New York NOW http://nynow.org en The Jewish Kid From New Jersey Who Became A Radical Islamist http://nynow.org/post/jewish-kid-new-jersey-who-became-radical-islamist <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130519592" target="_blank">Yousef al-Khattab</a> helped change the way young Muslims were radicalized by spewing extreme Islamic propaganda on a YouTube channel.<p>Now al-Khattab, who was born Joseph Leonard Cohen and brought up in New Jersey and in Brooklyn in a Jewish home, tells NPR he made a big mistake and describes himself as a "failure." He's scheduled to appear in a federal court in Alexandria, Va., on Friday to be sentenced on terrorism charges.<p>The case is significant because Al-Khattab, now in his mid-40s, is one of the Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:09:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 29920 at http://nynow.org Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables http://nynow.org/post/got-my-goat-vermont-farms-put-fresh-meat-refugee-tables It's easy to find goat milk and goat cheese in Vermont. Goat meat, not so much.<p>That's frustrating for the refugees, immigrants and others who've settled in the state and are accustomed to eating fresh goat meat. Though it's not so common in the U.S., it's a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets.<p>But there's a movement afoot to meet the demand for goat meat throughout New England.<p>A project called the Vermont Goat Collaborative is providing new Americans with the opportunity to raise and sell goats to members of their community. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:08:00 +0000 Angela Evancie 29921 at http://nynow.org Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront http://nynow.org/post/medical-debt-rising-some-doctors-push-payment-upfront Mid State Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center is hard to miss. The <a href="http://midstateortho.com/">practice's</a> new, 30,000-square-foot building is marked with an enormous sign along one of the main roads in Alexandria, a central Louisiana city of about 48,000 people.<p>In the elegant, high-ceilinged interior, the medical practice's 11 doctors see about 300 patients daily to bring in $10 million in revenue each year. It's a highly successful operation. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:07:00 +0000 Jenny Gold 29922 at http://nynow.org With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured http://nynow.org/post/confusion-cost-lead-some-californians-go-uninsured Despite a <a href="http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/04/10/43424/covered-california-health-enrollment-charging-ahea/">surge in enrollment </a>in the two weeks before the April 15 deadline to enroll for health insurance under the federal health law, many more Californians still haven't signed up, and they're unlikely to.<p>Many people are uninterested, confused or skeptical.<p>Scott Belsha, from Long Beach, Calif., falls in the skeptical category.<p>"I've been consumed with living my life, and I'm fortunate to be healthy," he says. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:04:00 +0000 Stephanie O'Neill 29924 at http://nynow.org Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured Does Russia Have The Military To Take Ukraine? http://nynow.org/post/does-russia-have-military-take-ukraine <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXAhqzSQO_o</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:04:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 29923 at http://nynow.org Does Russia Have The Military To Take Ukraine?