Melissa Block http://www.kunc.org en Letters: The World Cup And The Stanley Cup http://www.kunc.org/post/letters-world-cup-and-stanley-cup Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>It's time now for your letters. And first, a few moments to set some things straight. Yesterday, my co-host Audie Cornish spoke with John Browne, the former CEO of BP, who stepped down in 2007 amid a scandal involving a male escort. Now Browne has written a book urging the business world to create a better environment for gay and lesbian employees.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)<p>JOHN BROWNE: Certainly, if you look at the S&P 500, there isn't one out, gay CEO.<p>BLOCK: Well, several of you pointed out an oversight on Browne's part. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Melissa Block 57739 at http://www.kunc.org TV Offerings Are Hotter Than Usual This Summer http://www.kunc.org/post/tv-offerings-are-hotter-usual-summer Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, BYLINE: This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: And I'm Melissa Block. Instead of taking their usual summer vacation, the TV networks are working to get your attention this summer. They're hoping to lure your eyes away from cable channels and online shows. To talk about some of the hot summer programming that will be on the schedule, I'm joined now by NPR TV critic Eric Deggans. And Eric, summer is usually when the networks slow down, but not this year. Thu, 29 May 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Melissa Block 57144 at http://www.kunc.org Who's Using The Data Mined From Students? http://www.kunc.org/post/whos-using-data-mined-students Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers. Mon, 26 May 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Melissa Block 57009 at http://www.kunc.org On Memorial Day, Revisiting Stories Of The Fallen In Afghanistan http://www.kunc.org/post/memorial-day-revisiting-stories-fallen-afghanistan Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>At Arlington National Cemetery on this memorial day President Obama paid tribute to the country's war dead. The President had just returned from a weekend visit to Afghanistan.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVAL RECORDING)<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: For more than 12 years men and women like those I met with, have borne the burden of our nation's security. Now because of their profound sacrifice because the progress that they have made, or in a pivotal moment. Our troops are coming home. Mon, 26 May 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Melissa Block 57011 at http://www.kunc.org What We Know About The Man Behind The Isla Vista Killings http://www.kunc.org/post/what-we-know-about-man-behind-isla-vista-killings Scott Gold, senior writer for The Los Angeles Times discusses Elliot Rodger, the man who police say went on a stabbing and shooting rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., last week before killing himself. Mon, 26 May 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Melissa Block 57012 at http://www.kunc.org