Public Radio Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org en U.S. Boosts Baghdad Diplomatic Security With 350 More Soldiers http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/us-boosts-baghdad-diplomatic-security-350-more-soldiers The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the Iraqi capital.<p>That raises the number of U.S. forces in the country to more than 1,000, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.<p>The additional troops, which were requested by the State Department, will not serve in a combat role.<p>The additional joint forces will come from within the U.S. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:03:00 +0000 Chris Hopkins and Doreen McCallister 65929 at http://publicradiotulsa.org U.S. Boosts Baghdad Diplomatic Security With 350 More Soldiers Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/russian-space-experiment-gecko-sex-goes-awry Space is a dangerous place. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 65928 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/troubling-implications-celebrity-photo-leak To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained, as well as how you can protect your own material saved to the cloud. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:38:00 +0000 editor 65926 at http://publicradiotulsa.org MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mraps-and-bayonets-what-we-know-about-pentagons-1033-program Amid widespread criticism of the deployment of military-grade weapons and vehicles by police officers in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama recently ordered a review of federal efforts supplying equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country.<p>So, we decided to take a look at what the president might find.<p>NPR obtained data from the Pentagon on every military item sent to local, state and federal agencies through the Pentagon's Law Enforcement Support Office — known as the 1033 program — from 2006 through April 23, 2014. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:19:00 +0000 editor 65927 at http://publicradiotulsa.org MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program Meet Charles C. Mann, the Noted Writer Who Will Soon Deliver a Presidential Lecture Here at TU http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/meet-charles-c-mann-noted-writer-who-will-soon-deliver-presidential-lecture-here-tu <p>The Univeristy of Tulsa's free-to-the-public Presidential Lecture Series, sponsored by the Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair, will soon get underway here on the TU campus. The first lecture in this annual series, scheduled for tomorrow night (Wednesday the 3rd) at 7:30pm at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, will feature the acclaimed author and journalist Charles C. Mann, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, The Atlantic Monthly, and elsewhere. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:07:23 +0000 Rich Fisher 65925 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Meet Charles C. Mann, the Noted Writer Who Will Soon Deliver a Presidential Lecture Here at TU A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/suspected-ebola-patient-run-liberia <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-JZEaeOmfE</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 65920 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tom-hanks-ipad-app-typewriters-make-triumphant-return-ding Tom Hanks' love affair with typewriters began in the 1970s, with his first proper typewriter — a Hermes 2000. Typewriters are "beautiful works of art," he tells NPR's Audie Cornish. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:15:00 +0000 editor 65924 at http://publicradiotulsa.org In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!) Double Mastectomies Don't Increase Cancer Survival Rates http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/double-mastectomies-dont-increase-cancer-survival-rates More women are choosing to have bilateral mastectomies when they are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, even though there's little evidence that removing both breasts improves their survival compared with more conservative treatments.<p>The biggest study yet on the question has found no survival benefit with bilateral mastectomy compared with breast-conserving surgery with radiation.<p>The <a href="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1900512">study</a>, published Tuesday in <em>JAMA,</em> the journal of the American Medical Association, looked at the records of all women Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 65921 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Double Mastectomies Don't Increase Cancer Survival Rates Sounds From The First Day Of School http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/sounds-first-day-school The day after Labor Day is traditionally the end of summer break and the start of the school year. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 65922 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Sounds From The First Day Of School North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/north-korea-grants-interviews-american-detainees-what-end Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities. To learn more about why, and what North Korea hopes to gain from the publicity, Melissa Block talks with Georgetown professor Victor Cha, the former director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:10:00 +0000 editor 65923 at http://publicradiotulsa.org