All Things Considered http://wemu.org en Obama Turns To Gov. Perry In Seeking A Solution To Border Crisis http://wemu.org/post/obama-turns-gov-perry-seeking-solution-border-crisis After a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama addressed the influx of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border. He signaled his openness to Perry's solutions, saying he'd consider deploying the National Guard, but also called on Congress to offer solutions of its own. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:29:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 48548 at http://wemu.org For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can http://wemu.org/post/kids-immigration-court-legal-counsel-catch-catch-can The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings.<p>The <a href="https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/children-shouldnt-be-left-alone-immigration-court">class-action lawsuit</a> was filed on behalf of eight immigrants — ages 10 to 17 — who the ACLU says have not been able to find a lawyer. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:16:00 +0000 John Burnett 48538 at http://wemu.org For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood http://wemu.org/post/calif-cattle-ranch-students-wrangle-meaning-manhood <em>For </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">Men in America</a>"<em> series, NPR's Kelly McEvers sent this report on Deep Springs College — the all-male college that her husband attended, and where he and McEvers have both taught. </em><p>About a hundred years ago, a man named L.L. Nunn was building power plants in the American West. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:52:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 48532 at http://wemu.org Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop http://wemu.org/post/obama-stumps-colorado-womens-vote-backdrop In Colorado, where President Obama's approval rating is low and the Senate race is tight, Democratic incumbent Mark Udall largely bowed out of the spotlight of the president's visit Wednesday.<p>But as Obama made the rounds speaking about the economy and raising money for Democratic congressional candidates, he also spoke about the women's issues that could be key to Udall's electoral success.<p>At a morning outdoor rally in Denver's Cheesman Park, Obama emphasized just how much is on the line in the midterms.<p>"So far this year, Republicans have blocked or voted down every serious idea to st Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 48527 at http://wemu.org Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop Clash In Nashville: A Property Battle On Music Row Draws A Crowd http://wemu.org/post/clash-nashville-property-battle-music-row-draws-crowd News that a Nashville developer is paying $4.4 million for a half-century-old recording studio has sparked a battle in Music City. On one side is singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15294227/ben-folds" target="_blank">Ben Folds</a>, inspired by the musical history made in that studio. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 48531 at http://wemu.org Clash In Nashville: A Property Battle On Music Row Draws A Crowd Dublin Has Garth's Heart, But Not His Concerts Anymore http://wemu.org/post/dublin-has-garths-heart-not-his-concerts-anymore Garth Brooks fans abound in Ireland, and now 400,000 of them won't get to the chance to see him perform. Brooks has cancelled five concerts after the Dublin City Council refused to grant him more than three. Melissa Block speaks to Rachel Flaherty of <em>The Irish Times</em> about the controversy. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 48530 at http://wemu.org Strong Ann Arbor Real Estate Market May Get Influx Of Homes On North Side Of City http://wemu.org/post/strong-ann-arbor-real-estate-market-may-get-influx-homes-north-side-city <div>Proposals to build homes on Ann Arbor's north side are another indication that the area's real estate market is heating up. &nbsp;Toll Brothers is holding a community meeting Thursday night on plans to build 500 residences at Dhu Varren and Nixon. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:41:23 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48520 at http://wemu.org Strong Ann Arbor Real Estate Market May Get Influx Of Homes On North Side Of City Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor http://wemu.org/post/corruption-convictions-spell-10-year-sentence-former-nola-mayor Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>A federal judge has sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to 10 years in prison for corruption conviction. The sentence was lighter than what prosecutors were seeking for the former two-term Democrat. NPR's Debbie Elliott covered Nagin's trial earlier this year, and she joins us now to talk about today's sentencing. Debbie, first remind us of what Ray Nagin was convicted of back in February.<p>DEBBIE ELLIOT, BYLINE: Well, a New Orleans jury found him guilty of 20 of the 21 federal corruption counts he was facing. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 48522 at http://wemu.org The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin http://wemu.org/post/plight-mosuls-museum-iraqi-antiquities-risk-ruin Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. As Sunni insurgents have swept through Iraq seizing cities, they've also begun destroying ancient artifacts. Shrines, tombs and statues that the group ISIS believes are against Islam. Present day Iraq was once Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and considered the cradle of civilization. Now there's great concern that antiquities and archaeological sites will be wiped out. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 48523 at http://wemu.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Weight Away From Low-Level Marijuana Cases http://wemu.org/post/brooklyn-da-shifts-weight-away-low-level-marijuana-cases Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. The district attorney of Brooklyn, New York has announced that his office will not prosecute most low-level marijuana cases. Kenneth Thompson explained his decision by saying, we are pouring money and effort into an endeavor that produces no public safety benefit for the community. And DA Thompson joins me now to talk about the new policy. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 48526 at http://wemu.org To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along http://wemu.org/post/break-cycle-child-poverty-teaching-mom-and-dad-get-along After a half-century of the War on Poverty, an anti-poverty agency in Ohio has concluded that decades of assistance alone just hasn't changed lives. Instead, it says, the ongoing breakdown of the family is to blame.<p>"You're seeing the same people come year after year, and in some cases generation to generation. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:06:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 48486 at http://wemu.org To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along The Collective Anguish Of The Brazilian Defeat http://wemu.org/post/collective-anguish-brazilian-defeat Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And now on to Sao Paulo, where NPR South America correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro caught the game at a bar. And, Lourdes, I assume there is collective anguish, albeit very loud anguish right now. What's the mood?<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: Well, I think people are drowning their sorrows in this bar. And I think anguish is absolutely the right word. I think you could also use the word despair, shock, horror. People have told me this surpassed even the worst imaginings of their most pessimistic friends. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 48485 at http://wemu.org What Looks Like Overcharging By Your Hospital Might Not Be http://wemu.org/post/what-looks-overcharging-your-hospital-might-not-be Despite concerns first raised a few years ago, hospitals do not seem to be abusing their electronic data systems to generate bigger bills and boost their income — at least according to authors of a large study released Tuesday. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Eric Whitney 48480 at http://wemu.org Against 'Islamic State' Militants, Treasury May Need To Try New Tools http://wemu.org/post/against-islamic-state-militants-treasury-may-need-try-new-tools In the fight against terrorist organizations, one weapon has been effective in the past: cutting off their funding.<p>Terrorist groups tend to get their money from outside donors or charities. But the Islamic State, the group that now controls huge areas of Syria and Iraq, doesn't get its money that way. So the methods the U.S. Treasury has used to fight terrorist groups in the past won't work as well.<p>Right after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration created an intelligence unit within the Treasury Department. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 48482 at http://wemu.org In One-Sided Semifinal, Germany Hands Brazil A Devastating Loss http://wemu.org/post/half-hour-germany-begins-its-rout-brazil Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The images out of Brazil right now are of fans in tears, faces with looks of disbelief, hands covering mouths in shock. In the first of two semifinal World Cup matches, the home team is losing and it's losing big. Germany is leading 5-0. Let's go to NPR's Tom Goldman in Rio de Janeiro. Tom, what's the scene where you are in Rio?<p>TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Well, I can tell you the scene right now is a lot different than it was earlier today, Robert. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 48483 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Member Proposing Charter Amendment To Return Eligibility Guidelines http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-member-proposing-charter-amendment-return-eligibility-guidelines <div>A court ruling in May put Bob Dascola on the ballot in Ann Arbor's third ward primary. &nbsp;It's also left the city without any eligibility requirements. &nbsp;To address this concern City Council member Jane Lumm is proposing a charter amendment to go before voters in November. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:45:11 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48477 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Member Proposing Charter Amendment To Return Eligibility Guidelines In A Lab Store Room, An Unsettling Surprise: Lost Vials Of Smallpox http://wemu.org/post/lab-fridge-unsettling-surprise-lost-vials-smallpox Scientists at the National Institutes of Health made an unpleasant discovery last week as they cleaned out an old laboratory: The lab contained vials of the smallpox virus, previously unknown to authorities. The vials have since been transferred to a secure lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 48467 at http://wemu.org Washington Pot Shops Open Doors, A Moment 2 Years In The Making http://wemu.org/post/washington-pot-shops-open-doors-moment-2-years-making Washington state's first recreational pot shops open for business Tuesday. Voters there legalized the sale of marijuana for non-medical use back in 2012. The Northwest News Network's Austin Jenkins reports on the lengthy process from that vote to the day's store openings. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NWNews. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:34:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 48475 at http://wemu.org In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero http://wemu.org/post/little-engine-could-some-see-early-feminist-hero "Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong."<p>The beloved tale of the little blue engine — who helps bring a broken-down train of toys to the good little boys and girls on the other side of the mountain — has been chugging along for a very long time. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 48476 at http://wemu.org In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was http://wemu.org/post/teen-tries-be-parent-his-own-dad-never-was <em>This story is part of </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america" target="_blank">Men in America</a>"<em> series. </em><p>Marvin Ramos found out he was going to be a father when his girlfriend, Stephanie, called him during a basketball game. He says he sat down on a bench and looked up at the sky. He was 16. Stephanie was 19.<p>When his daughter, Hailey, was born, Ramos was overwhelmed. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48422 at http://wemu.org Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was Post-Apocalyptic World Falls Flat In 'California' http://wemu.org/post/post-apocalyptic-world-falls-flat-california Edan Lepucki's debut, <em>California</em>, sold thousands of copies even before the official publication date <a href="http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/iywdca/amazon-s-scorched-earth-tactics-and-edan-lepucki-s--california-">when talk-show host<strong> </strong>Stephen Colbert urged readers to pre-order</a> it from a national independent chain as a protest against the "books-and-everything else" giant, Amazon. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 editor 48424 at http://wemu.org Post-Apocalyptic World Falls Flat In 'California' Afghan Election Numbers Come With A Warning: Results Not Final http://wemu.org/post/afghan-election-numbers-come-warning-results-not-final Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. Today, Afghans are one step closer to knowing who their next president will be. More than three weeks after voters went to the polls, election officials announced that candidate Ashraf Ghani has a wide lead. But Ghani is not out of the woods yet. The election process now enters an appeals phase that is sure to be contentious before the final results are announced on July 24. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 48417 at http://wemu.org In Maine, A Gay Candidate With An Uneven Record On LGBT Rights http://wemu.org/post/maine-gay-candidate-uneven-record-lgbt-rights Maine was among the first states to legalize same-sex marriage at the ballot box — and now, LGBT groups are hoping voters there will break new ground by electing the nation's first openly gay governor in November.<p>But Democratic candidate Mike Michaud only recently came out, and he hasn't always been a gay-rights supporter.<p>Responding to what he called a "whisper campaign" about his sexual orientation, the six-term congressman did something dramatic last November: He outed himself in a series of newspaper op-eds.<p>"Yes, I am gay, but you know, so what?" <a href="http://www.mpbn.net/Home/t Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Susan Sharon 48418 at http://wemu.org In Maine, A Gay Candidate With An Uneven Record On LGBT Rights Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time http://wemu.org/post/couple-revives-lost-moroccan-fig-liquor-one-bottle-time Before the crowds descend on the <a href="http://whiskyjewbilee.com/">Whisky Jewbilee</a>, a kosher alcohol tasting event in Manhattan, David and Dorit Nahmias stand behind their vendor table, getting psyched up.<p>"This is like the big game," Dorit Nahmias says.<p>Events like these are a key tool for getting the word out about their tiny distillery, and the Nahmiases attend half a dozen of them per year. The product they're trying to sell is one few people have heard of: <em>mahia.</em> Dorit rehearses her pitch:<p>"We'll say, 'This is <em>mahia.</em> It's distilled from figs. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:53:00 +0000 editor 48421 at http://wemu.org Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time Whipping Up A Second Serving Of Atlantic Beach Pie http://wemu.org/post/whipping-second-serving-atlantic-beach-pie In an encore installment of our Found Recipes series, cookbook writer Katie Workman talks about an amazing citrus and whipped cream pie called "Atlantic Beach Pie," which she had at Crook's Corner in North Carolina. Bill Smith, the restaurant's chef, also explains pie's origins. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:07:00 +0000 editor 48414 at http://wemu.org