WFSU http://news.wfsu.org en Making The Label Matter: A Record Company's Return From Obscurity http://news.wfsu.org/post/making-label-matter-record-companys-return-obscurity Today, there's so much music being released that it can be hard to know what to check out, let alone buy. Mark Rye says that when he worked at a record label in the 1970s, the process was easier — in part because you could often guess what a record would sound like if you knew who released it.<p>"At that time, it was very much an identifier for the kind of music," he says. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:01:00 +0000 Christopher Werth 54595 at http://news.wfsu.org Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up http://news.wfsu.org/post/amid-smoking-decline-look-whos-still-lighting Robin Koval is making a career of her changed tobacco habit.<p>"I'm a child of a smoker — my father was a heavy smoker," Koval says. "Really typical to the way the story goes, I started smoking when I was 15."<p>Now she is president and CEO of Legacy, a foundation devoted to <a href="http://www.legacyforhealth.org/about">preventing tobacco use</a>.<p>Koval is working in a rapidly changing landscape. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 54593 at http://news.wfsu.org Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up Families With Disabled Kids Fire Back Against Teacher's Union Lawsuit Over New Program http://news.wfsu.org/post/families-disabled-kids-fire-back-against-teachers-union-lawsuit-over-new-program <p>Six Florida families with disabled children want to block a lawsuit challenging the state’s newest voucher program.&nbsp; They say a move by the state teacher’s union to invalidate a broader bill on educational choice options, is bad policy.</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:55:35 +0000 Lynn Hatter 54592 at http://news.wfsu.org Families With Disabled Kids Fire Back Against Teacher's Union Lawsuit Over New Program Wisconsin's Collective Bargaining Limits Survive Legal Challenges http://news.wfsu.org/post/wisconsins-collective-bargaining-limits-survive-legal-challenges Wisconsin's Supreme Court has upheld Governor Scott Walker's signature law restricting public employee union bargaining rights. The law has already been upheld twice in federal court, but, as Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson reports, the new decision in state court effectively ends legal challenges to the law. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Wisconsin Public Radio. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Shawn Johnson 54596 at http://news.wfsu.org On Either Side Of Gaza, Leaders' Gain Support — But Blame Game Awaits http://news.wfsu.org/post/either-side-gaza-leaders-gain-support-blame-game-awaits Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians. For more on the changes to public opinion, Ari Shapiro speaks with Camil Fuchs of Tel Aviv University and Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:26:00 +0000 editor 54594 at http://news.wfsu.org