Prairie Public Broadcasting http://news.prairiepublic.org en Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Infamous Iraqi Prison http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/inmates-be-moved-temporarily-out-iraqs-abu-ghraib-prison Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 36810 at http://news.prairiepublic.org Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/colombia-mourns-death-favorite-son-gabriel-garcia-marquez Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died on Thursday. He made Colombia synonymous with literature, particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 36809 at http://news.prairiepublic.org Budget Cuts Threaten Mock Villages At Military Training Center http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/budget-cuts-threaten-mock-villages-military-training-center David Greene talks to Weekend All Things Considered host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 36808 at http://news.prairiepublic.org Born With HIV, Building A Future http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/born-hiv-building-future Cristina Peña was born in 1984 with HIV. Her father died from AIDS, and her mother is still living with HIV. Cristina was told she had HIV when she was 9, but she and her family kept it a secret from her schoolmates and friends.<p>In high school, she started dating Chris Ondaatje. One day, Chris decided to tell Cristina that he was in love with her.<p>That's when Cristina sat him down for a revelation of her own.<p>"I remember sitting on your living room floor, and I could tell something was wrong," Chris tells Cristina on a visit to StoryCorps in San Francisco. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:34:00 +0000 NPR Staff 36805 at http://news.prairiepublic.org Born With HIV, Building A Future Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/sunni-discontent-fuels-growing-violence-iraqs-anbar-province Violence has reignited in western Iraq, with Islamist fighters taking over much of Anbar province three months ago. A renegade al-Qaida group has set up its headquarters in Fallujah – the city where hundreds of U.S. soldiers died a decade ago, trying to wrest it from insurgent control.<p>But this time, the enemy isn't the U.S. and it's not just extremists fighting. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 36806 at http://news.prairiepublic.org Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future' http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/six-words-segregation-should-not-determine-our-future <em>The investigative journalism group ProPublica, with reporter Nikole Hannah</em><em>-</em><em>Jones, has just completed a year-long project, </em><a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/segregation-now-the-resegregation-of-americas-schools/#intro">Segregation Now</a><em>, exploring the re-segregation of schools in the U.S., with a particular look at Tuscaloosa, Ala.</em><p><em>In partnership with ProPublica, </em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com/">The Race Card Project</a> <em>went to Tuscaloosa to collect resident's six-word stories about changes in the racial makeup of their city Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 36807 at http://news.prairiepublic.org Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future' Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/even-chimps-know-firm-bed-makes-quality-sleep In the wilds of Africa, chimpanzees consistently choose to make their sleeping nests in a particular tree that offers the "just right" kind of comfort that Goldilocks famously preferred.<p>That's according to a new study in the journal <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0095361;jsessionid=6EAE23D29CF422DDF26836FAA9103484">PLOS ONE</a> that could also bolster a theory that solid shut-eye may have been a key to human evolution.<p>In the latest study, scientists measured the "stiffness and bending strength" of seven trees most commonly used by chimps to ma Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 36802 at http://news.prairiepublic.org Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/tabasco-and-beer-flavored-not-your-easter-bunnys-jelly-beans This Easter, you can drown your sorrows in a glass of Jellybean milk — or with a pile of beer-flavored jelly beans.<p>The new twists are a sign that jelly beans are continuing their march to candyland domination. Americans buy 16 billion beans in the Easter season alone (mid-February until the actual holiday), according to the <a href="http://www.candyusa.com/index.cfm">National Confectioners Association</a>. The candy even has its own holiday on April 22.<p>That's quite an accomplishment for a seemingly simple candy. But in fact, there's nothing simple about the bean. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:22:00 +0000 editor 36803 at http://news.prairiepublic.org Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/president-obamas-favorite-county-least-when-it-comes-giving-speeches Residents of Prince George's County, Md., might just get sick of hearing "Hail to the Chief." President Obama has visited this county to deliver policy addresses more than any other in his second term.<p>"Hello Maryland. It's good to see you," the president said enthusiastically in January at a Costco in Lanham, Md. "I love to get outside of the Beltway, even if it is just a few hundred feet away."<p>For many years, presidents have traveled to Prince George's County because it is the location of Joint Base Andrews, the home base of Air Force One. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 36804 at http://news.prairiepublic.org Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87 http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/nobel-prize-winning-author-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dies-87 Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of <em>One Hundred Years of Solitude,</em> has died in Mexico City. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 36799 at http://news.prairiepublic.org Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87