Craig LeMoult http://whqr.org en Some States Find Ways To Restore Cut Food Stamp Funding http://whqr.org/post/some-states-find-ways-restore-cut-food-stamp-funding Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.<p>Last month, President Obama made a special trip to Michigan to sign the farm bill, finally passed after two years of disagreement in Congress. One important clause said to take effect this month is a major cut to food stamps. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the cuts would affect about 850,000 households, saving about $8.5 billion over the next 10 years. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:12:00 +0000 Craig LeMoult 51218 at http://whqr.org A Homemade Wooden Luge Track Launches Teen To Sochi http://whqr.org/post/homemade-wooden-luge-track-launches-teen-sochi It's single-digit cold as Brett West steps into the snow in his backyard in Ridgefield, Conn., and points to a wooden monstrosity. It stands 32 feet high and looks kind of like a wooden roller coaster.<p>"The whole thing's made of wood — two-by-fours, four-by-fours and 3-quarter-inch plywood, all pressure-treated lumber, with a lot of screws."<p>The homemade track was the first training ground for his son, <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/WE/Tucker-West">Tucker</a>, an 18-year-old who is the youngest member of the U.S. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:08:00 +0000 Craig LeMoult 49657 at http://whqr.org A Homemade Wooden Luge Track Launches Teen To Sochi In Newtown, Making Promises To Transform A Tragedy http://whqr.org/post/newtown-making-promises-transform-tragedy Nicole Hockley says she used to be the kind of person who knew where she was going in life. Then, last Dec. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 22:13:00 +0000 Craig LeMoult 47587 at http://whqr.org In Newtown, Making Promises To Transform A Tragedy A Newtown Mother And Surviving Son Find Forgiveness After Tragedy http://whqr.org/post/newtown-mother-and-surviving-son-find-foregiveness-after-tragedy Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In the meantime, Newtown, Connecticut, is still grieving nearly a year since a mass shooting there took place. Scarlet Lewis feels the loss every day. Her son Jesse was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting. Lewis and her other son have struggled to deal with their grief. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:16:00 +0000 Craig LeMoult 47558 at http://whqr.org After Newtown Tragedy, Some Schools Are All But Bulletproof http://whqr.org/post/after-newtown-tragedy-some-schools-are-all-bulletproof As parents send their kids off to school this fall, many are wondering what's been done since last year to make sure they're safe.<p>Many schools have embraced new security measures since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, from uniformed police on hallway patrol to shatterproof laminated windows.<p><strong>'How Could This Have Happened?'</strong><p>Bob Gay of Newtown, Conn., has a tattoo on his arm of his daughter Josephine's footprints as a baby and the number "2560," for the number of days she was alive.<p>"Joey," as her parents call her, was one of the 20 children killed in the sho Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:18:00 +0000 Craig LeMoult 42878 at http://whqr.org After Newtown Tragedy, Some Schools Are All But Bulletproof