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Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:00 -0500The wealth gap between white and black families is growing — and that's especially apparent in the housing market. Host Michel Martin talks to Washington Post correspondent Michael Fletcher about the financial disparities facing black families.
Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:00:00 -0400This year's British Open is full of surprises: Two Americans are tied for the lead — and neither of them is Tiger Woods. The world's No. 1 didn't make the cut in Scotland. Lawrence Donegan, the golf correspondent for The Guardian and author of Four Iron in the Soul, has the latest.
Mon, 23 Jun 2008 07:00:00 -0400For the first installment in a series on unlikely landmarks, the BPP talks to business owners on Philadelphia's South Street about what locals call the "gum tree." For years, it was a repository for chewed gum. But the neighborhood is sprucing up, and the tree has been cut down.
Tue, 02 Oct 2007 09:00:00 -0400The nonprofit Public Radio Exchange is seeking to change the stereotype of public radio being flat and drowsy. Nine months ago, it launched a contest to find the best new voices in public radio.
Tue, 18 Sep 2007 13:00:00 -0400As Day to Day prepares for its three-day visit to Kansas City, Alex Chadwick poses the question, "Am I in Kansas or in Missouri?" Turns out, a little of both ... and the two are different.
Sat, 14 Jul 2007 16:00:00 -0400About 2,000 mourners gather at a church in the Texas Hill Country to remember Lady Bird Johnson. Earlier, a family spokeswoman says nearly 10,000 visitors streamed past the casket as it lay in repose at the LBJ Library and Museum in Austin, Texas.
Tue, 29 May 2007 02:06:00 -0400The world's second oldest profession? Tomb raiding. To combat the problem, American dealers and museums increasingly require a paper trail documenting a relic's ownership, but looters are just taking their business to Japan and Europe.
Mon, 28 May 2007 05:37:00 -0400In archaeological sites throughout the world, antiquities are plundered for sale. U.S. agents says the looting is epidemic. One archaeologist working in Guatemala has launched a battle to save an ancient city from looters.
Mon, 12 Mar 2007 10:39:00 -0400It's not easy to track down one of the fastest and rarest great cats in the world. But one biologist is working to attach radio collars to cheetahs living in remote areas of Iran. With fewer than 100 of the animals left, they are among the most imperiled great cats on Earth.
Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:05:00 -0500Biologist George Schaller is the first to survey wildlife in Tibet's remote Chang Tang reserve in the winter. Schaller spoke with Alex Chadwick about some surprising findings from his 1,000-mile journey.
Thu, 01 Feb 2007 11:50:17 -0500Snow leopards are among the world's most endangered big cats, with only several thousand left. In Mongolia's southern Gobi desert, the snow leopard is a sign of a healthy ecosytem. But poaching remains one of the area's more lucrative businesses.
Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:33:00 -0500A settlement once home to hundreds has been unearthed near England's Stonehenge. Archaeologists think the builders of the huge stone circle may have lived in the village. It dates to the same time period.
Mon, 27 Nov 2006 11:05:00 -0500It took them two years, but Colin Angus and Julie Wafaei are the first people to circumnavigate the globe completely by self-propulsion. That means they rowed across the Atlantic -- no sails. And biked and hiked across Siberia.
Fri, 24 Nov 2006 16:39:00 -0500In literature, albatrosses represent weighty, inescapable burdens. But in real life, the huge seabirds use wind energy to cruise around the planet's oceans. Photographer Frans Lanting and writer Carl Safina report from one of the world's largest albatross colonies.
Tue, 31 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0500Running underneath the rolling hills of Tennessee lies a still-mysterious and remote network of caverns. Many of those caves shelter fragile ecosystems, and biologist Jerry Lewis is helping to discover and protect some of those ecosystems from man's destruction.