KANW http://kanw.com en NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says http://kanw.com/post/nyc-mans-chokehold-death-was-homicide-medical-examiner-says Eric Garner, the unarmed man who died two weeks ago after police placed him in a chokehold, was a victim of homicide, says New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Garner's death was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.<p>The update on Garner's controversial death was announced Friday afternoon. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46707 at http://kanw.com NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms http://kanw.com/post/breast-feeding-still-difficult-many-moms When Elizabeth O'Connell was expecting her first child, she knew she wanted to breast-feed. And, she says, she sort of expected it to just happen, naturally.<p>That's not quite how it panned out. "I was experiencing very tremendous pain," she says.<p>At first she figured that was normal — but soon it became too much to handle. "I was devastated," she says. "The reality is nursing is a wonderful bonding experience, but when you're in pain, you aren't really thinking about that."<p>O'Connell, who lives in Connecticut, says she really wanted it to work. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 46710 at http://kanw.com Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms As Flow Of Migrants Into Mexico Grows, So Do Claims Of Abuse http://kanw.com/post/flow-migrants-mexico-grows-so-do-claims-abuse <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/20/323657817/from-a-stream-to-a-flood-migrant-kids-overwhelm-u-s-border-agents">Like the United States</a>, Mexico is dealing with a substantial increase of Central Americans migrants, including unaccompanied minors, crossing its borders. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 46708 at http://kanw.com WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time http://kanw.com/post/wwi-diaries-poet-siegfried-sassoon-go-public-first-time Nearly two dozen diaries and notebooks of Siegfried Sassoon – <a href="http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/FWW_index.html">among a handful of prominent soldier-poets</a> whose artistic sensibilities were forged in the trenches of World War I – are being published online for the first time by the Cambridge University Library.<p>Sassoon, who served in the British Army, was "A gifted diarist [who] ... Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:39:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46709 at http://kanw.com WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds http://kanw.com/post/some-public-pension-funds-making-big-bets-hedge-funds Public pension funds have been doing something new in recent years — investing in hedge funds.<p>Hedge funds are often secretive investment firms led by supposedly super-smart fund managers. Though, sometimes they implode spectacularly — think <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/business/worldbusiness/07iht-07ltcm.15941880.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0">Long-Term Capital Management</a>. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Chris Arnold 46697 at http://kanw.com Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds As Ebola Outbreak Worsens, West Africa Turns To Quarantines http://kanw.com/post/ebola-outbreak-worsens-west-africa-turns-quarantines <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=As+Ebola+Outbreak+Worsens%2C+West+Africa+Turns+To+Quarantines&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1MzkxMDEyMTY5MDA4NjI2NGQ4Yg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Nurith Aizenman 46698 at http://kanw.com Sailing Through Space With 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'? Hilarious http://kanw.com/post/sailing-through-space-guardians-galaxy-hilarious <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=Sailing+Through+Space+With+%27Guardians+Of+The+Galaxy%27%3F+Hilarious+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzMTgwNjM4MDEyMzY2MTg2ODAxMmIzNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID BIANCULLI, BYLINE: This is FRESH AIR. The newest film adaptation of a Marvel comic is "Guardians of the Galaxy," which features five Motley warriors against an armada of space villains. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:05:00 +0000 David Edelstein 46705 at http://kanw.com Fresh Air Pays Tribute To James Brown, 'Godfather Of Funk' http://kanw.com/post/fresh-air-pays-tribute-james-brown-godfather-funk Even though James Brown died in 2006 at age 73, he continues to be influential — a new biopic about him called <em>Get On Up</em>, premieres in theaters Friday.<p>In the '80s and '90s, <em>Fresh Air</em> recorded interviews with Brown's biographer and two musicians who played in his band. And in 2005, James Brown chatted with Terry Gross after the publication of his autobiography <em>I Feel Good</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:05:00 +0000 46704 at http://kanw.com President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy's Gains http://kanw.com/post/president-obama-slams-congress-he-welcomes-economys-gains Touting rosy U.S. economic news that has come out this week, President Obama said America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46699 at http://kanw.com President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy's Gains A Note Of Appreciation And Farewell For Margaret Low Smith http://kanw.com/post/note-appreciation-and-farewell-margaret-low-smith <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=A+Note+Of+Appreciation+And+Farewell+For+Margaret+Low+Smith&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NDUzMDQ0MDEzMzY3NTc0ODgyMDhhNg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 46706 at http://kanw.com August Comes To The Hill, But House GOP Hasn't Started Recess Quite Yet http://kanw.com/post/august-comes-hill-house-gop-hasnt-started-recess-quite-yet <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=August+Comes+To+The+Hill%2C+But+House+GOP+Hasn%27t+Started+Recess+Quite+Yet&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 46703 at http://kanw.com In Gaza, A Glimmer Of Hope For Cease-Fire Is Snuffed Out Early http://kanw.com/post/gaza-glimmer-hope-cease-fire-snuffed-out-early <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+Gaza%2C+A+Glimmer+Of+Hope+For+Cease-Fire+Is+Snuffed+Out+Early&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxNjk3MDEyNzE5NzkyNzY1MDMyYQ004)"/></div><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 46702 at http://kanw.com In July Jobs Numbers, Fodder For Cautious Optimism http://kanw.com/post/july-jobs-numbers-fodder-cautious-optimism <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+July+Jobs+Numbers%2C+Fodder+For+Cautious+Optimism&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxNjk3MDEyNzE5NzkyNzY1MDMyYQ004)"/></div><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:01:00 +0000 John Ydstie 46701 at http://kanw.com Fla. Judge Orders Lawmakers Back To Work On A New Congressional Map http://kanw.com/post/fla-judge-orders-lawmakers-back-work-new-congressional-map <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=Fla.+Judge+Orders+Lawmakers+Back+To+Work+On+A+New+Congressional+Map&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Greg Allen 46700 at http://kanw.com As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars http://kanw.com/post/evangelical-clout-grows-brazil-may-face-new-culture-wars Everaldo Dias Pereira — known to his flock as Pastor Everaldo — shakes the hands of potential voters at a shopping mall in a suburb of Sao Paulo in Brazil.<p>As he wishes them the peace of the Lord, a group of supporters shout out: "Enough of corruption, enough of people who don't know the word of God. We want Pastor Everaldo."<p>The pastor is running for president, and even though it is unlikely he will win — polls show he only has 3 percent of the vote — his socially conservative message resonates among many of the evangelical faithful.<p>"Our proposal is clear," he says. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:33:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 46695 at http://kanw.com As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars How U.S. Hospitals Keep Deadly Germs Like Ebola Virus Contained http://kanw.com/post/how-us-hospitals-contain-deadly-germs-ebola-virus With plans underway to bring one or two Americans stricken with Ebola to the United States, people are wondering how that will happen without unleashing the deadly virus.<p>On Friday afternoon, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations.html">guide</a> explaining how hospitals should manage Ebola patients. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:20:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 46696 at http://kanw.com How U.S. Hospitals Keep Deadly Germs Like Ebola Virus Contained Restaurant's 'Prayer Discount' Sparks Mix Of Praise, Anger http://kanw.com/post/restaurants-prayer-discount-sparks-mix-praise-anger <em><strong>Updated at 3:15 p.m. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:36:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46693 at http://kanw.com Restaurant's 'Prayer Discount' Sparks Mix Of Praise, Anger How Cultures Move Across Continents http://kanw.com/post/how-cultures-move-across-continents They may look like flight paths around North America and Europe. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:21:00 +0000 Kara Manke 46694 at http://kanw.com How Cultures Move Across Continents These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate http://kanw.com/post/these-ivory-coast-cacao-farmers-had-never-tasted-chocolate <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEN4hcZutO0</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:47:00 +0000 46691 at http://kanw.com These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina http://kanw.com/post/conservative-mayor-fights-expand-medicaid-north-carolina Last month, the only hospital in the sleepy town of Belhaven in eastern North Carolina closed its doors, prompting Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal to step out of party lines and call for an expansion of Medicaid in North Carolina. And then he took a lot more steps.<p>The Republican mayor and self-proclaimed conservative spent the last two weeks walking the 237 miles from eastern North Carolina to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of the need to save his and other rural hospitals around the nation.<p>O'Neal did it with the support of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:17:00 +0000 46692 at http://kanw.com A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina