MTPR http://mtpr.org en Moral To This Story: Don't Lie About Being Kidnapped http://mtpr.org/post/moral-story-dont-lie-about-being-kidnapped <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=Moral+To+This+Story%3A+Don%27t+Lie+About+Being+Kidnapped&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 editor 23926 at http://mtpr.org Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand http://mtpr.org/post/neighbor-tries-shut-down-lemonade-stand <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=Neighbor+Tries+To+Shut+Down+Lemonade+Stand&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMDE0NjgyMDEzNDY0NDY5NTBmNTc1Yg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:22:00 +0000 editor 23927 at http://mtpr.org As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled http://mtpr.org/post/ferguson-protests-wind-down-residents-want-outrage-channeled <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=As+Ferguson+Protests+Wind+Down%2C+Residents+Want+Outrage+Channeled&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMDE0NjgyMDEzNDY0NDY5NTBmNTc1Yg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 23925 at http://mtpr.org Parking Behavior May Reflect Economic Drive http://mtpr.org/post/parking-behavior-may-reflect-economic-drive <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=Parking+Behavior+May+Reflect+Economic+Drive&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNDE5MTcxMDEyMTgwMzY4Njc5YmU4NQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:02:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 23924 at http://mtpr.org Canadians Fret Merger With Burger Will Change Tim Hortons http://mtpr.org/post/canadians-fret-merger-burger-will-change-tim-hortons <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Maine Public Broadcasting Network. To see more, visit <a href="http://news.mpbn.net">http://news.mpbn.net</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Canadians+Fret+Merger+With+Burger+Will+Change+Tim+Hortons&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 23923 at http://mtpr.org Why Patients Aren't Coming To Liberia's Redemption Hospital http://mtpr.org/post/why-patients-arent-coming-liberias-redemption-hospital Redemption Hospital is a government-run facility in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia.<p>It offers care to all who come, free of charge.<p>Only now, patients aren't coming. It's rainy season — and malaria season. Head nurse Tita Horace says the hospital usually see 25 patients a day this time of year. Today, there are only five.<p>The sick are staying away, she explains, because they are afraid. "Some of them are afraid that maybe when they come they will get in contact with [an] Ebola patient. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:38:00 +0000 Nurith Aizenman 23922 at http://mtpr.org U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria http://mtpr.org/post/us-officials-try-gauge-threat-american-fighters-syria <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9CfIXEVqw8</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:39:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 23916 at http://mtpr.org U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics http://mtpr.org/post/golf-may-be-too-polite-sport-presidential-politics There's been much criticism of the president lately, even within his own party, that he's too detached and withdrawn, not combative enough anymore. This can be explained completely with a sports analogy: We elected a basketball president, but then we ended up with a golf president.<p>Golf is an internal game. Nobody is playing against you. Nobody is guarding you. Basketball, on the other hand — basketball is in your face, one-on-one, combative to its core. Obama actually had a court built in the White House. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Frank Deford 23917 at http://mtpr.org Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics The L.A. School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know http://mtpr.org/post/la-school-ipad-scandal-what-you-need-know A massive expansion of classroom technology has come to a grinding halt in Los Angeles.<p>The L.A. Unified School District had planned to buy some 700,000 iPads for its students and teachers. The Apple tablets would include learning software built by publishing giant Pearson. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:32:00 +0000 editor 23918 at http://mtpr.org The L.A. School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives http://mtpr.org/post/driven-climate-change-cotton-buyers-look-alternatives VF Corp. is one of the biggest clothing companies you might not have heard of. But <a href="http://www.vfc.com/brands">its brands</a> include Lee and Wrangler jeans, Timberland shoes and The North Face, and it also makes uniforms for police and major league sports teams.<p>It's also a large purchaser of cotton. "We buy roughly 1 percent of the cotton available in the world," says Letitia Webster, VF's senior director of sustainability. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 23919 at http://mtpr.org Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives