Weekend Edition on WUKY http://wuky.org en Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion http://wuky.org/post/rick-perrys-legal-trouble-line-between-influence-and-coercion The day he was booked, Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a big smile for his mug shot — which was then printed up on t-shirts to demonstrate just what a farce he thought the indictment was. In a press conference, the scorn dripped from Perry's voice as he took up the sword — defender, not of himself, but of the state's constitution.<p>"We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country," he said. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:33:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 54257 at http://wuky.org Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion Making Sure Those Walking Horses Aren't Hurting Horses http://wuky.org/post/making-sure-those-walking-horses-arent-hurting-horses <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KoaXJQY7-s</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:04:00 +0000 editor 54254 at http://wuky.org Making Sure Those Walking Horses Aren't Hurting Horses Bringing Ice Hockey To A Land With No Ice http://wuky.org/post/bringing-ice-hockey-land-no-ice <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=Bringing+Ice+Hockey+To+A+Land+With+No+Ice&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDA0NzIzMDEzMTM3NjQ4NzBhNjYxZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme. Get on up, it's ice hockey time. Jamaica is hoping for a Miracle on Ice. The Caribbean nation has some of the best sprinters in the world, and notably put together a Jamaican bobsled team for the 1988 Winter Olympics. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:47:00 +0000 editor 54248 at http://wuky.org Why The British Allowed The Rotherham Abuse To Fester http://wuky.org/post/why-british-allowed-rotherham-abuse-fester <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=Why+The+British+Allowed+The+Rotherham+Abuse+To+Fester&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzMTgwNjM4MDEyMzY2MTg2ODAxMmIzNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This next interview is about a disturbing topic. Britain has hundreds of towns that must be similar to Rotherham - medium-size, mildly historic. But this week, Rotherham became the word for crime and tragedy. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:47:00 +0000 editor 54255 at http://wuky.org U.S. Open, Football's New Rules: The Week In Sports http://wuky.org/post/us-open-footballs-new-rules-week-sports <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=U.S.+Open%2C+Football%27s+New+Rules%3A+The+Week+In+Sports&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDA0NzIzMDEzMTM3NjQ4NzBhNjYxZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon, and it's time for Sports.<p>Only five days until the regular NFL season kicks off, but the news again this week is mostly off the field. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:47:00 +0000 editor 54246 at http://wuky.org NIH Hopes Ebola Vaccine Will Help Protect Aid Workers http://wuky.org/post/nih-hopes-ebola-vaccine-will-help-protect-aid-workers <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=NIH+Hopes+Ebola+Vaccine+Will+Help+Protect+Aid+Workers&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDA0NzIzMDEzMTM3NjQ4NzBhNjYxZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization said the Ebola epidemic was still growing and that it could afflict thousands of more people before it's brought under control. But there is one sign of some progress. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:47:00 +0000 editor 54247 at http://wuky.org Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With http://wuky.org/post/native-stories-alaska-give-gamers-something-play Until recently, no video games on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. A group of Alaskan natives have partnered with a game developer to change that.<p>Their game is called Never Alone, and its creators hope it will set a new standard in video game development.<p>As in movies, native characters in video games tend toward stereotype. Few of them are heroes, but this game is different. Never Alone is based on a traditional story known as Kanuk Sayuka and the experiences of Alaska elders, storytellers and youth. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:21:00 +0000 Heather Bryant 53937 at http://wuky.org Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons http://wuky.org/post/kurdish-forces-say-theyre-waiting-us-weapons Iraq's ethnic Kurds are longtime U.S. allies and have put up the toughest resistance to the Sunni extremists in the so-called Islamic State that has captured swaths or Iraq's north and west.<p>They're getting help from U.S. air strikes, but also need heavier weapons of their own to match the firepower of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Weapons have been promised by the U.S. and other countries, but getting them through the central government in Baghdad has hampered the mission, according to Kurdish commanders.<p>"We have heard weapons are coming, but so far we haven't seen any. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 53934 at http://wuky.org Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth http://wuky.org/post/even-police-body-cameras-can-lose-sight-truth Ferguson, Mo., found a degree of civic calm this week after days and nights of angry clashes between protestors and the police.<p>Now the city is working to restore trust with residents after a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 53935 at http://wuky.org Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager http://wuky.org/post/uber-greases-wheel-obamas-old-campaign-manager President Obama's former campaign manager has gone to work for Uber. The ride-sharing start-up based in San Francisco has hired David Plouffe in hope that the political strategist who helped elect a president can steer the company through a thicket of local regulatory disputes.<p>This new power couple raises some questions:<p><strong>Why does Uber need one of the best political strategists in the country?</strong><p>First off, they can afford him. The company is valued at $18 billion. NPR tried to find out what Plouffe is getting paid, but Uber won't say.<p>They need the muscle, though. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:56:00 +0000 editor 53933 at http://wuky.org Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager