Jennifer Ludden http://wvxu.org en U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents http://wvxu.org/post/plan-house-immigrant-teens-prompts-backlash-virginia-town The influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children to the U.S. has sparked a controversy in an unlikely place far from the U.S.-Mexico border: a tiny town in southern Virginia.<p>The federal government had struck a deal to house some of the migrants in an empty college in Lawrenceville, in the heart of Virginia's tobacco belt. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 28184 at http://wvxu.org U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers http://wvxu.org/post/white-house-hosts-discussion-role-working-fathers New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy headlined a White House discussion on working fathers today, nine weeks after an uproar over his decision to miss the first two games of the season for the birth of his first child.<p>The event is part of the administration's push for more workplace flexibility and paid parental leave as it prepares for a <a href="http://workingfamiliessummit.org/">Summit on Working Families</a> later this month.<p>Murphy's Major League Baseball contract allows three days of paternity leave. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 27779 at http://wvxu.org White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor http://wvxu.org/post/stay-home-dads-rise-and-many-them-are-poor The number of dads staying at home with their children has nearly doubled in the past two decades, and the diversity among them defies the stereotype of the highly educated young father who stays home to let his wife focus on her career.<p><a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/06/05/growing-number-of-dads-home-with-the-kids/" target="_blank">A new study</a> from the Pew Research Center finds that almost 2 million fathers are at home, up from 1.1 million in 1989. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:43:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 27633 at http://wvxu.org Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To? http://wvxu.org/post/why-arent-teens-reading-they-used <em>Harry Potter</em> and <em>The Hunger Games</em> haven't been big hits for nothing. Lots of teens and adolescents still read quite a lot.<p>But a roundup of studies, put together by the nonprofit Common Sense Media, shows a clear decline over time. Nearly half of 17-year-olds say they read for pleasure no more than one or two times a year — if that.<p>That's way down from a decade ago.<p>The digital revolution means there are more platforms than ever to read on. And yet, the number of American teens reading for pleasure has dropped dramatically. Mon, 12 May 2014 05:17:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 26597 at http://wvxu.org Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To? Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting http://wvxu.org/post/present-not-there-ruling-supports-telecommuting Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Working from home used to be an exception. Technology's changed that. And now an appeals court has ruled that being at work doesn't always require you to physically have to be at work. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.<p>JENNIFER LUDDEN, BYLINE: Jane Harris was a resale buyer of steel for Ford Motor Company. After she developed a severe case of irritable bowel syndrome, she asked to work from home up to four days a week. Ford said no, being in the office was essential. A district court said case closed. Sat, 03 May 2014 13:52:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 26280 at http://wvxu.org