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  • May 7, 2012    

    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    

    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 score’ … Continue reading

  • In some countries, remittances from the U.S. exceed the amount of U.S. foreign aid. Photo by Wikimedia user Moritz Wickendorf
    March 14, 2012    

    Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book “Coming Apart” at a local diner near Murray’s hometown of Burkittsville, Md. Note: A newly updated Bubble Quiz can be found here. White America is coming apart at the seams. That’s … Continue reading

  • October 25, 2011    

    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    

    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    

    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  

    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  

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