Boise State Public Radio http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Washington Supreme Court Sets Standard For Post-Conviction DNA Testing http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/washington-supreme-court-sets-standard-post-conviction-dna-testing <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/08/082114AJ_DNAEvidence.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s Supreme Court may have just made it easier for prison inmates to try to get their convictions overturned through DNA testing.<p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:25:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 50982 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Washington Supreme Court Sets Standard For Post-Conviction DNA Testing Why Half Of Concordia Law School’s 3rd Year Students Will Take Fall Semester Off http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-half-concordia-law-school-s-3rd-year-students-will-take-fall-semester <p>Fifty new first year students will start classes next week at Boise’s Concordia Law School. That’s the largest incoming class since <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-students-boise-s-new-law-school-face-tough-future" target="_blank">the school opened in the fall of 2012</a>. Concordia’s third year class is almost as large but many of them won’t be taking classes this fall.</p><p>“Approximately half of our third year law students are taking a break for fall semester while they await information on the accreditation process,” says Concordia Spokesperson Madeline Turnock.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:16:14 +0000 Adam Cotterell 50981 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why Half Of Concordia Law School’s 3rd Year Students Will Take Fall Semester Off GAO Finds Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Broke Federal Law http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/gao-finds-bergdahl-prisoner-swap-broke-federal-law <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/08/082114JR_BergdahlBungle_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>An <a href="http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665390.pdf">independent government investigation</a> out Thursday finds the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five members of the Taliban for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Idaho.<p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 50979 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org GAO Finds Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Broke Federal Law Why Washington Is Changing How Women Labor To Avoid C-Sections http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-washington-changing-how-women-labor-avoid-c-sections Public health officials across the U.S. say the number of cesarean sections being performed has gotten way out of hand. It's a life-saving surgery for complicated births, but today nearly a third of pregnancies end up as a C-section.<p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:13:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson & Isolde Raftery 50980 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why Washington Is Changing How Women Labor To Avoid C-Sections Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/who-are-protesters-getting-arrested-ferguson There was nobody at the QuikTrip on Thursday — that's the gas station and convenience store that burned down on the first night of violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. It was once a focal point for protesters.<p>On Thursday, Missouri Gov. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:41:00 +0000 editor 50976 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson? Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/contagious-kisses-we-answer-your-questions-about-ebola-recovery It was a public health first. Doctors discharged two Americans from a hospital in Atlanta after treating them for Ebola.<p>Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/28/336043452/2-americans-catch-ebola-in-liberia-as-nigeria-reports-first-case">caught</a> the virus in July while working with Christian aid groups at a clinic in Monrovia, Liberia. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:32:00 +0000 Linda Poon 50977 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/covering-foleys-killing-media-outlets-face-difficult-choice <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=In+Covering+Foley%27s+Killing%2C+Media+Outlets+Face+A+Difficult+Choice&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ1MjMzMDEzMjA3NzExMTA5OTU5Yw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:20:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 50978 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Latin Roots: 'Mystical South America' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/latin-roots-mystical-south-america Today's episode of <em>World Cafe</em>'s <em>Latin Roots</em> is an unusual one, in which writer and radio personality Catalina Maria Johnson explores what she calls "Mystical South America."<p>Johnson says she first heard the music through visual arts, and describes it as an "ecological, Indian, spiritual, organic movement" that has excited electronic musicians in Argentina. In this segment, she showcases music by Gaby Kerpel and Chancha Via Circuito. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:55:00 +0000 editor 50963 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Latin Roots: 'Mystical South America' Meshell Ndegeocello On World Cafe http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/meshell-ndegeocello-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=meshell+ndegeocello">Meshell Ndegeocello</a> broke through with her hit song "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" in the '90s, then turned to more brooding and eclectic fare with her 1999 album <em>Bitter</em>. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:46:00 +0000 editor 50964 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Meshell Ndegeocello On World Cafe Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/isis-beyond-anything-weve-seen-hagel-says Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel describes <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/20/341997009/recent-u-s-mission-aimed-to-rescue-foley-other-hostages-in-syria">a failed U.S. mission into northern Syria earlier this summer to rescue Americans</a> believed held there — including a journalist who was executed earlier this week — as "flawless" despite not recovering the hostages.<p>"This was a flawless operation, but the hostages weren't there," Hagel told journalists at a Pentagon briefing with Gen. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 50965 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/can-quinoa-take-root-roof-world For thousands of years, quinoa barely budged from its home in the Andes. Other crops — corn, potatoes, rice, wheat and sorghum — traveled and colonized the world. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 50966 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'? Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/vision-problems-increase-risk-death-older-people An eye exam may be the ticket to a longer life, researchers say, because good vision is essential for being able to shop, manage money and live independently. And maintaining independence in turn leads to a longer life.<p>Researchers have known for years that people who have vision problems as they get older are more likely to die sooner than those who still see well. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:27:00 +0000 editor 50967 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/north-carolina-senate-race-shapes-unpopularity-contest North Carolina is one of the half-dozen states <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/six-consistently-close-races-will-probably-decide-control-of-the-senate/" target="_blank">that could cost the Democrats their majority in the Senate</a> this November, and both contenders in the race are hoping to capitalize on a backlash.<p>Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her Republican challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, for <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/north-carolina-abortion-bill-pat-mccory-94256.html" target="_blank">unpopular stat Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 50975 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/american-ebola-patients-leave-atlanta-hospital-healthy <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=American+Ebola+Patients+Leave+Atlanta+Hospital+Healthy&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NDUzMDQ0MDEzMzY3NTc0ODgyMDhhNg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 50974 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why Ebola Is Making It Harder To Provide Good Health Care http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-ebola-stands-worsen-effects-malaria-west-africa The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,300 people in West Africa, but the indirect deaths caused by this epidemic are likely to be far worse. Right now, it's the rainy season. And that means it's high season for malaria.<p>"Probably 85 percent of the fevers right now are malaria," says Laura Miller, health coordinator in Sierra Leone for the <a href="http://www.rescue.org/ebola-outbreak-crisis-response">International Rescue Committee</a>. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Richard Harris 50973 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why Ebola Is Making It Harder To Provide Good Health Care Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/failed-foley-rescue-reveals-challenges-faced-us-intelligence <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=Failed+Foley+Rescue+Reveals+Challenges+Faced+By+U.S.+Intelligence&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 50972 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Bank Of America Settles With Feds And States For Record Amount http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/bank-america-settles-feds-and-states-record-amount <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=Bank+Of+America+Settles+With+Feds+And+States+For+Record+Amount&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 50971 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org The Quandary At Jackson Hole: Is It Time To Step Back From Stimulus? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/quandary-jackson-hole-it-time-step-back-stimulus <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=The+Quandary+At+Jackson+Hole%3A+Is+It+Time+To+Step+Back+From+Stimulus%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 editor 50970 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/mcdonnell-takes-stand-founding-defense-marital-dysfunction <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=McDonnell+Takes+The+Stand%2C+Founding+Defense+On+Marital+Dysfunction&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, the court today heard from McDonnell himself for the second day. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 editor 50969 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/european-fighters-take-more-prominent-roles-islamic-state British authorities are trying to identify the masked man who executed American photojournalist James Foley in a video that has caused massive global reaction.<p>The man — who appears wearing all black, holding a knife, and wearing a gun holster — speaks in an accent that linguists say sounds like someone from East or South London. The video yields other clues to the man's identity, such as his height and the fact that he's left-handed.<p>British intelligence agencies are now trying to ascertain whether the killer is one of the roughly 500 British citizens who have left the U.K. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 50968 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State