Haitian Earthquake Coverage
- Delta to Add Non-stop Atlanta--Port au Prince, Haiti Service in April
An airline spokesman says it's the first direct route between Atlanta and the Haitian city in at least twenty years.
- Powerball? America Already Hit The Jackpot
Host Michel Martin says America deserves a Bentley for peoples' dedication to do the right thing. She shares her thoughts on wealth and the American dream in her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay.
- Episode 460: It's Hard To Do Good
A retired contractor from Colorado has spent the past two years building a school in Haiti. If he had it to do over, he tells us, he might do things differently.
- Bangladesh Reveals Uphill Battle For Fair Trade Clothes
Retailers are under pressure after a building collapse killed more than 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh. But global demand for inexpensive clothing shows no sign of abating. The New York Times' Steven Greenhouse and Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, unravel the prospects for improved safety in the garment industry.
- A Purr-fect Game
Old MacDonald has got nothing on resident rock star Jonathan Coulton, as he leads contestants in a pun game inspired by barnyard noises. Each question contains clues about both an animal, and a phrase or name containing the sound that animal makes. For example, the band name "Hootie and the Blowfish" includes the sound of an owl. This game is a hoot.
- How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History
Once people figured out how to roast the seeds of the Coffea plant in the 1400s, coffee took over the world. In doing so, it fueled creativity, revolutions, new business ventures, literature, music — and slavery.
- Stunting From Malnutrition Affects 1 In 4 Kids Worldwide
Even very poor countries, like Ethiopia and Nepal, are making rapid progress against malnutrition in babies and young kids. A report from UNICEF finds that while stunting in kids worldwide is prevalent, it has dropped by a third in the past two decades.
- Street Artists Protest Status Quo In Haiti
Haiti's Resistance Artists create street sculptures — huge metal configurations that speak to the devastation following the 2010 earthquake and the stark separation between the country's rich and poor. Reese Erlich
- Venezuela Oil Diplomacy: From Caracas To Cuba
The late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez believed in sharing his country's oil wealth with his Latin American neighbors. But now, Venezuelans are electing a new leader, and there are questions about whether the new president will continue those policies. NPR's Tom Gjelten talks about the effects of Venezuela's oil diplomacy, from Cuba to Connecticut.
- Venezuela's Next Leader Faces Tough Choice On Oil Program
During his presidency, Hugo Chavez gave Venezuelan consumers cheap gasoline. He propped up the Cuban regime, and he offered oil on preferential terms to 18 regional countries. But Chavez died before he had to confront the economic and political problems certain to plague his successor.