Allison Keyes http://kgou.org en Potential Charges Against Incumbent Throw D.C. Mayor's Race Up In Air http://kgou.org/post/potential-charges-against-incumbent-throw-dc-mayors-race-air The possible indictment of incumbent D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has turned what many expected to be a routine election into a referendum on whether voters trust him. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:57:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 25476 at http://kgou.org Maryland Transportation Bill Held Up Over War Reparations http://kgou.org/post/maryland-transportation-bill-held-over-war-reparations Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Now to a story of how a long ago association with the crimes of Nazi Germany could stop a French company from doing business today in Maryland. A Maryland House committee heard testimony yesterday on a bill that would bar companies that played a role in the Holocaust from bidding on state contracts unless the companies pay reparations to victims.<p>State officials told the hearing that if that bill passes, it could jeopardize federal funding for a major light rail project. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:38:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 24910 at http://kgou.org Destroyed By Rockefellers, Mural Trespassed On Political Vision http://kgou.org/post/destroyed-rockefellers-mural-trespassed-political-vision When Mexican artist Diego Rivera was commissioned in 1932 to do a mural in the middle of Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, some might have wondered whether industrialist tycoon John D. Rockefeller Jr. knew what he was getting into.<p>In 1934, the legendary artist's work was chiseled off the wall.<p>Now, in Washington, D.C., the Mexican Cultural Institute has mounted a show that tells what happened to Rivera's mural.<p>"Man at the Crossroads: Diego Rivera's Mural at Rockefeller Center," is a whodunit tale that also illustrates the tensions between art and politics. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 24803 at http://kgou.org Destroyed By Rockefellers, Mural Trespassed On Political Vision As Calendar Flips To March, People Grow Sick Of The Snow http://kgou.org/post/calendar-flips-march-people-grow-sick-snow Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The latest in a series of nasty winter storms socked the nation today. It rolled north through the mid-Atlantic this morning, right up the East Coast bringing freezing rain, heavy snow and plummeting temperatures. More than 2,900 flights were cancelled today and more than 7,100 were delayed. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 24412 at http://kgou.org Delaware, Nevada Sign First Multistate Internet Gaming Deal http://kgou.org/post/delaware-nevada-sign-first-multi-state-inernet-gaming-deal Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>NPR's business news starts with dealing with long distance.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>GREENE: Dealing - we're talking about poker. Poker players in Delaware and Nevada will one day get to sit at the same virtual table. This week, their governors signed the first multi-state Internet gambling law.<p>NPR's Allison Keyes reports that while some casino I'm not so thrilled, the states see a winning hand.<p>ALLISON KEYES, BYLINE: The pact sets a framework for the two states to work out regulatory standards for online poker games. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:14:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 24212 at http://kgou.org Maryland Bill May Require Holocaust Reparations From Rail Company http://kgou.org/post/maryland-bill-may-require-holocaust-reparations-rail-company Lawmakers in Maryland are considering a bill that would block one of the firms seeking to bid on a multibillion-dollar light rail project from winning its bid unless its majority stockholder agrees to pay reparations to Holocaust victims.<p>The legislation, co-sponsored by Maryland Delegate Kirill Reznik, would block a consortium including Paris-based rail company Keolis from winning a public-private partnership for the state's Purple Line project, a 35-year contract worth more than $6 billion.<p>Keolis is a subsidiary of the government-owned French railway SNCF, which has admitted that it tra Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:35:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 23714 at http://kgou.org Maryland Bill May Require Holocaust Reparations From Rail Company Maryland Drug Officials Worry Over A Deadly Mixture http://kgou.org/post/maryland-drug-officials-worry-over-deadly-mixture Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Tomorrow in Maryland, agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration will sit down with other law enforcement groups to talk through some big questions. Tainted heroin has recently killed at least 50 people across several states, and they want to find out where it's coming from. The heroin is laced with the powerful painkiller fentanyl. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 22725 at http://kgou.org Lawmakers To Address Delaware's Troubled Casino Industry http://kgou.org/post/lawmakers-address-delawares-troubled-casino-industry Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Delaware's gambling industry is struggling. Revenues at the state's three casinos have steadily declined in recent years, as competition from neighboring states grows. A state task force is set to make recommendations to lawmakers this week to save the troubled casino industry from layoffs - or worse. NPR's Allison Keyes reports.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF BACKGROUND CASINO NOISES)<p>ALLISON KEYES, BYLINE: Earlier this week, Lisa Vespucci was bopping across the floor between rows of flashing, beeping slot machines and a table surrounded with black-jack players. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:36:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 22198 at http://kgou.org Storm And Stress Visit The East Coast http://kgou.org/post/storm-and-stress-visit-east-coast 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.<p>A fast-moving winter storm is barreling across the mid-Atlantic and up the East Coast today. Some places are expecting up to a foot of snow. The blizzard conditions from Virginia to Massachusetts will be followed by bitterly cold temperatures. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:41:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 21625 at http://kgou.org D.C. Barbecue Joint Serves Food For Soul And Mind http://kgou.org/post/dc-barbecue-joint-serves-food-soul-and-mind Chef Furard Tate is the kind of man who never sits still. He flits from the order desk at Inspire BBQ back to the busy kitchen, where young men are seasoning sauce, cooking macaroni and cheese, and finishing off some dry-rubbed ribs smoked on a grill.<p>"We grill on a real grill," Tate says. "None of this electric stuff."<p>But as important as the food is, Tate says it's also important that it's made by young hands who must learn a slow, consistent process.<p>Washington, D.C., has a thriving restaurant market with a plethora of restaurants serving its multicultural residents. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:19:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 21543 at http://kgou.org D.C. Barbecue Joint Serves Food For Soul And Mind