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  1. To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

    08.21 / 09:35 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Daniel Begay, who is Navajo, had always been told growing up that traditional American Indian foods were good for him. But because most American Indians are lactose intolerant , "they aren't getting that same source of calcium from dairy products," Begay says. Turns out that it's a traditional cooking method that is key to his bone health. The Navajo burn juniper branches, collect the ash and stir it into traditional dishes. The most popular: blue corn mush. Begay, a graduate student at…
  2. Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

    08.21 / 09:35 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    North Korea is issuing fresh threats against the United States as a 10-day computer-based military exercise gets under way on the Korean peninsula. It's an annual joint drill between American and South Korean forces, but this year, it comes following a bitter back-and-forth between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump. Joint exercises happen twice a year — once in March, again in August. The U.S. has always maintained these are purely defensive and to keep the two militaries p…
  3. 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 6: 'Heroes Do Stupid Things And They Die'

    08.21 / 08:43 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    We're recapping Season 7 of HBO's Game of Thrones here on Monkey See. We'll try to turn them around overnight, so look for them first thing on Mondays. And of course: Spoilers abound. A supersized episode this week, 70! Glorious! Minutes! Of walking and bonding and mauling and wight-snatching and deus-ex-machining. It starts with the credits map, on which we once again scooch sideways from Castle Black over to Eastwatch, as so much of this week's action takes place just a hop, skip and a…
  4. Confederate Statues Are Coming Down At The University Of Texas

    08.21 / 08:43 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate figures, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Reagan and James Stephen Hogg, from a main area of campus. Lee and Johnston were Confederate generals, Reagan was a Confederate postmaster and Hogg was the first native-born governor of Texas and the son of a Confederate general. The Texas Tribune reports: "Hogg was alive during the Civil War, but was too young to serve. UT-Austin spokesman J.B.…
  5. 10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Cargo Ship Off Singapore

    08.21 / 08:43 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    A search and rescue mission is underway, the Navy says, after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel on Monday. "The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore," the Navy said in a statement. Ten sailors are missing and another five are injured. The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. local time, on a routine visit to a…
  6. PHOTOS: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Showcases Most Exotic, Rare, Expensive Cars

    08.21 / 08:43 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Classic car shows are a summer tradition. But if you want the most exotic, rare, and the most expensive cars in the world, then you need to head to the Monterey Peninsula, Calif. The 67 th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance caps off a week of intensive, obsessive car love. The Concours this year features 204 of the highest-caliber cars that have ever been made. Essentially, the international car world descends on the region. Fifteen countries and 31 states enter the elite car show…
  7. In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event

    08.21 / 01:39 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    By now you likely know an eclipse is happening Monday, Aug. 21. There have been countless stories about the celestial event, how to view it, the science behind it and hotels that were booked more than a year in advance. But, even with all that coverage, you might not have heard details about a small town in deep Southern Illinois that is expected to almost triple in size just for the eclipse. That small town is Carbondale. Located approximately two hours east of the Mississippi River, and…
  8. How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

    08.20 / 22:27 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Daryl Davis is a blues musician, but he also has what some might call an interesting hobby. For the past 30 years, Davis, a black man, has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. He says once the friendship blossoms, the Klansmen realize that their hate may be misguided. Since Davis started talking with these members, he says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes. When that happens, Davis collects the robes and keeps them in his home as a reminder of the dent he has made in…
  9. Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

    08.20 / 21:24 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Jerry Lewis, a comedic fixture on big screens and charity telethons for decades, has died at the age of 91. His death was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by NPR with his publicist and spokeswoman Candi Cazau. Cazau provided the following statement: "Famed comedian, actor, and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side." The son of small-time entertainers who were…
  10. Influential Republican Strategist Arthur J. Finkelstein Dies

    08.20 / 19:17 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Arthur J. Finkelstein, a longtime GOP pollster and strategist credited with helping elect Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, has died at age 72 of lung cancer, his family says. Finkelstein, considered less flamboyant but arguably more influential than better known Republican strategists, such as Lee Atwater and Roger Ailes, is widely regarded as the man responsible for turning the word "liberal" into a pejorative to be wielded against Democrats. He was also considered a pioneer in…
  11. Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs

    08.20 / 19:17 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines has harshly criticized a government campaign of alleged extrajudicial killings of drug suspects that has claimed thousands of lives, calling it a "humanitarian concern" that cannot be ignored. Police have killed an estimated 3,200 people in the past 14 months in encounters they claim involved suspects who put up armed resistance. Another 2,000 have died in drug-related killings – in many cases carried out by motorcycle-riding masked gunmen …
  12. Wreckage Of USS Indianapolis, Sunk By Japanese In WWII, Found In Pacific

    08.20 / 17:17 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    For 72 years since the cruiser USS Indianapolis sank after being struck by Japanese torpedoes in the waning days of World War II, her exact resting place had been a mystery. But a team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen now says they have positively identified the wreckage, 18,000 feet below the surface in the Philippine Sea. The sinking of the Indianapolis — on its return from a secret mission to deliver components for the atomic bomb that would be dropped days later on …
  13. Mass Held In Barcelona To Honor Victims Of Terror Attacks

    08.20 / 17:17 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Updated at 11:10 a.m. ET A Catholic Mass was held in Barcelona on Sunday to honor the victims of last week's terror attacks, as authorities continued a manhunt for at least one suspect in the killings of 14 people along Spain's northeast Mediterranean coast. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Barcelona that thousands attended the Mass, held in Spanish and Catalan languages, at the city's iconic Sagrada Familia Basilica. Among those present were King Felipe and Queen Letizia.…
  14. Confederate Statues Were Built To Further A 'White Supremacist Future'

    08.20 / 17:17 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    As President Trump doubled down on his defense of Confederate statues and monuments this week, he overlooked an important fact noted by historians: The majority of the memorials seem to have been built with the intention not to honor fallen soldiers, but specifically to further ideals of white supremacy. More than 30 cities either have removed or are removing Confederate monuments, according to a list compiled by The New York Times , and the president said Thursday that in the process, the…
  15. After Charlottesville, Trump Supporters Stand By The President

    08.20 / 07:49 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit DWANE BROWN, HOST: With everything that's been going on this week, we thought this would be a good time to check in with some of those who voted for President Trump to see how they think he is handling the many controversies, shake-ups and the presidency overall. We'll start with Denise Galvez. She's founder of Latinas For Trump. And she says, she still has confidence in her vote and wants him to stick to his agenda that made her vote for him. DENISE…
  16. Is The Trump Presidency Having a Crisis Moment?

    08.20 / 07:49 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit DWANE BROWN, HOST: We've been talking about the news of the week and the fallout in the Trump administration as a result. He was criticized heavily all week for his both-sides comments in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. Today, the president did come out with positive tweets of support to the counterprotesters who showed up to face a free speech rally, saying, quote, "I want to applaud the many protesters in Boston who are speaking out…
  17. Massive Group Of Counter-Protesters Met 'Free Speech' Rally In Boston

    08.20 / 07:49 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit DWANE BROWN, HOST: Turning now to Boston, where thousands of people took to the streets today in dueling demonstrations. One was a prescheduled permitted rally to promote free speech. The other was a counterprotest to that rally - also permitted. And that drew even bigger crowds. Martha Bebinger from member station WBUR was there. We spoke with her earlier today as both protests started to wind down. We started by asking if the number of folks who…
  18. Presidential Historian Compares Tumultuous Week To Past Administrations

    08.20 / 07:49 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit DWANE BROWN, HOST: With all the news coming out of the White House this past week, we wanted to step back and reflect how this presidency compares to past presidents over the years. So we reached out to presidential historian Michael Beschloss. He joined me in our Washington studio. And I started off by asking him, how do these past few weeks of turmoil compare to past presidencies? MICHAEL BESCHLOSS: Well, what you expect in the first year is a…
  19. What's Next For The White House After Bannon's Departure?

    08.20 / 07:49 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit DWANE BROWN, HOST: It's been another extraordinary week in Washington. President Trump doubled down on initial controversial comments that both sides are responsible for violence in Charlottesville, Va., aligning himself with those in the so-called alt-right. His comments fueled new debate about taking down Confederate monuments, and they also spurred an outcry from the business community and also among many top Republicans. And then at the end of the…
  20. Man Goes On Stabbing Rampage In Russia, Wounds 7

    08.19 / 22:49 wbaa.org Wbaa.org - Medecine
    At least seven people were wounded by a man with a knife who went on a stabbing rampage in the northern Russian city of Surgut. No one was killed in the attack in the central Siberian city, but four people were in serious condition, according to state-run Tass news agency, which cited a regional health official. Islamic State says the man — shot dead by police — was a "soldier" of the extremist group. However, Russian authorities say psychiatric information on the assailant is being sou…