Weekend Edition Saturday on WUOT http://wuot.org en Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With http://wuot.org/post/native-stories-alaska-give-gamers-something-play Until recently, no video games on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. A group of Alaskan natives have partnered with a game developer to change that.<p>Their game is called Never Alone, and its creators hope it will set a new standard in video game development.<p>As in movies, native characters in video games tend toward stereotype. Few of them are heroes, but this game is different. Never Alone is based on a traditional story known as Kanuk Sayuka and the experiences of Alaska elders, storytellers and youth. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:21:00 +0000 editor 23211 at http://wuot.org Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons http://wuot.org/post/kurdish-forces-say-theyre-waiting-us-weapons Iraq's ethnic Kurds are longtime U.S. allies and have put up the toughest resistance to the Sunni extremists in the so-called Islamic State that has captured swaths or Iraq's north and west.<p>They're getting help from U.S. air strikes, but also need heavier weapons of their own to match the firepower of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Weapons have been promised by the U.S. and other countries, but getting them through the central government in Baghdad has hampered the mission, according to Kurdish commanders.<p>"We have heard weapons are coming, but so far we haven't seen any. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 23208 at http://wuot.org Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth http://wuot.org/post/even-police-body-cameras-can-lose-sight-truth Ferguson, Mo., found a degree of civic calm this week after days and nights of angry clashes between protestors and the police.<p>Now the city is working to restore trust with residents after a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 23209 at http://wuot.org Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager http://wuot.org/post/uber-greases-wheel-obamas-old-campaign-manager President Obama's former campaign manager has gone to work for Uber. The ride-sharing start-up based in San Francisco has hired David Plouffe in hope that the political strategist who helped elect a president can steer the company through a thicket of local regulatory disputes.<p>This new power couple raises some questions:<p><strong>Why does Uber need one of the best political strategists in the country?</strong><p>First off, they can afford him. The company is valued at $18 billion. NPR tried to find out what Plouffe is getting paid, but Uber won't say.<p>They need the muscle, though. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:56:00 +0000 editor 23204 at http://wuot.org Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department! http://wuot.org/post/nashville-african-americans-join-your-police-dept <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Nashville Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.wpln.org/">http://www.wpln.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Nashville+To+African-Americans%3A+Join+Your+Police+Department%21&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDA0NzIzMDEzMTM3NjQ4NzBhNjYxZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Conversations are also taking place among people who want to prevent a repeat of what's happened in Missouri. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 23193 at http://wuot.org Little League And College Football: The Week In Sports http://wuot.org/post/little-league-and-college-football-week-sports <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=Little+League+And+College+Football%3A+The+Week+In+Sports&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MDY4MDEyMTY4NDA3MzI3YjkzMw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>And so good now to turn to sports. And where's a sports fan to turn this weekend today in Williamsport, PA? Kids from the South Side of Chicago play kids from near the Sunset Strip in Las Vegas for the Little League World Series U.S. championship. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 23198 at http://wuot.org Educators Say Students Need To Talk About Ferguson http://wuot.org/post/educators-say-students-need-talk-about-ferguson <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=Educators+Say+Students+Need+To+Talk+About+Ferguson&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MDY4MDEyMTY4NDA3MzI3YjkzMw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>The news out of Ferguson, Missouri has been getting attention across the country for weeks now. Town meetings have been called. Ministers, priests, rabbis and moms have been addressing it. The Ferguson story occurs just as many students are headed back to school. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 editor 23199 at http://wuot.org Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints http://wuot.org/post/war-takes-heavy-toll-residents-eastern-ukraine A simple car ride across eastern Ukraine reveals just how much of the vast agricultural and industrial region Ukrainian authorities have wrested back from pro-Russian separatists.<p>The evidence lies right outside the car window. Towns and villages that as recently as a few weeks ago displayed Russian and rebel flags on every conceivable surface now bear only the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:02:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhardi Nelson 22917 at http://wuot.org Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters http://wuot.org/post/tensions-reignite-ferguson-between-police-protesters <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=Tensions+Reignite+In+Ferguson+Between+Police%2C+Protesters&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMTk5OTQ0MDEzNDkxMDYyMDQ2MjdiMw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:05:00 +0000 editor 22907 at http://wuot.org A Little League Star, A New Commissioner: The Week In Sports http://wuot.org/post/little-league-star-new-commissioner-week-sports <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=A+Little+League+Star%2C+A+New+Commissioner%3A+The+Week+In+Sports&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxNDU5MDEyOTc4NzE4ODNhY2Q3ZQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>I can't wait. Time for sports. And you know what our sports lead is today? - the Little League World Series. And a 13-year-old star has already been born. Oh, yeah, major league baseball has a new commissioner. And the WNBA playoffs are upon us. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:05:00 +0000 editor 22912 at http://wuot.org