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  • 25 years later, have we learned anything from the Exxon Valdez?

    25 years later, have we learned anything from the Exxon Valdez?
    Some lessons take a long time to sink in. The Exxon Valdez disaster, which occurred 25 years ago this week when the oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, was both the product of previous lessons unlearned and the source of new lessons...
  • Errol Morris talks to Donald Rumsfeld: 'The Unknown Known'

    Errol Morris talks to Donald Rumsfeld: 'The Unknown Known'
    Filmmaker Errol Morris knows something about black holes and quagmires. His 2003 Oscar-winning documentary, "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara," examined the Vietnam War through the regrets of a former U.S. Defense...
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black." Among the scripted...
  • Publisher aims to put all 4 million Wikipedia articles into print

    Publisher aims to put all 4 million Wikipedia articles into print
    For some people, Wikipedia is the answer to everything. The always-growing, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is a source of knowledge and trivia used by undergraduates, assorted professional writers and people trying to settle dinner-table arguments about...
  • Ted Cruz lands mammoth book deal, just in time for 2016 election

    Ted Cruz lands mammoth book deal, just in time for 2016 election
    Sen. Ted Cruz will sign a mammoth book deal, the Associated Press reports, for a memoir/polemic to be published in advance of the 2016 election. The tea party favorite is rumored to have scored $1.5 million for the book. Cruz's literary agent told the...
  • Mayo: Catch me on Florida Roundup radio show Friday

    Shameless plug alert: I'll be a panelist on the Florida Roundup radio show at noon on Friday (April 4). The weekly current events roundtable airs on WLRN, 91.3 FM, the local NPR affiliate. Host Tom Hudson and a cast of experts and journalists will be...
  • Fusion Taps Ryan Nerz as TV's First Chief Cannabis Correspondent

    At first blush it sounds like something out of a Cheech & Chong movie, but in fact it's a serious effort. Fusion, the startup cabler run by ABC News and Univision, has named journalist Ryan Nerz as its chief cannabis correspondent. Given the spread of...
  • And the band plays on

    She noticed. Talking about Moscow's not very disguised invasion of Crimea, Hillary Clinton made the obvious comparison with Hitler's seizure of one piece of Europe after another in the 1930s: "Now if this sounds familiar," she told a fundraising luncheon...
  • Many clicks, One Laguna

    Many clicks, One Laguna
    Anybody stepping into One Laguna should feel, well, connected. Exposed brick and hardwood interiors, outfitted with surfboards, art, motor suits and other memorabilia, are juxtaposed with 17 touch screens of different sizes. Details and images of Laguna...
  • How your occupation will affect your child's job choice

    How your occupation will affect your child's job choice
    Working moms and dads, have you given any thought to what your occupation may mean for the job choices of your children? NPR tried to answer that question with a look at some actual data from a survey that has tracked a specific group of 12,000 people...
  • Make it a double with Pink Martini and the von Trapps

    Make it a double with Pink Martini and the von Trapps
    By the time the von Trapp children met Pink Martini founder Thomas Lauderdale, the great-grandchildren of the real-life Captain and Maria von Trapp had sung "The Sound of Music" on Broadway, played with the Boston Pops Orchestra and performed on "The...