Weekend Edition Sunday http://kgou.org en At Life's Last Threshold, Choir Brings Comfort http://kgou.org/post/lifes-last-threshold-choir-brings-comfort The Threshold Choir brings music to those on the threshold of life — people who are dying. The first group started about a decade and a half ago. Now there are choirs in 120 cities, and even a few countries.<p>One of the newer chapters is in Nashville. On a recent day, Tammy Heinsohn and two other choir members were going room to room at a hospice there, introducing themselves and offering to sing some lullabies.<p>They waited at one doorway until 86-year-old Avis Moni told them to come in, then walked to her bedside and began singing.<p>Moni had terminal colon cancer. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Emily Siner 35659 at http://kgou.org At Life's Last Threshold, Choir Brings Comfort A Video Game Tribute To Robin Williams http://kgou.org/post/video-game-tribute-robin-williams <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=A+Video+Game+Tribute+To+Robin+Williams&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzg0MDExMDEyMTYyMjc1MDE3NGVmMw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF COMMERCIAL)<p>ZELDA WILLIAMS: Stop stealing my rubies.<p>ROBIN WILLIAMS: They're mine now - mine.<p>Z. WILLIAMS: It is not over yet.<p>R. WILLIAMS: What move was that? Oh, don't do that. No, no, no.<p>Z. WILLIAMS: It's over. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 editor 35648 at http://kgou.org Police And Protesters Clash Over Curfew In Ferguson http://kgou.org/post/police-and-protesters-clash-over-curfew-ferguson <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 KCUR-FM. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.kcur.org/">http://www.kcur.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Police+And+Protesters+Clash+Over+Curfew+In+Ferguson&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 editor 35654 at http://kgou.org Chemical Dump Poisons A Texas Town In 'Friendswood' http://kgou.org/post/chemical-dump-poisons-texas-town-friendswood <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=Chemical+Dump+Poisons+A+Texas+Town+In+%27Friendswood%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Next, a book called "Friendswood" by Rene Steinke. Friendswood is a Texas town not quite on the gulf, almost part of Houston. It's the writer's home town. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 editor 35655 at http://kgou.org Entrepreneur Looks Beyond Africa's Problems To Focus On Solutions http://kgou.org/post/entrepreneur-looks-beyond-africas-problems-focus-solutions <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday<em> brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>Vital Sounouvou comes from Benin, a small country in West Africa. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:16:00 +0000 editor 35184 at http://kgou.org Entrepreneur Looks Beyond Africa's Problems To Focus On Solutions Where Can Drones Fly? Legal Limits Are Up In the Air http://kgou.org/post/where-can-drones-fly-legal-limits-are-air It's getting easier for the average civilian to own drones.<p>The word may bring to mind million-dollar jets that carry bombs, but a drone is any aircraft that doesn't have passengers or a pilot onboard. Some look like sophisticated remote-control helicopters and model airplanes.<p>They're available online and in stores, some for less than $100. But whether and where owners are allowed to fly those drones falls in a legal gray area.<p>In an open field at Bergen Community College in New Jersey, students fly drones they built in class. One model looks like a beach-ball-sized spider. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:43:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 35183 at http://kgou.org Where Can Drones Fly? Legal Limits Are Up In the Air Turkey's Erdogan Seeks An Expanded Role As President http://kgou.org/post/turkeys-erdogan-seeks-expanded-role-president The news from Turkey lately has been mostly bad: A mine disaster this spring killed more than 300 workers; a corruption probe in December raised allegations of high-level graft in the Cabinet; and resentment continues to smolder against mega-projects that are threatening Istanbul's remaining green spaces.<p>That doesn't sound like a good platform for a term-limited prime minister to transform himself into Turkey's first strong president since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the republic. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 35181 at http://kgou.org Turkey's Erdogan Seeks An Expanded Role As President Why India's Modi Defied The WTO http://kgou.org/post/why-indias-modi-defied-wto <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=Why+India%27s+Modi+Defied+The+WTO&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:47:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 35173 at http://kgou.org Negotiations In Tatters As Gaza Clashes Continue http://kgou.org/post/negotiations-tatters-gaza-clashes-continue <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=Negotiations+In+Tatters+As+Gaza+Clashes+Continue&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMTk5OTQ0MDEzNDkxMDYyMDQ2MjdiMw004)"/></div><p> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:47:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 35174 at http://kgou.org Air Force Sees Drones In Its Future http://kgou.org/post/air-force-sees-drones-its-future <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=Air+Force+Sees+Drones+In+Its+Future&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:47:00 +0000 editor 35178 at http://kgou.org