"If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago."
—William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist noted for literary criticism
- The Secret History of Knock-Knock Jokes Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:18:17 -0500
- The complicated story behind the simple repetitive wordplay jest.
- After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:58:00 -0500
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking before Congress this morning, in a much anticipated and controversial address. David Greene discusses the speech with NPR's Michele Kelemen.
- Hillary Clinton's Use Of Personal Email At State Dept. Raises Questions Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:29:00 -0500
- The arrangement circumvented a process that could have automatically preserved Clinton's email communications in government archives.
- LAPD Shooting Update: Two Body Cameras, And A Gun Malfunction Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:11:00 -0500
- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for calm and patience, as three investigations are underway into the police killing of a homeless man Sunday.
- Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:03:00 -0500
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.
- What Shapes Health? Join The Discussion On Harvard's Webcast Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:03:13 -0500
- People say many things affect health, from personal behavior and childhood abuse to God's will, according to a new poll. The people behind the numbers explain what it means for people and communities.
- States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:41:00 -0500
- Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.
- In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:39:00 -0500
- Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.
- Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:37:00 -0500
- In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.
- Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:37:00 -0500
- Living in substandard housing can make health problems like asthma much worse. Two mothers tell of their families' struggles to stay healthy in poor housing and their efforts to improve their lot.
- Behold The Humble Block! Tools of the Trade Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:34:00 -0500
- Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading.
- Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:06:00 -0500
- Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.
- Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:13:00 -0500
- Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.
- Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:04:00 -0500
- People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.
- Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:41:00 -0500
- Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge.