The state health department announced a plan this week to fight childhood obesity on a new front, one that might be a little bit surprising. As KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney explains, it involves…Happy Meals.

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October 13, 2015 | KHN · A legal change that eases some of the health insurance requirements for small employers may actually help bolster coverage for their workers.

October 13, 2015 | NPR · President Cecile Richards said accusations that the women’s health group illegally profits from tissue provided to researchers has “nothing to do with our fetal tissue donation compliance process.”

October 13, 2015 | NPR · Most people don’t need scans or surgery, but they do want relief from lower-back pain. Physical therapy isn’t a cure, a study finds, but it did help some people regain mobility more quickly.

Arts & Life

October 13, 2015 | NPR · The Morning Edition Book Club listeners can put their questions to the novelist Lauren Groff, author of the latest selection, “Fates And Furies.” Renee Montagne explains how to submit a question.

October 12, 2015 | NPR · A debate over academic freedom of speech sparked in summer 2014 when the University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over a controversial set of tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

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October 12, 2015 | NPR · A collection of first drafts, letters, outtakes and photos on display in New York City illuminate the inner workings of Ernest Hemingway’s meticulous writing process — failures, flaws and all.


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October 13, 2015 | KCRW · KCRW’s Jason Bentley spins music by Disclosure, Jamie xx, Basement Jaxx and more in this week’s two-hour EDM mix.

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October 13, 2015 | FolkAlley · A forceful, piano-driven song that previews the folk-pop singer’s sophomore album is also a conversation-starter about choices and consequences.

October 12, 2015 | NPR · Care to hear four years’ worth of the music played on Kmart’s loudspeakers? Well, whether or not you do, now you can — on Mark Davis explains why he collected and uploaded the tunes.

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