Noah Adams Noah Adams, long-time co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, brings more than three decades of radio experience to his current job as a contributing correspondent for NPR's National Desk.

Katie Plas, a junior petroleum engineering major at Marietta College, studies before class. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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How Low Oil Prices Are Changing Career Plans At An Ohio College

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Nancy Bruns, CEO of J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, gathers finished salt from an evaporation table in Malden, W.Va. Noah Adams for NPR hide caption

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Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

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Sgt. Alvin C. York in 1919. Department of U.S. Army/AP hide caption

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Remembering Sgt. York, A War Hero Who Built A School

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Kelvin Cooperage, owned by brothers Kevin and Paul McLaughlin, is making white oak barrels for the newly-rising craft distillers. Here, oak scraps are burned inside the finished barrels to char them. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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As Bourbon Booms, Demand For Barrels Is Overflowing

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At Moriah Pie in Norwood, Ohio, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza and diners pay what they can. Christopher Kuettner hide caption

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An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Cafe Has A Big Heart

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What Makes A Bike Pump Worth $450?

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It takes Jaxson Kuhlmann, 11, less than 30 minutes to complete his paper route in Carroll, Iowa. He's paid 10 to 12 cents per copy to deliver the paper five days a week. Noah Adams for NPR hide caption

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Carroll, Iowa: Where The Childhood Paper Route Is Alive And Well

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Julia Keller's crime series about prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins is set in a fictional town inspired by Guyandotte, W. Va., near where she grew up. Melissa Smith-Stanley/Courtesy of The Guyandotte Improvement & Historical Association hide caption

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In Mystery Series's W.Va. River Town, There's No Escape From Terror

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Pappy Van Winkle bourbons at Bourbons Bistro in Louisville, Ky. The spirit was pricey even before a heist at the distillery last October. Now, a 2-ounce pour can cost $100. Noah Adams/for NPR hide caption

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Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery

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The Serpent Mound in southern Ohio is 3 feet high and more than 1,300 feet long. Courtesy of the Ohio Historical Society. hide caption

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The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium

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For A New View On The West Virginia Spill, Follow The Elk River

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Finding Stories Of Life Among The Tombstones

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Sparks fly as Dan Hensley pours liquid iron (at 2575 degrees Farenheit) into the mold for a piano plate destined for Steinway pianos, at O.S. Kelly foundry in Springfield, Ohio. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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In The Heat Of The Foundry, Steinway Piano 'Hearts' Are Made

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Apples sit in a bin after being harvested at Riveridge Produce in Sparta, Mich. The apple harvest in Michigan this year is projected to be about ten times larger than in 2012. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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Michigan Apple Harvest Recovers, But Pickers Are Scarce

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Small Kentucky Town Makes High-Tech Glass Amid Bucolic Farmland

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