Turned down for a job? Software may be the reason If you've been turned down for a job in recent years, it might have been courtesy of the company's hiring software. The software systems winnow down a pool of job applicants before a human -- namely, a hiring manager -- ever lays eyes on candidates' resumes.5:25 p.m.
ProPublica on Minnesota's 'Grandma Brigade' The "Grandma Brigade" is a grassroots politicking effort going on in Minnesota that is feeding up to the national Democratic Party. PRoPublica reporter
Lois Beckett speaks with MPR News about the group.5:54 p.m.
Thanks, But No Thanks: When Post-Disaster Donations Overwhelm
It happens after every disaster. People want to help, but their donations often turn out to be a burden. Newtown, Conn., for example, was so inundated with gifts, it asked people to stop sending them. Instead, disaster aid groups are trying to figure out a better way to channel good intentions.
'A Life In Friendships' Is A Life Well-Lived
Susanna Sonnenberg's life has been full of interesting women, and in a new memoir she tells their stories. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer says that She Matters: A Life in Friendships is a beautifully written book about the bonds, and the boundary issues, between women.
Ohio Town Reels As Rape Case Accusations Fly
Steubenville, Ohio, is divided over the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl. Two high school football players have been charged, but images spread via social media have sharply divided the town. Some argue that other players were also involved and have accused local authorities of a cover-up.
Buyback Program Gets Some Guns Off Mexican Streets
In Mexico City, the government is offering cash, new bikes and computers for guns. The mayor says the buyback program is taking dangerous weapons out of commission. But mayors of some cities overrun by drug traffickers say law-abiding citizens need guns for protection.
U.S. Ranks Below 16 Other Rich Countries In Health Report
Americans are sicker and die sooner than their counterparts in comparable nations. No single cause can account for the difference, but improving medical care will only help so much, as disparities can be traced to dietary choices, drugs and alcohol, guns, and even cars.