National News

U.S. Teacher: I Did 7 Months Of Forced Labor In A Chinese Jail

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:30

Stuart Foster of South Carolina was jailed last year in Guangzhou for theft. He says he was forced to assemble Christmas lights, some of them exported to the U.S.

» E-Mail This

ACLU Sues California For 'Equal Learning Time'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:24

At high poverty schools, "students rarely experience a normal school day, let alone semester or year."

» E-Mail This

PODCAST: The cost of concussions

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:09
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 09:47 Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

This really might not be enough to prevent a concussion.

There's a big rush to reduce concussions in sports. But the technology has yet to catch up with the demand

Ever wonder why public radio sometimes feels a little like a classroom? Well there's a reason. More from our new LearningCurve series

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 29, 2014 Hosted By Stacey Vanek SmithPodcast Title 05-29-14 Marketplace Mid-day Update: The cost of concussionsStory Type BlogSyndication PMPApp Respond No

The Future Of Online Ed Isn't Heading Where You Expect

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:03

A workforce-based initiative on a twin island nation shows the true potential of free online education.

» E-Mail This

Curveball: Celebrity musicians and online education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:37
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:33 iStockPhoto <a href="http://marketplaceapm.polldaddy.com/s/digital-music">View Survey</a> by Dan AbendscheinSyndication PMPApp Respond NoBranded story type Curveball

Medicare Frequently Overpays Doctors For Patients' Visits

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:34

The agency that runs Medicare said it doesn't plan to review the billings of doctors who almost always charge for the most expensive visits because it isn't cost-effective to do so.

» E-Mail This

Curveball: Celebrity musicians and online education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:33
<a href="http://marketplaceapm.polldaddy.com/s/digital-music">View Survey</a>

LeBron James And Lance Stephenson Share Odd And Quiet Moment In NBA Game

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:33

There are many ways to psych out an opponent. The Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson went the unconventional route last night, softly blowing into LeBron James' ear.

» E-Mail This

With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:29

The town of Jos has been the scene of widespread Muslim-Christian killings for years. One group is now working — with some apparent success — to keep the violence from spiraling out of control.

» E-Mail This

Google's White Male-Heavy Staff Underlines Tech's Diversity Problem

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:28

After years of stalling, Google released a demographic breakdown of its staff that shows the company as 70 percent male and 61 percent white.

» E-Mail This

'Belle': Romance, Race And Slavery With Jane Austen Style

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:17

After the success of movies about the brutality of slavery, the film Belle brings a whole new perspective. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw talks about her role as a mixed-race 18th century heroine.

» E-Mail This

How maternity jeans and T-shirts led to Juicy Couture

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:32

The Juicy Couture brand is probably best known for the brightly colored tracksuits that were favored by celebrities in the early 2000s. But athletic wear wasn’t what Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor had in mind when they started the brand -- a story they tell in a new book, “The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It Into a Global Brand”.

Skaist-Levy says the two knew they wanted to make a ready-to-wear line together:“So we set out to create the perfect T-shirt. We’re really not into disposable clothes, we love things to last,  [to] get better and better as you wash them.”

To the pair, the perfect T-shirt was “buttery, buttery, buttery soft. We love soft,” says Skaist-Levy.

In the beginning, those T-shirts were branded with the tagline, “Made in the Glamorous USA.”

“In the beginning, what’s crazy is that everything we made, every bit of cotton, everything, came from the U.S., came from the Carolinas,” says Nash-Taylor. “Today, you couldn’t do that. You just couldn’t, none of those mills even exist anymore.”

Listen to the full interview above to hear more from the Juicy Couture founders including why maternity jeans were so important to their first collection; how they spent that first $200; and what it was like to sell their company at the height of its popularity.

JuicyCouture.com

Doctors Say They Would Shun Aggressive Treatment When Near Death

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:22

There's a big difference between the kind of death doctors say they want and the care the average person receives at the end of life. Doctors want less rather than more.

» E-Mail This

ON THE AIR

KBBI is Powered by Active Listeners like You

As we celebrate 35 years of broadcasting, we look ahead to technology improvements and the changing landscape of public radio.

Support the voices, music, information, and ideas that add so much to your life.Thank you for supporting your local public radio station.

FOLLOW US

Drupal theme by pixeljets.com ver.1.4