SDPB Radio http://listen.sdpb.org en Bankrupt California City May Turn To Taxing Pot http://listen.sdpb.org/post/bankrupt-california-city-may-turn-pot-sales Lots of people are making money off marijuana sales. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:25:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 50673 at http://listen.sdpb.org Bankrupt California City May Turn To Taxing Pot House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets http://listen.sdpb.org/post/house-approves-16-billion-plan-improve-health-care-vets The House voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would address widespread problems with health care for veterans.<p>The vote in favor of the $16.3 billion package was 420 to 5.<p>The problems veterans have had obtaining care has drawn national attention in recent weeks. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:50:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 50672 at http://listen.sdpb.org House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama http://listen.sdpb.org/post/house-votes-ok-lawsuit-against-obama The House voted Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama, claiming that he has overstepped the limits of his executive authority.<p>The vote to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue Obama was 225 to 201. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:49:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 50670 at http://listen.sdpb.org House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama Federal Court Keeps COOL Rules In Place http://listen.sdpb.org/post/federal-court-keeps-cool-rules-place <p>A federal appeals court has ruled that consumers who want to know where their meat comes from will continue to see country of origin labels in the supermarket.</p><p>You can hear the story by clicking the play button below. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:37:21 +0000 Charles Michael Ray 50666 at http://listen.sdpb.org Federal Court Keeps COOL Rules In Place Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others http://listen.sdpb.org/post/why-your-small-batch-whiskey-might-taste-lot-others It's a good time to be a whiskey maker, and craft whiskeys are all the rage, with names like Bulleit, Redemption, Templeton and George Dickel.<p>But according to a <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/28/your-craft-whiskey-is-probably-from-a-factory-distillery-in-indiana.html">report</a> on The Daily Beast, some of those producers tossing off hazy, golden adjectives like "hand-crafted," "small-batch" and "artisanal" are, well, not. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:33:00 +0000 NPR Staff 50671 at http://listen.sdpb.org Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza http://listen.sdpb.org/post/amid-confusion-17-killed-shelling-market-gaza It may have been a tragic case of confusion.<p>The Israel Defense Forces declared a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:09:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 50667 at http://listen.sdpb.org Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good http://listen.sdpb.org/post/job-worries-linger-economy-looking-good Five years after the Great Recession ended, where are we with this recovery?<p>On Wednesday, the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve both answered by saying, in effect:<p>We're in a sweet spot — growing at a decent rate with good reason for optimism.<p>Or as the Fed blandly put it, "economic activity will expand at a moderate pace."<p>President Obama, speaking on the economy in Kansas City, Mo., was more effusive.<p>After a brutal recession, "we have fought back. We have got back off our feet, we have dusted ourselves off," Obama said. "Construction is up. Manufacturing is back. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 50669 at http://listen.sdpb.org Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment http://listen.sdpb.org/post/moldovas-winemakers-seize-upon-regions-geopolitical-moment Consider, for a moment, the misfortunes of winemakers in Moldova, a former Soviet republic in southeastern Europe, tucked in between Ukraine and Romania.<p>Their country is the poorest in Europe, with a per capita GDP about the same as Honduras. They'd love to sell their product — which has gotten approving nods from foreign critics<strong> --</strong> in wealthier countries. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 50668 at http://listen.sdpb.org Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back http://listen.sdpb.org/post/grocery-chain-workers-want-their-ceo-back If your boss was fired, would you walk off the job in protest?<p>That's what's happening at the New England grocery store chain Market Basket, which has 25,000 employees. Business at Market Basket stores has slowed to a trickle as workers disrupt operations, stage protests and ask shoppers to stay away.<p>They say CEO Arthur T. Demoulas treats them well, and they want him reinstated.<p>Outside the Market Basket store in Somerville, Mass., a dozen workers wave protest signs as cars honk in support. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:32:00 +0000 editor 50664 at http://listen.sdpb.org Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway? http://listen.sdpb.org/post/why-are-theater-tickets-cheaper-west-end-broadway It's a Wednesday afternoon in London and a bunch of kids are standing outside a West End theater, giddily unaware that their parents have just shelled out a lot of money for the experience they're about to have. A giant sign over their heads shows a silhouette of a girl standing on a swing, her hair flying behind her in the wind — it's a matinee performance of <em>Matilda</em>.<p>More than 3,000 miles away on the same Wednesday afternoon, the same scene plays out on Broadway. It's the same show, with equally excited kids. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 50665 at http://listen.sdpb.org Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses http://listen.sdpb.org/post/gazas-network-tunnels-major-hole-israels-defenses Israeli officials say the country's deadly ground offensive won't end until its soldiers destroy a vast network of Hamas tunnels the militants use to try to attack Jewish communities outside the Gaza Strip.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/30/336497615/gaza-conflict-shell-strikes-un-school-killing-up-to-19-who-sought-shelter">Three more soldiers died Wednesday</a> when explosives detonated as they uncovered one of those tunnels. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 50663 at http://listen.sdpb.org Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine http://listen.sdpb.org/post/judge-orders-bank-america-pay-13-billion-fine A federal judge has ordered Bank of America to pay a $1.27 billion fine for fraud perpetrated by Countrywide Financial Corp., a mortgage company the bank acquired in 2008.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/23/240311295/bank-of-america-liable-for-fraud-in-countrywide-mortgages" target="_blank">Last October</a>, a jury held Bank of America liable for bad loans Countrywide sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of its "Hustle" mortgage-lending program as the housing market soured in 2007 and 2008.<p>In his ruling Wednesday, Federal District Judge Jed Rakoff did not mince Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:27:00 +0000 editor 50662 at http://listen.sdpb.org Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine Fast Growth Does Little To Budge Fed's Caution — For Now http://listen.sdpb.org/post/fast-growth-does-little-budge-feds-caution-now <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=Fast+Growth+Does+Little+To+Budge+Fed%27s+Caution+%E2%80%94+For+Now&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The U.S. economy is back on track after getting stuck in a snowy ditch at the beginning of the year. Today the government reported that during April, May and June the economy grew at an annual rate of 4 percent. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 John Ydstie 50659 at http://listen.sdpb.org As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay http://listen.sdpb.org/post/wildfires-burns-through-funds-washington-seeks-new-way-pay Though wildfires this summer have burned hundreds of homes and scorched thousands of square miles of land in Washington, Oregon and California, officials say that so far, this wildfire season could be worse.<p>But the cost of fighting those fires has skyrocketed, and the Obama administration and some in Congress say it's time to rethink how those dollars are spent.<p>In places like central Washington, watching the evening news has recently not been for the faint of heart, with daily broadcasts chronicling evacuations of local towns with the approach of "firestorms."<p>The fire there is still n Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 50658 at http://listen.sdpb.org As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases http://listen.sdpb.org/post/senators-roll-out-bill-curb-sexual-assault-campus Eighteen-year-old Anna went off to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York last year, where she says she was raped 16 days into her freshman year.<p>A medical examiner's report found blunt-force trauma, possibly from multiple partners, and a witness described seeing her passed out in the back of a dance hall being raped by football players while others watched or took photos.<p>The football players denied the allegations, and the school cleared them of wrongdoing 12 days later, before the results of the rape kit were complete.<p>One of the first people Anna called was her mother, Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 50657 at http://listen.sdpb.org For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington http://listen.sdpb.org/post/2-senators-campus-sexual-assault-solution-starts-washington <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=For+2+Senators%2C+Campus+Sexual+Assault+Solution+Starts+In+Washington&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 editor 50656 at http://listen.sdpb.org What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom http://listen.sdpb.org/post/what-common-core-looks-second-grade-classroom <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=What+Common+Core+Looks+Like+In+A+Second+Grade+Classroom&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: <p>This summer, we're telling the story of the Common Core State standards in reading and math. 43 states, plus Washington D.C. are now using them. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 editor 50655 at http://listen.sdpb.org Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong http://listen.sdpb.org/post/lawsuit-opens-long-round-political-pingpong The House passed a resolution this evening authorizing Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama. The 225-201 vote fell nearly along party lines, with five Republicans joining Democrats to vote "no."<p>The suit accuses Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority in his implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 editor 50654 at http://listen.sdpb.org Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong A Market And A School Come Under Fire During A Violent Day In Gaza http://listen.sdpb.org/post/market-and-school-come-under-fire-during-violent-day-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=A+Market+And+A+School+Come+Under+Fire+During+A+Violent+Day+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Emily Harris 50653 at http://listen.sdpb.org Violence On The Ground Hobbles MH17 Investigations http://listen.sdpb.org/post/violence-ground-hobbles-mh17-investigations <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=Violence+On+The+Ground+Hobbles+MH17+Investigations&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Ari Shapiro, sitting in this week.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. Debris from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight is spread across acres of landscape in Eastern Ukraine. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 editor 50652 at http://listen.sdpb.org Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default http://listen.sdpb.org/post/big-banks-rally-argentina-debt-deadline Talks aimed at resolving Argentina's debt crisis have broken down in New York. A court-appointed mediator has declared that the country will go into default. It is the second time the country has defaulted in about 12 years.<p>With a midnight deadline looming, the government and its creditors walked away without a deal late Wednesday.<p>Argentina has been waging a protracted legal battle with a small number of bondholders. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli & NPR Staff 50651 at http://listen.sdpb.org Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default A Tour Of The Tower That Fell Into Squatters' Hands http://listen.sdpb.org/post/tour-tower-fell-squatters-hands <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=A+Tour+Of+The+Tower+That+Fell+Into+Squatters%27+Hands&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: <p>If you're caught up on the TV show "Homeland," you've seen a fictionalized version of a building known as the Tower of David. It's an unfinished skyscraper in middle of downtown Caracas, Venezuela. It's named after a real-life banker who commissioned it. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 editor 50650 at http://listen.sdpb.org Exhibit Celebrates 125 Years of Statehood http://listen.sdpb.org/post/exhibit-celebrates-125-years-statehood <p>To help commemorate South Dakota’s 125<sup>th</sup> anniversary of statehood,<a href="http://www.augie.edu/center-for-western-studies"> the Center for Western Studies</a> at Augustana College in Sioux Falls invited artists to submit proposals for works reflecting on the state. More than 80 artists responded and the center’s art committee chose 40 pieces for the juried art exhibit and sale. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:54:49 +0000 Karl Gehrke 50649 at http://listen.sdpb.org Exhibit Celebrates 125 Years of Statehood Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dom-flemons-holds-those-old-time-roots <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAhygvgUCqc</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:50:00 +0000 editor 50660 at http://listen.sdpb.org Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots Mentoring South Dakota's New Superintendents http://listen.sdpb.org/post/mentoring-south-dakotas-new-superintendents <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><a href="http://www.sasd.org/">School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD) </a>reports about 25 percent of the state’s school superintendents entering the upcoming school year are new to the job. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:46:12 +0000 Karl Gehrke 50648 at http://listen.sdpb.org Mentoring South Dakota's New Superintendents Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search? http://listen.sdpb.org/post/can-pinterest-compete-googles-search The Pinterest interface is simple: Just click a button, and any Web page gets broken down into its constituent images. Any of those can be added to your own set of images, known on Pinterest as a board. Other people can find those boards and copy what they like — or simply search through all the photos on the site.<p>Pinterest didn't take off among tech-loving men in California. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:45:00 +0000 editor 50661 at http://listen.sdpb.org Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search? Dakota Political Junkies http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-political-junkies-84 <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Kevin Woster, KELO-TV Rapid City bureau reporter, and Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion joined the Dakota Political Junkies this week. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:29:42 +0000 Karl Gehrke 50647 at http://listen.sdpb.org Dakota Political Junkies Fed Continues To Scale Back Economic Stimulus http://listen.sdpb.org/post/fed-continues-ease-economic-stimulus The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that 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 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 50646 at http://listen.sdpb.org Fed Continues To Scale Back Economic Stimulus Women Defy Turkey's Deputy PM, Who Said Women Shouldn't Laugh In Public http://listen.sdpb.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 50645 at http://listen.sdpb.org Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later http://listen.sdpb.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 50644 at http://listen.sdpb.org Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later