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September 30, 2014

From Silje Nes to Radiohead

Incipient Field Of Futures Studies Helps Countries Prepare

September 30, 2014
A scene from the 2009 movie "Star Trek" directed by JJ Abrams. The field of future studies imagines a probable future, and then creates the conditions in the present, for it to occur down the road. (Paramount)

Futures studies is the study of creating possible, preferable and probable futures for governments, businesses, and societies.

UC System Releases Sexual Assault Policy Recommendations

September 30, 2014
Students walk on campus at University of California at Berkeley (Flickr/johnmorgan)

A UC task force has released its own sexual assault policy recommendations. At the same time, California lawmakers recently passed an affirmative consent law.

eBay Plans To Separate From PayPal

September 30, 2014
This combo made from file photos shows the eBay, top, and PayPal logos at their headquarters buildings in San Jose, Calif. The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company in 2015, eBay announced Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

In a major reversal, eBay announced it will split its PayPal business into a separate, publicly traded company.

Iraqi Forces Stop ISIS Advance On Baghdad

September 30, 2014
Iraqi security forces stand guard in the holy city of Najaf, on September 30, 2014. The holy Shiite city of Najaf has gained prominence as a centre of political and military power since the start of a crisis that has raised the spectre of Iraq breaking up along sectarian and ethnic lines. (Haidar Hamdan/AFP/Getty Images)

The BBC’s Lyse Doucet reports from Iraq, where Iraqi forces, assisted by international air strikes, have apparently stopped the latest advance by ISIS on Baghdad.

USDA Steps In To Relieve Salmon Glut

September 30, 2014
Newly labelled canned salmon, ready to fly out the door. (Carolyn Adolph/KUOW)

With an overabundance of pink salmon, the USDA is buying cans of salmon to help keep prices up and give to food banks.

Secret Service Director Faces Congressional Hearing

September 30, 2014
Members of the Secret Service Uniformed Division keep watch from the front of the White House on September 23, 2014. Eariler, an armed man scaled the fence and entered the residence. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Julia Pierson will face lawmakers today over an incident earlier this month in which an armed intruder scaled the White House fence and entered the residence.

Medieval Mystery Novel Out In Paperback

September 30, 2014
Bruce Holsinger, a medieval scholar at UVA, is the author of "A Burnable Book." (Daniel Addison)

English professor Bruce Holsinger’s medieval mystery novel is out in paperback, and features Geoffrey Chaucer.

Scientists Change Memories With Hope Of Treating Brain Disorders

September 30, 2014
This optogenetic device uses light to activate specific brain cells. (Courtesy McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT)

Scientists are now able to manipulate memory in profound ways that may lead to new treatments for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Inside America’s Newest Utopia: Tony Hsieh’s Las Vegas

September 30, 2014
An outdoor chess board at the Golden Spike, a rehabilitated hotel in Tony Hsieh's innovation city in downtown Las Vegas. (Vjeran Pavic/Recode)

Re/code’s Nellie Bowles has been reporting from Las Vegas, where Zappos founder Tony Hsieh is attempting to build what Bowles describes as a utopia.

Why Do School Districts Need Grenade Launchers?

September 30, 2014
Law enforcement officers watch on during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas in another night of unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

An investigation by the Washington Post found that at least 120 educational institutions have received military equipment from the Department of Defense.

Thousands Could Lose Affordable Care Act Coverage

September 30, 2014

Individuals who are currently receiving coverage but have failed to present the necessary documents verifying income and citizenship will be cut off.

Hong Kong Protests Could Expand

September 30, 2014
Protesters sing songs and wave their cell phones in the air outside the Hong Kong Government Complex on September 30, 2014. Thousands of pro democracy supporters continue to occupy the streets surrounding Hong Kong's Financial district despite authorities demanding they withdraw. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Protesters say they could expand their demonstration to include labor strikes or occupation of government buildings if their demands aren’t met.

Music From The Show

September 29, 2014

From Helvetia to Bear In Heaven

Michigan Coach Faces Criticism For Keeping QB In Play

September 29, 2014
Quarterback Shane Morris (7) of the Michigan Wolverines is helped off the field by Ben Braden (71). Morris had trouble standing by himself after being sacked. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris was having trouble standing on his own after a major sack. The coach kept him in the game.

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