WABE 90.1 FM http://wabe.org en The Politics Of Calling In Sick http://wabe.org/post/politics-calling-sick Got the flu? Or a new baby? Perhaps a little one with chicken pox? In most countries, your employer must pay your wages if you stay home sick or to care for others. Not in America.<p>But a growing grass-roots movement aims to change that — starting with paid sick leave.<p>Already the movement has met some success. This past weekend, California became the second state in the country to mandate sick leave for employees.<p>Others may join soon. Sick-day measures are on at least a half-dozen ballots in November, including in Massachusetts, Oakland, Calif., and a few citIes in New Jersey. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Emily Cadei 63069 at http://wabe.org The Politics Of Calling In Sick Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia http://wabe.org/post/targeting-al-shabab-leadership-us-launches-airstrikes-somalia The United States conducted airstrikes in Somalia late Monday, targeting the leadership of the al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.<p>Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John F. Kirby <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/world/africa/us-undertakes-military-operation-against-shabab-in-somalia.html?hpw&rref=world&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWell&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=1">tells <em>The New York Times</em></a> that the U.S. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:50:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 63070 at http://wabe.org Man Who Tried To Shut Down Boy's Lemonade Stand Investigated http://wabe.org/post/man-who-tried-shut-down-boys-lemonade-stand-investigated <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=Man+Who+Tried+To+Shut+Down+Boy%27s+Lemonade+Stand+Investigated&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:03:00 +0000 editor 63067 at http://wabe.org Gas Prices in Metro Atlanta Still Falling http://wabe.org/post/gas-prices-metro-atlanta-still-falling <p></p><p>The cost of filling up is still going down in metro Atlanta.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:34 +0000 John Lorinc 63066 at http://wabe.org Gas Prices in Metro Atlanta Still Falling 'Strict Procedures in Place' for CDC Workers Treating Ebola Outbreak http://wabe.org/post/strict-procedures-place-cdc-workers-treating-ebola-outbreak <p>As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread through West Africa, the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been a key player in fighting the deadly disease.</p><p>But what is the CDC doing to keep its employees safe?</p><p>CDC Spokesperson Tom Skinner says prior heading to the region, employees are given an extensive refresher course on how to protect themselves from the virus.</p><p>If an employee develops a fever, one of the telltale signs of Ebola, he says there are “strict procedures in place.”</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Michell Eloy 63043 at http://wabe.org 'Strict Procedures in Place' for CDC Workers Treating Ebola Outbreak Officials Try To Lure Birds Away From Blast Site http://wabe.org/post/officials-try-lure-birds-away-blast-site <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=Officials+Try+To+Lure+Birds+Away+From+Blast+Site&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:56:00 +0000 editor 63068 at http://wabe.org Journalist Charles Bowden Dies At 69 http://wabe.org/post/journalist-charles-bowden-dies-69 <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=Journalist+Charles+Bowden+Dies+At+69&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDYyODYyMDEzNjM2MjM1Mzk2NWY3OQ004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 63065 at http://wabe.org German Photojournalist Captures Life In North Korea http://wabe.org/post/photos-north-koreas-former-leaders-are-ominipresent <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=German+Photojournalist+Captures+Life+In+North+Korea&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTAzNzgzMDEzMTIyMTYyODIxZDdjYg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 63064 at http://wabe.org What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out http://wabe.org/post/whats-name-former-arthur-anderson-employees-spell-it-out Arthur Andersen is back. Or at least the old accounting firm's <em>name</em> will be, for the first time since its association with accounting scandals at Enron more than a decade ago.<p>The firm was criminally convicted — a decision that was later overturned, although that came too late to save the company.<p>As of Monday, a company called WTAS, is adopting the Andersen name and in doing so, hopes clients will have forgotten the bad associations.<p><strong>'That Was The End'</strong><p>Mark Vorsatz recalls his day at Andersen on March 14, 2002. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 63063 at http://wabe.org What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out Veterans Raise Records Concerns During Atlanta Town Hall http://wabe.org/post/veterans-raise-records-concerns-during-atlanta-town-hall <p>Dozens of veterans turned out for a recent town hall held at the Veterans Affairs Atlanta Regional office. The forum is one of many around the country as the VA works to rebuild trust and improve benefit delivery following a national scandal over wait times, the falsification of data and allegations of destroyed records at some VA facilities.</p><p></p><p>As a result of the scandal, veterans attending the forum raised concerns about the accuracy of records within the entire VA system. Wendy Leurs is a Navy veteran.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Michelle Wirth 63057 at http://wabe.org Veterans Raise Records Concerns During Atlanta Town Hall Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court http://wabe.org/post/detroit-bankruptcy-battle-begins-federal-court Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom.<p>The trial will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt, and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy a new, revitalized city.<p>This trial is a big deal, but don't expect anything with lots of courtroom drama. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:31:00 +0000 editor 63061 at http://wabe.org Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up http://wabe.org/post/us-draws-down-afghan-fighting-heating As U.S. and NATO troops draw down in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are growing bolder. They have been massing in larger and larger numbers and taking on Afghan forces across the country.<p>NPR producer Sultan Faizy and I spent a recent day making calls to ordinary Afghan citizens in some of the country's hot spots.<p>First, we reached Ahmadullah, who like many Afghans, goes by one name. He's a shopkeeper in the restive Sangin District in the southern province of Helmand. Sangin has been one of the bloodiest and most contested districts in the country. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 63062 at http://wabe.org As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank http://wabe.org/post/eric-cantor-joins-wall-street-investment-bank Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this week begins working at the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co.<p>Cantor will serve as vice chairman and managing director, and will also be elected to the firm's board of directors.<p>Cantor, 51, and firm founder Ken Moelis announced the decision in a joint interview on Monday.<p>A statement on the<a href="http://www.moelis.com/News/SitePages/news-feed-details.aspx?feedId=248"> Moelis website</a> said, "Cantor will provide strategic counsel to the firm's corporate and institutional clients on key issues. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:36:00 +0000 editor 63060 at http://wabe.org Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank Carter And Nunn Stump At Labor Day Luncheon http://wabe.org/post/carter-and-nunn-stump-labor-day-luncheon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a hundred workers celebrated Labor Day in south Atlanta at a luncheon hosted by the AFL-CIO’s local affiliate.</span></p><p>Several high-profile Democrats attended, including gubernatorial nominee Jason Carter and U.S. Senate nominee Michelle Nunn.</p><p>Carter seemed to shake every hand in the union hall. He criticized Republican Gov. Nathan Deal for not doing enough to address the state’s unemployment rate, which is second highest in the U.S.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:28:03 +0000 Jonathan Shapiro 63059 at http://wabe.org Carter And Nunn Stump At Labor Day Luncheon Foreign College Students Flock to Metro Atlanta http://wabe.org/post/foreign-college-students-flock-metro-atlanta <p></p><p>Metro Atlanta is one of the nation's most attractive areas for foreign college students.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There were nearly 17,000 full-time foreign students going to college in <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2014/geography-of-foreign-students#/M10420">metro Atlanta from 2008 through 2012</a>, according to the <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/">Brookings Institution</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s enough to rank </span>11<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the nation.</span></p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:00:00 +0000 John Lorinc 63037 at http://wabe.org Foreign College Students Flock to Metro Atlanta As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere http://wabe.org/post/casinos-close-atlantic-city-tries-pivot-focus-elsewhere <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=As+Casinos+Close%2C+Atlantic+City+Tries+To+Pivot+Focus+Elsewhere&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjIyMDEyMTY4NDM0NjllZGJiNw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:36:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 63058 at http://wabe.org On Final Recording, Joe Beck Exposes Possibilities Of The Guitar http://wabe.org/post/final-recording-joe-beck-exposes-possibilities-guitar <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=On+Final+Recording%2C+Joe+Beck+Exposes+Possibilities+Of+The+Guitar&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Tom Moon 63056 at http://wabe.org Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms Of Service Agreements? http://wabe.org/post/why-do-we-blindly-sign-terms-service-agreements <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=Why+Do+We+Blindly+Sign+Terms+Of+Service+Agreements%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNDE5MTcxMDEyMTgwMzY4Njc5YmU4NQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:07:00 +0000 editor 63055 at http://wabe.org Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids http://wabe.org/post/golf-course-provides-oasis-low-income-kids <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=Golf+Course+Provides+Oasis+For+Low-Income+Kids&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>CORNISH: All summer, dozens of lower-income kids in Providence, Rhode Island learned golf. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:07:00 +0000 John Bender 63054 at http://wabe.org Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa http://wabe.org/post/economic-impact-ebola-crisis-spreads-across-africa <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=Economic+Impact+Of+Ebola+Crisis+Spreads+Across+Africa&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzOTg1NjAzMDEyNTIwMDUzMDg0MGQ5NA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 63053 at http://wabe.org 40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat http://wabe.org/post/40-years-after-working-view-drivers-seat In the early 1970s, radio host and oral historian Studs Terkel went around the country with a tape recorder, interviewing people about their jobs. He collected more than 130 conversations with a variety of people, including a waitress, a car parker, a jockey, a baseball player, a farm worker, a press agent and a sports team owner.<p>The result was <em>Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do</em>. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:07:00 +0000 editor 63052 at http://wabe.org 40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO http://wabe.org/post/analyst-response-russian-incursion-will-be-defining-moment-nato <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=Analyst%3A+Response+To+Russian+Incursion+Will+Be+%27Defining+Moment%27+For+NATO&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 63051 at http://wabe.org Local Economists Weigh In On Georgia's Job Market http://wabe.org/post/local-economists-weigh-georgias-job-market <p>Earlier this summer, Georgia posted the nation’s second highest unemployment rate, sparking a lot of debate about the health of the state’s job market.</p><p>So what’s the outlook for Georgia’s job growth?</p><p>Don Sabbarese, who heads the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University, says despite Georgia’s high unemployment, he’s optimistic the state’s job growth.</p><p>“I think Georgia is getting back to – not quite where it was at before – but it’s moving back to where, you know, what we were seeing in the mid-2000s,” he says.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Michell Eloy 63040 at http://wabe.org Local Economists Weigh In On Georgia's Job Market 3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release http://wabe.org/post/americans-detained-n-korea-urge-us-secure-their-release Three Americans who have been detained in North Korea appealed today to the U.S. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:18:00 +0000 editor 63048 at http://wabe.org 3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work http://wabe.org/post/these-5-crops-are-still-hand-harvested-and-its-hard-work Mechanization has made the farming of many crops — lettuce and tomatoes, among them — a lot less labor intensive. But some crops are still tended and harvested by hand, and it can be painstaking work.<p>How do you measure the labor intensity of crops? We thought there would be an easy answer to that, but there isn't. Some agricultural economists talk about labor input in terms of hours per acre, but that may not take into account the difficulty of the labor.<p>For Labor Day, we thought we'd round up some of those crops that still require specialized human labor. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:25:00 +0000 editor 63044 at http://wabe.org These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct http://wabe.org/post/it-has-been-100-years-passenger-pigeon-became-extinct The <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/blog/2014/08/26/cincinnati-zoo-remembers-martha-the-worlds-last-passenger-pigeon/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Zoo</a> held a commemorative event; the <a href="http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/news/marthas-day" target="_blank">London Zoo stopped the clock outside its bird house</a> at noon. The object of their memorials: Martha, the last passenger pigeon, who died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.<p>Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant birds. Massive flocks of more than 1 million would darken the sky. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:23:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 63045 at http://wabe.org The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds http://wabe.org/post/model-manhood-immigrant-dads-draw-two-worlds Lindolfo Carballo knows there's a stereotype about men like him. He grew up in San Miguel, El Salvador, he says, in a male-dominant culture.<p>"I'm coming from a so-called 'machista' country, right? Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:55:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 63046 at http://wabe.org To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss http://wabe.org/post/cutting-back-carbs-not-fat-may-lead-more-weight-loss We've <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/31/295719579/rethinking-fat-the-case-for-adding-some-into-your-diet">reported</a> a lot this year about how there's a major rethinking of fat happening in the U.S.<p>Turns out, eating foods with fat — everything from avocados and nuts to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/12/275376259/the-full-fat-paradox-whole-milk-may-keep-us-lean">dairy fat</a> — doesn't make us fat.<p>But eating too many carbohydrates — particularly the heavily refined starches found in bagels, white pasta and crackers — does our collective waistlines n Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:51:00 +0000 editor 63047 at http://wabe.org Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots http://wabe.org/post/dom-flemons-holds-those-old-time-roots-0 <em>Prospect Hill</em> is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded the album the day Pete Seeger died.<p><em>Originally broadcast July 30.</em> <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=Dom+Flemons+Holds+On+To+Those+Old-Time+Roots&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DOM FLEMONS: (Scat singing). Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:41:00 +0000 editor 63050 at http://wabe.org The Story Of Little Feat's Fame, Destruction And Revival http://wabe.org/post/story-little-feats-fame-destruction-and-revival <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+Story+Of+Little+Feat%27s+Fame%2C+Destruction+And+Revival&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Our rock historian Ed Ward describes Little Feat as the archetypal '70s band. They had a charismatic front man who was a guitar virtuoso. They wrote wonderful songs and they had an influence far in excess of their record sales. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:41:00 +0000 Ed Ward 63049 at http://wabe.org