Cheryl Corley http://wvasfm.org en Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants http://wvasfm.org/post/iowa-mayor-calls-caring-cities-take-young-immigrants Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have been crossing the Southern border of the U.S. over the past few months.<p>That's led to protests and debates — not only in the Southwest but across the country, as children have been given shelter in cities and towns that are sometimes quite far from the border.<p>In Iowa — a state with a history of providing a safe place for refugees — the question of these undocumented minors has caused a stark divide. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 51942 at http://wvasfm.org Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide http://wvasfm.org/post/faced-undocumented-minors-iowa-wrenched-stark-divide Although the governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state, more than 100 are already there. But the mayor of Des Moines, the state's largest city, and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor. They say Iowa should be welcoming and help children in need. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 51917 at http://wvasfm.org A Red July 4th Weekend Leaves Dozens Of Casualties In Chicago http://wvasfm.org/post/red-july-4th-weekend-leaves-dozens-casualties-chicago Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In Chicago, there were many shootings over the July 4 weekend. Police say nine Chicago residents were killed; more than 50 were injured. At least eight people who were shot were shot by police. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 51001 at http://wvasfm.org A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library http://wvasfm.org/post/presidential-contest-obamas-library There are 13 <a href="http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/">presidential Libraries</a> in the United States run by the National Archives, and when President Obama leaves office, the construction of the 14th library won't be far behind.<p>A <a href="http://www.obamapresidentialfoundation.org/about">nonprofit foundation</a> created to fund and build the Obama presidential library is already beginning to mull proposals from contenders who'd like to be home to the facility.<p>Think of this fight over a presidential library like a boxing match with contenders in three corners of the ring Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:18:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 50958 at http://wvasfm.org A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men http://wvasfm.org/post/chicago-students-enroll-boys-and-graduate-college-bound-men <em>This story is part of </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america" target="_blank">Men in America</a>"<em> series.</em><p>In America, nearly 40 percent of black boys live in poverty, and barely half will graduate from high school.<p>But it's quite a different story for young black men at a public charter high school in Chicago. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 50895 at http://wvasfm.org Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men Some Home Care Workers May Avoid Bargaining Fees, Court Rules http://wvasfm.org/post/some-home-care-workers-may-avoid-bargaining-fees-court-rules Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And let's turn now to NPR's Cheryl Corley in Chicago. She's been listening to a reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that non-union home healthcare workers no longer have to pay union fees.<p>CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: In a large room at Access Living, a disability rights organization in Chicago, there was plenty of criticism about the ruling. Michael Grice lost his legs in a motorcycle accident more than 40 years ago. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:09:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 50664 at http://wvasfm.org Online Gambling Dealt A Blow To State Expansion http://wvasfm.org/post/online-gambling-dealt-blow-state-expansion Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>NPR's business news begins with a setback for online gambling.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>INSKEEP: It's a multi-billion-dollar enterprise around the world. It's easy, addictive. You can do it anywhere. But Internet gambling is just getting started in the United States. It is only legal in a few states. Now the group representing the country's casino industry says it will no longer seek to expand online gambling here.<p>NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.<p>CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: In three states, it's legal to gamble online. Thu, 22 May 2014 09:12:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 48479 at http://wvasfm.org Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes http://wvasfm.org/post/why-those-tiny-microbeads-soap-may-pose-problem-great-lakes From the shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, the blue water of Lake Michigan stretches as far as the eye can see. Wed, 21 May 2014 07:21:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 48408 at http://wvasfm.org Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed http://wvasfm.org/post/across-us-bicycle-commuting-picks-speed As bicycling goes, America is far behind Copenhagen, the promised land where roads look like bicycle highways as people pedal to work. But commuting by bike in the U.S. is catching on — though geographic, income and gender disparities persist.<p>In Chicago, busy Sheridan Road is the start of the Lakefront bike trail on its north side. Thu, 15 May 2014 07:05:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 48059 at http://wvasfm.org Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation? http://wvasfm.org/post/subminimum-wages-disabled-godsend-or-exploitation The president recently signed an <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/02/12/executive-order-minimum-wage-contractors">executive order</a> raising the minimum hourly wage to $10.10 for workers employed by federal contractors — including those with disabilities.<p>That's a victory for disabled workers who can make just pennies per hour at so-called sheltered workplaces.<p>While some call sheltered workshops a godsend, others say they are examples of good intentions gone wrong.<p>Sertoma Centre, located in Chicago's south suburbs, is one such organization. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:31:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 46803 at http://wvasfm.org Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?