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  • May 7, 2012   BY Spencer Michels  

    An edible waterbug. Photo by Sevda Eris / KQED When I told my wife and family that I was going to be eating insects as part of a story I was preparing for the PBS NewsHour, the universal response was … Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012   BY Paul Solman and elizabeth shell  

    Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book “Coming Apart” at a local diner near Murray’s hometown of Burkittsville, Md. By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell Editor’s Note: | This post has been updated to include the ‘share your … Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012   BY Paul Solman and elizabeth shell  

    Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book “Coming Apart” at a local diner near Murray’s hometown of Burkittsville, Md. White America is coming apart at the seams. That’s the thesis Charles Murray, a libertarian political scientist at the … Continue reading

  • October 25, 2011   BY Jason Kane  

    Photo courtesy of the Drug Enforcement Administration No more picking up “Bliss,” “Cloud Nine” or “Hurricane Charlie” at the corner grocery store. The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a temporary ban on U.S. sales of street drugs generically known as … Continue reading

  • June 28, 2011   BY Jenny Marder  

    Photo by Jamie Muchall via Flickr Creative Commons Tasmanian devils were sitting ducks for deadly cancer Another sad twist to the tale of the endangered Tasmanian devil. Human interference left these animals stripped of genetic diversity and prone to disease, … Continue reading

  • December 14, 2010  

    In other news Tuesday, a judge in Britain granted bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange despite protests from Swedish authorities who want to question him in connection with alleged sex crimes there. Also in Bangladesh, a fire tore through a clothing factory, killing at least 27 and injuring over 100. Continue reading

  • July 8, 2010   BY Jason M. Breslow  

    Just as President Obama attempted to do on the campaign trail in Missouri on Thursday, his chief of staff appears intent upon making sure George W. Bush and his administration’s policies are on the ballot this November. That will, of … Continue reading

  • December 8, 2009   BY Tom LeGro 

    As the year draws to a close, and critics everywhere are drawing up their “Best Of” lists, we thought we’d enlist the PBS NewsHour mindshare to give us their picks for their favorite books, films, concerts and plays of 2009.
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  • June 26, 2009   BY Arts Desk 

    Here are some of this week’s arts and culture headlines from public broadcasters around the nation.
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