Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for January 12, 2013

White House Says 'No' On $1 Trillion Coin

Jan. 12
Steve Mullis / NPR
0 Comments

In a statement to the Washington Post, Treasury Department spokesman Anthony Coley says that the White House has ruled out minting a $1 trillion coin to pay the government's bills and avoid a debt ceiling debate with Congress.

Aaron Swartz, Reddit Cofounder And Online Activist, Dies At 26

Jan. 12
Melisa Goh / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

He was 14 when he co-authored RSS and later founded the company that would became the social media website Reddit. Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, authorities say Saturday. He was 26.

Aaron Swartz, Reddit Co-Founder And Online Activist, Dies At 26

Jan. 12
Melisa Goh / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

He was 14 when he co-authored RSS and later helped found the company that would become the social media website Reddit. Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, authorities said Saturday. He was 26.

Remembering PFLAG Founder And Mother

Jan. 12
Lily Percy / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

President Obama spoke about Jeanne Manford in his speech at the annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in 2009. Her son, Morty, was an out gay man, and an important figure in New York City's gay community during the turbulent 1970's.

'Make Me Asian' App Sparks Online Backlash

Jan. 12
0 Comments

Tens of thousands of people have downloaded two apps from the Google Play Store that are sparking accusations of racism.

Week in Review: Filner Takes On Medical Marijuana And Marines Face Breathalyzers

Jan. 12
By Claire Trageser
0 Comments
Tease photo

Mayor Bob Filner made many medical marijuana activists and users very happy this week. He re-opened the door to the possibility of legal medical marijuana collectives in San Diego.

Sotomayor Opens Up About Childhood, Marriage In 'Beloved World'

Jan. 12
Nina Totenberg / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

Over the course of time, Supreme Court justices have written 225 books. Few reveal much about the justices themselves, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor's autobiography, My Beloved World, is a searingly candid memoir about her life growing up in the tenements of the Bronx, going to Princeton and Yale Law School, becoming a prosecutor and a private corporate lawyer and, at age 38, becoming a federal judge.

A Justice Deliberates: Sotomayor On Love, Health And Family

Jan. 12
Nina Totenberg / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor readily concedes that she was the beneficiary of affirmative action in higher education, and she doesn't really know why her view is so different from that of her colleague, Justice Clarence Thomas.

The 'Second Disaster': Making Good Intentions Useful

Jan. 12
Pam Fessler / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

Among the donations that poured into the American Red Cross building after the earthquake in Haiti three years ago was a box of Frisbees. In a flood of well-intentioned but unneeded donations, this box stuck out to Meghan O'Hara, who oversees in-kind donations for the organization.

The 'Second Disaster': Making Well-Intentioned Donations Useful

Jan. 12
Pam Fessler / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

Among the donations that poured into the American Red Cross building after the earthquake in Haiti three years ago was a box of Frisbees. In a flood of well-intentioned but unneeded donations, this box stuck out to Meghan O'Hara, who oversees in-kind donations for the organization.

World War II Exhibit Asks Visitors, 'What Would You Do?'

Jan. 12
Elizabeth Blair / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

For many, the stakes and the scale of World War II are hard to fathom. It was a war fought around the world, against powerful, determined regimes in Europe and the Pacific; some 65 million people died. And as the number of people who have actual memories of the war dwindle -- as of next year, there will be fewer than 1 million living veterans -- the mission of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans becomes all the more urgent.