Peoria Public Radio http://peoriapublicradio.org en How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/how-protecting-wildlife-helps-stop-child-labor-and-slavery When scientists talk about the destruction of rain forests or the acidification of oceans, we often hear about the tragic loss of plants and animals.<p>But ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley, say there's also a human tragedy that frequently goes unnoticed: As fish and fauna are wiped out, more children around the world are forced to work. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:20:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 27125 at http://peoriapublicradio.org How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/team-investigating-downing-mh17-turns-back-due-heavy-fighting For a second day in a row, Dutch and Australian experts were unable to reach the debris field left by downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.<p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/28/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/">CNN reports</a> that team members were attempting to make their way to the area when they heard explosions and were told there was heavy fighting, so they turned back. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:08:00 +0000 editor 27124 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ice-cream-sandwich-wouldnt-melt <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=The+Ice+Cream+Sandwich+That+Wouldn%27t+Melt&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 27123 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Union spokesman: "no room to continue discussions" on pensions http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/union-spokesman-no-room-continue-discussions-pensions <div>Illinois' public employee unions are hinting that legislators passed up their chance to negotiate on pensions. IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What to do about Illinois' soaring pension debt remains a concern, even though legislators passed a law overhauling the state's retirement systems. Its constitutionality is in question. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:11:30 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 27122 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Union spokesman: "no room to continue discussions" on pensions SIU officials discussing how to handle sexual assaults on campus http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/siu-officials-discussing-how-handle-sexual-assaults-campus <div>Southern Illinois University’s President says a report from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill highlighting sexual assaults on college campuses is prompting additional conversations throughout the SIU system. IPR's&nbsp;Jennifer Fuller reports:</div><div><p>SIU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> President Randy Dunn says there are mixed messages on how to handle sexual assaults on campus. He says law enforcement agencies have set procedures and policies for investigating, while the U.S. Department of Education has issued a separate guidance letter that schools are expected to follow.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:03:41 +0000 Jennifer Fuller 27121 at http://peoriapublicradio.org SIU officials discussing how to handle sexual assaults on campus Lawmakers Reach Deal Intended To Fix VA System In Crisis http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-reach-deal-intended-fix-va-system-crisis Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have reached a deal to overhaul the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, multiple news organizations are reporting.<p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/07/27/house-senate-negotiators-reach-deal-on-veterans-bill/"><em>The Washington Post</em> reports</a> the deal struck by the chiefs of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees would "provide funding to hire more doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals." <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/us/politics/department-of-veterans-affairs-health-system-fix- Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:46:00 +0000 editor 27120 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers Reach Deal Intended To Fix VA System In Crisis Man aims for ‘Moline-henge’ Sun alignment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/man-aims-moline-henge-sun-alignment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you think of downtown Moline, you probably don't think about an astronomical calendar or any similarity to Stonehenge in England. But that could change soon if Curt </span>Roseman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has his way. He calls it "</span>Moline-henge<span style="line-height: 1.5;">." Illinois Public Radio’s Herb </span>Trix<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports:</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Herb Trix 27046 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Man aims for ‘Moline-henge’ Sun alignment Conflict In Gaza: Here's What You Need To Know Today http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/conflict-gaza-heres-what-you-need-know-today In a resolution overnight, the United Nations Security Council called for an "immediate and unconditional" cease-fire in Gaza.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/07/28/un-demands-gaza-cease-fire/13257629/">As <em>USA Today</em> reports</a>, the Security Council called on both Israel and Hamas to "to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire into the Eid period and beyond."<p>Despite that call, fighting continued. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:58:00 +0000 editor 27119 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Conflict In Gaza: Here's What You Need To Know Today Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/calif-gets-lesson-succession-4-governors-4-days <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=Calif.+Gets+A+Lesson+In+Succession%3A+4+Governors+In+4+Days&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 27118 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/colorado-rockies-hand-out-free-jerseys-typo <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. 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