KSJD http://ksjd.org en Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only http://ksjd.org/post/freemasonry-still-alive-and-well-and-mostly-men-only The members of the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge near downtown Seattle are on the young side. The guy in charge is 26.<p>Danny Done, the lodge's worshipful master, is lounging on his designated chair in the room reserved for private ceremonies.<p>His title comes with a top hat, though he avoids putting it on — he says it makes him look dorky. But he does like other aspects of Masonic regalia, like his Templar sword. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:04:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 14675 at http://ksjd.org Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures' http://ksjd.org/post/settlement-homeland-security-agrees-reform-voluntary-departures The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country. The suit alleged that DHS agents coerced immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to take part in a process called "voluntary departure." <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=In+Settlement%2C+Homeland+Security+Agrees+To+Reform+%27Voluntary+Departures%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MDY4MDEyMTY4NDA3MzI3YjkzMw004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:49:00 +0000 John Burnett 14674 at http://ksjd.org Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food' http://ksjd.org/post/diplomats-and-lawyers-try-define-culturally-acceptable-food Here's a fine topic for a graduate seminar in anthropology: What makes food culturally acceptable? Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:40:00 +0000 Dan Charles 14673 at http://ksjd.org Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food' Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge http://ksjd.org/post/life-after-ice-buckets-als-group-faces-94-million-challenge The ALS <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/08/23/342652065/weekend-host-accepts-ice-bucket-challenge">ice bucket challenge</a> continues to bring in huge donations this summer for efforts to cure and treat what's commonly known as <a href="http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html">Lou Gehrig's disease</a>. As of today, the viral campaign has raised more than $94 million for the ALS Association. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 14663 at http://ksjd.org Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That http://ksjd.org/post/when-do-food-shortages-become-famine-theres-formula Chris Hillbruner has a little-known job with an extraordinary responsibility: to determine how close a given country has come to famine.<p>In his six years at the U.S. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 14668 at http://ksjd.org When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That Chicago Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes http://ksjd.org/post/chicago-greets-little-league-national-champs-returning-heroes Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series. Chicago Public Radio's Natalie Moore reports that this all-black team has helped to unify a city reeling from North and South Side segregation, as well as renewed attention on the city's violence. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:59:00 +0000 editor 14669 at http://ksjd.org London 'Times' Goes Retro With Stereo Typing http://ksjd.org/post/london-times-goes-retro-stereo-typing Robert Siegel speaks to Patrick Kidd, the editor of <em>The Times Diary</em>, about the sounds of mechanical typewriters piped into the newsroom of <em>The Times</em> in London. The idea is that the sounds will increase energy levels and help reporters hit deadlines. <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=London+%27Times%27+Goes+Retro+With+Stereo+Typing&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODg3MTg0MDEyMTg2NTY3OTI5YTI3ZA004)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:47:00 +0000 editor 14672 at http://ksjd.org The Life Of The Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS http://ksjd.org/post/life-man-who-died-fighting-isis Douglas McAuthur McCain was a U.S. citizen raised in Minnesota. He also just earned a dubious distinction, as the first American to die in Syria fighting for the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. For more on McCain, Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Schmidt of <em>The New York Times</em>. <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=The+Life+Of+The+Man+Who+Died+Fighting+For+ISIS&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEzMzczNTM0MDEzOTQ3MjIwOTg5ZGIyMg001)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:47:00 +0000 editor 14671 at http://ksjd.org Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast http://ksjd.org/post/surfers-flock-water-huge-waves-hit-west-coast <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=Surfers+Flock+To+The+Water%2C+As+Huge+Waves+Hit+The+West+Coast&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNTU4MDIzMDEyMzAwMTE4NTAxYzUzMg001)"/></div><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 14670 at http://ksjd.org In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers http://ksjd.org/post/fixing-recalled-cars-gm-dealers-hope-wow-customers Months after General Motors announced its big ignition switch recall, parts to fix the affected cars are finally arriving in greater numbers at dealerships. That recall was swiftly followed by dozens of other GM recalls for other problems.<p>The customers now flooding the service bays are presenting dealers both a challenge and an opportunity.<p>It's summer in Michigan, so there are plenty of other places Kyle Belanger would likely rather be. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Tracy Samilton 14667 at http://ksjd.org In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers