Interpreters an important part of medical team Understanding medical jargon in hospitals and clinics can be hard enough, but for the roughly 22 million Americans who speak limited English, it can be down right impossible.5:20 p.m.
Utah Tries Four-Day Week To Curb Energy Use
In an effort to save energy, Utah has become the first state in the nation to have the majority of its state employees go to a four day week. Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says the move will also reduce the state's carbon footprint and give state employees more work flexibility. Jenny Brundin reports from KUER in Salt Lake City.
In One Ohio County, Golf Carts Patrol Streets
Some sheriff deputies in Fairfield County, Ohio, are using golf carts to save gas and money. Deputies in the community of Bremen (pop. 1,200) use the electric carts to patrol some neighborhoods. Deputies say the carts are not only more efficient, they also improve community-policing efforts. Mike Thompson reports from member station WOSU.
Tenn. College Eyes Squeezing Classes Into A Day
A community college in Gallatin, Tenn., is looking for ways to minimize the impact of soaring gas prices on students. One idea is to let students take all of their classes in one day instead of during the week. Blake Farmer reports from member station WPLN.
N.C. Sees Push To Register Young Latino Voters
Hispanic leaders are pushing the U.S.-born sons and daughters of illegal immigrants in North Carolina to register to vote. The state's largely undocumented Latino community is looking to these youths to provide its political voice.
Kabul Blast Kills At Least 40
At least 40 people have been killed in a suicide attack near the Indian Embassy in Kabul. The car bomb ripped through the front wall of the embassy near where dozens of Afghans line up every morning to apply for visas. Authorities blame the Taliban.
Times Photographer Captures Kabul Changes
Tyler Hicks, a staff photographer for The New York Times, talks about how much Kabul has changed between his first visit in 2001 and his last visit three weeks ago. Hicks was embedded with the Marines in the Southern Helmand Province until June.
San Quentin's Gym Becomes One Massive Cell
More than 360 inmates live in what was once a gymnasium. The prison no longer has room for them — or for sports and rehabilitative programs. With inmates packed so close all day, every day, racial segregation provides one of the few sources of order.
Making Drug-Resistant Germs In The Lab
Bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics can alarm public health officials. But in the laboratory, scientists consider antibiotic-resistant genes to be a useful tool. In fact, the government recently approved more than 100 requests to put antibiotic resistance into dangerous germs.
Panel Backs Cholesterol Drugs for Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics says some children as young as eight should be given anti-cholesterol drugs. Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, professor and chief of neonatology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, talks about guidelines.
From A War Outside To A War At Home
Iraq's sectarian violence has translated into irreconcilable differences for some Sunni-Shiite couples. The country's divorce rate has nearly doubled since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.