All Things Considered on KRCC 1 http://krcc.org en Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled http://krcc.org/post/three-years-utahs-immigrant-guest-worker-law-still-stalled At the Utah State Capitol, a mural of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers brings some color to the building's spartan rotunda. Beneath it is a more modern sculpture — a woman walking forward with her son, who's holding a globe.<p>Underneath the statue are the words "Immigration and Settlement." The symbolism isn't lost on state House Speaker Becky Lockhart.<p>"Utah is a place that understands the value of immigration, the value of peoples coming to find a better life," she says, pointing up at the sculpture.<p>"We've always believed ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 22740 at http://krcc.org Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled Making The Label Matter: A Record Company's Return From Obscurity http://krcc.org/post/making-label-matter-record-companys-return-obscurity Today, there's so much music being released that it can be hard to know what to check out, let alone buy. Mark Rye says that when he worked at a record label in the 1970s, the process was easier — in part because you could often guess what a record would sound like if you knew who released it.<p>"At that time, it was very much an identifier for the kind of music," he says. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Christopher Werth 22736 at http://krcc.org Wisconsin's Collective Bargaining Limits Survive Legal Challenges http://krcc.org/post/wisconsins-collective-bargaining-limits-survive-legal-challenges Wisconsin's Supreme Court has upheld Governor Scott Walker's signature law restricting public employee union bargaining rights. The law has already been upheld twice in federal court, but, as Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson reports, the new decision in state court effectively ends legal challenges to the law. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Wisconsin Public Radio. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:30:00 +0000 editor 22734 at http://krcc.org On Either Side Of Gaza, Leaders' Gain Support — But Blame Game Awaits http://krcc.org/post/either-side-gaza-leaders-gain-support-blame-game-awaits Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians. For more on the changes to public opinion, Ari Shapiro speaks with Camil Fuchs of Tel Aviv University and Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:26:00 +0000 editor 22724 at http://krcc.org Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up http://krcc.org/post/amid-smoking-decline-look-whos-still-lighting Robin Koval is making a career of her changed tobacco habit.<p>"I'm a child of a smoker — my father was a heavy smoker," Koval says. "Really typical to the way the story goes, I started smoking when I was 15."<p>Now she is president and CEO of Legacy, a foundation devoted to <a href="http://www.legacyforhealth.org/about">preventing tobacco use</a>.<p>Koval is working in a rapidly changing landscape. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 22725 at http://krcc.org Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others http://krcc.org/post/why-your-small-batch-whiskey-might-taste-lot-others It's a good time to be a whiskey maker, and craft whiskeys are all the rage, with names like Bulleit, Redemption, Templeton and George Dickel.<p>But according to a <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/28/your-craft-whiskey-is-probably-from-a-factory-distillery-in-indiana.html">report</a> on The Daily Beast, some of those producers tossing off hazy, golden adjectives like "hand-crafted," "small-batch" and "artisanal" are, well, not. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:33:00 +0000 NPR Staff 22693 at http://krcc.org Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway? http://krcc.org/post/why-are-theater-tickets-cheaper-west-end-broadway It's a Wednesday afternoon in London and a bunch of kids are standing outside a West End theater, giddily unaware that their parents have just shelled out a lot of money for the experience they're about to have. A giant sign over their heads shows a silhouette of a girl standing on a swing, her hair flying behind her in the wind — it's a matinee performance of <em>Matilda</em>.<p>More than 3,000 miles away on the same Wednesday afternoon, the same scene plays out on Broadway. It's the same show, with equally excited kids. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 22692 at http://krcc.org Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses http://krcc.org/post/gazas-network-tunnels-major-hole-israels-defenses Israeli officials say the country's deadly ground offensive <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/31/336808183/conflict-in-gaza-what-you-need-to-know-today">won't end until its soldiers destroy a vast network of Hamas tunnels</a> the militants use to try to attack Jewish communities outside the Gaza Strip.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/30/336497615/gaza-conflict-shell-strikes-un-school-killing-up-to-19-who-sought-shelter">Three more soldiers died Wednesday</a> when explosives detonated as they uncovered one of those tunnels. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 22687 at http://krcc.org Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back http://krcc.org/post/grocery-chain-workers-want-their-ceo-back If your boss was fired, would you walk off the job in protest?<p>That's what's happening at the New England grocery store chain Market Basket, which has 25,000 employees. Business at Market Basket stores has slowed to a trickle as workers disrupt operations, stage protests and ask shoppers to stay away.<p>They say CEO Arthur T. Demoulas treats them well, and they want him reinstated.<p>Outside the Market Basket store in Somerville, Mass., a dozen workers wave protest signs as cars honk in support. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:04:00 +0000 editor 22688 at http://krcc.org Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong http://krcc.org/post/lawsuit-opens-long-round-political-pingpong The House passed a resolution this evening authorizing Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama. The 225-201 vote fell nearly along party lines, with five Republicans joining Democrats to vote "no."<p>The suit accuses Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority in his implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 editor 22674 at http://krcc.org Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default http://krcc.org/post/big-banks-rally-argentina-debt-deadline Talks aimed at resolving Argentina's debt crisis have broken down in New York. A court-appointed mediator has declared that the country will go into default. It is the second time the country has defaulted in about 12 years.<p>With a midnight deadline looming, the government and its creditors walked away without a deal late Wednesday.<p>Argentina has been waging a protracted legal battle with a small number of bondholders. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli & NPR Staff 22675 at http://krcc.org Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default A Tour Of The Tower That Fell Into Squatters' Hands http://krcc.org/post/tour-tower-fell-squatters-hands <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=A+Tour+Of+The+Tower+That+Fell+Into+Squatters%27+Hands&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: <p>If you're caught up on the TV show "Homeland," you've seen a fictionalized version of a building known as the Tower of David. It's an unfinished skyscraper in middle of downtown Caracas, Venezuela. It's named after a real-life banker who commissioned it. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 editor 22684 at http://krcc.org The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan http://krcc.org/post/hidden-costs-fighting-polio-pakistan Pakistan is currently at the center of the global effort to eradicate polio. Although the country has reported only about a <a href="http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx">hundred</a> cases this year, that's more cases than in all other nations combined.<p>Eliminating the paralyzing disease is a major logistical operation in Pakistan. More than 200,000 vaccinators fan out across the country, several times a year, to inoculate millions of children. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:59:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 22645 at http://krcc.org The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia http://krcc.org/post/france-presses-deal-sell-two-warships-russia France plans to go ahead with the sale of two warships to the Kremlin, even as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/29/336324858/white-house-threatens-more-russian-sanctions-as-kerry-decries-ukrainian-rebels">the European Union and U.S. strengthen sanctions on Russia</a> amid continued fighting in Ukraine and the aftermath of the downed Malaysian airliner.<p>People in St. Nazaire, the port town where the boats are being built, agree: The contract with Moscow should be fulfilled, they say. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 22644 at http://krcc.org France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia OkCupid Sometimes Messes A Bit With Love, In The Name Of Science http://krcc.org/post/okcupid-sometimes-messes-bit-love-name-science OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments. Christian Rudder, co-founder and president of OkCupid, tells Audie Cornish that these experiments help the site improve how it works. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 editor 22638 at http://krcc.org A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick http://krcc.org/post/fond-farewell-old-memphis-maverick <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Af-rJqLhM</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 editor 22639 at http://krcc.org A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick The New SuperPAC That Spends Big So That Others Spend Less http://krcc.org/post/new-superpac-spends-big-so-others-spend-less <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=The+New+SuperPAC+That+Spends+Big+So+That+Others+Spend+Less&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>There have been a lot of plans to limit the influence of wealthy donors in politics. Now a new super PAC called the Mayday PAC is trying something unusual - raising big money, then spending it to reduce the role of big money in political campaigns. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 editor 22640 at http://krcc.org Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal http://krcc.org/post/forget-tea-pot-dome-hardings-love-letters-make-new-steamy-scandal President Warren G. Harding presided over Prohibition, died before completing his first term, and is consistently ranked by historians and the public as one of the worst U.S. presidents.<p>But suddenly he's getting a lot of attention, thanks to a cache of steamy love letters he wrote to a mistress over 15 years. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 22631 at http://krcc.org Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga. http://krcc.org/post/great-blue-hope-michelle-nunn-tries-improbable-ga Georgia has been considered safely red territory for more than a decade. But there's a new energy among Democrats in the state, where candidate Michelle Nunn represents the party's best chance of winning a Senate seat in years.<p>This is Nunn's first run for public office, but she's far from an unknown in a state where her father, Sam Nunn, is a Democratic icon who represented Georgia in the Senate for more than two decades.<p>Like her father, Nunn positions herself as a moderate Democrat, willing to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Greg Allen 22632 at http://krcc.org The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga. Coaches Help Released Inmates Step From The Cell Into A Job http://krcc.org/post/coaches-help-released-inmates-step-cell-job <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=Coaches+Help+Released+Inmates+Step+From+The+Cell+Into+A+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwODI1MTE0MDEzNTk1NjQ4ODc4OTk0Ng004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>A couple of Obama administration officials spent some time in a jail this week by choice. They visited a detention center to meet with inmates nearing release. The stop is part of a federal effort to better prepare prisoners to re-enter their communities. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 22633 at http://krcc.org LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead http://krcc.org/post/la-judge-rules-sale-clippers-can-move-ahead A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The judge decided that Sterling's wife, Shelly, was within her rights to agree to an earlier $2 billion sale of the team. Dan Woike has been reporting on the story for the <em>Los Angeles Register</em>. He speaks with Audie Cornish about the ruling. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:55:00 +0000 editor 22591 at http://krcc.org Margot Adler, A Venerable And Beloved NPR Voice, Passes At 68 http://krcc.org/post/margot-adler-venerable-and-beloved-npr-voice-passes-68 <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=Margot+Adler%2C+A+Venerable+And+Beloved+NPR+Voice%2C+Passes+At+68&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Longtime NPR correspondent and author Margot Adler has died at the age of 68. Margot had received treatment for endometrial cancer, but the cancer had spread. She leaves behind a son and a legacy of stories she pursued the irrepressible curiosity and delight. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 22587 at http://krcc.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks http://krcc.org/post/its-boom-times-pop-shops-mobile-shopping-clicks Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first — shops that last for a limited time only.<p>Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.<p>"As long as they can change it back, they can do whatever they want," says Joe LaPadula. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Elise Hu 22586 at http://krcc.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage http://krcc.org/post/colo-effort-ease-court-confusion-over-same-sex-marriage The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages. As Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee reports, he's trying to have the matter both ways — dropping his opposition to lawsuits against the state's gay marriage ban, while still pushing the courts to continue enforcing it. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Colorado Public Radio. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:27:00 +0000 editor 22574 at http://krcc.org After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill http://krcc.org/post/after-5-weeks-haggling-congress-inks-bipartisan-va-bill <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=After+5+Weeks+Of+Haggling%2C+Congress+Inks+Bipartisan+VA+Bill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 22575 at http://krcc.org Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut; Sometimes You Just Drive One http://krcc.org/post/sometimes-you-feel-nut-sometimes-you-just-drive-one Three recent college graduates are getting paid to take a road trip. The one catch? They have to drive a giant peanut while they do it.<p>The giant Nutmobile is part of a brand campaign by Planters, the snack food company, which has hired the grads as brand ambassadors to drive it around the country. After all, it takes teamwork to maneuver a 27-foot-long, yellow peanut in shopping mall parking lots. But if you think handling the vehicle sounds tough, there's more.<p>"Today, I get to walk in the shoes of a 98-year-old American icon," says Megan Kreuger, one of the Nutmobile's drivers. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:23:00 +0000 editor 22584 at http://krcc.org Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut; Sometimes You Just Drive One Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders http://krcc.org/post/lessons-manhood-boys-school-turns-work-wonders This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been taking a look at the changing lives of <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">men in America</a>. And that means talking about how the country educates boys.<p>In Berkeley, Calif., a private, non-profit middle school called the East Bay School for Boys is trying to reimagine what it means to build confident young men. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 22543 at http://krcc.org Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding http://krcc.org/post/handmade-signs-homeless-people-lead-art-understanding Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek from Seattle, Wash. to New York City looking for supplies.<p>He's been buying handmade signs from homeless people for an art project called <a href="http://weareallhomeless.blogspot.com/">We Are All Homeless</a>. Those signs are little more than a peripheral blur for many people. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 22541 at http://krcc.org Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands http://krcc.org/post/love-and-drowning-us-virgin-islands In the new novel <em>Land of Love and Drowning</em>, the Virgin Islands and the ocean around them make for a magical setting.<p>The book follows three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.<p>It's also laced with magical realism: One main character can sense people's arrival; another family only gives birth to men, generation after generation; and one woman has a hoofed leg instead of one of her feet.<p>Author Tiphanie Yanique grew up on the island of St. Thomas, she tells NPR's Eric Westervelt. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 22542 at http://krcc.org 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula http://krcc.org/post/hoping-reach-wider-audience-lifetime-breaks-out-familiar-formula TV viewers have come to expect a certain formula from Lifetime shows — stories of desperate women, sudden teen pregnancy, or sentimental romance — starring women who are, for the most part, white. But on Wednesday, Lifetime added something different to their lineup with the premiere of a new "docu-series" called <em>BAPs. </em>BAPs stands for Black American Prince or Princess. The reality show follows a group of young, wealthy African Americans in St. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:32:00 +0000 editor 22523 at http://krcc.org Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula