Monday, August 24, 2015

Show Notes 08-23-2015

Sunday show 08-23-15

Amid Declining Participation, USDA's School Lunch Program Embraces 'Cultural Inclusion'
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 changed the nutrition requirements for school lunches and breakfasts, but the U.S. Agriculture Department says the law also gives schools the flexibility to prepare meals that are "familiar to kids from culturally diverse backgrounds."
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“The First Amendment prohibits the government, including government public colleges and universities, from infringing on free speech and the free exercise of religion,” says a new letter dispatched to educational the institutions by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the head of the House Judiciary Committee.
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Popular novelist vs feminists: “There's no way to make myself not male”
Jonathan Franzen, the popular author of "The Corrections" and other books, has come under fire from feminists. "Purity," Franzen's forthcoming novel, features a radical feminist character who forces her husband to sit down when he uses the bathroom to atone for his maleness.
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U.S. Government Made ‘Humanized’ Mice With Tissue from Babies 17- to 22-Weeks Gestational Age
A group of government researchers working for a National Institutes of Health laboratory in Montana made “humanized mice” by implanting the mice with tissues cut from human livers and thymuses taken from babies at 17 to 22 weeks gestational age.
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New York City, the R Rated Version
On a crowded pedestrian plaza in Times Square, half a dozen topless women pose for pictures with passers-by. The only thing concealing their breasts is red, white and blue body paint.
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Britain and France crack down on economic migrants
Britain and France on Thursday announced tougher security tools to guard the Channel Tunnel, a new joint police command to target human traffickers and 10 million euros ($11.2 million) in new British government money to help asylum seekers — and send others back home.
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How splitting a church changed American history
300,000 miles on horseback, from the Atlantic to the Appalachians, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, for 45 years, he spread the Gospel. This was Francis Asbury, Methodist circuit riding preacher who was born Aug. 20, 1745.
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Can tech turn moon into world's biggest billboard?
Japanese sports drink company Pocari Sweat is tapping into the moon’s immense advertising potential with its ambitious plan to land the drink on the moon’s surface.
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Stairway to the stars: Company receives patent for 'space elevator'
Like something out of "The Jetsons," Canadian firm Thoth Technology has been granted a U.S. patent for a space elevator. The proposed "freestanding space tower" would reach a little over 12 miles above the Earth, according to an announcement from the company.
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