"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
—Ray Douglas Bradbury (b. 1920) American writer of science fiction
- True or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:08:15 -0500
- Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?
- Could This Virus Be Good For You? Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:17:00 -0500
- Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.
- 4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:03:00 -0500
- In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.
- Death Row Records Co-Founder Involved In Fatal Hit-And-Run Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:32:00 -0500
- The attorney for Suge Knight says his client plans to turn himself in to police after he accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers in Compton, Calif.
- A Pillar Of Atlanta's Community Also Has An Outsize Shoe Collection Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:36:00 -0500
- It takes anchors to keep neighborhoods lively; key restaurants and stores that draw people from far and wide. For decades in Atlanta, Walters Clothing has been that space.
- Arrested For Resisting Arrest — Yes, It's Possible Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:07:00 -0500
- Resisting arrest is usually a secondary charge against someone already being arrested for something else, but not always.
- Car Safety Improves: Study Lists Those With Most, And Least, Driver Deaths Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:54:00 -0500
- For 2011 models through the 2012 calendar year, driver deaths per million registered vehicle years fell to 28 from 48 just three years earlier, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
- 'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:15:00 -0500
- In newspapers, magazines and novels, the "female husband" was a person of great interest.
- Some Businesses Say Immigrant Workers Are Harder To Find Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:10:40 -0500
- The president's recent executive actions will allow millions of immigrants to stay in the U.S. But many businesses say those changes aren't enough to help them find and keep all the workers they need.
- Pro Football Hall Of Fame Tackles Assisted Living Center Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:10:16 -0500
- Canton, Ohio, has launched an ambitious expansion plan, including assisted living for Hall of Famers. The concept is part business, part nostalgia and part a sense of responsibility to ballplayers.
- Study Finds Court Fees Also Punish The Families Of Those Who Owe Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:51:00 -0500
- The Center for Community Alternatives says that formerly incarcerated men and women rely heavily upon family, almost always receiving cash from them.
- Dartmouth Bans Hard Liquor On Campus Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:44:00 -0500
- The Ivy League school is also introducing a mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention and education program for students. The steps are part of efforts to reform social life at the college.
- Join Us Tonight To Talk About The 'Whiteness Of Public Radio Voice' Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:00 -0500
- In a widely circulated piece, Chenjerai Kumanyika, who is black, wonders if he has to sound "white" to make it on public radio. We're taking the conversation to Twitter tonight. Join us:#PubRadioVoice
- Mormon LGBT Announcement Met With Cheers, Skepticism Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:59:00 -0500
- Robert Siegel talks to Mormon leader Elder Dallin Oaks about the press conference this week where the church announced it would support LGBT anti-discrimination legislation in return for laws that protect religious freedom.
- Guantanamo Bay A Sticking Point Between U.S., Cuba Since 1903 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:59:00 -0500
- Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.