November 4, 2008 Phoenix Voting Snapshot
September 21, 2007 A California pastor decided to have Sunday services in an unlikely location — a popular Los Angeles nightclub. During church service, popular hip hop songs play, and the pastor connects Christianity to popular cultural references.
December 18, 2006 There is additional information that raises questions about the background of Michael Scott Kerr, the organizer of this weekend's Snowball Express event for military widows and their children.
September 7, 2006 Last week -- the week of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina -- Senior Correspondent Noah Adams blogged for Mixed Signals from the Gulf Coast. NPR's Amy Walters is in New Orleans now and just sent in this observation: After four months, I'm back in New Orleans for the fifth time since Katrina. I think that's right, it's hard to keep track -- I've been here a lot. I am proud to say that this trip is different. It's better. Every time I return to Los Angeles from a trip down here, people ask me what it's like. My general reaction is: "It's bad and it's not improving." The French Quarter, the Garden District -- they came back pretty fast. But the places that were really hit hard are basically ghost towns peppered with homeowners gaping at what's left of their lives. The difference this time is not one thing -- it's a combined affect of multiple forces...
September 4, 2006 Los Angeles gave the world the gourmet pizza, so gourmet ice cream doesn't seem out of place. The flavors available are both exotic and experimental, reflecting the cultures they came from. Daring ice cream lovers looking for a new taste treat will find a city full of shops rising to the challenge.
July 6, 2006 The technology is not new -- but cars fueled by vegetable oil have become a big hit in Los Angeles. As NPR's Amy Walters reports, one L.A. businessman is finding a ready market for used diesel Mercedes he converts to run on veggie-power.
April 24, 2006 You never know who you'll meet in New Orleans.
April 9, 2006 If you're getting any mail from New Orleans this week you might have noticed the postmark no longer says Baton Rouge, Atlanta or Houston. Instead, New Orleans, Louisiana is stamped in all capital letters on the upper right hand corner of the envelope. Seven months after Hurricane Katrina hit, getting mail into and out of the Crescent City continues to be a challenge.
March 26, 2006 Amy Walters sends an audio postcard from New Orleans, where she recently attended a 29-hour "high art bacchanal" -- a Bach/Shakespeare festival.
January 27, 2006 The hair of Hindu women shorn in a religious pilgrimage in India is finding new life thousands of miles away as hair extensions in fashion-conscious Los Angeles.
December 14, 2005 The fabled streetcars of New Orleans are back on track. For the first time since Katrina, they are rolling down Canal Street.
May 3, 2005 In 2002, Warren Jeffs succeeded his father Rulon as prophet of the FLDS. Jeffs is said to keep a tight grip on the polygamous community, using wives as rewards for loyalty among followers.
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