Northeast Indiana Public Radio http://wboi.org en This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen http://wboi.org/post/aspiring-astronaut-might-be-worlds-most-amazing-teen At age 7, Gideon Gidori knew exactly what he wanted to be: a rocket ship pilot.<p>The only thing was, he was living in a tiny Tanzanian village where schools only went through grade six and books about space (or, for that matter, any books) were scarce.<p>But that didn't stop him. Now 15, <a href="http://gideongidori.tumblr.com/">Gidori</a> is determined to become Tanzania's very first astronaut.<p>Gidori has always been fascinated with stars and spent his boyhood nights staring at the clear skies above his hometown. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:17:00 +0000 Linda Poon 33621 at http://wboi.org This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen Cat PDA Vs. Human PDA And Other Animal Behavior Explained http://wboi.org/post/cat-pda-vs-human-pda-and-other-animal-behavior-explained From feisty kittens to pacing cheetahs, Vint Virga knows animal behavior.<p>A veterinarian who specializes in behavioral medicine, Virga has treated many household pets in his clinic. But for the past five years he has been working mostly with leopards, wolves, bears, zebras and other animals living in zoos and wildlife parks. He deals with such issues as appetites, anxiety and obsessive behavior.<p>"I'm always trying to provide every single animal I come into contact with ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 editor 33624 at http://wboi.org Cat PDA Vs. Human PDA And Other Animal Behavior Explained 'A Hard Day's Night': A Pop Artifact That Still Crackles With Energy http://wboi.org/post/hard-days-night-pop-artifact-still-crackles-energy <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHas50cupCA</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 John Powers 33623 at http://wboi.org 'A Hard Day's Night': A Pop Artifact That Still Crackles With Energy GM Recalls Nearly 718,000 Vehicles For 'Varying Safety Issues' http://wboi.org/post/gm-recalls-nearly-718000-vehicles-varying-safety-issues Announcing six different safety recalls Wednesday, GM said it needs to fix problems that range from a turn-signal bug to an unpredictable loss of power steering. The flaws were found in vehicles from model years 2011 to 2015.<p>GM says no deaths and only two crashes have been linked to the recalls, which come in a year that has already seen the Detroit carmaker recall nearly 30 million vehicles worldwide. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:13:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 33617 at http://wboi.org Palestinian's Death Provokes Israeli Debate On Defining Terrorism http://wboi.org/post/palestinians-death-provokes-israeli-debate-defining-terrorism Shortly before the Israel-Hamas fighting began in Gaza earlier this month, two separate killings ratcheted up tensions.<p>First, three Israeli teenagers were killed, allegedly by Hamas in the West Bank. Israel has arrested many Palestinians, but says it is still searching for the main suspects in the deaths of Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19.<p>Shortly after the Israeli deaths, A 16-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was abducted and killed. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:07:00 +0000 Daniel Estrin 33618 at http://wboi.org Palestinian's Death Provokes Israeli Debate On Defining Terrorism Allen County Selected for Pre-K Pilot Program http://wboi.org/post/allen-county-selected-pre-k-pilot-program <p>Allen County is among the five counties picked to participate in Indiana's pre-K pilot program.</p><p></p><p>The program provides up to ten million dollars – along with local matching funds – to help low-income four-year-olds attend pre-kindergarten classes. Vouchers would go to families with incomes below 127 percent of the poverty line.</p><p></p><p>United Way of Allen County was selected to lead the campaign to bring the pilot here, and UWAC Director of Community Impact Jeanne Zehr says the program could serve more than 1,400&nbsp;children when it’s up and running.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:04:21 +0000 Sean Bueter 33616 at http://wboi.org Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw? http://wboi.org/post/does-your-dog-feel-jealous-or-purely-human-flaw When you kiss your husband, does your dog try to get your attention? And does that mean that your dog feels jealous? Threatened? Or are we just imagining that?<p>Many if not all dog owners are sure that their pets have feelings. And we've known for a while that animals exhibit behaviors that look like jealousy, guilt and shame. But it's hard to find out what animals are really feeling. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:32:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 33619 at http://wboi.org Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw? Plane Crash In Taiwan Kills Dozens, Leaving Some Survivors http://wboi.org/post/plane-crash-taiwan-kills-dozens-leaving-some-survivors A domestic flight in Taiwan that was attempting to land in bad weather brought on by <a href="http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/typhoon-matmo-taiwan-china-recap-20140723" target="_blank">a strong typhoon Wednesday night</a> crashed near the runway, killing as many as 47 of the 58 people aboard, according to multiple media outlets.<p>About a dozen survivors have reportedly been taken to local hospitals; the plane reportedly had 54 passengers and a crew of four.<p>From Kuala Lumpur, NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports:<p><blockquote><p>"The Transasia Airways turboprop plane took off from the Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 33620 at http://wboi.org Plane Crash In Taiwan Kills Dozens, Leaving Some Survivors Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order http://wboi.org/post/nazi-war-crimes-suspect-dies-us-one-day-extradition-order A judge in Philadelphia issued an order today granting a request for a former Nazi camp guard to be extradited to Germany, but 89-year-old Johann "Hans" Breyer, who, according to his lawyer, had heart disease and dementia, died Tuesday, his lawyer told The Associated Press.<p>Attorney Dennis Boyle told the news agency that Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas R. Rice said in his ruling: "There is probable cause to believe that Breyer ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 33622 at http://wboi.org Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order Fort Wayne City Council Upholds Right-to-Work Ordinance http://wboi.org/post/fort-wayne-city-council-upholds-right-work-ordinance <p>A right-to-work ordinance for Fort Wayne’s police officers and firefighters survived a mayoral veto. The vote was made at Tuesday's City Council meeting.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ordinance says that public safety workers can’t lose their jobs if they don’t want to pay union dues. It was introduced by Republican councilman Mitch Harper.</span></p><p>Harper says it’s a matter of principle – that it’s not taking away union’s rights, but giving freedom of choice to the employee.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:27:02 +0000 Virginia Alvino 33614 at http://wboi.org