Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Show Notes 06-28-16

Tuesday Show 06-28-16

Blame the Parents? Child Tragedies Reveal Empathy Decline
In the aftermath of the death of a 2-year-old boy who was drowned by an alligator at a Disney resort in Florida, much of the public response has been sympathetic.
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PROFS INVESTIGATED FOR PRESENTING OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
Two professors at the University of Northern Colorado were investigated after students complained that they were forced to hear opposing viewpoints.
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Newpittsburg school superintendent accused of plagiarizing resume
 Anthony Hamlet, who was hired in May to head the city’s public schools, is accused of plagiarizing portions of his resume, including his “educational philosophy,” which the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette claims was lifted from a Washington Post editorial last year.
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Quietly schools take compassionate look at transgender rights
In North Carolina, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), one of the nation’s largest districts, last week bucked the country’s toughest transgender bathroom law.
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Americans spent $30.2B on alternative medicine in 2012, government report suggests
Many Americans believe alternative medical approaches work, and they’re not averse to shelling out hundreds of dollars annually for them, government data released Wednesday suggests.
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Abortion Requests Double After Zika Warnings in Brazil
Requests for abortions in some Latin American countries have doubled since health officials began issuing warnings about the link between Zika virus and birth defects, according to a new report.
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Obama to sign first update to toxic chemical controls in 40 years
President Obama is expected to sign new chemical rules, 40 years after the previous regulations had been set.
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