I had lovely Father's Day yesterday. We had a dinnertime breakfast for my dad and the fathers in our extended family. As I looked around the table, I saw dads with vastly different personalities and parenting styles, but who are all great just the same.
I was pleased to stumble upon a piece in Scientific American that looks at the different approaches to fatherhood within the animal kingdom.
Several agencies across Kentucky are again offering free HIV testing at various sites over the next week to coincide with National HIV Testing Day on June 27. Kentucky HIV prevention coordinator Dennis Wheatley says despite the development of a simple test and public outreach efforts, many people with HIV don’t know they’re infected. “If you took everyone who was HIV positive and kind of lumped them together, 25-percent of that population wouldn’t actually know their status because they’re not being tested,” he said.
What is it about mummies that fascinate so many people?
"Mummies seem to have an intrigue," says James Delay. They are "visitors from the past if you will. ... They carry a mystery."
He should know. Delay, who spoke with All Things Considered host Michele Norris earlier today, is director of exhibition development with American Exhibitions Inc. — the organizers of the Mummies of the World exhibit that just opened at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute.
On Friday, a Texas judge sentenced Rosalina Gonzales to five years probation and ordered her to take parenting classes, after she admitted that she spanked her child. Corpus Christi's KZTV reports that Gonzales pleaded guilty to causing injury to a child, but prosecutors said the woman used her hand and did not leave bruises on the two-year-old.
FRANKFORT – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have responded to a number of mudslides and flooded roads caused by heavy rains Monday, primarily in southeastern Kentucky. Some of the slides were quickly cleared, while other roads remained closed due to slides, washouts or water over the road. As of noon more than a dozen roads were reported closed in at least eight counties, primarily in southeastern Kentucky.
Lately, our rundowns of musical performances in Treme have ignored some of the non-musical narratives for the sake of brevity. This week is a little lighter on music, and a bit heavier on plot twists — especially at the end of this episode. So we'll address a few of the other storylines this week too. (Spoiler alert for what follows, naturally.)
This spring and summer, scantily-clad women, and some men, are taking to the streets in what are called "SlutWalks." They say they're protesting a culture in which the victim of a sexual assault is blamed, rather than the perpetrator.
Hundreds of women in skimpy outfits — plunging necklines and the shortest of shorts — disregarded the overcast 60 degree weather and marched down the streets of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood last weekend.
Protester Monica Thomas explained why she came out for the walk.