Cheryl Corley http://wmuk.org en Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants http://wmuk.org/post/iowa-mayor-calls-caring-cities-take-young-immigrants Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have been crossing the Southern border of the U.S. over the past few months.<p>That's led to protests and debates — not only in the Southwest but across the country, as children have been given shelter in cities and towns that are sometimes quite far from the border.<p>In Iowa — a state with a history of providing a safe place for refugees — the question of these undocumented minors has caused a stark divide. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 16040 at http://wmuk.org Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA http://wmuk.org/post/latinos-wary-all-out-push-sign-aca All throughout the country, supporters of the Affordable Care Act have worked to reach the uninsured, holding health fairs and putting ads on TV and radio.<p>The push continues to get as many enrolled as possible, especially Latinos — the most uninsured group in the country.<p>Illinois has taken its show on the road with its Road 2 Coverage statewide mobile tour. In Chicago, Jose Munoz points to Road 2 Coverage's huge RV plastered with the Illinois marketplace slogan — "Get Covered Illinois" — parked outside the field house at Humboldt Park. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:51:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 13257 at http://wmuk.org Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA Commuters Ditch Cars For Public Transit In Record Numbers http://wmuk.org/post/commuters-ditch-cars-public-transit-record-numbers During the morning rush at Chicago's Union Station, commuter trains pull in, the doors open and a crush of people, newspapers and coffee cups in hand, pour off like a flood.<p>Financial analyst Nader Kouklan says he makes the trip from the suburbs to Chicago's downtown every day.<p>"It's easier and just a faster way to get to work, rather than having to deal with the traffic of the morning commute," Kouklan says.<p>Law student Amalia Romano rides Chicago's Metra line, too.<p>"I take it because I don't want to pay $16 to park every day," Romano explains.<p>Romano and Kouklan are among the incre Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:37:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 13101 at http://wmuk.org Commuters Ditch Cars For Public Transit In Record Numbers Holidays For Kids Mean Headaches For Administrators http://wmuk.org/post/holidays-kids-mean-headaches-administrators Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>School districts typically build emergency days into their calendars in case of bad weather. But this winter's relentless snow and bitter cold have some schools reeling. Now, administrators are scrambling to find creative ways to make up for lost time, even as they prepare for more severe weather. NPR's Cheryl Corley has that story.<p>CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: What's the most crucial factor when it comes to schools these days? Not tests or transportation or even grades. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 12299 at http://wmuk.org Big Cities See Violent Crime Rates Fall In 2013 http://wmuk.org/post/big-cities-see-violent-crime-rates-fall-2013 Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>At the start of this new year, a number of cities in the United States, including its five largest, have a common story to tell about crime. In 2013, they all saw violent crime rates drop significantly. Some also saw murder rates drop to historic lows. From Chicago, NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.<p>CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: The sharpest declines in crime last year occurred in New York City and Philadelphia. Los Angeles and Houston saw reductions as well. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 11482 at http://wmuk.org