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American Science And The Nazis

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:16:00 -0400

By standing strong against the Nazis, America became a beacon of hope to some of the world's greatest scientists — whose positive effects on American science we still feel today, says Adam Frank.

The Antifa Handbook

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:06:30 -0400

The history and strategy of anti-fascist organizing.

How To Talk Race With Your Family: Ask Code Switch

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:57:20 -0400

We asked you to send us your racial conundrums. And in the first 'Ask Code Switch,' we take on a big one: How do you talk to family members whose racial views seem stuck in the Stone Age?

Explaining, Again, The Nazis' True Evil

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:53:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon tackles the painful legacy of the Nazi party and the enduring symbols of hatred used throughout history's atrocities against humanity, recently on display in Charlottesville.

Is AI More Threatening Than North Korean Missiles?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:52:00 -0400

Tesla CEO Elon Musk last week warned that AI is an enormous threat. There can be no doubt that the advent of smart, rather than smart-ish, machines, is a long way off, though, says blogger Alva Noë.

Bears Can Face Summer Challenges In Roadside Zoos

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:23:00 -0400

Even when the Animal Welfare Act is followed, bears may not live in conditions that many would find reasonable for such large, intelligent animals to flourish, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

How My Little Community Garden Plot Went From Flop To Flourish

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:19 -0400

Two years ago, Carolyn Beans — plant biologist, flower farm worker and daughter of a veggie grower — thought she had what it took to coax a bounty out of her tiny urban garden. She was wrong.

After Charlottesville, A Doctor Reflects On Hateful Patients And His Own Biases

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:47:00 -0400

Medical professionals take pride in their commitment to care for all patients. But that pride doesn't shield them from the difficult ones.

In Midst Of Racial Hatred, Van Jones Still Pushes Love

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:09:00 -0400

Roc Nation's latest signee delivers hard rap about black America's moral obligation in the era of President Trump.

Readers Rankled By 'Democracy In Chains' Review

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:04:00 -0400

What obligation does NPR have to follow up on a controversial book post-review?

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer Talks About How Protests Were Handled

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:17:00 -0400

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer defends local police, calls protests "terrorism," and blames President Trump for mainstreaming hate.

As Rhetoric Ramps Up, Are Today's Kids Worried About Nuclear War?

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:39:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the era of "duck and cover" and making grisly jokes with other kids about nuclear war. But he also remembers the nightmares, and hopes kids aren't simlarly troubled now.

Week In Politics: U.S. Trades Threats With North Korea

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:25:00 -0400

Tensions are on the rise between the U.S. and North Korea. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, for more on this story and the rest of the week in politics.

Success In Placing Shelter Dogs Takes More Than Temperament Tests

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:48:00 -0400

Blogger Alva Noë talks with a dog trainer who says the need to give shelters, handlers and adopters the resources required to keep dogs and people supported and safe is critical in the process.

Netflix, ABC Portrayals Of Autism Still Fall Short, Critics Say

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:06:00 -0400

Two new TV series feature main characters who have autism. While some are applauding the fresh take on the disorder, others worry that the shows send the wrong messages.