NPR News http://kplu.org en 'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator http://kplu.org/post/how-much-will-obamacare-cost-me-try-our-calculator <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">On Tuesday, if all goes according to plan, the federal health law&#39;s marketplaces for individual health insurance are scheduled to open for business.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:58:19 +0000 NPR News 10173 at http://kplu.org 'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator FAA furloughs snarl air travel on the West Coast http://kplu.org/post/faa-furloughs-snarl-air-travel-west-coast <p>Air travelers, especially those on the West Coast, are facing major delays this week due to sequester-mandated employee furloughs.</p><p>As much as 10 percent of the 47,000 flight controllers and other Federal Aviation Administration workers were placed on leave Sunday, grounding a number of planes and delaying flights to and from Los Angeles, including at least six Alaska Airlines flights.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:16:08 +0000 NPR News 8497 at http://kplu.org FAA furloughs snarl air travel on the West Coast Surreal photos of empty streets of Boston, Cambridge http://kplu.org/post/surreal-photos-empty-streets-boston-cambridge <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="900" name="myInlineFrame" scrolling="auto" src="http://storify.com/gteresa/this-is-not-what-boston-cambridge-rush-hour-usuall" width="440"></iframe></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:42:08 +0000 NPR News 8480 at http://kplu.org Police, feds: No arrest made in marathon bombing http://kplu.org/post/police-feds-no-arrest-made-marathon-bombing <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">There were conflicting reports early Wednesday afternoon about whether a suspect was or was not in custody. As of 11:15 a.m. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:50:10 +0000 NPR News & The Associated Press 8443 at http://kplu.org Police, feds: No arrest made in marathon bombing Legendary film critic Roger Ebert dies at age 70 http://kplu.org/post/legendary-film-critic-roger-ebert-dies-age-70 <p><span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Roger Ebert, the nation's best-known film reviewer who with fellow critic Gene Siskel created the template for succinct thumbs-up or thumbs-down movie reviews, died Thursday. He was 70.</span></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:46:14 +0000 The Associated Press & NPR News 8299 at http://kplu.org Legendary film critic Roger Ebert dies at age 70 Group gives Wash. state F in disclosure of health care costs http://kplu.org/post/group-gives-wash-state-f-disclosure-health-care-costs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Can’t get a straight answer on how much your medical treatment will cost? State laws may be partly to blame.</span></p><p>Washington state has earned an F in disclosure of health care costs, according to a <a href="http://www.hci3.org/sites/default/files/files/Report_PriceTransLaws_09.pdf" target="_blank">new report card on price transparency</a>. But one economist says what we don't know hasn't &nbsp;— and won't — hurt us.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:45:48 +0000 NPR News 8046 at http://kplu.org Group gives Wash. state F in disclosure of health care costs NPR diversions: Time for penguins http://kplu.org/post/npr-diversions-time-penguins <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="228" scrolling="no" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/10058960" style="border: 0px none transparent;" width="360">&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;other/&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</iframe><br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Live stream videos at Ustream</a></p><p><span class="submitted">By Linda Holmes / NPR</span></p><p>Discovery&#39;s series Frozen Planet, the latest BBC co-production in the same series as Planet Earth and Life, premieres on March 18. But they&#39;ve already found the best promotional tool imaginable.</p><p>Penguins.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:32:24 +0000 NPR News 4376 at http://kplu.org NW Planned Parenthood loses Komen grants, vows to keep program http://kplu.org/post/nw-planned-parenthood-loses-komen-grants-vows-keep-program <p>Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest lamented the loss of grants from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Last year those grants amounted to of more than $75,000.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Like so many of you, we are saddened by the Komen Foundation caving to anti-choice extremeists and letting politics interfere with health care. Local Komen affiliates provided close to $75,000 for life-saving breast cancer screenings at PPGNW health centers in WA and ID last year,&rdquo; the group wrote on its Facebook page.</p></blockquote><p>However, the regional Planned Parenthood group also said its breast health program would continue, &ldquo;and it will be stronger than ever thanks to supporters coming forward to stand with our patients.&rdquo;</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:13:59 +0000 Jake Ellison & NPR News 4026 at http://kplu.org NW Planned Parenthood loses Komen grants, vows to keep program More than a million condoms recalled in South Africa http://kplu.org/post/more-million-condoms-recalled-south-africa <p>The party may be over, but the trouble may just be starting in South Africa.</p><p>The health department in Free State province is recalling 1.35 million condoms that may not be up to snuff.</p><p>The affected condoms &mdash; a government brand called Choice &mdash; were distributed early this month as part of the festivities marking the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/01/09/144904619/anc-from-terrorist-label-to-liberation-movement">100th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress</a>.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/01/npr-more-than-a-million-condoms-recalled-in-south-africa/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:32:37 +0000 NPR News 3991 at http://kplu.org More than a million condoms recalled in South Africa Winter Jazzfest 2012: Drums, droves and different visions http://kplu.org/post/winter-jazzfest-2012-drums-droves-and-different-visions For the last eight years, New York has played host to a glorious, highly-concentrated overload of improvised music called Winter Jazzfest. In recent years, the early-January festival has expanded to five nearby Greenwich Village venues, two long nights and over 4,000 attendees.<p>The audiences are remarkably younger and bigger than your average jazz crowds. The performers — with notable exceptions — aren't yet of the profile who can fill weeklong runs or performing arts centers, but many of them ought to be. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 21:28:09 +0000 NPR News 3647 at http://kplu.org Winter Jazzfest 2012: Drums, droves and different visions David Honeyboy Edwards, an original Delta bluesman, has died http://kplu.org/post/david-honeyboy-edwards-original-delta-bluesman-has-died <p>Delta blues guitarist David &quot;Honeyboy&quot; Edwards, one of the few living links to the mythic bluesman <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16324104">Robert Johnson</a>, died on Monday at his home in Chicago, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/arts/music/david-honeyboy-edwards-delta-bluesman-dies-at-96.html?_r=1&amp;smid=fb-nytimes&amp;WT.mc_id=AR-SM-E-FB-SM-LIN-DHE-083011-NYT-NA&amp;WT.mc_ev=click">reports The New York Times</a>. Edwards was 96.</p><p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:34:30 +0000 NPR News & KPLU News Staff 2476 at http://kplu.org David Honeyboy Edwards, an original Delta bluesman, has died WSU Regents hike tuition 16 percent http://kplu.org/post/wsu-regents-hike-tuition-16-percent <p>The Regents of Washington State University have approved a sixteen percent increase in in-state undergraduate tuition on the same day that<a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/state-college-students-likely-see-higher-tuition-and-financial-aid"> Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law</a> legislation giving Washington state&rsquo;s four-year universities authority to set their own tuition.</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 16:53:40 +0000 NPR News 1799 at http://kplu.org