"For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief."
—Fernandez de Andrada
- Saved By A Bad Taste, The Last 'Radium Girl' Dies At 107 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:36:20 -0500
- In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Most died within a few years, but Mae Keane quit, and survived.
- Ceremony In Afghanistan Officially Ends America's Longest War Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:43:00 -0500
- While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ending, 13,500 foreign soldiers will remain in support roles.
- Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:29:00 -0500
- An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.
- Albright On The U.N.: 'If It Didn't Exist, We Would Invent It' Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:37:00 -0500
- The United Nations will be 70 years old next year. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the difficult challenges the organization faces.
- To Deal With Hostile Congress, Obama Can Look To History Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:37:00 -0500
- President Obama will face opposition in 2015 in both the House and Senate. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to historian Michael Beschloss about how Obama will (or will not) work with the 114th Congress.
- 'Military Children': Their Struggles, Sacrifices And Strengths Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:37:00 -0500
- Nearly 2 million children have parents currently serving in the military, yet their everyday lives are mostly invisible to the rest of us. Member station WAMU explores the challenges they face.
- Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:55:36 -0500
- Prospective jurors can be dismissed for lateness, the financial burden of taking off work, or any number of other reasons. Add race as a consideration and jury selection can take weeks to complete.
- Police, Politicians, Gather In New York For Ramos Funeral Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:07:00 -0500
- Officer Rafael Ramos is being remembered at a service at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens a week after he and his partner were fatally shot in an unprovoked attack.
- For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are' Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:21:00 -0500
- Some Cuban-American families are rejoicing at the possibility of visiting their homeland, but not everyone has embraced President Obama's new policy toward the island nation.
- Top Somali Extremist Leader Reportedly Surrenders Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:17:00 -0500
- Reports vary as to whether al-Shabab's Zakariye Ismail Ahmed Hersi turned himself in or was captured in a raid. The U.S. had placed a $3 million bounty on the leading Islamist extremist.
- Pyongyang Blames U.S. Amid Reports Of New Internet Outages Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:36:00 -0500
- Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."
- High Electric Bills Gobble Up Savings From Cheap Oil In New England Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:45:00 -0500
- Falling oil prices are perhaps nowhere more welcome than in northern New England, where most homes burn heating oil in their furnaces and high electricity prices are going up.
- Protests Reflect Real Harm From Police Policies, Organizer Says Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:45:00 -0500
- National protests have drawn attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to New York protest organizer Julianne Hoffenberg about moving forward.
- Former Guantanamo Envoy Says Prison Undermines National Security Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:44:00 -0500
- The State Department's special envoy responsible for moving detainees out of Guantanamo Bay resigned this week. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Cliff Sloan about progress in closing the prison.
- Preserving American Roots Music Begins With Keeping The Lights On Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:44:00 -0500
- For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been helping indigent blues, gospel and country musicians get by as well as reach a wider audience.