"The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former."
—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859
- Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:50:45 -0400
- How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.
- New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:50:45 -0400
- New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.
- Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:50:00 -0400
- Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.
- No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:58:00 -0400
- The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.
- New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:51:34 -0400
- The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.
- Was CDC Too Quick To Blame Dallas Nurses In Care Of Ebola Patient? Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:35:00 -0400
- It was initially implied that nurses made many of the errors in the handling of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Further scrutiny shows they were not at fault.
- For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:00:19 -0400
- The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
- Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:28:40 -0400
- When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival.
- For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:20:00 -0400
- The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity to handle more common infections.
- New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:07 -0400
- The first case of Ebola in New York City is raising new questions about U.S. readiness and response to the disease.
- Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
- Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.
- For Republicans, Midterms About Getting Country 'Out Of The Mud' Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
- Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus ahead of the midterm elections.
- Terrorism Suspect To Be Tried In U.S. Civilian Court Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
- Audie Cornish talks to professor Robert Chesney about the U.S. transfer of a detainee from the Bagram prison in Afghanistan to the States to face charges in a civilian court.
- New York City Praised For Response To New Ebola Patient Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
- The first man diagnosed with Ebola in New York City remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Craig Spencer was rushed to the hospital on Thursday as soon as he began showing symptoms.
- Pennsylvania Manhunt Evokes Memories Of The Search For Eric Rudolph Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
- Robert Siegel talks to former FBI special agent Chris Swecker about the similarities between the hunt for Eric Rudolph and Eric Frein, a survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper.