WGCU http://wgcu.org en Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery http://wgcu.org/post/summer-program-hungry-kids-gets-creative-food-delivery More than 21 million children get free or reduced priced meals during the school year. But in the summer, that number drops to only three million.<p>The big question is what happens to all the other children. Do they get enough, and the right food, to eat?<p>This summer, government agencies and non-profit groups are making a massive push to get millions of meals to kids who might otherwise go hungry as part of the nationwide <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program-sfsp">summer nutrition program</a>. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 12692 at http://wgcu.org Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling http://wgcu.org/post/common-ground-between-iraqs-rebels-may-be-crumbling Abu Wissam speaks to us by phone from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. He asks us to use his nickname to protect him, his family and his missing father before he recounts his father's kidnapping.<p>The men came on evening of July 3, just before Abu Wissam's family was preparing to break their day-long fast during the holy month of Ramadan.<p>"There were seven of them and before I knew it they were in our kitchen," he says.<p>Abu Wissam asked them who they were. They said they were from the Islamic State, and then they took his father, a retired general who served in Saddam Hussein's army. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 12691 at http://wgcu.org Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare http://wgcu.org/post/insurance-fake-identities-latest-skirmish-over-obamacare House Republicans went on the attack Wednesday over what they say is the latest bungling of the Affordable Care Act: fake identities used to get insurance.<p>Undercover investigators were able to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance from the government's website 11 out of the 18 times they tried, according to a preliminary report from the Government Accountability Office.<p>Republicans on the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee say fraud and abuse will be rampant and may already be.<p>Democrats question all the fuss.<p>For one thing, they argue applicants don't get Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 12693 at http://wgcu.org Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open Enrollment Ends http://wgcu.org/post/federal-health-exchange-stays-busy-after-open-enrollment-ends For months, journalists and politicians fixated on the number of people signing up for health insurance through the federal exchange created as part of the Affordable Care Act. It turned out that more than 5 million people signed up using HealthCare.gov by April 19.<p>But perhaps more surprising is that, according to federal data released Wednesday to ProPublica, there have been nearly 1 million transactions on the exchange since then. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:52:00 +0000 Charles Ornstein 12694 at http://wgcu.org Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open Enrollment Ends A Doctor Leading The Fight Against Ebola Has Caught The Virus http://wgcu.org/post/doctor-leading-fight-against-ebola-has-caught-virus In the past several months, Dr. Sheik Umar Khan has been a leader in the fight against the deadliest and largest Ebola outbreak in history.<p>Khan, 39, has treated over 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. He's a "national hero," the country's health minister said Tuesday.<p>Now the doctor has caught the deadly virus himself, Reuters <a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-health-ebola-africa-idINKBN0FS10T20140723">reports</a>. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:38:00 +0000 editor 12690 at http://wgcu.org A Doctor Leading The Fight Against Ebola Has Caught The Virus 'Tahrir Harassment' Trials End In Sexual Assault Convictions http://wgcu.org/post/tahrir-harassment-trials-end-sexual-assault-convictions Sexual assault convictions have been handed down to some Egyptian men, after several women were attacked during celebrations for incoming President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Audie Cornish speaks with freelance journalist Nadine Marroushi about the verdicts. <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=%27Tahrir+Harassment%27+Trials+End+In+Sexual+Assault+Convictions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 editor 12685 at http://wgcu.org N.Y. Man's Death Prompts Police Introspection On Use Of Force http://wgcu.org/post/ny-mans-death-prompts-police-introspection-use-force Funeral services are being held for Eric Garner, a New York City man who died in police custody last week in Staten Island. A video of the incident shows one officer using an apparent chokehold on Garner before he died. The incident is prompting the New York Police Department to rethink how it trains all its officers in the use of force. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Joel Rose 12686 at http://wgcu.org Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide http://wgcu.org/post/faced-undocumented-minors-iowa-wrenched-stark-divide Although the governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state, more than 100 are already there. But the mayor of Des Moines, the state's largest city, and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor. They say Iowa should be welcoming and help children in need. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 12689 at http://wgcu.org Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen http://wgcu.org/post/glenn-beck-takes-his-campaign-against-common-core-big-screen <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=Glenn+Beck+Takes+His+Campaign+Against+Common+Core+To+The+Big+Screen&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 12688 at http://wgcu.org Kerry Claims Progress In Gaza Cease-Fire Talks http://wgcu.org/post/kerry-claims-progress-gaza-cease-fire-talks <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=Kerry+Claims+Progress+In+Gaza+Cease-Fire+Talks&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 12687 at http://wgcu.org Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw? http://wgcu.org/post/does-your-dog-feel-jealous-or-purely-human-flaw When you kiss your husband, does your dog try to get your attention? And does that mean that your dog feels jealous? Threatened? Or are we just imagining that?<p>Many if not all dog owners are sure that their pets have feelings. And we've known for a while that animals exhibit behaviors that look like jealousy, guilt and shame. But it's hard to find out what animals are really feeling. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:18:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 12681 at http://wgcu.org Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw? This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen http://wgcu.org/post/aspiring-astronaut-might-be-worlds-most-amazing-teen At age 7, Gideon Gidori knew exactly what he wanted to be: a rocket ship pilot.<p>The only thing was, he was living in a tiny Tanzanian village where schools only went through grade six and books about space (or, for that matter, any books) were scarce.<p>But that didn't stop him. Now 15, <a href="http://gideongidori.tumblr.com/">Gidori</a> is determined to become Tanzania's very first astronaut.<p>Gidori has always been fascinated with stars and spent his boyhood nights staring at the clear skies above his hometown. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:17:00 +0000 Linda Poon 12683 at http://wgcu.org This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen GM Recalls Nearly 718,000 Vehicles For 'Varying Safety Issues' http://wgcu.org/post/gm-recalls-nearly-718000-vehicles-varying-safety-issues Announcing six different safety recalls Wednesday, GM said it needs to fix problems that range from a turn-signal bug to an unpredictable loss of power steering. The flaws were found in vehicles from model years 2011 to 2015.<p>GM says no deaths and only two crashes have been linked to the recalls, which come in a year that has already seen the Detroit carmaker recall nearly 30 million vehicles worldwide. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:13:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 12679 at http://wgcu.org Palestinian's Death Provokes Israeli Debate On Defining Terrorism http://wgcu.org/post/palestinians-death-provokes-israeli-debate-defining-terrorism Shortly before the Israel-Hamas fighting began in Gaza earlier this month, two separate killings ratcheted up tensions.<p>First, three Israeli teenagers were killed, allegedly by Hamas in the West Bank. Israel has arrested many Palestinians, but says it is still searching for the main suspects in the deaths of Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19.<p>Shortly after the Israeli deaths, a 16-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was abducted and killed. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:07:00 +0000 editor 12680 at http://wgcu.org Palestinian's Death Provokes Israeli Debate On Defining Terrorism Plane Crash In Taiwan Kills Dozens, Leaving Some Survivors http://wgcu.org/post/plane-crash-taiwan-kills-dozens-leaving-some-survivors A domestic flight in Taiwan that was attempting to land in bad weather brought on by <a href="http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/typhoon-matmo-taiwan-china-recap-20140723" target="_blank">a strong typhoon Wednesday night</a> crashed near the runway, killing as many as 47 of the 58 people aboard, according to multiple media outlets.<p>About a dozen survivors have reportedly been taken to local hospitals; the plane reportedly had 54 passengers and a crew of four.<p>From Kuala Lumpur, NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports:<p><blockquote><p>"The Transasia Airways turboprop plane took off from the Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 12682 at http://wgcu.org Plane Crash In Taiwan Kills Dozens, Leaving Some Survivors Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order http://wgcu.org/post/nazi-war-crimes-suspect-dies-us-one-day-extradition-order A judge in Philadelphia issued an order today granting a request for a former Nazi camp guard to be extradited to Germany, but 89-year-old Johann "Hans" Breyer, who, according to his lawyer, had heart disease and dementia, died Tuesday, his lawyer told The Associated Press.<p>Attorney Dennis Boyle told the news agency that Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas R. Rice said in his ruling: "There is probable cause to believe that Breyer ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 12684 at http://wgcu.org Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers? http://wgcu.org/post/after-two-disasters-can-malaysia-airlines-still-attract-passengers The year 2014 is well on its way to being Malaysia Airlines' <em>annus horribilis</em>. Flight 17, shot down last week over eastern Ukraine, is the second Boeing 777 the airline has lost in the past five months, after MH370 disappeared, it's believed, somewhere over the Indian Ocean.<p>But even before the double calamity, Malaysia's national carrier was struggling to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry.<p>It was expected to announce a restructuring plan even before MH17 was shot down. That plan is expected very soon. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 12678 at http://wgcu.org After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers? FAA Extends Ban On Flights To Tel Aviv For Another 24 Hours http://wgcu.org/post/faa-extends-ban-flights-tel-aviv-another-24-hours The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. flights to and from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/22/334054282/faa-prohibits-u-s-airlines-from-flying-to-tel-aviv">As we reported</a>, the agency first issued a ban Tuesday after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:46:00 +0000 editor 12675 at http://wgcu.org Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV http://wgcu.org/post/legalizing-prostitution-would-protect-sex-workers-hiv If prostitution were legal around the world, the transmission of HIV among female sex workers would go down by at least a third, according to a paper presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.<p>That would be a huge step forward. "[Female] sex workers face a disproportionately large burden of HIV," the paper notes. They are 54 times more likely to be infected with HIV in their lifetime than women in the general population.<p>Goats and Soda spoke to <a href="http://www.cfenet.ubc.ca/about-us/team/shannon-k">Dr. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:36:00 +0000 editor 12676 at http://wgcu.org Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV Part-Time Work, Unpredictable Schedules: What's The Fix? http://wgcu.org/post/part-time-work-unpredictable-schedules-whats-fix <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=Part-Time+Work%2C+Unpredictable+Schedules%3A+What%27s+The+Fix%3F+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 12677 at http://wgcu.org