4:00pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Station Announcement

Marketplace Morning Report changes this Monday

There are a few changes coming to your mornings on WRVO. The Marketplace Morning Report, regularly heard Monday through Friday at 5:51 a.m. and 6:51 a.m., will move starting on Monday, September 22. It will now be heard at 6:51 a.m. and 8:51 a.m.

This change is part of a partnership between Morning Edition and Marketplace, allowing for the best possible coverage of business and economics news. MMR will take the place of NPR's business news segment (now heard at 7:51 a.m. and 9:51 a.m.).

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3:44pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Parallels

After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 6:45 pm

Syrian rebel fighters in the northern city of Aleppo in August. The Obama administration has been vetting rebel groups and decided that more than a dozen are moderate enough to arm.
Zein al-Rifai AFP/Getty Images

President Obama has long been reluctant to provide substantial aid to Syria's so-called moderate rebels, often dismissed as weak and disorganized. But the rapid rise of the group that calls itself the Islamic State has changed many calculations.

The CIA has been running a small-scale covert weapons program since early this year, according to rebels who have been trained and are now receiving arms shipments. The modest program has strengthened moderate battalions, according to Western and regional analysts, even as rebel commanders complain about the meager arms flow.

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3:37pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Shots - Health News

Kids' Perception Of Parents' Favoritism Counts More Than Reality

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 5:32 pm

If a child feels like the odd person out, it could mean more problems in the teenage years, psychologists say.
iStockphoto

We all know which kid Mom and Dad liked best, and odds are you're thinking it's not you.

But does that really make a difference? It can, researchers say, but not always the way you might think.

Less-favored children are more likely to be using drugs, alcohol and cigarettes as teenagers, according to researchers at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

But what matters is not how the parents actually treat the children, but how the kids perceive it.

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3:19pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Parallels

From Quebec To Kashmir, Separatists Watch Scotland Vote

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 4:04 pm

These supporters of Scottish independence are saying yes, and separatist groups in other parts of the world hope it will give them a boost as they seek to break away.
David Cheskin AP

Scotland's referendum on independence Thursday could resonate far beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. There are many places with separatist movements, like the militias in eastern Ukraine who have been battling the Ukrainian government this year.

Here's a look at some of the other places with separatists who want to break away from their current rulers, from Canada to Spain to Belgium to India.

Quebec

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3:12pm

Wed September 17, 2014
All Tech Considered

3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 6:17 pm

Nuala O'Connor, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, testifies on net neutrality issues before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Now, we wait.

The window for the public to weigh in on how federal rule-makers should treat Internet traffic is closed, after a record 3.7 million comments arrived at the FCC. The Sunlight Foundation analyzed the first 800,000 and found that fewer than 1 percent were opposed to net neutrality enforcement.

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2:25pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Music Articles

As A Lyricist And Novelist, The Mountain Goats' Lead Man Writes About Pain

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 3:35 pm

John Darnielle's first novel, Black Sabbath's Master of Reality, was about a teenage boy in a psychiatric institution who is obsessed with heavy metal.
Lalitree Darnielle Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux

When The Mountain Goats' founder John Darnielle was a teenager, he went through a self-destructive phase.

"Your intelligence doesn't override your desire to destroy yourself," Darnielle tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "I really, really did not want to be in my own skin. I really wanted to get high and stay high."

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2:18pm

Wed September 17, 2014
The Two-Way

Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 7:50 am

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a recent news conference in Rome. Zarif told NPR that the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to dealing with the self-declared Islamic State.
Fabio Campana EPA/Landov

Iran's foreign minister says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to combating extremist groups in Iraq and Syria and that President Obama needs a reality check on the subject of defeating the Islamic State insurgency.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep in an interview to air on NPR, said the United States is "not serious" about defeating the Sunni extremists.

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1:40pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Goats and Soda

Who's Giving What: Nonprofits Step Up Anti-Ebola Efforts

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 3:44 pm

Direct Relief has been shipping medical supplies to West Africa.
Courtesy of Direct Relief

"Charities and individual philanthropies have given generously and they can make a big difference," President Obama emphasized yesterday during his announcement of U.S. plans for addressing Ebola.

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1:30pm

Wed September 17, 2014
The Two-Way

Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 2:13 pm

President Obama speaks at U.S. Central Command, at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

President Obama reiterated that he will not commit U.S. troops to fight another ground war in Iraq, adding that U.S. airstrikes, combined with expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

"As your commander in chief, I will not commit you and the rest of our armed forces to fighting another ground war in Iraq," Obama said at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.

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1:01pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Shots - Health News

Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 10:29 am

This human-scale lab rat cage is parked near a skate park in Denver, Colo., to make a point about the lack of science on marijuana.
Richard Feldman Studio/Sukle Advertising and Design

Colorado's new campaign to deter teen marijuana use tries to make the case that weed is bad for your brain.

One TV ad shows a group of teens lighting up inside a dark car as moody music plays in the background. The commercial cites a Duke University study that found a link between regular marijuana use and a lower IQ.

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