdpb.org/post/sunni-moderates-may-be-key-turning-back-isis-extremists <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=Sunni+Moderates+May+Be+Key+To+Turning+Back+ISIS+Extremists&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The ISIS militants running people out of towns like the one we just heard about are part of an extremist Sunni Muslim movement. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 52105 at http://listen.sdpb.org When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That http://listen.sdpb.org/post/staring-down-famine-agencies-hesitate-use-f-word-south-sudan Chris Hillbruner has a little-known job with an extraordinary responsibility: to determine how close a given country has come to famine.<p>In his six years at the U.S. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 52104 at http://listen.sdpb.org When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That Challenging Perceptions of Disabilities through Theater http://listen.sdpb.org/post/challenging-perceptions-disabilities-through-theater <p>The goal of <a href="http://www.flutterproductions.com/">Flutter Productions</a> is to challenge the perception of people with disabilities through theater and contemporary dance. The company works with organizations to create original works for people of mixed abilities and ages.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:06:42 +0000 Karl Gehrke 52103 at http://listen.sdpb.org Challenging Perceptions of Disabilities through Theater Rural Housing Program Promotes Economic Development http://listen.sdpb.org/post/rural-housing-program-promotes-economic-development <p>Building homes is seen as a critical part of both economic and community development. However in rural communities there’s often little experience in dealing with housing issues. Over the past couple years, the <a href="http://www.dakotaresources.org/home-address">Dakota Resources Home Address </a>rural housing program has helped some South Dakota towns develop&nbsp; housing strategies.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:46:02 +0000 Karl Gehrke 52102 at http://listen.sdpb.org Rural Housing Program Promotes Economic Development Dakota Political Junkies http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-political-junkies-88 <p>Veteran South Dakota journalist and KELO-TV Rapid City Reporter Kevin Woster and Sioux Falls Argus-Leader reporter David Montgomery joined Dakota Midday for a discussion of the latest in state politics. They talked about last week's Dakotafest debates and the upcoming debates at the State Fair and what they signify for the general election campaign season. Other topics included Democratic lawmakers request for a deeper investigation into the EB-5 program.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:30:07 +0000 Karl Gehrke 52101 at http://listen.sdpb.org Dakota Political Junkies Police Officer Indicted For Taser Incident http://listen.sdpb.org/post/police-officer-indicted-taser-incident <p>A federal grand jury has indicted an Oglala Sioux Tribal Police Officer for excessive use of force.</p><p>The charges come after a bystander took<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkCTMSfDDWA"> a cell phone video</a> of officer Becky Sotherland, repeatedly tasering a man on the ground.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:29:25 +0000 Charles Michael Ray 52100 at http://listen.sdpb.org Police Officer Indicted For Taser Incident It's Not Whisky, But Everyone In Scotland Drinks It By The Bottle http://listen.sdpb.org/post/its-not-whisky-everyone-scotland-drinks-it-bottle For a visitor to Scotland, it can be difficult to understand the local passion for a neon orange soda that locals call "the brew." The drink is Irn Bru (pronounced "iron brew").<p>You can find it from McDonald's to corner stores and pubs across Scotland. It is such a powerful force that it may even outsell Coca-Cola here — making it one of the few places on the globe where Coke isn't the leading brand.<p>"This stuff runs in my blood," says Chris Young, as he walks through downtown Glasgow carrying a bottle.<p>Perhaps he's not a fair sample, though, since he is actually drinking the stuff. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 52096 at http://listen.sdpb.org It's Not Whisky, But Everyone In Scotland Drinks It By The Bottle Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic' http://listen.sdpb.org/post/sarah-silverman-discusses-her-movie-jesus-magic Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special <em>We Are Miracles</em>. In 2005, she spoke with <em>Fresh Air</em> about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.<p><em>Originally broadcast Nov. 09, 2005</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 52099 at http://listen.sdpb.org Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad' http://listen.sdpb.org/post/aaron-paul-playing-meth-dealer-breaking-bad-0 Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.<p><em>Originally broadcast Sept. 19, 2011. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 52098 at http://listen.sdpb.org Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life http://listen.sdpb.org/post/louis-ck-reflects-louie-loss-love-and-life C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show <em>Louie</em>. In 2011, C.K. told<em> Fresh Air</em> about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.<p><em>Originally broadcast Dec. 13, 2011.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 52097 at http://listen.sdpb.org As Cease-Fire Takes Hold, Big Question In Gaza Becomes What's Next http://listen.sdpb.org/post/cease-fire-takes-hold-big-question-gaza-becomes-whats-next Some semblance of normal life returned to Gaza on Wednesday.<p>The day after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/26/343401929/reports-hamas-says-it-has-reached-ceasefire-deal-with-israel">Hamas and Israel accepted an open-ended cease-fire</a>, Palestinians returned to their homes, markets opened and bulldozers began clearing the rubble, while in Israel, the sirens warning of rockets fell silent.<p>Naturally, Palestinians, Israelis and the world started looking toward the future and began asking a tough question: What's next?<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/world/m Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 52095 at http://listen.sdpb.org As Cease-Fire Takes Hold, Big Question In Gaza Becomes What's Next