This Supermarket standoff has attracted national attention for its unlikely coalition of customers, workers, managers, and suppliers organizing against top executives, while traditional unions have been on the sidelines. We’ll look at how these events fit into the changing landscape of organized labor, and where unions may be headed next.
The Supreme Court will release its ruling later this morning on whether a small but controversial school choice program is constitutional.
Under the 2012 law, businesses that donate to private scholarship organizations can receive an 85 percent tax credit. The organizations then give scholarships to students attending private schools, homeschool or an out-of-district public school. Seventy percent of the scholarships go to public school students who leave the public school system for another option.
Republican US Senate candidates Bob Smith, Jim Rubens, and Scott Brown squared off this morning for a debate broadcast on WGIR. The repeated confrontations during the debate highlighted the growing tension between the trio as September 9th Primary nears.
Former State Senator Jim Rubens for weeks has been demanding Scott Brown lay out what – specifically – he would propose to replace Obamacare. That again was he tactic Rubens used Wednesday morning.
One in 68 children are thought to have autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The disorder varies widely in severity, but one common trait is the tendency to get over-stimulated by noise, lights, and other trappings of modern life. A recent effort tried to bring down the sensory stimulation — just in time for back-to-school shopping.
The Holyoke Mall is one of the most obvious places to do back-to-school shopping, but one of the last places you’d take a child who has problems with sensory overload. That describes both of Mary Ellen Demaris’s sons.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently stated that a later start time could improve the sleeping patterns and grades of middle and high school students. On today’s show: what sleeping in could do for budding minds.
Then, we’ll sleep in a bit longer to take a look at lucid dreaming, the phenomenon of being aware that you’re in a dream, even while asleep.
Plus: from La Boheme to the musical Rent, ”the starving artist” has been romanticized in popular culture. We strip away the rose-colored glasses to make the case for paying artists.
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Everyone has an ice-breaker fact about themselves right? Something quirky, cute, not too heavy? Then there those other facts, the ones you don't necessarily hide, but that you don't bring up either. This is one of those. Now, this is nothing that people close to me don’t already know. It even features on my resume, and almost always comes up in job interviews.
I’m an adult Girl Scout.
I know, it’s an oxymoron. Kind of like jumbo shrimp. But believe me, anything you have to say, I’ve heard it. I’ve gotten the confused looks and fielded the burning questions, for example: