"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
- Newtown Calls For 'Acts Of Kindness' On Shooting Anniversary Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:47:00 -0500
- Relatives of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say they will light candles in memory of the victims.
- Violence In PG-13 Movies Comes With Plenty Of Sex And Booze Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:45:00 -0500
- Watching violent movies makes teenagers more aggressive, and that violence is almost always associated with sex, drinking and smoking. Violent characters in PG-13 movies are as likely to indulge in violent activities as those in R-rated flicks.
- The Secret's Out: Obama Acknowledges Existence Of Area 51 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:49:00 -0500
- Conspiracy theorists have been obsessed with the secret Nevada military base for decades, claming that the U.S. government is holding aliens and crashed UFOs there.
- University Of Oregon Investigating 'Out Of Control' Snowball Fight Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:35:00 -0500
- It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. That was the case on Friday, when the football team organized a snowball fight that turned ugly.
- 'In Meat We Trust' Argues We Got The Meat Industry We Asked For Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:21:00 -0500
- Historian Maureen Ogle's new book examines the rise of our modern industrial meat system by examining its roots — all the way back to Colonial America. There's a fundamental disconnect, she argues, in our demands for both cheap, plentiful meat and an end to factory farms. Something, she says, has to give.
- Baseball's Torre, La Russa, Cox Add Another Title: Hall Of Famer Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:12:00 -0500
- Taken together, retired baseball managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox won eight World Series titles and 7,558 games. Their names appeared on all of the voters' ballots Sunday.
- Latino Children's Literature That Should Top Lists Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:04:09 -0500
- Each year The New York Times highlights top children's books. But this year, not one book is by a Latino author. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with blogger Monica Olivera, and Latinas for Latino Lit co-founder, Viviana Hurtado, about books they feel were overlooked this year.
- Infants At Risk Due To Blood Tests Delays Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:04:09 -0500
- Delays in processing blood screening samples for newborns could be putting millions of infants at risk for disabilities or even death. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Ellen Gabler of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who investigated the screening track records of hospitals around the country.
- Why A 'Living' Wage Doesn't Add Up Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:04:09 -0500
- A new study suggests that while most people want jobs that pay more, most of the jobs currently available are low wage. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Ben Henry of the Alliance for a Just Society and Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times.
- Sharing Matters Most When Trying To Buy Happiness Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:04:00 -0500
- Every holiday season, people splurge on gift items to make their loved ones smile - but does buying all that stuff really make people happy? Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax about buying happiness.
- Orc And Dagger: U.S., U.K. Reportedly Spied On Gamers Online Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:36:00 -0500
- So many spies have reportedly targeted gamers that a central group must try to keep track of them all. That's the latest revelation from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reported by the Guardian and other outlets.
- Winter Storm Plows Through Mid-Atlantic To Hit New England Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:41:00 -0500
- Winter won't officially begin until nearly two more weeks pass, but snow, ice, and freezing rain are blanketing a large swath of the U.S. As of Monday morning, more than a thousand flights were cancelled.
- Will Seniors Leave Republicans Out To Dry In 2014? Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:44:00 -0500
- One group of voters that the GOP has traditionally been able to count on are those over 65. But a new survey of battleground congressional districts show some cracks in that foundation, possibly enough to swing some closely contested seats.
- New York's Insurance Exchange Readies For Holiday Rush Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:38:00 -0500
- As a Dec. 23 enrollment deadline for health insurance that starts Jan. 1 looms, New York state is staffing up its call center and smoothing out the rough spots on its application to meet growing demand. As time runs down, the state is trying to fix technical and design issues that came up when the site debuted in October.
- Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Burdens Like A Scarlet Letter Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:00:00 -0500
- Since 2001, more than 100,000 troops have left the military with an other-than-honorable discharge. The "bad paper" puts benefits and medical care out of reach, even for those who served in combat. Which raises a simple question: What does America owe those who serve?