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Technologies And Philosophies Changing The Workplace

September 2, 2015
A woman works at a computer in an office. (Pixabay)

How much are you working when you’re at work? That’s the question increasingly on the minds of employers.

Four Finalists In New Zealand Flag Competition

September 2, 2015
New Zealand's Flag Consideration panel has announced four alternative flag designs that New Zealand will rank in the first binding referendum this year. (

New Zealand residents will vote on a winner later this year, and then in March, they will vote on whether to actually replace the flag.

Loss And Renewal Mark New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

September 2, 2015
A statue of Steve Gleason is seen outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 30, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

ESPN The Magazine has devoted an entire issue to a single writer and subject. Wright Thompson discusses his story “Beyond the Breach.”

Hunt Continues For Suspected Police Killers

September 2, 2015
Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Schools remain closed in Fox Lake, Illinois, where police are searching for three men suspected of killing a police lieutenant.

Iran Nuclear Deal Now Has Enough Votes To Survive A Challenge

September 2, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech on the nuclear agreement with Iran at the National Constitution Center on September 2, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced her support for the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the 34th Democratic senator to back the president. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th vote in favor of the agreement. She calls it “the best option available.”

Single Motherhood, And A Dad

September 2, 2015
How does a dad feel when a mom is called a "single mother"? (WLRN Youth Radio)

How does a dad feel when a mom is called a “single mother”? Teenager Diamond Russell brings us the story of her own mom and dad.

Jim Kweskin Jug Band Still Performing After 50 Years

September 2, 2015
The Jim Kweskin Jug Band performs at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival. From left: Mel Lyman, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin and Bill Keith. (Photo courtesy Jim Kweskin/Joe Alper)

The group is still touring with some of its earliest members – Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur and, of course, Jim Kweskin.

ConocoPhillips To Slash 10 Percent Of Global Workforce

September 2, 2015
A truck drives into the ConocoPhillips refinery, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Trainer, Pa. Delta Air Lines Inc. Monday, said it will buy the refinery as part of an unprecedented deal that it hopes will cut its jet fuel bill. (Matt Rourke/AP)

The Houston-based oil giant is cutting 1,800 jobs – most in North America – as the industry struggles to weather a downturn in oil prices.

Why Head Lice Are Becoming More Drug-Resistant

September 2, 2015
Chante Ballou, right, a licensed vocational nurse with The Texas Lice Squad, looks for lice on a client Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, Missouri City. Ballou uses a product called Nit Free to loosen up the glue like substance that sticks the nits to the hair and a lice comb to extract them. The process takes about three hours and has to be so tedious that she can't leave one nit or lice behind or else the search is lost. Penny Warren, The Texas Lice Squad president, says parents should check weekly for lice because you can't prevent infestation but you can control it. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Some of these small parasites have been mutating and are now resistant to many over-the-counter medications.

Missouri Has The Youngest Teachers In The Nation

September 2, 2015
First-year teacher Rachel Foster gets advice from her veteran colleagues, including her mother Lisa. (Kyle Palmer/KCUR)

As students return to school, they’re being taught by teachers who are generally younger and less experienced than generations past.

New Pew Study Looks At American Catholics

September 2, 2015
A man holds rosary beads, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Baton Rouge, La. (Jonathan Bachman/AP)

Among the findings: only about a third of U.S. Catholics view caring for the environment as an important part of their Catholic identity.

Music From The Show

September 1, 2015

From Nosaj Thing to Donnacha Costella.

Solitary Confinement Rules To Be Changed In California

September 1, 2015
A lock is seen on a small port where items are passed to inmates without having to open the cell door in the Secure Housing Unit at the Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Lawyers representing thousands of inmates who have been held in small, windowless rooms say they’ve reached a settlement.

A Push To Make Flying Safer For People With Peanut Allergies

September 1, 2015
Peanuts on a napkin (Daniella Segura/Flickr)

A coalition of allergy organizations wants airlines to be required to carry EpiPens to treat someone who goes into anaphylactic shock.

Google Chrome Begins Blocking Flash Internet Ads

September 1, 2015
Exhibitors of the Google company work on laptop computers at the industrial fair Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany, April 17, 2007. (Jens Meyer/AP)

People who use Google’s internet browser could soon see fewer of those ads that pop up or start playing automatically.

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