Morning Edition http://wyso.org en Florida School Offered Kids Caffeine On Test Day http://wyso.org/post/florida-school-offered-kids-caffeine-test-day Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Some stores post a warning: Disobedient children will be given and a puppy and an espresso. Maybe that's not so bad. Kids at a Melbourne, Florida elementary school were given caffeine. Each kid was offered trail mix and Mountain Dew on the morning of standardized tests. A grandmother got the school to stop, but the principal says she read a study on keeping kids' energy levels stable. By the way, Creole Elementary is rated an A+ school. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:10:00 +0000 48922 at http://wyso.org Canadian Police Extricate Bear From Jar http://wyso.org/post/canadian-police-extricate-bear-jar Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>Winnie the Pooh is often found head-first in a jar of honey. For a bear in Canada, birdseed was too much to resist. Residents in Sudbury, Ontario spotted a bear stumbling down the street, unable to see where it was going, because a large jar of birdseed was stuck on its head. It even bumped into a police car. The cops, you will be happy to know, got experts there to sedate the bear and cut the jar off its head.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:05:00 +0000 48923 at http://wyso.org Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters http://wyso.org/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 48917 at http://wyso.org How Hospitals Can Reduce Disabilities For Stroke Patients http://wyso.org/post/how-hospitals-can-reduce-disabilities-stroke-patients Research finds when hospitals initiate rapid response programs to treat stroke victims, response time is cut and fewer patients die. The stroke patients also have fewer significant disabilities. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:23:00 +0000 48918 at http://wyso.org Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban http://wyso.org/post/legal-battle-over-affirmative-action-continues Steve Inskeep talks to Lee Bollinger, a former president at the University of Michigan, about Tuesday's ruling. Bollinger was president during two earlier landmark affirmative action cases. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:23:00 +0000 48919 at http://wyso.org