WRUR http://wrur.org en Angélique Kidjo On World Cafe http://wrur.org/post/ang-lique-kidjo-world-cafe Angelique Kidjo is a musical superstar from Benin, West Africa. Since her album <em>Logozo</em> in 1991, she has graced stages around the globe. Now living in Brooklyn, Kidjo has a pair of new projects to discuss here, along with a performance from the stage of World Cafe Live.<p>Kidjo's new album <em>Eve </em>is dedicated to the women of Africa; it includes music for her mother, whose work in theater inspired Kidjo to perform. In this session, she'll discuss her ongoing work with UNICEF and the overwhelming problems confronting African women today. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:56:00 +0000 editor 6141 at http://wrur.org Angélique Kidjo On World Cafe Robert Ellis On World Cafe http://wrur.org/post/robert-ellis-world-cafe Robert Ellis and his road band perform songs from his fine third album, <em>The Lights From the Chemical Plan</em>t, in this <em>World Cafe</em> session. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:18:00 +0000 editor 6140 at http://wrur.org Robert Ellis On World Cafe Florida School Offered Kids Caffeine On Test Day http://wrur.org/post/florida-school-offered-kids-caffeine-test-day Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Some stores post a warning: Disobedient children will be given and a puppy and an espresso. Maybe that's not so bad. Kids at a Melbourne, Florida elementary school were given caffeine. Each kid was offered trail mix and Mountain Dew on the morning of standardized tests. A grandmother got the school to stop, but the principal says she read a study on keeping kids' energy levels stable. By the way, Creole Elementary is rated an A+ school. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:10:00 +0000 editor 6137 at http://wrur.org Canadian Police Extricate Bear From Jar http://wrur.org/post/canadian-police-extricate-bear-jar Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>Winnie the Pooh is often found head-first in a jar of honey. For a bear in Canada, birdseed was too much to resist. Residents in Sudbury, Ontario spotted a bear stumbling down the street, unable to see where it was going, because a large jar of birdseed was stuck on its head. It even bumped into a police car. The cops, you will be happy to know, got experts there to sedate the bear and cut the jar off its head.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:05:00 +0000 editor 6138 at http://wrur.org In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents http://wrur.org/post/tulsa-combining-preschool-help-parents At preschools in Tulsa, Okla., teachers are well-educated and well-paid, and classrooms are focused on play, but are still challenging. One nonprofit in Tulsa, the Community Action Project, has flipped the script on preschool. The idea behind its Career Advance program is simple: To help kids, the group believes, you often have to help their parents.<p>The program combines Head Start for children with intensive training for their parents, designed to help them find well-paying jobs. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:23:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 6139 at http://wrur.org In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents Haagen-Dazs Experiments With Veggie Ice Cream http://wrur.org/post/last-word-business-60 Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Our last word in business is: Veggie Ice Cream.<p>Japanese parents trying to get their kids to eat vegetables can skip to desert.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Haagen-Dazs is testing vegetable-flavored ice cream in Japan. Flavors include tomato cherry and carrot orange.<p>INSKEEP: Mm. It is healthier than traditional ice cream, although, not because of the vegetable content. Mainly because the milk content is lower. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:23:00 +0000 editor 6136 at http://wrur.org Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban http://wrur.org/post/legal-battle-over-affirmative-action-continues Steve Inskeep talks to Lee Bollinger, a former president at the University of Michigan, about Tuesday's ruling. Bollinger was president during two earlier landmark affirmative action cases. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:23:00 +0000 editor 6135 at http://wrur.org How Hospitals Can Reduce Disabilities For Stroke Patients http://wrur.org/post/how-hospitals-can-reduce-disabilities-stroke-patients Research finds when hospitals initiate rapid response programs to treat stroke victims, response time is cut and fewer patients die. The stroke patients also have fewer significant disabilities. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:23:00 +0000 editor 6134 at http://wrur.org Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters http://wrur.org/post/san-francisco-library-hires-social-worker-help-homeless-patrons Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Whether they like it or not, libraries in some cities serve as homeless shelters. People come off the streets to find quiet and warmth. If libraries want to do something about this, they have some choices: They can put homeless visitors back out on the street. San Francisco libraries want to get them back on their feet.<p>Scott Shafer reports from member station KQED.<p>SCOTT SHAFER, BYLINE: On a recent weekday morning, San Francisco library patron Jacqueline Diehl enters the city's main branch. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:23:00 +0000 editor 6133 at http://wrur.org A Knuckleball No More: World Cup Soccer Ball Gets A Redesign http://wrur.org/post/knuckleball-no-more-world-cup-soccer-ball-gets-redesign John Eric Goff, the chair of the physics department at Lynchburg College, explains the science of the 2014 World Cup soccer ball. The Adidas Brazuca is expected to perform better than the version used in South Africa in 2010. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:50:00 +0000 NPR Staff 6130 at http://wrur.org