"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."
—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel
- NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:12:15 -0400
- The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.
- NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:33:00 -0400
- It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.
- The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:32:00 -0400
- Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.
- Shrinking Pool Of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities At Risk Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:29:00 -0400
- Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.
- Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:44:00 -0400
- Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?
- Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:12:00 -0400
- Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.
- Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:10:00 -0400
- Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.
- Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:46:00 -0400
- The People's Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.
- She Found Love, But Still Seeks A Storybook Ending Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:45:35 -0400
- Storycorps' Outloud series tells stories from the LGBT community. We hear about one woman in Alabama who left her husband for another woman. She was cast out of her church and lost her children.
- Lodging Like A High-End Health Club Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:45:35 -0400
- In Norwalk, Conn., a new hotel focusing on fitness targets business travelers who want to stick to healthy routines while on the road. It's a new niche for the hospitality industry.
- Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:45:00 -0400
- Tens of thousands of people demanding action on climate change are expected to march in New York City, ahead of the UN Climate Summit. Joel Rose speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn from the protests.
- U.S. Launches Media Campaign To Counter ISIS Videos Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:45:00 -0400
- The Islamic State is posting graphic violent images on social media to recruit fighters. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with the State Department's Alberto Fernandez about the U.S.'s aggressive response.
- Adding Color To 'The Great White Way' Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:45:00 -0400
- NPR's Michel Martin asks a panel of award-winning playwrights how diverse artists are challenging Broadway's landscape, and whether it matters.
- For This Job, You Need A Creepy Voice And A Fabulous Scream Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:45:00 -0400
- Halloween may seem like it's a long ways away, but haunted houses around the country are already getting ready, and they are looking for aspiring actors who can make the hair on your neck stand up.
- Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:38:00 -0400
- Surveys show Americans would prefer not to die in a hospital. Yet, in New York City, the majority of people do. But the reason is not simple.