Craig LeMoult http://kgou.org en Some States Find Ways To Restore Cut Food Stamp Funding http://kgou.org/post/some-states-find-ways-restore-cut-food-stamp-funding Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.<p>Last month, President Obama made a special trip to Michigan to sign the farm bill, finally passed after two years of disagreement in Congress. One important clause said to take effect this month is a major cut to food stamps. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the cuts would affect about 850,000 households, saving about $8.5 billion over the next 10 years. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:12:00 +0000 Craig LeMoult 24316 at http://kgou.org A Homemade Wooden Luge Track Launches Teen To Sochi http://kgou.org/post/homemade-wooden-luge-track-launches-teen-sochi It's single-digit cold as Brett West steps into the snow in his backyard in Ridgefield, Conn., and points to a wooden monstrosity. It stands 32 feet high and looks kind of like a wooden roller coaster.<p>"The whole thing's made of wood — two-by-fours, four-by-fours and 3-quarter-inch plywood, all pressure-treated lumber, with a lot of screws."<p>The homemade track was the first training ground for his son, <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/WE/Tucker-West">Tucker</a>, an 18-year-old who is the youngest member of the U.S. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:03:00 +0000 Craig LeMoult 22099 at http://kgou.org A Homemade Wooden Luge Track Launches Teen To Sochi In Newtown, Making Promises To Transform A Tragedy http://kgou.org/post/newtown-making-promises-transform-tragedy Nicole Hockley says she used to be the kind of person who knew where she was going in life. Then, last Dec. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 22:13:00 +0000 Craig LeMoult 19222 at http://kgou.org In Newtown, Making Promises To Transform A Tragedy After Newtown Tragedy, Some Schools Are All But Bulletproof http://kgou.org/post/after-newtown-tragedy-some-schools-are-all-bulletproof As parents send their kids off to school this fall, many are wondering what's been done since last year to make sure they're safe.<p>Many schools have embraced new security measures since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, from uniformed police on hallway patrol to shatterproof laminated windows.<p><strong>'How Could This Have Happened?'</strong><p>Bob Gay of Newtown, Conn., has a tattoo on his arm of his daughter Josephine's footprints as a baby and the number "2560," for the number of days she was alive.<p>"Joey," as her parents call her, was one of the 20 children killed in the sho Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:25:31 +0000 Craig LeMoult 13274 at http://kgou.org After Newtown Tragedy, Some Schools Are All But Bulletproof