WDIY http://wdiyfm.org en Call for Master Watershed Steward Volunteers http://wdiyfm.org/post/call-master-watershed-steward-volunteers <p></p><p></p><p>Jim Wilson, Watershed Specialist at the Northampton County Conservation District is with us today to discuss Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward Program.&nbsp; Jim is a major project partner and closely involved in this new volunteer program.&nbsp; They are currently looking for volunteers for their 2014 training class.</p><p></p><p>Jim, I understand this is a relatively new program offered by Extension.&nbsp; Could you tell us a bit about it?</p> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:31:56 +0000 Neil Hever 33694 at http://wdiyfm.org Call for Master Watershed Steward Volunteers Reports: FCC Poised For About-Face On Net Neutrality http://wdiyfm.org/post/reports-fcc-poised-about-face-net-neutrality The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to propose new rules that amount to an about-face for the regulator when it comes to net neutrality, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/technology/fcc-new-net-neutrality-rules.html?smid=tw-bna"><em>The New York Times</em></a> and <em><a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579519963416350296?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories&mg=reno64-wsj">The Wall Street Journal </a></em>are reporting based on unnamed sources.<p>According to the papers, the FCC is planning to allow Internet service providers to sell a faster Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:56:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 38939 at http://wdiyfm.org Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy http://wdiyfm.org/post/obama-gets-taste-jiros-dream-sushi-name-diplomacy President Obama kicked off the first leg of his tour of Asia on Wednesday with some sushi diplomacy.<p>He dined with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a revered and tiny temple of sushi in Tokyo called <a href="http://www.sushi-jiro.jp/eng-index.html">Sukiyabashi Jiro</a>. The subterranean restaurant, with just 10 seats at the counter, was made famous by the 2011 documentary <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/03/16/148737187/cameras-follow-worlds-greatest-sushi-chef">Jiro Dreams of Sushi</a>.<em> </em><p>Obama emerged with a thumbs-up review. "That's some good sushi right there," he said. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:32:00 +0000 NPR Staff 38938 at http://wdiyfm.org Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record http://wdiyfm.org/post/costly-hepatitis-c-pill-shreds-drug-industry-sales-record The launch of Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-day pill for hepatitis C, is shaping up as the most successful ever.<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved the pill in December. And then Gilead Sciences was off to the races. The company said it sold $2.27 billion worth of Sovaldi in the quarter that ended March 31. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Scott Hensley 38932 at http://wdiyfm.org Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack' http://wdiyfm.org/post/scientists-pinpoint-source-antarctic-quack For decades, researchers and submarine crews in icy waters off the coast of Antarctica have been picking up a mysterious quacking sound.<p>The "bio-duck," as its called, has been heard on and off since Cold War patrols picked it up on sonar during the 1960s.<p>"It goes 'quack, quack, quack, quack,' " says <a href="http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/acoustics/psbAcousticsPeople.html">Denise Risch</a>, a marine biologist with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. "It has this almost mechanical feel to it."<p>Some thought it might be a secret Soviet sub. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 38937 at http://wdiyfm.org Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack' In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack http://wdiyfm.org/post/age-custom-tailored-ed-tech-teachers-shop-rack The big names in the growing education-technology industry gathered in Arizona this week.<p>The <a href="http://edinnovation.gsvadvisors.com/">"Education Innovation Summit"</a> styles itself the "Davos of ed-tech." Educators, philanthropists and political leaders like Jeb Bush rubbed elbows with the investors, venture capitalists, big companies like Microsoft and small companies hoping to get big. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 38933 at http://wdiyfm.org In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights' http://wdiyfm.org/post/brazil-becomes-one-first-adopt-internet-bill-rights Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff signed into law a kind of Internet bill of rights on Wednesday.<a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25621388/brazil-passes-an-internet-bill-rights"> </a><p><a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25621388/brazil-passes-an-internet-bill-rights">As the AP reports</a>, the law enshrines access to the Web, guarantees neutrality and "puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in Brazil. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:21:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 38935 at http://wdiyfm.org Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights' Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back? http://wdiyfm.org/post/why-are-we-spiteful-even-though-it-bites-us-back Maybe you turn up your music when your neighbor complains about the noise.<p>Or maybe you curse a baby princess because you didn't get invited to her christening, as in "Sleeping Beauty" and its latest incarnation, the upcoming movie "Maleficent."<p>To see spite in its purest form, try brunch in New York. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 38934 at http://wdiyfm.org Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back? CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say http://wdiyfm.org/post/cia-quietly-ramping-aid-syrian-rebels-sources-say The U.S. is providing more arms and training to the moderate rebels in Syria, under a growing secret program run by the CIA in Jordan. Sources tell NPR that secret program could be supplemented by a more public effort in the coming months involving American military trainers.<p>The change in strategy comes as the White House sees Syrian leader Bashar Assad growing in strength, and continuing to strike rebel strongholds.<p>Another factor: Russian leaders appear unwilling to help end the three-year-old civil war and are continuing to provide weapons to Assad. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 38936 at http://wdiyfm.org CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say Nellie McKay On Mountain Stage http://wdiyfm.org/post/nellie-mckay-mountain-stage-0 <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15318718/nellie-mckay">Nellie McKay</a> appears on <em>Mountain Stage</em>, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.<p>McKay has appeared on the show seven times since first visiting in 2004, and it's no exaggeration to say that no two performances have been similar. At times, she evokes cabaret crooners, but she can also channel eccentric singer-songwriters and Doris Day. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:58:00 +0000 editor 38929 at http://wdiyfm.org Nellie McKay On Mountain Stage