March 3, 2006 Most reporters who have covered hurricane Katrina will tell you that there is one image or one individual whose story will always stay with them, long after they've filed away their Katrina tapes and notebooks. For me, that person is Sharon White, the New Orleans evacuee whose story we've been chronicling.
March 1, 2006 As Mardi Gras revelers struggled to lift the battered spirits of New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro secured its reputation as the most decadent place to be for Carnival. Julie McCarthy provides a glimpse into the festival's unparalleled glitz and glitter.
February 19, 2006 While it may sound lavish, it is a practical and often required practice to hire a driver for foreign reporting assignments. Our driver was a quietly persistent man who personified the stoic determination of the people living at the Tibetan frontier of China's Yunnan Province.
February 7, 2006 A backlash against a Swiss Olympic official's accusations about bribery in the Olympic host-city selection process helped Turin, Italy, win the 2006 Winter Games.
February 1, 2006 Homeland Security Correspondent Pam Fessler has a dirty little secret: Despite her years of pestering government officials about their disaster preparedness, her own emergency planning hinges on a few stale energy bars.
January 21, 2006 As a young girl growing up in a town torn by racial tensions, NPR's Rachel Jones learned about heartache, but also about survival and kindness.
January 13, 2006 Mine disaster vigils like the one in West Virginia last week have played out across the nation's Appalachian mountains for decades. Frank Langfitt, NPR's Labor and Workplace Correspondent, has covered them before and writes about this sad ritual.
November 3, 2005 The world's pandemic flu jitters mostly emanate from here. A look at the unique mix of factors that make bird flu so dangerous in Vietnam.
November 1, 2005 NPR Science Correspondent Joanne Silberner and producer Jane Greenhalgh reported on one aspect of the re-emergence of polio in Indonesia -- the reluctance of some parents to have their children vaccinated. Several other factors are involved in the return of polio. Silberner describes them.
October 24, 2005 The concrete building that houses the National Hurricane Center in Miami offers an unusual venue to experience a massive storm like Hurricane Wilma.
October 11, 2005 Just as tens of thousands of people lost everything to Katrina, so, too, some will make a quick fortune off its aftermath. But there are also stirrings of the honest enterprise that will be so necessary to bring New Orleans back to life.
October 6, 2005 Almost everything about animal tracking technologies has changed for the better. Devices come in every conceivable size and shape these days, and they serve an equally wide range of scientific purposes. But NPR's John Nielsen wonders if this new technology is for the best.
October 1, 2005 In his reporter's notbook, NPR's John Burnett writes about the eccentric collection of characters he's met in the course of covering Hurricane's Katrina's impact on the New Orleans area.
September 19, 2005 Reporter Scott Horsley was with two fishermen who saved some four-legged survivors of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana's flooded St. Bernard Parish. He follows up on the happy reunions between two families and their best friends.
September 16, 2005 Four volunteers from Minnesota search for canine survivors of Hurricane Katrina -- careful to leave before nightfall, when roving packs of ravenous dogs rule the streets, sometimes eating smaller dogs who survived the New Orleans flood.
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