WABE 90.1 FM http://wabe.org en Fed Continues To Ease Up On Economic Stimulus http://wabe.org/post/fed-continues-ease-economic-stimulus The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will ease up slightly on its efforts to stimulate the economy.<p>Fed officials said that there is still room for improvement in the labor market, but with the economy growing, they expressed concern that inflation might start ticking up.<p>Continuing its own recent trend, the Fed announced it will be buying fewer up fewer financial assets. It's on track to end its bond-buying program in October.<p>Starting in August, the Fed will buy $10 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities a month, which is a cut from $15 billion. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:38:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 61380 at http://wabe.org Fed Continues To Ease Up On Economic Stimulus Women Defy Turkey's Deputy PM, Who Said Women Shouldn't Laugh In Public http://wabe.org/post/women-defy-turkeys-deputy-pm-who-said-women-shouldnt-laugh-public Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç stirred some controversy on Monday, when during an Eid el-Fitr speech, he said chaste women should not laugh in public.<p>"Chastity is so important," <a href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/women-should-not-laugh-in-public-turkish-deputy-pm-says-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=69732&NewsCatID=338">Arınç said, according to the Hurriyet Daily News</a>. "It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men. [She] will have chasteness. Man will have it, too. He will not be a womanizer. He will be bound to his wife. He will love his children. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 61377 at http://wabe.org Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later http://wabe.org/post/problem-drinking-midlife-linked-memory-trouble-later To ward off big memory problems in your 70s and beyond you may want to cork the bottle more often now.<p>In a <a href="http://www.ajgponline.org/article/S1064-7481(14)00167-5/fulltext">study</a> of 6,500 people published this week, adults with a midlife history of drinking problems were more than twice as likely as those without alcohol problems to suffer severe memory impairment decades later.<p>Researchers from the <a href="http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/">University of Exeter Medical School</a>, in Exeter, England, analyzed the records of more than 6,542 American adults who had been tracked f Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:54:00 +0000 Nicholas St. Fleur 61378 at http://wabe.org Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies http://wabe.org/post/sierra-leone-doctor-who-led-fight-against-ebola-dies For the past several months, Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had been one of the top doctors battling the deadliest and largest Ebola outbreak in history.<p>Khan had treated over a 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and was hailed by the government as a "national hero."<p>Then last week Khan caught the virus himself. He died Tuesday, Reuters <a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/us-health-ebola-africa-idINKBN0FY1H420140729">reports</a>, while receiving treatment at a clinic in Kailahun, Sierra Leone.<p>"He fought like an animal. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:00 +0000 editor 61379 at http://wabe.org Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff http://wabe.org/post/some-loyal-foursquare-users-are-checking-out-after-swarm-spinoff <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQAJmmVsi1g</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Elise Hu 61376 at http://wabe.org Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff Refugee Relief: Tech Designers Bring New Toilet to Kenya http://wabe.org/post/refugee-relief-tech-designers-bring-new-toilet-kenya <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It may not be something we think of very much in our day-to-day lives, but something as simple as access to a bathroom is a big problem for billions of people worldwide. It’s a problem many people are working to solve, including </span><a href="http://teamsanivation.wix.com/teamsanivation" style="line-height: 1.5;">a small team of designers and engineers from Georgia Tech</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who have created a device called the </span>Safichoo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Toilet. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:52:24 +0000 Myke Johns 61375 at http://wabe.org Refugee Relief: Tech Designers Bring New Toilet to Kenya Georgia is Home to the Nation's Second-Best Drive-In http://wabe.org/post/georgia-home-nations-second-best-drive <p>Drive in theaters haven't completely burned out or faded away.</p><p>In fact, some of them are still thriving, as movie-goers look for a piece of the past.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.swan-drive-in.com/">Swan Drive-In Theatre</a>, in Blue Ridge, Georgia is named the second best drive-in theater in the country, according to <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/">Trip Advisor</a>.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:21:51 +0000 John Lorinc 61374 at http://wabe.org Georgia is Home to the Nation's Second-Best Drive-In U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials http://wabe.org/post/us-issues-travel-restrictions-venezuelan-officials The State Department on Wednesday announced it was revoking visas for a number of Venezuelan government officials the U.S. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:06:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 61373 at http://wabe.org U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials Scene Missing, Dance Chance and Wussy this Weekend http://wabe.org/post/scene-missing-dance-chance-and-wussy-weekend <p>There’s a lot going on this weekend, from an event all about movie trailers, to a concert by an Ohio band with a memorable name. To figure it all out, WABE’s Lois Reitzes&nbsp;recently spoke with our very own Kate Sweeney.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=54414">Scene Missing: The Wrathlanta of Khan</a></p><p><a href="http://www.atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=51243">Dance Chance Atlanta</a></p><p><a href="http://redlightcafe.com/events/wussy-attica-tour-2014">Wussy at The Red Light Cafe</a></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 61336 at http://wabe.org Scene Missing, Dance Chance and Wussy this Weekend Desk Desk Evolution http://wabe.org/post/desk-desk-evolution <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU0Xk5pv3BA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEQj_b2nsn8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2qoiUWfWM4</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:13:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 61372 at http://wabe.org Desk Desk Evolution WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks http://wabe.org/post/watch-video-shows-women-narrowly-escape-death-railroad-tracks <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goFcYEKCuEU</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:06:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 61370 at http://wabe.org WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate http://wabe.org/post/us-economy-rebounds-spring-gdp-expanding-4-percent-rate The Commerce Department had some good news about the U.S. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:05:00 +0000 editor 61369 at http://wabe.org Euthanasia Rates Continue to Fall at Fulton, DeKalb Animal Shelters http://wabe.org/post/euthanasia-rates-continue-fall-fulton-dekalb-animal-shelters <p></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:39:00 +0000 Steve Goss 61251 at http://wabe.org Euthanasia Rates Continue to Fall at Fulton, DeKalb Animal Shelters State Officials Launch New College Initiative http://wabe.org/post/state-officials-launch-new-college-initiative <p></p><p>State officials Tuesday announced a new college initiative. The plan urges adults who started college but didn’t finish to go back and complete their degrees.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The program is called <em>Go Back. Move Ahead</em>. Gov. Nathan Deal said it’s part of his Complete College Georgia plan.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It is projected that by 2020,more than 60% of the jobs in Georgia will require a college certificate or a degree,” Deal said. “Today, only 42% of Georgians hold a degree or certificate.”</span></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:15:00 +0000 Martha Dalton 61349 at http://wabe.org State Officials Launch New College Initiative Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter http://wabe.org/post/gaza-conflict-shell-strikes-un-school-killing-19-who-sought-shelter <h6><strong>(This post was last updated at 12:22 p.m. ET.)</strong></h6><p>As many as 19 people were killed when a shell struck a United Nations-run school this morning in Gaza.<p>In a message on Twitter, the commissioner-general of UNRWA, which is responsible for the welfare of Palestinian refugees, blamed the attack on the Israeli military.<p>"Children, women and men killed & injured as they slept in place where they should have been safe and protected," <a href="https://twitter.com/PKraehenbuehl">Pierre Krähenbühl</a> said, referring to the fact that the school was being used as a shelter. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:07:00 +0000 editor 61367 at http://wabe.org Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges http://wabe.org/post/qa-michelle-rhee-teacher-tenure-challenges In Vergara v. California, lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that the state's teacher tenure system hurts poor, minority students because they are more likely to end up with "grossly ineffective" teachers. The case focused on three areas: tenure, cumbersome dismissal policies and seniority-based lay-offs. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled that several relevant state laws violated students' right to an education as spelled out in California's Constitution. Teachers unions have appealed.<p>The Vergara ruling is already reverberating across the country. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 61368 at http://wabe.org Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges UCLA Floods As Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons http://wabe.org/post/water-main-break-dumps-10-million-gallons-water-flooding-ucla A 90-year-old water main broke near the University of California, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, spilling 8 million to 10 million gallons of water.<p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-flooding-on-sunset-near-ucla-20140729-story.html">As <em>The Los Angeles Times</em> explains</a>, officials are facing some tough questions this morning because it took them about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 61366 at http://wabe.org UCLA Floods As Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike http://wabe.org/post/frances-nude-models-threaten-strike <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=France%27s+Nude+Models+Threaten+To+Strike&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxODUxMDEyOTc4NzE4ODNmNjI3Yg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 61364 at http://wabe.org DFCS Head: Low Caseworker Salaries Contributing To High Turnover http://wabe.org/post/dfcs-head-low-caseworker-salaries-contributing-high-turnover <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state Senate study committee may have provided hints as to some big child protection issues for next year’s legislative session.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Tuesday’s meeting of the six-member bipartisan Senate committee included presentations from Division of Family and Children Services Interim Director Bobby Cagle and Office of the Child Advocate head Ashley Wilcott.</p><p>The biggest topic of discussion: salaries for Division of Family and Children Services caseworkers.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Michell Eloy 61335 at http://wabe.org DFCS Head: Low Caseworker Salaries Contributing To High Turnover NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund http://wabe.org/post/ncaa-head-injury-settlement-includes-70-million-medical-fund <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=NCAA+Head-Injury+Settlement+Includes+%2470+Million+Medical+Fund&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:58:00 +0000 editor 61362 at http://wabe.org During Chicago's 1990s Crime Wave, A Rush To Judgment? http://wabe.org/post/during-chicagos-1990s-crime-wave-rush-judgment <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=During+Chicago%27s+1990s+Crime+Wave%2C+A+Rush+To+Judgment%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1NTU5NzI4MDEyODAxNzA2NDdhODNkZg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:56:00 +0000 editor 61365 at http://wabe.org After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit http://wabe.org/post/after-wars-deadliest-day-israel-hits-another-un-school-gaza <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=After+War%27s+Deadliest+Day%2C+Another+U.N.+School+In+Gaza+Gets+Hit&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Emily Harris 61353 at http://wabe.org Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem? http://wabe.org/post/polios-surge-pakistan-are-parents-part-problem What do the parents think? That's always a crucial question when it comes to vaccinating kids.<p>And it's particularly important in Pakistan, which is one of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/28/330767266/taliban-in-pakistan-derails-world-polio-eradication">last places</a> in the world where the polio virus is still making kids sick.<p>Health workers in Pakistan are trying to convince millions of parents to allow their children take the polio vaccine. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 editor 61363 at http://wabe.org Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem? California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels http://wabe.org/post/california-pharmacists-resist-translating-medicine-labels Every Saturday morning, a steady stream of Chinese and Vietnamese patients line up at the <a href="http://cim.ucdavis.edu/clinics/asian_clinic/index.htm">Paul Hom Asian Clinic</a> in Sacramento. Most of them speak little or no English.<p>Patient Assistance Director Danny Tao says people come here to get free medical consultations and drug prescriptions. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 April Dembosky 61361 at http://wabe.org California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Called A Disgrace http://wabe.org/post/new-york-skyscrapers-separate-poor-door-sparks-outrage New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is under fire for signing off on a building plan that allows a new luxury high-rise on Manhattan's western edge to have a separate entrance for low-income residents.<p>About 20 percent of the units in the 33-story tower will be reserved for low- and middle-income residents. But all the affordable units will be grouped in one area, and those tenants will have to enter through a separate door.<p>"This developer must go back, seal the one door and make it so all residents go through the same door," City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal said. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 editor 61360 at http://wabe.org New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Called A Disgrace As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain http://wabe.org/post/pharma-jobs-leave-nj-office-space-ghost-towns-remain New Jersey used to be known as "the nation's medicine chest," but over the past two decades, many of the state's pharmaceutical industry jobs have dried up or moved elsewhere, and left millions of square feet of office space, warehouses and laboratories sitting empty.<p>One of those sites is the 116-acre corporate campus of the Swiss drugmaker Roche in Nutley, N.J. There are dozens of buildings on this campus, 10 miles west of midtown Manhattan. In fact, there are enough bio and chem labs, offices and auditoriums to fill up the entire Empire State Building. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 editor 61359 at http://wabe.org As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain Doctor Treating Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone Succumbs To The Disease http://wabe.org/post/doctor-treating-ebola-patients-sierra-leone-succumbs-disease <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=Doctor+Treating+Ebola+Patients+In+Sierra+Leone+Succumbs+To+The+Disease&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 editor 61358 at http://wabe.org U.S. Judge Sides With Iraq, Blocks Kurds' Attempt To Sell Oil http://wabe.org/post/us-judge-sides-iraq-blocks-kurds-attempt-sell-oil <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=U.S.+Judge+Sides+With+Iraq%2C+Blocks+Kurds%27+Attempt+To+Sell+Oil&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMjMzNDA2MDEyOTc4NzE1NzhiYWUyMA004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 John Ydstie 61357 at http://wabe.org U.S., EU Try To Turn Up The Heat On Russia http://wabe.org/post/us-eu-try-turn-heat-russia <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=U.S.%2C+EU+Try+To+Turn+Up+The+Heat+On+Russia&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA2NDA4NzY1MDEyODkzMjYyNTkxZjFiZQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 61356 at http://wabe.org Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest http://wabe.org/post/wildfire-season-flares-early-pacific-northwest <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NWNews. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/">http://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Wildfire+Season+Flares+Up+Early+In+The+Pacific+Northwest&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 editor 61355 at http://wabe.org