All Things Considered http://wmra.org en Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson? http://wmra.org/post/who-are-protesters-getting-arrested-ferguson There was nobody at the QuikTrip on Thursday — that's the gas station and convenience store that burned down on the first night of violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. It was once a focal point for protesters.<p>On Thursday, Missouri Gov. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:41:00 +0000 editor 44484 at http://wmra.org Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson? In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice http://wmra.org/post/covering-foleys-killing-media-outlets-face-difficult-choice <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+Covering+Foley%27s+Killing%2C+Media+Outlets+Face+A+Difficult+Choice&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ1MjMzMDEzMjA3NzExMTA5OTU5Yw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:20:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 44482 at http://wmra.org The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations http://wmra.org/post/dynamics-demanding-ransom-nations <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+Dynamics+Of+Demanding+Ransom+From+Nations&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxMzc2NzY1MDEyOTc4NzE3NThmMjc5MA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:20:00 +0000 editor 44483 at http://wmra.org Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest http://wmra.org/post/north-carolina-senate-race-shapes-unpopularity-contest North Carolina is one of the half-dozen states <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/six-consistently-close-races-will-probably-decide-control-of-the-senate/" target="_blank">that could cost the Democrats their majority in the Senate</a> this November, and both contenders in the race are hoping to capitalize on a backlash.<p>Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her Republican challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, for <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/north-carolina-abortion-bill-pat-mccory-94256.html" target="_blank">unpopular stat Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 44477 at http://wmra.org Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State http://wmra.org/post/european-fighters-take-more-prominent-roles-islamic-state British authorities are trying to identify the masked man who executed American photojournalist James Foley in a video that has caused massive global reaction.<p>The man — who appears wearing all black, holding a knife, and wearing a gun holster — speaks in an accent that linguists say sounds like someone from East or South London. The video yields other clues to the man's identity, such as his height and the fact that he's left-handed.<p>British intelligence agencies are now trying to ascertain whether the killer is one of the roughly 500 British citizens who have left the U.K. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 44467 at http://wmra.org European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction http://wmra.org/post/mcdonnell-takes-stand-founding-defense-marital-dysfunction <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=McDonnell+Takes+The+Stand%2C+Founding+Defense+On+Marital+Dysfunction&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, the court today heard from McDonnell himself for the second day. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 editor 44468 at http://wmra.org U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages http://wmra.org/post/us-reveals-failed-special-forces-mission-rescue-hostages <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=U.S.+Reveals+Failed+Special+Forces+Mission+To+Rescue+Hostages&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxNDU5MDEyOTc4NzE4ODNhY2Q3ZQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Obama administration officials revealed this evening that U.S. special forces recently attempted to rescue U.S. hostages in Syria. The mission was unsuccessful. The statement comes after the release of a video depicting the murder of journalist James Foley. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 44430 at http://wmra.org From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man http://wmra.org/post/father-and-son-what-it-means-be-military-man Military service once defined the lives of many men in the United States, particularly before the end of the draft in 1973. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:09:00 +0000 editor 44428 at http://wmra.org From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2 http://wmra.org/post/no-1-most-expensive-coffee-comes-elephants-no-2 I s#&% you not: The world's most expensive coffee is now being produced in <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123604085">Thailand's Golden Triangle</a>, a region better known for another high-priced, if illegal, export: opium.<p>Canadian entrepreneur Blake Dinkin, 44, is betting his life savings that he can turn his idea into, well, gold. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:58:00 +0000 editor 44427 at http://wmra.org No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2 'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times http://wmra.org/post/f-fraudster-family-novel-our-modern-times A father takes his three sons to a hypnotist's show. Called onto the stage, the father's cool self-possession and confidence seem to prevail, and he walks away, claiming no effect. They leave the show, he drops his sons off and drives away. We learn later that he has taken his passport and emptied the family bank account. The boys will not see him again until they are adults.<p>Arthur Friedland's abandonment of his children is the tragedy at the center of this beautifully translated novel by German-Austrian author Daniel Kehlmann. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:31:00 +0000 editor 44426 at http://wmra.org