Laura Sullivan http://www.kunc.org en From The Border To The Hill, Influx Of Immigrant Kids Draws Concern http://www.kunc.org/post/border-hill-influx-immigrant-kids-draws-concern Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>The issue of immigration has heated up in recent weeks - not just in Eric Cantor's campaign but also along the border. There is a flood of unaccompanied immigrant children attempting to cross into the United States. The numbers have skyrocketed since last year - swamping Boarder Patrol facilities. The White House says the children are fleeing rising violence in their Central American home countries. For their part, Republicans are eager to attack the administration's immigration policies. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:18:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 57641 at http://www.kunc.org Paroled From Life Sentences, Aging Ex-Cons Find World That Didn't Wait http://www.kunc.org/post/paroled-life-sentences-aging-ex-cons-find-world-didnt-wait In the second of a two-part series, NPR's Laura Sullivan follows a group of aging ex-cons in Colorado. Out from behind bars for the first time in decades, they attempt to make their way in a fast-paced world, still unsure if they deserve that chance. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Paroled+From+Life+Sentences%2C+Aging+Ex-Cons+Find+World+That+Didn%27t+Wait&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NjIwNTkwMDEzMjI4NDY0MjY4ZTBlNA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 57426 at http://www.kunc.org Life After 'Life': Aging Inmates Struggle For Redemption http://www.kunc.org/post/life-after-life-aging-inmates-struggle-redemption Out in the empty plains of northeast Colorado two years ago, nine inmates line up against a wall inside the Sterling Correctional Facility. It's a line of green jumpsuits and gray hair.<p>The men, hobbling on canes, wait for the others to pull plastic chairs into a circle so class can begin. Today's instruction is about what life is like on the outside: how to use an ATM, how to find a job, what the Internet is.<p>These men have been in prison for two, three or four decades. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 57382 at http://www.kunc.org Life After 'Life': Aging Inmates Struggle For Redemption Rep. Murphy Aims For Mental Health Bill To Pass Before Next Shooting http://www.kunc.org/post/rep-murphy-aims-mental-health-bill-pass-next-shooting Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>On a Friday, this is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. The mass shooting in California last weekend has lawmakers on Capitol Hill talking again about overhauling the nation's mental health system. In recent months the issue has seemed to have been placed firmly on a back burner but yesterday psychologists and family members of those with mental illness urged Congress to do more. Fri, 30 May 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 57163 at http://www.kunc.org Library Of Congress Searches For Missing Jefferson Books http://www.kunc.org/post/library-congress-searches-missing-jefferson-books Staffers at the Library of Congress have been looking for 250 books that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. He gave these books and several thousand more to start the library more than 200 years ago. Thu, 29 May 2014 09:16:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 57120 at http://www.kunc.org