Allison Keyes http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Potential Charges Against Incumbent Throw D.C. Mayor's Race Up In Air http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/potential-charges-against-incumbent-throw-dc-mayors-race-air The possible indictment of incumbent D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has turned what many expected to be a routine election into a referendum on whether voters trust him. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 41957 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org As Calendar Flips To March, People Grow Sick Of The Snow http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/calendar-flips-march-people-grow-sick-snow Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The latest in a series of nasty winter storms socked the nation today. It rolled north through the mid-Atlantic this morning, right up the East Coast bringing freezing rain, heavy snow and plummeting temperatures. More than 2,900 flights were cancelled today and more than 7,100 were delayed. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 41081 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Maryland Bill May Require Holocaust Reparations From Rail Company http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/maryland-bill-may-require-holocaust-reparations-rail-company Lawmakers in Maryland are considering a bill that would block one of the firms seeking to bid on a multibillion-dollar light rail project from winning its bid unless its majority stockholder agrees to pay reparations to Holocaust victims.<p>The legislation, co-sponsored by Maryland Delegate Kirill Reznik, would block a consortium including Paris-based rail company Keolis from winning a public-private partnership for the state's Purple Line project, a 35-year contract worth more than $6 billion.<p>Keolis is a subsidiary of the government-owned French railway SNCF, which has admitted that it tra Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:35:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 40531 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Maryland Bill May Require Holocaust Reparations From Rail Company Maryland Drug Officials Worry Over A Deadly Mixture http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/maryland-drug-officials-worry-over-deadly-mixture Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Tomorrow in Maryland, agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration will sit down with other law enforcement groups to talk through some big questions. Tainted heroin has recently killed at least 50 people across several states, and they want to find out where it's coming from. The heroin is laced with the powerful painkiller fentanyl. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 39770 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Storm And Stress Visit The East Coast http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/storm-and-stress-visit-east-coast Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>A fast-moving winter storm is barreling across the mid-Atlantic and up the East Coast today. Some places are expecting up to a foot of snow. The blizzard conditions from Virginia to Massachusetts will be followed by bitterly cold temperatures. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 38870 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Sweet 16 And Barreling Toward Cowgirl Racing Fame http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/sweet-16-and-barreling-toward-cowgirl-racing-fame Megan Yurko is small, but she's a big name in barrel racing. And the 16-year-old is on track to be crowned the world's top cowgirl barrel racer at the upcoming International Professional Rodeo Association's finals in Oklahoma City.<p>Just under 4-foot-10, Megan depends on her 1,200-pound filly Beea in a sport where the fastest rider around three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern wins.<p>"The thrill of it all is awesome," Megan says.<p>Megan's father, Karl Yurko, is a veterinarian, and like his daughter, he loves this sport. "First barrel's the money barrel," he says. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:26:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 38670 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Sweet 16 And Barreling Toward Cowgirl Racing Fame Historic House Is Yours Free, But There's A Catch http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/historic-house-yours-free-theres-catch This little house is looking for a home.<p>In the past five years, 600 single-family homes have been demolished in Arlington, Va., many to make way for larger houses, according to a preservation group. One architectural firm is so determined to save one 1920s Sears kit house from demolition, it's giving the house away for free. But there's a catch: the buyer would need to pay to move it to a new location.<p>The 960-square-foot house is a Wellington model, a style of home Sears sold by catalog in 1926 through its mail order Modern Homes program. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 10:25:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 38351 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Historic House Is Yours Free, But There's A Catch African-American Gun Club Hopes To Help Curb Youth Violence http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/african-american-gun-club-hopes-help-curb-youth-violence More than 200 people have been killed this year in Baltimore. Most of them were black, and most of them were shot to death, despite Maryland having one of the nation's toughest gun laws. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:13:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 36887 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org African-American Gun Club Hopes To Help Curb Youth Violence Trove Of Artifacts Trumpets African-American Triumphs http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/trove-artifacts-trumpets-african-american-triumphs Seventeen-year-old Tonisha Owens stared wide-eyed at the faded script on an 1854 letter. It was once carried by another 17-year-old — a slave named Frances. The letter was written by a plantation owner's wife to a slave dealer, saying that she needed to sell her chambermaid to pay for horses. But Frances didn't know how to read or write, and didn't know what she carried.<p>"She does not know she is to be sold. I couldn't tell her," the letter reads. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:54:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 36050 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Trove Of Artifacts Trumpets African-American Triumphs 'We Will Rock You': A Bohemian Musical http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/we-will-rock-you-bohemian-musical Transcript <p>DON GONYEA, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Don Gonyea. Whether or not you're a fan of rock and roll, you've surely heard at least one of the hits by Queen. The British band dominated the airwaves in the '70s and '80s and now their music is rocking the world again, this time in a jukebox musical called "We Will Rock You."<p>The show has been running in London for a dozen years but now an Americanized version is touring the United States and Canada. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:14:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 35241 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 50 Years After March On Washington, John Lewis Still Fights http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/50-years-after-march-washington-john-lewis-still-fighting <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYasqMFCJao</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:54:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 31428 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 50 Years After March On Washington, John Lewis Still Fights Lure Of Flower's Putrid Essence Draws Crowd http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/lure-flowers-putrid-essence-draws-crowd Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>A crowd formed today at the U.S. Botanic Garden here in Washington, D.C. It's a place to see beautiful flowers and usually ones that smell fantastic. But today, one exotic specimen on display was the opposite of that. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:09:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 29315 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Wal-Mart Threatens To Pull Out Of D.C. Over Wage Requirements http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/wal-mart-threatens-pull-out-dc-over-wage-requirements Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Wal-Mart is threatening to walk away from plans to build three of six new stores slated for the nation's capital. Those three stores are supposed to go up in some of the city's neediest neighborhoods. But the city council in Washington, D.C., has approved a bill requiring big box stores to pay employees a living wage of $12.50 an hour. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:05:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 28821 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Deconstructing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/deconstructing-martin-luther-king-jrs-dream "We want all of our rights!" Martin Luther King, Jr. told a throng of people gathered in and around Detroit's Cobo Arena on June 23, 1963. He was speaking at what he called the largest and greatest demonstration for freedom ever held in the United States. "We want them here, and we want them now!" he said.<p>Fifty years ago this August, King gave the iconic "<a href="http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_august_28_1963_i_have_a_dream/" target="_blank">I Have A Dream</a>" speech at the March on Washington. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:03:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 27807 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Deconstructing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream Winfrey Gives Millions To New African-American Museum In D.C. http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/winfrey-gives-millions-new-african-american-museum-dc Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is giving a multimillion-dollar boost to the Smithsonian's new facility, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). She gave the museum, which is being built in Washington, D.C., $12 million Tuesday, in addition to a previous $1 million donation.<p>"I am so proud of African-American history and its contributions to our nation as a whole," says Winfrey, chairman and CEO of the Oprah Winfrey Network. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:56:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 27164 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Winfrey Gives Millions To New African-American Museum In D.C. What A Lawsuit Against The Redskins Could Mean For The Brand http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/what-lawsuit-against-redskins-could-mean-brand <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/07/171425340/after-more-than-20-years-push-to-change-redskins-name-continues">Once again</a>, the long-standing controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins is in the news. Fri, 31 May 2013 22:59:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 26586 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org What A Lawsuit Against The Redskins Could Mean For The Brand For Berry Gordy, Broadway Is Memory Lane http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/berry-gordy-broadway-memory-lane There's hardly an adult anywhere in the world who wouldn't recognize at least some of the music of Motown.<p><strong></strong>The R&B label changed the course of music in the United States and made household names of Diana Ross, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15184517" target="_blank">Stevie Wonder</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/94109252/the-jackson-5" target="_blank">The Jackson 5</a>. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 22119 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org For Berry Gordy, Broadway Is Memory Lane Woof Out The Red Carpet: Westminster Dogs Take New York http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/woof-out-red-carpet-westminster-dogs-take-new-york On Tuesday night, one dog will be named "best in show" at the 137th <a href="http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/" target="_blank">Westminster Kennel Club</a> Dog Show in New York.<p>Many of the canines that have flocked to Manhattan are staying at the Hotel Pennsylvania across the street from Madison Square Garden, where judging of the main events in the show is held.<p>The hotel has special amenities for its four-legged guests.<p>"Hey, buddy," doggie concierge Jerry Grymek says to a border collie in a crate. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:32:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 20785 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Woof Out The Red Carpet: Westminster Dogs Take New York Newtown Residents Join Gun Control Rally In Washington http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/newtown-residents-join-gun-control-rally-washington Residents of Newtown, Conn., where 20 children died in December's school shootings, marched alongside other supporters of gun control at a rally on the National Mall on Saturday.<p>About 100 residents were expected from Newtown, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/newtown-residents-to-join-pastors-parents-in-march-for-gun-control-on-national-mall-in-dc/2013/01/26/e10bedfa-678e-11e2-83c7-38d5fac94235_story.html">The Washington Post</a> says. The march was organized in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, where six teachers were also killed. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:08:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 20036 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Newtown Residents Join Gun Control Rally In Washington Ill. Considers Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/ill-considers-licenses-undocumented-immigrants Illinois could become the third state — after Washington and New Mexico — where undocumented immigrants can obtain driver's licenses. The legislation is halfway there. A bill that passed the state Senate 41-14 last Tuesday has bipartisan support.<p>Before the Senate vote, leaders from both parties, including Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican former Gov. Jim Edgar, spoke out in favor of the legislation. Sun, 09 Dec 2012 21:42:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 17810 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Ill. Considers Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants