March 4, 2009 In 1943, Joseph Farish was based at Camp Kilmer, N.J. Before leaving to fight in World War II, he traveled to New York City and lost his dog tags. Last week, Sydney Rector, 19, and her boyfriend, Stevin Tyska, spotted one of the tags in a tunnel in Manhattan and tracked down its long-lost owner.
February 28, 2009 NPR's social media strategist, Andy Carvin, spends most of his time working behind the scenes, but once a month or so, he finds his way on air to talk about Internet culture. For Weekend Edition, he found himself talking about technology — and Twitter in particular — to a most unlikely person.
January 29, 2009 Desiree Rogers talks about her social vision for the White House. The Obamas want to transform the White House into the "People's House" and it's Rogers' job to make that happen. She talks about the challenges of the job, why she chose to accept the position, and what parties she's planning.
December 12, 2008 When the Amish of Lancaster, Pa., need to buy a farm, they turn to one local banker for credit. Bill O'Brien says he has never lost money on an Amish deal. Amid the national mortgage crisis, his Hometowne Heritage Bank is having its best year yet.
September 28, 2008 When a scruffy cat wandered into the prison yard at a Michigan correctional facility, Troy Chapman says, the little orange stray disrupted the tough code of prison culture. Chapman, who was convicted of murder in 1985, says the cat reminded him that everyone wants to be needed.
September 2, 2008 Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis says that music is the "art of the invisible" — it is memory, intention and imagination. Marsalis explains his relationship to jazz in his new book, Moving to Higher Ground, and talks about how music changed his life.
July 19, 2008 A story is making the e-mail rounds about a man who saved some baby ducks that had been nesting on an awning outside his office window. When they began jumping down, "Duck Hero" Joel Armstrong rushed to catch them so they wouldn't hit the sidewalk.
June 27, 2008 As a young woman, Betty Jenkins received a gift from her mother that was meant to attract the attention of young men. But as Jenkins tells her niece, the attention she got wasn't the kind she was expecting. The gift was an inflatable bra designed to enhance its wearer's figure. It worked well — until she got on a plane.