Yuki Noguchi http://redriverradio.org en Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test http://redriverradio.org/post/colorado-case-puts-workplace-drug-policies-test A car accident crushed Brandon Coats' upper spine when he was 16, leaving him unable to walk. His muscles still spasm, disrupting sleep and causing pain.<p>"If I'm out in public it's embarrassing," Coats says. "It's always uncomfortable. If I smoke marijuana, it almost completely alleviates it" — more, he says, than other prescriptions.<p>Coats smokes at night, and says he was never high when answering customer calls at Dish Network. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 48527 at http://redriverradio.org Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test Who's The Boss? Labor Board Says It's McDonald's, As Much As Franchisee http://redriverradio.org/post/whos-boss-labor-board-says-its-mcdonalds-much-franchisee <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Who%27s+The+Boss%3F+Labor+Board+Says+It%27s+McDonald%27s%2C+As+Much+As+Franchisee&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1NTU5NzI4MDEyODAxNzA2NDdhODNkZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. Who do you work for? Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:04:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 48260 at http://redriverradio.org Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up http://redriverradio.org/post/amid-smoking-decline-look-whos-still-lighting Robin Koval is making a career of her changed tobacco habit.<p>"I'm a child of a smoker — my father was a heavy smoker," Koval says. "Really typical to the way the story goes, I started smoking when I was 15."<p>Now she is president and CEO of Legacy, a foundation devoted to <a href="http://www.legacyforhealth.org/about">preventing tobacco use</a>.<p>Koval is working in a rapidly changing landscape. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 48000 at http://redriverradio.org Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up Justice Dept. Charges FedEx For Online Drug Shipments http://redriverradio.org/post/justice-dept-charges-fedex-online-drug-shipments Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>A federal grand jury indicted FedEx last week on charges the company knowingly shipped drugs from illegal online pharmacies. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports the disputes over shippers' responsibilities in the illegal drug trade go back many years.<p>YUKI NOGUCHI, BYLINE: The indictment says a decade ago, law enforcement told FedEx that illegal online drug sellers were using their services to supply dealers and addicts. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 47482 at http://redriverradio.org Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact http://redriverradio.org/post/coping-co-workers-body-odor-takes-tact It's summer. It's sweaty. And sometimes that means people are trailing some pungent body odors that their colleagues can't help but smell. But how do you tactfully inform co-workers that they stink and need to address it? As Cath Ludeman-Hall will tell you, it isn't easy.<p>She was just out of college and a newbie at a staffing firm when she was asked to gently talk to an older worker in a retail warehouse after his colleagues complained that he stank.<p>"The company loved him and wanted to hire him permanently," she remembers. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:27:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 47274 at http://redriverradio.org Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact