NPR Staff http://wncw.org en Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead? http://wncw.org/post/net-neutrality-shall-i-compare-thee-highway-showerhead <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCUg5A-ZAw0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou9S3wrHg8c</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:35:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37651 at http://wncw.org Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead? The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest http://wncw.org/post/youth-unemployment-crisis-hits-african-americans-hardest Young people are being chased out of the labor market. Though the national unemployment rate has fallen steadily in recent months, youth unemployment remains stubbornly high, and the jobless rate is even higher among young minorities. For young people between the ages of 16 and 24, unemployment is more than twice the national rate, at 14.2 percent. For African-Americans, that rate jumps to 21.4 percent.<p>Of course, discrimination could be a factor. But according to William Spriggs, an economist at Howard University, the trend is also being driven by a sluggish economy. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37615 at http://wncw.org Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It http://wncw.org/post/learning-love-ocean-after-lifetime-fearing-it Tim Bomba is a tall, rangy guy with a quick smile and a penchant for off-color jokes. He's a marathoner, a triathlete (he's done two Ironman races), and every Wednesday morning for the last decade, Bomba has taught a ocean swimming course in Santa Monica, Calif.<p>The course, called Ocean 101, isn't for accomplished swimmers like Bomba. It's for people who are new to the ocean, and many participants are afraid of the water when they arrive. Bomba knows what they're going through. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37592 at http://wncw.org Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It QUIZ: Which Of These State Fair Foods Are Faux? http://wncw.org/post/quiz-which-these-state-fair-foods-are-faux It is the season of state fairs, when you may have a chance to expand your palate or test your gag reflex at the concession stands. (Once you're stuffed, maybe you'll get to admire a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/01/11/169085074/this-butter-sculpture-could-power-a-farm-for-3-days">butter sculpture</a>.)<p>If it can be dipped in batter or put on a stick, someone is probably trying to sell it on a fairground. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:55:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37531 at http://wncw.org QUIZ: Which Of These State Fair Foods Are Faux? Amid A 'Shimmering' Tension, A Walk Through Israel And The West Bank http://wncw.org/post/amid-shimmering-tension-walk-through-israel-and-west-bank Not long ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek traveled through Israel and the West Bank as part of his journey walking from Africa to South America. He was there this spring, before the current violence erupted. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:32:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37484 at http://wncw.org Amid A 'Shimmering' Tension, A Walk Through Israel And The West Bank Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future http://wncw.org/post/calorie-counting-machine-may-make-dieting-easier-future Part of losing weight boils down to making tweaks to the simple equation of calories in versus calories out.<p>Americans spend over $60 billion a year on diet and weight loss products, according to <a href="https://www.marketresearch.com/Marketdata-Enterprises-Inc-v416/Weight-Loss-Status-Forecast-8016030/">market research</a>, but the weight often comes right back. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:48:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37398 at http://wncw.org Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear http://wncw.org/post/3-scariest-words-boy-can-hear <em>This story is part of </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america" target="_blank">Men in America</a>"<em> series.</em><p>It's rare that a man makes it through life without being told, at least once, "Be a man." To Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL defensive lineman and now a pastor, those are the three scariest words that a boy can hear.<p>Ehrmann — who played with the Baltimore Colts for much of the 1970s and was a lineman at Syracuse University before that — confronted many models of masculinity in his life. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:38:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37380 at http://wncw.org The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear Princess Of 'Fresh Prince' Brings History To Children http://wncw.org/post/princess-fresh-prince-brings-history-children Hey, remember Hilary Banks from <em>Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</em>?<p>She's back, but in a different light. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:12:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37332 at http://wncw.org Princess Of 'Fresh Prince' Brings History To Children It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops http://wncw.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 17:09:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37277 at http://wncw.org It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops 'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice http://wncw.org/post/captain-pizza-saves-day-doesnt-save-himself-slice It's one of those stories that start in the middle. Midflight from Washington, D.C., to Denver on Monday, pilot Gerhard Brandner hit some bad weather that forced him to land in Wyoming. It was a mundane delay like most others. His Frontier Airlines plane was grounded on a tarmac in Cheyenne.<p>That's when the pilot made a decision that made him a national hero.<p>"I figure out, well, I'm getting hungry; I'll bet you the folks be hungry back there, too," Brandner says. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:12:00 +0000 NPR Staff 37252 at http://wncw.org 'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice