WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs http://kacu.org en Holdout Pennsylvania Pelted With Gay Marriage Lawsuits http://kacu.org/post/holdout-pennsylvania-pelted-gay-marriage-lawsuits In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act said that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages from states that allow them. Since the decision, couples in states which do not recognize same-sex marriages have filed a flurry of lawsuits.<p>Conditions are ripe for litigation in those states, like Pennsylvania. In July, a rogue county clerk outside Philadelphia started granting marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, defying the state's ban.<p>Pennsylvania filed suit against D. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 21:06:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 29546 at http://kacu.org Holdout Pennsylvania Pelted With Gay Marriage Lawsuits DuckDuckGo Benefits From Internet Searchers Wanting Privacy http://kacu.org/post/duckduckgo-benefits-internet-searchers-wanting-privacy Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The leaks this month by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed just how widespread government surveillance of phone and online information actually is. The revelations of the government's PRISM program have been raising the concerns about privacy, but also have boom to companies that promise greater privacy online.<p>Emma Jacobs of member station WHYY in Philadelphia has this report.<p>EMMA JACOBS, BYLINE: Mark Randall stands out front of the bustling Apple store in downtown Philadelphia. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:43:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 25145 at http://kacu.org To Catch A Suspect — On Pinterest http://kacu.org/post/catch-suspect-pinterest Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up on the social media site: mug shots.<p>Bonnie Stankunas has come to the post office in Pottstown, Pa., her entire life. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:53:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 17292 at http://kacu.org To Catch A Suspect — On Pinterest Kind of Like 'eFarmony': Matching Farmers With Urban Landowners For Fun And Profit http://kacu.org/post/kind-efarmony-matching-farmers-urban-landowners-fun-and-profit Many farmers want their farms to be located close to a city - especially organic farmers who'd like to sell their produce at big urban farmers markets. But the price of land within range of a big city is sky high and only getting higher.<p>Most small farmers buy their land, but some are now looking to lease in suburban or exurban areas. And to do that, they're using something straight out of <a href="http://youtu.be/59Hj7bp38f8">Fiddler On The Roof</a>: A matchmaker.<p>Marilyn Anthony is one such matchmaker. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:28:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 16418 at http://kacu.org Kind of Like 'eFarmony': Matching Farmers With Urban Landowners For Fun And Profit America's First Celebrity Robot Is Staging A Comeback http://kacu.org/post/americas-first-celebrity-robot-staging-comeback Before IBM's Watson and Deep Blue, there was another celebrity robot: Elektro.<p>The first robot introduced to Americans, Elektro was the 7-foot-tall man who greeted millions of visitors who streamed through the gates of the 1939 World's Fair. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:10:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 6877 at http://kacu.org America's First Celebrity Robot Is Staging A Comeback An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe http://kacu.org/post/inuit-builder-crafts-his-last-canoe In a remote corner of northern Canada, Joe Goudie is at work on his very last boat for sale.<p>The Inuit community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador once used wood and canvas canoes to navigate the rivers of Labrador.<p>Goudie, 72, is Inuit, but grew up as that tradition was drawing to a close.<p>Today, he's the last person building wooden canoes in this corner of Canada.<p>"The one thing you need to remember — not just [about] building canoes, but working with wood — the wood is going to want to assume its natural shape," Goudie says at his workshop. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:30:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 5406 at http://kacu.org An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe Newfoundland Gives Whole New Meaning To Ice Cold Beer http://kacu.org/post/newfoundland-gives-whole-new-meaning-ice-cold-beer The year the <a href="http://www.quidividibrewery.ca/award-winning-beers/iceberg/">Quidi Vidi Brewing Co.</a> started brewing beer with iceberg water, a giant iceberg floated up against the cliffs around St. John's, Newfoundland.<p>"It was a big berg and it jammed right across the harbor here," says Charlie Rees, the brewery's tour guide.<p>Rees says Newfoundlanders have a curious relationship with icebergs. On the one hand, they're a fact of life. On the other, when that iceberg was in the harbor's mouth, hundreds of people came down to gawk. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:27:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 5296 at http://kacu.org Newfoundland Gives Whole New Meaning To Ice Cold Beer Employees To Face 'Term Limits' At Casino http://kacu.org/post/employees-face-term-limits-casino A new casino set to open in Atlantic City, N.J., has announced it will set term limits for its front-line staff. When employees' terms run out, they'll have to go through the hiring process again. The casino says the policy will keep its service fresh. Others say the company is taking advantage of a tough job market.<p>From bellhops to dealers, employees of the new casino — called Revel — will be hired for terms from four to six years. After that, they have to reapply for their jobs and compete against other candidates.<p>Revel declined to make anyone available for an interview. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:01:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 4031 at http://kacu.org Employees To Face 'Term Limits' At Casino Where Turkey Is The Guest, Not The Entree http://kacu.org/post/feast-turkey-guest-not-entree Most people think of turkeys as the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal. But at one farm, the turkeys are the guests.<p>At the 26<sup>th</sup> annual Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony in Watkins Glen, in upstate New York, a line of turkeys come walking out the door of the barn. They stroll towards long low tables set up on the lawn, with scarlet tablecloths and seasonal squash centerpieces.<p>There, a feast awaits. There's pumpkin pie topped with cranberry, and platters of green salad — hold the dressing. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:05:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 966 at http://kacu.org Where Turkey Is The Guest, Not The Entree