Jefferson Public Radio http://ijpr.org en How Will You Die? http://ijpr.org/post/how-will-you-die <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YOVclqkjZA</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:20:00 +0000 John Poole 16832 at http://ijpr.org How Will You Die? Scientists Say The Moon Is Hiding A Lumpy Middle http://ijpr.org/post/scientists-say-moon-hiding-lumpy-middle What shape is the moon? When it's full, we'd all agree that it looks perfectly round. But careful measurements by a team of scientists have shown that's not the case.<p>Like many an Earth-bound observer, it turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is hiding a slight bulge around the waist. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 16833 at http://ijpr.org Scientists Say The Moon Is Hiding A Lumpy Middle Can I Kick It? No, You Can't http://ijpr.org/post/can-i-kick-it-no-you-cant Listen, we're not your parents. We're not about to tell you what you can and can't do. Besides, the songs in this game, all of which contain the word "can't" in the title, take care of that for us.<p><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/336554209/smitten-with-the-mitten-state">Heard in Episode 323: Smitten With The Mitten State</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 editor 16834 at http://ijpr.org Movie Math http://ijpr.org/post/movie-math If Pythagoras were alive today, we think he'd be a movie buff. Multiply your film knowledge by your math skills in this quiz that asks you to perform computations with the numbers in movie titles.<p><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/336554209/smitten-with-the-mitten-state">Heard in Episode 323: Smitten With The Mitten State</a></em> <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=Movie+Math&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNTU4MDIzMDEyMzAwMTE4NTAxYzUzMg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 editor 16831 at http://ijpr.org Luke Song: Hat's Entertainment! http://ijpr.org/post/luke-song-hats-entertainment Millinery seems like a brilliant career choice, right? Everybody's got a head.<p>But for Luke Song, the owner of <a href="http://www.mrsongmillinery.com/">Mr. Song Millinery</a> outside Detroit, it happened by accident. "I wanted to be an artist, but I went the route of biochemistry. A typical route," he told <em>Ask Me Another</em> host Ophira Eisenberg. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 editor 16830 at http://ijpr.org Luke Song: Hat's Entertainment! Sem-ANN-tics http://ijpr.org/post/sem-ann-tics Don't get too annoyed with this final round. Like "annoyed," every answer contains the consecutive letters "A-N-N" somewhere within it. This game separates the canniest from the wannabes.<p><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/336554209/smitten-with-the-mitten-state">Heard in Episode 323: Smitten With The Mitten State</a></em> <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=Sem-ANN-tics&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNTU4MDIzMDEyMzAwMTE4NTAxYzUzMg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 editor 16829 at http://ijpr.org Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State's Controversial Labor Law http://ijpr.org/post/wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-states-controversial-labor-law Handing Gov. Scott Walker an important election-year victory, the Wisconsin Supreme court on Thursday upheld a controversial labor law championed by the Republican governor.<p><a href="http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/supreme-court-to-rule-thursday-on-union-law-voter-id-b99321110z1-269292661.html">The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports</a> the Supreme Court also upheld the state's voter ID law and one providing some benefits to gay couples. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:29:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 16828 at http://ijpr.org Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State's Controversial Labor Law On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious http://ijpr.org/post/eve-possible-lockout-met-opera-talks-remain-contentious At the Metropolitan Opera, drama is usually onstage. But for the past several months, it's been in the newspapers.<p>Contract deadlines for 15 of the 16 unions at the Met in New York are set to expire at midnight tonight, and negotiations will likely go down to the wire. A lockout shutting down the world's largest opera house seems imminent.<p>Management wants concessions from the unions to offset dwindling ticket sales. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:05:18 +0000 Jeff Lunden 16827 at http://ijpr.org On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker http://ijpr.org/post/how-order-pizza-nuclear-command-bunker I spent months working with the U.S. Air Force to get access to a remote underground nuclear bunker in Nebraska for <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/29/335293314/welcome-to-the-nuclear-command-bunker">our radio series</a> on America's missile forces. There was only one question left to answer before I left.<p>What did I want for lunch?<p>The menu provided by the press office was eclectic. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 16826 at http://ijpr.org How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker 20 Million Gallons Later, UCLA Water Main Finally Plugged http://ijpr.org/post/20-million-gallons-later-ucla-water-main-finally-plugged After 30 hours, work crews have finally succeeded in shutting off the last of the water that gushed from a broken water main near the University of California, Los Angeles, campus.<p>There was so much water that police and fire teams had to rescue people from underground parking garages that became flooded by the estimated 20 million gallons that spewed from the 30-inch pipe.<p>Albert Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, said the main was completely shut off at 9 p.m. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:54:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 16825 at http://ijpr.org 20 Million Gallons Later, UCLA Water Main Finally Plugged