WVXU http://wvxu.org en Authorities Lose Contact With Air Algerie Aircraft http://wvxu.org/post/authorities-lose-contact-air-algerie-aircraft Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie aircraft traveling from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, Reuters reports citing the Algerian state news agency.<p>Reuters adds:<p><blockquote><p>"APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso.<p>"Spanish private airline company Swiftair confirmed it had no contact with its MD-83 aircraft operated by Air Algerie, which it said was carrying 110 passengers and six crew. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:44:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 29596 at http://wvxu.org How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency http://wvxu.org/post/how-fdr-defied-polio-win-presidency <p><a href="http://books.simonandschuster.com/Man-He-Became/James-Tobin/9780743265157" target="_blank"><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></a></p><p><a href="http://books.simonandschuster.com/Man-He-Became/James-Tobin/9780743265157" target="_blank"><em>The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency </em></a></p><p><a href="http://books.simonandschuster.com/Man-He-Became/James-Tobin/9780743265157" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 21917 at http://wvxu.org How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy http://wvxu.org/post/how-high-debt-housing-collapse-still-stifles-our-economy "Foreclosure, foreclosure, foreclosure."<p>Real estate broker John Susani drives down a Paterson, N.J., street where every third house seems to be abandoned or boarded up. During the boom years money flooded into Paterson.<p>"The banking industry allowed everyone to be a homeowner; they gave mortgages to people [just because they were] breathing," Susani says.<p>In some cases, he says, home prices jumped as much as 50 percent. The homes on these streets aren't worth nearly that much anymore.<p>Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 29599 at http://wvxu.org How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel http://wvxu.org/post/despite-mideast-turmoil-more-french-jews-are-moving-israel Jews are leaving France and moving to Israel in unprecedented numbers this year.<p>With the departures expected to surpass 5,000, France could pull ahead of the U.S. for Jewish emigration to Israel, known as <em>aliya</em>. Usually, making <em>aliya</em> is a cause for celebration. But in France this year, it's tinged with bitterness.<p>The country, which has Europe's largest Muslim and Jewish populations, is experiencing repercussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 29598 at http://wvxu.org Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future http://wvxu.org/post/strange-political-dustup-clouds-kansas-governors-future Kansas's Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle for doing exactly what he said he would do – cut taxes.<p>Citing mounting evidence that those tax cuts are creating a budget crisis – not stimulating the Kansas economy as promised – some in the state's moderate Republican establishment recently did the unthinkable: endorse a Democrat for governor.<p>That's not only endangering Brownback's re-election hopes, it's also tarnishing his plans to turn one of the reddest of red states into a national model.<p>Sam Brownback left the U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Jim McLean 29597 at http://wvxu.org