Tamara Keith http://wuwm.com en Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis http://wuwm.com/post/central-american-leaders-stop-white-house-talk-border-crisis The presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras met with President Obama at the White House Friday, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions to the crisis. <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=Central+American+Leaders+Stop+By+White+House+To+Talk+Border+Crisis&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDExMTQwMDEzNjkwODAzMTkxNmQ4Zg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 36871 at http://wuwm.com Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen http://wuwm.com/post/glenn-beck-takes-his-campaign-against-common-core-big-screen <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=Glenn+Beck+Takes+His+Campaign+Against+Common+Core+To+The+Big+Screen&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA2NDA4NzY1MDEyODkzMjYyNTkxZjFiZQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>We begin this hour with the Common Core, which is getting a little less common. The writing and math standards for kids - excuse me - the reading and math standards for kids from kindergarten through high school were adopted by most states in the country. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 36699 at http://wuwm.com Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs http://wuwm.com/post/congress-and-biden-aim-job-training-actually-leads-jobs Something pretty remarkable happened Tuesday afternoon in a small windowless auditorium next door to the White House. President Obama signed a new law: the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.<p>It streamlines and updates the nation's job training programs and was 11 years overdue. The bill got overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.<p>"Folks in Congress got past their differences; they got a bill to my desk," Obama said at the signing ceremony. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 36635 at http://wuwm.com Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick http://wuwm.com/post/kicking-can-down-road-habit-thats-hard-kick The Senate is expected to vote on a temporary transportation spending bill later this week — with an emphasis on the word <em>temporary</em>.<p>The bill would keep highway funding flowing through May of next year, and avert a looming infrastructure crisis. Without congressional action, the highway trust fund would run out of cash in August.<p>The short-term fix follows a familiar pattern. It goes something like this:<p>First, panic erupts because the government is going to shut down — or a program is going to run out of money — or a tax will automatically rise. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:49:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 36451 at http://wuwm.com Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick Obama Unrolls New Sanctions Against Russia http://wuwm.com/post/obama-unrolls-new-sanctions-against-russia Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>President Obama had some announcements today on U.S. policy overseas. In the White House briefing room, the president ran through a long list of what he described as pressing foreign policy challenges - questions about the election results in Afghanistan, Iranian nuclear talks, the ongoing violence between Hamas and Israel and finally, the situation in Ukraine. The U.S. government imposed new sanctions on Russia today over interference in that country. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:02:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 36203 at http://wuwm.com A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty http://wuwm.com/post/mothers-essay-challenges-assumptions-about-poverty The stereotype of the so-called welfare queen driving a luxury car while leaching off of society is an enduring one.<p>Darlena Cunha takes on this idea <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/08/this-is-what-happened-when-i-drove-my-mercedes-to-pick-up-food-stamps/">in a personal essay</a> published Tuesday by <em>The Washington Post</em>. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 35875 at http://wuwm.com A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky? http://wuwm.com/post/what-can-100-million-buy-you-besides-election-kentucky For the amount of money that's expected to be spent in the Kentucky race for U.S. Senate this year, you could buy a bottle of the state's own Maker's Mark whiskey for nearly every man, woman and child in the state.<p>Some observers say the election could end up as the most expensive Senate race in history, with spending topping $100 million. And why wouldn't it be? It's at the heart of the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.<p>The incumbent, Mitch McConnell, is the top Republican in the Senate and could become majority leader. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 35858 at http://wuwm.com What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky? How To Be A Professional Triangle Player In 17 Easy Steps http://wuwm.com/post/how-be-professional-triangle-player-17-easy-steps The participatory journalist <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98642668" target="_blank">George Plimpton</a> did many things. He boxed against Sugar Ray Robinson. He tried his hand as a high wire circus performer. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 35332 at http://wuwm.com How To Be A Professional Triangle Player In 17 Easy Steps Obama Gets Real, Meeting The Authors Behind White House Letters http://wuwm.com/post/obama-gets-real-meeting-authors-behind-white-house-letters When President Obama delivered a speech about the economy in Minneapolis on Friday, a woman named Rebekah Erler sat in the audience with her family.<p>The White House billed the president's two-day trip to Minnesota as at least in part a "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0x4aSM5yM4">day in the life of Rebekah</a>" — and it's a throwback, in a sense, to a time before Barack Obama was a household name.<p>In 2007, when his candidacy was still considered a long shot, then-Sen. Obama spent a day walking in the shoes of a home health aide.<p>"I'm Pauline Beck. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 34795 at http://wuwm.com Obama Gets Real, Meeting The Authors Behind White House Letters Democrats Hope For Work-Life Balance To Act As Lever In Midterms http://wuwm.com/post/democrats-hope-work-life-balance-act-lever-midterms The Obama administration held the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families on Monday. Keeping the focus on topics like paid leave, equal pay and workplace flexibility is seen by Democrats as a winning strategy in the midterm elections. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 34424 at http://wuwm.com