FEMA Blamed Delays In Puerto Rico On Maria; Agency Records Tell Another Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBeivGA2b6E Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET A month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan stepped off a helicopter in the town of Ceiba with a mission: Get relief supplies to people in need. He and FEMA's regional administrator, Thomas Von Essen, told the town's mayor and other mayors from across the island that generators, plastic roofs and tarps would be there within days. "There are 50,000 more blue tarps coming in over the next week,...

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JPR Live Session: Field Report (2018)

Cold wars come in a few sizes, but the warm wars -- the ones that burn and give off a fair amount of long stares and result in exasperation and quivering faces — are the ones that Christopher Porterfield of Field Report worries about on the Milwaukee, Wisconsin band’s third album, Summertime Songs . They’re suntanned and wind-swept. They’ve been crying and they’ve been drinking. These warm wars are the result of chaffing, of friction and boredom. They’re caused by everything and nothing at all, just guys deciding to act on a foggy and cowardly, oftentimes mistaken heart’s behalf. Some people give up and some people are given up on.

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Health Assessment Takes Pulse In Southern Oregon

How are you feeling lately? That's a question more easily asked of an individual than a whole community, but somebody's trying. A community health assessment is being prepared for Jackson and Josephine Counties, to help hospitals and other health care organizations figure out community needs. Right now the process is in the acquisition phase... getting info from people living in the community. Jefferson Regional Health Alliance is one player in CHA process.

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Antarctica Has Lost More Than 3 Trillion Tons Of Ice In 25 Years

Scientists have completed the most exhaustive assessment of changes in Antarctica's ice sheet to date. And they found that it's melting faster than they thought. Ice losses totaling 3 trillion tonnes (or more than 3.3 trillion tons) since 1992 have caused global sea levels to rise by 7.6 mm, nearly one third of an inch, according to a study published in Nature on Wednesday. Before 2010, Antarctica was contributing a relatively small proportion of the melting that is causing global sea levels...

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Errors Trigger Retraction Of Study On Mediterranean Diet's Heart Benefits

Ask just about anybody, and you'll probably hear that a healthy diet is one full of fruits and vegetables, olive oil, nuts and fish — what's called Mediterranean diet . A lot of research has suggested people who eat this way tend to be healthier, but it's been harder to prove whether that is because of the diet or some other factor. So in 2013, many took notice of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that seemed to provide some proof. The study found that people eating the...

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Nels Andrews Live Session

Jan 23, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Singer/songwriter Nels Andrews visits with JPR's Eric Teel about his move from the American southwest to New York, and performs songs from his new album Scrimshaw.

Steph Macpherson Live Session

Jan 21, 2013

This live session from January 21st, 2013 features artist Steph Macpherson.

Matt the Electrician Live Session

Dec 13, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Austin singer/songwriter Matt the Electrician plays a few tunes live and talks about growing up in the State of Jefferson, rubbing elbows with the cast of Star Wars, and his life making music in Austin, Texas.

Lindi Ortega Live Session

Dec 12, 2012

The extraordinary Nashville-based Canadian retro-country singer and songwriter Lindi Ortega performs the title track from Cigarettes & Truckstops, plus one beautiful Hank Williams tune.

Tony Trischka and Territory Live Session

Nov 20, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka and members of his band Territory perform a few tunes and talk about the history and progression of banjo in America.

Harry Manx Live Session

Nov 9, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Canadian bluesman Harry Manx visits with JPR's Eric Teel and plays a few songs on his mohan veena.

Kaki King Live Session

Oct 26, 2012

Guitar god Kaki King sits down with JPR's Eric Teel for conversation and live performance of songs from her latest release, Glow.

Field Report Live Session

Oct 15, 2012

Milwaukee-based band Field Report stop by the JPR studios to talk about their debut album and perform a few songs.

Mindy Smith Live Session

Sep 24, 2012

This live session archive from September 24th, 2012 features artist Mindy Smith and friends.

Ian Ethan Case Live Session

Sep 19, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

First discovered by JPR online, Ian Ethan Case's deft fingers and unusual approach to guitar playing left us all with a beautiful live session that featured an amazing piece he wrote for his new kalimba album.

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