WBFO http://news.wbfo.org en Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations http://news.wbfo.org/post/montana-senator-comes-under-fire-plagiarism-allegations Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by <em>The New York Times</em>. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 43844 at http://news.wbfo.org The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers http://news.wbfo.org/post/evolution-esquire-man-10-revealing-covers This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been exploring what it means to be a <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">man in America</a> today — from a second look at popular notions of masculinity and men's style, to attitudes towards women — and how all those ideas have shifted over time.<p>There are few people more acquainted with those shifts than David Granger. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:04:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43845 at http://news.wbfo.org The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers When One Size Doesn't Fit All: A Man's Quest To Find An Extra-Small http://news.wbfo.org/post/when-one-size-doesnt-fit-all-mans-quest-find-extra-small <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=When+One+Size+Doesn%27t+Fit+All%3A+A+Man%27s+Quest+To+Find+An+Extra-Small&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwODM4NDIzMDEzMjM4NzEyMDkwNThkNQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:00 +0000 Viet Le 43843 at http://news.wbfo.org Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis? http://news.wbfo.org/post/who-are-kids-migrant-crisis Since October, a staggering 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been apprehended at the southwestern U.S. border. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:39:00 +0000 editor 43842 at http://news.wbfo.org Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis? Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers http://news.wbfo.org/post/labor-conflict-may-lock-out-met-opera-workers The clock is ticking for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The world's largest opera company may be headed for a shutdown. Most of the union contracts for the Met expire in a week. Yesterday, Met General Manager Peter Gelb sent a letter to the unions, warning them to prepare for a lockout if they don't come to terms.<p>For months now, the company and its unions have been at an impasse. Management has proposed cutting 16 percent of union members' compensation. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 43841 at http://news.wbfo.org Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One? http://news.wbfo.org/post/when-it-comes-creativity-are-two-heads-better-one Joshua Wolf Shenk doesn't believe in the myth of the lone genius. "What has one person ever done alone?" he asks NPR's Robert Siegel. "We think of Martin Luther King and Sigmund Freud and Warren Buffett and Steve Jobs as these great solo creators, but in fact, if you look into the details of their life, they are enmeshed in relationships all the way through."<p>Take Steve Jobs: "Jobs created Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak," says Shenk. "Flash-forward to the end of his life, a lot of the great work at the height of Apple was done with this design guru, Jonathan Ive. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 editor 43840 at http://news.wbfo.org When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One? 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story http://news.wbfo.org/post/panic-suitcase-puts-fresh-spin-coming-america-story There's a wonderful 1982 memoir called <em>An Orphan in History</em> by the late <em>Village Voice</em> writer Paul Cowan. It's about Cowan's search for his European Jewish roots, and in it he says something about the sacrifices of older generations of immigrants that's always stayed with me. Cowan says: "Millions of immigrant families . . . Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 43835 at http://news.wbfo.org 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story Human Rights Watch Researcher Reports ISIS Abuses In Iraq http://news.wbfo.org/post/human-rights-watch-researcher-reports-isis-abuses-iraq <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=Human+Rights+Watch+Researcher+Reports+ISIS+Abuses+In+Iraq&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxODUxMDEyOTc4NzE4ODNmNjI3Yg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 editor 43834 at http://news.wbfo.org Hamburg superintendent faces charge of filing false report http://news.wbfo.org/post/hamburg-superintendent-faces-charge-filing-false-report <p>Police in the Village of Hamburg have charged district Superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter with falsely reporting an incident for a situation involving his damaged vehicle. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 43837 at http://news.wbfo.org Hamburg superintendent faces charge of filing false report Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders http://news.wbfo.org/post/racially-charged-casting-call-surprising-not-shocking-insiders <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=Racially-Charged+Casting+Call%3A+%27Surprising%27+But+Not+Shocking+To+Insiders&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:23:00 +0000 editor 43831 at http://news.wbfo.org Performer Rita Moreno's Famed Career Was 'Meant To Be' http://news.wbfo.org/post/performer-rita-morenos-famed-career-was-meant-be <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=Performer+Rita+Moreno%27s+Famed+Career+Was+%27Meant+To+Be%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:23:00 +0000 editor 43830 at http://news.wbfo.org Erykah Badu's 'Tyrone' Gives TMM Producer Amazing Stage Presence http://news.wbfo.org/post/erykah-badus-tyrone-gives-tmm-producer-amazing-stage-presence <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=Erykah+Badu%27s+%27Tyrone%27+Gives+TMM+Producer+Amazing+Stage+Presence&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzODUzOTQwMDEyNDk2NzQ5ODE5OTFmNQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:23:00 +0000 editor 43829 at http://news.wbfo.org Grucza sentenced to 25 years for Toys R Us murder http://news.wbfo.org/post/grucza-sentenced-25-years-toys-r-us-murder <p>Bernard Grucza, the admitted killer of Toys R Us manager Laurence Wells, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years probation. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:46:39 +0000 Chris Caya 43828 at http://news.wbfo.org Grucza sentenced to 25 years for Toys R Us murder UB announces Distinguished Speakers Series lineup http://news.wbfo.org/post/ub-announces-distinguished-speakers-series-lineup <p>The University at Buffalo released the list of guests that will be part of this season’s <a href="http://www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/special/speakers.php#oliver">Distinguished Speakers Series.</a> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:27:49 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 43827 at http://news.wbfo.org UB announces Distinguished Speakers Series lineup BTF leader says kindergarten 'absolutely critical' http://news.wbfo.org/post/btf-leader-says-kindergarten-absolutely-critical <p>There may be hundreds more kindergartners in Buffalo Public Schools when classes start in six weeks. Kindergarten is now mandatory for 5-year-olds in city schools.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:39:30 +0000 Mike Desmond 43826 at http://news.wbfo.org BTF leader says kindergarten 'absolutely critical' Cuomo Administration accused of meddling in corruption investigation http://news.wbfo.org/post/cuomo-administration-accused-meddling-corruption-investigation <p>One of Governor Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on Governor Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and &nbsp;another is demanding that Cuomo to resign after an in depth account in the New York Times reports that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:56:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43824 at http://news.wbfo.org Cuomo Administration accused of meddling in corruption investigation Authorities round up members of gang tied to City Grill shootings http://news.wbfo.org/post/authorities-round-members-gang-tied-city-grill-shootings <p>Several members of what is described as the most violent drug trafficking gang in Western New York have been taken off the streets. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:55:59 +0000 Chris Caya 43811 at http://news.wbfo.org Authorities round up members of gang tied to City Grill shootings Former cop gets 18 months for selling pot http://news.wbfo.org/post/former-cop-gets-18-months-selling-pot <p>A former probationary Buffalo police officer is going behind bars for growing and selling marijuana.&nbsp; James Hamilton Senior will do 18 months in a federal prison. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:55:07 +0000 Mike Desmond 43825 at http://news.wbfo.org Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55' http://news.wbfo.org/post/sarah-palin-gets-speeding-ticket-says-she-cant-drive-55 <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=Sarah+Palin+Gets+A+Speeding+Ticket%2C+Says+She+%27Can%27t+Drive+55%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjMxOTIyMDEzMTcxNjAzMzFmMjBhZQ001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 editor 43823 at http://news.wbfo.org Judge To Bulldog Thief: 'You Hid The Pup; The Jig Was Up' http://news.wbfo.org/post/judge-bulldog-thief-you-hid-pup-jig-was <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Judge+To+Bulldog+Thief%3A+%27You+Hid+The+Pup%3B+The+Jig+Was+Up%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 editor 43822 at http://news.wbfo.org As Millions Of People Fast For Ramadan, Does The Economy Suffer? http://news.wbfo.org/post/millions-people-fast-ramadan-does-economy-suffer <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+Millions+Of+People+Fast+For+Ramadan%2C+Does+The+Economy+Suffer%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 43821 at http://news.wbfo.org What Would Demilitarizing Gaza Entail? http://news.wbfo.org/post/what-would-demilitarizing-gaza-entail <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=What+Would+Demilitarizing+Gaza+Entail%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODg3MTg0MDEyMTg2NTY3OTI5YTI3ZA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 editor 43820 at http://news.wbfo.org A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future http://news.wbfo.org/post/strange-political-dustup-clouds-kansas-governors-future Kansas's Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle for doing exactly what he said he would do — cut taxes.<p>Citing mounting evidence that those tax cuts are creating a budget crisis – not stimulating the Kansas economy as promised — some in the state's moderate Republican establishment recently did the unthinkable: endorse a Democrat for governor.<p>That's not only endangering Brownback's re-election hopes, it's also tarnishing his plans to turn one of the reddest of red states into a national model.<p>Sam Brownback left the U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 editor 43819 at http://news.wbfo.org A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future State food policy council holds listening session to improve food access http://news.wbfo.org/post/state-food-policy-council-holds-listening-session-improve-food-access <p>A meeting to strategize ways to combat hunger was held in Buffalo Wednesday. The New York State Council on Food Policy held its third listening session as part of its tour across the state. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 43806 at http://news.wbfo.org State food policy council holds listening session to improve food access Ariz. Governor Orders Review After Execution Lasts 2 Hours http://news.wbfo.org/post/ariz-governor-orders-review-after-execution-lasts-2-hours <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=Ariz.+Governor+Orders+Review+After+Execution+Lasts+2+Hours&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:05:00 +0000 editor 43818 at http://news.wbfo.org Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food? http://news.wbfo.org/post/can-you-trust-organic-label-imported-food Maybe you've wondered, while looking at the price tag on some organic produce, whether that label is telling the truth.<p><a href="http://peterlaufer.com/">Peter Laufer</a>, a writer and professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, doesn't just wonder. He's an outright skeptic, especially because the organic label seems to him like a license to raise prices. And also because those products are arriving through supply chains that stretch to far corners of the world.<p>The U.S. imports organic soybeans from China, spices from India, and dried fruits from Turkey. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 43817 at http://news.wbfo.org Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food? Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling http://news.wbfo.org/post/common-ground-between-iraqs-rebels-may-be-crumbling Abu Wissam speaks to us by phone from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. He asks us to use his nickname to protect him, his family and his missing father before he recounts his father's kidnapping.<p>The men came on evening of July 3, just before Abu Wissam's family was preparing to break their day-long fast during the holy month of Ramadan.<p>"There were seven of them and before I knew it they were in our kitchen," he says.<p>Abu Wissam asked them who they were. They said they were from the Islamic State, and then they took his father, a retired general who served in Saddam Hussein's army. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 43816 at http://news.wbfo.org Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery http://news.wbfo.org/post/summer-program-hungry-kids-gets-creative-food-delivery More than 21 million children get free or reduced priced meals during the school year. But in the summer, that number drops to only three million.<p>The big question is what happens to all the other children. Do they get enough, and the right food, to eat?<p>This summer, government agencies and <a href="http://www.ymca.net/summer-food-program">non-profit groups</a> are making a massive push to get millions of meals to kids who might otherwise go hungry as part of the nationwide <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program-sfsp">summer nutrition program</a>. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 43815 at http://news.wbfo.org Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music http://news.wbfo.org/post/finding-anthropology-latin-dance-music <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15199041/jorge-drexler" target="_blank">Jorge Drexler</a>'s songs have been called introspective and literate. He's been compared to <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15168166/paul-simon" target="_blank">Paul Simon</a>. But a couple years ago, the Uruguayan musician began to wonder what it would take to write dance-oriented music. That's the assignment he gave himself on his latest album, <em>Bailar en la Cueva</em>, or "dancing in the cave."<p>"I decided to start this record from the feet and from the movement centers in the body," Drexler says. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:29:00 +0000 editor 43812 at http://news.wbfo.org Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music Confusion With A Chance Of Clarity: Your Weather Questions, Answered http://news.wbfo.org/post/confusion-chance-clarity-your-weather-questions-answered Many listeners and readers felt a concise explanation of "a 20 percent chance of rain" was missing from <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/22/332650051/there-s-a-20-percent-chance-of-rain-so-what-does-that-mean" target="_blank">this story</a> about weather forecasts and probability, so we followed up with two meteorologists.<p>From meterologist Eli Jacks, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service:<p><blockquote><p>"There's a 20 percent chance that at least one-hundreth of an inch of rain — and we call that measurable amounts of rain — will fall at any s Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 43813 at http://news.wbfo.org