Bill Chappell http://wfit.org en Alaska OKs Bill Making Native Languages Official http://wfit.org/post/alaska-oks-bill-making-native-languages-official If you're so inclined, and able, you could soon speak Tlingit, Inupiaq, or Siberian Yupik in Alaska with the knowledge that those and 18 other languages, including English, are officially recognized by the state. Alaska's Legislature approved a bill giving them that status Monday.<p>Its backers say the largely symbolic bill is a statement about equality. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:07:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34911 at http://wfit.org Alaska OKs Bill Making Native Languages Official America's Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon http://wfit.org/post/americas-meb-keflezighi-wins-emotional-boston-marathon In the men's field of the 118<sup>th</sup> Boston Marathon, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners, after holding off Wilson Chebet of Kenya in a race that came down to the final mile.<p>According to race officials, Keflezighi, 38, ran a 4:56 split at mile 23, when he built a 20-second lead. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:11:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34885 at http://wfit.org America's Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly' http://wfit.org/post/ferry-transcript-shows-confusion-and-panic-please-come-quickly For more than 40 minutes as their ship foundered last Wednesday, crew members of the South Korean ferry Sewol spoke with local maritime traffic services about a possible rescue. The conversation centered on getting help to the ship and on getting its passengers off the ferry, according to a transcript released Sunday.<p>The radio transcript gives harrowing new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people still missing. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34859 at http://wfit.org Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly' It's 4:20 On 4/20: Denver Hosts The Cannabis Cup Today http://wfit.org/post/its-420-420-denver-hosts-cannabis-cup-today Tens of thousands of people are attending the Cannabis Cup in Denver this weekend, the first time the marijuana festival and trade show is held in Colorado since the state legalized recreational pot in January.<p>The festival's date is no coincidence – it's a conversion of the pot smoker's favorite time of 4:20 into a date. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:29:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34853 at http://wfit.org It's 4:20 On 4/20: Denver Hosts The Cannabis Cup Today The Florida Church Whose Worshippers Are All Tourists http://wfit.org/post/florida-church-whose-worshipers-are-all-tourists Easter Sunday is a busy time for many Christian churches. And for one Florida church, "busy" only begins to describe it. The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe has no permanent members, but it will host tens of thousands of worshippers today.<p>That's because the church is across the street from Walt Disney World. The main basilica was built in the early 1990s, to give visitors to the resort complex a place to worship. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:39:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34851 at http://wfit.org The Florida Church Whose Worshippers Are All Tourists