World http://kgou.org en Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes http://kgou.org/post/spread-palm-oil-production-africa-threatens-great-apes In recent years, consumers have grown increasingly aware that the explosion of palm oil plantations to supply food companies making everything from Pop-Tarts to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/08/16/212671438/ramen-to-the-rescue-how-instant-noodles-fight-global-hunger">ramen noodles</a> has taken a heavy toll on the environment.<p>In Malaysia and Indonesia, where most of the world's palm oil is produced, environmental groups have been putting <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90714122">pressure</a> on suppliers that convert rain forests into plantatio Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:37:00 +0000 editor 33197 at http://kgou.org Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes By Laying Waste To Houses, Israeli Strikes May Lay Seeds For New Rage http://kgou.org/post/laying-waste-houses-israeli-strikes-may-lay-seeds-new-rage Israeli air strikes on houses in the Gaza Strip have killed families and flattened the homes of neighbors, even as they target Hamas militants. One Palestinian human rights advocate says that, with these attacks, Israel is destroying a safe future for itself. <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=By+Laying+Waste+To+Houses%2C+Israeli+Strikes+May+Lay+Seeds+For+New+Rage&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTgyNDI4MDEzMTM0MjQzMTZlNDI0Mg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33187 at http://kgou.org Among Israelis, Pressure Swells To Commence Ground War In Gaza http://kgou.org/post/among-israelis-pressure-swells-commence-ground-war-gaza Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>As we mentioned, no Israelis have been killed by rocket fire, but one strike today did cause severe injuries and damage. Around 8:30 in the morning local time, a rocket struck a gas station in Ashdod. One man was sent to the hospital seriously wounded. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports this increases the internal pressure on Israel to stage a ground invasion.<p>ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: A taxi driver Avram Ayash, comes to this gas station every day. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 33186 at http://kgou.org New Guidelines For Gay Men: A Daily Anti-HIV Pill http://kgou.org/post/new-guidelines-gay-men-daily-anti-hiv-pill The World Health Organization has thrown its weight behind a controversial strategy for curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS: Today the organization strongly recommended that men who have sex with men consider taking a daily pill that prevents infection with the virus.<p>WHO <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/key-populations-to-hiv/en/">guidelines</a> are not binding, but can carry considerable sway with governments, which draw on the organization's expertise to determine their national health priorities.<p>The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/07/16/156850747/fda Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 33181 at http://kgou.org New Guidelines For Gay Men: A Daily Anti-HIV Pill World Views: July 11, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-11-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the escalating situation between Israel and Palestine, both the real and potential impact of host nation Brazil’s loss this week in the World Cup.</p><p>Then a conversation with national security analyst&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rand.org/about/people/r/robinson_linda.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Linda Robinson</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;about her book&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.rand.org/pubs/commercial_books/CB535.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare</em></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.&nbsp;</span>She spent two years in Afghanistan joining U.S. Special Forces on combat missions, while still knowing when to stay out of the way.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:27:59 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 33177 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 11, 2014 U.S. Had Heads-Up Over Destruction Of 'Guardian' Hard Drives http://kgou.org/post/us-had-heads-over-destruction-guardian-hard-drives The National Security Agency knew the British government would oversee the destruction of hard drives held by the <em>Guardian</em> newspaper that contained information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, though at that time the agency distanced itself from the action. That's according to emails <a href="http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/us-given-heads-about-newspaper-data-destruction">obtained by The Associated Press</a> through a Freedom of Information request.<p>The AP story notes that senior intelligence officials were given a heads-up about Britain's intent. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:44:00 +0000 editor 33175 at http://kgou.org U.S. Had Heads-Up Over Destruction Of 'Guardian' Hard Drives It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops http://kgou.org/post/its-etsy-kenyan-style-making-art-out-flip-flops-and-bottle-tops Sure, it's tough to earn a living as an artist. But it helps if your materials don't cost a lot. At the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, several of the Kenyan craftspeople work wonders with discarded beer bottles and flip-flops.<p><strong>Jonathan Lento: He Fashions Flip-Flops Into Funky Fauna Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:52:00 +0000 NPR Staff 33169 at http://kgou.org It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops Expat Producer Finds A Sense Of 'Home' In Music http://kgou.org/post/expat-producer-finds-sense-home-music Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now as this program winds down - the last broadcast is scheduled for August 1 - we thought it would be nice to hear about the music members of our staff are listening to as part of our series, In Your Ear. Producer Freddie Boswell has spent most of her life living and traveling outside of the U.S. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 33170 at http://kgou.org With Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Was The Price Tag Worth It? http://kgou.org/post/brazil-out-world-cup-was-price-tag-worth-it Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Soccer fans this is it, your weekend. Brazil and the Netherlands face off for third place at the World Cup on Saturday and Germany will play Argentina in the final on Sunday. Millions of fans around the world are expected to tune in for the final matches. We wanted to help you get ready but we also wanted to touch on some of the important stories that have been going on off the field or rather the pitch as they say in soccer as well. Joining us once again from Rio de Janeiro is Ricardo Zuniga. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:18:00 +0000 editor 33163 at http://kgou.org Kurds Seize 2 Oil Fields Amid Rising Tensions With Iraqi Government http://kgou.org/post/kurds-seize-2-oil-fields-amid-rising-tensions-iraqi-government Kurdish forces have seized two oil fields near the disputed city of Kirkuk, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/10/330375977/kurdish-leaders-boycott-iraqi-government-meetings">a day after their ministers</a> withdrew from all Cabinet meetings in Baghdad, moves that further imperil Iraq's already tenuous unity.<p>Peshmerga forces took over the Bai Hassan and Kirkuk oil fields, expelling local workers, Iraq's Oil Ministry confirmed. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:15:00 +0000 editor 33166 at http://kgou.org Kurds Seize 2 Oil Fields Amid Rising Tensions With Iraqi Government