2:33pm

Wed August 29, 2012
Participation Nation

Protecting Families In Fort Thompson, S.D.

A handmade poster at Wiconi Wawokiya.
Courtesy of WWI

In Crow, Wiconi Wawokiya means "helping families."

The Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc. shelter — also known as Project SAFE — is on the Crow Creek Sioux Indian Reservation in central South Dakota. It serves more than 350 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

"The needs are great," says the program's director Lisa Thompson-Heth. The center provides an array of services, including crisis counseling, medical assistance and legal advocacy.

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1:37pm

Wed August 29, 2012
Around the Nation

Seals' Comeback Spells Trouble to Mass. Coast

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 5:25 pm

Seals swim among the docked boats at Chatham's fish pier, waiting for a free meal.
Curt Nickisch for NPR

Before the Marine Mammal Protection Act was passed 40 years ago, early New Englanders had nearly hunted seals to death. They wanted them for their furs and to keep them from eating cod. Massachusetts even paid bounties on seals: $5 per nose.

The act has helped gray seals and harbor seals recolonize New England waters, but fishermen off the coast of Cape Cod say they have become a nuisance.

There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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1:37pm

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Some Gay Republicans See Platform Setback As Sign 'Victory Is Near'

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 4:23 pm

Log Cabin Republicans hosted a Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry brunch in Tampa on Wednesday.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

A day after their party embedded a tough, anti-same-sex-marriage stance in its official platform — one shared by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney — gay Republicans shrugged (virtually) and suggested that the intensity of the intraparty fight over the issue means victory is near.

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1:36pm

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

In Iowa Ad War, It's Heartstrings Vs. Heartstrings

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 2:51 pm

1:04pm

Wed August 29, 2012
The Salt

Unraveling The Mystery Of A Grandmother's Lost Ravioli Recipe

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 2:11 pm

Italian food expert Julia della Croce suggested Benner try a Tuscan sheep's cheese, or pecorino Toscano, for the filling.
Courtesy of Celina della Croce

NPR listener Alice Benner says her Italian grandmother made ravioli that was "indescribably delicious."

Benner told us that she's tried to re-create the recipe many times. "The dough — the consistency — is totally wrong, usually too thick," she writes.

Benner's grandmother used Romano cheese in the filling — probably from an Italian deli in Chicago — but Benner says when she makes the ravioli, "the Romano cheese I've used never has the same punch. I've all but given up trying to make them."

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12:57pm

Wed August 29, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Paul Ryan and the youth vote

Paul Ryan was officially nominated yesterday as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. There’s a lot of excitement about the choice, some of it because of the hope that Ryan’s youthfulness can benefit the party’s image.

When you talk to young conservatives at the Republican National Convention in Tampa about their vice presidential candidate, they’re nothing short of dreamy-eyed. Ryan is about as close to a bona fide celebrity as the party’s got.  What congressman wouldn’t welcome the comparisons we heard — to stars like Paul Rudd, Ryan Gosling, and Carson Daly?

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12:57pm

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

GOP Convention Switches On Web Appeal For Isaac Relief

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 3:06 pm

The website of the 2012 Republican National Convention this afternoon.
2012 Republican convention

As Isaac continues to pound the Gulf Coast from Louisiana east through Mississippi, Republicans gathered in Tampa for their 2012 national convention continue to strike a balance between going on with their politicking and partying while trying not to look indifferent to the suffering of others.

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12:42pm

Wed August 29, 2012
Around the Nation

Isaac's Size, Speed Help It Pack A Heavyweight Punch

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 9:28 am

People walk in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac along Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. Isaac was later downgraded to a tropical storm as it continued to grind its way through the Gulf Coast, dropping torrential rain and generating dangerous storm surges.
Gerald Herbert AP

Isaac might not be in the same league as Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, but the latest storm to batter Louisiana's Gulf Coast is punching above its weight class in more ways than one, scientists say.

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12:41pm

Wed August 29, 2012
KALW CELEBRATES PASSION

Who puts that extra amount of heart into everything they do?

Photo and art by Page Hodel
http://www.mondayheartsformadalene.com/

We rely on a large dose of passion to do what we do at KALW, so we want to honor those around the Bay who do the same – for their work, families, neighborhoods, etc. Help us find them!

Maybe it's your child's teacher who goes the extra mile, the owner of your local corner store who goes out of his or her way to keep customers happy...whoever comes to mind, let us know, and we might feature them on the air.  

Just leave us your nomination on our tipline at (415) 264-7106. 

12:33pm

Wed August 29, 2012
Participation Nation

Using Energy For Good In Houston, Tex.

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 6:16 pm

In the Literacy Lab.
Courtesy of YDC

Chuck Yates is a senior managing director at a private equity firm in Houston. Almost every senior energy executive in town knows him well.

A while back, Chuck learned of the Youth Development Center, a non-profit organization that inspires and equips inner city kids to achieve academic success.

Chuck organizes an annual dinner at the House of Blues where a notable energy personality is roasted by his peers. The dinner is the main source of YDC's funding.

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