WPPB http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org en 'Let's Be Cops,' But Then What? http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/lets-be-cops-then-what [<em>This piece contains plot details from </em>Let's Be Cops. <em>It is not a movie about its plot details, but there you have it.</em>]<p>The word is out on the buddy comedy <em>Let's Be Cops</em>, starring Damon Wayans, Jr. and Jake Johnson – both enormously charming actors on Fox's <em>New Girl</em>. And what is the word? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:32:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 48372 at http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org 'Let's Be Cops,' But Then What? Is There Such A Thing As A 'Good Psychopath'? http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/there-such-thing-good-psychopath Oxymoronic, isn't it, the idea of a "good psychopath"?<p>But in their just published book, <em>The Good Psychopath's Guide To Success</em>, Andy McNab and Kevin Dutton argue that relying on some psychopathic traits can lead to a more successful life.<p>Andy is a British Special Air Service veteran and novelist; Kevin is an Oxford University psychologist. Kevin <a href="http://kevindutton.co.uk/" target="_blank">studies psychopaths</a>. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:13:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 48371 at http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org Is There Such A Thing As A 'Good Psychopath'? U.S. Won't Rule Out Attack In Syria To Hit Islamic State http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/us-wont-rule-out-attack-syria-hit-islamic-state American aircraft have carried out more strikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/20/341836683/video-purports-to-show-beheading-of-u-s-journalist-by-militants">beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley</a>. The attacks come despite threats to kill other hostages; a White House official says the U.S. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:59:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48366 at http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement Over Mortgage Meltdown http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/bank-america-reaches-record-settlement-over-mortgage-meltdown Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $17 billion in a settlement with federal regulators over allegations that it misled investors into buying risky, mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial meltdown.<p>The Department of Justice, which announced the $16.65 billion deal today, describes it as "the largest civil settlement with a single entity in history."<p>BofA, the second-largest U.S. bank, will pay a $9.65 billion penalty and provide $7 billion in relief to troubled borrowers, Reuters reports. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48368 at http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement Over Mortgage Meltdown Playlist: Family Reunion http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/post/playlist-family-reunion <em>We made playlists of TED Radio Hour stories that will keep you curious about big ideas throughout the summer.</em><p>It's time for a TED Radio Hour family reunion. This playlist will remind you of the special connections a family shares — through both the good and hard times. <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=Playlist%3A+Family+Reunion+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:46:00 +0000 NPR/TED Staff 48369 at http://peconicpublicbroadcasting.org Playlist: Family Reunion