One of the creepier stories in recent weeks has been about feet found along the shores of Washington state and British Columbia. There have been 11 or so discovered since 2007 — usually in athletic shoes.
Jake Ellison at NPR member station KPLU set out to see if he could figure out what's going on, and starts his report with this attention-getting line:
"There are likely hundreds of dead human bodies in the waters of the Northwest at any given time."
There's a hoary bit of advice in journalism that still gets passed from old-school editors to newbies: "If your mother says she loves you, check it out."
So what about your doctor? The nonprofit investigative journalism outfit ProPublica has a tool you can use to see how much money your doctor has received from drug companies. ProPublica is kind enough to share it for all to use, so I've embedded it in this post. Have at it.
President Obama presented his jobs plan to Congress Thursday evening. It proposes tax cuts to businesses that hire new employees, reforms to the unemployment insurance system and investments in schools and infrastructure. Host Michel Martin discusses the plan with National Urban League President Marc Morial and small business owner Andy Shallal.
This drive, we have t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and ball caps with our "Zapped" logo (designed by WYSO's own Juliet Fromholt) commemorating WYSO being struck twice by lightning this year. They're shockingly good!
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The entertainment industry will make four more movies and a video game in Ohio, with all of the projects taking advantage of a state motion picture tax credit.
The Ohio Department of Development says the new film industry work will be worth more than $17.1 million for the state's economy.
The new movie projects include "Confession," a murder mystery with a cast that will include actor Danny Glover and Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo; and "The Yank," a romantic comedy that will shoot in the Cleveland area and may star comic actor Fred Willard.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will visit the politically important state of Ohio on Tuesday to continue selling his job-creation plan.
The White House announced Thursday, hours before Obama was to outline details in a nationally televised speech to Congress, that he would be making Columbus, Ohio, the second stop on a tour to rally the public behind his ideas to create jobs and boost the economy.