KAWC http://kawc.org en U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town http://kawc.org/post/us-conducts-airstrikes-near-besieged-iraqi-town American forces have carried out airstrikes near the Iraqi town of Amerli, which has been under siege by Islamic militants for more than two months, multiple news outlets are reporting.<p>U.S., British, French and Australian aircraft also made aid drops to the area, where residents have been desperately short on food and without clean water for weeks.<p>The operation was carried out in cooperation with the Iraqi army and air force, along with other armed forces, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/besieged-iraqi-town-buoyed-by-airstrikes-reports-of-offensive-against-militants/2014 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:44:00 +0000 L. Carol Ritchie 42441 at http://kawc.org Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel http://kawc.org/post/liberias-ebola-routine-wear-your-temperature-your-lapel After 10 days in Liberia, NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer has just landed in London. "You don't realize how much has been hanging over your head until you're out," she says.<p>She's talking about Ebola, the virus raging in Liberia as well as Sierra Leone and Guinea. "It was silent and invisible," she says. "So you're always on edge, always careful."<p><strong>How did you protect yourself?</strong><p>I got used to not touching anyone, no handshakes. And there are buckets of chlorine solution everywhere — outside every office building, police station, government office, hotel, store. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Marc Silver 42440 at http://kawc.org Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel The Other Rock History http://kawc.org/post/other-rock-history <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUdmLXq695E</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vktyEV1yrCk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0TJhKaVMqg</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:48:00 +0000 NPR Staff 42438 at http://kawc.org The Other Rock History When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark http://kawc.org/post/when-wildlife-documentaries-jump-shark This summer's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel was the highest-rated in the special's 27-year history. But that success has also brought complaints.<p>The network has been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with "documentaries" that advance dubious theories — or are entirely fake. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:37:00 +0000 editor 42439 at http://kawc.org When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street http://kawc.org/post/one-womans-lessons-living-street The grass is fraying around the edges in Washington, D.C.'s Franklin Square Park, but the trees are more important. They offer much-appreciated shade to the homeless people who sit below.<p>Many of the park benches are occupied by homeless men — but there are a few women too. Susan, sitting amid her bags in the park's northwest corner, is one of them. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:29:00 +0000 editor 42437 at http://kawc.org One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street