Sunday Show 8/24/14
New go-to career for New England’s young: Farming
Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading.
Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus
Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida’s famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. There is even a county called Citrus.
Conservatives praise “Giver” as a cautionary tale about failed utopia
Conservatives are praising “The Giver,” a film depicting a futuristic society that has eliminated both personal freedom and human emotion, as a warning against the temptations of utopianism.
Atheist group attacks Arkansas pizza parlor over church bulletin discount
Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation sent a letter to Steven Rose, the owner of Bailey’s Pizza in Searcy, Ark., warning him that his pizza parlor’s offer to knock 10% off churchgoers’ tabs amounted to discrimination, local KTHV-TV reported.
How grandparents can pass down good financial wisdom
It can be tempting for grandparents to spoil their grandchildren; after all, isn’t that part of the job description? But experts warn the money and financial habits passed down from generation to generation are long lasting.
Birth control mandate: HHS offers new way for religious employers
The Obama administration took steps Friday it said would ensure that women who work for religious employers will have continued access to cost-free birth control coverage, while respecting the views of their employers.
Homeschool family sues VA social services for removing children claiming parent imagined kids illnessess
A homeschooling advocacy group announced that it is suing social services caseworkers in Shenandoah County Virginia’s Department of Social Services on behalf of homeschool parents that it says are falsely accused of child abuse and had their two children removed from parental custody and placed into foster care for over a month.
Group think school program turns kids in to sheep
An Oprah-inspired program in public schools described by critics as an intrusive, emotionally manipulative effort with the laudable goal of ending bullying, cliques, gossip and other such behaviors, has been presented to a million students in 400 cities in 47 states.
China dismisses US complaints about jet fighter intercept
Washington’s protest over a Chinese fighter jet that confronted a US jet by making three close passes was dismissed flatly this weekend by a Chinese defense official who said the fighter pilot acted “professionally” and kept a safe distance in what was a “routine” flight.