Rhana’s Recent Stories
Arts Jan 17How a revitalized recording studio is bringing Georgia’s Macon into the spotlight
Many a masterpiece has been recorded at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, Georgia. Otis Redding’s manager, Phil Walden, co-founded the label, and Capricorn went on to produce a decade of southern rock hits. But as the music industry changed, Capricorn…
World Nov 26Impossible math: protests in Lebanon spotlight the plight of Lebanese families
It’s been over a month since massive protests broke out across Lebanon set off by a tax on WhatsApp calls and fueled by public discontent towards the Lebanese government which they blame for the country’s economic instability.
Science Nov 07A father took an at-home DNA test. His son was then falsely accused of murder
Genetic genealogy, the technique millions of people are using to learn about their family history, has now become a potent tool with which law enforcement can solve crimes. But the method has major privacy implications that are prompting some critics…
Science Nov 06How at-home DNA tests helped solve this 30-year-old murder
In 2019, American law enforcement agencies have identified over 70 suspects using a new technique called genetic genealogy, which California detectives leveraged in 2018 to identify the Golden State Killer. In the first of a two-part series, William Brangham shares…
Nation Feb 18‘Tidying Up’ sells Americans on the joy of decluttering
A popular Netflix show featuring Japanese organizing expert Marie Kondo encourages people to discard items in their home that do not “spark joy.” The philosophy emphasized in “Tidying Up” has inspired a decluttering phenomenon across the U.S., prompting an unusual…
Arts Aug 16How Aretha Franklin shaped generations of music
“If there’s a heaven, this is what it sounds like.”…
World May 11Syrian man’s immigration nightmare: stranded for months in a Malaysian airport
Hassan al Kontar, a Syrian national, has been living in Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur airport for more than 60 days, stuck in legal limbo over his immigration status. The PBS NewsHour’s Rhana Natour reports.
Nation May 07Are hotels and outdoor concerts any safer since the Las Vegas attack?
In the coming months, millions of Americans will fill flagship hotels and music festivals across the country, even though the prospect of a hostile attack weighs heavily on the national consciousness.
Nation Apr 10Quiz: How much do you know about your internet privacy?
We made a quiz to test your knowledge.
Nation Mar 31What’s next for ‘Serial’s’ Adnan Syed?
An appeals court this week ruled that Adnan Syed, whose case was chronicled in the hit true crime podcast “Serial, should be granted a retrial. Here's what that means.