Sarah McCammon http://wxpr.org en Books With Gay Themes Put S.C. Colleges' Funding At Risk http://wxpr.org/post/gay-friendly-book-selections-put-college-funding-risk <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmt7Taz6JUU</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 07:43:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 18067 at http://wxpr.org Books With Gay Themes Put S.C. Colleges' Funding At Risk Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores http://wxpr.org/post/music-education-creativity-not-tool-test-scores In a mobile classroom — basically a trailer outfitted with a desk and some chairs — music teacher Chris Miller works with a group of active kindergartners dressed in green and khaki school uniforms. He teaches them the basics: musical concepts, artists and styles of music.<p>"Everybody repeat after me," he says. "Wade in the water." Kids sing back, "Wade in the water."<p>Though classes like Miller's still exist, the arts have been known to fall down the priority list amid pressure on schools to improve test scores. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:49:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 14565 at http://wxpr.org Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores In Rural Iowa, Distance Makes Health Care Sign-Ups A Challenge http://wxpr.org/post/rural-iowa-distance-makes-health-care-sign-ups-challenge Broadlawns Medical Center has been serving low-income residents of Des Moines, Iowa, and the surrounding countryside for decades. Now there's a twist in Broadlawns' mission as a public hospital: helping people sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.<p>On a recent Saturday morning, Jerrine Sanford traveled half an hour from the small town of Runnells to get her insurance questions answered at a hospital-run event.<p>Sanford, 47, is out of work because of a back injury. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:42:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 11260 at http://wxpr.org In Rural Iowa, Distance Makes Health Care Sign-Ups A Challenge