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Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

For the first time in more than 40 years, both the overall crime rate and the overall incarceration rate have fallen by around 10 percent in a roughly five-year span, the attorney general says.


Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Many brokers feared the new federal health law would make them obsolete. But more than 40 percent of people who signed up for insurance via Kentucky's state exchange used a broker.


California Public Pension Fund Shifts To Clean Energy

The California State Teachers' Retirement System is the second-largest public pension fund in the U.S., managing nearly $200 billion. Melissa Block talks to the fund's CEO, Jack Ehnes.


Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.


Khorasan Group Composed Of Al-Qaida Veterans

One of the targets in overnight airstrikes in Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan group.


At U.N., Attention Divided Between Air Strikes And Climate Chage

President Obama headed to the UN on Tuesday with a new bombing campaign underway in Syria and the ability to tout an Arab coalition against ISIS. Fighting the threat posed by ISIS is a major focus of the UN gathering in New York. The president also turned his attention to another global issue, climate change.


Trade Lingo: 'Aunt Minnie' Lives In Your X-Rays

All Things Considered has been asking listeners to share words exclusive to their professions. In the latest installment, radiologist Dr. Harold Friedman defines what seeing an "Aunt Minnie" on a brain scan might mean.


At 'World Routes,' Airports Court Airlines To Bring In More Flights

Some describe World Routes as speed dating for the aviation industry, as airports try to court airlines and convince them to offer international flights in and out of their destinations.


Cheerleaders' Fair Wage Lawsuits Add To NFL's Problems

The NFL is facing public scrutiny about how its players treat women off the field, but the league's troubles also extend to on-field activities. Cheerleaders from five teams have brought fair wage lawsuits.


In Alaska, An Uncommon Act Of Maternal Love

Melissa Block talks with Roy Wood, a park ranger at the Katmai National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska, about Holly, a brown bear, who has adopted a yearling cub abandoned earlier by his mother.


Stockpiling Coal For Winter Proves Problematic For Power Plants

Fall is usually the season when power plants stockpile coal in preparation for higher electricity demand during the winter, but that's proving to be problematic this year.


Saving A French Dialect That Once Echoed In The Ozarks

A distinct version of French is disappearing from the isolated Old Mines region in the Missouri Ozarks. Thousands of people once spoke pawpaw French, but today only a handful of speakers remain.


Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.


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  • Theatre Review: La Cage aux Folles

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Sacramento’s Music Circus is wrapping up its summer season with a revival of “La Cage aux Folles,” a show famous for its colorful costumes worn by male dancers in drag. Jeff Hudson says this 30-year-old musical is more conventional than you think.

  • Theatre Review: The Golden State

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Writers have been poking fun at selfish, money-hoarding misers for centuries. One classic comedy from the 1600’s by French playwright Moliere is getting a contemporary California update by Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson.

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