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  1. Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children

    08.21 / 10:17 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    Seated at a kitchen table in a cramped apartment, Rosendo Gil asks the parents sitting across from him what they should do if their daughter catches a cold. Blas Lopez, 29, and his fiancée, Lluvia Padilla, 28, are quick with the answer: Check her temperature and call the doctor if she has a fever they can't control. "I'm very proud of both of you knowing what to do," Gil says, as 3-year-old Leilanie Lopez plays with a pretend kitchen nearby. Padilla says that's not a question they could …
  2. Women Are A Huge Reason Why Trump's Poll Numbers Are So Bad

    08.21 / 10:17 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    Women are more enthusiastic than men about the idea of a Trump impeachment, according to the Public Religion Research Institute. Nearly half of women — 47 percent — believe President Trump should be impeached, compared with 32 percent of men. Not only that, but women are a big reason why his approval rating is so low, Gallup data show. Women approve of Trump far less than they have approved of any other president at this point in his administration in at least the last 64 years, according t…
  3. To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

    08.21 / 09:16 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    Daniel Begay, who is Navajo, had always been told growing up that traditional American Indian foods were good for him. But because most American Indians are lactose intolerant , "they aren't getting that same source of calcium from dairy products," Begay says. Turns out that it's a traditional cooking method that is key to his bone health. The Navajo burn juniper branches, collect the ash and stir it into traditional dishes. The most popular: blue corn mush. Begay, a graduate student at…
  4. Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

    08.21 / 09:16 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    North Korea is issuing fresh threats against the United States as a 10-day computer-based military exercise gets under way on the Korean peninsula. It's an annual joint drill between American and South Korean forces, but this year, it comes following a bitter back-and-forth between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump. Joint exercises happen twice a year — once in March, again in August. The U.S. has always maintained these are purely defensive and to keep the two militaries p…
  5. Confederate Statues Are Coming Down At The University Of Texas

    08.21 / 08:23 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate figures, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Reagan and James Stephen Hogg, from a main area of campus. Lee and Johnston were Confederate generals, Reagan was a Confederate postmaster and Hogg was the first native-born governor of Texas and the son of a Confederate general. The Texas Tribune reports: "Hogg was alive during the Civil War, but was too young to serve. UT-Austin spokesman J.B.…
  6. Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

    08.20 / 20:00 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    Jerry Lewis, a comedic fixture on big screens and charity telethons for decades, has died at the age of 91. His death was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by NPR with his publicist and spokeswoman Candi Cazau. Cazau provided the following statement: "Famed comedian, actor, and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side." The son of small-time entertainers who were…
  7. Influential Republican Strategist Arthur J. Finkelstein Dies

    08.20 / 20:00 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    Arthur J. Finkelstein, a longtime GOP pollster and strategist credited with helping elect Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, has died at age 72 of lung cancer, his family says. Finkelstein, considered less flamboyant but arguably more influential than better known Republican strategists, such as Lee Atwater and Roger Ailes, is widely regarded as the man responsible for turning the word "liberal" into a pejorative to be wielded against Democrats. He was also considered a pioneer in…
  8. Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs

    08.20 / 18:58 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines has harshly criticized a government campaign of alleged extrajudicial killings of drug suspects that has claimed thousands of lives, calling it a "humanitarian concern" that cannot be ignored. Police have killed an estimated 3,200 people in the past 14 months in encounters they claim involved suspects who put up armed resistance. Another 2,000 have died in drug-related killings – in many cases carried out by motorcycle-riding masked gunmen …
  9. Wreckage Of USS Indianapolis, Sunk By Japanese In WWII, Found In Pacific

    08.20 / 15:55 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    For 72 years since the cruiser USS Indianapolis sank after being struck by Japanese torpedoes in the waning days of World War II, her exact resting place had been a mystery. But a team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen now says they have positively identified the wreckage, 18,000 feet below the surface in the Philippine Sea. The sinking of the Indianapolis — on its return from a secret mission to deliver components for the atomic bomb that would be dropped days later on …
  10. Mass Held In Barcelona To Honor Victims Of Terror Attacks

    08.20 / 13:48 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    A Catholic Mass was held in Barcelona on Sunday to honor the victims of last week's terror attacks, as authorities continued a manhunt for at least one suspect in the killings of 14 people along Spain's northeast Mediterranean coast. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Barcelona that thousands attended the Mass, held in Spanish and Catalan languages, at the city's iconic Sagrada Familia Basilica. Among those present were King Felipe and Queen Letizia. Auxiliary Bishop Sebastia…
  11. Confederate Statues Were Built To Further A 'White Supremacist Future'

    08.20 / 13:48 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    As President Trump doubled down on his defense of Confederate statues and monuments this week, he overlooked an important fact noted by historians: The majority of the memorials seem to have been built with the intention not to honor fallen soldiers, but specifically to further ideals of white supremacy. More than 30 cities either have removed or are removing Confederate monuments, according to a list compiled by The New York Times , and the president said Thursday that in the process, the…
  12. As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops

    08.20 / 13:48 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    On a recent weekday, Vamsi Komarala guides me up to the rooftop of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, where he teaches physics. Fields of solar panels adorn the buildings. I swipe an index finger across one of the panels to see if weeks of monsoon rains have washed it clean. My finger comes back filthy with grit. Vamsi tells me the panels are washed twice a week, then explains the grime: "That is because in New Delhi, we have a lot of dust." Dust is just one…
  13. Racial Issues Have Often Been A Test for U.S. Presidents With Conflicted Feelings

    08.20 / 13:48 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    President Trump is only the latest man in the White House to see his plans, his governing coalition and his popular standing all at risk because of a racially charged issue. In the days since he blamed the fatal violence in Charlottesville , Va., on people on "both sides" of the confrontation, Trump has been rebuked by key senators from his own party and deserted by members of his business advisory boards, (which he then said he disbanded). The mayor of Phoenix has asked the president to…
  14. Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

    08.20 / 12:42 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    A group of alumni from one of the country's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump. A small but growing number of Liberty University graduates are preparing to return diplomas to their school. The graduates are protesting university President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s ongoing support for Trump. They began organizing after Trump's divisive remarks about the deadly white supremacist protests in…
  15. In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall

    08.20 / 12:42 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    When children in Turkey head back to school this fall, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The Turkish government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum. Critics accuse Turkey's president of pushing a more conservative, religious ideology — at the expense of young people's education. At a playground in an upscale, secular area of Istanbul, parents and grandparents express concern over the new policy. "I'm worried, but I hope it changes b…
  16. How To Succeed In Business After Fleeing For Your Life

    08.20 / 12:42 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    Imagine the worst has happened to your family. You've been forced to flee your home. You eventually make it to safety. But now you're living in a camp for displaced persons. You don't want to just depend on handouts. So how do you make a living? That's what happened last year to 43-year-old Modu Churi, a father of seven from Mijigini village in Borno state in the northeast of Nigeria, a region blighted by violence during Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency. Now they live at Muna Customs…
  17. The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'

    08.20 / 11:37 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    Last weekend, when white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest, it was clear that almost exclusively white, young males comprised the so-called alt-right movement — there were women, but very few. So where were the white women — over half of whom put Trump in the White House — who weren't out protesting in the streets? For the most part, journalist Seyward Darby discovered, they're online. "It wasn't easy" seeking out the women of the alt-right, Darby tells NPR's Lulu Garci…
  18. Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum'

    08.20 / 10:33 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    Last week, NPR had a story that garnered a huge response from listeners and Shots readers. The stor y was on a medical condition that causes a soft, bulging belly, sometimes referred to as "mommy pooch" or "mummy tummy," because it's especially common among women in the months after they give birth. The technical term is diastasis recti , a condition thought to contribute to some cases of back pain among men as well as women. After the story aired, we received hundreds of comments on…
  19. What's Next For The White House After Bannon's Departure?

    08.20 / 04:27 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit DWANE BROWN, HOST: It's been another extraordinary week in Washington. President Trump doubled down on initial controversial comments that both sides are responsible for violence in Charlottesville, Va., aligning himself with those in the so-called alt-right. His comments fueled new debate about taking down Confederate monuments, and they also spurred an outcry from the business community and also among many top Republicans. And then at the end of the…
  20. Presidential Historian Compares Tumultuous Week To Past Administrations

    08.20 / 04:27 kasu.org Kasu.org - Music
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit DWANE BROWN, HOST: With all the news coming out of the White House this past week, we wanted to step back and reflect how this presidency compares to past presidents over the years. So we reached out to presidential historian Michael Beschloss. He joined me in our Washington studio. And I started off by asking him, how do these past few weeks of turmoil compare to past presidencies? MICHAEL BESCHLOSS: Well, what you expect in the first year is a…