October 20, 2009 Five years ago, a group of us sat in this room in a seminar called "New Realities." We were split into teams, and asked to imagine challenges NPR would face in the future. Who knew that the small handheld device many of the teams envisioned — t...
June 29, 2007 In a highly unusual reversal, the Supreme Court has agreed to review whether detainees at Guantanamo Bay can challenge their confinement in federal court by filing what is known as a writ of habeas corpus. Here, a guide to some of the legal issues involved.
August 13, 2006 Fans of the Mansion Diner, near New York city's Gracie Mansion, will have to do without its affordable spinach pies and cheeseburgers for a spell. The diner, which has been in the Phillips family since 1945, is closing for renovations in a few weeks. Owner Phil Phillips shares nuggets from the diner's homespun history.
June 18, 2006 The Department of Housing and Urban Development has decided it will demolish four out of 10 of the largest public-housing projects in New Orleans. HUD concluded that the environmental conditions of the buildings in the aftermath of Katrina were just too bad to fix. The decision means about 3,000 residents who lived there will now have to find someplace else to go.
December 24, 2004 Roughly 50,000 children are adopted out of foster care each year. One in five of those is a teen. Another 20,000 teens "age out" of the system, leaving without finding a permanent adoptive family. NPR's Anne Hawke profiles Robert Jackson-Wright, who met his adoptive family on the eve of adulthood.