Michele Kelemen http://wvxu.org en Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire http://wvxu.org/post/kerrys-aim-egypt-first-get-israel-and-hamas-cease-fire Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 29480 at http://wvxu.org In Trafficking Report, A Stark Warning About Thai Fishing Industry http://wvxu.org/post/trafficking-report-stark-warning-about-thai-fishing-industry The U.S. state department has issued its annual report on human trafficking. According to the report, Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela have not been doing enough to combat modern slavery. And the report includes a warning to American importers of seafood: Clean up supply chains that include Thailand, where fish may be caught or processed using slave labor. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 28265 at http://wvxu.org White House Plans To Mark Off World's Largest Ocean Sanctuary http://wvxu.org/post/white-house-plans-mark-worlds-largest-ocean-sanctuary Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. President Obama is once again exercising his executive authority for an environmental cause. Today he announced plans to create the world's largest marine preserve. His proposal came in a video shown at the State Department's "Our Ocean" conference. The White House says it will seek input from fisherman, scientists, and other experts before setting boundaries for the preserve. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 28122 at http://wvxu.org As Iraq Comes Apart At The Seams, Washington Weighs What To Do http://wvxu.org/post/iraq-comes-apart-seams-washington-weighs-what-do Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>We now return to NPR's Michele Kelemen on how the White House is weighing its options in aiding Iraq and its Confrontation with ISIS extremist and finding limited options.<p>MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: For those experts who argued that the U.S. should have tried harder to reach an agreement with Iraq to leave some troops there rather than pull out completely in 2011 this is their nightmare scenario. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 27930 at http://wvxu.org Syrian Crisis Splits Activists And Religious Groups Over Aid http://wvxu.org/post/syrian-crisis-splits-activists-and-religious-groups-over-aid The Syrian civil war is now in its fourth year. Many are calling it the worst humanitarian situation in a generation. Faith groups and human rights activists are divided over what to do. Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 27714 at http://wvxu.org