Sandhya Dirks http://www.kunc.org en San Diego Mayor Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations http://www.kunc.org/post/san-diego-mayor-resigns-amid-sexual-harassment-allegations Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>To San Diego now where, after weeks of accusations of sexual harassment accusations, apologies, denials, a lawsuit and a trip to a treatment center, the saga of Mayor Bob Filner is coming to a close. The city council has struck a deal under which Filner, a Democrat, will resign on August 30. That's the end result of a scandal that's seen 18 women accuse Filner of inappropriate behavior. Addressing the city council this evening, Filner again apologized to the women he offended. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:49:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 48754 at http://www.kunc.org San Diego Mayor Accused Of Sexually Harassing Women http://www.kunc.org/post/san-diego-mayor-accused-sexually-harassing-women Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Pressure is growing on the mayor of San Diego to resign. Democrat Bob Filner is being accused by former friends and supporters of sexually harassing women. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 47169 at http://www.kunc.org With Or Without Overhaul, Immigration Lawyers In Short Supply http://www.kunc.org/post/or-without-reform-immigration-lawyers-short-supply With immigration a hot-button issue in Washington, some version of immigration reform is likely this year. Even so, immigrant activist Sandra Sanchez concedes that the country might not be ready for an overhaul of its immigration laws.<p>Sanchez, director of the American Friends Service Committee Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program, doesn't mean that in political terms, but in practical ones. "We need to be prepared for the wave of millions of potential applicants that will be needing ... legal services," she says. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:45:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 43595 at http://www.kunc.org With Or Without Overhaul, Immigration Lawyers In Short Supply In Iowa, The Physics Of Politics http://www.kunc.org/post/iowa-physics-politics Both campaigns want to claim momentum heading into the final days of the campaign. This is especially true in battleground states like Iowa, where enthusiasm and voter turnout can make all the difference.<p>It's a common political metaphor — momentum — but is it a good one?<p>Iowa State University physicist John Hauptman knows a thing or two about momentum: "Take an object. It's the mass of that object times it's velocity," Hauptman tells <a href="http://news.iowapublicradio.org/post/fact-check-friday-whats-momentum-and-whos-got-it" target="_blank">Iowa Public Radio</a>. Sat, 03 Nov 2012 21:31:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 35977 at http://www.kunc.org In Iowa, The Physics Of Politics Vote While You Shop: 'Pop-Up' Poll Sites Sweep Iowa http://www.kunc.org/post/vote-while-you-shop-pop-poll-sites-sweep-iowa In a number of swing states, early voting means many people are already casting their ballots. Typically, that entails voting by mail or visiting a county elections office.<p>But in Iowa, satellite voting — where "pop-up" polling stations allow people to vote at convenient times and nontraditional locations — is growing in popularity.<p>On a recent afternoon in a Des Moines strip mall, families are stopping in at La Tapatia Tienda Mexicana for their weekly grocery haul. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 35514 at http://www.kunc.org Vote While You Shop: 'Pop-Up' Poll Sites Sweep Iowa