National / International News

Juventus sign £1.2m Evra from Man Utd

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 08:09
Long-serving Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra signs for Italian champions Juventus in a £1.2m transfer.

Seals 'feed' at offshore wind farms

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 08:07
Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.

Afghan Veteran Who Held Off Taliban Attack On His Own Receives Medal Of Honor

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 08:06

Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts is credited with holding off a brutal Taliban attack back in 2008. He was the only one left alive at an observation post in Afghanistan, and continued to attack despite injuries.

» E-Mail This

Turing film to open London festival

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 08:02
Codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, is to receive its European premiere at this year's London Film Festival.

Dutch experts examine MH17 bodies

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:51
Dutch investigators examine bodies from the crashed Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, amid reports of heavy fighting in Donetsk.

Two Americans killed in Gaza named

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:46
Two Americans killed on Sunday during fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip are identified, US officials say.

Criminal probe targets forex market

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:43
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launches a criminal investigation into allegations of price rigging in the foreign exchange market.

I've not changed, says Tony Blair

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:36
Tony Blair says he is as motivated today by "making a difference", rather than financial gain, as he ever was as Labour leader.

Wales consider medal target rethink

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:35
Team Wales concede their target of 27 Commonwealth Games medals will be tough to hit following several high-profile withdrawals.

Burton to carry flag for Scotland

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:35
Veteran judo player Euan Burton will carry the Scotland flag at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

'Abducted' boys returned to the UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:28
Two boys kept in Russia by their father in breach of a family court order are returned to their mother in London.

Iraq monastery 'seized by militants'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:25
Islamist militants who control the Iraqi city of Mosul are reported to have seized a nearby ancient monastery and ordered the monks to leave.

VIDEO: Gerrard explains England retirement

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:23
England captain Steven Gerrard explains his retirement from international football, saying: "I've had to think of me this time".

Your Wallet: Kids are moving in with their parents

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:23

Have you ever had an extra bedroom or couch occupied by a loved one longer than you anticipated?

According to the Los Angeles Times, more homes than ever before have multiple generations under one roof:

A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population, lived in multigenerational arrangements in 2012, according to the Pew Research Center. That's more than double the 28 million people who lived in such households in 1980, the center said.

In the past, the elderly were the primary group moving in with family. But now, it's millennials:

About 23.6% of people age 25 to 34 live with their parents, grandparents or both, according to Pew. That’s up from 18.7% in 2007, just prior to the global financial crisis, and from 11% in 1980.

For the first time, a larger share of young people live in multigenerational arrangements than of Americans 85 and older.

If you've dealt with this situation, we want to hear how you made that sometimes difficult break. How did you help get that person out of the house and onto their feet? Email us, or let us know on Twitter.

Woman bitten by police dog dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:22
A 73-year-old woman from Middlesbrough dies days after being bitten by a police dog.

DJ Kasem's body moved in family feud

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:17
The body of late US DJ Casey Kasem is transported to Canada amid a bitter family feud, a month after the star's death.

Captain Gerrard quits England duty

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:10
England captain Steven Gerrard retires from international football after winning 114 caps, describing it as a "sad day".

Firm fined after worker crushed

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:09
An Inverclyde engineering firm is fined £10,000 over health and safety breaches after a worker is crushed at its plant in Greenock.

Kenya defence Twitter account hacked

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:09
The Twitter accounts of the Kenya defence forces and its spokesman are hacked by activists protesting about corruption.

Mapping the city, statistic by statistic

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:05

The map, one of the central elements of navigation, has expanded in capability since the form has been translated to digital. Case in point, the MIT Media Lab’s “You Are Here” project is a collection of maps that visualize a variety of datasets over space. Things from bike accidents to coffee shops, graffiti reports, and transit connectivity are all laid out, using a variety of open data and other online resources, such as Google’s map directions services API.

Sep Kamvar, one of the leaders of the MIT project, says he was prompted to start this project by noticing the subtle ways in which cities differed — often due to deliberate decisions.

“I realized that the cities are quite different, and they’re quite different because of lots of tiny little design decisions that were made, from the width of sidewalks, to the number of trees on the streets, to the proximity of independent coffee shops,” he says.

Kamvar goes on to argue that a typical map does not show these other factors that shape the city — all important, but often underestimated.

The goal of the maps, according to Kamvar, is to illuminate where things are happening in the city, not just how to get around.

“My hope is that each of these maps gives information on how to make the city a better place,” he says, citing as a partiuclar example a map that allows users to map where trees throughout the city are located. 

The MIT project is not the only initative using open data to illuminate cty-level statistics. Last week, another project visualized the distances travelled by by New York City taxicabs in a single day, using data obtained from the city's taxi regulator. Below is one of the project's "Fastest Mode of Transit" maps.

Check out this map of the fastest modes of transportation in Manhattan

ON THE AIR

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