Dustin Dwyer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Woman Recovers After Getting Shot Shielding Neighbor's Kids http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/woman-who-saved-kids-gunfire-recovering-bullet-wound Last month, a disagreement on a residential street in Muskegon, Mich., turned into a deadly gun battle. Six men were armed, one man was killed, and dozens of shots sprayed in all directions.<p>At the house directly behind the gunfight, three children were playing on the porch.<p>This scenario is not as rare in America as we'd like to think. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Dustin Dwyer 29444 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Woman Recovers After Getting Shot Shielding Neighbor's Kids Movin' On Up? That May Depend On Your Last Name http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/movin-may-depend-your-last-name Here is a question that social scientists have been pondering for years: How much of your success in life is tied to your parents, and how much do you control?<p>The academic term used for this is "social mobility." And a striking new finding from economic historian Gregory Clark of the University of California, Davis claims your success in life may actually be determined by ancestors who lived hundreds of years ago. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Dustin Dwyer 5452 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Movin' On Up? That May Depend On Your Last Name