Grain Operator Austin Clubb surveys corn inside the Homestead Grain Facility at Amana Farms near Cedar Rapids, IA.
March 24, 2013 Nearly 180 people — including 18 teenagers — have been killed in grain-related entrapments at federally regulated facilities across 34 states since 1984, records show.
HBO chief Richard Plepler speaks in New York at a 2011 screening.
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March 22, 2013 The television network's CEO, Richard Plepler, says the company is mulling over a move that could end-run the cable companies.
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
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March 20, 2013 Few musical sounds make a more honest and direct statement than duos in the Irish tradition. So we feature pairs this week: the fiddle of Martin Hayes in dialog with Dennis Cahill's guitar, the late Frankie Kennedy whose flute soars in partnership with Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh's fiddle (pron: Mir-aid Nee Weeney), and the intertwined voices of sisters Maighread and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill (Pron: Myrud and Treena Nee Gonnel).
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February 27, 2013 People across the country — and around the world — have been sharing their dinnertime tips and travails. See what everyone's eating, and share your own meal, in our Dinnertime Confessional photo blog.
February 24, 2013 NPR's Linda Holmes and NPR Music's Stephen Thompson team up with entertainment writer Marc Hirsch to live-blog the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Plus off-kilter commentary from the red carpet, courtesy of Wait, Wait ... producer Ian Chillag. Your comments encouraged, too!
February 20, 2013 Ready to check off your Oscar ballot? Catch up on coverage of this year's Best Picture nominees with reviews, interviews and features from across the NPR network.
Seeds of fear? To most of us, cantaloupe and horn melon look like a healthy breakfast or snack. But the clusters of seeds can evoke anxiety, nervousness and even nausea for some trypophobes.
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February 13, 2013 Images of holey foods, like Swiss cheese, aerated chocolate and lotus pods, are freaking out people on the Internet. Urban Dictionary has even coined a term for it: trypophobia. These photographs may make your skin crawl and stomach churn, but here's why you shouldn't panic.
February 6, 2013 The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases involving detector dogs and the limits of reasonable search and seizure. Surrounding the cases are larger questions about the effectiveness of detector dogs and the legal questions that arise when they are used for law enforcement.
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February 4, 2013 Hear two tracks from the up-and-coming post-punk band's first full-length album, Light Up Gold.
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U.S. Marine in Vietnam, October 1966.
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January 27, 2013 On the 40th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, which ended direct U.S. military involvement and established an end to the Vietnam War, we look back with images from Life's legendary photographer Larry Burrows.
From the project "Paradise Has Relocated" by Sandy Carson.
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January 16, 2013 Sandy Carson documented Galveston, Texas, in the years following Hurricane Ike's landfall in 2008. He finds that recovery has been slow, and that destruction is still part of the landscape.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, late 1970s.
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January 12, 2013 Interactive: Sonia Sotomayor shares intimate details about her life along with personal family photos. From a diabetes diagnosis to her father's alcoholism and her cousin's overdose, it was a long road to the Supreme Court.
January 4, 2013 Catfish eating pigeons, water travelling uphill, a blue whale barrel roll — where can one see such things? The scientific journals! Flora Lichtman and Ira Flatow look back on the year's best moments in science cinema. What was your favorite science video of the year?
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January 3, 2013 The TV drama Downton Abbey touches on many historical events as it traces the lives of an English estate's family and staff. The show's third season starts Jan. 6 on PBS; in the meantime, test your knowledge of its historical context — and some plot points — with our quiz.
A Guatemalan migrant couple embraces on top of a northbound freight train while traveling through the Mexican state of Chiapas. June 2009.
January 2, 2013 Michelle Frankfurter documents Central American migrants as they make the harrowing journey through Mexico to the U.S.
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