KTTZ http://kttz.org en Latin Roots: Oscar D'León http://kttz.org/post/latin-roots-oscar-dle-n For this installment of <em>Latin Roots</em> from <em>World Cafe</em>, <em>The Latin Alternative</em>'s Ernesto Lechner discusses one of his favorite artists, the Venezuelan salsa singer Oscar D'León. Now in his 70s, D'León is still going strong with a demanding style of improvisational salsa. As Lechner tells us, D'León directs his band using hand gestures and directions contained in the lyrics for a set without a net.<p>Check out Ernesto Lechner's Oscar D'León <a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/121172249/playlist/5ZzDz2ZyEr85cCP74cgwKX" target="_blank">Spotify playlist</a>. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:03:00 +0000 editor 43224 at http://kttz.org Latin Roots: Oscar D'León Kerry Says Window For Russia To Change Course In Ukraine Is Closing http://kttz.org/post/kerry-says-window-russia-change-course-ukraine-closing Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a strongly worded warning to Russia on Thursday, saying the U.S. is ready to impose more sanctions if Russia refuses to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine.<p>"The window to change course is closing," Kerry said. If Russia doesn't change course, "the world will make sure the costs for Russia will only grow."<p>Kerry's statement comes after Ukraine used lethal force against pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 editor 43221 at http://kttz.org Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan http://kttz.org/post/life-outside-fast-lane-startups-wary-web-traffic-plan The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is offering up some <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/blog/setting-record-straight-fcc-s-open-internet-rules">new rules</a> to govern traffic on the Internet. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 43222 at http://kttz.org Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan On The Ballot In Georgia This Year: JFK http://kttz.org/post/ballot-georgia-year-jfk Voting for this year's midterm elections is already underway in some states that hold early primaries. In Georgia, a field of seven GOP candidates is locked in a bitter fight for the nomination to succeed retiring Senate Republican Saxby Chambliss. <br /> <br />But another race that's turning heads in Georgia is one for state Senate that involves a candidate with a very familiar name: Kennedy. <br /> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:29:00 +0000 editor 43223 at http://kttz.org On The Ballot In Georgia This Year: JFK Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus http://kttz.org/post/why-us-worried-about-deadly-middle-eastern-virus The latest medical acronym to fear is MERS: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The virus has killed 83 p<strong></strong>eople in the Arabian Gulf since first emerging in 2012 and now looks as if it could pose a global threat.<p>This week, the number of new cases rose at a rate that causes concern, the World Health Organization said in a <a href="http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_04_23_mers/en/">statement</a>.<strong> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:19:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 43218 at http://kttz.org Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus