88.9 KETR http://m.ketr.org en Fed Continues To Ease Up On Economic Stimulus http://m.ketr.org/post/fed-continues-ease-economic-stimulus The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will ease up slightly on its efforts to stimulate the economy.<p>Fed officials said that there is still room for improvement in the labor market, but with the economy growing, they expressed concern that inflation might start ticking up.<p>Continuing its own recent trend, the Fed announced it will be buying fewer up fewer financial assets. It's on track to end its bond-buying program in October.<p>Starting in August, the Fed will buy $10 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities a month, which is a cut from $15 billion. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:38:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 57056 at http://m.ketr.org Women Defy Turkey's Deputy PM, Who Said Women Shouldn't Laugh In Public http://m.ketr.org/post/women-defy-turkeys-deputy-pm-who-said-women-shouldnt-laugh-public Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç stirred some controversy on Monday, when during an Eid el-Fitr speech, he said chaste women should not laugh in public.<p>"Chastity is so important," <a href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/women-should-not-laugh-in-public-turkish-deputy-pm-says-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=69732&NewsCatID=338">Arınç said, according to the Hurriyet Daily News</a>. "It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men. [She] will have chasteness. Man will have it, too. He will not be a womanizer. He will be bound to his wife. He will love his children. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 57057 at http://m.ketr.org Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later http://m.ketr.org/post/problem-drinking-midlife-linked-memory-trouble-later To ward off big memory problems in your 70s and beyond you may want to cork the bottle more often now.<p>In a <a href="http://www.ajgponline.org/article/S1064-7481(14)00167-5/fulltext">study</a> of 6,500 people published this week, adults with a midlife history of drinking problems were more than twice as likely as those without alcohol problems to suffer severe memory impairment decades later.<p>Researchers from the <a href="http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/">University of Exeter Medical School</a>, in Exeter, England, analyzed the records of more than 6,542 American adults who had been tracked f Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:54:00 +0000 editor 57058 at http://m.ketr.org Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies http://m.ketr.org/post/sierra-leone-doctor-who-led-fight-against-ebola-dies For the past several months, Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had been one of the top doctors battling the deadliest and largest Ebola outbreak in history.<p>Khan had treated over a 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and was hailed by the government as a "national hero."<p>Then last week Khan caught the virus himself. He died Tuesday, Reuters <a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/us-health-ebola-africa-idINKBN0FY1H420140729">reports</a>, while receiving treatment at a clinic in Kailahun, Sierra Leone.<p>"He fought like an animal. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:00 +0000 editor 57055 at http://m.ketr.org Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff http://m.ketr.org/post/some-loyal-foursquare-users-are-checking-out-after-swarm-spinoff <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQAJmmVsi1g</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Elise Hu 57054 at http://m.ketr.org Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials http://m.ketr.org/post/us-issues-travel-restrictions-venezuelan-officials The State Department on Wednesday announced it was revoking visas for a number of Venezuelan government officials the U.S. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 57053 at http://m.ketr.org U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials Desk Desk Evolution http://m.ketr.org/post/desk-desk-evolution <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU0Xk5pv3BA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEQj_b2nsn8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2qoiUWfWM4</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:13:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 57052 at http://m.ketr.org Desk Desk Evolution WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks http://m.ketr.org/post/watch-video-shows-women-narrowly-escape-death-railroad-tracks <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goFcYEKCuEU</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 57051 at http://m.ketr.org WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate http://m.ketr.org/post/us-economy-rebounds-spring-gdp-expanding-4-percent-rate The Commerce Department had some good news about the U.S. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:05:00 +0000 editor 57050 at http://m.ketr.org Pop-Up Books Make Environmental Science Easy-Peasy For Kids http://m.ketr.org/post/pop-books-make-environmental-science-easy-peasy-kids For the average school kid, weighty, wonky topics like conservation, climate change and the circular economy might sound off-putting, if not downright dull. Yet Christiane Dorion has sold millions of children's books about these very concepts.<p>The trick? She never mentions them. "You can teach anything to children if you pitch it at the right level and use the right words," said the U.K.-based author.<p>Dorion distills hefty environmental concepts into bite-sized, kid-friendly explanations. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:03:54 +0000 Melissa Pandika 57049 at http://m.ketr.org Pop-Up Books Make Environmental Science Easy-Peasy For Kids