National / International News

VIDEO: Cameron: Communications data vital

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:05
David Cameron says it is crucial to modernise legislation regarding communications data, or face "a real problem... keeping people safe."

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:50
Schalke won't sell Draxler to Arsenal, Swansea pull out of Ince deal, Norwich keen on Yobo, plus more.

Air Force Cheating Scandal Widens; 92 Nuclear Officers Linked

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:48

The scope of the scandal has grown sharply. Now, nearly 20 percent of the 500 officers in the nuclear weapons corps are implicated. The secretary of the Air Force says there are "systemic problems" in a command that has control over nuclear missiles.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

U.S.: Syria Behind Schedule On Dismantling Chemical Stockpile

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:47

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel echoed concerns expressed by the international watchdog group overseeing the operation that Syria is not meeting deadlines for handing over dangerous chemicals.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Red Bull endure nightmare Jerez test

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:41
Red Bull's pre-season struggles continue as the world champions endure a difficult third day of testing in Jerez.

VIDEO: Good Samaritan dies in M1 tragedy

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:41
A "serious incident" in which two people are said to have died has seen the M1 motorway in Hertfordshire closed for some time.

Grade Inflation In The Maple Syrup Aisle: Now Everything Is An 'A'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:33

If you like richer, darker, more intense maple syrup, you should pick Grade B. But the idea that B beats A seems counter-intuitive to lots of consumers who are just looking for something sweet to pour on their morning pancakes. So the syrup industry has revamped its grading system.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Grade Inflation In The Maple Syrup Aisle: Now Everything Is An 'A'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:33

If you like richer, darker, more intense maple syrup, you should pick Grade B. But the idea that B beats A seems counter-intuitive to lots of consumers who are just looking for something sweet to pour on their morning pancakes. So the syrup industry has revamped its grading system.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Soldiers to help with Games security

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:32
Members of the armed forces are to be drafted in to help with security at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, it is revealed.

At GOP Retreat, House Members Regroup On Immigration

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:30

Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is expected to present fellow Republicans with a one-sheet document that lays out principles for rewriting immigration laws. His caucus is split on the issue, so it's unclear whether he has the support to move forward with legislation.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Neighbour reverses car into kitchen

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:11
A couple return from holiday to find a neighbour's car embedded in their bungalow's newly-refitted kitchen.

Men 'enjoyed helping triple killer'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:10
Two men accused of helping multiple murderer Joanna Dennehy were "enjoying the moment", a jury hears.

Sports Writer Ray Didinger On The Myth Of The 'Dumb' Football Player

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:00

Didinger, who has been covering football for decades, says there's a lot of thought that goes into successfully executing a football play. He tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies, "I really don't think you can be truly a dumb guy and play this game at the NFL level."

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Ron 'Jaws' Jaworski On What It's Like To Play The Super Bowl

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:00

Jaworski spent 16 years in the NFL, most of them with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team he took to the Super Bowl in 1981. Now the former quarterback works as a football analyst for ESPN. He tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies about what it feels like to play in the big game.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

PODCAST: Cuba seeks foreign investment

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:50

Investors are pulling out of places like Turkey and South Africa, and putting their money into older markets. How much does the Fed have to do with it?

The president didn’t say much about college affordability in his state of the union address this week, unlike in previous years, but some members of Congress are pushing the issue. U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would waive tuition at public universities. Instead, students would pay a percentage of their incomes after graduation.

Cuba is trying to lure foreign investment with a multi-million dollar shipping port. The $957 million overhaul of the port of Mariel, in west Havana, is being financed by Brazil, and is in the heart of a special economic development zone.

'No helmet' cycling ad ban reviewed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:49
A ruling against a safe cycling advert which showed a rider without a helmet is withdrawn while authorities review their decision.

AUDIO: Orthorexia 'rules your entire life'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:48
Orthorexia sufferer Carrie Armstrong says her obsession with healthy eating ruled her entire life.

Putting Yankee Stadium on ice

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:29

All this week, Marketplace Tech has been talking about sports and technology for our "Gaming the System" series. Today, we take you to a hockey rink right about the spot that A-Rod usually stands -- that's right, Yankee Stadium. On the eve of a big outdoor hockey game at New York's Yankee Stadium, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson finds out how the NHL is converting a baseball field to a hockey arena. Click the audio player above to hear his interview with Kris King, senior vice president of hockey operations for the NHL.

US economy growing at 3.2% a year

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:25
US economic growth remains robust for the final quarter of 2013, growing at an annual rate of 3.2%, according to official figures.

'Mourinho is wrong - football was exciting in the 1800s'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:22
Jose Mourinho would find football in the Victorian to be entertaining with teams playing five forwards, according to a historian.

KBBI is Powered by Active Listeners like You

As we celebrate 35 years of broadcasting, we look ahead to technology improvements and the changing landscape of public radio.

Support the voices, music, information, and ideas that add so much to your life. Renew here or visit KBBI by April 21 to enter to win one round-trip airfare with Era between Homer and Anchorage. Thank you for supporting your local public radio station.

ON THE AIR

FOLLOW US

Drupal theme by pixeljets.com ver.1.4