Korva Coleman http://wfpl.org en Send Your Haiku To Mars! NASA Seeks Poets http://wfpl.org/post/send-your-haiku-mars-nasa-seeks-poets Galactic poet?<p>Here's how to become famous.<p>Send your work to Mars!<p>NASA is raising awareness for its upcoming launch of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft with its <a href="http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/education-outreach/">Going to Mars project</a>. Thu, 02 May 2013 14:49:42 +0000 Korva Coleman 5229 at http://wfpl.org Send Your Haiku To Mars! NASA Seeks Poets Midwest Rivers Crest As Flooding Turns Deadly http://wfpl.org/post/midwest-rivers-crest-flooding-turns-deadly Flooding continues to plague the upper Midwest, as waters crested at record highs in places and weary river-town residents watched the flood markers for signs of relief.<p>NPR's David Schaper, reporting from Chicago, tells our Newscast Unit that the Mississippi River continues to rise, overtopping small levees north of St. Louis. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:51:10 +0000 Korva Coleman 5119 at http://wfpl.org Midwest Rivers Crest As Flooding Turns Deadly Boy Scouts Propose Ending Ban On Gay Youth http://wfpl.org/post/boy-scouts-propose-ending-ban-gay-youth The Boy Scouts of America says it will propose lifting its ban of gay members of the organization. The matter will be put to a vote of its 1,400 members of the Boy Scout National Council next month.<p>In a statement, the Boy Scout organization says the issue of homosexual Scouts is "complex and challenging" and the group has undertaken "the most comprehensive listening exercise in its history". The group says it's hard to determine the effect of keeping the ban on homosexual Scouts or dropping it. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:28:46 +0000 Korva Coleman 5056 at http://wfpl.org Boy Scouts Propose Ending Ban On Gay Youth Which Is The Most Miserable U.S. City? Detroit. http://wfpl.org/post/which-most-miserable-us-city-detroit <em>Forbes</em> magazine is out with its latest ranking of "<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2013/02/21/detroit-tops-2013-list-of-americas-most-miserable-cities/">Most Miserable Cities</a>" in the U.S. and of 20 metropolitan areas listed, Detroit is on top.<p>The list takes into account the <a href="http://www.miseryindex.us/default.aspx">Misery Index</a>, created by economist Arthur Okun, which combines the unemployment rate and the rate of inflation. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:41:11 +0000 Korva Coleman 4141 at http://wfpl.org Which Is The Most Miserable U.S. City? Detroit. Beijing's Smog Is So Bad They're Cancelling Flights http://wfpl.org/post/beijings-smog-so-bad-theyre-cancelling-flights The pollution in China's capital has intensified again, and some residents are turning to gas masks to breathe. The U.S. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:55:29 +0000 Korva Coleman 3674 at http://wfpl.org Beijing's Smog Is So Bad They're Cancelling Flights Equal Pay For Equal Work: Not Even College Helps Women http://wfpl.org/post/equal-pay-equal-work-not-even-college-helps-women A startling new report finds freshly graduated college women will likely face this hurdle when entering the work world: they're worth less than equally educated men.<p>The <a href="http://www.aauw.org/index.cfm">American Association of University Women</a> is releasing a new study that shows when men and women attend the same kind of college, pick the same major and accept the same kind of job, on average, the woman will still earn 82 cents to every dollar that a man earns.<p><a href="http://www.aauw.org/GraduatetoaPayGap/upload/AAUWGraduatingtoaPayGapReport.pdf">The study</a>, called <em>Grad Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:50:51 +0000 Korva Coleman 2146 at http://wfpl.org Equal Pay For Equal Work: Not Even College Helps Women Storm Forces Republicans To Cancel Monday Convention Events http://wfpl.org/post/storm-forces-republicans-cancel-monday-convention-events Tropical Storm Isaac has been difficult to track, but its potential to affect Florida has caused the Republican National Convention to change its plans. Events for Monday have been canceled, though the committee will convene briefly. As Alan Greenblatt <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/08/23/159918874/will-tropical-storm-isaac-blow-the-gop-convention-off-course">reported for It's All Politics</a>, this is now the second-consecutive Republican National Convention to be delayed by a storm.<p><strong>Update at 8:55 p.m. ET. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:41:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 1460 at http://wfpl.org Storm Forces Republicans To Cancel Monday Convention Events Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies http://wfpl.org/post/neil-armstrong-first-man-walk-moon-dies Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, known for his <a href="http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11.step.html">words</a>, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," has died. The first man ever to walk on the moon was 82.<p><strong>Update at 5:15 p.m. ET:</strong><p>Armstrong's family has released a statement, saying he died following cardiovascular procedures. <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/topics/people/features/armstrong_obit.html">NASA published it here</a>. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 19:55:46 +0000 Korva Coleman 1459 at http://wfpl.org Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies