UPR Utah Public Radio http://upr.org en How To Quinoa on Access Utah Wednesday http://upr.org/post/how-quinoa-access-utah-wednesday <p>Forget the royal baby and Suri Cruise. Meet Quinoa, a viral sensation and star of the popular Pinterest board, My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter. Quinoa is a trendy, fashion-forward girl who, when she’s not hanging out with her BFFs Chevron and Aioli, is teaching the world about proper parenting, fashion and accessorization, etiquette for play dates, and much more.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:30:24 +0000 Tom Williams 44408 at http://upr.org How To Quinoa on Access Utah Wednesday An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank http://upr.org/post/animal-makes-10000-deposit-not-bank It's a highly specialized category to be sure: "Longest." But that's what the auctioneer is selling. According to the catalog of <a href="http://www.chait.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=NH1407+++340+">I.M. Chait Gallery</a>, in Beverly Hills<strong>, </strong>"This truly spectacular specimen is possibly the longest example of coprolite ever to be offered at auction."<p>Coprolite is fossilized fecal matter. This specimen is roughly 20 million years old. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:03:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 44405 at http://upr.org An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank Ukraine Says 2 Military Jets Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area http://upr.org/post/ukraine-says-2-military-jets-shot-down-over-rebel-held-area Less than a week after a commercial jetliner was shot down, Ukraine says two of its military planes were downed over a rebel-held area in the eastern part of the country.<p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-23/rebels-shoot-down-ukrainian-fighter-jets-near-mh17-crash.html">Bloomberg reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Rebels downed two Su-25 fighters over the village of Dmytrivka in the Donetsk region, a Defense Ministry spokesman, Oleksiy Dmytrashkovsky, said by phone. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 44406 at http://upr.org States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid http://upr.org/post/states-help-new-mothers-get-birth-control-through-medicaid A woman is about to give birth. It will be her second child, and she's not looking to have a third anytime soon. She doesn't want to take birth control pills while she's breast-feeding. And condoms aren't as error-proof as she'd like.<p>There are a couple of alternatives that are safe, effective and could work for years: <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/contraception.htm#3">an IUD</a> or <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/contraception.htm#4">an implant</a>. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:44:00 +0000 Dana Farrington 44407 at http://upr.org States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage http://upr.org/post/watch-wreckage-costa-concordia-begins-its-final-voyage <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUS94hVfmtY</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:44:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 44404 at http://upr.org WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone http://upr.org/post/plan-untangle-our-digital-lives-after-were-gone Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won't get buried with us. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:34:00 +0000 editor 44403 at http://upr.org A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza http://upr.org/post/white-house-adviser-cease-fire-should-include-demilitarization-gaza A top White House adviser says any cease-fire agreement between Israel and Palestinians must include the demilitarization of Gaza.<p>In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken said "that needs to be the end result."<p>"There has to be some way forward that does not involve Hamas having the ability to continue to rain down rockets on Israeli civilians," Blinken said.<p>Asked if this means the U.S. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:21:00 +0000 editor 44402 at http://upr.org White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home http://upr.org/post/dutch-day-mourning-remains-some-mh17-victims-come-home <h6>(<strong>This post was last updated at 10:37 a.m.</strong>)</h6><p>In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands came to a standstill Wednesday as the remains of some of the victims who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine came home.<p>Two military planes landed in Eindhoven. King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte, along with some family members of the dead, waited on the tarmac on a bright, clear day.<p>A trumpet salute was played, and the country held a minute of silence. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:09:00 +0000 editor 44400 at http://upr.org Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It http://upr.org/post/many-kids-who-are-obese-or-overweight-dont-know-it Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy — thanks to playground politics. But that's not necessarily so, according to government data covering about 6,100 kids and teens ages 8-15.<p>About 30 percent "misperceived" their weight status (underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese), according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Katherine Hobson 44401 at http://upr.org Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know http://upr.org/post/gaza-conflict-day-16-heres-what-you-need-know Amid another day of fighting, Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Tel Aviv on Wednesday and began a whirlwind session of shuttle diplomacy.<p>As NPR's Michele Kelemen, who is traveling with Kerry, tells our Newscast unit, the secretary of state is "trying to talk to everybody" to see if he can broker a cease-fire and perhaps lay the groundwork for longer-term negotiations over the future of Gaza.<p>The Israeli offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip is now entering its 16th day. Here's what you need to know:<p>-- Kerry has already met with U.N. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:11:00 +0000 editor 44399 at http://upr.org Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know