State and National News

Pages

Shots - Health News
2:23 am
Fri July 19, 2013

White House Muddles Obamacare Messaging — Again

President Obama walks off the stage after speaking about the Affordable Care Act during an event in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. Obama argued that the law is holding insurance companies accountable and putting money back into the pockets of consumers.
Susan Walsh AP

Originally published on Sat July 20, 2013 5:13 am

This summer was supposed to be a time to reintroduce the public to the Affordable Care Act and teach people how to sign up for benefits this fall.

But that's not what's happening.

Read more
StoryCorps
2:23 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Grandpa's Story: A Comb, Penknife And Handkerchief

Leonard Carpenter in Kentucky, where he grew up, in the early 1940s.
Photo courtesy of Lynne Bruschetti

Jack Bruschetti was born in 1999, the same year his grandfather, Leonard Carpenter, died from Alzheimer's disease.

But 13-year-old Jack wanted to know more about his grandfather, who worked as a tire builder for BFGoodrich in Akron, Ohio, where he also raised his family.

Read more
Business
2:20 am
Fri July 19, 2013

With Filibuster Deal, NLRB Could Soon Return To Full Force

The National Labor Relations Board building in downtown Washington.
Jon Elswick AP

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 5:00 am

For decades after the 1930s, the National Labor Relations Board served as the arbiter for squabbles between management and unions, or workers who wanted to join a union. In more recent years, though, the board itself has become a battleground.

Democratic appointees to the NLRB have grown increasingly sympathetic to organized labor, while Republican appointees have grown increasingly hostile, says Harley Shaiken, who studies labor relations as a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

Read more
Planet Money
2:18 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Will Robot Nannies Save Japan's Economy?

The key to Japan's economy?
Courtesy of Cartoon Network

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 8:40 am

More than half of all Japanese women quit their jobs after giving birth to their first child. That's more than double the rate in the U.S., and it's a problem for Japan's economy.

Read more
The Record
11:05 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through

Tupac Shakur on the set of Poetic Justice.
Everett Collection / Rex USA

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 6:37 pm

Read more
Kitchen Window
10:30 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Baking A Little Invention Into Savory Cakes

Claire Adas for NPR

Originally published on Wed July 17, 2013 1:29 pm

I'm a mad scientist in the kitchen. My inventions for new culinary techniques that will revolutionize the way we eat usually happen in the middle of the night during a bout of insomnia. I stumble downstairs the next morning in a sleep-deprived daze, and a quick Internet search reveals that I'm far from the first person to have invented the cookery method, and hundreds of recipes already exist.

Read more
Planet Money
10:30 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Episode 473: Top Of The Charts (Econ Remix)

Ilya S. Savenok Getty Images for BET

Originally published on Wed July 17, 2013 12:37 pm

Three ways of describing today's show:

1. A Mashup Of Planet Money and American Top 40.

2. An econ summer mixtape.

3. How the top three songs in America explain the crazy transformation in the music business.

(Those three songs by the way, are by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake and Icona Pop. They come from last week's America's Top 40.)

Read more
The Two-Way
10:29 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Talia Joy Castellano Dies; Cancer Battle Touched Millions

On The Ellen Show's Instagram page, a memorial for Talia.
The Ellen Show

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 10:26 pm

"It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am."

That was the sad news Tuesday on the Angels for Talia Facebook page, where those touched by 13-year-old Talia Joy Castellano could follow her story.

Read more
The Two-Way
10:29 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

VIDEOS: Robot Sticks Backflip; Don't Miss The Bloopers Too

This robot sure can flip.
YouTube

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 7:13 pm

This will only take a minute and it just may make you smile.

Read more
The Two-Way
10:28 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

WWE Can Now Tag-Team With NSA Versus Leakers

Match outcomes at WWE's Wrestlemania 29 event are just a few of the ones a Reddit user predicted with 100 percent accuracy.
Mel Evans AP

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 6:46 pm

While perhaps not on par with Edward Snowden or Bradley Manning, Reddit user Dolphins1925's leaks could shake up the world of professional wrestling.

Read more

Pages