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  1. High-Achieving, Low-Income Students: Where Elite Colleges Are Falling Short

    08.17 / 15:25 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    When Anna Neuman was applying to college, there weren't a lot of people around to help her. Students from her high school in Maryland rarely went on to competitive colleges, the school counselor worked at several different schools and was hard to pin down for meetings and neither of her parents had been through the application process before. The only thing her parents told her was, she'd have to pay for it herself. "It was really stressful," Neuman recalls. "I was like: What is going on?…
  2. The Trickle-Up Theory Of White Nationalist Thought

    08.17 / 15:25 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Jared Taylor was not in Charlottesville on Saturday. But Taylor, one of the leading voices for white rights in the country, says it was clear what really happened at that rally. "Anyone who wishes to speak in the name of whites is subject to the heckler's veto," said Taylor, who is the founder of the white advocacy website American Renaissance . "There would have been no violence, no problems of any kind if people had not shown up as counter-demonstrators, many of them wearing helmets,…
  3. Without Funding, Flood Victim Counseling Program Shuts Down

    08.17 / 15:25 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Traumatic experiences like major floods can have psychological ramifications. Since Hurricane Katrina, FEMA has sent money to Louisiana to provide counseling for survivors struggling with poor mental health every time a disaster hits the state. A program called Louisiana Spirit has been providing that service to victims near Baton Rouge since the floods last August. But as the one-year anniversary approaches, the program is winding down — leaving some victims in the l…
  4. J Balvin Talks 'Mi Gente' And Spanish-Language Pop's Summer Of Mega Success

    08.17 / 15:25 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnJ6LuUFpMo For the second time in one summer, a Spanish-language pop song is skyrocketing to worldwide popularity in jaw-dropping numbers. "Mi Gente" ("My People") by Colombian-born J Balvin and featuring French artist Willy William , has fans once again ignoring language barriers and going for the grooves. While the remixed "Despacito" features Spanglish, "Mi Gente" is in full-on Español , which is making the music industry pay even closer attention. So, …
  5. Chemists Say You Should Add A Little Water To Your Whiskey. Here's Why

    08.17 / 14:22 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    It's a common refrain from whiskey enthusiasts: Add a few drops of water to a glass to open up the flavors of the drink. For example, hard-liquor expert Alice Lascelles said in a demonstration for the Sunday Times that "if you're tasting with a master blender, they will always add some water at some stage." But the science behind this claim has been murky. A couple of chemists in Sweden set out to figure out why adding a little water would improve the drink's taste. They say the taste…
  6. Phoenix Mayor Asks Trump To Delay Visit, Hoping For 'More Sound Judgment'

    08.17 / 14:22 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Shortly after President Trump posted a link for tickets to a rally in Phoenix, the city's mayor issued a statement asking the president not to come, saying, "our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville." Mayor Greg Stanton continued , "If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then it will be clear that his true intent is to enflame emotions and further divide our nation." Stanton, a Democrat, is in his second term…
  7. Judith Light: The Content And The Context Of A Varied Career

    08.17 / 14:22 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Long before Transparent, for which she's now Emmy-nominated for her work as Shelly Pfefferman, Judith Light was a soap star when soaps were a much bigger deal than they are now. Playing Karen Wolek on One Life To Live, she won two Daytime Emmys and became known for a devastating performance in a courtroom scene in which Karen was forced to acknowledge publicly that although she was married to a doctor, she was secretly also a sex worker. She later moved on to Who's The Boss, where she had…
  8. Bonjour Louisiane: August 17, 2017

    08.17 / 13:22 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Every morning, thousands of Cajun French music lovers tune in to KRVS to start their day with Pete Bergeron and "Bonjour Louisiane." Like morning coffee, "Bonjour Louisiane" gets you up and going with traditional Cajun French favorites and the latest releases from talented newcomers. Brush up on your French, find out about the fairs and festivals, and share the "joie de vivre" of French…
  9. Driver Faces 5 Charges — And Potential Death Penalty — Over Immigrants' Deaths

    08.17 / 12:21 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    A federal grand jury has indicted James Matthew Bradley, Jr., on five counts related to the discovery of dozens of immigrants who were crammed into a semi's trailer in a Walmart parking lot during hot weather in San Antonio last month. Ten immigrants died ; Bradley is charged with crimes ranging from conspiracy to transport and harbor undocumented aliens for financial gain resulting in death to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If convicted, the charges could result in life…
  10. Joint Chiefs Denounce Racism After Trump's Comments

    08.17 / 12:21 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, high-ranking military officials who advise the president, appeared to distance themselves from President Trump by publicly condemning racism in the aftermath of Trump's comments about the attack in Charlottesville. Five of the country's top uniformed leaders — of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and National Guard — have all sent tweets critical of "racism," "hatred" and "extremism," after a man who reportedly expressed admiration for Nazism all…
  11. How My Little Community Garden Plot Went From Flop To Flourish

    08.17 / 12:21 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    I spent two years dreaming of sun-warmed tomatoes, towering sunflowers and home-grown salad greens before a spot opened in my community garden in Washington, D.C. When I first met plot 56 in September of 2015, it was a mound of grasses, vines, and cilantro gone to seed. I had no experience with a vegetable garden of my own, but I knew I was just the person to tame this 4-by-8 foot raised bed. I grew up watching my dad grow veggies. I worked on a flower farm in high school. And I trained as…
  12. Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer

    08.17 / 11:22 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATz09bOeNP0 Hundreds of years before solar viewing glasses were readily available, scientists and casual spectators could still enjoy these rare celestial events without frying their eyeballs. They'd use a combination of pinholes and mirrors to redirect the sun's rays onto a screen. It took a while to figure out how to build the so-called camera obscura. Ancient Chinese and Greek scholars puzzled over pinholes for centuries before an Arab mathematician and…
  13. Spain Rescues Nearly 600 People At Sea As Migration Patterns Change

    08.17 / 11:22 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Spanish authorities say they've rescued 593 migrants at sea in just one day. The Spanish Maritime Safety & Rescue Agency, also called Salvamento Marítimo, said it recovered the people on 15 boats Wednesday in the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea, the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. Among the migrants were 39 minors, according to Spain's state-owned public broadcaster RTVE. As of last week, the United Nations' International Organization for Migration says 8,385 …
  14. Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

    08.17 / 10:23 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    In recent months, mothers who nearly died in the hours and days after giving birth have repeatedly told ProPublica and NPR that their doctors and nurses were often slow to recognize the warning signs that their bodies weren't healing properly. A study published Tuesday in MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing substantiates some of those concerns. Researchers surveyed 372 postpartum nurses nationwide and found that many of them were ill-informed about the dangers mothers face…
  15. He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived

    08.17 / 10:23 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Brandon Martinez, 16, was one of nearly 40 undocumented immigrants found on a blistering summer day inside an unventilated trailer parked at a San Antonio Wal-Mart. Ten died, and Brandon barely survived. Federal officials who interviewed some of the survivors say that the human cargo was assembled and loaded into the truck in the border city of Laredo. Some had paid smugglers to take them across the Rio Grande in rafts. One immigrant said there were as many as 200 people in the back of the…
  16. Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection

    08.16 / 23:21 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    If you're in desperate need for some good news, look no further. Scientists in the U.S. and India have found an inexpensive treatment that could possibly save hundreds of thousands of newborns each year. And it turns out, the secret weapon was sitting in Asian kitchens all along: probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables. Feeding babies the microbes dramatically reduces the risk newborns will develop sepsis , scientists report Wednesday in the…
  17. Women Who Love Wine: Are You Binge Drinking Without Realizing It?

    08.16 / 22:10 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    If one glass of wine takes the edge off, why not drink a few more? This thinking may help explain the findings of a new study that points to an increase in drinking among adults in the U.S., especially women. "We found that both alcohol use and high-risk drinking, which is sometimes called binge drinking, increased over time," says Deborah Hasin , a professor of epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center and an author of the study. To assess drinking trends, researchers…
  18. The Best Item In An Astronaut's Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream

    08.16 / 22:10 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    A SpaceX craft docked at the International Space Station on Wednesday carrying more than 6,400 pounds of lab equipment and supplies for crew members living there. But perhaps the most eagerly awaited cargo on the resupply mission may also be its most perishable: ice cream. We all remember astronaut ice cream , those little dehydrated bricks of neopolitan. The reason astronauts generally don't have much access to the real stuff isn't rocket science, but rather something we've all…
  19. Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects

    08.16 / 22:10 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    President Trump's astonishing press conference on Tuesday was, ostensibly, an announcement about infrastructure. But his brief remarks on the permitting process were entirely overshadowed by his defense of attendees at a white supremacist rally, among other remarks . But the president was, in fact, announcing a new executive order with serious repercussions. Among other things, he's rolling back an Obama-era order that infrastructure projects, like roads and bridges, be designed to survive…
  20. Apres Midi Afternoon Classics: August 16, 2017- Jake Spinella and Sasha Massey

    08.16 / 22:10 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Interview with Jake Spinella and Sasha Massey discussing…