Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 10:51 am
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
Now it's time for Sports, which can get caught up in real life, too.
Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 11:05 am
Editor's note: This story contains racial slurs.
A new musical work pays tribute to an unlikely and little-known civil rights activist: Booker T. Wright. You won't find his name in history textbooks. But his story is a testament to the everyday experiences of blacks in the Jim Crow South.
Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 1:26 pm
William Shakespeare wrote in the margins of his books. Noah washed up in Vienna after the flood. Jesus sent a letter back to Earth after his ascension to heaven.
Did you miss those artifacts of history?
Of course you did. They're all frauds, concocted to convince the unsuspecting — and often they did.
These frauds are part of a new exhibit, "Fakes, Lies and Forgeries," at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore.
Curator Earle Havens says the exhibit is timely — these days, the media presents us with fakes and lies all the time.
Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 10:34 am
Few people track Miami development closer than Peter Zalewski. He runs Cranespotters.com, a business that keeps tabs on all the new construction proposed in downtown Miami.
In an area that covers less than 4 square miles, he notes, there's a lot going on. In "downtown Miami, we're looking at 69 towers, 18,400 units," all residential condominiums, Zalewski says.
If history is any guide, not all of the projects will be built. But Zalewski says there are other big projects coming that are likely to add to the total.
StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative records stories from members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ten years ago, Keith Melick was a medic in the Army, and Roy Wilkins was a command sergeant major in the Army's Special Forces.
They crossed paths in Afghanistan, where Wilkins was wounded in an IED explosion.
And then this August, by chance, they met again — in the gym at a VA medical center in North Carolina, where Wilkins was playing with his wheelchair basketball team.