"No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems."
—Anna Garlin Spencer
- Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:07 -0400
- Authorities in Massachusetts spent the past year planning a more secure environment for the 2014 Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 3,500 police and National Guard soldiers along the course. Runners and spectators are asked to leave bags and strollers at home. Participants generally seem OK with the new measures but say it may change their experience of the race.
- Superheroes Go To Washington, And They've Got Political Advice Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:07 -0400
- With a big comics convention in Washington, D.C., this weekend, NPR's Ailsa Chang asked some costumed enthusiasts for suggestions on how to help the folks inside the Capitol.
- Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:40:00 -0400
- Federal agencies are getting more time to review the controversial project, the State Department says, given an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska over whether the pipeline could pass through there.
- Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:27:00 -0400
- Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.
- Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:32 -0400
- From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.
- Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:09 -0400
- A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.
- New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:57:07 -0400
- President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
- To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:55:54 -0400
- In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.
- 15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:51:42 -0400
- The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.
- Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:07:00 -0400
- The giant retailer will go head to head with Western Union and Moneygram in a market worth about $900 billion. But Wal-Mart says it will offer lower fees.
- Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:40:00 -0400
- As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.
- Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:31:00 -0400
- Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was once considered a model of desegregation. Today, the school's population is 99 percent black. One family's story underscores three generations of change.
- Suspect Arrested In Kansas City Highway Shootings Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:23:00 -0400
- Police in Grandview, Mo., arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks. Three motorists have been wounded.
- 'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:34:00 -0400
- A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females' anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce.
- The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:12:00 -0400
- In another installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered snake effigy, created a millennium ago.