undefined http://nhpr.org en These streets aren't made for walking http://nhpr.org/post/these-streets-arent-made-walking <p>On the streets of most American neighborhoods, walking to a grocery store, park, or school is not an option. Kaid Benfield is Director of Sustainable Communities at the National Resources Defense Council, and a frequent contributor to the Atlantic Cities website, where he argues that the car-centric built environment is detrimental to our health and quality of life.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:29:56 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3173 at http://nhpr.org These streets aren't made for walking Beach Volleyball Star Walsh Has Sights On London, And Babies In Diapers http://nhpr.org/post/beach-volleyball-star-walsh-has-sights-london-and-babies-diapers U.S. beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh is honing her game for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she and her playing partner, Misty May-Treanor, hope to continue a streak of dominance that goes back to the 2004 games in Athens and <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93824847">Beijing in 2008</a>.<p>Speaking with <em>Morning Edition</em> co-host Renee Montagne, Walsh says the duo's effort to represent the United States this summer is going well.<p>"So far, so good. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:13:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 3058 at http://nhpr.org Beach Volleyball Star Walsh Has Sights On London, And Babies In Diapers Where Money Meets Power In Washington http://nhpr.org/post/where-money-meets-power-washington "Political fundraiser" has a fancy ring to it — tuxedos, famous singers, billionaires. In fact, most political fundraisers aren't that glamorous.<p>Think instead of a dozen lobbyists eating breakfast with a Congressman in a side room at some DC restaurant. Off in a corner, someone who works for the Congressman is holding the checks the lobbyists brought to get in the door.<p>On today's All Things Considered, Andrea Seabrook talks with Audie Cornish about the world of political fundraisers. It's the latest in our series on money in politics. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:35:00 +0000 2947 at http://nhpr.org Where Money Meets Power In Washington 800-Year-Old Frescoes Leave Texas For Cyprus http://nhpr.org/post/800-year-old-frescoes-leave-texas-cyprus A set of 13th-century Byzantine frescoes — plundered after Turkey invaded Cyprus and on display in Houston for the last 15 years — is headed home at last. It's the closing chapter in what turns out to be a remarkable odyssey.<p>It all started in the summer of 1974, when the Turkish army invaded Cyprus and nearly 200,000 Greek Cypriots became refugees fleeing south.<p>"And so all the churches and homes and art was left behind," says Josef Helfenstein, director of the Menil Collection in Houston. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:47:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 2531 at http://nhpr.org 800-Year-Old Frescoes Leave Texas For Cyprus How Ford's CEO Helped Restore The 'American Icon' http://nhpr.org/post/how-fords-ceo-helped-restore-american-icon Seven years ago, when journalist Bryce Hoffman started covering the Ford Motor Co. for <em>The Detroit News</em>, he knew he was either witnessing the end of an American icon or its resurrection.<p>Back then, Bill Ford Jr., great-grandson of founder Henry Ford, was still at the helm — but he wouldn't be there much longer. In 2006, Ford brought Alan Mulally, a Boeing executive with no automotive experience, on as chief executive officer. At the time, many in Detroit questioned the hire. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 2454 at http://nhpr.org How Ford's CEO Helped Restore The 'American Icon' How Far Apart On Iran Are GOP Candidates, Obama? http://nhpr.org/post/how-far-apart-iran-are-gop-candidates-obama Republican presidential candidates this week — with the exception of Ron Paul — appeared to be trying to outdo each other in saying how tough they would be in dealing with Iran. Speaking before a pro-Israel group, they said President Obama has been weak — "feckless," in Mitt Romney's words.<p>Obama, meanwhile, was not impressed. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 2380 at http://nhpr.org How Far Apart On Iran Are GOP Candidates, Obama? 'We Crush The Cars': Inside The Monster Truck Arena http://nhpr.org/post/we-crush-cars-inside-monster-truck-arena It's that time of year again — the time when the sports world starts to zone in on basketball's March Madness, hockey's playoff push, baseball's spring training ... and monster trucks. That's right, it's prime time for four-wheeled contraptions that specialize in crushing each other.<p>While it may be hard to get past the deafening radio ads, a funny thing can happen on the way to a <a href="http://www.monsterjam.com/">Monster Jam</a> show. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:59:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 2083 at http://nhpr.org 'We Crush The Cars': Inside The Monster Truck Arena BP's Oil Slick Set To Spill Into Courtroom http://nhpr.org/post/bps-oil-slick-set-spill-courtroom A federal court in New Orleans is preparing for one of the largest and most complex environmental lawsuits ever to come to court. It stems from the worst oil disaster in U.S. history: the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig nearly two years ago and the resulting oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>Testimony is scheduled to begin at the end of the month. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:31:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 1945 at http://nhpr.org BP's Oil Slick Set To Spill Into Courtroom Threats And Lies, And 'Who I'm Supposed To Be' http://nhpr.org/post/threats-and-lies-and-who-im-supposed-be Nathan Hoskins knew from an early age that he was gay. But when he was growing up in rural Kentucky, his mother took extreme steps to convince him otherwise.<p>"When I was in sixth grade, I had met a good friend and he wasn't interested in girls," Hoskins, who's now 33, tells his friend Sally Evans. "One day, he said, 'I have a Valentine's Day card for you.'"<p>"I asked him for it, and he said it was so special that he mailed it," he says. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:52:42 +0000 NPR Staff 1400 at http://nhpr.org Threats And Lies, And 'Who I'm Supposed To Be'