All Things Considered http://wkms.org en The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan http://wkms.org/post/hidden-costs-fighting-polio-pakistan Pakistan is currently at the center of the global effort to eradicate polio. Although the country has reported only about a <a href="http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx">hundred</a> cases this year, that's more cases than in all other nations combined.<p>Eliminating the paralyzing disease is a major logistical operation in Pakistan. More than 200,000 vaccinators fan out across the country, several times a year, to inoculate millions of children. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 42465 at http://wkms.org The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia http://wkms.org/post/france-presses-deal-sell-two-warships-russia France plans to go ahead with the sale of two warships to the Kremlin, even as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/29/336324858/white-house-threatens-more-russian-sanctions-as-kerry-decries-ukrainian-rebels">the European Union and U.S. strengthen sanctions on Russia</a> amid continued fighting in Ukraine and the aftermath of the downed Malaysian airliner.<p>People in St. Nazaire, the port town where the boats are being built, agree: The contract with Moscow should be fulfilled, they say. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 42463 at http://wkms.org France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia OkCupid Sometimes Messes A Bit With Love, In The Name Of Science http://wkms.org/post/okcupid-sometimes-messes-bit-love-name-science OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments. Christian Rudder, co-founder and president of OkCupid, tells Audie Cornish that these experiments help the site improve how it works. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 editor 42459 at http://wkms.org A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick http://wkms.org/post/fond-farewell-old-memphis-maverick <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Af-rJqLhM</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 editor 42460 at http://wkms.org A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick The New SuperPAC That Spends Big So That Others Spend Less http://wkms.org/post/new-superpac-spends-big-so-others-spend-less <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=The+New+SuperPAC+That+Spends+Big+So+That+Others+Spend+Less&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>There have been a lot of plans to limit the influence of wealthy donors in politics. Now a new super PAC called the Mayday PAC is trying something unusual - raising big money, then spending it to reduce the role of big money in political campaigns. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 editor 42461 at http://wkms.org Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal http://wkms.org/post/forget-tea-pot-dome-hardings-love-letters-make-new-steamy-scandal President Warren G. Harding presided over Prohibition, died before completing his first term, and is consistently ranked by historians and the public as one of the worst U.S. presidents.<p>But suddenly he's getting a lot of attention, thanks to a cache of steamy love letters he wrote to a mistress over 15 years. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 42454 at http://wkms.org Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga. http://wkms.org/post/great-blue-hope-michelle-nunn-tries-improbable-ga Georgia has been considered safely red territory for more than a decade. But there's a new energy among Democrats in the state, where candidate Michelle Nunn represents the party's best chance of winning a Senate seat in years.<p>This is Nunn's first run for public office, but she's far from an unknown in a state where her father, Sam Nunn, is a Democratic icon who represented Georgia in the Senate for more than two decades.<p>Like her father, Nunn positions herself as a moderate Democrat, willing to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Greg Allen 42455 at http://wkms.org The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga. Coaches Help Released Inmates Step From The Cell Into A Job http://wkms.org/post/coaches-help-released-inmates-step-cell-job <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=Coaches+Help+Released+Inmates+Step+From+The+Cell+Into+A+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwODI1MTE0MDEzNTk1NjQ4ODc4OTk0Ng004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>A couple of Obama administration officials spent some time in a jail this week by choice. They visited a detention center to meet with inmates nearing release. The stop is part of a federal effort to better prepare prisoners to re-enter their communities. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 42456 at http://wkms.org Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut; Sometimes You Just Drive One http://wkms.org/post/sometimes-you-feel-nut-sometimes-you-just-drive-one Three recent college graduates are getting paid to take a road trip. The one catch? They have to drive a giant peanut while they do it.<p>The giant Nutmobile is part of a brand campaign by Planters, the snack food company, which has hired the grads as brand ambassadors to drive it around the country. After all, it takes teamwork to maneuver a 27-foot-long, yellow peanut in shopping mall parking lots. But if you think handling the vehicle sounds tough, there's more.<p>"Today, I get to walk in the shoes of a 98-year-old American icon," says Megan Kreuger, one of the Nutmobile's drivers. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:39:00 +0000 editor 42447 at http://wkms.org Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut; Sometimes You Just Drive One LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead http://wkms.org/post/la-judge-rules-sale-clippers-can-move-ahead A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The judge decided that Sterling's wife, Shelly, was within her rights to agree to an earlier $2 billion sale of the team. Dan Woike has been reporting on the story for the <em>Los Angeles Register</em>. He speaks with Audie Cornish about the ruling. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:55:00 +0000 editor 42439 at http://wkms.org