WFAE http://wfae.org en Health Of The Honeybees http://wfae.org/post/health-honeybees <p>What's happening to all the honeybees? It's a question we've been asking now for years and finding an answer is essential to the health of our environment, food supply and the economy. Honeybees are crucial in pollinating fruits, vegetables and nuts and their numbers have been declining sharply in recent years - about 30 percent of all colonies have died every winter in the U.S. since 2007. The alarming declines are causing many concerns and some are calling it a wake-up call for the U.S. and world. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 55402 at http://wfae.org Health Of The Honeybees Ariz. Governor Orders Review After Execution Lasts 2 Hours http://wfae.org/post/ariz-governor-orders-review-after-execution-lasts-2-hours <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=Ariz.+Governor+Orders+Review+After+Execution+Lasts+2+Hours&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODQ3NzExMDEyMTczNzkxNDU5MmE1Yg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:05:00 +0000 editor 55520 at http://wfae.org Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours http://wfae.org/post/arizona-execution-inmate-takes-nearly-two-hours Another U.S. execution has gone awry, as Arizona officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood to death today instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour after the mix of lethal injection drugs was administered, Wood's attorney says.<p>Nearly two hours after the execution began at 1:52 p.m. local time Wednesday, Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m.<p>"Joe Wood is dead, but it took him two hours to die," said Troy Hayden of KSAZ-TV in Phoenix, who served as a witness. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:54:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 55519 at http://wfae.org Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency http://wfae.org/post/democrats-make-new-bid-require-donor-transparency Senate Democrats have rolled out this year's model of the DISCLOSE Act. Or, if you want to be more formal: the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act.<p>It's the third version of DISCLOSE since 2010. Broadly speaking, it would force donor disclosure on the big-money, 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations that are flourishing in post-<em>Citizens United</em> politics. Unlike almost all other players in an election campaign, 501(c)(4)s are not covered by the disclosure laws. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:05:00 +0000 Peter Overby 55518 at http://wfae.org Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate http://wfae.org/post/campaign-finance-transparency-bill-gets-chilly-reception-senate A bill that would require transparency by nonprofit groups related to federal elections met with united opposition from Republicans Wednesday, at the first Senate hearing on what its supporters call the Disclose Act.<p>The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 55517 at http://wfae.org Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food? http://wfae.org/post/can-you-trust-organic-label-imported-food Maybe you've wondered, while looking at the price tag on some organic produce, whether that label is telling the truth.<p><a href="http://peterlaufer.com/">Peter Laufer</a>, a writer and professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, doesn't just wonder. He's an outright skeptic, especially because the organic label seems to him like a license to raise prices. And also because those products are arriving through supply chains that stretch to far corners of the world.<p>The U.S. imports organic soybeans from China, spices from India, and dried fruits from Turkey. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Dan Charles 55515 at http://wfae.org Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food? Fall Of The Tower Of David: Squatters Leave Venezuela's Vertical Slum http://wfae.org/post/fall-tower-david-squatters-leave-venezuelas-vertical-slum Venezuela's government began to evacuate a famous "vertical slum" in Caracas Tuesday, bringing an end to a self-made community that became famous for its apocalyptic image, symbolic overtones and appearance in the Showtime series <em>Homeland. </em><p>The half-finished skyscraper, called the "Tower of David" for its financier, David Brillembourg, was abandoned during a banking crisis in the '90s, according to The Associated Press. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:07:00 +0000 Camila Domonoske 55516 at http://wfae.org Fall Of The Tower Of David: Squatters Leave Venezuela's Vertical Slum Jerry McJunkins: Charlotte's Courtroom Sketch Artist http://wfae.org/post/jerry-mcjunkins-charlottes-courtroom-sketch-artist <p>For nearly three decades, Jerry McJunkins has been sitting inside courtrooms in Charlotte, moving his hands quickly over a large white posterboard with his colored pencils and pastels.</p><p>He's a professional courtroom sketch artist – perhaps the only one in Charlotte.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:03:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 55432 at http://wfae.org Jerry McJunkins: Charlotte's Courtroom Sketch Artist Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State http://wfae.org/post/obama-declares-emergency-huge-fires-burn-washington-state Fires are still raging in Washington state, where officials hope rain might help them contain the large fires — but there's also a chance that heavy rainfall could trigger flooding and mudslides.<p>Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington for the past two weeks. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:57:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 55514 at http://wfae.org Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State A Rational Conversation: The Sound Of TDE's Success http://wfae.org/post/rational-conversation-sound-tdes-success <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF8aaTu2kg0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWogKxTzdLA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14K47tDLkCA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs26NQDpIeQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwamhuY6Yy8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4r-AhBebTg</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Eric Ducker 55513 at http://wfae.org A Rational Conversation: The Sound Of TDE's Success