NPR News Investigations
12:32 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Tribes Question Foster Group's Power And Influence

Children at the Black Hills campus of the Children's Home Society head into the main building for lunch. The home caters to children with special needs, many of whom are Native American.

Laura Sullivan NPR

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 2:46 pm

Part two of a three-part investigation

On a small crest deep in South Dakota's Black Hills, a dozen children jumped on sleds and floated across the snow. They are wards of the state, and this is their home: the western campus of the Children's Home Society.

There are rolling hills, a babbling brook — even a new school.

Children's Home Director Bill Colson says it's a place to help children who can't make it in regular foster homes.

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The Two-Way
12:16 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Report: College Costs Continue Rising, Aid Cuts Could Add To Pain

Students and parents won't be surprised to hear that the prices colleges and universities officially charge for tuition, room and board went up yet again this academic year.

The College Board reported Tuesday that:

-- "Published in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions average $8,244 in 2011-12, $631 (8.3 percent) higher than in 2010-11."

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Monkey See
12:04 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

'Shame,' Sex And Violence: Can We Reclaim The NC-17 Rating?

Actor Michael Fassbender attends the 'Shame' premiere during the 55th BFI London Film Festival on October 14, 2011 in London, England.

Gareth Cattermole Getty Images for the BFI

Certain facts regarding movie ratings are not in dispute.

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Planet Money
12:00 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Why Has Income Gone Up So Much For The Top One Percent?

CBO

Income rose across the board for U.S. households over the past 30 years, according to a new report from the CBO. But it went through the roof for the households in the top one percent of the income distribution.

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Local
11:50 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Issues of the Environment

The University of Michigan is increasing its committment to environmental sustainability.  Hear more about it on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.   Our guest is the University of Michigan's Executive Director of the Office of Campus Sustainability, Terry Alexander.

Local
11:47 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Council Rejects Demolition Moratorium

Another attempt to put a stop to the proposed demolition of seven homes on South Fifth Avenue has been turned down by Ann Arbor city council members.  Council voted seven to four against a proposal to form another historic district study committee.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Local
11:44 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Parking and Transportation Options for Workers in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority and the "Get Downtown" program are stepping up efforts to inform those who work downtown about all of their parking and transportation options.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Local
11:40 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WEMU's David Fair talks with SAFEHOUSE Executive Director Barbara Neiss-May about the incidence on domestic violence and sexual assault in Washtenaw County, and dwindling financial support for the efforts by SAFEHOUSE to help abused women and their children.

The Two-Way
11:19 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Community Board Backs 'Occupy' Protesters; Asks Them To Quiet Down

The local community board for the part of Manhattan where the Occupy Wall Street protests are being held voted Tuesday night to bless the occupation "within certain parameters," The Village Voice reports.

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The Salt
11:09 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Men Can Be Binge-Eaters, Too

Male binge eaters were more likely to be depressed and obese than men who didn't binge, a study found.

Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 12:20 pm

When we think of eating disorders, the classic image is a waif-thin, anorexic woman.

But here's a question for men: Do you find yourself fasting after eating too much? Or maybe pushing through an insanely long run or workout, trying to compensate for overeating through intense exercise?

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