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February 26, 2015 34 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26, 2015 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 25, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week’s DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25, 2015 105 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.

February 24, 2015 6 Comments

Uber’s New Turf: Mid-Sized Cities

The ride-for-hire service is expanding into areas without a strong taxi culture. We speak with the mayor of Des Moines, Iowa.

February 24, 2015 5 Comments

Jobs Growing In City Centers, Shrinking In Suburban Areas

A decades-long trend has reversed. As more people move to city centers, employers are moving with them.

February 24, 2015 Comment

New Album From ‘Genius’ Jazz Musician Vijay Iyer

Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer has won numerous awards for his work. His trio is out with a new album called “Break Stuff.”

February 23, 2015 Comment

‘Rock Star Nurse’ Fights Ebola

Yanti Turang is an indie rock singer-turned-nurse who founded the global health nonprofit LearnToLive.

February 23, 2015 Comment

Alan Turing’s Family Asks British Government To Pardon 49,000 Men

Relatives of the man depicted in the film “The Imitation Game” are asking that thousands of other gay men are also pardoned.

February 20, 2015 21 Comments

Pasco Shooting Sparks Protests, Comparisons To Ferguson

The shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes was the fourth fatal police shooting in seven months in the city of Pasco, Washington.

February 20, 2015 6 Comments

Should Iranian Students Be Banned From Some Science Programs?

At least two U.S. universities have official policies about not admitting Iranian international students to certain programs.

February 19, 2015 7 Comments

Injecting Creativity Into Overscheduled Lives

Think you’re too busy to be creative? Artist Danny Gregory has some ideas for you – like drawing your breakfast.

February 19, 2015 6 Comments

Despite Talk Of Increasing Diversity, Fashion Week Remains Stubbornly White

Between 2008 and 2014, the percentage of white models at New York Fashion Week has hovered around 80 percent.

February 18, 2015 Comment

Should We Abolish The Leap Second?

We look at what would happen if scientists at the U.S. Naval Observatory convince the world to get rid of leap seconds.

February 18, 2015 17 Comments

Electropop Duo Cherub Is Reviving the 80s (In A Cool Way)

After lighting up the summer with their song “Doses & Mimosas,” the Nashville band is out with a new EP.

February 17, 2015 2 Comments

A Young Malcolm X, Through The Eyes Of His Daughter

Ilyasah Shabazz has written a young adult novel based on her father’s troubled teenage years, before he became a civil rights activist.

February 17, 2015 9 Comments

‘Freight Farms’ Grow Local Flavor, Year-Round

Two entrepreneurs are modifying shipping containers to grow stacks of hydroponically-grown plants and vegetables.

February 16, 2015 4 Comments

Danish Mayor Weighs In On Violent Extremism

Following the attacks in Copenhagen, the mayor of Denmark’s second-largest city, Aarhus, discusses the issue of Islamic extremism.

February 16, 2015 3 Comments

The Talented Anna Kendrick

The Oscar-nominated actress talks about her career and her latest movie, “The Last Five Years.”

February 13, 2015 23 Comments

Parents Of Slain Hostage Ask The U.S. To Do More

John and Diane Foley share the story of losing their son James Foley, and discuss how U.S. handles hostage situations.

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February 26 34 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 105 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.