November 29, 2006 A new book on race and the press causes NPR's David Folkenflik to reflect on a startling library classification he discovered while interning at a Southern U.S. newspaper in 1990. The incident highlights the bravery of editors such as the Arkansas Gazette's Harry Ashmore, who bucked the tide.
November 17, 2006 Very few unaccompanied child migrants receive visas to stay in the United States. Jennifer Ludden tells the story of Andres, a Mexican teenager preparing to be sent back home after living alone in the United States for several years.
November 17, 2006 NPR's Renee Montagne and Jim Wildman spent the month of October reporting from Afghanistan. Local drivers and translators became indispensable in getting the stories about the places they live.
November 16, 2006 A mortar boomed, followed by a rapid burst of gunfire and U.N. peacekeeper Cabo de Primera Uberdan Correa leapt from the shelter of sandbags to lead a family to safety.
November 7, 2006 It's still barren in Mississippi coastal communities where Katrina hit 14 months ago. In Bay St. Louis, most of the houses that once sat across from the Gulf are gone, and many residents feel betrayed by the insurance companies who are not providing any help. "I have a very low opinion of the insurance industry at this moment," Bay area local Bob Erichsen says.
October 20, 2006 The dumping of hazardous waste in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan, with deadly results, is the latest tragedy to befall a city once known as the "Little Paris" of Africa. It also exposes the vulnerable position of developing nations when dealing with the industrialized world.
October 10, 2006 In previous election years, it was easy to understand the pain environmentalists feel as they saw all the paper expended in political campaigns. But politicians are quickly becoming more sophisticated about using the Internet as a primary campaign tool.
September 20, 2006 Some 160 correspondents applied for 40 foreign media spots on a new railway's maiden voyage to Tibet from Beijing. But some Chinese and Tibetans thought the media hype surrounding the train was excessive, and only served to politicize the issue.
September 15, 2006 Boxer Tommy Morrison, who starred in Rocky V, was touted as "The Great White Hope." Then, he was banned from boxing. He now attempts a comeback and claims that he has been cured of HIV-- that is, if he ever had it in the first place. Mike Pesca reflects on his experience reporting.
September 11, 2006 Julie McCarthy was assigned to Latin America one year ago and was immediately swept into the current of its historic change — but she also stumbled upon hidden treasures that linger in the mind long after a trip is done...
August 27, 2006 In 1983, John Burnett became UPI's Guatemala correspondent. For two years, he covered the government's bloody battle against insurgents: kidnappings, torture, murder. And all the while, somebody was watching him, too.
August 18, 2006 Barry Gordemer was a professional magician for 15 years. He says that if people knew how he did most of my tricks, they would be thoroughly unimpressed. The real magic, he says, lies in the audience's desire to believe.
August 15, 2006 According to the latest Harris Poll, the three biggest national issues to voters are, in order: the war, the economy, and immigration. In Arizona, the order is more like immigration, immigration and then, in third place, the war. The Arizona economy is pretty good. But most discussions of the macro economy eventually lead right back to immigration -- and it will color the election tremendously.
August 10, 2006 In exploring the remarkably popular cadaver exhibits that have been on display across the United States, Neda Ulaby found a disturbing lack of clarity about where the bodies were coming from.
July 19, 2006 Trailer life in Mississippi is full of surprises. Without guards, people are living in a lawless land. Families trying to rebuild come into contact with those on a path of self-destruction, such as drug addicts and dealers.
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