Tue. 11/22 11a: Did you know that one out of two Native American kids born after 2000 will get type 2 diabetes? According to the Notah Begay III Foundation, one-third of all Native youth who are overweight or obese are at risk for onset of type 2 diabetes.
After almost three years of court appeals and negotiation, water officials in New Mexico have approved a settlement that aims to regulate waste from the state’s 2.6 billion dollar dairy industry. Sidsel Overgaard reports.
A report out this week by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity highlights severe environmental violations by a copper smelting plant in Hayden Arizona. The smelter in question belongs to the American Smelting and Refining Company, or ASARCO, which operates four plants in the southwest. ASARCO once operated a similar smelter in El Paso, Texas. When the company was shut down, they left behind a legacy of pollution.
According to HRL Laboratories that is an "ultralight metallic microlattice" sitting atop a dandelion. The material was developed by scientists at HRL, The California Institute of Technology and the University of California, Irvine.
The material is 99.99 percent air and 100 times lighter than styrofoam.
Reviewer Jim Terr sees a lot of cultural and entertainment events in the course of a year in northern New Mexico. But he says his favorites have come down to a small number, including one event that occurs annually in Los Alamos.
There's no Peggy Sue — or even a Margaret or a Susan, for that matter — in the British folk-rock band Peggy Sue. There is, however, a hard-driving group that has just released its second album, Acrobats. Peggy Sue is the trio of singers and guitarists Rosa Slade and Katy Young, and drummer Olly Joyce.
Mon. 11/21 11a: A recent NPR News investigation found that in South Dakota Native American children make up less than 15 percent of the child population, but they make up more than half of the children in the state’s foster care system.
Originally published on Tue November 29, 2011 2:01 pm
At an Aravind hospital in Madurai, a city on India's southern tip, the waiting room is packed. A clinical assistant calls out the names of patients, and they're escorted to examination rooms. This hospital alone screens around 2,000 patients a day — and tour guide Shawas Philip says this day is busier than usual.
"We might break that record today — of the number of patients that are seen on a particular day. That's exciting," he says.