NPR Staff http://kwit.org en Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead? http://kwit.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 48796 at http://kwit.org Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead? Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country' http://kwit.org/post/teenage-songwriters-take-bro-country No theme has dominated country radio playlists and charts more in the past couple of years than celebration of the sort of small-town good life that features trucks, beer and scantily clad women as the must-have accessories. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48784 at http://kwit.org Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country' The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest http://kwit.org/post/youth-unemployment-crisis-hits-african-americans-hardest Young people are being chased out of the labor market. Though the national unemployment rate has fallen steadily in recent months, youth unemployment remains stubbornly high, and the jobless rate is even higher among young minorities. For young people between the ages of 16 and 24, unemployment is more than twice the national rate, at 14.2 percent. For African-Americans, that rate jumps to 21.4 percent.<p>Of course, discrimination could be a factor. But according to William Spriggs, an economist at Howard University, the trend is also being driven by a sluggish economy. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48746 at http://kwit.org Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County http://kwit.org/post/despite-californias-drought-taps-still-flowing-la-county This January, after the driest calendar year in California history, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency. He called on residents to reduce their water intake by 20 percent.<p>But downtown Los Angeles doesn't look<em> </em>like a city devastated by the state's worst drought in decades. The city is green with landscaping, and fountains are running. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48743 at http://kwit.org Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County Fitness Trainer Shaun T: 'I Understand Why You Feel Weak' http://kwit.org/post/fitness-trainer-shaun-t-i-understand-why-you-feel-weak <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4vnicyr94o</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48736 at http://kwit.org Fitness Trainer Shaun T: 'I Understand Why You Feel Weak' Sixth-Grader's Science Project Catches Ecologists' Attention http://kwit.org/post/sixth-graders-science-fair-finding-shocks-ecologists <em>(July 24, 2014: See the editor's note at the bottom of this page for an explanation of the story's new headline.)</em><p>When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while snorkeling and fishing with her dad.<p>Her project showed that the lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water. The results blew away professional ecologists. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48740 at http://kwit.org Sixth-Grader's Science Project Catches Ecologists' Attention Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler http://kwit.org/post/unlocking-eclectic-conversation-shabazz-palaces-ishmael-butler <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFGLQe65Abg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tk9e7FG2ww</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48741 at http://kwit.org Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler The Secret Behind Romero's Scary Zombies: 'I Made Them The Neighbors' http://kwit.org/post/secret-behind-romeros-scary-zombies-i-made-them-neighbors Director George A. Romero grew up on classic movie monsters — and he says he never dreamed he'd be responsible for creating the modern zombie that now lurks alongside those monsters. "I never expected it. I really didn't," he tells NPR's Arun Rath. "... All I did was I took them out of 'exotica' and I made them the neighbors ... I thought there's nothing scarier than the neighbors!"<p>Zombies are everywhere in Hollywood — there's a new batch of films every year, and AMC's <em>The Walking Dead </em>continues to kill it in the ratings. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48717 at http://kwit.org The Secret Behind Romero's Scary Zombies: 'I Made Them The Neighbors' Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It http://kwit.org/post/learning-love-ocean-after-lifetime-fearing-it Tim Bomba is a tall, rangy guy with a quick smile. He's a marathoner, a triathlete (he's done two Ironman races), and every Wednesday morning for the last decade, Bomba has taught a ocean swimming course in Santa Monica, Calif.<p>The course, called Ocean 101, isn't for accomplished swimmers like Bomba. It's for people who are new to the ocean, and many participants are afraid of the water when they arrive. Bomba knows what they're going through. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48698 at http://kwit.org Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It To Meet A 'Mockingbird': Memoir Recalls Talks With Harper Lee http://kwit.org/post/meet-mockingbird-memoir-recalls-talks-harper-lee In 1960, Harper Lee published <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em>, won the Pulitzer Prize, and overnight became one of America's most beloved writers. But Lee was overwhelmed by the media blitz that followed. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48700 at http://kwit.org To Meet A 'Mockingbird': Memoir Recalls Talks With Harper Lee