Robert Siegel http://wuot.org en Long-Term Cease-Fire Brings Halt To Fighting In Gaza http://wuot.org/post/long-term-cease-fire-brings-halt-fighting-gaza <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=Long-Term+Cease-Fire+Brings+Halt+To+Fighting+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Israel and Hamas have agreed to another cease-fire. Israel says it received rocket fire from Gaza for a short time after the cease-fire was scheduled to begin, but overall things are quiet. Both sides have agreed to negotiate as part of the deal. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 23333 at http://wuot.org In Plagiarism And Lost Posts, BuzzFeed's Strained Journalistic Evolution http://wuot.org/post/plagiarism-and-lost-posts-buzzfeeds-strained-journalistic-evolution <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=In+Plagiarism+And+Lost+Posts%2C+BuzzFeed%27s+Strained+Journalistic+Evolution&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxNzk1MDEyOTc4NzE4ODM0ZDA2YQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Now plagiarism online - specifically at BuzzFeed. Plagiarism got one editor fired there last month, and now the company has been caught taking down thousands of old postings. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 23283 at http://wuot.org Grand Jury Indicts Texas Gov. Rick Perry On Charges Of Abusing Power http://wuot.org/post/grand-jury-indicts-texas-gov-rick-perry-charges-abusing-power <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=Grand+Jury+Indicts+Texas+Gov.+Rick+Perry+On+Charges+Of+Abusing+Power&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDYxNjY4MDEzMTQ2OTkxMzkyOWU2NQ004)"/></div><p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:02:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 22900 at http://wuot.org In 'Um' Or 'Uh,' A Few Clues To What We're Saying — And Who's Saying It http://wuot.org/post/um-or-uh-few-clues-what-were-saying-and-whos-saying-it <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:20:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 22749 at http://wuot.org U.S. Response In Iraq: From Emergency Solution To Slate Of Paths Forward http://wuot.org/post/us-response-iraq-emergency-solution-slate-paths-forward The U.S. has begun airlifting humanitarian aid and conducting limited airstrikes in the attempt to protect Iraq's refugee populations of religious minorities. NPR's Tom Bowman talks with Robert Siegel about the possible policy options for the U.S. in Iraq. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 22741 at http://wuot.org Robin Williams, A Stand-up Act — On Stage, On Set And In Life http://wuot.org/post/robin-williams-stand-act-stage-set-and-life <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=Robin+Williams%2C+A+Stand-up+Act+%E2%80%94+On+Stage%2C+On+Set+And+In+Life&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:18:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 22700 at http://wuot.org Robin Williams, Comedic Master And Oscar Winner, Dies At 63 http://wuot.org/post/robin-williams-comedic-master-and-oscar-winner-dies-63 Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. Williams is remembered for his roles in TV and film — including a radio DJ in <em>Good Morning Vietnam</em>, an inspiring teacher in <em>Dead Poet's Society</em> and his Oscar-winning turn as a therapist in <em>Good Will Hunting</em>. Entertainment reporter Steve Zeitchik discusses Williams' legacy. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:06:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 22701 at http://wuot.org Confusion With A Chance Of Clarity: Your Weather Questions, Answered http://wuot.org/post/confusion-chance-clarity-your-weather-questions-answered Many listeners and readers felt a concise explanation of "a 20 percent chance of rain" was missing from <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/22/332650051/there-s-a-20-percent-chance-of-rain-so-what-does-that-mean" target="_blank">this story</a> about weather forecasts and probability, so we followed up with two meteorologists.<p>From meterologist Eli Jacks, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service:<p><blockquote><p>"There's a 20 percent chance that at least one-hundreth of an inch of rain — and we call that measurable amounts of rain — will fall at any s Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 21874 at http://wuot.org What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits http://wuot.org/post/what-odds-fail-capture-when-health-crisis-hits How well do we understand and act on probabilities that something will happen? A 30 percent chance of this or an 80 percent chance of that?<p>As it turns out, making decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.<p><a href="http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/faculty/profile.cfm?uniqname=bzikmund" target="_blank">Brian Zikmund-Fisher</a> would know. He teaches about risk and probability at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 21756 at http://wuot.org What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By http://wuot.org/post/tenuous-progress-jets-crash-site-clashes-flare-close The first Dutch investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting broke out in the outskirts of Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government in Kiev. <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=Tenuous+Progress+At+Jet%27s+Crash+Site%2C+As+Clashes+Flare+Close+By&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 21746 at http://wuot.org