KUVO/KVJZ http://kuvo.org en Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour http://kuvo.org/post/bob-dole-returns-kansas-gratitude-tour In Kansas this week, a political icon returned home. Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole has been traveling the state, meeting with friends and supporters who embraced his long political career.<p>Dole is not running for office, but the 90-year-old has a tour schedule that could tire a politician half his age. He's made 10 public appearances over three days, including a stop at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.<p>Dole has touched on serious topics during the trip. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:39:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 5300 at http://kuvo.org Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home http://kuvo.org/post/why-bill-gates-fights-diseases-abroad-not-home This week in Seattle, Bill and Melinda Gates are attending a meeting of the minds.<p>Five-hundred of the world's top innovators in global health have gathered for the <a href="http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2014/04/Building-for-Impact-The-2014-Global-Health-Product-Development-Forum">Global Health Product Development Forum,</a> an annual event in which scientists, engineers, policymakers and activists work to develop new tools for fighting diseases.<p>Since the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began in 2000, the nonprofit has invested a lot of money in education in the U.S. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:38:00 +0000 NPR Staff 5301 at http://kuvo.org Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress http://kuvo.org/post/after-bangladesh-factory-disaster-efforts-show-mixed-progress One year ago Thursday, an eight-story factory building in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. The disaster at Rana Plaza brought new attention to safety conditions in the country's booming garment industry.<p>In the year since then, some of the world's biggest retailers have begun inspecting Bangladesh's factories more aggressively. But in other ways efforts to reform the industry have fallen short.<p>When sewing machine operator Aklima Khanam arrived at Rana Plaza on April 24, 2013, some of her coworkers were milling around outside. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:37:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 5303 at http://kuvo.org After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions http://kuvo.org/post/when-money-trumps-need-college-admissions At some schools, the admissions process itself can work against low-income students, according to Georgia Nugent, former president of Kenyon College and a senior fellow at the Council of Independent Colleges.<p>Nugent says during her tenure at Kenyon, there were low-income students at the bottom of the admissions list who sometimes weren't accepted so the school could make room for more affluent students.<p>"Approximately 90 percent of the class, we really did try to meet their full financial need," she says. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:37:00 +0000 NPR Staff 5302 at http://kuvo.org When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions The FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes http://kuvo.org/post/fda-moves-regulate-increasingly-popular-e-cigarettes The Food and Drug Administration says it will formally propose regulating e-cigarettes.<p>Early Thursday, the agency unveiled a long-awaited rule that would give it power to oversee the increasingly popular devices, much in the way that it regulates traditional cigarettes.<p>"It's a huge change," FDA Commissioner <a href="http://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/commissionerspage/default.htm">Margaret Hamburg</a> told reporters in a briefing Wednesday, before the official announcement of the agency's plans. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:03:00 +0000 Rob Stein 5299 at http://kuvo.org The FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes