| Jun 19, 2014
In May, a bull elephant was killed and its tusks hacked off in South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park. In most of Africa, this would have been an unremarkable event: An estimated 96 elephants a day are the victims of poachers. But this particular...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Former Los Angeles Times Editor Russ Stanton is leaving Southern California Public Radio, where he oversees the newsroom that produces content for KPCC-FM (89.3) and other nonprofit stations.
The newsroom was told Wednesday afternoon that Stanton...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Ben & Jerry's is adding two "Saturday Night Live"-themed ice cream flavors to its extensive repertoire, paying homage to a favorite character and skit.
Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch, a combination of chocolate and sweet cream ice creams with caramel...
| Jun 13, 2014
In his short story "Understanding Understanding Owls," David Sedaris stands inside a shady London taxidermist's shop, admiring the majestic tawny owls perched against the walls. He's there to purchase a stuffed bird for his partner, Hugh, for Valentine'...
| Jun 18, 2014
Hillary Rodham Clinton's minions are hard at work assembling a political machine and fine-tuning it for another go at the White House. Clinton is doing her part preparing for a run as well, churning out a bland memoir about the "hard choices" she faced as...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:11 PM
When I heard some local Tea Party zealots had worked themselves into a frothy lather over a Republican political misstep, I naively assumed it was over the revelation that Gov. Rick Scott had been spotted at a Fort Lauderdale Starbucks sipping a chai...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Freedom of speech used to be a quintessential liberal cause.
That quintessential liberal advocacy organization, the American Civil Liberties Union, prided itself on defending the 1st Amendment right of even the most marginal and disliked of groups to...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The nation on Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling that has shifted the political spectrum on gay issues and changed how society organizes itself....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:53 AM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:04 AM
I now know the truth.
SunRail might save my sanity, but it will not save me time.
I put it to the test Friday and started running the clock when I pulled out of the driveway in DeBary. It took 10 minutes to get to the station.
Out of fairness I...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...