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Jeanne Gang Designs 'Working in America'

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.11.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It's been 40 years since Studs Terkel published "Working," a book packed with 150 people explaining what they do all day - and why. Jane Saks - whose...

Royal Baby! A Collision With a Street Lamp. That's Show Business!

Roz Warren | Posted 01.07.2017 | Fifty
Roz Warren

When an WHYY intern recently emailed to say that Jennifer Lynn, the local host of "Morning Edition," wanted to interview me about my new book, I was thrilled. I was familiar with Lynn's work, of course; she'd recently conducted a terrific interview with former President Jimmy Carter.

Cashing in on Customer Laziness

Jon Bird | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Jon Bird

So to win at retail in 2014, a great value offer is cost-of-entry. But having an edge in convenience can be a real differentiator. Call it leveraging laziness. And watch shoppers gravitate towards you.

The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.

In Lieu Of Traditional Jobs, Apps Help Unemployed Gain Income

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Nishat Kurwa Photo Credit: Youth Radio People looking for work are turning to apps like TaskRabbit and Gigwalk to make some money. This story orig...

Weighing The Cost Of College

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.14.2012 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo Photo Credit: BRETT MYERS/Youth Radio One day last year I skipped school to wait for acceptances from colleges. It was the final...

Recent College Grad Dons "Hire Me" Sandwich Board

Turnstyle | Posted 01.16.2012 | College

Photo: Tajah Jones/Youth Radio Alexander Monsanto wearing his "Hire Me" sandwich board in San Francisco. By: Sayre Quevedo Alexander Monsanto has ac...

Bob Edwards: A Voice in the Box

Don McNay | Posted 11.08.2011 | Home
Don McNay

The "juicy part" of the book was the story of Edwards' controversial firing from Morning Edition. Although Bob does not dig up a lot of dirty laundry on people in the book, he does tell his story completely and fully.

'Nothing Wise Was Ever Printed Upon An Apron' And Other Demitri Martin Witticisms | By Demetri Martin | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home

Demetri Martin, the stand-up comedian famous for his Beatle-ish bangs and stream-of-consciousness onstage drawings, has now brought his doses of comed...

NPR's Surprisingly Firm Financial Footing

Daily Finance | JONATHAN BERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For more than two decades, public-radio listeners have grown accustomed to the erudite questioning style of Fresh Air host Terry Gross. What many peop...