MTPR http://mtpr.org en White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza http://mtpr.org/post/white-house-adviser-cease-fire-should-include-demilitarization-gaza A top White House adviser says any cease-fire agreement between Israel and Palestinians must include the demilitarization of Gaza.<p>In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, White House adviser Tony Blinken said "that needs to be the end result."<p>"There has to be some way forward that does not involve Hamas having the ability to continue to rain down rockets on Israeli civilians," Blinken said.<p>Steve then asked if this means the U.S. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 22386 at http://mtpr.org White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home http://mtpr.org/post/dutch-day-mourning-remains-some-mh17-victims-come-home When the two military planes land at the Eindhoven airport, The Netherlands will come to a standstill.<p>King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be waiting at the airport along with relatives of the 193 Dutch residents who died after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine.<p>Almost a week after the tragedy and after a protracted international scramble to remove bodies and evidence from a war-zone in Ukraine, there will be some closure today.<p><a href="http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/07/dutch_declare_wednesday_offici.php">DutchNe Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 22384 at http://mtpr.org Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It http://mtpr.org/post/many-kids-who-are-obese-or-overweight-dont-know-it Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy — thanks to playground politics. But that's not necessarily so, according to government data covering about 6,100 kids and teens ages 8-15.<p>About 30 percent "misperceived" their weight status (underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese), according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Katherine Hobson 22385 at http://mtpr.org Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know http://mtpr.org/post/gaza-conflict-day-16-heres-what-you-need-know Amid another day of fighting, Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Tel Aviv on Wednesday and began a whirlwind session of shuttle diplomacy.<p>As NPR's Michele Kelemen, who is traveling with Kerry, tells our Newscast unit, Kerry is "trying to talk to everybody" to see if he can broker a cease-fire and perhaps lay the groundwork for longer-term negotiations over the future of Gaza.<p>The Israeli offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip is now entering its 16th day. Here's what you need to know:<p>-- Kerry has already met with U.N. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:11:00 +0000 editor 22383 at http://mtpr.org Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know Alicia Gignoux & Charles Finn http://mtpr.org/post/alicia-gignoux-charles-finn <p></p><p></p><p>Each fall, black bears snap poet Alicia Gignoux's wild plums trees in half. One year, she salvaged a broken ten-foot tree, hauling it indoors for her Christmas tree. In an excerpt from his book, <em>Wild Delicate Seconds</em>, writer <a href="http://finncharles.wix.com/charlesfinnwriting#!" target="_blank">Charles Finn</a> catches an October bear in the act of pilfering apples.</p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://www.reflectionswest.org/index.php" target="_blank"><em>Reflections West</em></a>, 7/22/14 &amp; 7/23/14)</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22293 at http://mtpr.org Alicia Gignoux & Charles Finn Women Farmers http://mtpr.org/post/women-farmers <p>Producer Lacy Roberts brings us an hour of conversation with and about female farmers. First, we learn why photographer <a href="https://www.facebook.com/FemmeFarmToTable" target="_blank">Audra Mulkearn</a> started the <a href="http://audramulkern.com/the-female-farmer-project/" target="_blank">Female Farmer Project</a> and what it revealed about women heading back to the land. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22288 at http://mtpr.org Women Farmers Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off http://mtpr.org/post/conflicting-obamacare-rulings-set-stage-supreme-court-face Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:10:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 22382 at http://mtpr.org 5 Managers Detained In Shanghai Expired-Meat Scandal http://mtpr.org/post/5-managers-detained-shanghai-expired-meat-scandal Chinese regulators suspended operations at Shanghai Husi Food, owned by Illinois-based OSI group. State media reported that stale meat was packaged for sale under "tacit approval" of senior managers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:56:00 +0000 editor 22380 at http://mtpr.org As Gaza Fighting Gaza Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch http://mtpr.org/post/skype-vital-bridge-palestinians-west-bank-gaza At least three times a day, Imad Abudayyah, 49, fires up his laptop at the West Bank hotel where he's currently living with his 11-year-old son, Ghassan, to reach out to other family members in the Gaza Strip. Abudayyah says Skype is the only way he can see the relatives they were forced to leave behind.<p>He is a Western-educated budget expert who is working with the Palestinian Authority on finance reform, a post that makes it easier for him than others to obtain an Israeli permit to come and go from Gaza. But even for Abudayyah, getting permission is tough these days. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 22381 at http://mtpr.org What Do The New Obamacare Rulings Mean For People Getting Subsidies? http://mtpr.org/post/what-do-new-obamacare-rulings-mean-people-getting-subsidies The Affordable Care Act was the subject of two conflicting court opinions Tuesday. One upheld the subsidies that help middle- and low-income people afford health insurance; the other rejected them. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:27:15 +0000 John Ydstie 22374 at http://mtpr.org