New Hampshire Public Radio http://nhpr.org en "Soldier Girls: The Battles Of Three Women At Home And At War" http://nhpr.org/post/soldier-girls-battles-three-women-home-and-war <p>In her new book, author Helen Thorpe tells the tales of three female National Guard members, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.&nbsp; Thorpe traces their stories: from their expectations joining the Guard&nbsp;before 9/11, to their experiences going off to war, and then troubles on the home front.</p><p><strong>GUEST:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Helen Thorpe - </strong>journalist and author from Denver, CO. Her most recent book is "Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War."</li></ul> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 54567 at http://nhpr.org "Soldier Girls: The Battles Of Three Women At Home And At War" Evolution Of The American Office: Nikil Saval's "Cubed" http://nhpr.org/post/evolution-american-office-nikil-savals-cubed <p>From the early days of counting houses, when office jobs were looked down on but were still considered a refuge from factory work,&nbsp; to the modern day cubicle. We talk with author Nikil Saval about his new book "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace<em>." (This show was originally broadcast on 7/2/14)</em></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>GUEST: &nbsp;</strong></p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 51160 at http://nhpr.org Evolution Of The American Office: Nikil Saval's "Cubed" Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana's Abortion Law http://nhpr.org/post/judge-blocks-enforcement-louisianas-abortion-law Louisiana's new abortion law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. But a lawsuit challenged the law on the basis that the requirement was medically unnecessary and would result in the closure of the state's abortion clinics. <a href="http://reproductiverights.org/sites/crr.civicactions.net/files/documents/LA%20Order.pdf">A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked</a> the measure.<p>In his ruling, U.S. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:51:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 54705 at http://nhpr.org Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients http://nhpr.org/post/volunteer-docs-peru-take-shopping-trip-look-patients After a couple days operating on people in Iquitos, Peru we realize we're going to need some more patients.<p>We started with about 50 candidates, with hernias, tumors or unidentified pains. But most were excluded for a variety of reasons. Some were too old or weak, and we feared complications with their hearts. Some never returned with the x-rays (relatively affordable at government clinics) we would need before operating. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Dave Ohlson 54702 at http://nhpr.org Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height http://nhpr.org/post/more-evidence-adhd-drugs-dont-curb-ultimate-height More and more kids <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/22/246771526/more-children-are-being-medicated-for-adhd-than-before">are being diagnosed</a> with <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002518/">attention deficit hyperactivity disorder</a>, and many are medicated — often with stimulant drugs like Ritalin or Adderall.<p>With so many children taking these drugs, plenty of parents and doctors are concerned about <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/05/30/187268305/missplaced-blame-on-childhood-ritalin-for-later-substance-abuse">potential side effects</a> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Katherine Hobson 54700 at http://nhpr.org More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus http://nhpr.org/post/archaeologists-find-brewery-remains-virginia-campus <blockquote>Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that salves sold the school hops.<p></blockquote> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Archaeologists+Find+Brewery+Remains+At+Virginia+Campus&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:00 +0000 54701 at http://nhpr.org Japanese Baseball Games Goes 50 Innings http://nhpr.org/post/japanese-baseball-games-goes-50-innings <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=Japanese+Baseball+Games+Goes+50+Innings&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:59:00 +0000 54703 at http://nhpr.org Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted? http://nhpr.org/post/why-did-crowd-flee-shanghai-subway-after-foreigner-fainted One Saturday night this summer, a foreigner fainted and fell to the floor of a Shanghai subway car.<p>The passengers around him scattered. Not a single person tried to help.<p>When the train arrived at the next station, hundreds rushed out, nearly trampling each other.<p>The incident was captured on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMbwov9UD3w">closed-circuit cameras</a>. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 54704 at http://nhpr.org Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted? Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky State Fair http://nhpr.org/post/pie-crust-scandal-hits-kentucky-state-fair <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=Pie+Crust+Scandal+Hits+Kentucky+State+Fair&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMjk1OTc3MDEzNTA2NzQ1NjE4NjJmYQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:42:00 +0000 54699 at http://nhpr.org Another NFL Season, Another Year LA Is Without A Team http://nhpr.org/post/another-nfl-season-another-year-la-without-team <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=Another+NFL+Season%2C+Another+Year+LA+Is+Without+A+Team&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:25:00 +0000 54695 at http://nhpr.org Senegal Is Fifth West African Nation Hit With Ebola http://nhpr.org/post/senegal-fifth-west-african-nation-hit-ebola <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=Senegal+Is+Fifth+West+African+Nation+Hit+With+Ebola&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ0NzQzMDEzMjA3NjYzMThiMzQ4ZQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:14:00 +0000 54696 at http://nhpr.org Democratic Candidates May Find Obama A Liability http://nhpr.org/post/politics-news-32 <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=Democratic+Candidates+May+Find+Obama+A+Liability&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1NDU0MDEzMzc2OTczMTc2Y2RjYw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:58:00 +0000 54698 at http://nhpr.org Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President http://nhpr.org/post/deborah-rutter-becomes-kennedy-centers-first-female-president <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=Deborah+Rutter+Becomes+Kennedy+Center%27s+First+Female+President&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1NDU0MDEzMzc2OTczMTc2Y2RjYw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:58:00 +0000 54697 at http://nhpr.org Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford http://nhpr.org/post/librarians-are-luxury-chicago-public-schools-cant-afford Two years ago, the Chicago Public Schools budgeted for 454 librarians. Last year, the budget called for 313 librarians, and now that number is down to 254.<p>With educators facing tough financial choices, having a full-time librarian is becoming something of a luxury in Chicago's more than 600 public schools.<p>It's not that there's a shortage of librarians in Chicago, and it's not mass layoffs — it's that the librarians are being reassigned.<p>"The people are there, they're just not staffing the library, they're staffing another classroom," says Megan Cusick, a librarian at Nancy B. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:28:00 +0000 54694 at http://nhpr.org Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests http://nhpr.org/post/our-use-little-words-can-uh-reveal-hidden-interests One Friday night, 30 men and 30 women gathered at a hotel restaurant in Washington, D.C. Their goal was love, or maybe sex, or maybe some combination of the two. They were there for speed dating.<p>The women sat at separate numbered tables while the men moved down the line, and for two solid hours they did a rotation, making small talk with people they did not know, one after another, in three-minute increments.<p>I had gone to record the night, which was put on by a company called Professionals in the City, and what struck me was the noise in the room. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:17:00 +0000 Alix Spiegel 54691 at http://nhpr.org Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests