WABE 90.1 FM http://wabe.org en Metro Atlanta's Unemployment Rose in July http://wabe.org/post/metro-atlantas-unemployment-rose-july <p></p><p>Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate is heading in the wrong direction.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.dol.state.ga.us/">Georgia Department of Labor</a> reports it was 8.0% &nbsp;in July.</span></p><p>That’s up half-a-point from June.</p><p>Labor officials say the increase comes from seasonal layoffs in areas including manufacturing and education.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:59:55 +0000 John Lorinc 62530 at http://wabe.org Metro Atlanta's Unemployment Rose in July Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching! http://wabe.org/post/notebooks-and-pencils-and-pens-cha-ching Millions of families are heading to Target or Wal-Mart this month to make sure their kids have what they need for the first day of school. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Aly Seidel 62526 at http://wabe.org Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching! George Bush Challenges Bill Clinton To Ice Bucket Challenge http://wabe.org/post/george-bush-challenges-bill-clinton-ice-bucket-challenge <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=George+Bush+Challenges+Bill+Clinton+To+Ice+Bucket+Challenge&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:00 +0000 editor 62528 at http://wabe.org At Least One American Ebola Patient Will Leave Atlanta Hospital, Group Says http://wabe.org/post/american-ebola-patients-will-leave-atlanta-hospital At least one of the two U.S. patients being treated for Ebola may soon be discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where they've been in an isolation ward since returning from Liberia early this month. They are the first patients treated for Ebola on American soil.<p>Dr. Kent Brantly will be released today, a spokeswoman for the Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse tells The Associated Press. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:05:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 62527 at http://wabe.org At Least One American Ebola Patient Will Leave Atlanta Hospital, Group Says Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver http://wabe.org/post/oslo-police-arrest-intoxicated-segway-driver <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=Oslo+Police+Arrest+Intoxicated+Segway+Driver&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:55:00 +0000 editor 62529 at http://wabe.org On This Date in 1864: A Truce Between Soldiers http://wabe.org/post/date-1864-truce-between-soldiers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today’s installment of our “Voices of 1864” series reveals a surprising moment of camaraderie between enemies.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As August wore on and Union batteries continued shelling Atlanta, there were frequent skirmishes, as soldiers on both sides dug into their trenches.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">However, when out of sight of their officers, soldiers would talk with the enemy and trade items like newspapers, combs, and tobacco.</span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:33:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney 62484 at http://wabe.org On This Date in 1864: A Truce Between Soldiers China Investigates Lexus For Anti-Monopoly Violations http://wabe.org/post/business-news-161 <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=China+Investigates+Lexus+For+Anti-Monopoly+Violations&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjIzNjkwMDEzMTcwNjcxNzNmYmMzMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 62525 at http://wabe.org 'Awesome Mix' Is No. 1 On Billboard 200 Album Chart http://wabe.org/post/last-word-business-242 <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=%27Awesome+Mix%27+Is+No.+1+On+Billboard+200+Album+Chart&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjIzNjkwMDEzMTcwNjcxNzNmYmMzMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 62524 at http://wabe.org Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series http://wabe.org/post/female-pitcher-mone-davis-hit-little-league-world-series <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=Female+Pitcher+Mo%27Ne+Davis+Is+A+Hit+At+Little+League+World+Series&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTg5NDMyMDEzMTY1NDQwNzMwYjM3Nw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 62523 at http://wabe.org Other Hostages Are In Danger, White House Official Says. http://wabe.org/post/deputy-national-security-advisor-ben-rhodes-weighs-iraq-syria <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=Other+Hostages+Are+In+Danger%2C+White+House+Official+Says.&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTU0Mjg1MDEzMTYwMTkyMzk3MTUwNQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 62522 at http://wabe.org News Out Of Eastern Ukraine Battle Zone Is Hard To Confirm http://wabe.org/post/news-out-eastern-ukraine-battle-zone-hard-confirm <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=News+Out+Of+Eastern+Ukraine+Battle+Zone+Is+Hard+To+Confirm&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTczMTYzMDEyMzI0OTI3OTQ5NTc2ZQ001)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 62521 at http://wabe.org How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show? http://wabe.org/post/how-much-bigger-ebola-outbreak-official-reports The latest numbers on the Ebola outbreak are grim: 2,473 people infected and 1,350 deaths.<p>That's the World Health Organization's official <a href="http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_08_20_ebola/en/">tally</a> of confirmed, probable and suspect cases across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:42:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 62517 at http://wabe.org How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show? Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson http://wabe.org/post/holder-seeks-sooth-nerves-during-visit-ferguson The nation's top law enforcement officer traveled to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday to wrap his arms around a community in pain.<p>Attorney General Eric Holder hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old killed by a police officer earlier this month.<p>From the moment he walked into a soul food restaurant in Ferguson, the attorney general found friends and began getting reports on the community's mood after days of protests and sporadic violence.<p>Viola Murphy, the mayor of nearby Cool Valley, Mo., boasted about economic development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:41:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 62518 at http://wabe.org Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964 http://wabe.org/post/typewriters-underwater-hotels-and-picture-phones-future-seen-1964 The 1964 World's Fair showcased jetpacks and new miracles of science. There was an entire house made from Formica. You could wipe it clean with a sponge!<p>The people who put the fair together tried to imagine how the future would look. Here are a few predictions, and how they actually turned out.<p><strong>1. We had picture phones back then?</strong><p>Vito Turso was at the fair when he used one of the first <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47xTOTFoTfc&t=7m14s" target="_blank">picture phones</a>. Back then, he was a boy selling pizza at the fair. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:36:00 +0000 David Kestenbaum 62519 at http://wabe.org Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964 A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range http://wabe.org/post/maverick-director-home-range Robert Rodriguez's newest film, <em>Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For,</em> is about to hit theaters — it's a 3-D crime thriller based on the Frank Miller's graphic novel series, laden with booze, broads and bullets.<p>But Rodriguez has also made comedic spaghetti Westerns, vampire flicks and four <em>Spy Kids</em> movies, about a young brother-sister duo of super sleuths — all from his home base in Austin, Texas. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:34:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 62520 at http://wabe.org A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages http://wabe.org/post/us-reveals-failed-special-forces-mission-rescue-hostages <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.+Reveals+Failed+Special+Forces+Mission+To+Rescue+Hostages&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Obama administration officials revealed this evening that U.S. special forces recently attempted to rescue U.S. hostages in Syria. The mission was unsuccessful. The statement comes after the release of a video depicting the murder of journalist James Foley. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 62516 at http://wabe.org U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria http://wabe.org/post/us-forces-tried-rescue-foley-other-hostages-syria The White House and Department of Defense released statements Wednesday night regarding an attempt earlier this summer to free hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including journalist James Foley, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/20/341836683/video-purports-to-show-beheading-of-u-s-journalist-by-militants" target="_blank">whose execution was announced Tuesday by the militants</a>.<p>According to Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby, the U.S. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:26:00 +0000 editor 62515 at http://wabe.org U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria Georgia Aquarium Makes New Legal Move Toward Trying to Import 18 Beluga Whales http://wabe.org/post/georgia-aquarium-makes-new-legal-move-toward-trying-import-18-beluga-whales <p>The Georgia Aquarium is waiting on a federal ruling on privileged documents that it hopes will bolster its lawsuit against the federal government.</p><p>The aquarium is suing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to try to bring 18 Beluga whales into the country.</p><p>NOAA denied the aquarium’s permit last year to import the whales from Russia. Lawyers for the aquarium asked a federal judge Wednesday to compel the agency to turn over documents; the attorneys say the 19 documents they are requesting will shed more light on why the agency denied the permit.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:42:30 +0000 Lisa George 62514 at http://wabe.org Georgia Aquarium Makes New Legal Move Toward Trying to Import 18 Beluga Whales From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man http://wabe.org/post/father-and-son-what-it-means-be-military-man Military service once defined the lives of many men in the United States, particularly before the end of the draft in 1973. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:09:00 +0000 editor 62513 at http://wabe.org From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2 http://wabe.org/post/no-1-most-expensive-coffee-comes-elephants-no-2 I s#&% you not: The world's most expensive coffee is now being produced in <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123604085">Thailand's Golden Triangle</a>, a region better known for another high-priced, if illegal, export: opium.<p>Canadian entrepreneur Blake Dinkin, 44, is betting his life savings that he can turn his idea into, well, gold. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:58:00 +0000 editor 62512 at http://wabe.org No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2 DJJ Unveils New Career Guidance Centers For Young Offenders http://wabe.org/post/djj-unveils-new-career-guidance-centers-young-offenders <p>The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice announced Thursday it plans to open career guidance centers at eight of its facilities across the state, the first of which has already rolled out in a detention center near Atlanta.</p><p>According to DJJ officials, the new career centers will offer young offenders the opportunity to research careers and take aptitude tests. The new program will also provide programs on how to write resumes and interview training.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:58 +0000 Michell Eloy 62511 at http://wabe.org Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile http://wabe.org/post/many-seek-justice-ferguson-mo-will-have-wait-awhile Both the county case and the federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown are expected to take time, as are basic answers about the circumstances that led to the black teenager's death Aug. 9.<p>About two dozen people showed up Wednesday in front of the St. Louis County Courthouse to demonstrate against County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, who is preparing to present evidence in the case to a grand jury.<p>"This means something to me, so I had to be here," says demonstrator Lamont Farr, a home health care worker. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:32:00 +0000 Elise Hu 62507 at http://wabe.org Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile 'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times http://wabe.org/post/f-fraudster-family-novel-our-modern-times A father takes his three sons to a hypnotist's show. Called onto the stage, the father's cool self-possession and confidence seem to prevail, and he walks away, claiming no effect. They leave the show, he drops his sons off and drives away. We learn later that he has taken his passport and emptied the family bank account. The boys will not see him again until they are adults.<p>Arthur Friedland's abandonment of his children is the tragedy at the center of this beautifully translated novel by German-Austrian author Daniel Kehlmann. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:31:00 +0000 editor 62509 at http://wabe.org Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licences http://wabe.org/post/supreme-court-steps-put-hold-va-same-sex-marriage-licences <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=Supreme+Court+Steps+In+To+Put+Hold+On+Va.+Same-Sex+Marriage+Licences&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NTE2MTUwMDEzMjEzNzg3MTJlZmNhYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 62506 at http://wabe.org SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas http://wabe.org/post/seaworld-wont-appeal-ban-trainers-performing-orcas SeaWorld has decided not to appeal a court ruling that prohibits its trainers from performing with killer whales, <a href="http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-08-19/business/os-sea-world-osha-appeal-20140819_1_seaworld-orlando-killer-whales-tilikum">the Orlando Sentinel reports</a>, citing a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>The legal battle has lasted for years, beginning with <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/02/seaworld_whale_kills_trainer_d.html">the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau</a> by an orca named Tilikum in 2010.<p>As <a href="http://www.npr.o Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:22:00 +0000 editor 62508 at http://wabe.org SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas The Momentum Of The Ice Bucket Challenge — And What It Means For ALS http://wabe.org/post/momentum-ice-bucket-challenge-and-what-it-means-als A recent fundraising challenge has gone viral on social media, calling attention to research into Lou Gehrig's disease. Audie Cornish talks with Forbes contributor Dan Diamond about the state of that research and where it goes from here after the fundraising success. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:20:00 +0000 editor 62510 at http://wabe.org Remembering James Foley, A Journalist Who Made His Life In War Zones http://wabe.org/post/remembering-james-foley-journalist-who-made-his-life-war-zones <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=Remembering+James+Foley%2C+A+Journalist+Who+Made+His+Life+In+War+Zones&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzODUzOTQwMDEyNDk2NzQ5ODE5OTFmNQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>James Foley went missing on Thanksgiving day in 2012. He hadn't been heard from until militants posted that undated video yesterday. Foley had been abducted once before in 2011. He was captured and held in Libya for some 45 days. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:39:04 +0000 editor 62504 at http://wabe.org Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread http://wabe.org/post/legendary-vermont-bakers-may-stop-selling-beloved-sourdough-bread When Jules Rabin lost his job teaching anthropology in 1977, he and his wife, Helen, turned to baking to keep their family afloat. For 37 years they've baked sourdough bread that people in central Vermont can't seem to live without.<p>The year before Jules left Goddard College, he and Helen built a replica of a 19th century peasant oven, hauling 70 tons of fieldstone from nearby fields. The stones covered an igloo-shaped brick baking chamber 5 1/2 feet in diameter.<p>The Rabins started selling bread made with sourdough starter; it soon developed a cult following. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:38:00 +0000 editor 62502 at http://wabe.org Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options http://wabe.org/post/syria-us-weighs-range-unpalatable-options President Obama said Wednesday that the Islamic State is a cancer that threatens all governments in the Middle East. But that raises the question of what the U.S. could or should do.<p>Two former U.S. ambassadors to Syria, Robert Ford and Ryan Crocker, have advocated different approaches to a conflict where there are many different options. But none is appealing and there's no guarantee, or even a likelihood that U.S. action would ultimately determine the outcome.<p>Ford, who stepped down from the post in February, has wanted the U.S. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 62498 at http://wabe.org In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options Georgia Students Scoring Higher on College Entrance Exams http://wabe.org/post/georgia-students-scoring-higher-college-entrance-exams <p>Georgia students are making gains on college entrance exams. Georgia’s class of 2014 scored higher than many others in the South on the ACT.</p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Georgia’s composite ACT score is 20.8. That’s slightly lower than the national average of 21, out of a possible 36. Officials would like Georgia’s number to be higher, but Department of Education spokesperson Matt </span>Cardoza<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it’s progress.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:14:06 +0000 Martha Dalton 62496 at http://wabe.org Georgia Students Scoring Higher on College Entrance Exams