Cheryl Corley http://wcqs.org en To Combat Looting In Ferguson, Mo. Governor Institutes Curfew http://wcqs.org/post/combat-looting-ferguson-mo-governor-institutes-curfew <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=To+Combat+Looting+In+Ferguson%2C+Mo.+Governor+Institutes+Curfew&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTYwMDQ1MDEzMzE1ODcyMjRmY2FlMA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 22331 at http://wcqs.org Ferguson Officer's Motives In Police Shooting Remain Murky http://wcqs.org/post/ferguson-officers-motives-police-shooting-remain-murky New information was released Friday about the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. The police chief finally released the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown and an incident report listing Brown as a suspect in a recent convenience store robbery. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is promising a full investigation. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 22297 at http://wcqs.org Ferguson Braces For New Night Of Clashes, As Leaders Call For Peace http://wcqs.org/post/ferguson-braces-new-night-clashes-leaders-call-peace A fifth night of violence erupted in a St. Louis suburb, as Ferguson police again clashed with protesters. Community frustration has only escalated since the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager on Saturday. Ferguson's police chief called for calm, while reiterating that he will not release the name of the officer who shot Brown. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon also spoke out for more peaceful relations between police and protesters. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:36:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 22251 at http://wcqs.org At 73, Man Finally Gets Diploma Denied For Defying Segregation http://wcqs.org/post/73-man-finally-gets-diploma-denied-defying-segregation There was no pomp and circumstance, no procession with classmates, but on Friday a school district in Illinois finally handed Alva Early his high school diploma — more than five decades after he attended Galesburg High School.<p>In 1959, Galesburg banned Earley from graduating and denied him a diploma after he and other African-Americans had a picnic in a park that was unofficially off-limits to blacks.<p>Earley, now a retired attorney, says he never thought the day would come, but as the Galesburg class of '59 gathered for a reunion this weekend, the school superintendent called Earley forwar Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 22040 at http://wcqs.org At 73, Man Finally Gets Diploma Denied For Defying Segregation Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants http://wcqs.org/post/iowa-mayor-calls-caring-cities-take-young-immigrants Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have been crossing the Southern border of the U.S. over the past few months.<p>That's led to protests and debates — not only in the Southwest but across the country, as children have been given shelter in cities and towns that are sometimes quite far from the border.<p>In Iowa — a state with a history of providing a safe place for refugees — the question of these undocumented minors has caused a stark divide. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 21289 at http://wcqs.org Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide http://wcqs.org/post/faced-undocumented-minors-iowa-wrenched-stark-divide Although the governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state, more than 100 are already there. But the mayor of Des Moines, the state's largest city, and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor. They say Iowa should be welcoming and help children in need. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 21265 at http://wcqs.org A Red July 4th Weekend Leaves Dozens Of Casualties In Chicago http://wcqs.org/post/red-july-4th-weekend-leaves-dozens-casualties-chicago Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In Chicago, there were many shootings over the July 4 weekend. Police say nine Chicago residents were killed; more than 50 were injured. At least eight people who were shot were shot by police. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 20459 at http://wcqs.org A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library http://wcqs.org/post/presidential-contest-obamas-library There are 13 <a href="http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/">presidential Libraries</a> in the United States run by the National Archives, and when President Obama leaves office, the construction of the 14th library won't be far behind.<p>A <a href="http://www.obamapresidentialfoundation.org/about">nonprofit foundation</a> created to fund and build the Obama presidential library is already beginning to mull proposals from contenders who'd like to be home to the facility.<p>Think of this fight over a presidential library like a boxing match with contenders in three corners of the ring Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:18:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 20426 at http://wcqs.org A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men http://wcqs.org/post/chicago-students-enroll-boys-and-graduate-college-bound-men <em>This story is part of </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america" target="_blank">Men in America</a>"<em> series.</em><p>In America, nearly 40 percent of black boys live in poverty, and barely half will graduate from high school.<p>But it's quite a different story for young black men at a public charter high school in Chicago. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 20362 at http://wcqs.org Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes http://wcqs.org/post/why-those-tiny-microbeads-soap-may-pose-problem-great-lakes From the shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, the blue water of Lake Michigan stretches as far as the eye can see. Wed, 21 May 2014 07:21:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 18316 at http://wcqs.org Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes