Apr 30, 2013 — People generally don't associate trees with New York City, and if they do, they tend to think only of Central and Prospect parks. But the city is filled with old, beloved trees, some dating back more than 200 years, many of them located in the unsung outer boroughs.
Apr 8, 2013 — Appliance manufacturer Electrolux closed its Webster City, Iowa, plant in 2011. Now, the retraining programs for former workers are wrapping up, and the town of 8,000 is bracing for the true impact of the closure. It's a familiar story for many former manufacturing towns across the Midwest.
Feb 8, 2013 — The legendary rapper is responsible for some of Latin hip-hop's most danceable music. His lyrics also advocate for the Puerto Rican independence movement.
Jan 23, 2013 — A Washington showcase of work by the Chinese dissident artist reveals his preoccupation with the tragic 2008 Sichuan earthquake: To create one of the pieces, Ai ran afoul of Chinese authorities, asking for help collecting the names of children who died when their schools collapsed.
Nov 11, 2012 — Despite the danger, millions of people continue to text or email while driving. The desire to stay connected is often hard to resist, so here are a few tips to help keep your hands on the wheel.
Aug 14, 2012 — Richard Simmons opened his first aerobics studio in Beverly Hills nearly 40 years ago. Since then, he has become an international celebrity, selling millions of fitness videos and writing best-selling books. But all along the way, Simmons never stopped teaching aerobics classes at that Beverly Hills studio. NPR's Sam Sanders stopped in for a session.
May 13, 2012 — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she plans to get off the "high-wire" of politics after she wraps up her tenure as secretary of state, but she's still questioned about her political future wherever she goes. NPR's Michele Kelemen gives a behind-the-scenes account of Clinton's most recent swing through Asia.
Apr 28, 2012 — Twenty years ago Sunday, Los Angeles erupted into destructive riots after the verdict in the Rodney King trial. The violence lasted six days and left more than 50 dead and over $1 billion in damage. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates remembers; she lived in the one of the neighborhoods that went up in flames.
Mar 21, 2012 — Last weekend, English soccer fans were looking forward to a sporting feast. They ended up taking part in a nationwide communal vigil, focused on an African-born player's fight for life.
Feb 28, 2012 — Imagine racing over a frozen lake on a wind-powered sled, hitting speeds that top 40 miles an hour. That's what ice sailors all around the world do just about anywhere water freezes. In the U.S., Lake Champlain has emerged as one of the country's best ice sailing venues.