Public Radio Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org en Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/ukrainian-troops-said-poised-retake-rebel-held-donetsk Ukrainian forces were reportedly advancing on rebel positions near the key eastern town of Donetsk on Saturday, as they try to retake the separatist stronghold.<p>Donetsk is the region where Malaysia Airlines MH17 was shot down on July 17, killing nearly 300 people. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 63873 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk Vincenzo Nibali Set For Tour De France Victory http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/vincenzo-nibali-set-tour-de-france-victory It's all over but Sunday's ride down the Champs-Elysees: Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali has locked up an unassailable lead in the <a href="http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/us/">2014 Tour de France</a>.<p>Nibali, 29, is poised to take his first title in cycling's premier event and will become the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey on the final stage from Evry to Paris since Marco Pantani in 1998.<p>Astana Pro Team and Nibali, <a href="http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/racing/tour-de-france#hPPQAgrdPuXCdtOy.99">Cycling Weekly says</a>, "relinquished the lead to Frenchman Tony Gallopin for j Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:13:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 63872 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Vincenzo Nibali Set For Tour De France Victory Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/barrel-bomb-attacks-devastate-iraqi-families Human rights groups are accusing the Iraqi government of indiscriminate bombing. Baghdad officials deny that and note they're fighting a Sunni insurgency that commits mass executions and suicide bombings.<p>Yet rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs — the crude weapons made famous in Syria's current conflict. Barrel bombs are illegal and indiscriminate explosives, packed in things like oil drums or gas cylinders.<p>Hospitals haven't been spared. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:14:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 63871 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/fresh-air-weekend-trans-bodies-trans-selves-hard-days-night-arthur-allen Fresh Air Weekend<em> highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:35:00 +0000 editor 63870 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/north-korea-reportedly-tests-short-range-ballistic-missile North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, according to The Associated Press, which quotes an unnamed South Korean official.<p>The test is described as beginning with a launch in the country's southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday morning and ending when the missile landed off the east coast at the end of a 310-mile flight path.<p>The unnamed official quoted by AP did not specify what type of missile was involved, but its range suggests <a href="http://armscontrolcenter.org/publications/factsheets/fact_sheet_north_korea_nuclear_and_missile_programs/">it coul Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 63869 at http://publicradiotulsa.org North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile Is Hezbollah Hesitant To Help Hamas? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/hezbollah-hesitant-help-hamas <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=Is+Hezbollah+Hesitant+To+Help+Hamas%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjcxMDEyMTY4NDQ0MzA5ZWJiNg004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 editor 63867 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/congress-leaves-town-next-week-will-anyone-notice <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=Congress+Leaves+Town+Next+Week%2C+But+Will+Anyone+Notice%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 editor 63866 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Lover's Letters To President Harding Pushed German Cause http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/lovers-letters-president-harding-pushed-german-cause <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=Lover%27s+Letters+To+President+Harding+Pushed+German+Cause&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNTU2OTMxMDEyMjk5ODM2MzliZDc5NA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 editor 63865 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Citizen Evidence Lab Separates Truth From Fiction In Viral Videos http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/citizen-evidence-lab-separates-truth-fiction-viral-videos <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Citizen+Evidence+Lab+Separates+Truth+From+Fiction+In+Viral+Videos&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 editor 63864 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase' http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bel-kaufman-took-us-down-staircase <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=Bel+Kaufman+Took+Us+%27Up+The+Down+Staircase%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzODUzMjE5MDEyNDk2NjQ3NDc0MTczOA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 Scott Simon 63863 at http://publicradiotulsa.org