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Why My Coal Mining Grandfather's Deathbed Advice Applies To Minority Americans

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:31:30 -0400

As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, his eldest children did not question or doubt his advice to them: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.

Peanut Butter Bars To Soothe The Soul

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:19:00 -0400

There's nothing like your mother's baking to make the world right.

Week In Politics: Trump Approaches 100th Day As President

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with E.J. Dionne, of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Kristen Soltis Anderson of the Washington Examiner and Echelon Insights.

NPR's Staff Diversity Numbers, 2016

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:55:00 -0400

Despite the company-wide initiative for diverse hiring, change in the newsroom has been incremental.

When It Comes To Policymaking, The Rules Don't Apply To Climate Change

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

On Saturday, people from around the country will take to the streets in the March for Science. Organizers say that the point of the March is not to make science political, but to highlight the reality of science to politicians, as a guide in policymaking, in which science is an uncharted issue.

A Theory To Better Understand Diversity, And Who Really Benefits

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:49:00 -0400

The business model for diversity teaches students about cultural preferences and how to avoid offense, but it is ill-equipped to unpack social group power dynamics.

Baby Or Bust: My Time Is Running Out

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 14:00:27 -0400

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman with a much younger boyfriend. She wants a baby; he doesn't.

Travels — Or The Lack Thereof — With Rex Tillerson

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:28:00 -0400

Should the secretary of state travel with a press pool? NPR's Linda Wertheimer thinks it would be good for Secretary Tillerson and the public if he took the media along on his trips.

Politics Of Respectability And A Dragged Passenger

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:12:00 -0400

The politics of respectability were complicated this week when a 69 year-old Asian-American doctor was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight.

Week In Politics: Trump's Changing Policy Views

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:45:39 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish wraps up the week in politics with Reihan Salam of the National Review and Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald. They discuss President Trump's changing policy positions.

Baseball Moves Beyond The Steroid Era

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:15:00 -0400

Steroids used to be the scourge of baseball, to the extent that Congress held hearings about it. Commentator Pablo Torre of ESPN The Magazine says time has been kind to some of the worst offenders.

Political Bias Complaints Dominate Ombudsman Inbox

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:29:28 -0400

Complaints about bias have increased in past months. Here are some possible reasons why.

Oaky, With Notes Of BS: Why Wine Tasting Struggles To Get It On The Nose

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Unlike food — which gives us sensory cues like crunchy and hot, as well as tasting, say, salty — with wine, it's all about tiny differences in taste and smell. The danger is in getting too poetic.

It Sounds Like Science Fiction But ... It's A Cliché

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 07:51:00 -0400

The Internet is full of science fiction becoming science fact. NPR Science Editor Geoff Brumfiel is ready to make a stand. Sort of.

Chicago Mayor's Plan To Update H.S. Graduation Has A Fatal Flaw

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 04:03:00 -0400

The mayor's mention of "like you do with your children," raises questions about his grasp of his school district's largest student and parent constituency — African-Americans and Latinos.