KSMU Radio http://ksmu.org en The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan http://ksmu.org/post/hidden-costs-fighting-polio-pakistan Pakistan is currently at the center of the global effort to eradicate polio. Although the country has reported only about a <a href="http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx">hundred</a> cases this year, that's more cases than in all other nations combined.<p>Eliminating the paralyzing disease is a major logistical operation in Pakistan. More than 200,000 vaccinators fan out across the country, several times a year, to inoculate millions of children. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:59:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 12028 at http://ksmu.org The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says http://ksmu.org/post/mcdonalds-responsible-treatment-workers-agency-says McDonald's shares responsibility for how workers are treated at its franchised restaurants, the general counsel's office for the National Labor Relations Board announced Tuesday.<p>Since November 2012, NLRB has had 181 cases filed involving McDonald's. Many have been dismissed, but the agency <a href="https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/nlrb-office-general-counsel-authorizes-complaints-against-mcdonalds">said</a> that McDonald's USA LLC will be considered a joint employer in cases that are found to have merit.<p>Restaurant chains have fought such a designation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:19:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 12026 at http://ksmu.org McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia http://ksmu.org/post/france-presses-deal-sell-two-warships-russia France plans to go ahead with the sale of two warships to the Kremlin, even as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/29/336324858/white-house-threatens-more-russian-sanctions-as-kerry-decries-ukrainian-rebels">the European Union and U.S. strengthen sanctions on Russia</a> amid continued fighting in Ukraine and the aftermath of the downed Malaysian airliner.<p>People in St. Nazaire, the port town where the boats are being built, agree: The contract with Moscow should be fulfilled, they say. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 12027 at http://ksmu.org France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia Convoy of Hope Replaces Home Destroyed in Moore, OK Tornado http://ksmu.org/post/convoy-hope-replaces-home-destroyed-moore-ok-tornado <p>Convoy of Hope has handed over a new home and new future to a family that survived the deadly tornado that decimated Moore, Oklahoma last year. KSMU’s Alissa Zhu has the story.</p><p>Over one year ago, Jamie Baker crawled out of the wreckage of her home that had been destroyed by a tornado. On Tuesday, she received the keys to a brand-new house built with donated funds on the same property where her old one had stood.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:58:06 +0000 Alissa Zhu 12024 at http://ksmu.org Convoy of Hope Replaces Home Destroyed in Moore, OK Tornado Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic http://ksmu.org/post/court-rejects-law-threatening-mississippis-last-abortion-clinic A federal appeals court has rejected a Mississippi law that would have forced the state's only abortion clinic to close.<p>In a 2-1 <a href="http://jacksonfreepress.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/news/documents/2014/07/29/JWHO_Ruling.pdf">decision</a>, a panel of the 5th U.S. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 12025 at http://ksmu.org Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic