Economy & Business http://blog.wuwm.com en Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack http://blog.wuwm.com/post/weekly-innovation-inflatable-car-seat-comes-backpack Forget wearables, let's talk about inflatables.<p>Volvo's new child safety seat concept is a fully inflatable device designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.<p>So compact is this prototype that it goes from a stylish-looking backpack into a rear-facing car seat in less than a minute. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:53:00 +0000 Elise Hu 29813 at http://blog.wuwm.com Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine's Pro-Russia Insurgents http://blog.wuwm.com/post/american-journalist-kidnapped-ukraines-pro-russia-insurgents An American journalist operating in eastern Ukraine has been kidnapped by pro-Russian gunmen, the separatists said Wednesday.<p>Simon Ostrovsky, working for <a href="https://news.vice.com/articles/vice-news-statement-on-simon-ostrovsky?trk_source=homepage-in-the-news">Vice News</a>, was seized at gunpoint early Tuesday by masked men in the restive eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk.<p>Stella Khorosheva, a spokeswoman for the insurgents confirmed Wednesday that Ostrovsky was being held at the local branch of the Ukrainian security service, seized more than a week ago, according to The Associat Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29800 at http://blog.wuwm.com American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine's Pro-Russia Insurgents Networks Tell Supreme Court Aereo Steals Their Content http://blog.wuwm.com/post/networks-tell-supreme-court-aereo-steals-their-content Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>NPR's business news starts in the cloud.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>INSKEEP: Our tech reporting team has its head in the cloud this week. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a case concerning over-the-air television being stored in the cloud. A start-up company called Aereo lets customers access broadcast TV shows through computers, smartphones and tablets. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:16:00 +0000 editor 29774 at http://blog.wuwm.com Income Inequality Is A Major Barrier To Attending College http://blog.wuwm.com/post/income-inequality-major-barrier-attending-college Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University, author of the new book, Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:54:00 +0000 editor 29772 at http://blog.wuwm.com Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters http://blog.wuwm.com/post/san-francisco-library-hires-social-worker-help-homeless-patrons Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Whether they like it or not, libraries in some cities serve as homeless shelters. People come off the streets to find quiet and warmth. If libraries want to do something about this, they have some choices: They can put homeless visitors back out on the street. San Francisco libraries want to get them back on their feet.<p>Scott Shafer reports from member station KQED.<p>SCOTT SHAFER, BYLINE: On a recent weekday morning, San Francisco library patron Jacqueline Diehl enters the city's main branch. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:23:00 +0000 editor 29769 at http://blog.wuwm.com