Silicon Valley is largely seen as dominated by white men. Host Michel Martin speaks with two African-American women who broke the mold: Angela Benton, founder and CEO of Black Web Media, and LaToya Drake, digital correspondent for AOL.
The bill would give the state broad authority to classify certain information as secret. Viewing or leaking such documents could lead to imprisonment. To learn what this could mean for press freedom, host Michel Martin speaks with Nic Dawes, editor of South Africa's Mail and Guardian newspaper, and journalist Charlene Smith.
The global HIV infection rate dropped about 21 percent from 1997 to 2010, says the U.N. But only 28 percent of carriers in the U.S. are getting effective treatment, according to the CDC. Host Michel Martin speaks with Jose Ramirez, a gay Latino who lives with HIV and works with a non-profit health center. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)
Our new boss started work today and if you're interested in what NPR CEO and President Gary Knell is thinking as he settles into the job:
-- He's due on Talk of the Nation just after 2 p.m. ET, and will be answering questions from callers. When we get closer to the time he's scheduled to be on, we'll embed an audio player in this post so that we can stream the conversation. To find a station that broadcasts or streams the show, click here.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said it will consider setting a standard for how much arsenic should be permitted in apple juice after a consumer group found high levels of the carcinogen in samples of apple juice it tested.
Most Americans don't often see or hear what it is like to be in that middle space between legal and illegal, or to be related to someone who is. Tell Me More presents a series of conversations on what it's like to live "In Limbo," exploring the complicated nature of immigration in the U.S. The series begins Monday, December 5.
New York imports hydroelectricity generated by giant dams on Canadian rivers. And some would like to see the state get more of that renewable power. But there's also opposition to that idea.
In 1976, three of Jackie Harvey’s friends went to jail for protesting the construction of a new power line through her town. A few nights before Christmas she was standing outside the Franklin County Jail.