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Posted: 2019-09-18 19:49:00
The famed architect conceived a number of dwellings for the mass market to be made from concrete blocks. The idea never took off. But in New Hampshire, one such building is now hitting the market.
Posted: 2019-08-19 20:22:48
The preview reopening of the Confitería del Molino, a long-shuttered art nouveau pastry cafe near the Argentine Capitol, prompted lines around the block — and, for some former patrons, good...
Posted: 2019-08-09 00:37:12
Gaza has been off-limits to tourists since Hamas took over in 2007. A veteran Palestinian tour guide leads NPR to see the sites, including a palace, a mosque and a bathhouse.
Posted: 2019-08-02 16:01:17
Charles And Ray Eames Made Life Better By Design; Their Home Was No Exception
Built in 1949 in the Pacific Palisades, the Eames House is considered among the most important post-war residences in the U.S. Now, the family is working to preserve the home for generations...
Posted: 2019-07-30 20:36:26
See-Saw Diplomacy Lets People Play Together Along U.S. Border Wall
A playdate recently broke out at the fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico, in an event that was "filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness,"
Posted: 2019-07-10 09:10:00
Renowned African-American Architect Philip Freelon Dies At 66
Philip Freelon, chief architect of the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture, has died. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2016.
Posted: 2019-07-07 22:35:08
UNESCO Adds 8 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings To Its List Of World Heritage Sites
The Guggenheim Museum in New York and Fallingwater in Pennsylvania now belong to a list that includes Machu Picchu and the pyramids of Egypt.
Posted: 2019-06-07 15:25:12
'Eileen Gray' Examines The Relationship Between Genius And Gender
Even in our current climate, it's sobering to consider how the profession of architecture treated modernist pioneer Eileen Gray. This graphic history is a thought-provoking, if incomplete, reflection.
Posted: 2019-06-06 10:01:28
'The Plaza' Is A Nostalgic Look At The History Of New York's Most Famous Hotel
Julie Satow's book reads like the biography of a distant relative as much as the history of a landmark building; the author argues that no other building so directly reflects the city itself.
Posted: 2019-05-16 22:46:00
I.M. Pei, Architect Of Some Of The World's Most Iconic Structures, Dies At 102
During his influential career, the Pritzker-winning architect designed everything from schools to skyscrapers. Known for spare geometric forms, Pei said the goal was to "eliminate the inessential."

Posted: 2019-09-20 18:24:39
The plant is best known for the partial meltdown of one of its nuclear reactors in 1979. The remaining reactor stopped producing electricity on Friday. Decommissioning the site will take decades.
Posted: 2019-09-20 14:06:30
The president threatens action against California. His former campaign manager doesn't cooperate with Congress.
Posted: 2019-09-19 19:05:49
Amazon's plans include being carbon-neutral by 2040 and buying 100,000 electric delivery vans. It faced outcry from workers, hundreds of whom planned to join the Global Climate Strike on Friday.
Posted: 2019-09-18 19:49:00
California Pushes Back On Trump Administration Over Emissions Standards
The Trump administration is rescinding California's authority to regulate vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. State leaders are vowing to fight the move.
Posted: 2019-09-18 14:20:35
Foresight 2020: Senator Amy Klobuchar
The Midwestern Democrat is leaning heavily into pragmatism ahead of the primary.
Posted: 2019-09-17 14:06:30
Locked And Loaded: The U.S., Saudi Arabia and Iran
Houthi rebels in Yemen initially claimed responsibility for attacks on oil in Saudi Arabia, but U.S. officials say they know who the real "culprit" is.
Posted: 2019-09-16 14:06:30
The State Of American Labor
What are the challenges workers face today, and what challenges are waiting in the wings?
Posted: 2019-09-14 20:31:43
Houthi Drone Strikes Disrupt Almost Half Of Saudi Oil Exports
The attacks on oil facilities by the Iran-backed Yemeni rebels sent large plumes of smoke into the air, the trails visible from space, and impacted an estimated production of 5 million barrels...
Posted: 2019-09-11 19:41:27
T. Boone Pickens, Iconic Oil Tycoon, Dead At 91
The legendary energy executive, whose name symbolized big oil, died Wednesday at age 91. He founded the company that became Mesa Petroleum and later began a hedge fund focused on energy investments.
Posted: 2019-09-10 20:37:51
Unfurling The Waste Problem Caused By Wind Energy
While wind energy is marketed as the future's green energy solution, turbines only last about 20 years, and disposing of their behemoth fiberglass blades is both complicated and costly.

Posted: 2019-09-22 12:10:00
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with two U.N. Climate Change Summit attendees: Lisa Helps and Minal Pathak. The summit begins Monday.
Posted: 2019-09-21 11:46:00
NPR's Scott Simon talks to former U.N. climate negotiator Christiana Figueres about Monday's Climate Action Summit in New York City. It coincides with the United Nations General Assembly.
Posted: 2019-09-21 00:23:31
The lawsuit comes two days after the Trump administration revoked California's ability to set its own rules for automobiles. The state's top prosecutor blasted the move as "arbitrary and capricious."
Posted: 2019-09-20 20:14:00
Millions Of Young People Take To Streets To Combat Climate Change
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg joins other school strike activists in New York and around the world ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit.
Posted: 2019-09-20 14:06:30
Friday News Roundup - Domestic
The president threatens action against California. His former campaign manager doesn't cooperate with Congress.
Posted: 2019-09-20 09:05:20
Global Youth Climate Strike Expected To Draw Large Crowds
Strike organizers are calling on their fellow young people to skip school Friday and rally to demand greater action against climate change.
Posted: 2019-09-20 09:05:00
News Brief: Whistleblower Probe, Climate Protests, Texas Flooding
Did President Trump make a promise to a foreign leader that he shouldn't have? A global youth climate strike is expected to draw large crowds. Catastrophic flooding hits southeastern parts of...
Posted: 2019-09-20 06:50:00
Mass Protests In Australia Kick Off Global Climate Strike Ahead Of U.N. Summit
The rallies in Sydney, Melbourne and elsewhere drew tens of thousands of people. Similar protests were expected across the U.S., U.K., Germany, France and elsewhere.
Posted: 2019-09-20 04:32:00
To Better Understand The Arctic, This Ship Will Spend A Year Frozen Into The Ice
A group of scientists is embarking on a bold plan to better understand an extremely understudied part of the rapidly warming Arctic — the central Arctic Ocean.
Posted: 2019-09-19 19:05:49
Amazon Makes 'Climate Pledge' As Workers Plan Walkout
Amazon's plans include being carbon-neutral by 2040 and buying 100,000 electric delivery vans. It faced outcry from workers, hundreds of whom planned to join the Global Climate Strike on Friday.

Posted: 2019-09-18 09:07:00
The J. Paul Getty Trust will devote $100 million over the next decade to help preserve and promote understanding of the world's cultural history and heritage sites around the world.
Posted: 2019-09-17 17:23:00
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner talks how the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments relate to current debates about voting rights, mass incarceration and reparations for slavery.
Posted: 2019-09-16 20:22:00
Presidential candidates have been calling for various "Marshall Plans," referring to the U.S. program to fund rebuilding in post-World War II Europe. But what are they really talking about?
Posted: 2019-09-15 21:04:00
Virginia Seminary President On Reparations Fund: 'Apology Is Insufficient'
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with the president of Virginia Theological Seminary, Ian Markham, about the institution's new $1.7 million reparations fund.
Posted: 2019-09-14 11:59:47
The Revolutionary History Of Mooncakes
Mooncakes are known as an Asian pastry, but the cakes have a revolutionary history, and a current role in Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Bernice Chan of the South China Morning Post discusses.
Posted: 2019-09-13 15:06:30
Friday News Roundup - International
We cover flying flamingos, Bolton getting the boot and Hubble making history.
Posted: 2019-09-12 15:06:30
Forget What You Think You Know About The Manson Murders
According to one journalist, we've been missing the real, even weirder story all along.
Posted: 2019-09-12 14:06:30
Notes On Modern Idealism
Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power joins us to talk about a career pursuing idealistic solutions to global problems.
Posted: 2019-09-11 15:30:35
Brexit. We Have Questions And So Do You.
Order! Order!
Posted: 2019-09-11 14:06:30
Remembering (Or Not Remembering) 9/11
This week marks 18 years since 9/11. Whole generations of Americans have reached adulthood with little recollection of the terrorist attack.

Posted: 2019-09-22 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 22, 2019 is: detritus • \dih-TRYE-tus\  • noun 1 geology : loose material (such as rock fragments...
Posted: 2019-09-21 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 21, 2019 is: redoubtable • \rih-DOUT-uh-bul\  • adjective 1 : causing fear or alarm : formidable 2...
Posted: 2019-09-20 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 20, 2019 is: misprision • \mis-PRIZH-un\  • noun 1 a : neglect or wrong performance of official...
Posted: 2019-09-19 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 19, 2019 is: issuable • \ISH-oo-uh-bul\  • adjective 1 : open to contest, debate, or litigation 2...
Posted: 2019-09-18 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 18, 2019 is: bivouac • \BIV-uh-wak\  • verb 1 : to make a usually temporary encampment under little...
Posted: 2019-09-17 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 17, 2019 is: labile • \LAY-byle\  • adjective 1 : readily or continually undergoing chemical,...
Posted: 2019-09-16 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 16, 2019 is: Yooper • \YOO-per\  • noun : a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...
Posted: 2019-09-15 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 15, 2019 is: continual • \kun-TIN-yoo-ul\  • adjective 1 : continuing indefinitely in time without...
Posted: 2019-09-14 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 14, 2019 is: travail • \truh-VAIL\  • noun 1 a : work especially of a painful or laborious nature...
Posted: 2019-09-13 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 13, 2019 is: abscond • \ab-SKAHND\  • verb : to depart secretly and hide oneself ...