History
8:39 am
Sun May 20, 2012

A Lawman Killed By Hate; Now, ATF Remembers

Host Rachel Martin takes a moment to remember William Henderson Foote, a black federal agent in Mississippi in the late 1800s. He was honored this week by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Space
8:39 am
Sun May 20, 2012

Eclipse-Chaser Shares Thrill Of The Hunt

Out West Sunday, it will start getting dark earlier than normal, but just for a little while. A major solar eclipse, although not quite total, will spread across the skies in a 200-mile swath from Oregon into west Texas. Longtime Washington, D.C., meteorologist Bob Ryan has traveled the world chasing eclipses with his wife. He joins host Rachel Martin.

NPR Story
8:39 am
Sun May 20, 2012

Sports Injuries: A Look At The Data

If life is a ballgame, then NPR's Mike Pesca is the guy in the stands, carrying his own stat-sheet and searching out empirical evidence. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Pesca about what the numbers have to say about injuries.

Around the Nation
8:39 am
Sun May 20, 2012

Donor Resurrects Endangered Bookmobile

When a bookmobile broke down last winter in rural Vermont, patrons, especially preschoolers, really missed it. Then a donor, who heard an NPR story about the rolling library's demise, came up with over $100,000 for a replacement. The town can't believe its good fortune. Vermont Public Radio's Charlotte Albright reports.

13.7: Cosmos And Culture
6:55 am
Sun May 20, 2012

The Zombie Within

The inner, neural zombie exposed?
Francois Guillot AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 11:02 am

The zombie within: the idea that we don't know what we are doing, or where we are going, when we think we best know, is an old one. (The words I've just paraphrased are Emerson's.)

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Krulwich Wonders...
6:54 am
Sun May 20, 2012

Tom Waits Salutes (I Think) An Artist I've Never Heard Of

YouTube

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 11:29 am

Who's John Baldessari? To judge from this wonderfully mischievous video commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Baldessari is a hugely — and I mean hugely — successful conceptual artist, whose work has appeared in hundreds of gallery shows, major museum exhibitions. You name it, he's done it.

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Monkey See
6:03 am
Sun May 20, 2012

TV Networks Hope Familiar Faces Bring Viewers To New Fall Shows

Matthew Perry stars on NBC's fall comedy Go On.
Jordin Althaus NBC

Originally published on Sun May 20, 2012 11:31 am

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 20, 2012

Lead in Airline Fuel

iStock Photo

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Lead was long ago phased out of automobile gasoline, but it is still in aviation fuel and is now the largest source of lead emissions in the U.S. What’s being done?    -- L. Eber, Rye, NY

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 20, 2012

The Gulf of Mexico Two Years After the BP Disaster

U.S. Coast Guard

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve seen a lot of warm and fuzzy TV ads, some sponsored by BP Oil, urging me to vacation in the Gulf of Mexico. But are things really “back to normal?”    --Paul Shea, Dublin, OH

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The Two-Way
7:22 pm
Sat May 19, 2012

Derby Winner I'll Have Another Captures Preakness

I'll Have Another (9), ridden by Mario Gutierrez, beats Bodemeister, ridden by Mike Smith, to the finish line to win the 137th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday.
Mike Stewart AP

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 7:40 pm

In a near carbon-copy of this year's Kentucky Derby, I'll Have Another raced from behind on a deep stretch to defeat Bodemeister at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday.

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