• News/Talk
  • Music
  • Entertainment

Good News, Bad News, No News

DINKs vs. Breeders

John Moe

Suzie Lechtenberg

1. Obama goes on a "patriotism tour" -- Amid controversy over comments by supporter Wesley Clark, Barack Obama set off on a week-long tour to talk about how much he loves America. The campaign swing, timed to coincide with the Fourth of July, took the presumptive Democratic nominee through traditionally Republican-leaning states and was intended to introduce the candidate to those voters.

2. Is mandatory coffee fetching hostile or discriminatory? -- In Pennsylvania, a receptionist who refused to fetch coffee for her boss was fired. She took the firing to court, where the judge ruled against her saying that it didn't constitute a hostile or discriminatory workplace. "While the behavior of plaintiff's supervisors may have been rude, gauche, or undesirable, their actions do not violate federal or state antidiscrimination laws," the judge wrote. What kind of news is this ruling?

3. Having kids makes you less happy -- A recent article in Newsweek argues that married couples with children are unhappier than married couples without. The article, widely circulated online this week, compiles several studies that indicate that while parents feel more fulfilled, they tend to have weaker marriages and less overall happiness. What kind of news is it that parents are more unhappy?

  • Music Bridge:
    La Avispa
    Artist: The Rainbow Orchestra
    CD: The In-Kraut (Marina)
More stories from our Good News, Bad News, No News series

Comments

  • Comment | Refresh

  • Post a Comment: Please be civil, brief and relevant.

    Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. All comments are moderated. Weekend America reserves the right to edit any comments on this site and to read them on the air if they are extra-interesting. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting.

      Form is no longer active

     

    You must be 13 or over to submit information to American Public Media. The information entered into this form will not be used to send unsolicited email and will not be sold to a third party. For more information see Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Download Weekend America

Weekend Weather

From the January 31 broadcast

Support American Public Media with your Amazon.com purchases
Search Amazon.com:
Keywords:
 ©2015 American Public Media