KUVO/KVJZ http://kuvo.org en Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System http://kuvo.org/post/urban-farms-build-resilience-within-singapores-fragile-food-system At a local FairPrice Supermarket in central Singapore, you'll find baby carrots grown in Bakersfield, Calif., – the same ones for sale at my local grocery store in Washington, D.C.<p>Such well-traveled vegetables aren't unusual in the tiny island-state, which imports more than 90 percent of its food from some 35 countries. Singapore may be one of the most affluent countries in the world, but it depends heavily on others for basic foodstuffs.<p>A new crop of farmers is trying to change that. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:49:41 +0000 Maureen Pao 9549 at http://kuvo.org Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants http://kuvo.org/post/video-purports-show-beheading-us-journalist-militants Extremist group the Islamic State claims to have executed American journalist James Foley, who was abducted in Syria in 2012. The FBI is evaluating a video that was posted online Tuesday, purporting to show Foley's beheading.<p>That video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday afternoon and later removed. The images show a man resembling Foley kneeling next to a masked militant, reciting comments against the U.S. before being killed.<p>U.S. officials tell the Associated Press that Islamic State had recently threatened to kill Foley to avenge U.S. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 9548 at http://kuvo.org Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler http://kuvo.org/post/if-youre-born-sky-whats-your-nationality-airplane-puzzler Here's a puzzle I bet you've never pondered.<p>Imagine you are very, very pregnant. For the purposes of this mind game, you are a married American woman (with an American spouse) and you are about to board a plane and, pregnant as you are, they let you on.<p>Your flight, on Lufthansa Airlines, will leave Frankfurt, Germany and travel nonstop to the Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean. Germany is cold, wet and unhappy-making, and you crave the aquamarine waters, the balmy skies of the Maldives.<p>You take off. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 9547 at http://kuvo.org If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood http://kuvo.org/post/reporting-ebola-abandoned-10-year-old-nervous-neighborhood Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, is under nighttime curfew as that country struggles to contain the Ebola epidemic. On Wednesday, an entire neighborhood in Monrovia was quarantined, sealed off from the rest of the city by the government. The neighborhood is called West Point and it's where a holding center for patients suspected of having Ebola was attacked over the weekend. Patients fled, and looters carried off bloody mattresses and other possibly infected supplies. The NPR team in Liberia visited West Point on Tuesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:03:00 +0000 editor 9546 at http://kuvo.org Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again http://kuvo.org/post/ferguson-obama-forced-confront-race-yet-again The tense situation in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, is another test for President Obama. He's struggled at times over how to navigate long-simmering tensions between police and the African-American community.<p>President Obama says he understands the passions and the anger that have engulfed Ferguson over the last week and a half, but he's carefully avoided taking sides. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:36:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 9543 at http://kuvo.org With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again