Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Show Notes 09/01/2013

Show Sunday 09/01/13

Mississippi indictment highlights pitfalls of power for sheriffs
Many American lawmen believe, in part because of the way the Constitution is written, that there is no higher power than the office of the sheriff, with even the President of the United States being penultimate to the badge.

Justice Ginsburg, the Cheney sisters, and same-sex marriage
In a ceremony at the Kennedy Center Saturday evening, Justice Ginsburg performed the wedding of Michael Kaiser, who runs the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and John Roberts.

Egypt deports Al-Jazeera English language
Egyptian authorities say they have deported three members of a TV crew working for the English-language version of Qatar-based news broadcaster Al-Jazeera, after they were detained for nearly a week and accused of working illegally.

Researchers say you shouldn't wash your chicken
Julia Child did it and, according to recent studies, so do about 90 percent of people: rinse their raw birds before cooking.

Enjoying several glasses of wine each week may not only protect your heart, it may also help protect your mental health, a new study suggests.
Researchers in Spain have found that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol especially wine was linked with a lower risk of depression.

Fast food wage protest: Is 15 an hour asking too much
Fast-food workers protested this week for higher pay in cities across the US, highlighting the economic squeeze that low-wage workers are feeling during a period of protracted weakness in the labor market.

School virginity test proposal brings outrage from education officials
A school district in Indonesia has considered giving a virginity test to female high school students.
"We are planning a virginity test for SMA (senior high school) girls and their equivalent,” H. M. Rasyid, head of the educational office in Prabumulih, South Sumatra, told Kompas on Aug. 19, according to the news site Khabar, Southeast Asia.

Obama: Sex Ed for Kindergartners ‘Is the Right Thing to Do’
The Chicago Public Schools this year are mandating that the district’s kindergarten classes include sex education, fulfilling a proposal President Barack Obama supported in 2003 when he served in the Illinois state senate and later defended when he ran for president in the 2008 election cycle.

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