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Posted: 2019-05-16 22:46:00
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: 2019-05-09 17:59:03
Full of playful experiments with composition, and seemingly endless variations on common themes, Andy Warner and Sofie Louise Dam treat self-made "utopias" with unflappable cheer.
Posted: 2019-04-16 11:30:00
Victor Hugo wrote Notre Dame de Paris, or The Hunchback of Notre Dame, in the 19th century to draw attention to the cathedral, which had fallen into neglect and disrepair. It worked.
Posted: 2019-03-05 15:03:00
Arata Isozaki, Whose Hybrid Style Forged 'New Paths,' Wins Pritzker Prize
Growing up in the shadow of World War II, the Japanese architect became fascinated with how people rebuild. Now, after decades of restless reinvention, he has won architecture's highest honor.
Posted: 2019-02-26 16:06:30
Sex Work And Sting Operations
Who is helped — and who is hurt — by the law enforcement operation that caught up Robert Kraft?
Posted: 2019-02-04 15:06:30
Will Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Resign?
Many leading figures in the Democratic party have called for Northam to step down. Will he? Should he?
Posted: 2018-12-22 13:01:15
Like Moths To A Flame: Why Modern-Day Guests Always Gather In The Kitchen
Holiday season is party season. Hosts decorate their homes with trees, flowers and candles in the windows to make them cozy and festive. Yet so many parties end up in the kitchen. Why?
Posted: 2018-12-19 21:46:25
San Francisco Orders Man To Rebuild His Iconic Home After It Was Demolished
Built in 1936, it was one of only a handful of Bay Area projects by the renowned architect Richard Neutra.
Posted: 2018-11-06 14:00:49
In Colombia, Artist Renders Tons Of Rebel Guns Into Floor Tiles
Under Colombia's peace deal, FARC guerrillas turned over their weapons to the United Nations. Now many of them lie in the ground of a Bogotá museum.
Posted: 2018-09-28 14:44:00
Vishaan Chakrabarti: How Can We Design More Welcoming Cities?
Architect Vishaan Chakrabarti says many modern cities feel cold, austere, and anonymous. He advocates for designing more vibrant and inclusive cities that are reminiscent of the scale of older...

Posted: 2019-05-23 09:00:55
Coal-fired power plants keep closing and communities around the country must decide what to do with those sites. Pennsylvania has a plan, aiming to create new jobs where the old ones have been...
Posted: 2019-05-17 16:40:28
For 40 years, the U.S. and Iran have been locked in an almost nonstop confrontation.
Posted: 2019-05-16 19:24:05
The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog has found $124,000 in improper travel expenses by former administrator Scott Pruitt. It suggests the agency find a way to recover those...
Posted: 2019-05-15 14:06:30
Is The U.S. Itching For A Fight With Iran?
New threats from both sides are making some analysts ask whether we're headed for conflict.
Posted: 2019-05-09 15:05:35
The Future Of The Iran Nuclear Deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country will stop adhering to some parts of the agreement, exactly a year after the U.S. withdrew from it.
Posted: 2019-05-08 19:57:03
Uber And Lyft Caused Major Traffic Uptick In San Francisco, Study Says
Researchers compared data from fall 2010 — before the companies made inroads in the city — and fall 2016. They found that the companies are to blame for more than half of a big increase in...
Posted: 2019-05-08 19:34:47
Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant To Close, Latest Symbol Of Struggling Industry
The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, site of the nation's worst nuclear accident, will shut down by the end of September. Backers failed to secure subsidies to keep the plant operating.
Posted: 2019-05-08 10:02:00
This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer
An Oregon company plans a new kind of nuclear power plant that many consider the future of the industry. It's smaller and cheaper and could work well with renewable energy.
Posted: 2019-05-03 17:55:11
Trump Administration Moves To Roll Back Offshore Drilling Safety Regulations
The Interior secretary touted the revised rules as eliminating "unnecessary regulatory burdens while maintaining safety." But environmental groups said the move demonstrates oil industry influence.
Posted: 2019-05-03 12:00:29
2020 Democrats Aim High With Climate Change Proposals
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is centering his presidential campaign on combating climate change. On Friday, he rolled out his plan to shift the country to carbon-free energy.

Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:55
Plastic bags are not biodegradable and can do great harms to wildlife. Cities and states across the country are banning plastic bags, but those bans may be having unintended consequences.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:00:55
Coal-fired power plants keep closing and communities around the country must decide what to do with those sites. Pennsylvania has a plan, aiming to create new jobs where the old ones have been...
Posted: 2019-05-22 21:08:48
The prominent attorney has been tapped to facilitate talks between the company's lawyers and plaintiffs' representatives over the next two weeks.
Posted: 2019-05-22 09:01:27
Collateral Damage Of The Trade War, Farmers Want Chinese Market Reopened
American farmers rely heavily on selling their goods overseas. As the trade war heats up again, many Midwest soybean farmers have huge surpluses and are receiving government aid.
Posted: 2019-05-21 20:23:38
Floods That Hit The Midwest In March Continue To Affect The Farm Economy
Midwest Farmers are still cleaning up from record floods in March. The work may delay or even prevent planting for some, which will have ripple effects throughout the U.S. agriculture sector.
Posted: 2019-05-21 15:22:46
When LA's Air Got Better, Kids' Asthma Cases Dropped
New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.
Posted: 2019-05-21 15:06:30
Wildlife Tourism And Other Dangers Facing Our Most Coveted Species
What's behind those cute selfies with wild animals?
Posted: 2019-05-21 09:01:59
To Safely Study Volcanoes, Scientists Bring The Blast To Them
Studying active volcanoes can be dangerous. Which is why a group of scientists from around the world came together to simulate volcanic blasts. What they're learning will help them at a real...
Posted: 2019-05-21 09:00:59
After Grim Deaths In The Borderlands, An Effort To Find Out Who Migrants Were
More than 200 migrants die attempting to cross the Southwest border each year. Slowly, scientists at a Texas laboratory are seeking the story of their bones.
Posted: 2019-05-20 15:06:30
Climate Change And Its Effect On The Australian Elections
Australians headed to the polls this weekend. Some people ate sausages after.

Posted: 2019-05-23 01:46:32
The Clotilda carried 110 people from present-day Benin to the shores of Mobile in 1860, despite the import of slaves being illegal. Researchers told their descendants about the discovery first.
Posted: 2019-05-22 20:48:27
The remains emerged at a construction site in January. "I think it's very late, but better late than never," said Marcel Drimer, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor.
Posted: 2019-05-22 09:01:27
It's been a century since the House passed a bill advancing the women's suffrage movement. Steve Inskeep talks to commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the 19th Amendment.
Posted: 2019-05-21 15:06:30
Wildlife Tourism And Other Dangers Facing Our Most Coveted Species
What's behind those cute selfies with wild animals?
Posted: 2019-05-21 09:02:00
'Throughline' Examines The Rise And Fall Of Venezuela
The latest episode of NPR's podcast Throughline looks back on the influence of two Venezuelan revolutionaries, turned authoritarian leaders, and their policies that led us to where we are today.
Posted: 2019-05-20 15:20:35
A Conversation With Senator Tom Cotton
The Arkansas senator's new book is called "Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery"
Posted: 2019-05-20 14:20:30
Tony Horwitz On Drinking Across The Political Aisle
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author has spent the last two years in the South, embracing what he calls “bar-stool democracy.”
Posted: 2019-05-20 11:01:21
The Lavish Roman Banquet: A Calculated Display Of Debauchery And Power
A new book profiles 10 prominent emperors who helped shape the destiny of Rome. Part of their legacy includes wild stories of hedonistic banquets, when luxury ruled even as plebeians went hungry.
Posted: 2019-05-18 21:28:00
50 Years Later, Looking Back At Apollo 10, Precursor To The Moon Landing
It's the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with General Thomas Stafford, who led the Apollo 10 mission.
Posted: 2019-05-18 12:12:00
Massive Digitization Effort Is The Latest Plot Twist For Cuban Radio Soap Operas
The Latin American Library at Tulane University is digitizing a whopping collection of Cold War-era, must-hear entertainment — Spanish language radionovelas made by Cuban emigrés in Miami.

Posted: 2019-05-23 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 23, 2019 is: scavenger • \SKAV-un-jer\  • noun 1 chiefly British : a person employed to remove dirt...
Posted: 2019-05-22 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 22, 2019 is: peer-to-peer • \PEER-tuh-PEER\  • adjective : relating to, using, or being a network by...
Posted: 2019-05-21 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 21, 2019 is: pungle • \PUNG-gul\  • verb 1 : to make a payment or contribution of (money) — usually...
Posted: 2019-05-20 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 20, 2019 is: remittance • \rih-MIT-unss\  • noun 1 a : a sum of money remitted b : an instrument by...
Posted: 2019-05-19 05:00:01
coin of the realm
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 19, 2019 is: coin of the realm • \KOYN-uv-thuh-RELM\  • noun phrase 1 : the legal money of a country 2...
Posted: 2019-05-18 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 18, 2019 is: tenacious • \tuh-NAY-shus\  • adjective 1 a : not easily pulled apart : cohesive b : tending...
Posted: 2019-05-17 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 17, 2019 is: palimpsest • \PAL-imp-sest\  • noun 1 : writing material (such as a parchment or tablet)...
Posted: 2019-05-16 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 16, 2019 is: countermand • \KOUNT-er-mand\  • verb 1 : to revoke (a command) by a contrary order 2...
Posted: 2019-05-15 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 15, 2019 is: glitch • \GLITCH\  • noun 1 a : a usually minor malfunction; also : an unexpected defect,...
Posted: 2019-05-14 05:00:01
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 14, 2019 is: borne • \BORN\  • adjective : transported or transmitted by — used in combination ...