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A Bug's Life: Remembering the classic Volkswagen Beetle

Jul 15, 2019 At one time, the Volkswagen Beetle was so ubiquitous that its sighting is often punctuated by a swift punch in the arm and a shout of "Punch Buggy!" (Or "Slug Bug!" depending on your regional take on the road trip game).

When natural disasters strike, operation BBQ swoops in with relief — and ribs

Jul 5, 2019 Everyone involved with Operation BBQ Relief, volunteers and workers say, has at least one "moment" that keeps them hooked on the work.

Code Switch Book Club, summer 2019

Jun 21, 2019 Here are a few of the books recommended by our listeners.

Good girl! These dogs are helping save habitats by finding rare turtles

Jun 6, 2019 Conservationists are taking an unconventional approach to finding and protecting turtles, with an unlikely helper.

Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites

May 28, 2019 Nearly 300 coal-fired power plants have been "retired" since 2010, according to the Sierra Club.

Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

May 7, 2019 The aim of forest bathing is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment.

Huge Bets, Fast Buzzer: Sports Bettor Smashes 'Jeopardy!' Records

Apr 22, 2019 A new star has risen on a classic game show.

New Mexico Is Divided Over The 'Perfect Site' To Store Nation's Nuclear Waste

Apr 11, 2019 A 1,000-acre patch of southeast New Mexico desert may offer a temporary solution to the nation's longstanding nuclear waste problem.

How Bob's Red Mill Company Became A Gluten-Free Giant Ahead Of Its Time

Mar 27, 2019 Today the company sells more than 100 different gluten-free products.

Digital Music Is King. So Why Did A Vinyl Record-Pressing Plant Just Open In Virginia?

Mar 12, 2019 Tucked away in an industrial park in Alexandria, Furnace Record Pressing is the country’s newest record manufacturing facility

A New Treatment Can Relieve Food Allergies, But Few Doctors Offer It

Mar 4, 2019 Nearly 6 million U.S. children and teens — about 8 percent, or two per classroom — have food allergies.

Bugs Vs. Superbugs: Insects Offer Promise In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Feb 20, 2019 Insects—long known to spread diseases—could potentially help cure them.

Border Wall Isn't High On Our Priority List, Arizona Police Chief Says

Feb 14, 2019 NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep talks to Tucson police chief Chris Magnus about border security.

Brewing In The Desert: Sake Finds An Unlikely Home In Arizona

Jan 28, 2019 "When I did a test batch, I figured out, 'Oh, the Arizona condition is really good to make sake,'" says Sakurai.

In Home Of Original Sriracha Sauce, Thais Say Rooster Brand Is Nothing To Crow About

Jan 16, 2019 The original comes from the seaside city of Si Racha, Thailand.

10 Health Stories You Don't Want To Miss From 2018

Jan 3, 2019 NPR pored over the list of their most widely read posts to bring you these highlights.

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