KSUT Public Radio http://ksut.org en House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama http://ksut.org/post/house-gop-plows-forward-plans-sue-obama House Republicans are pushing ahead with a plan to sue President Obama, accusing him of trying to sidestep Congress and make his own laws.<p>But the president is also using the suit, which is considered a long shot in legal terms, to score political points.<p>House Speaker John Boehner says the lawsuit will focus on the administration's decision to postpone the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that large employers provide health insurance for their workers.<p>But the White House describes the suit as a "taxpayer-funded political stunt," and the president used it as a convenient punch lin Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 36497 at http://ksut.org House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass http://ksut.org/post/remembering-jazz-legend-charlie-haden-who-crafted-his-voice-bass Jazz legend Charlie Haden has died at the age of 76. Polio damaged Haden's voice when he was young, but as a bassist and composer, Haden helped shape the sound of jazz and still spanned country and gospel. For more on Haden's life and music, Melissa Block talks with <em>Slate</em> magazine columnist and jazz critic Fred Kaplan. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:38:00 +0000 editor 36499 at http://ksut.org Fate Of The New N.C. Voter ID Law Now Rests In A Judge's Hands http://ksut.org/post/fate-new-nc-voter-id-law-now-rests-judges-hands North Carolina's voter ID law has come under fire in the courts, challenged by lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, the NAACP and voting rights groups. A judge will decide whether parts of the law should be implemented or delayed. Jeff Tiberii of WUNC has been following the hearing, and he wraps up recent developments and possible outcomes. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WUNC-FM. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 36498 at http://ksut.org Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes http://ksut.org/post/spread-palm-oil-production-africa-threatens-great-apes In recent years, consumers have grown increasingly aware that the explosion of palm oil plantations to supply food companies making everything from Pop-Tarts to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/08/16/212671438/ramen-to-the-rescue-how-instant-noodles-fight-global-hunger">ramen noodles</a> has taken a heavy toll on the environment.<p>In Malaysia and Indonesia, where most of the world's palm oil is produced, environmental groups have been putting <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90714122">pressure</a> on suppliers that convert rain forests into plantatio Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 36492 at http://ksut.org Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86 http://ksut.org/post/newspaper-editor-activist-john-seigenthaler-dies-86 John Seigenthaler, the legendary journalist who edited <em>The Tennessean,</em> was instrumental in shaping the editorial page of <em>USA Today</em> and worked as an assistant to Robert Kennedy, has died at 86.<p>A statement from his son, broadcast journalist John Seigenthaler Jr., said his father died "peacefully at home," where he was recovering after a recent medical treatment.<p>NPR's David Folkenflik says Seigenthaler was known as a crusader against corruption and for civil rights.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/11/john-seigenthaler-tennessean-editor-dies/125 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 36493 at http://ksut.org Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86 After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration http://ksut.org/post/after-decades-storage-damaged-rothko-murals-get-high-tech-restoration Paintings by postwar abstract artist Mark Rothko are highly coveted — in May one of his works sold at auction in London for $50 million. But oddly enough, Harvard University has had a handful of Rothkos — faded by sunlight and splattered with food and drink — in storage. Now, new technology has led to a potentially controversial restoration.<p>Retired Harvard curator and conservator Marjorie Cohn was an apprentice at the Harvard Art Museums around the time Rothko was commissioned to create wall-sized paintings for a new space at the university's Holyoke Center. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Andrea Shea 36496 at http://ksut.org After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration The Musician's Secret Slang: A 'Crow,' An Oboe And A Cleveland Call-Out http://ksut.org/post/musicians-secret-slang-crow-oboe-and-cleveland-call-out Every profession has a jargon all its own, and musicians are no different. Oboist Alli Gessner and blues musician Brian Brickley offer a few terms distinctive to the music world: "crowing" and "good night, Cleveland," among others. <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+Musician%27s+Secret+Slang%3A+A+%27Crow%2C%27+An+Oboe+And+A+Cleveland+Call-Out&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxMzc2NzY1MDEyOTc4NzE3NThmMjc5MA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 editor 36495 at http://ksut.org In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain http://ksut.org/post/after-brazils-world-cup-defeat-poem-numb-pain Any time you're facing big failure is a good time to revisit the 1888 poem "<a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174665">Casey at the Bat</a>." It's the classic story of dashed optimism, of an entire city putting its hopes on the result of one single, heartbreaking at-bat. Here are the last stanzas. It's down to the wire. The Mudville team has two outs, two strikes, and they're hoping Casey will save them.<p><blockquote><p>The sneer is gone from Casey's lip, his teeth are clinched in hate;<br />He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 editor 36494 at http://ksut.org Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats http://ksut.org/post/friday-feline-fun-ranking-most-famous-internet-cats <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdhLQCYQ-nQ</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Elise Hu 36489 at http://ksut.org Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats The Music — And Mess — In Ben Watt's Long Goodbye To His Father http://ksut.org/post/music-and-mess-ben-watts-long-goodbye-his-father Ben Watt is a singer and DJ, best known for being in the British pop duo Everything but the Girl. Now, he's back with a new album and a book that gives an inside look at his complicated relationship with his parents. 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