KTTZ http://kttz.org en Kidnapping Is A Lucrative Business For Al-Qaida, Documents Show http://kttz.org/post/kidnapping-lucrative-business-al-qaida-documents-show A <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/africa/ransoming-citizens-europe-becomes-al-qaedas-patron.html">recent report by journalist Rukmini Callimachi</a> details al-Qaida's strategy of kidnapping Europeans and demanding large ransoms — and how those ransoms are a key source of funding for al-Qaida operations.<p>"Europe is funneling these enormous sums of money to al-Qaida," Callimachi, a foreign correspondent with <em>The New York Times</em>, tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:13:00 +0000 editor 48889 at http://kttz.org Kidnapping Is A Lucrative Business For Al-Qaida, Documents Show Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding http://kttz.org/post/maggie-gyllenhaal-honorable-woman-series-both-ruthless-and-rewarding Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in a new eight-part miniseries that couldn't be more timely: It's about a woman who finds herself embroiled in the political tensions of the Middle East, and the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.<p><em>The Honorable Woman </em>is a co-production between the Sundance Channel, which premieres the eight-part miniseries beginning Thursday, and England's BBC-2, where viewers already have seen about half the episodes. So have I. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:09:00 +0000 David Bianculli 48887 at http://kttz.org Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks http://kttz.org/post/kentucky-buoys-noahs-ark-park-millions-new-tax-breaks Kentucky has approved $18 million in new tax breaks for a controversial Christian theme park that is to feature a 510-foot-long replica of Noah's Ark.<p><a href="http://wvxu.org/post/kentucky-tourism-board-oks-18-million-tax-incentives-ark-encounter">Maryanne Zeleznik of member station WVXU</a> in Cincinnati reports that the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the incentives for the Ark Encounter, to be built in Williamstown.<p>As <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/06/260305820/funding-could-dry-up-for-kentuckys-noahs-ark-theme-p Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:50:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48888 at http://kttz.org Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed http://kttz.org/post/flight-delays-china-leave-travelers-feeling-squeezed <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPp7vkbYq78</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:20:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 48885 at http://kttz.org Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed KCRW Presents: Shelby Lynne http://kttz.org/post/kcrw-presents-shelby-lynne After many years of making music, Shelby Lynne won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist for her work on the album, <em>I Am Shelby Lynne</em>. This year, she plans on re-releasing that 2000 album along with some B-sides that didn't make the original disc. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:11:00 +0000 Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director 48884 at http://kttz.org KCRW Presents: Shelby Lynne