Melissa Block http://wcqs.org en Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions http://wcqs.org/post/federal-judge-blocks-texas-abortion-restrictions Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, were set to go into effect on Sept. 1. On Friday, a federal judge blocked those regulations, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion. <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=Federal+Judge+Blocks+Texas+Abortion+Restrictions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:21:00 +0000 Melissa Block 22893 at http://wcqs.org Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign http://wcqs.org/post/mapping-out-end-days-midterm-campaign <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=Mapping+Out+The+End+Days+Of+The+Midterm+Campaign&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1MzkxMDEyMTY5MDA4NjI2NGQ4Yg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. With the end of August comes the traditional beginning of the fall election season. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Melissa Block 22788 at http://wcqs.org Federal Judge Rules Some College Players Are Entitled To Payment http://wcqs.org/post/federal-judge-rules-some-college-players-are-entitled-payment College athletes scored a major victory in court Friday. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses. The ruling addressed football and basketball players in particular. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:02:00 +0000 Melissa Block 21989 at http://wcqs.org U.S. Considers Taking To Air To Aid Iraqis Marooned On Mountaintop http://wcqs.org/post/us-considers-taking-air-aid-iraqis-marooned-mountaintop <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=U.S.+Considers+Taking+To+Air+To+Aid+Iraqis+Marooned+On+Mountaintop&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMjMzNDA2MDEyOTc4NzE1NzhiYWUyMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>We're going to talk now about what the United States might do about this latest crisis in Iraq. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Melissa Block 21921 at http://wcqs.org Ebola Casts A Shadow Over Obama's Africa Press Conference http://wcqs.org/post/george-w-bush-steals-show-africa-summits-finale <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=Ebola+Casts+A+Shadow+Over+Obama%27s+Africa+Press+Conference&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:04:00 +0000 Melissa Block 21874 at http://wcqs.org Player In Baseball's Steroid Scandal Surrenders To DEA http://wcqs.org/post/player-baseballs-steroid-scandal-surrenders-dea <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=Player+In+Baseball%27s+Steroid+Scandal+Surrenders+To+DEA&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>The man accused at being at the heart of Major League Baseball's biggest doping scandal surrendered to federal agents today. Anthony Bosch is founder of the Biogenesis Anti-aging Clinic in South Florida. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Melissa Block 21822 at http://wcqs.org What's The Big Screen Recipe For A Good Guy-Cry? You Tell Us http://wcqs.org/post/whats-big-screen-recipe-good-guy-cry-you-tell-us <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%27s+The+Big+Screen+Recipe+For+A+Good+Guy-Cry%3F+You+Tell+Us&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMzQ0NTcxMDEzNTE2Mjg4MDQ3OGJiOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>OK, grab the tissues, get a firm shoulder to lean on. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:59:00 +0000 Melissa Block 21784 at http://wcqs.org Obama's Request For Immigration Funds Meets Pushback On The Hill http://wcqs.org/post/obamas-request-immigration-funds-meets-pushback-hill President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to address the influx of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing Thursday about the request. <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=Obama%27s+Request+For+Immigration+Funds+Meets+Pushback+On+The+Hill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Melissa Block 20670 at http://wcqs.org U.S. Readies To Step Onto Stage For Knockout Round Drama http://wcqs.org/post/us-readies-step-stage-knockout-round-drama In its first match of the knockout round, the U.S. soccer team plays Belgium on Tuesday. NPR's Tom Goldman previews the game, explaining what to expect from the matchup. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Melissa Block 20167 at http://wcqs.org The Shape Of Extremist Ambitions In Iraq And Beyond http://wcqs.org/post/shape-extremist-ambitions-iraq-and-beyond NPR's Deborah Amos, author of <em>Eclipse of the Sunnis</em>, talks to Melissa Block about the extremist vision for establishing a new Sunni caliphate, as well as what it might look like if a group like ISIS managed to do so. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Melissa Block 19563 at http://wcqs.org