National / International News

Saying Goodbye To A Friend Who's 'Ready To Go Home'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:35

Eddie Lanier was homeless when David Wright brought him home years ago for a shower and a meal. Today, Eddie is terminally ill and in hospice care — but he's not afraid to die, he tells his friend.

» E-Mail This

Former Commando Turns Conservationist To Save Elephants Of Dzanga Bai

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:34

Nir Kalron was once an Israeli commando, then private security consultant to African leaders, and a dealer of legal arms. Today he's working with African locals to hunt ivory poachers via satellite.

» E-Mail This

For Moms In Congress, Votes Mix With Diapers And School Pickup

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:32

There are just nine women who have given birth while serving in Congress. In some ways, they're like all working moms who can't find enough time in the day. But there are also significant differences.

» E-Mail This

Self-healing plastic mimics blood

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:26
A new polymer that patches holes in itself has been designed, meaning your cracked phone screen could heal its own wounds.

Well Into Spring, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Keeps The Charts Cool

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:23

The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen has been the biggest-selling album of 2014, topping the Billboard album chart for 13 weeks.

» E-Mail This

AUDIO: Kim Jong-il's poet laureate

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:18
The BBC's Mishal Husain meets Jang Jin-sung, the former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's poet laureate and propagandist.

In the pink

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:15
Northern Ireland welcomes the world's second-largest cycle race

Ad firms call off $35bn merger deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:03
Publicis and Omnicom, two of the world's biggest ad firms, scrap plans to create the world's biggest advertising company.

VIDEO: Giro d'Italia begins in Belfast

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 23:01
It is one of Italy's biggest sporting events and this Friday, the Giro d'Italia cycle race gets under way in Northern Ireland.

Eurovision: The evolution of Eurovision

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 22:37
The evolution of the Eurovision Song Contest

VIDEO: Visitors brave tilting platform

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 22:36
A tilting viewing platform is offering visitors to a Chicago skyscraper an unusual view of the city's famous skyline.

Mansell's words incredible - Hamilton

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 22:34
In his latest column for BBC Sport, Lewis Hamilton talks striving for perfection, driving his AC Cobra and Spanish F1 fans.

NFL Draft: Texans Pick Clowney; Manziel To Browns

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-08 22:20

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney went No. 1 in the NFL draft to the Houston Texans. Johnny Manziel lasted until the 22nd pick when he was taken by the Cleveland Browns.

» E-Mail This

Report: Apple On Verge Of Buying Beats For $3.2 Billion

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-08 22:10

Apple is trying to acquire Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report.

» E-Mail This

Australia fines billionaire in brawl

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 22:07
Australian police fine a gambling tycoon and a TV executive following a public brawl in Bondi Beach that sparked a tabloid frenzy.

A&E waiting time targets improve

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 21:54
Hospital accident and emergency department waiting time targets to see patients within four hours improve on the previous year, figures show.

Team Scotland 'possible' for Rio

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 21:41
An independent report concludes that there are 'no obvious barriers' to an independent Scotland competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Killers of Disappeared man 'known'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 21:22
The sister of one of The Disappeared says she knows the names of her brother's killers.

Bedene to switch allegiance to GB

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 21:08
Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene could play in the Davis Cup for Great Britain in 2015 if his plan to switch allegiances materialises.

Deal to combat piracy in UK imminent

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 21:01
After years of wrangling, a deal between entertainment industry bodies and UK internet service providers to help combat piracy is imminent.
ON THE AIR
Positive Vibrations
Next Up: @ 09:01 pm
The Slough

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.Thank you for supporting your local public radio station.

FOLLOW US

Drupal theme by pixeljets.com ver.1.4