WHQR http://whqr.org en Prologue: Debbie Moose, North Carolina's Favorite Food Writer http://whqr.org/post/prologue-debbie-moose-north-carolinas-favorite-food-writer <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Join Ben&nbsp;</span>Steelman<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;of&nbsp;</span><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Star News</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;and local author Debbie Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:58:41 +0000 Alexa Doran 58754 at http://whqr.org Prologue: Debbie Moose, North Carolina's Favorite Food Writer NPR's New CEO Hopes To Improve Diversity At The Network http://whqr.org/post/nprs-new-ceo-hopes-improve-diversity-network <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=NPR%27s+New+CEO+Hopes+To+Improve+Diversity+At+The+Network&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODg3MTg0MDEyMTg2NTY3OTI5YTI3ZA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:22:00 +0000 editor 58753 at http://whqr.org In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances http://whqr.org/post/times-transition-get-practical-about-your-finances <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+Times+Of+Transition%2C+Get+Practical+About+Your+Finances+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODg3MTg0MDEyMTg2NTY3OTI5YTI3ZA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:22:00 +0000 editor 58752 at http://whqr.org Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think http://whqr.org/post/where-birds-are-not-where-youd-think This is a trick question. Where would you expect to find the greatest variety of birds?<p>Downtown, in a city?<p>Or far, far from downtown — in the fields, forests, mountains, where people are scarce?<p>Or in the suburbs? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:19:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 58751 at http://whqr.org Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B http://whqr.org/post/court-orders-russia-pay-former-yukos-shareholders-50b In 2003, Russia arrested the country's richest man, seized his main asset, Yukos Oil, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4235927">broke it up and sold it</a>. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:52:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 58750 at http://whqr.org For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting http://whqr.org/post/muslims-gaza-end-ramadan-marred-fighting Um Ahmed Ahmed almost ignored Eid this year.<p>The Muslim holiday, which began Monday, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.<p>"My plans were to have no plans for Eid," Ahmed says, pausing in the Firaz market area on a main street in Gaza City. "But my son kept bugging me, 'Mom, aren't you going to buy me something for Eid?'"<p>Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday and a family celebration. Relatives offer each other gifts of cash and chocolate. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 Emily Harris 58749 at http://whqr.org For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal http://whqr.org/post/dollar-tree-buy-family-dollar-85-billion-deal With Dollar Tree's agreement to purchase Family Dollar on Monday, two of the United States' biggest discount stores are coming together in a deal estimated at $8.5 billion in cash and stock.<p><a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/dollar-tree-to-buy-family-dollar-for-8-5-billion/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHeadline&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0"><em>The New York Times</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The deal comes amid pressure on Family Dollar by the activist investor Carl C. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:28:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 58748 at http://whqr.org Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery http://whqr.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 58747 at http://whqr.org How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting http://whqr.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 58746 at http://whqr.org Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt http://whqr.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(MDAxODM0MzkwMDEyMTY4NDg0NTBmYjQyZQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 58745 at http://whqr.org