Delmarva Public Radio http://delmarvapublicradio.net en LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/la-judge-rules-sale-clippers-can-move-ahead A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The judge decided that Sterling's wife, Shelly, was within her rights to agree to an earlier $2 billion sale of the team. Dan Woike has been reporting on the story for the <em>Los Angeles Register</em>. He speaks with Audie Cornish about the ruling. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:55:00 +0000 editor 58541 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/judge-rules-against-sterling-allows-la-clippers-sale-proceed A probate judge has ruled that Donald Sterling cannot block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.<p>Shelly Sterling, his estranged wife, had <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/30/317328419/shelly-sterling-l-a-clippers-will-be-sold-to-steve-ballmer-for-2-billion" target="_blank">arranged</a> in May to sell the NBA franchise to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion.<p>Donald Sterling sued to block the deal. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:11:00 +0000 editor 58540 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/sandwich-monday-korean-steak-sandwich Ever since we landed in San Francisco and refused to leave, we've heard people talking about the Korean steak sandwich at <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/rheas-deli-and-market-san-francisco">Rhea's Deli and Market</a>. People say things like "It's amazing" and "Get away from me, I'm trying to eat" and "Did you just lick a drop of sauce off of my shirt? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:05:00 +0000 Ian Chillag 58538 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich Margot Adler, A Venerable And Beloved NPR Voice, Passes At 68 http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/margot-adler-venerable-and-beloved-npr-voice-passes-68 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Margot+Adler%2C+A+Venerable+And+Beloved+NPR+Voice%2C+Passes+At+68&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMjQ1NzYwMDEyMjU5MjA0MjE0Yzg1Mg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 58539 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/teacher-tenure-fight-spills-ny-where-new-lawsuit-brews <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Teacher+Tenure+Fight+Spills+Into+N.Y.%2C+Where+A+New+Lawsuit+Brews&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5MjM1MDEyODE2MzMyMTZmZDQwMg001)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 58537 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net An Uneasy End To Ramadan In Gaza, Where Fighting Intensifies Once More http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/uneasy-end-ramadan-gaza-where-fighting-intensifies-once-more <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=An+Uneasy+End+To+Ramadan+In+Gaza%2C+Where+Fighting+Intensifies+Once+More&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDc0NDkyMDEzMTQ4ODU0MTE0OGNiNg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 58536 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net A Deal Between 'Dollar' Stores Raises The Stakes Against Wal-Mart http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/deal-between-dollar-stores-raises-stakes-against-wal-mart <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=A+Deal+Between+%27Dollar%27+Stores+Raises+The+Stakes+Against+Wal-Mart&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDc0NDkyMDEzMTQ4ODU0MTE0OGNiNg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 58535 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/international-court-rules-against-russia-50-billion-decision Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company. Russia seized the company in 2003 and put owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky in jail on tax and fraud charges. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 58534 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/after-5-weeks-haggling-congress-inks-bipartisan-va-bill <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=After+5+Weeks+Of+Haggling%2C+Congress+Inks+Bipartisan+VA+Bill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 58533 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/colo-effort-ease-court-confusion-over-same-sex-marriage The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages. As Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee reports, he's trying to have the matter both ways — dropping his opposition to lawsuits against the state's gay marriage ban, while still pushing the courts to continue enforcing it. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Colorado Public Radio. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 58532 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/its-boom-times-pop-shops-mobile-shopping-clicks Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first — shops that last for a limited time only.<p>Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.<p>"As long as they can change it back, they can do whatever they want," says Joe LaPadula. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Elise Hu 58530 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks This Albino Redwood Tree Isn't Dead — But It Came Close http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/albino-redwood-tree-isnt-dead-it-came-close <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=This+Albino+Redwood+Tree+Isn%27t+Dead+%E2%80%94+But+It+Came+Close&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzg0MDExMDEyMTYyMjc1MDE3NGVmMw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 58529 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/house-votes-end-full-fare-rule-airline-tickets The House voted Monday to allow airlines to advertise lower prices for their routes.<p>The Transparent Airfares Act, which was approved with minimal debate, would overturn a <a href="http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/04/25/2011-9736/enhancing-airline-passenger-protections#h-42" target="_blank">2012 rule</a> that requires airlines to post the full price of tickets, including taxes and fees.<p>Shoppers are smart enough to figure out the price of an airline ticket without federal regulation, said Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio, a bill co-sponsor.<p>"Talk about the nanny state," he said. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 58531 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/taliban-pakistan-derails-world-polio-eradication Last January Salma Jaffar was shot while she was going door to door in Karachi, giving children drops of the polio vaccine.<p>"Even when they took out the pistol, I couldn't understand why he was taking out the gun," Jaffar says of the two men who pulled up on a motorcycle and started shooting at the vaccination team.<p>"But when he opened fire, that is when I thought it was the end of the life," she says. "My first thought was that I won't be able to see my children again."<p>Jaffar was shot four times: twice in her arm and twice in her chest. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 58525 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/teacher-tenure-challenge-spreads-california-new-york Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.?<p>That question is at the center of the heated debate about teacher tenure. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 58526 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/another-appeals-court-tosses-same-sex-marriage-ban For the second time this summer, a federal appellate court has voted to strike down a ban on same-sex marriage.<p>A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a district court judge's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/276807609/virginias-same-sex-marriage-ban-is-ruled-unconstitutional" target="_blank">decision</a> that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.<p>"We do not dispute that states have refused to permit same-sex marriages for most of our country's history. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 editor 58528 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/medicare-costs-stabilize-its-problems-are-far-fixed Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which finances about half of the health program for seniors and the disabled, won't run out of money until 2030, the program's trustees said Monday. That's four years later than projected last year, and 13 years later than projected the year before the passage of the Affordable Care Act.<p>But that's not the case for the part of Social Security that pays for people getting disability benefits. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:43:00 +0000 editor 58527 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Jenny Lewis' 'The Voyager' Is An Album To Spend Time With http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/jenny-lewis-voyager-album-spend-time <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Jenny+Lewis%27+%27The+Voyager%27+Is+An+Album+To+Spend+Time+With&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Our rock critic Ken Tucker has a review of the new album by Jenny Lewis called "The Voyager." Lewis began her career as a child actress. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:52:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 58521 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/star-trek-lgbt-spokesperson-what-it-takes-be-takei Many fans know George Takei from his role as Mr. Sulu on the 1960s show <em>Star Trek</em>. But in the past decade, he has drawn followers who admire him because of who he is — not just who he has played. Now, the new documentary <a href="http://tobetakei.com/">To Be Takei</a> may interest more people in Takei's life.<p>Takei's personal story offers insights into a couple of key chapters of American political and cultural history.<p>After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, Takei and his family were among the 127,000 Americans of Japanese descent forced into internment camps. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:52:00 +0000 editor 58520 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei' Big Money In Dollar Tree's Acquisition Of Family Dollar http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/big-money-dollar-trees-acquisition-family-dollar In an $8.5 billion deal, Dollar Tree has agreed to acquire its rival discount chain, Family Dollar. What does this mean for Dollar General? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 58524 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Big Money In Dollar Tree's Acquisition Of Family Dollar Are House Calls Making A Comeback? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/are-house-calls-making-comeback Long ago, doctors visited the sick instead of the other way around. In our modern era of crowded waiting rooms, it&#8217;s hard to believe there ever was another way. Yet, this may soon change.<p>Due to a growing older population and rising medical costs, the doctor home visit is getting a second look. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 58523 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Are House Calls Making A Comeback? Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From 'And So It Goes' To 'Princess Bride' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/rob-reiner-reflects-making-movies-and-so-it-goes-princess-bride Whether as an actor in the classic 1970s show &#8220;All in The Family,&#8221; or as the director of films such as &#8220;When Harry Met Sally,&#8221; &#8220;This is Spinal Tap&#8221; and &#8220;The Princess Bride,&#8221; <strong>Rob Reiner</strong> has been making people laugh for decades.<p>His latest film is the romantic comedy &#8220;And So It Goes,&#8221; a sort of &#8220;When Harry Met Sally&#8221; for the senior citizen set starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.<p>Reiner said in his romantic comedies he explores what he&#8217;s come to know about the relationships between women and Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 58522 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From 'And So It Goes' To 'Princess Bride' Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/margot-adler-npr-journalist-three-decades-dies Margot Adler, one of the signature voices on NPR's airwaves for more than three decades, died Monday at her home in New York City. She was 68 and had been battling cancer.<p>Margot joined the NPR staff as a general assignment reporter in 1979. She went on to cover everything from the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic to confrontations involving the Ku Klux Klan in Greensboro, N.C., to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.<p>"Her reporting was singular and her voice distinct," Margaret Low Smith, NPR's vice president for news, said in an announcement to staff. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0000 editor 58519 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/fast-food-scandal-revives-chinas-food-safety-anxieties A U.S. company that supplies meat to some of the world's largest fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a Chinese subsidiary, after reports that it was selling expired products.<p>The food safety scandal that erupted in China in the last week has also spread overseas, affecting chain restaurants in Japan and Hong Kong, and prompted calls for tighter food safety regulation in China.<p>The privately held OSI is headquartered in Aurora, Ill., and claims 50 manufacturing facilities worldwide. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 58518 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/faa-seeks-12-million-fine-against-southwest-airlines The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that it intends to fine Southwest Airlines $12 million for flying Boeing 737 airplanes without making proper repairs.<p>Beginning in 2006, Southwest began "extreme makeover" alterations to address cracking of aluminum skin on 44 jetliners, the FAA said in a <a href="http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=16754" target="_blank">news release</a>.<p>The agency's investigation found that Aviation Technical Services Inc., a Southwest contractor, failed to follow proper procedures during repairs. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:25:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 58517 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/it-may-be-summer-economists-week-feels-christmas This week is summer's sweet spot — the peak time for pool parties, fresh-picked berries and cool drinks. But for economists, it may feel more like Christmas — so much to unwrap!<p>Each day will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy. So economists, investors and workers will have plenty to ponder. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:37:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 58515 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/stop-cheating-nuclear-officers-ditch-grades The young officers at <a href="http://www.warren.af.mil/">F.E. Warren Air Force Base</a> have an enormous job: to keep 150 nuclear-tipped missiles ready to launch at a moment's notice.<p>Understandably, they're expected to know exactly what they're doing.<p>Three times a month, they're tested on the weapons and the codes used to launch them. Anything less than 90 percent is a fail.<p>But until recently, even 90 percent wasn't really good enough. "I was told that if I got a 90 on a test, I was a D student — and I would be treated that way," says Lt. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:19:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 58516 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mens-y-chromosome-size-really-may-not-matter Basic biology has it that girls are girls because they have two X chromosomes — the things inside cells that carry our genes. Boys are boys because they have one X and one Y. Recently, though, there's been a lot of debate in scientific circles about the fate of that Y chromosome — the genetic basis of maleness.<p>Very early in the evolution of the Y chromosome, explains <a href="http://wi.mit.edu/people/faculty/page">Dr. David Page</a>, a geneticist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, something pretty dramatic happened: The ancestral Y lost most of its genes. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:41:00 +0000 Rob Stein 58514 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/times-transition-get-practical-about-your-finances <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+Times+Of+Transition%2C+Get+Practical+About+Your+Finances+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now we're going to talk about matters of personal finance as we have mentioned, this is the last week of our program and that means many of us are finding ourselves in transition. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:22:00 +0000 editor 58513 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/where-birds-are-not-where-youd-think This is a trick question. Where would you expect to find the greatest variety of birds?<p>Downtown, in a city?<p>Or far, far from downtown — in the fields, forests, mountains, where people are scarce?<p>Or in the suburbs? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:19:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 58512 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think