NEWS

Sam Is Now A Major Hurricane But Isn’t Likely To Hit Land
WORLD
Dave Mistich | September 25, 2021
National Hurricane Center Updated September 25, 2021 at 11:25 PM ET A storm brewing in the Atlantic is now a "major hurricane," but forecasters say it currently poses little threat to land. The National Hurricane Center said Saturday that Sam was bringing wind speeds higher than 110 miles per hour, ...
A ‘Miracle House’ Surrounded By A Volcano’s Lava Is Still Standing
WORLD
Dave Mistich | September 25, 2021
Lava from a volcanic eruption surrounds a house on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands on Thursday.Emilio Morenatti | AP Smoldering lava is exploding into the sky, residents have been evacuated and the local airport has been closed — but one small home on the island of ...
A Crypto-Trading Hamster Performs Better Than Warren Buffett And The S&P 500
NEWS
Deepa Shivaram | September 25, 2021
Spinning on the hamster wheel allows Mr. Goxx to select a cryptocurrency to trade. Choosing one of two tunnels to run through allows him to buy or sell.YouTube/Screenshot by NPR What if we told you there was a hamster who has been trading cryptocurrencies since June — and recently was ...
‘Wait Wait’ For Sept. 25th, 2021: Bowen Yang Plays Not My Job
ARTS
September 25, 2021
This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Bowen Yang and panelists Hari Kondabolu, Faith Salie and Roy Blount Jr. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show. Rich Fury | Getty Images Who's Bill This ...
Opinion: Free Expression Is On The Decline, In Cuba And Elsewhere
WORLD
Scott Simon | September 25, 2021
Memorial to poet José Martí in Old HavanaKeren Su | Getty Images "Six o'clock in the morning. How's your head?" So begins a poem written this month by the Cuban writer Katherine Bisquet. She continues: "Is it cold in Berlin? I go to bed this morning - I'm trying to ...
Germans Will Choose A New Government As Angela Merkel Steps Down As Chancellor
WORLD
Rob Schmitz | September 25, 2021
On Thursday, people in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, pass election posters of chancellor candidates Armin Laschet (from right) of the Christian Democratic Union, Annalena Baerbock of the Greens, Olaf Scholz of the Social Democratic Party and Christian Lindner of the Free Democratic Party.Martin Meissner | AP BERLIN — Millions of Germans will ...
In France’s Perfume Capital Of The World, There’s A World Of Beautiful Fragrance
WORLD
Eleanor Beardsley | September 25, 2021
Perfume flower grower Pierre Chiarla picks jasmine flowers in his field in Grasse, France.Bénédicte Desrus for NPR GRASSE, France — The town of Grasse sits in the hills above the more famous French Riviera city of Cannes, and it doesn't have the Mediterranean Sea at its doorstep. What it does ...
Rural Hospitals Worry They Will Lose Staff Because Of Biden’s New Vaccine Mandate
HEALTH
Tamara Keith | September 25, 2021
A health care worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at the Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Mo., in June.Liz Sanders | Bloomberg via Getty Images Adam Willmann was born in Goodall-Witcher hospital in Clifton, a small town in central Texas. Now he's its CEO, and he's ...
A Free In-School Grocery Store Is Tackling Child Hunger, One Family At A Time
NATIONAL
Sharon Pruitt-Young | September 25, 2021
Rapper Gunna and Goodr CEO Jasmine Crowe stop by the Goodr grocery store, at the Atlanta middle school he formerly attended.Jasmine Crowe In America, around 17 million children are battling hunger. An entrepreneur has teamed with rap star Gunna to open a free grocery store inside his old middle school ...