Friday, May 24, 2013

Show Notes 05/23/2013

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Thursday 05/23/2013

Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary Schools
The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.

Federal student aid form now using parent
Applying for federal student aid? The application no longer asks about a student's "mother" and "father." Instead, the U.S. Education Department is replacing those terms with "Parent 1" and "Parent 2."

Blanche Ely High School teacher punished after alleged sex talk
A Broward reading teacher has been suspended for 13 days without pay after her overly permissive classroom environment led to rampant student
misbehavior and students feeling emboldened enough to ask the teacher about her past sexual encounters.

Government memo warns that 3d printed guns may be impossible to stop
A new Department of Homeland Security intelligence bulletin warns it could be "impossible" to stop 3D-printed guns from being made, not to mention getting past security checkpoints.

NASA puts shuttle launch pad in Florida up for lease
Nearly two years after space shuttle Atlantis blasted off for the last time, NASA on Thursday put out a "For Lease" notice for one of its shuttle launch pads in Florida.

Mice return from month in space
A Russian capsule carrying mice and lizards has returned to Earth after spending a month in space.

Next frontier for Cheeks Kilpatrick: Panel exploring existence of alien life
A group hoping to prove alien contact with Earth has tapped former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to help convince the federal government to acknowledge the existence of extraterrestrials.

Cars ablaze as Stockholm braces for fifth night of riots
At least six cars were torched in a Stockholm suburb late Thursday, as the Swedish capital braced for a fifth night of riots.

Obama orders Holder to investigation Holder
President Obama is a little uneasy with the way journalists have been dragged into the Justice Department’s aggressive pursuit of national security leak investigations. In fact, he has ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a 45-day review of the department’s guidelines on the issue. 

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