Peoria Public Radio http://peoriapublicradio.org en Cat releases 2nd quarter results http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cat-releases-2nd-quarter-results <div>Caterpillar is reporting an increase in profit for the second quarter of this year, but lower sales and revenues.</div><div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:27:34 +0000 Denise Molina 26953 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cat releases 2nd quarter results A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/simple-way-reduce-stroke-risk-take-your-pulse An irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation is a big cause of stroke, especially for people who have recently had a stroke. But it's not something that most people can feel.<p>Doctors test for <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/atrialfibrillation.html">atrial fibrillation</a> by hooking people up to an <a href="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ekg/">electrocardiogram</a> machine at the office, or having them wear a Holter monitor for a day or a week. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:57:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 26954 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse Peoria helping with homeless housing project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-helping-homeless-housing-project <div>Peoria is helping with the redevelopment of three properties as part of a project to create more housing for the city’s homeless. The Council approved a 26-thousand dollar loan to the South Side Office of Concern.</div><div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:53:49 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Daniela Vidal 26947 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria helping with homeless housing project Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gaza-conflict-day-17-heres-what-you-need-know The Federal Aviation Administration is now allowing American flights in and out Israel.<p>If you remember, the FAA <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/22/334054282/faa-prohibits-u-s-airlines-from-flying-to-tel-aviv">banned flights to Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday</a>, after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport.<p>"Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 26946 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know Military Dogs' Advocates Say The Canines Aren't Pets — They're Vets http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/military-dogs-advocates-say-canines-arent-pets-theyre-vets <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=Military+Dogs%27+Advocates+Say+The+Canines+Aren%27t+Pets+%E2%80%94+They%27re+Vets&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 David Welna 26952 at http://peoriapublicradio.org With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-safety-measures-nuclear-reactors-may-reopen-japan <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=With+New+Safety+Measures%2C+Nuclear+Reactors+May+Reopen+In+Japan&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 editor 26951 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-rules-proposed-oil-carrying-trains-wake-fiery-crashes <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=New+Rules+Proposed+For+Oil-Carrying+Trains+In+Wake+Of+Fiery+Crashes&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 26950 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/iowa-mayor-calls-caring-cities-take-young-immigrants <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=Iowa+Mayor+Calls+For+%27Caring+Cities%27+To+Take+In+Young+Immigrants&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 26949 at http://peoriapublicradio.org In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/detroit-porch-shooting-trial-its-murder-vs-self-defense <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Michigan Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://michiganradio.org/">http://michiganradio.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+Detroit+Porch+Shooting+Trial%2C+It%27s+Murder+Vs.+Self-Defense&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 26948 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/syrian-babies-born-refugees-face-future-limbo Thousands of Syrian infants born to refugee parents are now stateless. Their births are unregistered and will pose many difficult challenges in this long-term conflict.<p>The exact numbers are far from certain. A recent report by the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, suggests that 75 percent of Syrians born in Lebanon since 2011 have not been properly registered. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:08:00 +0000 Deborah Amos 26943 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo