All Things Considered http://wcqs.org en Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions http://wcqs.org/post/colorados-pot-brownies-now-come-instructions When Colorado <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/colorado-creates-food-safety-system-regulate-marijuana-industry-edibles">legalized</a> recreational marijuana use earlier this year, it also opened the door for food products infused with the psychoactive ingredient, THC, to anyone over the age of 21. That means bakers and food companies now have to ensure new products aren't contaminated with foodborne pathogens. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:54:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 22750 at http://wcqs.org Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions Report Details 16 Years Of 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town http://wcqs.org/post/report-details-16-years-horrific-abuse-children-uk-town An investigation out on Tuesday documents the abuse of more than 1,400 children in Rotherham, England, and says local authorities were aware of the problem for years and did not respond.<p>Alexis Jay, who authored <a href="http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/downloads/file/1407/independent_inquiry_cse_in_rotherham" target="_blank">the report</a>, used to be chief inspector of social work in Scotland.<p>She's seen a lot. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:01:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 22748 at http://wcqs.org Report Details 16 Years Of 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter http://wcqs.org/post/high-prices-arent-scaring-consumers-away-meat-counter You may have noticed when grilling steaks or hot dogs this summer that they cost more than they did last year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, pork and beef prices <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/meat-price-spreads.aspx#.U_ztFMW-0yp">are up</a> more than 11 percent since last summer.<p>Supply and demand determine price, and the pork supply comes from places like Riley Lewis' hog farm near Forest City, Iowa.<p>Here 1,000 acres of corn surround the barns, and a grain silo from 1948 is dwarfed by modern storage bins. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:57:00 +0000 editor 22744 at http://wcqs.org High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S. http://wcqs.org/post/vas-inspector-general-finds-faked-data-hospitals-across-us President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets. The speech comes as the inspector general at the Veterans Affairs Department is releasing a report on the scandal over phony wait times at the Phoenix VA hospital. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 22745 at http://wcqs.org VA Deputy Secretary On Wait Times: 'We Owe The American People An Apology' http://wcqs.org/post/va-deputy-secretary-wait-times-we-owe-american-people-apology <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=VA+Deputy+Secretary+On+Wait+Times%3A+%27We+Owe+The+American+People+An+Apology%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDI3NjQ1MDEzNjMwMjk0NzlhYzMyZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>For more on the VA Inspector General's report and the department's response, I am joined now by the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Sloan Gibson. Welcome to the program.<p>SLOAN GIBSON: Melissa, thank you very much. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:00:00 +0000 editor 22734 at http://wcqs.org What Does It Mean To Be A Black Man In America Today? http://wcqs.org/post/what-does-it-mean-be-black-man-america-today <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=What+Does+It+Mean+To+Be+A+Black+Man+In+America+Today%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NjQ0NDk1MDEzMjMxODc4NjkyZGE3Mw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>What it means to be a man in America today and how it's changing - that's something we've been exploring this summer. And for some men the answer has less to do with gender than with race. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:56:00 +0000 editor 22742 at http://wcqs.org CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak' http://wcqs.org/post/cdc-director-ebola-we-are-definitely-not-peak On Monday, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov">U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a>, arrived in Liberia to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation "is overwhelming," he said.<p>The outbreak "really is a crisis and is affecting most if not all the counties in Liberia already," he told NPR from Monrovia, the capital city and first stop on a three-country visit. "This is absolutely unprecedented."<p>The CDC, Frieden said, "is working flat out on this, but this is huge and needs a global response. ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 NPR Staff 22735 at http://wcqs.org CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak' Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak? http://wcqs.org/post/could-2-year-old-boy-be-patient-zero-ebola-outbreak Back in early December, a little boy in southern Guinea caught a mysterious disease. He had a fever, was vomiting and had blood in his stool.<p>The boy died a few days later. Before he did, he passed the disease to his 3-year-old sister, his mother, his grandmother and a midwife. The latter was eventually hospitalized in <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gueckedou,+Guinea/@8.5652125,-10.1247811,6z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0xfa9ba392b2d0fc9:0xdfa1e679fbc37934">Gueckedou</a>, a nearby city of 200,000 people.<p>By March, the disease spread to four cities. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:55:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 22698 at http://wcqs.org Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak? In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger http://wcqs.org/post/ferguson-court-fines-and-fees-fuel-anger To understand some of the distrust of police that has fueled protests in Ferguson, Mo., consider this: In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson — a city of 21,135 people — <a href="https://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=68845">issued 32,975 arrest warrants</a> for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations.<p>A new report released the week after 18-year old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson helps explain why. ArchCity Defenders, a St. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Joseph Shapiro 22697 at http://wcqs.org In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software http://wcqs.org/post/turnitin-and-high-tech-plagiarism-debate Students are heading back to campus. And when they finish writing that first paper of the year, a growing number will have to do something their parents never did: run their work through anti-plagiarism software.<p>One company behind it is called <a href="http://turnitin.com/en_us/home">Turnitin</a>. And the database it uses to screen for potential plagiarism is big. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:39:00 +0000 editor 22696 at http://wcqs.org Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software