Tue July 29, 2014
City Visions: August 4, 2014

Next on City Visions: A Bad Childhood Can Make You a Sick Adult

August 4, 2014:  On our next show, host David Onek and a panel of experts look at why childhood stress can impact long-term health.

What are the biochemical changes that occur because of early stress, and why can they reduce life expectancy?  What diseases are most commonly seen in adults who have experienced childhood trauma?  And what can doctors treating at-risk kids do to improve long-term health outcomes?

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Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To Seize

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 6:05 pm

At a news conference last month, Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani said there was no going back on autonomous Kurdish rule in the oil center of Kirkuk
Safin Hamed AFP/Getty Images

This post was updated at 9 p.m. ET.

A U.S. judge says an order she gave late Monday to impound a tanker full of Kurdish oil off the coast of Galveston, Texas, cannot be enforced, Reuters reports. The tanker, carrying $100 million worth of oil from Iraq, was in international waters and could not be seized by U.S. Marshals, the news agency says. It adds:

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Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

Jury Awards Former Gov. Ventura Nearly $2 Million In Defamation Case

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 1:58 pm

Ventura is seen at the federal building in St. Paul, Minn., on July 8, which was the first day of jury selection in his defamation lawsuit.
Jim Mone AP

A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in a defamation suit against a deceased author.

The jury on Tuesday determined that Ventura was the figure described as a "celebrity" Navy SEAL in Chris Kyle's 2012 book American Sniper.

The SEAL was called "Scruff Face" in the book, but Kyle later identified him as Ventura, who became a professional wrestler and one-term independent governor after leaving the Navy.

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Tue July 29, 2014
The Salt

Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 1:42 pm

The U.S. Geological Survey found that neonicotinoids are leaching into streams and rivers in the Midwest, including the Missouri River, shown here in Leavenworth, Kan.
Dean Bergmann iStockphoto

A class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, which are used on a lot of big corn and soybean fields, has been getting a pretty bad rap lately.

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Tue July 29, 2014
Goats and Soda

Fist Bumps Pass Along Fewer Germs Than Handshakes

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 2:15 pm

Ryan Kellman NPR

A few weeks ago, we took a look at nonverbal greetings around the world. In Japan, they bow. Ethiopian men touch shoulders. And some in the Democratic Republic of the Congo do a type of head knock.

But the American fist bump stood apart from the rest.

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Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

Chances Are Pretty Good That's A Bill Collector Calling

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 11:43 am

According to the Urban Institute report, the typical adult in trouble with bill collectors has a median debt of $1,350.
DNY59 iStockphoto

In about one-third of U.S. households, the sound of a phone or doorbell ringing may trigger a desire to duck.

That's because roughly 77 million adults with a credit file have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute, a research group. A credit file includes all of the raw data that a credit bureau can use to rank a borrower's creditworthiness.

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Tue July 29, 2014
Shots - Health News

Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 12:38 pm

Proposed changes in medical training would shift money away from big teaching hospitals to clinics.

The way American doctors are trained needs to be overhauled, an expert panel recommended Tuesday, saying the current $15 billion system is failing to produce the medical workforce the nation needs.

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Tue July 29, 2014
Book Reviews

'Ride Around Shining' Reimagines Gatsby's Nouveau-Riche Excess

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 12:54 pm

Most sports novels are about the aspiration to excel physically: to run faster, stretch out one's arms farther. The really cool thing about Ride Around Shining, a debut novel by Chris Leslie-Hynan, is that it doesn't stick to that familiar rule book. Even though it's set in the world of pro basketball, our narrator here is not the guy who aspires to be a great player; rather, he's the guy who aspires to be a great suck-up to the great player.

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Tue July 29, 2014
Author Interviews

In 'Blue Eyed Boy,' Author Reveals Long Recovery From Facial Burns

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Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

This One Is Worth Watching: New Zealand Retirees Join 'Happy' Meme

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 1:35 pm

Senior citizens dance to "Happy."

At this point, you've surely decided that you've watched more than enough Internet remakes of Pharrell's infectious anthem to felicity, "Happy."

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