Korva Coleman, NPR http://kut.org en Boy Scouts Propose Ending Ban On Gay Youth http://kut.org/post/boy-scouts-could-end-their-ban-gay-youth-next-month The Boy Scouts of America says it will propose lifting its ban of gay members of the organization. The matter will be put to a vote of its 1,400 members of the Boy Scout National Council next month.<p>In a statement, the Boy Scout organization says the issue of homosexual Scouts is "complex and challenging" and the group has undertaken "the most comprehensive listening exercise in its history". The group says it's hard to determine the effect of keeping the ban on homosexual Scouts or dropping it. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:11:05 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 7428 at http://kut.org Boy Scouts Propose Ending Ban On Gay Youth Obama to Hold Virtual 'Fireside Hangout' at White House http://kut.org/post/obama-hold-virtual-fireside-hangout-white-house The White House has set up its latest online <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/13/president-obama-participates-fireside-hangouts-google">Fireside Hangout</a> to focus on issues President Obama raised in his State of the Union Address this week. The live event is hosted by Google. The White House says he'll focus on jobs and other topics, such as early childhood education.<p>The idea is based on Franklin Roosevelt's fireside chats, except these are interactive conversations; still, in a nod to his predecessor, Mr. Obama will sit in the White House Roosevelt Room to chat. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:59:02 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 6606 at http://kut.org Obama to Hold Virtual 'Fireside Hangout' at White House Pa. Gov. Suing NCAA To Stop Penn State Sex Abuse Sanctions http://kut.org/post/pa-gov-suing-ncaa-stop-penn-state-sex-abuse-sanctions Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R), says the NCAA badly overreached itself when it imposed punitive financial sanctions on Penn State over the handling of sexual predator and former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:00:51 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 6031 at http://kut.org Pa. Gov. Suing NCAA To Stop Penn State Sex Abuse Sanctions Investment Firm Selling Stakes In Gun Makers http://kut.org/post/investment-firm-selling-stakes-gun-makers The issue of gun control appears to have moved into business and finance. One of the largest private equity companies in the country is terminating its relationship with a firearms corporation associated with one of the weapons used in the Newtown school shooting.<p>Private equity firm, Cerberus, <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cerberus-capital-management-statement-regarding-freedom-group-inc-183889361.html">issued a statement</a> today saying last Friday's school massacre is 'a watershed event' and it wants to avoid being drawn into the national debate over gun control. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:48:57 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 5943 at http://kut.org Investment Firm Selling Stakes In Gun Makers Michigan Lawmakers Pass Right-to-Work Bill, Over Unions' Protests http://kut.org/post/michigan-lawmakers-pass-right-work-bill-over-unions-protests <strong>Update at 6:00 p.m. ET:</strong><p>Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law two controversial "right-to-work" bills passed earlier Tuesday by the state's House. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:26:00 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 5875 at http://kut.org Michigan Lawmakers Pass Right-to-Work Bill, Over Unions' Protests Petraeus Will Testify for Lawmakers; Broadwell Loses Her Security Clearance http://kut.org/post/petraeus-will-testify-lawmakers-broadwell-loses-her-security-clearance It will be a closed-door hearing, but former CIA Director David Petraeus is going to testify before Congress about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.<p>Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says Petraeus, a retired four star general and leader of the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=165118803">is "willing and interested in talking,"</a> according to the <em>Associated Press</em>. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:05:46 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 5650 at http://kut.org Petraeus Will Testify for Lawmakers; Broadwell Loses Her Security Clearance Lebanese Security Official May Have Been Target of Deadly Bombing http://kut.org/post/lebanese-security-official-may-have-been-target-deadly-bombing A huge explosion in central Beirut has killed at least eight people and wounded at least 78, state media in Lebanon are reporting, according to NPR's Kelly McEvers. The target of the bomb isn't clear, but Reuters says the blast occurred on the same street that's <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/us-lebanon-explosion-idUSBRE89I0N620121019">home to a political group that opposes Syrian President Bashar Assad</a>.<p>Twitter users are begging for city residents to answer phones, to ask friends to check on loved ones and to donate blood. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:31:42 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 5397 at http://kut.org Lebanese Security Official May Have Been Target of Deadly Bombing Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies http://kut.org/post/neil-armstrong-first-man-walk-moon-dies Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, known for his <a href="http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11.step.html">words</a>, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," has died. The first man ever to walk on the moon was 82.<p><strong>Update at 5:15 p.m. ET:</strong><p>Armstrong's family has released a statement, saying he died following cardiovascular procedures. <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/topics/people/features/armstrong_obit.html">NASA published it here</a>. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 22:31:49 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 4951 at http://kut.org Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies Report: Bad Procedures Caused the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster http://kut.org/post/report-bad-procedures-caused-fukushima-nuclear-disaster On the same day Japan's first nuclear power plant <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=156271887">went back online</a>, a panel of Japanese officials released a scathing report on last year's nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant. Their view? The crisis was preventable.<p>The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation says the plant couldn't stand up to the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:58:07 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 4624 at http://kut.org Report: Bad Procedures Caused the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster They Got it Wrong - CNN, Fox Mistakenly Report Health Care Law Overturned http://kut.org/post/they-got-it-wrong-cnn-fox-mistakenly-report-health-care-law-overturned MarketWatch calls this <em>CNN</em> and <em>Fox</em>'s <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cnn-and-foxs-dewey-defeats-truman-moment-2012-06-28?link=MW_latest_news">'Dewey Defeats Truman' moment</a>. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:33:29 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 4577 at http://kut.org They Got it Wrong - CNN, Fox Mistakenly Report Health Care Law Overturned Losing Sleep, Saving Time: Set Your Clock Forward This Weekend http://kut.org/post/dont-forget-set-your-clock-forward-sxsw-weekend Daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Remember the adage, "Spring forward, fall back," and set your clock ahead by one hour before you go to bed tonight.<p>The clock change slices an hour of shut-eye from your routine, so there are a lot of strategies available to help you manage the switch. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 22:35:40 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 3818 at http://kut.org Losing Sleep, Saving Time: Set Your Clock Forward This Weekend Bolo Ties: Not Just For Westerns http://kut.org/post/bolo-ties-not-just-texans An Arizona museum is giving that state's official neck wear a display all of its own for the next several months. The <a href="http://www.heard.org/">Heard Museum</a> has opened its newest exhibit: Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary. It will run through next September.<p>Before you laugh, Arizona isn't the only state that recognizes bolo ties as its official neck wear. So do New Mexico and Texas, but the Heard Museum proudly notes Arizona was the first to do it in 1971. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:33:02 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 3056 at http://kut.org Bolo Ties: Not Just For Westerns The Biggest Nuclear Bomb Being Dismantled In Texas http://kut.org/post/biggest-nuclear-bomb-being-dismantled-texas The Energy Department has quietly dismantled the last of its enormous B-53 nuclear bombs. Workers at a nuclear management plant just north of Amarillo, Texas, separated some 300 pounds of high explosive from the uranium that surrounds it <a href="http://www.pantex.com/ucm/groups/exweb/@exweb/@pr/documents/web_content/147586.pdf">inside the bomb</a>.<p>It's a complex procedure. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:59:06 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 2840 at http://kut.org The Biggest Nuclear Bomb Being Dismantled In Texas