KSJD http://ksjd.org en U.S. Says It's Monitoring For Possible North Korea Nuclear Test http://ksjd.org/post/us-says-its-monitoring-possible-north-korea-nuclear-test The United States is urging North Korea to refrain from a new nuclear test amid indications of "heightened activity" at Pyongyang's Punggye-ri test site.<p>"We have certainly seen the press reports ... regarding possible increased activity in North Korea's nuclear test site," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:41:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 8188 at http://ksjd.org U.S. Says It's Monitoring For Possible North Korea Nuclear Test Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place' http://ksjd.org/post/green-gop-group-caught-between-rock-and-hard-place On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being green in the Republican Party. Just ask <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/116465826066559765877/about">Rob Sisson</a>, president of <a href="http://conservamerica.org/">ConservAmerica</a>.<p>ConservAmerica is a membership organization created in 1995 to keep the environmental spirit of GOP President Theodore Roosevelt alive in his party. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:18:00 +0000 Frank James 8189 at http://ksjd.org Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place' Soldier Speaks Up A Decade After Pat Tillman's Friendly-Fire Death http://ksjd.org/post/soldier-speaks-decade-after-pat-tillmans-friendly-fire-death Ten years after the friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan that killed U.S. Army Ranger and former NFL star Pat Tillman, one of the soldiers who mistakenly pulled the trigger says he's still haunted by demons from the night of April 22, 2004.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/04/22/305960157/ex-ranger-recalls-the-friendly-fire-that-killed-pat-tillman">Steven Elliott tells NPR's All Things Considered</a> that on the night of the incident, he could see only "shadowy figures" and had every reason to believe that when his squad leader, Sgt. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 8185 at http://ksjd.org Soldier Speaks Up A Decade After Pat Tillman's Friendly-Fire Death Justin Townes Earle On Mountain Stage http://ksjd.org/post/justin-townes-earle-mountain-stage Justin Townes Earle makes his third appearance on <em>Mountain Stage</em>, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.<p>Earle's early songwriting drew comparisons to heavyweights like Bruce Springsteen, Arlo Guthrie and his own father, Steve Earle, but fans quickly recognized his own original voice as a musician. He earned the Emerging Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association in 2009. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:56:00 +0000 editor 8184 at http://ksjd.org Justin Townes Earle On Mountain Stage A Knuckleball No More: World Cup Soccer Ball Gets A Redesign http://ksjd.org/post/knuckleball-no-more-world-cup-soccer-ball-gets-redesign John Eric Goff, the chair of the physics department at Lynchburg College, explains the science of the 2014 World Cup soccer ball. The Adidas Brazuca is expected to perform better than the version used in South Africa in 2010. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:50:00 +0000 NPR Staff 8187 at http://ksjd.org Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Treatment, But It's Not Easy http://ksjd.org/post/hospitals-can-speed-stroke-treatment-its-not-easy When a patient who has had a stroke enters the emergency room, it's a race against the clock.<p>Those who receive the clotbusting drug tPA within 60 minutes of experiencing stroke symptoms have the best chance of avoiding brain damage or death, but studies show that only 30 percent of patients eligible for treatment with the drug get it within this "golden hour."<p>But that less-than-stellar response can be sped up, according to studies published Tuesday in <em>JAMA,</em> the Journal of the American Medical Association. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:48:00 +0000 editor 8186 at http://ksjd.org Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Treatment, But It's Not Easy Album Review: 'Abracaco' http://ksjd.org/post/album-review-abracaco Caetano Veloso has been making music for over 40 years, and he's among the best known singers in his native Brazil. Banning Eyre says that Veloso's new album, <em>Abracaco</em>, is one of the most engaging in his epic career. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:35:00 +0000 editor 8183 at http://ksjd.org Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes http://ksjd.org/post/fast-food-ceos-earn-supersized-salaries-workers-earn-small-potatoes At a time when fast-food workers make an average of about $9 an hour, what are the chief executives bringing home?<p>According to a <a href="http://www.demos.org/publication/fast-food-failure-how-ceo-worker-pay-disparity-undermines-industry-and-overall-economy">new report</a>, YUM! (owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut) compensated its CEO $22 million in 2013.<p>Chipotle's CEO took home $13.8 million in total compensation. And McDonald's CEO compensation totaled $7.7 million. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:20:00 +0000 editor 8174 at http://ksjd.org Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes Ex-Ranger Recalls The Friendly Fire That Killed Pat Tillman http://ksjd.org/post/ex-ranger-recalls-friendly-fire-killed-pat-tillman Ten years ago Tuesday, former NFL star Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. Steven Elliott was one of the Army Rangers who fired on Tillman, and <a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/10816260/pat-tillman-enduring-guilt">he told his story recently on ESPN's <em>Outside the Lines</em>.</a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 NPR Staff 8182 at http://ksjd.org FDA Advisers Vote Against Approving New Opioid Painkiller http://ksjd.org/post/fda-advisers-vote-against-approving-new-opioid-painkiller A key government panel Tuesday voted unanimously against approval of a powerful opioid prescription painkiller intended to provide faster relief with fewer side effects.<p>At the conclusion of a hearing, the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted 14-0 against recommending that the agency approve Moxduo, the first drug to combine morphine and oxycodone into one capsule.<p>The committee also voted unanimously that the drug's developer had not proved that Moxduo is less likely to cause potentially life-threatening respiratory suppression than taking morphine or oxycodone alone.<p>" Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Rob Stein 8180 at http://ksjd.org FDA Advisers Vote Against Approving New Opioid Painkiller