"Never read a book that is not a year old."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist
- For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:41:00 -0400
- Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.
- Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:36:00 -0400
- Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.
- Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:24:00 -0400
- Some of Hillary Clinton's most vocal critics are from those in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Mara Liasson about Clinton's evolving relationship with the press.
- Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out? Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:44:39 -0400
- Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.
- What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area? Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:00 -0400
- More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.
- Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:00 -0400
- NPR's Arun Rath talks with Wired.com's Davey Alba about the outcome of the landmark gender discrimination case against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
- Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:00 -0400
- Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.
- Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0400
- When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.
- Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:51 -0400
- A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.
- Man Brings Joy And New Shoes To Somali Refugees Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:00 -0400
- In Clarkston, Ga., a Somali American man named Omar Shekhey helps refugees get settled in their new lives.
- Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:00 -0400
- German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.
- Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:00 -0400
- Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.
- Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:03:00 -0400
- An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.
- Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:01:00 -0400
- Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.
- Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:06:00 -0400
- The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.