Education
12:46 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Student 'Growth' Measurement Concerns Some Kentucky Superintendents

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Some Kentucky superintendents have expressed concern with at least one indicator educators use to measure accountability, and education officials say tweaks to state’s new Unbridled Learning system could be forthcoming.

In the Kentucky Department of Education’s monthly webinar, Commissioner Terry Holliday said superintendents’ No. 1 concern is measuring student growth.

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The Two-Way
11:03 am
Fri November 8, 2013

More Jobs Than Expected Added, But Jobless Rate Rose In Oct.

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Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 10:12 am

  • On 'Morning Edition': NPR's John Ydstie previews the October jobs report

There were 204,000 jobs added to payrolls in October, about 80,000 more than economists expected. But the jobless rate edged up to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

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Local News
11:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Byline Today: Rand Paul's Plagiarism Troubles, Hugh Haynie Exhibition and College Hoops

This week, Rand Paul addressed the plagiarism found in his speeches and writing, the Frazier History Museum prepared an exhibition showcasing the work of the late editorial cartoonist Hugh Haynie and the sports world's eyes turned toward the new college basketball season.

We'll talk about these stories and more this afternoon on Byline.

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Local News
9:04 am
Fri November 8, 2013

5 Years of Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats AP Poll Rankings, in 1 Chart

Louisville Cardinals fans celebrating the 2013 men's college basketball national championship.
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College basketball in Kentucky has been anything but boring the past five seasons. The Louisville Cardinals men's team won the national championship in April; the Kentucky Wildcats won it the season before.  Each has spent time ranked No. 1; each has at times left fans disappointed.

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It's All Politics
6:23 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Why Chris Christie's Popularity May Tear His Party Apart

Gov. Chris Christie visits with students at Jose Marti Freshman Academy in Union City, N.J., on Wednesday.
Rich Schultz AP

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 5:11 pm

Chris Christie has become a national phenomenon.

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Politics
6:21 am
Fri November 8, 2013

How Kennedy's Assassination Changed The Secret Service

The limousine carrying President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital after he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, with Secret Service agent Clint Hill riding on the back.
Justin Newman AP

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 10:45 am

Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, a moment that left an indelible mark on those who remember it.

It also permanently changed the agency charged with protecting the president — the U.S. Secret Service.

Looking back at the images of Kennedy, first lady Jackie Kennedy, Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife waving as they rode through the streets of Dallas in an open Lincoln, it all looks terribly innocent and naive.

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Local News
6:13 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Legendary Louisville Cartoonist Hugh Haynie, Through His Son's Eyes

Hugh Haynie (used with permission)

Judge Smith Haynie has had a long day. He's tired from his work in the courtroom. But when he leaves the bench and heads to a museum showcase of his late father Hugh Haynie's editorial cartoons, he can't keep still.

"You want two famous cartoons?" he asks me as he bounds across a room in the Frazier History Museum. He's pointing at a pair of framed cartoons that comment on the U.S. space program of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He singles out one, which he calls "Moon Rocks."

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The Two-Way
9:16 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Obama Apologizes To Those Who Lost Health Plans

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 8:20 pm

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," President Obama said Thursday, speaking about Americans who will lose their current health insurance plans.

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Environment
4:13 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

'Breathless and Burdened' Series Details Challenges Faced by Coal Miners Filing Black Lung Claims

A miner at the black lung laboratory in the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, West Virginia, is having his lung capacity tested to determine whether he has the disease in 1970.
Jack Corn Environmental Protection Agency

For coal miners who believe they have debilitating black lung disease, filing a claim is a lengthy process. It’s one that’s also often futile. Only about 14 percent of claims led to an award during the 2012 fiscal year, and after appeals, that number is likely even lower.

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Education
4:04 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Kentucky Remains Above National Average In Reading While Including More Special Needs Students

Kentucky has posted above average reading results, again, in the latest release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress—also known as the Nation’s Report Card—and this year, education officials are celebrating the inclusion of more special needs students than ever before.

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