WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs http://kunc.org en Holdout Pennsylvania Pelted With Gay Marriage Lawsuits http://kunc.org/post/holdout-pennsylvania-pelted-gay-marriage-lawsuits In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act said that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages from states that allow them. Since the decision, couples in states which do not recognize same-sex marriages have filed a flurry of lawsuits.<p>Conditions are ripe for litigation in those states, like Pennsylvania. In July, a rogue county clerk outside Philadelphia started granting marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, defying the state's ban.<p>Pennsylvania filed suit against D. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 21:06:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 50472 at http://kunc.org Holdout Pennsylvania Pelted With Gay Marriage Lawsuits DuckDuckGo Benefits From Internet Searchers Wanting Privacy http://kunc.org/post/duckduckgo-benefits-internet-searchers-wanting-privacy Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The leaks this month by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed just how widespread government surveillance of phone and online information actually is. The revelations of the government's PRISM program have been raising the concerns about privacy, but also have boom to companies that promise greater privacy online.<p>Emma Jacobs of member station WHYY in Philadelphia has this report.<p>EMMA JACOBS, BYLINE: Mark Randall stands out front of the bustling Apple store in downtown Philadelphia. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:52:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 46218 at http://kunc.org Kind of Like 'eFarmony': Matching Farmers With Urban Landowners For Fun And Profit http://kunc.org/post/kind-efarmony-matching-farmers-urban-landowners-fun-and-profit Many farmers want their farms to be located close to a city - especially organic farmers who'd like to sell their produce at big urban farmers markets. But the price of land within range of a big city is sky high and only getting higher.<p>Most small farmers buy their land, but some are now looking to lease in suburban or exurban areas. And to do that, they're using something straight out of <a href="http://youtu.be/59Hj7bp38f8">Fiddler On The Roof</a>: A matchmaker.<p>Marilyn Anthony is one such matchmaker. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:28:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 36374 at http://kunc.org Kind of Like 'eFarmony': Matching Farmers With Urban Landowners For Fun And Profit America's First Celebrity Robot Is Staging A Comeback http://kunc.org/post/americas-first-celebrity-robot-staging-comeback Before IBM's Watson and Deep Blue, there was another celebrity robot: Elektro.<p>The first robot introduced to Americans, Elektro was the 7-foot-tall man who greeted millions of visitors who streamed through the gates of the 1939 World's Fair. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:10:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 25021 at http://kunc.org America's First Celebrity Robot Is Staging A Comeback An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe http://kunc.org/post/inuit-builder-crafts-his-last-canoe In a remote corner of northern Canada, Joe Goudie is at work on his very last boat for sale.<p>The Inuit community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador once used wood and canvas canoes to navigate the rivers of Labrador.<p>Goudie, 72, is Inuit, but grew up as that tradition was drawing to a close.<p>Today, he's the last person building wooden canoes in this corner of Canada.<p>"The one thing you need to remember — not just [about] building canoes, but working with wood — the wood is going to want to assume its natural shape," Goudie says at his workshop. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:30:00 +0000 WXXI Public Broadcasting: Emma Jacobs 23266 at http://kunc.org An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe