Boise State Public Radio http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Oregon Ponders Smoking Ban At All Beaches http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/oregon-ponders-smoking-ban-all-beaches <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/smoking.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon could become the first West Coast state to ban smoking on all of its beaches. The Oregon State Parks Department is seeking public input on the proposal.<p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:51:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 49488 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Oregon Ponders Smoking Ban At All Beaches Part 2 Of An Interview With Daniel James Brown About "The Boys In The Boat" http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/part-2-interview-daniel-james-brown-about-boys-boat <p><em>This interview was originally broadcast in December, 2013:</em></p><p></p><p>This is the second part of an interview with Daniel James Brown, Author of "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics"</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Bob Kustra 36950 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Part 2 Of An Interview With Daniel James Brown About "The Boys In The Boat" 'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/i-love-your-country-new-house-member-tells-us-officials Rep. Curt Clawson hasn't been in Congress long — he was sworn into office exactly one month ago. We mention that as a caveat, because in a congressional hearing Thursday, Clawson seems to have mistaken Americans who work in the U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49487 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials USGS Tries Listening To Human Racket To Understand Seismic Hazards http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/usgs-tries-listening-human-racket-understand-seismic-hazards <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/usgs.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Research geologists have just finished a field trial to test a less invasive way to complete seismic hazard surveys.<p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Tom Banse 49485 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org USGS Tries Listening To Human Racket To Understand Seismic Hazards Northwest Meth Houses To Get Scrubbed Under EPA Program http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/northwest-meth-houses-get-scrubbed-under-epa-program <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/meth.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Federal dollars meant to restore toxic areas like old factories, mines and gas stations are now going to clean up after another long-time industry: methamphetamine.<p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 49486 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Northwest Meth Houses To Get Scrubbed Under EPA Program Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/fiction-explores-push-and-pull-arab-israeli-identity To be an Arab living in Israel proper has long been a challenging proposition. Even sussing out what to call them has political implications: Arab Israelis? Israeli Arabs? Palestinian Israelis? Or maybe just Palestinians? Arabs in Israel live lives that constantly — often stressfully — straddle two cultures: They are all at once ethnically Arab and citizens of the Jewish state.<p>I'm not talking here about Palestinians who live in Gaza and the West Bank. I'm talking about Arabs who live inside the Green Line and vote in Israeli elections. Some even serve in Israel's military. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Molly Antopol 49484 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/which-colin-firth-debunks-some-myths-about-working-woody-allen In<em> Magic in the Moonlight</em>, a new film from Woody Allen, Colin Firth plays a 1920s stage magician who is also an expert at debunking spiritualists. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 editor 49483 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/can-finishing-big-bowl-ramen-make-dreams-come-true You can find ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped, almost anywhere in the U.S. these days. Ramen shops continue to pop up, and you can find renditions on the menus of restaurants and gastropubs.<p>But there's a truly funky noodle spot in Cambridge called <a href="http://www.yumewokatare.com/">Yume Wo Katare</a> that serves more than just ramen.<p>There aren't many restaurants where you get praised by everyone around you for clearing your plate or bowl. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 editor 49482 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/obama-us-central-america-share-responsibility-influx-minors President Obama met with the leaders of three Central American countries at the White House on Friday, telling them that they share responsibility with Washington for stemming an influx of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren discussed the growing humanitarian crisis with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.<p>The Associated Press says Obama told the leaders he wants to stem the flow of children. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49479 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/bill-allowing-americans-unlock-cellphones-passes-house-heads-obama Approving a bill that has already passed the Senate, the House of Representatives has given its consent to legislation that lets U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:49:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49480 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/keychain-breathalyzers-may-make-quantified-drinking-easy While testing whether a <a href="seamus.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/02/327854051/alcohol-test-can-you-control-your-intoxication-by-eating-yeast">dash of yeast</a> could keep you from getting drunk, we discovered that it's pretty entertaining — and revealing — to track your blood alcohol while drinking.<p>Using a device to test blood-alcohol levels, we watched the alcohol in our bodies soar as we drank two beers on empty stomachs. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:44:00 +0000 editor 49481 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/central-american-leaders-stop-white-house-talk-border-crisis The presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras met with President Obama at the White House Friday, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions to the crisis. <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=Central+American+Leaders+Stop+By+White+House+To+Talk+Border+Crisis&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 49478 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Leading Ebola Doctor Stricken With The Disease Himself http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/leading-ebola-doctor-stricken-disease-himself <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=Leading+Ebola+Doctor+Stricken+With+The+Disease+Himself&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1MzkxMDEyMTY5MDA4NjI2NGQ4Yg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 editor 49477 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org For Islamic State, Victories In Iraq Mean Momentum In Syria http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/islamic-state-victories-iraq-mean-momentum-syria <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=For+Islamic+State%2C+Victories+In+Iraq+Mean+Momentum+In+Syria&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NDUzMDQ0MDEzMzY3NTc0ODgyMDhhNg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 49476 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/army-war-college-opens-probe-sen-walshs-alleged-plagiarism <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=Army+War+College+Opens+A+Probe+Into+Sen.+Walsh%27s+Alleged+Plagiarism&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTc0MDI0MDEzMzE4MjI4ODdlOTk4MA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 49475 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Gaza Cease-Fire Still Just Out Of Reach: What Does Each Side Want? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/gaza-cease-fire-still-just-out-reach-what-does-each-side-want Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, as casualty counts rise inexorably higher. NPR's Emily Harris is in Gaza, and she speaks to Audie Cornish about both sides' demands. <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=Gaza+Cease-Fire+Still+Just+Out+Of+Reach%3A+What+Does+Each+Side+Want%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTAzNzgzMDEzMTIyMTYyODIxZDdjYg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Emily Harris 49474 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org In A Complex Web Of Tunnels, Israel Draws Its Red Line http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/complex-web-tunnels-israel-draws-its-red-line <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+A+Complex+Web+Of+Tunnels%2C+Israel+Draws+Its+Red+Line&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 49473 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Pa. Hospital Sees Gun Fight Between Psychiatrist And Patient http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/pa-hospital-sees-gun-fight-between-psychiatrist-and-patient <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=Pa.+Hospital+Sees+Gun+Fight+Between+Psychiatrist+And+Patient&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 49472 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/political-disenchantment-soars-lines-polls-grow-shorter Several new surveys show voter interest is low, anti-incumbent sentiment is high, and voters from both parties are questioning whether their elected leaders should return to Congress next year.<p>In short, the electorate is disengaged and disgusted with politics.<p>Voter turnout in the 2010 primaries was only about 18 percent, and now it's even lower. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 49471 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-well-does-drug-work-look-beyond-fine-print Anybody who has ever seen a drug advertisement or talked over the pros and cons of a medicine with a doctor can be forgiven for being confused.<p>Sorting out the risks and benefits of taking a medicine can be complicated even for professionals.<p>This spring, the Institute of Medicine <a href="http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Activity%20Files/Research/DrugForum/2014-MAY-12/Agenda.pdf">convened a workshop</a> with the Food and Drug Administration. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 NPR staff 49470 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print