knba http://knba.org en Live In-Studio: Easton Stagger Phillips http://knba.org/post/live-studio-easton-stagger-phillips <p>Thursday July 24, 2014 Easton Stagger Phillips joined us Live In-Studio to chat about their new CD Resolution Road.&nbsp; They also played acoustic versions of 4 tunes from the new CD.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:47:50 +0000 Loren Dixon 13869 at http://knba.org Live In-Studio: Easton Stagger Phillips UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe http://knba.org/post/unicef-report-female-genital-mutilation-holds-hope-and-woe Women and girls are less likely to undergo female genital mutilation, or FGM, than 30 years ago. That's the encouraging news from a UNICEF report on the controversial practice, presented this week at London's first Girl Summit.<p>The rate has dropped in many of the 29 countries across Africa and the Middle East where FGM is practiced. In Kenya, for example, nearly half the girls age 15 to 19 were circumcised in 1980; in 2010 the rate was just under 20 percent.<p>But there's a sobering side to the report. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 editor 13867 at http://knba.org UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations http://knba.org/post/montana-senator-comes-under-fire-plagiarism-allegations Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by <em>The New York Times</em>. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:56:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 13866 at http://knba.org The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging http://knba.org/post/weird-underappreciated-world-plastic-packaging Like it or not, plastic packaging has become an ingrained part of the food system.<p>While it's clearly wasteful to buy salad, sandwiches and chips encased in plastic and then promptly throw that plastic away, we take for granted how it keeps so much of what we eat fresh and portable.<p>And behind many of those packages that allow us to eat on the go or savor perishable cookies or fish imported from the other side of the globe is a whole lot of science and innovation.<p>The plastic revolution in food packaging began in the 1960s, says Aaron Brody, a food packaging consultant and an adjunct pro Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 editor 13868 at http://knba.org The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis? http://knba.org/post/who-are-kids-migrant-crisis Since October, a staggering 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been apprehended at the southwestern U.S. border. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:39:00 +0000 editor 13865 at http://knba.org Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?