A bill to ban trans fats in public schools initially cleared the state senate yesterday. The ban is more stringent than proposals in other states because it goes beyond the lunchroom. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Comments are closed.


October 27, 2016 | NPR · Mike McQueary testified in the defamation case that he had reported seeing another former coach, Jerry Sandusky, abusing a boy. McQueary says he was fired in retaliation for helping investigators.

October 27, 2016 | NPR · Dharun Ravi accepted a plea deal after courts overturned his original conviction. Tyler Clementi killed himself after secret video taken by Ravi of Clementi kissing a man was shown to other students.

October 27, 2016 | NPR · Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy still face charges stemming from an armed standoff in 2014 with federal agents at their father’s ranch in Nevada.

Arts & Life

October 27, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

Sony Pictures Entertainment
October 27, 2016 | NPR · After three adaptations, including The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, the lively heresies of Dan Brown’s bestselling thrillers have sunk into timid incoherence.

Courtesy of Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures
October 27, 2016 | NPR · In Jim Jarmusch’s jagged documentary, Iggy Pop reflects on the necessary recklessness that made The Stooges punk legends.


Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac