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  1. Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

    09.21 / 22:17 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Bedecked in fondant and flowers, modern wedding cakes are the centerpiece of the marriage feast — an edible form of art. But are they also an expression of free speech? That is the question the Supreme Court will consider this fall when it hears the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple because he said it would violate his religious beliefs. "You'd think cake would be apolitical, and yet here we are," muses baker Catherine George of Catherine G…
  2. Macho Man, Little Princess: How Gender Norms Can Harm Kids Everywhere

    09.21 / 22:17 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    What do Bolivia, Belgium, Burkina Faso, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Scotland, South Africa, the United States and Vietnam all have in common? The pervasive idea is that girls are vulnerable and that boys are strong and independent. In a set of studies published Wednesday in the Journal of Adolescent Health , the researchers concluded that between the ages of 10 and 14 , children begin to fully embrace and internalize the belief…
  3. States Could Have A Powerful Role To Play In The Russia Investigation

    09.21 / 22:17 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    When President Trump announced a ban on travel for citizens from several predominantly Muslim countries in January, a coalition of officials from various blue states quickly rallied to fight it. "We just started talking to each other Friday afternoon," recalls New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "By Sunday morning, we had 17 states signed on to say, 'This is unconstitutional. We're going into court to stop it.' And we went into courts all over the country and eventually got it…
  4. Panel Votes To Remove Plaque That Calls Jefferson Davis ‘Hero’

    09.21 / 22:17 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    A panel has unanimously voted to remove a plaque from a statue of Jefferson Davis at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda that labels the president of the Confederacy as “patriot, hero, s…
  5. Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States That Expanded Medicaid

    09.21 / 22:17 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Senate Republicans' latest plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system ends with a massive shift of federal money from states that expanded Medicaid — and are largely dominated by Democrats — to those that refused to expand. Several analyses of the bill show the pattern. A report by the health care consulting firm Avalere Health shows California and New York losing a combined $123 billion in federal health care funding by 2026, while Texas would see its flow of money from Washington rise b…