All Things Considered http://northernpublicradio.org en Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port http://northernpublicradio.org/post/maine-city-council-votes-keep-tar-sands-out-its-port South Portland, Maine, is known as the place where Liberty ships were built by tens of thousands of workers during World War II. Now, the city's waterfront is home to an oil terminal and the beginning of a 236-mile-long pipeline.<p>For more than 70 years, the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:51:00 +0000 Susan Sharon 51065 at http://northernpublicradio.org Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/pop-quiz-20-percent-chance-rain-do-you-need-umbrella This week, <em>All Things Considered</em> is exploring <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/333708682/risk-and-reason" target="_blank">how people interpret probability</a>. What does it mean to us, for example, when a doctor says an operation has a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/21/332074963/what-the-odds-fail-to-capture-when-a-health-crisis-hits" target="_blank">70 percent chance of success?</a><p>One of the most common encounters with percent probabilities has to do with weather. Take a moment to consider the question below. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:58:00 +0000 editor 51061 at http://northernpublicradio.org Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella? Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here' http://northernpublicradio.org/post/book-review-angels-make-their-hope-here Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 51062 at http://northernpublicradio.org D.C. Washington's Voice Shines On The Diamond In Nation's Capital http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dc-washingtons-voice-shines-diamond-nations-capital During a recent visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by both his smooth baritone and his curiously apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington into the studio for a conversation and a few songs. <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=D.C.+Washington%27s+Voice+Shines+On+The+Diamond+In+Nation%27s+Capital&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDcwNjYzMDEzMTQ4MjA1NThkNjc1Mg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 editor 51059 at http://northernpublicradio.org VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee http://northernpublicradio.org/post/va-nominee-steps-senate-committee Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, which will vote on whether to send his nomination to the Senate floor. <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=VA+Nominee+Steps+Before+Senate+Committee&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjIzNjkwMDEzMTcwNjcxNzNmYmMzMA004)"/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 51054 at http://northernpublicradio.org Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version http://northernpublicradio.org/post/near-crash-site-stories-jet-cleave-closely-russian-version Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event — but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 51055 at http://northernpublicradio.org Newark Police Placed Under Federal Microscope For Rampant Misconduct http://northernpublicradio.org/post/newark-police-placed-under-federal-microscope-rampant-misconduct After a lengthy investigation, the U.S. Justice Department has found that the Newark Police Department, the largest in New Jersey, has frequently violated residents' civil rights and engaged in unreasonable use of force. Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC reports that the department will be placed under federal oversight. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 51040 at http://northernpublicradio.org A Spicy Take On An Old Standby: This Ketchup's Ripe For Return http://northernpublicradio.org/post/spicy-take-old-standby-ketchups-ripe-return When life gives you tomatoes, make ketchup. With those fruits of the vine in high season, <em>All Things Considered</em> reaches into the archives for an heirloom tomato ketchup recipe, which produces a spicy sauce you'll likely not to find anywhere else. <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=A+Spicy+Take+On+An+Old+Standby%3A+This+Ketchup%27s+Ripe+For+Return&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyOTk4OTc0MDEyNzcxNDIzMTZjM2E3Zg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 51049 at http://northernpublicradio.org The Polish Case For Tougher Russia Sanctions http://northernpublicradio.org/post/polish-case-tougher-russia-sanctions In the wake of the Malaysian airliner's downing, many Europeans are now calling for tougher sanctions against Russia. Among them is Radek Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, who explains to Robert Siegel why the West should ratchet up sanctions. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 51050 at http://northernpublicradio.org Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/net-neutrality-shall-i-compare-thee-highway-showerhead <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCUg5A-ZAw0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou9S3wrHg8c</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:35:00 +0000 NPR Staff 50990 at http://northernpublicradio.org Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?