KTTZ http://kttz.org en Jenny Lewis On World Cafe http://kttz.org/post/jenny-lewis-world-cafe Jenny Lewis's new album, <em>The Voyager,</em> comes out today and we are lucky to have her as our guest playing live with her band.<p>From child actor to co-head of Rilo Kiley and thru some spectacular solo albums (<em>Rabbit Fur Coat</em> and <em>Acid Tongue</em>) plus working with Ben Gibbard in The Postal Service, we already know Jenny is a trooper. This weekend her story was chronicled in a profile in <em>The New York Times Magazine. </em><p>As we will hear today, this album took her a while, as insomnia and the death of her father threw her for a loop. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:08:00 +0000 editor 48783 at http://kttz.org Jenny Lewis On World Cafe The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan http://kttz.org/post/hidden-costs-fighting-polio-pakistan Pakistan is currently at the center of the global effort to eradicate polio. Although the country has reported only about a <a href="http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx">hundred</a> cases this year, that's more cases than in all other nations combined.<p>Eliminating the paralyzing disease is a major logistical operation in Pakistan. More than 200,000 vaccinators fan out across the country, several times a year, to inoculate millions of children. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:59:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 48782 at http://kttz.org The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says http://kttz.org/post/mcdonalds-responsible-treatment-workers-agency-says McDonald's shares responsibility for how workers are treated at its franchised restaurants, the general counsel's office for the National Labor Relations Board announced Tuesday.<p>Since November 2012, NLRB has had 181 cases filed involving McDonald's. Many have been dismissed, but the agency <a href="https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/nlrb-office-general-counsel-authorizes-complaints-against-mcdonalds">said</a> that McDonald's USA LLC will be considered a joint employer in cases that are found to have merit.<p>Restaurant chains have fought such a designation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:19:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 48780 at http://kttz.org McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia http://kttz.org/post/france-presses-deal-sell-two-warships-russia France plans to go ahead with the sale of two warships to the Kremlin, even as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/29/336324858/white-house-threatens-more-russian-sanctions-as-kerry-decries-ukrainian-rebels">the European Union and U.S. strengthen sanctions on Russia</a> amid continued fighting in Ukraine and the aftermath of the downed Malaysian airliner.<p>People in St. Nazaire, the port town where the boats are being built, agree: The contract with Moscow should be fulfilled, they say. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 48781 at http://kttz.org France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic http://kttz.org/post/court-rejects-law-threatening-mississippis-last-abortion-clinic A federal appeals court has rejected a Mississippi law that would have forced the state's only abortion clinic to close.<p>In a 2-1 <a href="http://jacksonfreepress.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/news/documents/2014/07/29/JWHO_Ruling.pdf">decision</a>, a panel of the 5th U.S. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 48779 at http://kttz.org Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic