WVAS http://wvasfm.org en Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich http://wvasfm.org/post/sandwich-monday-korean-steak-sandwich Ever since we landed in San Francisco and refused to leave, we've heard people talking about the Korean steak sandwich at <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/rheas-deli-and-market-san-francisco">Rhea's Deli and Market</a>. People say things like "It's amazing" and "Get away from me, I'm trying to eat" and "Did you just lick a drop of sauce off of my shirt? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:05:00 +0000 Ian Chillag 52169 at http://wvasfm.org Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage http://wvasfm.org/post/colo-effort-ease-court-confusion-over-same-sex-marriage The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages. As Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee reports, he's trying to have the matter both ways — dropping his opposition to lawsuits against the state's gay marriage ban, while still pushing the courts to continue enforcing it. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Colorado Public Radio. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 52168 at http://wvasfm.org After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill http://wvasfm.org/post/after-5-weeks-haggling-congress-inks-bipartisan-va-bill <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=After+5+Weeks+Of+Haggling%2C+Congress+Inks+Bipartisan+VA+Bill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1MzkxMDEyMTY5MDA4NjI2NGQ4Yg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 52167 at http://wvasfm.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks http://wvasfm.org/post/its-boom-times-pop-shops-mobile-shopping-clicks Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first — shops that last for a limited time only.<p>Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.<p>"As long as they can change it back, they can do whatever they want," says Joe LaPadula. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Elise Hu 52166 at http://wvasfm.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets http://wvasfm.org/post/house-votes-end-full-fare-rule-airline-tickets The House voted Monday to allow airlines to advertise lower prices for their routes.<p>The Transparent Airfares Act, which was approved with minimal debate, would overturn a <a href="http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/04/25/2011-9736/enhancing-airline-passenger-protections#h-42" target="_blank">2012 rule</a> that requires airlines to post the full price of tickets, including taxes and fees.<p>Shoppers are smart enough to figure out the price of an airline ticket without federal regulation, said Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio, a bill co-sponsor.<p>"Talk about the nanny state," he said. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 52159 at http://wvasfm.org House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication http://wvasfm.org/post/taliban-pakistan-derails-world-polio-eradication Last January Salma Jaffar was shot while she was going door to door in Karachi, giving children drops of the polio vaccine.<p>"Even when they took out the pistol, I couldn't understand why he was taking out the gun," Jaffar says of the two men who pulled up on a motorcycle and started shooting at the vaccination team.<p>"But when he opened fire, that is when I thought it was the end of the life," she says. "My first thought was that I won't be able to see my children again."<p>Jaffar was shot four times: twice in her arm and twice in her chest. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 52162 at http://wvasfm.org Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision http://wvasfm.org/post/international-court-rules-against-russia-50-billion-decision Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company. Russia seized the company in 2003 and put owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky in jail on tax and fraud charges. <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=International+Court+Rules+Against+Russia+In+%2450+Billion+Decision&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTc0MTg1MDEyNTUxMTQxMDRkODNiYw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 52152 at http://wvasfm.org Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York http://wvasfm.org/post/teacher-tenure-challenge-spreads-california-new-york Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.?<p>That question is at the center of the heated debate about teacher tenure. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 52163 at http://wvasfm.org Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews http://wvasfm.org/post/teacher-tenure-fight-spills-ny-where-new-lawsuit-brews <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=Teacher+Tenure+Fight+Spills+Into+N.Y.%2C+Where+A+New+Lawsuit+Brews&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMjQ1NzYwMDEyMjU5MjA0MjE0Yzg1Mg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 52161 at http://wvasfm.org Tales Of Migration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities' http://wvasfm.org/post/tales-immigration-explore-modern-day-odysseys-and-hyphenated-identities For many writers, the migrant's journey is a storytellers' dream. The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and inherent literary drama. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Bilal Qureshi 52158 at http://wvasfm.org Tales Of Migration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities'