Jennifer Ludden http://kut.org en Forecasting Climate With A Chance Of Backlash http://kut.org/post/forecasting-climate-chance-backlash When it comes to climate change, Americans place great trust in their local TV weathercaster, which has led climate experts to see huge potential for public education.<p>The only problem? <a href="http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/images/files/2011_Mason_AMS_NWA_Weathercaster_Survey_Report_NA_doc_pdf%281%29.pdf" target="_blank">Polls</a> show most weather presenters don't know much about climate science, and many who do are fearful of talking about something so polarizing.<p>In fact, if you have heard a weathercaster speak on climate change, it's likely been to deny it. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:50:30 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 6648 at http://kut.org Forecasting Climate With A Chance Of Backlash FMLA Not Really Working For Many Employees http://kut.org/post/fmla-not-really-working-many-employees Twenty years after President Bill Clinton signed the <a href="http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/">Family and Medical Leave Act</a>, workers' rights groups say many employees still must choose between their family or their job.<p>They're marking the anniversary with calls to expand the law, and for Congress to pass a new one that would provide paid leave.<p><strong>What Falls Under The FMLA?</strong><p>FMLA provides up to 12 weeks per year of unpaid leave if an employee has a new baby or a serious illness in the family. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:51:22 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 6464 at http://kut.org FMLA Not Really Working For Many Employees Debating The Impact of an Immigration Crackdown http://kut.org/post/debating-impact-immigration-crackdown In 2007, when Virginia's Prince William County ordered police to check <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11867294">the immigration status</a> of anyone they had "probable cause" to suspect was in the U.S. unlawfully, the impact was swift at family restaurant Ricos Tacos Moya.<p>"Suddenly nobody showed up," says Stacey Moya, an employee, and daughter of the owner. "Nobody was around. Not one soul. We would go hours without any customers, any clients. Nothing."<p>After community protests, the policy was soon watered down. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:42:37 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 5977 at http://kut.org Debating The Impact of an Immigration Crackdown College Grads Struggle To Gain Financial Footing http://kut.org/post/college-grads-struggle-gain-financial-footing Most of the estimated 1.5 million people graduating from a four-year college this spring will soon be looking for a job.<p>If the experiences of other recent college grads are any guide, many will be disappointed.<p>A new Rutgers University <a href="http://www.heldrichpodcasts.com/Chasing_American_Dream_Report.pdf" target="_blank">survey</a> of those who graduated from college between 2006 and 2011 finds that just half of those grads are working full time.<p><strong>Settling For Part Time</strong><p>"I thought I wasn't going to get a job," says Caitlin LaCour, who entered Columbia College Chic Thu, 10 May 2012 13:56:15 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 4204 at http://kut.org College Grads Struggle To Gain Financial Footing