npr.org Archives - 24 January 2013, Thursday

  • #music A High School Salsa Band In The Inaugural Parade? 'Of Course!': Seguro Que Si is nine youn... #derangedradio

    A High School Salsa Band In The Inaugural Parade? 'Of Course!'

    npr.org 20 Jan '13, 11am

    Enlarge image i The young musicians of Seguro Que Si will perform in this weekend's Inaugural Parade. Left to right: Daniel Chico (bass), Kevin Arguelles (piano), Maxwell Frost (timbales), Christopher Muriel (congas), Niyah Lowell (bongos), Annette Rodriguez (vocal), Sean Fernandez (t...

  • READ: #CSIS Downie @npr on #US #military buildup in #Africa and training of African #soldiers in fighting #terrorism

    U.S. Military Builds Up Its Presence In Africa

    npr.org 02 Jan '13, 9pm

    An Army brigade from Fort Riley, Kan., some 4,000, soldiers, will begin helping to train African militaries. The idea is to help African troops beat back a growing terrorist threat posed by al-Qaida. The American troops will head over in small teams over the course of the next year. T...

  • F-35 is the most expensive #military procurement program in history, but is it really worth the cost? via @npr

    How Good Is The World's Most Expensive Fighter Jet?

    npr.org 02 Jan '13, 8pm

    The U.S. Navy version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter conducts a test flight on Feb. 11, 2011, over the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. The F-35 is the fighter jet of the future for the U.S. military, but its high cost and many delays have raised questions. U.S. Navy /Lockheed Martin/Get...

  • Victim Of Brutal Rape In India Dies In Singapore Hospital : The Two-Way

    npr.org 28 Dec '12, 10pm

    A woman who survived a brutal gang-rape on a bus in India has died, according to reports. Earlier Friday, hospital officials in Singapore, where the 23-year-old student was being treated, had warned that her condition was worsening. Her case has become a rallying point in India, where...

  • A Father Remembers The Son He Lost To War

    npr.org 24 Nov '12, 3pm

    Enlarge Courtesy of Gordon Bolar Matthew Bolar was killed on May 3, 2007, in Baghdad. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay spoke recently with Matthew's father, Gordon, who wanted to pay tribute to his son. Courtesy of Gordon Bolar Matthew Bolar was killed on May 3, 2007, in Baghdad. StoryCor...

  • Sky-High Vegetables: Vertical Farming Sprouts In Singapore : The Salt

    npr.org 09 Nov '12, 9pm

    Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's first commercial vertical farm. Courtesy of MNDSingapore. i Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's...

  • Sky-High Vegetables: Vertical Farming Sprouts In Singapore : The Salt

    npr.org 09 Nov '12, 9pm

    Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's first commercial vertical farm. Courtesy of MNDSingapore. i Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's...

  • Sky-High Vegetables: Vertical Farming Sprouts In Singapore : The Salt

    npr.org 09 Nov '12, 8pm

    Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's first commercial vertical farm. Courtesy of MNDSingapore. i Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's...

  • Sky-High Vegetables: Vertical Farming Sprouts In Singapore : The Salt

    npr.org 09 Nov '12, 8pm

    Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's first commercial vertical farm. Courtesy of MNDSingapore. i Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's...

  • Sky-High Vegetables: Vertical Farming Sprouts In Singapore : The Salt

    npr.org 09 Nov '12, 8pm

    Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's first commercial vertical farm. Courtesy of MNDSingapore. i Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's...

  • Sky-High Vegetables: Vertical Farming Sprouts In Singapore : The Salt

    npr.org 09 Nov '12, 8pm

    Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's first commercial vertical farm. Courtesy of MNDSingapore. i Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's...

  • Sky-High Vegetables: Vertical Farming Sprouts In Singapore : The Salt

    npr.org 09 Nov '12, 8pm

    Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's first commercial vertical farm. Courtesy of MNDSingapore. i Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan transplants some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore's...

  • NPR: Can't Change Your Money In Iran? Try Afghanistan #bitcoin #forex

    Can't Change Your Money In Iran? Try Afghanistan

    npr.org 30 Sep '12, 6am

    Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson /NPR A money-changer in the Afghan city of Herat counts a stack of Iranian bills. More and more Iranian currency is being brought in by smugglers to exchange for dollars, which then go back to Iran. text size A A A September 28, 2012 The western Afghan city of H...

  • In Singapore, The Voices Of Dissent Grow Louder

    npr.org 24 Sep '12, 8pm

    Enlarge Wong Maye-e /AP Former political detainees, Michael Fernandez (left), 72, and Tan Jing Quee (second from right), 66, participate in a forum in Singapore. A notebook used by Fernandez to scribble notes while he was jailed is projected behind them at the event held in 2006. Fern...

  • In Singapore, The Voices Of Dissent Grow Louder

    npr.org 24 Sep '12, 8pm

    Enlarge Wong Maye-e /AP Former political detainees, Michael Fernandez (left), 72, and Tan Jing Quee (second from right), 66, participate in a forum in Singapore. A notebook used by Fernandez to scribble notes while he was jailed is projected behind them at the event held in 2006. Fern...

  • Singapore's Rising Tech Industry Draws Expat Innovators And Investors : All Tech Considered

    npr.org 18 Sep '12, 12am

    Enlarge Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the Marina Bay Esplanade in Singapore. The nation is increasingly seen as a corporate logistics hub and gateway to the region's emerging markets. Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the M...

  • Singapore's Rising Tech Industry Draws Expat Innovators And Investors : All Tech Considered

    npr.org 17 Sep '12, 9pm

    Enlarge Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the Marina Bay Esplanade in Singapore. The nation is increasingly seen as a corporate logistics hub and gateway to the region's emerging markets. Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the M...

  • Singapore's Rising Tech Industry Draws Expat Innovators And Investors : All Tech Considered

    npr.org 17 Sep '12, 9pm

    Enlarge Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the Marina Bay Esplanade in Singapore. The nation is increasingly seen as a corporate logistics hub and gateway to the region's emerging markets. Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the M...

  • Singapore's Rising Tech Industry Draws Expat Innovators And Investors : All Tech Considered

    npr.org 17 Sep '12, 9pm

    Enlarge Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the Marina Bay Esplanade in Singapore. The nation is increasingly seen as a corporate logistics hub and gateway to the region's emerging markets. Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the M...

  • Singapore's Rising Tech Industry Draws Expat Innovators And Investors : All Tech Considered

    npr.org 17 Sep '12, 8pm

    Enlarge Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the Marina Bay Esplanade in Singapore. The nation is increasingly seen as a corporate logistics hub and gateway to the region's emerging markets. Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the M...

  • Singapore's Rising Tech Industry Draws Expat Innovators And Investors : All Tech Considered

    npr.org 17 Sep '12, 8pm

    Enlarge Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the Marina Bay Esplanade in Singapore. The nation is increasingly seen as a corporate logistics hub and gateway to the region's emerging markets. Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak /Barcroft Media/Landov A reflection of the M...

  • Tour Of Havana: Salsa, Santeria And Local Spots

    npr.org 13 Sep '12, 9pm

    If the mission of World Cafe 's Sense of Place is to capture the essence of great musical cities around the globe through the musicians who live there, there's no better stop than Havana, Cuba. Whether it's salsa, rumba or jazz played in the streets, restaurants and clubs, music is ev...

  • Tour Of Havana: Salsa, Santeria And Local Spots

    npr.org 13 Sep '12, 6pm

    If the mission of World Cafe 's Sense of Place is to capture the essence of great musical cities around the globe through the musicians who live there, there's no better stop than Havana, Cuba. Whether it's salsa, rumba or jazz played in the streets, restaurants and clubs, music is ev...

  • Tour Of Havana: Salsa, Santeria And Local Spots

    npr.org 13 Sep '12, 6pm

    If the mission of World Cafe 's Sense of Place is to capture the essence of great musical cities around the globe through the musicians who live there, there's no better stop than Havana, Cuba. Whether it's salsa, rumba or jazz played in the streets, restaurants and clubs, music is ev...

  • Nike's New Frontier: LeBron X Sneakers Will Sell For $315

    Nike's New Frontier: LeBron X Sneakers Will Sell For $315 : The Two-Way

    npr.org 21 Aug '12, 5pm

    Enlarge Nike Nike's new Lebron X. Fully loaded, they will retail for $315. Nike Nike's new Lebron X. Fully loaded, they will retail for $315. Despite tough economic times, Nike is about to go where it has never gone before: Its Lebron X sneakers are expected to retail for $315. That's...

  • Purists Sniff As Stink-Free Durian Fruit Seeks A Fan Base : The Salt : NPR

    npr.org 06 Aug '12, 3pm

    Enlarge momovieman /Flickr.com Durians for sale at a Singapore market. momovieman /Flickr.com Durians for sale at a Singapore market. To lovers of the world's most odoriferous fruit, something doesn't smell right in Thailand's durian country, where a fruit breeder with the Horticultur...

  • Purists Sniff As Stink-Free Durian Fruit Seeks A Fan Base

    npr.org 06 Aug '12, 3pm

    Enlarge momovieman /Flickr.com Durians for sale at a Singapore market. momovieman /Flickr.com Durians for sale at a Singapore market. To lovers of the world's most odoriferous fruit, something doesn't smell right in Thailand's durian country, where a fruit breeder with the Horticultur...

  • Purists Sniff As Stink-Free Durian Fruit Seeks A Fan Base

    npr.org 06 Aug '12, 3pm

    Enlarge momovieman /Flickr.com Durians for sale at a Singapore market. momovieman /Flickr.com Durians for sale at a Singapore market. To lovers of the world's most odoriferous fruit, something doesn't smell right in Thailand's durian country, where a fruit breeder with the Horticultur...

  • Purists Sniff As Stink-Free Durian Fruit Seeks A Fan Base: A Thai scientist has been working for 25 years to bre...

    npr.org 06 Aug '12, 3pm

    Enlarge momovieman /Flickr.com Durians for sale at a Singapore market. momovieman /Flickr.com Durians for sale at a Singapore market. To lovers of the world's most odoriferous fruit, something doesn't smell right in Thailand's durian country, where a fruit breeder with the Horticultur...

  • Purists Sniff As Stink-Free Durian Fruit Seeks A Fan Base: A Thai scientist has been working for 25 years to bre...

    npr.org 06 Aug '12, 3pm

    Enlarge momovieman /Flickr.com Durians for sale at a Singapore market. momovieman /Flickr.com Durians for sale at a Singapore market. To lovers of the world's most odoriferous fruit, something doesn't smell right in Thailand's durian country, where a fruit breeder with the Horticultur...