Lead Stories

U.S.
3:31 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

From Oakland To Baltimore, Lessons Learned From Cities Of Unrest

Public memorials, like the one at the scene where Freddie Gray was arrested, have become sites to commemorate other deaths of unarmed black men in similar police encounters across the country.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 4:54 pm

The images from Baltimore of demonstrations, police in riot gear, looting and outbreaks of violence are familiar to some other cities after encounters with police ended in death for unarmed individuals — primarily black men.

Officials say what comes from those tragic encounters can be important lessons about policing and moving forward.

Read more
Goats and Soda
3:28 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Virtual Volunteers Use Twitter And Facebook To Make Maps Of Nepal

Kathmandu Living Labs' earthquake site collects data about conditions and needs. Each blue dot represents the number of reports of help wanted — medical, food, water or shelter — near Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Living Labs

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 4:15 pm

The village of Melamchighyang needs 100 blankets.

The remote area of Hyolmo has many injuries, and only two nonprofit groups are providing "limited aid."

Two girls from Germany are missing in Langlang Valley.

People are stranded in Kyanjin Gompa.

Read more
KWBU 15th Anniversary Poster Signing
2:59 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Anniversary Poster Signing at Lula Janes

St. Francis on the Brazos, Talmage Minter.

Celebrate 15 years of KWBU with your commemorative anniversary poster.  

Join us this Thursday, May 7th for the KWBU 15th Anniversary Poster Signing Event at Lula Janes.  

The painting “St. Francis on the Brazos” is by  Waco artist Talmage Minter.

Those who pledge at least $60 ($5 a month), and fulfill at least one month, can pick up a poster and have it signed by the artist at the reception.

We'll have hors d'oeuvers and live music from the Horton Duo.  

Lula Janes is located at 406 Elm Avenue.  We hope to see you there.  

Read more
The Two-Way
2:19 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

New French Rules Would Expand Surveillance Of Terrorism Suspects

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 3:01 pm

French lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament have voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects. The legislation, which must still be approved by the country's Senate, has been criticized as highly intrusive.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley tells our Newscast unit:

Read more
Parallels
2:13 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

London's Dominance Becomes A British Election Issue

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 4:11 pm

Nearly every country in the world has its major hub city, often the capital, with smaller cities feeding into it. The United Kingdom takes this structure to a whole new level. London is one of the richest cities in the world, and its population is the size of the next six British cities combined.

A global hub, London completely dominates the political, cultural and economic life of the U.K. to an extent rarely seen elsewhere. The U.K. has struggled with this imbalance for decades. This Thursday's election is highlighting the divide.

Read more

Pages