March 16, 2010 The crime writer has more than 40 books to his name and dozens of films made from that source material. Leonard gives NPR's Noah Adams a tour of his hometown, with stops at some of the places that taught the writer about the language of crime, and at his writing desk at home.
December 25, 2009 A small company's elaborate holiday model-train displays are built mostly of twigs, leaves and gourds from the company's home turf: a wooded ridge in northern Kentucky. As a result, people in Washington, D.C., New York and other cities can enter a miniature wonderland full of familiar landmarks.
September 7, 2009 KQEDOne of the busiest bridges in the nation will be out of commission at the start of Tuesday's morning commute. In California, workers are scrambling to repair a crack discovered over the weekend on the bay bridge that connects Oakland and San Francisco.
September 7, 2009 While the economy continues to shed jobs, one iconic American appliance is still being manufactured in Greenville, Ohio: the KitchenAid stand mixer. The factory employs about 700 people who run three shifts to create the tool of the trade of cooking. At $200 and up, it's an investment in both money and counter space.
February 16, 2009 In Fennville, Mich., the Journeyman Cafe earned top reviews as a local restaurant serving sustainable, organic food. In November, state tax authorities closed the Journeyman. Its founders and chefs say there was not enough money left over to pay taxes.