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  • Toilets 'R' Him: Jack Sim Wants A Potty In Every Pad: The Singapore activist created World Toilet Day in 2001,...

    Toilets 'R' Him: Jack Sim Wants A Potty In Every Pad : Goats and Soda

    npr.org 19 Nov '14, 4pm

    i i Jack Sim John Poole/Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption itoggle caption John Poole/Ryan Kellman/NPR Jack Sim John Poole/Ryan Kellman/NPR Jack Sim's career is in the toilet — literally. The 57-year-old Singaporean made his fortune in the construction industry when he was in his 40s. And ...

  • Bio Ritmo: Tiny Desk Concert

    npr.org 29 Sep '14, 6pm

    September 29, 2014 1:54 PM ET by Felix Contreras Latino migration in the U.S. has placed people of Afro-Caribbean heritage all over the country. Bio Ritmo's heritage leads directly back to that migration — and to the sound of Fania Records, which fueled Latin dance music's transition ...

  • The time when Justice Sotomayor tried to get all of the #SCOTUS justices to salsa dance with her:

    How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms

    npr.org 07 Oct '14, 1pm

    Underlining those astonishing numbers is the fact that, as Biskupic puts it, Sotomayor is not someone who "happened to be Puerto Rican." Her heritage is central to her identity. True, her odyssey in the legal profession was a cautious one; even after winning appointments to two lower ...

  • Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System : The Salt

    npr.org 20 Aug '14, 1pm

    A new crop of farmers is trying to change that. Just as property developers build up when they can't build out, so, too, are these agricultural pioneers. Vertical farming is taking hold across Singapore — not only in greenhouses in the vanishing countryside but also on rooftops in the...

  • Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

    Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System : The Salt

    npr.org 20 Aug '14, 11am

    A new crop of farmers is trying to change that. Just as property developers build up when they can't build out, so, too, are these agricultural pioneers. Vertical farming is taking hold across Singapore — not only in greenhouses in the vanishing countryside but on rooftops in the hear...

  • Singapore Gays Rally To Counter Opposition

    npr.org 28 Jun '14, 12pm

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Thousands of gay rights activists gathered in downtown Singapore on Saturday for an annual rally that came under unprecedented criticism from religious conservatives, with one influential Christian pastor calling on the government to ban the event. Previous Pink Dot r...

  • Latin Roots: Essential Salsa Songs #music #news

    Latin Roots: Essential Salsa Songs : World Cafe

    npr.org 11 Sep '14, 4pm

    series today. We went back to our correspondents and tasked them with choosing the essential songs in different genres of Latin music. What songs do you need to know or have in your collection? We start the series off with Grammy-winning record producer Aaron Luis Levinson and a passi...

  • Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System : The Salt

    npr.org 20 Aug '14, 6pm

    A new crop of farmers is trying to change that. Just as property developers build up when they can't build out, so, too, are these agricultural pioneers. Vertical farming is taking hold across Singapore — not only in greenhouses in the vanishing countryside but also on rooftops in the...

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