"If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people-a black people-who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization."
—Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68) African-American reverend, civil rights leader
- At This Museum, Falling Back An Hour Takes The Whole Weekend Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:04:41 -0400
- When Daylight Saving Time arrives, who adjusts all those old clocks? Noel Poirier, director of the National Watch and Clock Museum, tells NPR's Scott Simon he has to turn back 60 pendulum clocks.
- Rocket Explosion Raises Questions About Private Space Ventures Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:04:40 -0400
- NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Joel Glenn Brenner about the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crash. She knew both pilots who were on board the spacecraft.
- Plugging The 'Leaky Pipe' For Women, Minorities In Economics Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:04:40 -0400
- Fed Chair Janet Yellen said a "leaky pipe" prevents women and minorities from making it to the top of the economics field. NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Julianne Malveaux.
- Hollaback! Video Calls Out Catcallers, But Cuts Out White Men Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:03:14 -0400
- In the video, most of the men who street-harass, who cat-call, yell sand follow the woman are black and Latino. Noticeably absent from the video? White men.
- Election Night Eating: A Tasting Menu For What's At Stake Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:03:00 -0400
- NPR's politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can't have a party without good grub. So we've put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.
- Ebola Design Challenge Says Yes To The Wedding Dress Designer Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:26:00 -0400
- There were engineers. And virologists. And one wedding dress designer. Together, they're trying to devise a better design for protective gear worn by health workers in the Ebola ward.
- With Style And Silo, 'Modern Farmer' Melds Agrarian With Urban Hip Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:21:02 -0400
- Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.
- Five Reasons Why Your Financial Outlook Just Got Better Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:21:00 -0400
- Even if a big raise is not imminent for you, five factors are helping stretch today's paycheck: cheap gasoline; a strong dollar; low interest rates; fierce retail competition and a huge corn harvest.
- A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:43:00 -0400
- Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her."
- A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:34:00 -0400
- This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.
- 'Frozen' Characters Holding Strong For Costume Of The Year Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0400
- Audie Cornish checks in with Richard Parrott of the New York City costume chain Ricky's. He tells us whether his predictions on this year's most popular costumes were correct.
- Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:04:00 -0400
- North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.
- U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:59:00 -0400
- After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.
- Former Band Member Convicted Of Manslaughter In Hazing Death Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:40:00 -0400
- A former member of Florida A&M University's marching band was convicted of manslaughter on Friday. Prosecutors said Dante Martin helped organize the hazing that took Robert Champion's life.
- Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400
- The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.