WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs http://wwno.org en More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants http://wwno.org/post/local-officials-limit-immigration-detentions-ties-ice Before immigrants get deported, they are sometimes held temporarily by local law enforcement at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. But cities across the country, including Philadelphia, are saying they will no longer fully cooperate with that plan.<p>Offenses including traffic stops and felonies can lead to deportation for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally — or even those who are legal permanent residents. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 63948 at http://wwno.org Holdout Pennsylvania Pelted With Gay Marriage Lawsuits http://wwno.org/post/holdout-pennsylvania-pelted-gay-marriage-lawsuits In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act said that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages from states that allow them. Since the decision, couples in states which do not recognize same-sex marriages have filed a flurry of lawsuits.<p>Conditions are ripe for litigation in those states, like Pennsylvania. In July, a rogue county clerk outside Philadelphia started granting marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, defying the state's ban.<p>Pennsylvania filed suit against D. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 21:06:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 45431 at http://wwno.org To Catch A Suspect — On Pinterest http://wwno.org/post/catch-suspect-pinterest Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up on the social media site: mug shots.<p>Bonnie Stankunas has come to the post office in Pottstown, Pa., her entire life. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:50:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 24612 at http://wwno.org Kind of Like 'eFarmony': Matching Farmers With Urban Landowners For Fun And Profit http://wwno.org/post/kind-efarmony-matching-farmers-urban-landowners-fun-and-profit Many farmers want their farms to be located close to a city - especially organic farmers who'd like to sell their produce at big urban farmers markets. But the price of land within range of a big city is sky high and only getting higher.<p>Most small farmers buy their land, but some are now looking to lease in suburban or exurban areas. And to do that, they're using something straight out of <a href="http://youtu.be/59Hj7bp38f8">Fiddler On The Roof</a>: A matchmaker.<p>Marilyn Anthony is one such matchmaker. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:28:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 23286 at http://wwno.org Pa. Town Chases New Energy Dream After Oil Bails http://wwno.org/post/pa-town-chases-new-energy-dream-after-oil-bails Marcus Hook, Pa., had been a refinery town for 109 years. But caught in big changes to the world of energy, the plant shut down last winter. Now the community's young mayor wants to reinvent the community as a hub for the natural gas industry. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:43:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 16604 at http://wwno.org America's First Celebrity Robot Is Staging A Comeback http://wwno.org/post/americas-first-celebrity-robot-staging-comeback Before IBM's Watson and Deep Blue, there was another celebrity robot: Elektro.<p>The first robot introduced to Americans, Elektro was the 7-foot-tall man who greeted millions of visitors who streamed through the gates of the 1939 World's Fair. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:10:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 8113 at http://wwno.org An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe http://wwno.org/post/inuit-builder-crafts-his-last-canoe In a remote corner of northern Canada, Joe Goudie is at work on his very last boat for sale.<p>The Inuit community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador once used wood and canvas canoes to navigate the rivers of Labrador.<p>Goudie, 72, is Inuit, but grew up as that tradition was drawing to a close.<p>Today, he's the last person building wooden canoes in this corner of Canada.<p>"The one thing you need to remember — not just [about] building canoes, but working with wood — the wood is going to want to assume its natural shape," Goudie says at his workshop. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:30:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 6307 at http://wwno.org Newfoundland Gives Whole New Meaning To Ice Cold Beer http://wwno.org/post/newfoundland-gives-whole-new-meaning-ice-cold-beer The year the <a href="http://www.quidividibrewery.ca/award-winning-beers/iceberg/">Quidi Vidi Brewing Co.</a> started brewing beer with iceberg water, a giant iceberg floated up against the cliffs around St. John's, Newfoundland.<p>"It was a big berg and it jammed right across the harbor here," says Charlie Rees, the brewery's tour guide.<p>Rees says Newfoundlanders have a curious relationship with icebergs. On the one hand, they're a fact of life. On the other, when that iceberg was in the harbor's mouth, hundreds of people came down to gawk. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:27:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 6171 at http://wwno.org Employees To Face 'Term Limits' At Casino http://wwno.org/post/employees-face-term-limits-casino A new casino set to open in Atlantic City, N.J., has announced it will set term limits for its front-line staff. When employees' terms run out, they'll have to go through the hiring process again. The casino says the policy will keep its service fresh. Others say the company is taking advantage of a tough job market.<p>From bellhops to dealers, employees of the new casino — called Revel — will be hired for terms from four to six years. After that, they have to reapply for their jobs and compete against other candidates.<p>Revel declined to make anyone available for an interview. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:01:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 4592 at http://wwno.org Cape Race: 'Still A Place For A Lighthouse' http://wwno.org/post/cape-race-still-place-lighthouse Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Off the northeastern tip of North America on Newfoundland lies a stretch of the coast known as the graveyard of the Atlantic. The rocky shoreline has sunk hundreds of ships. Reporter Emma Jacobs traveled to the red and white lighthouse on the tip of Cape Race that still warns ships away from the coast.<p>EMMA JACOBS, BYLINE: The day I visited in late fall was the kind of day the Cape Race lighthouse was built for. Twenty-foot swells rolled in towards the point through a thick fog.<p>MICHAEL WARD: As you can see, it's crashing up on the rocks up here. Sat, 24 Dec 2011 13:00:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 835 at http://wwno.org