Yuki Noguchi http://aspenpublicradio.org en Justice Dept. Charges FedEx For Online Drug Shipments http://aspenpublicradio.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 21827 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact http://aspenpublicradio.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 21618 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/paintballing-boss-office-team-building-exercises-gone-bad Who can forget that game of Twister played in a skirt? Or the failed "trust fall" where the boss ends up on the ground?<p>Office team-building exercises often create lasting memories — just not necessarily ones you want to remember.<p>Several years ago Ben Johnson worked at a health foods store in Iowa. He remembers store management stringing up a donkey piñata to pump up the workers.<p>"Pinned to its chest was a name tag for a rival store," Johnson says. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 21184 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/targeting-overweight-workers-wellness-programs-can-backfire <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/07/26/205766456/hating-on-fat-people-just-makes-them-fatter"></a>Employers say obesity is a top health concern for their workers. But health is a sensitive and personal issue. Some employees say these wellness initiatives can go too far.<p>For several years, <a href="http://www.ryan.com/Home">Ryan Tax Services </a>in Dallas has offered a wellness program to its 2,000-person staff. The program includes health fairs, free screenings, cooking demos and health club memberships. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:49:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 20912 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises A Question: How To Define 'Closely Held'? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/hobby-lobby-ruling-raises-question-how-define-closely-held Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that closely held companies may, for religious reasons, opt out of paying for their workers' contraception. Closely held is the key phrase, here. And as NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports, it's a phrase that is now being closely examined.<p>YUKI NOGUCHI, BYLINE: Soon after the court handed down the Hobby Lobby decision, opponents argued it was far-reaching. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 20890 at http://aspenpublicradio.org