KPCW http://kpcw.org en President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are 'Cowardly' http://kpcw.org/post/president-obama-says-militants-who-beheaded-american-are-cowardly The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts of violence" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday, referring to the videotaped execution carried out by militants with the Islamic State.<p>Obama also said the group attacks women and minorities, "for no other reason than they practice a different religion."<p>The president delivered a short address about the killing just hours after U.S. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:39:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17371 at http://kpcw.org President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are 'Cowardly' Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward http://kpcw.org/post/photographing-ebola-riot-put-your-fear-aside-and-go-forward People were screaming and throwing rocks. The police were firing shots and hitting protesters with their batons. A riot had started in the slum neighborhood of West Point, in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.<p>"A riot is tough enough without knowing that you're in an Ebola-infected neighborhood," says NPR photographer David Gilkey, who was in West Point when it began.<p>West Point is where angry residents rushed into an Ebola holding center on Saturday night; the 17 patients were suspected of having the virus. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:57:00 +0000 Marc Silver 17370 at http://kpcw.org Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot http://kpcw.org/post/liberia-blocks-neighborhood-ebola-quarantine-sparking-riot <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Liberia+Blocks+Off+Neighborhood+In+Ebola+Quarantine%2C+Sparking+Riot&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ0NzQzMDEzMjA3NjYzMThiMzQ4ZQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 David Greene & Nurith Aizenman 17369 at http://kpcw.org Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists http://kpcw.org/post/ferguson-killing-inspires-young-black-activists The nation has been gripped by the ongoing protests following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. But the demonstrations sparked by his death have spread far beyond the streets in his community. Young activists from around the country tell us how the events in Ferguson moved them, and what they hope might come from this moment.<p><hr /><p><em>Malcolm London is a poet, activist and educator. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:56:00 +0000 editor 17368 at http://kpcw.org Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists Hamas Military Chief Reportedly Targeted As Gaza Violence Resumes http://kpcw.org/post/gaza-violence-resumes-hamas-military-chief-targeted Israel says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, and that it responded with at least 60 airstrikes after a short-lived cease-fire with Hamas broke down Tuesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:56:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17367 at http://kpcw.org What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills http://kpcw.org/post/what-kids-drawings-say-about-their-future-thinking-skills At age 4, many young children are just beginning to explore their artistic style.<p>The kid I used to babysit in high school preferred self-portraits, undoubtedly inspired by the later works of Joan Miro. My cousin, a prolific young artist, worked almost exclusively on still lifes of 18-wheelers.<p>These early works may be good for more than decorating your refrigerator and cubicle, researchers say. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:23:00 +0000 editor 17365 at http://kpcw.org What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills A 'Different Dynamic' In Ferguson, But With 47 Arrests http://kpcw.org/post/different-dynamic-ferguson-47-arrests Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent from the streets of Ferguson, Mo., last night, as protesters and police avoided the clashes that have marred demonstrations over the death of an an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer last weekend in the St. Louis suburb.<p>Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:12:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17366 at http://kpcw.org A 'Different Dynamic' In Ferguson, But With 47 Arrests Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System http://kpcw.org/post/urban-farms-build-resilience-within-singapores-fragile-food-system At a local FairPrice Supermarket in central Singapore, you'll find baby carrots grown in Bakersfield, Calif. — the same ones for sale at my local grocery store in Washington, D.C.<p>Such well-traveled vegetables aren't unusual in the tiny island state, which imports more than 90 percent of its food from some 35 countries. Singapore may be one of the most affluent countries in the world, but it depends heavily on others for basic foodstuffs.<p>A new crop of farmers is trying to change that. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:42:58 +0000 editor 17363 at http://kpcw.org Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System U.S. Authenticates Video Of Militants Beheading American Journalist http://kpcw.org/post/video-purports-show-beheading-us-journalist-militants <strong>This post was updated at 11:45 a.m. ET.</strong><p>A video that was released online Tuesday in which the extremist group the Islamic State claimed to behead American journalist James Foley is authentic, according to U.S. intelligence analysts. Foley was abducted in Syria in 2012.<p>The video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday afternoon and later removed; since then, it has resurfaced elsewhere online. The images show Foley kneeling next to a masked militant and reciting comments against the U.S. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17362 at http://kpcw.org U.S. Authenticates Video Of Militants Beheading American Journalist If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler http://kpcw.org/post/if-youre-born-sky-whats-your-nationality-airplane-puzzler Here's a puzzle I bet you've never pondered.<p>Imagine you are very, very pregnant. For the purposes of this mind game, you are a married American woman (with an American spouse) and you are about to board a plane and, pregnant as you are, they let you on.<p>Your flight, on Lufthansa Airlines, will leave Frankfurt, Germany, and travel nonstop to the Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean. Germany is cold, wet and unhappy-making, and you crave the aquamarine waters, the balmy skies of the Maldives.<p>You take off. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 17364 at http://kpcw.org If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler