Tamara Keith http://kttz.org en A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty http://kttz.org/post/mothers-essay-challenges-assumptions-about-poverty The stereotype of the so-called welfare queen driving a luxury car while leaching off of society is an enduring one.<p>Darlena Cunha takes on this idea <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/08/this-is-what-happened-when-i-drove-my-mercedes-to-pick-up-food-stamps/">in a personal essay</a> published Tuesday by <em>The Washington Post</em>. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 47803 at http://kttz.org A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky? http://kttz.org/post/what-can-100-million-buy-you-besides-election-kentucky For the amount of money that's expected to be spent in the Kentucky race for U.S. Senate this year, you could buy a bottle of the state's own Maker's Mark whiskey for nearly every man, woman and child in the state.<p>Some observers say the election could end up as the most expensive Senate race in history, with spending topping $100 million. And why wouldn't it be? It's at the heart of the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.<p>The incumbent, Mitch McConnell, is the top Republican in the Senate and could become majority leader. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:38:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 47791 at http://kttz.org What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky? How To Be A Professional Triangle Player In 17 Easy Steps http://kttz.org/post/how-be-professional-triangle-player-17-easy-steps The participatory journalist <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98642668" target="_blank">George Plimpton</a> did many things. He boxed against Sugar Ray Robinson. He tried his hand as a high wire circus performer. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 47355 at http://kttz.org How To Be A Professional Triangle Player In 17 Easy Steps Administration Focuses On Challenges Working Families Face http://kttz.org/post/administration-focuses-challenges-working-families-face Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now, a big part of President Obama's two national campaign victories was a promise to help working families. His critics complain that all these years later, he's still talking about some of the very same policy prescriptions with little to show for it. Today, ideas like paid sick and maternity leave and universal preschool will take center stage at the White House Summit on Working Families, so will the challenges faced by workers caring for their children and sometimes their parents. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:23:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 46642 at http://kttz.org Political Solution Needed In Iraq, Obama Says http://kttz.org/post/political-solution-needed-iraq-obama-says President Obama is sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to gather intelligence on the insurgency. He was adamant there will be no American combat operations on the ground in Iraq. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:20:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 46492 at http://kttz.org