All Things Considered http://wemu.org en LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead http://wemu.org/post/la-judge-rules-sale-clippers-can-move-ahead A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The judge decided that Sterling's wife, Shelly, was within her rights to agree to an earlier $2 billion sale of the team. Dan Woike has been reporting on the story for the <em>Los Angeles Register</em>. He speaks with Audie Cornish about the ruling. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:55:00 +0000 editor 49477 at http://wemu.org Sumi Kailasapathy And Don Adams Jr. Square Off In Ann Arbor's First Ward Council Race http://wemu.org/post/sumi-kailasapathy-and-don-adams-jr-square-ann-arbors-first-ward-council-race <p>Ann Arbor voters will chose a new mayor this year but the changes won’t necessarily stop there.&nbsp; Three of Ann Arbor’s 5 wards have contested Democratic Primaries for council seats.&nbsp; The first ward race pits incumbent <strong><a href="http://sumi4aa.com/" target="_blank">Sumi Kailasapathy</a></strong> against challenger <strong><a href="http://www.votedonadams.com/" target="_blank">Don Adams Junior</a></strong>.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:44:35 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49473 at http://wemu.org Sumi Kailasapathy And Don Adams Jr. Square Off In Ann Arbor's First Ward Council Race Margot Adler, A Venerable And Beloved NPR Voice, Passes At 68 http://wemu.org/post/margot-adler-venerable-and-beloved-npr-voice-passes-68 <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=Margot+Adler%2C+A+Venerable+And+Beloved+NPR+Voice%2C+Passes+At+68&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMjQ1NzYwMDEyMjU5MjA0MjE0Yzg1Mg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 49475 at http://wemu.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks http://wemu.org/post/its-boom-times-pop-shops-mobile-shopping-clicks Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first — shops that last for a limited time only.<p>Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.<p>"As long as they can change it back, they can do whatever they want," says Joe LaPadula. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 Elise Hu 49463 at http://wemu.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage http://wemu.org/post/colo-effort-ease-court-confusion-over-same-sex-marriage The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages. As Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee reports, he's trying to have the matter both ways — dropping his opposition to lawsuits against the state's gay marriage ban, while still pushing the courts to continue enforcing it. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Colorado Public Radio. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:27:00 +0000 editor 49464 at http://wemu.org After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill http://wemu.org/post/after-5-weeks-haggling-congress-inks-bipartisan-va-bill <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=After+5+Weeks+Of+Haggling%2C+Congress+Inks+Bipartisan+VA+Bill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 49465 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw County Commission District 5 Candidates Discuss Public Safety http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-commission-district-5-candidates-discuss-public-safety <p>Roland Sizemore's announcement that he would not seek re-election to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in District 5 prompted four Democrats to file to replace him.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Keith Jason, Wilma Gold-Jones, Ruth Ann Jamnick and Victor Dobrin each would like to represent Ypsilanti and Augusta Townships on the board. Listen to thee candidates' thoughts on crime and public safety in the audio above.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Bob Eccles 49327 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw County Commission District 5 Candidates Discuss Public Safety Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Focus On Neighborhood Improvements http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayoral-candidates-focus-neighborhood-improvements <div>Ann Arbor's Democratic Mayoral Primary is now just over a week away. The 4 city council members running for the post continue to walk neighborhoods looking for votes. &nbsp;One of the key's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">to the election may turn out to be what residents want from the city in these neighborhoods.</span></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:22:21 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49370 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Focus On Neighborhood Improvements Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders http://wemu.org/post/lessons-manhood-boys-school-turns-work-wonders This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been taking a look at the changing lives of <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">men in America</a>. And that means talking about how the country educates boys.<p>In Berkeley, Calif., a private, non-profit middle school called the East Bay School for Boys is trying to reimagine what it means to build confident young men. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 49428 at http://wemu.org Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding http://wemu.org/post/handmade-signs-homeless-people-lead-art-understanding Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek from Seattle, Wash. to New York City looking for supplies.<p>He's been buying handmade signs from homeless people for an art project called <a href="http://weareallhomeless.blogspot.com/">We Are All Homeless</a>. Those signs are little more than a peripheral blur for many people. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 49426 at http://wemu.org Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands http://wemu.org/post/love-and-drowning-us-virgin-islands In the new novel <em>Land of Love and Drowning</em>, the Virgin Islands and the ocean around them make for a magical setting.<p>The book follows three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.<p>It's also laced with magical realism: One main character can sense people's arrival; another family only gives birth to men, generation after generation; and one woman has a hoofed leg instead of one of her feet.<p>Author Tiphanie Yanique grew up on the island of St. Thomas, she tells NPR's Eric Westervelt. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 49427 at http://wemu.org 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula http://wemu.org/post/hoping-reach-wider-audience-lifetime-breaks-out-familiar-formula TV viewers have come to expect a certain formula from Lifetime shows — stories of desperate women, sudden teen pregnancy, or sentimental romance — starring women who are, for the most part, white. But on Wednesday, Lifetime added something different to their lineup with the premiere of a new "docu-series" called <em>BAPs. </em>BAPs stands for Black American Prince or Princess. The reality show follows a group of young, wealthy African Americans in St. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:48:00 +0000 editor 49403 at http://wemu.org Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula War In Syria Continues Among Other Regional Conflicts http://wemu.org/post/war-syria-continues-among-other-regional-conflicts <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=War+In+Syria+Continues+Among+Other+Regional+Conflicts&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 49401 at http://wemu.org Fighting Quickly Resumes As Cease-Fire Ends In Gaza http://wemu.org/post/fighting-quickly-resumes-cease-fire-ends-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=Fighting+Quickly+Resumes+As+Cease-Fire+Ends+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NjIwNTkwMDEzMjI4NDY0MjY4ZTBlNA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 49402 at http://wemu.org Exploring The Economics Of Paying What You Want http://wemu.org/post/exploring-economics-paying-what-you-want <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=Exploring+The+Economics+Of+Paying+What+You+Want&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNTU2OTMxMDEyMjk5ODM2MzliZDc5NA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST: <p>From the studios of NPR West in Culver City, California, it's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Eric Westervelt. The ability to name your price is tempting for most consumers and often translates into the option to not pay at all. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 49400 at http://wemu.org In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen http://wemu.org/post/which-colin-firth-debunks-some-myths-about-working-woody-allen In<em> Magic in the Moonlight</em>, a new film from Woody Allen, Colin Firth plays a 1920s stage magician who is also an expert at debunking spiritualists. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 editor 49368 at http://wemu.org In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print http://wemu.org/post/how-well-does-drug-work-look-beyond-fine-print Anybody who has ever seen a drug advertisement or talked over the pros and cons of a medicine with a doctor can be forgiven for being confused.<p>Sorting out the risks and benefits of taking a medicine can be complicated even for professionals.<p>This spring, the Institute of Medicine <a href="http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Activity%20Files/Research/DrugForum/2014-MAY-12/Agenda.pdf">convened a workshop</a> with the Food and Drug Administration. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 49359 at http://wemu.org How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? http://wemu.org/post/can-finishing-big-bowl-ramen-make-dreams-come-true You can find ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped, almost anywhere in the U.S. these days. Ramen shops continue to pop up, and you can find renditions on the menus of restaurants and gastropubs.<p>But there's a truly funky noodle spot in Cambridge called <a href="http://www.yumewokatare.com/">Yume Wo Katare</a> that serves more than just ramen.<p>There aren't many restaurants where you get praised by everyone around you for clearing your plate or bowl. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 editor 49358 at http://wemu.org Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity http://wemu.org/post/fiction-explores-push-and-pull-arab-israeli-identity To be an Arab living in Israel proper has long been a challenging proposition. Even sussing out what to call them has political implications: Arab Israelis? Israeli Arabs? Palestinian Israelis? Or maybe just Palestinians? Arabs in Israel live lives that constantly — often stressfully — straddle two cultures: They are all at once ethnically Arab and citizens of the Jewish state.<p>I'm not talking here about Palestinians who live in Gaza and the West Bank. I'm talking about Arabs who live inside the Green Line and vote in Israeli elections. Some even serve in Israel's military. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 editor 49365 at http://wemu.org Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity Neighborhood Issues Playing Important Role In Ann Arbor Mayoral Race http://wemu.org/post/neighborhood-issues-playing-important-role-ann-arbor-mayoral-race <div>When it comes to local government what's happening in your neighborhood often plays the biggest role in who gets your vote. &nbsp;With Ann Arbor's Democratic Mayoral primary less than two weeks away, here's&nbsp;what some residents want.</div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:52:27 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49322 at http://wemu.org Neighborhood Issues Playing Important Role In Ann Arbor Mayoral Race Farewell Celebration For Roberto Clemente Student Development Center Saturday http://wemu.org/post/farewell-celebration-roberto-clemente-student-development-center-saturday <div>This fall, Ann Arbor Public Schools open the new Pathways to Success Campus. It brings together the Roberto Clemente and A2 Tech programs. &nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:26:23 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49321 at http://wemu.org Farewell Celebration For Roberto Clemente Student Development Center Saturday Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations http://wemu.org/post/montana-senator-comes-under-fire-plagiarism-allegations Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by <em>The New York Times</em>. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 49324 at http://wemu.org The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers http://wemu.org/post/evolution-esquire-man-10-revealing-covers This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been exploring what it means to be a <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">man in America</a> today — from a second look at popular notions of masculinity and men's style, to attitudes toward women — and how all those ideas have shifted over time.<p>There are few people more acquainted with those shifts than David Granger. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:42:00 +0000 editor 49319 at http://wemu.org The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers When One Size Doesn't Fit All: A Man's Quest To Find An Extra-Small http://wemu.org/post/when-one-size-doesnt-fit-all-mans-quest-find-extra-small <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=When+One+Size+Doesn%27t+Fit+All%3A+A+Man%27s+Quest+To+Find+An+Extra-Small&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMDkzMjQzMDEzNDc2MjU4NDA0M2ExOA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:00 +0000 editor 49320 at http://wemu.org Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis? http://wemu.org/post/who-are-kids-migrant-crisis Since October, a staggering 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been apprehended at the southwestern U.S. border. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:39:00 +0000 editor 49306 at http://wemu.org Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?