Shula Neuman http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Differing Court Rulings On Obamacare Mean One Thing: Nothing Changes For Now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/differing-court-rulings-obamacare-mean-one-thing-nothing-changes-now <p>On Tuesday, two federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions that could have major ramifications for the future of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The controversy hinges on whether people in the 36 states that opted NOT to set up their own health insurance exchanges can qualify for subsidies (really, tax credits) on their health insurance premiums. Missouri and Illinois are among those 36 that don't have state-run exchanges.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:09:20 +0000 Shula Neuman & Véronique LaCapra 38284 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Differing Court Rulings On Obamacare Mean One Thing: Nothing Changes For Now Missouri And Prescription Drug Databases: Considerations For The Curious http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-and-prescription-drug-databases-considerations-curious <p>Drugs, privacy, prison. Those three things are linked to the debate over&nbsp;prescription drug databases -- and Missouri is the only state in the U.S. without one.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:58:15 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Shula Neuman 38229 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri And Prescription Drug Databases: Considerations For The Curious Vehicle Stops In Missouri: Blacks Still Disproportionately Targeted http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vehicle-stops-missouri-blacks-still-disproportionately-targeted <p>Police stopped more than a million drivers in Missouri in 2013, statistics released Friday show, with African Americans still more likely to be pulled over than whites.</p><p>The Missouri Attorney General's office released the annual Vehicle Stops Report (VSR) Friday. In a statement, Attorney General Chris Koster said that the disproportionate number of stops of African American is less than ideal, but should serve as a way to start talking about how to remediate the trend.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:49:53 +0000 Shula Neuman 36616 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vehicle Stops In Missouri: Blacks Still Disproportionately Targeted Women In The News — Again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/women-news-again <p>If there’s one thing I hate to do as a writer is repeat myself. I don’t like to say the same thing over and over again.</p><p>But sometimes, stories are so compelling and just don’t seem to die. So, I find that I have to retread familiar ground just a little bit.</p><p>This time, it’s women in corporate America.</p><div><p><em><strong>Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose</strong></em></p></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For those who have forgotten our high school French, that handy phrase translates to: "The more things change, the more they stay the same."</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 03:16:02 +0000 Shula Neuman 36262 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Women In The News — Again Economy & Innovation Rundown: Discrimination Suit At A-B And Other Questions About Women In Business http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-discrimination-suit-b-and-other-questions-about-women-business <p>It’s Tuesday, that magical day of the week when our thoughts turn to questions of economics, business, innovation, technology … and related topics that tickle our fancy but we haven’t been able to report on ourselves. It’s the day we say, “Don’t think we haven’t been paying attention, dear reader,” and we share some the things we’ve been reading on topics of interest.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 02:45:59 +0000 Shula Neuman 36037 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Discrimination Suit At A-B And Other Questions About Women In Business St. Louis Ash Trees, Be Warned: The Emerald Ash Borer Is On The Loose http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-ash-trees-be-warned-emerald-ash-borer-loose <p>Beware the Emerald Ash Borer.&nbsp;</p><p>Ash trees in the St. Louis area are susceptible to attacks from the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species of beetle that has been creeping toward the area since 2008.</p><p>The green beetle, with a penchant for any kind of ash tree, has infested and killed millions of trees nationwide. The beetle is native of Asia and was first found in Michigan in the early&nbsp;2000s, although recent research suggests the bug could have been here since the early 1990s.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 00:42:49 +0000 Shula Neuman 36022 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Ash Trees, Be Warned: The Emerald Ash Borer Is On The Loose Union Station Opens And Celebrates National Train Day http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-station-opens-and-celebrates-national-train-day <p>Train enthusiasts and history buffs gathered at the re-opening of Union Station yesterday in downtown St. Louis. The newly rehabbed train station and hotel kicked off its inaugural weekend by celebrating National Train Day.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 00:42:33 +0000 Shula Neuman 36025 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union Station Opens And Celebrates National Train Day Economy & Innovation Rundown: An Economist's Passing, And The Risks Of St. Louis' New Parking Meters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-economists-passing-and-risks-st-louis-new-parking-meters <p>It’s Tuesday, the day when we poke our heads out of the offices of St. Louis Public Radio and review some of the other stories brewing in the economy that have piqued our interest.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First up is news that a very important economist has left this earth. Nobel Laureate Gary Becker died on Saturday. He is most notable for his economic theories that tried to explain human behavior, tackling questions that went way beyond supply and demand. The University of Chicago professor studied things like crime, racial discrimination and even romance.</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 10:32:51 +0000 Shula Neuman 35869 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: An Economist's Passing, And The Risks Of St. Louis' New Parking Meters Health, Science, Environment Rundown: Bad Air In St. Louis And Other Painful Things http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-science-environment-rundown-bad-air-st-louis-and-other-painful-things <p>Last week, the calendar turned from April to May, bringing with it plenty of budding leaves, flowers and allergies. &nbsp;</p><p>But it’s not just pollen in the air that could be causing your eyes to burn and your throat to itch. The American Lung Association also came out with its annual <a href="http://www.stateoftheair.org/" target="_blank"><em>State of the Air 2014</em> report</a> and the findings do not reflect well on the St. Louis area.</p><p>The city of St. Louis and St. Louis County received the following grades:</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 02:15:16 +0000 Shula Neuman 35765 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Health, Science, Environment Rundown: Bad Air In St. Louis And Other Painful Things Economy & Innovation Rundown: The Wrath of Cabs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-wrath-cabs <p>A maroon car with a pink mustache drove past me this weekend when I was out walking the dog. It was not a car trying to make a fashion statement. It was one of the new Lyft drivers who put the distinctive pink mustache on her car’s grille as an indicator that she is open for business.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:35:23 +0000 Shula Neuman 35476 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: The Wrath of Cabs