Tri States Public Radio http://tspr.org en How Do You Lose A Half-Million Birds? http://tspr.org/post/how-do-you-lose-half-million-birds In late July and August, something remarkable happens in the air above Lake Murray in South Carolina. Around sunset, hundreds of thousands of <a href="http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Purple_Martin/id">purple martins</a> come streaming toward the center of the lake from every direction, swirling together in a massive flock that darkens the sky. After an hour or so, they settle down on <a href="http://www.lakemurray-sc.com/purplemartins.html">Bomb Island</a> in the center of the lake.<p>It's called a "roost" — a gathering of purple martins that precedes their epic migration to South America. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:12:00 +0000 editor 57301 at http://tspr.org How Do You Lose A Half-Million Birds? Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders http://tspr.org/post/lessons-manhood-boys-school-turns-work-wonders This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been taking a look at the changing lives of <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">men in America</a>. And that means talking about how the country educates boys.<p>In Berkeley, Calif., a private, non-profit middle school called the East Bay School for Boys is trying to reimagine what it means to build confident young men. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 57300 at http://tspr.org Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza http://tspr.org/post/eve-ramadans-end-fighting-resumes-gaza <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=On+The+Eve+Of+Ramadan%27s+End%2C+Fighting+Resumes+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5MjM1MDEyODE2MzMyMTZmZDQwMg001)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Emily Harris 57299 at http://tspr.org What Makes This Fight In Gaza Different From The Others? http://tspr.org/post/what-makes-fight-gaza-different-others <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=What+Makes+This+Fight+In+Gaza+Different+From+The+Others%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 57298 at http://tspr.org Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand http://tspr.org/post/violence-spikes-anew-iraq-islamic-state-looks-expand <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=Violence+Spikes+Anew+In+Iraq%2C+As+Islamic+State+Looks+To+Expand&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 57297 at http://tspr.org