Morning Edition on KGOU http://kgou.org en To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move http://kgou.org/post/increase-productivity-ups-monitors-drivers-every-move The American workforce might want to pay attention to all those brown trucks full of cardboard boxes. UPS is using technology in ways that may soon be common throughout the economy.<p>On the surface, UPS trucks look the same as they did more than 20 years ago, when Bill Earle started driving for the company in rural Pennsylvania.<p>But underneath the surface, Earle says, the job has changed a lot. The thing you sign your name on when the UPS guy gives you a package used to be a piece of paper. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Jacob Goldstein 27423 at http://kgou.org To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move Salon Uses Image Of North Korea's Leader To Promote Discount http://kgou.org/post/salon-uses-image-north-koreas-leader-promote-discount Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Kelly McEvers. A salon in London recently used an image of North Korea's leader to promote a discount. Bad hair day? - said the sign with a picture of Kim Jong-un - 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April.<p>We're not sure how many customers opted for the sale after seeing the picture of Kim's shaved, short at the sides, puffy, parted in the middle situation - because two officials from the North Korean embassy came and ordered the sign to be taken down. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 editor 27419 at http://kgou.org Lost Sea Lion Pup Found In California Almond Orchard http://kgou.org/post/lost-sea-lion-pup-found-california-almond-orchard The pup was discovered 100 miles from the ocean. It mostly likely swam up the San Joaquin River, hopped out and couldn't find its way back. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 27420 at http://kgou.org Probe: Gains Of Integration Eroded, Especially In The South http://kgou.org/post/probe-gains-integration-eroded-especially-south Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Kelly McEvers.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning.<p>This spring will mark 60 years since Brown versus Board of Education. That's the Supreme Court ruling that was intended to end segregation in America's public schools. But a year-long study by the investigative journalism group ProPublica finds that we've never gotten to that goal. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:00 +0000 editor 27415 at http://kgou.org The Origins Of The Domesticated Chili Pepper http://kgou.org/post/origins-domesticated-chili-pepper Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Researchers believe they've discovered the origin of another pepper: The domesticated chili pepper, now the most widely grown spice crop in the world.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>The birthplace of the world's favorite spice is a fertile valley in East Central Mexico, between Oaxaca and Veracruz, not in the northeastern part of the country as previously thought.<p>MCEVERS: The Sacramento Bee reports the project conducted at the University of California, Davis was pretty complex. They used archaeology, genetics...<p>GREENE: ...and language. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 27411 at http://kgou.org Spring Breakers Who Want Snow And Thrills Ski Tuckerman's Ravine http://kgou.org/post/spring-breakers-who-want-snow-and-thrills-ski-tuckermans-ravine On a clear weekend day, as many as 3,000 people will make the 3-mile trek up the side of New Hampshire's Mount Washington to the snowfields, defying steep terrain and the threat of avalanches. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 27412 at http://kgou.org Does Business Innovation Depend On A CEO's Age? http://kgou.org/post/does-business-innovation-depend-ceos-age Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>One of the keys to success for a company or even a country is the ability to innovate, to create new ideas and products that change how people work, live and behave. And there's now new research suggesting that innovation could depend on the age of the people in charge. Of course innovation is just one measure of success. NPR's social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam has returned to join us. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 27413 at http://kgou.org Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College http://kgou.org/post/pay-it-forward-proposal-could-help-students-afford-college A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 27416 at http://kgou.org Police Trace Heavy-Breathing Emergency Caller http://kgou.org/post/police-trace-heavy-breathing-emergency-caller Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm David Greene. Police near London received a troubling emergency call. All the dispatcher could hear was heavy breathing. Cops rushed out to investigate, and found the caller running through a yard. It was a dog with a wireless phone in its mouth.<p>The Belgian Malinois named Layton must have tooth-dialed 999 - Britain's version of 911 - after snatching the phone from its owner. The owner told the Daily Mirror: He's downright naughty, but I would never swap him.<p>You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:55:00 +0000 editor 27345 at http://kgou.org Sad Panda In China Gets Her Own Play Area http://kgou.org/post/sad-panda-china-gets-her-own-play-area Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Kelly McEvers, with news of a sad panda in China. Si Jia got depressed after her only companion moved to another zoo. She's now a happy panda. The zoo where she lives built her a mini-amusement park. And now the staff at the Yunnan Safari Park in Southwest China has given her a plasma TV, where she can watch other pandas at play. Si Jia was one of three giant pandas rescued after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. 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