"Most of today's books have an air of having been written in one day from books read the night before."
—Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort (1741-94) French author, humorist
- What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area? Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:04 -0400
- More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.
- Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:04 -0400
- Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.
- Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:00 -0400
- NPR's Arun Rath talks with Wired.com's Davey Alba about the outcome of the landmark gender discrimination case against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
- Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0400
- When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.
- Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:51 -0400
- A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.
- Man Brings Joy And New Shoes To Somali Refugees Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:00 -0400
- In Clarkston, Ga., a Somali American man named Omar Shekhey helps refugees get settled in their new lives.
- Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:00 -0400
- German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.
- Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:00 -0400
- Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.
- Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:03:00 -0400
- An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.
- Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:01:00 -0400
- Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.
- Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:06:00 -0400
- The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.
- After Resuming Deliberations, Jury Rules In Favor Of Kleiner Perkins Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:50:00 -0400
- The jury said that the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers did not retaliate against former partner Ellen Pao by terminating her.
- A Photo I Love: Featuring Astronaut Reid Wiseman Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:58:00 -0400
- NPR hears from astronaut Reid Wiseman who was on the space station for four months in 2014. He discusses his photo of Italy at night from space.
- Calif. Governor Can't Make It Rain, But Can Make Relief Money Pour Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:57:00 -0400
- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.
- As U.S. Energy Industry Booms, Oil Hubs Run Out Of Storage Space Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:44:29 -0400
- U.S. oil production is at near record levels. But the success has led to a question of where to store all that oil. One of the country's biggest oil hubs is now almost full.