All Things Considered for June 14, 2012
Jun 14, 2012 — Some car companies have adopted "three crew" work schedules, forgoing regular graveyard shifts and the traditional three shifts a day. It's a highly efficient way to get more out of workers, machines and factories, but it can also wreak havoc with employees' sleep needs and home lives.
Jun 14, 2012 — The idea of an "affordable manicure" was once an oxymoron. That's before Vietnamese immigrants arrived in the U.S. and cornered the market for inexpensive nail-care salons. The industry has offered a path to self-sufficiency for many Vietnamese-Americans in California and around the nation.
Jun 14, 2012 — Getting people screened for colon cancer is a challenge, especially in rural Alaska. So doctors are developing DNA-based tests to catch colon cancer early and less invasively. They hope the new tests will eventually replace or reduce colonoscopies.
Jun 14, 2012 — Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Robert Pinsky. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
Jun 14, 2012 — Mitt Romney will be the Republican presidential nominee, but fans of Ron Paul still want their say. A good chance is at this weekend's Iowa GOP state convention. Paul finished third in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses. But he still could come away with a disproportionate share of the state's delegates.
Jun 14, 2012 — He walked into a German police department last year, saying he'd been living in the woods with his father for five years and that his dad had just died. Now authorities have released his photo.
Jun 14, 2012 — Most prospective Olympians don't make breakfast for their biggest rival. Then again, most prospective Olympians aren't Steven and Jeffrey Gluckstein, siblings and best friends who are competing to be the lone male trampolinist to represent the U.S. at the London Olympics.
Jun 14, 2012 — Texas financier R. Allen Stanford received a 110 year sentence in prison on Thursday. He bilked investors out of more than $7 billion over 20 years in what was one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.