Stories for November 27, 2013
The show will go on, giant balloons and all: Snoopy, Spiderman, Buzz Lightyear, Pikachu and 12 other massive balloons will fly in the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York police say.
The positions were created when the San Diego City Council approved a reorganization of the mayor's office last month.
The first of six mayoral forum of the runoff campaign between San Diego City Councilmen David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer will take place on Tuesday in Rancho Bernardo.
Around 600 volunteers are required to pull off the eighth Project Homeless Connect, scheduled for Dec. 4 at Golden Hall, but only 311 have signed up so far.
The Obama administration is delaying yet again online signup for small businesses through the Affordable Care Act. The program was intended to make it easier for small employers to provide health insurance to their workers on a more equal footing with big business.
The public health message that "breast is best" has been received loud and clear. More mothers in the U.S. are breast-feeding, and they're doing so longer than ever.
Turkey is not the only thing that gets stuffed during the Thanksgiving holiday.
In our series Pharmed Food, we've been looking closely at how the livestock industry in the U.S. uses antibiotics, and what that might mean for human health.
Broadlawns Medical Center has been serving low-income residents of Des Moines, Iowa, and the surrounding countryside for decades. Now there's a twist in Broadlawns' mission as a public hospital: helping people sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated Small Business Saturday, a day created by American Express to encourage shoppers to buy local. In San Diego, many businesses are hoping shoppers will spend money at their stores.
The first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. The special features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, when everyday people sit down together to share memories and tackle life’s important questions. Framing these intimate conversations from across the country is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his inquisitive 9-year-old nephew, Benji, animated in the inimitable visual style of the Rauch Brothers.
Jeanne Robertson looks for humor and finds it. A professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences, she speaks to thousands of people annually and utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. In this special, hear the latest stories about the regular cast of characters featured in her repertoire including, of course, her husband Jerry, a.k.a. "Left Brain" and many more.
Officials at Los Angeles International Airport are seeking volunteers among its full-time workforce to staff a response team designed to assist travelers during emergency operations.
Savor fond memories from the past three seasons of DOWNTON ABBEY and get a tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon — a devoted fan of the series — hosts the program, which includes a mix of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with creators and cast members, and video clips of favorite moments. Structured around three themes, "Return To Downton Abbey" explores “The Changing World of Downton Abbey,” “The Women of Downton Abbey” and “Love and Other Relationships at Downton Abbey.”
Get ready to saddle up and head into some beautiful countryside just south of Rosarito in this episode of CROSSING SOUTH. We join our friends from “All the Pretty Horses of Baja Rescue” to go on a horse-ride like in the old days. And after exerting ourselves, we stop by Tapanco, a famous little place that serves some unique plates of food.
If you tuned in to Wednesday's Morning Edition, you may have heard NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris' conversation with Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil of Sacramento, Calif., in the latest story from The Race Card Project.
NPR's Tell Me More is again using social media to reach out to a new community of leaders - this time, to recognize African-American innovators in technology who represent just 5% of America's scientists and engineers, according to a 2010 study by the National Science Foundation.
A U.S. judge says American Airlines can exit bankruptcy and join forces with US Airways Group, all but ensuring that their merger can take place within weeks. Wednesday's bankruptcy court ruling was one of the final hurdles for a huge merger that's been in the works for more than a year.
There's a widely held belief that women experience moodiness and fuzzy thinking because of the drop in estrogen during menopause. And women have looked to hormone replacement therapy for relief.
Secession movements are active in several states, generally consisting of residents of rural red counties seeking to separate themselves from the more liberal and urban-centered policies of blue-state leaders.
If you haven't seen it yet, take a couple minutes to watch this video of Denver news anchor Kyle Clark's funny appeal to the people of Colorado to stop sending his TV station so many pictures of snow piled up on their patio furniture.
While those in the western half of the nation will mostly enjoy fair skies on this Thanksgiving Eve, we regret to repeat that for millions of Americans east of the Mississippi it's going to be a messy busiest-travel-day-of-the-year (otherwise known as Getaway Day).
We've been reporting a lot lately on the troubled rollout of President Obama's signature health care law. But at the same time, there are rumblings of a major shift in the way companies offer private health insurance to workers.
The indoor shooting range at Archery In The Wild in Northern Colorado used to be dominated by camouflage and hunters. But on this Saturday morning, the archery range is dotted with ponytails and 7-year-old girls like Y'Jazzmin Christopher.
This is a Thanksgiving story about a horse. Actually, a horse artist. I don't mean an artist who paints horses, like Degas or Remington, but a horse who paints -- and thereby also raises money for less fortunate horses.
Squash is the ultimate Thanksgiving food, not turkey. So says Chris Kimball, host of the PBS showAmerica's Test Kitchen.
NPRcontinues a series of conversations about The Race Card Project,where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Every so often NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris dips into those stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity forMorning Edition.