Russell Lewis http://kunc.org en Scott Carpenter, Second US Astronaut To Orbit Earth, Dies http://kunc.org/post/scott-carpenter-second-us-astronaut-orbit-earth-dies Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>One of America's first astronauts has died. Scott Carpenter was part of the original Project Mercury team and he was the second American to orbit the Earth. Carpenter died this morning in Denver after complications from a stroke. He was 88 years old. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 50645 at http://kunc.org Minor Leaguer Takes Mature Strides To Become Better http://kunc.org/post/minor-leaguer-takes-mature-strides-become-better Tyler Saladino is one of thousands of minor league baseball players hoping to make it to the major leagues. He plays in Alabama for the Birmingham Barons, the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Last year, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/14/154929453/a-minor-leaguers-life-bats-games-and-a-nickname%20">NPR profiled Saladino</a>. But since then, maybe things have changed for the 23-year-old infielder.<p>One of the biggest changes this year is where the Barons and Saladino play. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:27:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 45670 at http://kunc.org Minor Leaguer Takes Mature Strides To Become Better In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend http://kunc.org/post/alaskas-iditarod-sled-race-vets-are-dogs-best-friend In Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, the "Last Great Race on Earth" begins.<p>Sixty-seven sled dog teams will start the 998-mile Iditarod race across the barren, frigid and unforgiving land. In this year's competition, there are a handful of first-time racers — but those aren't the only rookies.<p>One is veterinarian Greg Reppas, whose job is to ensure the dogs are healthy throughout the race.<p>Days before the race, Reppas squats in a snowdrift in Wasilla and checks out Leo, one of the 16 dogs on this team that will start the Iditarod. Sat, 02 Mar 2013 14:30:09 +0000 Russell Lewis 40952 at http://kunc.org In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend A Father Humbled By The Too-Short Life Of His Daughter http://kunc.org/post/shooting-victim-remebered-mentor-sisters <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4rwdriJpkc</p> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 11:42:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 37722 at http://kunc.org A Father Humbled By The Too-Short Life Of His Daughter Wearing Helmets In Tornadoes Gains Momentum http://kunc.org/post/wearing-helmets-tornadoes-gains-momentum Months after safety advocates embraced wearing helmets during tornadoes — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/s0503_helmets_tornadoes.html">issued guidelines</a> on the practice. The CDC says there's not yet enough scientific evidence to fully endorse the idea. Sat, 12 May 2012 10:19:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 27158 at http://kunc.org Wearing Helmets In Tornadoes Gains Momentum