12:19am

Fri July 6, 2012
Around the Nation

Despite Delays, Chair Lifts Coming To Public Pools

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 6:20 pm

New government regulations require public pools to have chair lifts, like this one in Savannah, Ga., for people with disabilities. The compliance deadline has been extended for a second time.
Russ Bynum AP

Pools open to the public were supposed to have chair lifts installed for people with disabilities in time for this summer, but after a wave of protests, the federal order was delayed until January.

Still, some of the country's 300,000 or so pools at hotels, parks and gyms continue to fight the requirement.

Vestavia Hills pool near Birmingham, Ala., is one of thousands of pools that scrambled to get a chair lift installed by May.

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12:18am

Fri July 6, 2012
Health

Kenya's HIV Challenge: Easing Stigma For Gay Men

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 6:20 pm

Health officials in Kenya say reducing the transmission of HIV among gay men is a central part of their national AIDS strategy. But they face serious challenges, including the fact that homosexuality is still a crime in the East African nation.

HIV rates among gay and bisexual men in Kenya are far higher than the national average.

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12:16am

Fri July 6, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable.  In a context of rising violence and repression, how can reporters tell the full story about what’s happening inside Syria -- and the international response?  Will 2 million new Syria-related e-mails to be published by Wikileaks help? And with wildfires in the Mountain West and a countrywide heatwave, when does an extreme weather story become a global warming story?

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12:02am

Fri July 6, 2012
Business

For Some Businesses, Daily Deals Have A Dark Side

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 6:20 pm

Creative Hands is a therapy center in Washington, D.C., that used daily deals when it opened last year. Instead of bolstering revenue, the deals left Creative Hands' owner in the red.
Ebony Bailey NPR

Groupon and Living Social have sold tens of millions of daily deals and are now a major force in retail. But they rely heavily on getting businesses to offer their goods and services at deep discounts. In exchange, businesses hope for payoff in the form of return customers.

Sometimes, though, the flood of extra business causes more problems than it solves.

Deal-Hungry Crowd

Ailie Ham had just opened Creative Hands Massage in Washington, D.C., when she decided to offer deals through Living Social and Groupon last year.

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10:25pm

Thu July 5, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond 7/7

Hawaiian Stories & Songs

Award-winning Maui playwright, author Wayne Moniz will read excerpts from his new book "Beyond The Reef:  Stories of Maui in the World"--eight tales inspired by the people, events, and issues of Hawaii.   Moniz will also share some of his favorite Hawaiian music.   Broadcast 7/7 at 3pm.  Listen anytime through 7/14 via KALW's Local Music Player.

5:00pm

Thu July 5, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 5, 2012

What it's like to be a truck driver at the Port of Oakland and the environmental effects of state regulations on port trucks.

2:26pm

Thu July 5, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Touts Auto Bailout In Ohio Tour

Originally published on Thu July 5, 2012 5:02 pm

President Obama at a campaign event at the Wolcott House Museum Complex in Maumee, Ohio.
Kevin Lamarque Reuters/Landov

President Obama began a two-day bus tour of swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania on Thursday and spent part of the time campaigning on his bailout of U.S. automakers.

"My experience has been in saving the American auto industry. And as long as I'm president that's what I'm going to be doing, waking up every single day thinking about how we can create more jobs for your families," Obama said at a rally in Maumee, Ohio.

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2:15pm

Thu July 5, 2012
It's All Politics

Federal Judge Richard Posner: The GOP Has Made Me Less Conservative

Originally published on Fri July 6, 2012 8:12 am

Judge Richard Posner of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
John Gress Reuters /Landov

Judge Richard Posner, a conservative on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, has long been one of the nation's most respected and admired legal thinkers on the right. But in an interview with NPR, he expressed exasperation at the modern Republican Party, and confessed that he has become "less conservative" as a result.

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2:14pm

Thu July 5, 2012
The Salt

Tim Burton Pies Spin Fantasy Into Sugar And Art

Originally published on Thu July 5, 2012 7:18 pm

A Tim Burton-inspired lemon cream pie with chocolate crumb crust in the 2011 Good Food Pie Contest.
KCRW

When you decide to hold a pie contest at a prominent art museum, it's hard to ignore all the inspiration around you. And so it happened that last year the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted our station KCRW's 3rd Annual Good Food Pie Contest. When we realized that an impressive show of more than 700 Tim Burton works would be up, we immediately had a new category.

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1:54pm

Thu July 5, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Medicaid Expansion: Who's In? Who's Out?

A map of the U.S. shows the states that have declined to expand Medicaid after the Supreme Court's decision on the Accountable Care Act.
Center for American Progress

In the week since the Supreme Court upheld almost all of President Obama's health care law, some of the biggest action has been on the Medicaid front, where the administration definitely lost.

Until last week, the Affordable Care Act was expected to drive an expansion of Medicaid to the tune of about 17 million more people being covered over the next 10 years.

The Affordable Care Act, as written, would have required states to provide Medicaid coverage to adults, whether they have children or not, with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

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