Latest news from Nprberlin.de - Germany feed

Latest news from Nprberlin.de - Germany feed

  1. As California's Organic Farming Pioneers Age, A Younger Generation Steps In

    02.18 / 15:31 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    The generation that pioneered organic farming is beginning to retire. These farmers want what they've built to last. Some growers are passing on their farms to their kids. But not all of them have a second generation who wants to take over the family farm. That's what longtime organic growers Tom and Denesse Willey discovered when they decided over the past few years that it was time to retire. When the Willeys asked their kids if they wanted to take over their 75-acre farm in California's…
  2. WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Launch Marks A Milestone For NASA's Historic Pad

    02.18 / 14:50 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdmHHpAsMVw The launch itself is not particularly notable. Naturally, it's no mean feat to send a rocket to space, but missions like the one SpaceX is undertaking Saturday happen all the time. The International Space Station needs provisions, after all, and the 5,500 pounds of supplies and materials for scientific experiments would be a common (if still impressive) load for a resupply mission. Rather, the liftoff — which is being streamed live by NASA in the v…
  3. 'Are We Alone?' Churchill Concludes It's Likely Life Circles Other Suns

    02.18 / 13:17 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    We keep on learning from great lives. On Oct. 16, 1939, just weeks after Germany invaded Poland and Britain was at war, Winston Churchill, who had warned of Germany's wicked and avaricious ambitions, was called out of political isolation to become First Lord of the Admiralty and drafted an essay in which he asked, perhaps himself as much as anyone who would read it, "Are We Alone in the Universe?" The National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Mo., has found a copy of those 11 pages that were…
  4. Trump To Step Back Into Familiar Territory With Rally In Florida

    02.18 / 13:17 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    President Trump is returning to the campaign trail Saturday night. Yes, it's less than a month into his presidency. But Trump's campaign, which never shut down after he won the election, is organizing the rally in Melbourne, Fla. It's been a tumultuous start for Trump — from alternative facts about the size of his inauguration crowd, to courts halting his travel ban executive order and this week having to ask his national security adviser to resign. But now Trump is returning to the c…
  5. NPR News Nuggets: Sheep Shearing, Snuggies & Fried Chicken

    02.18 / 12:36 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition. Bah, Bah, Bye. When it comes to awards, a lot of them are golden. There's the Golden Globes, the Golden Gloves, and yes, the Golden Shears. As with any long-standing awards, there are bound to be upsets. That's exactly what happened this year at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in New Zealand. As Morning Edition host Rachel Martin said on Monday, Sir David Fagan is a…
  6. Trump On Autism, DeVos Protests And More Ed Stories Of The Week

    02.18 / 12:36 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves at the Education Department and, at one point this week, joining Donald Trump at the White House to talk with educators and parents, Washington, D.C. is making a lot of education news these days. For those of you struggling to keep up, the NPR Ed Team is trying something new: a weekly recap of the latest national education news. DeVos Protests; Cartoon Sparks Outrage At DeVos' first major public appearance after her controversial…
  7. Massachusetts Hotline Tracks Post-Election Hate

    02.18 / 11:55 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive to some readers. Harassment, threats and intimidation of minorities and immigrants spiked nationwide after President Trump's election in November. Comprehensive statistics are hard to come by, but officials and watch groups say hate-motivated incidents remain higher than usual more than three months after Election Day. Massachusetts is among the many states that have seen such a spike. "There was one night, where my parents…
  8. GOP Leaders Urge Return To 'High-Risk Insurance Pools' That Critics Call Costly

    02.18 / 11:55 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Some Republicans looking to scrap the Affordable Care Act say monthly health insurance premiums need to be lower for the individuals who have to buy insurance on their own. One way to do that, GOP leaders say, would be to return to the use of what are called high-risk insurance pools . But critics say even some of the most successful high-risk pools that operated before the advent of Obamacare were very expensive for patients enrolled in the plans, and for the people who subsidized them — w…
  9. U.S. Rivals Test Trump, And So Far The Response Is Restrained

    02.18 / 11:55 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Iran tested a ballistic missile barely a week into Donald Trump's presidency. North Korea then shot off a missile of its own. A Russian warship has been hanging out about 30 miles off the U.S. East Coast, and Moscow's fighter jets recently buzzed a U.S. warship in the Black Sea. President Trump has been in office less than a month, and U.S. adversaries have already tested him on several fronts. So far, Trump's responses have been out of the traditional foreign policy playbook, and he's…
  10. Pence Seeks To Reassure Nervous European Allies, Vows U.S. Commitment To NATO

    02.18 / 11:09 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Vice President Mike Pence told European allies Saturday that the U.S. remains committed to NATO, despite President Trump's praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and stated interest in pursuing better relations with Russia. In a speech during his first overseas trip since taking office, Pence told leaders at the Munich Security Conference in Germany that the U.S. "strongly supports" NATO and that "the United States is now and will always be your greatest ally." But Pence echoed…
  11. Seminole Patchwork: Admiration And Appropriation

    02.18 / 11:09 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Beginning Friday, the New York branch of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will host the exhibit Native Fashion Now , a traveling show from the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. It highlights a dazzling array of contemporary fashion made by dozens of Native American designers. Native American symbols have long caught the eye of non-Native designers, who are inspired by the bold graphics of artisanal Native American patterns. Imitation and inspiration, though,…
  12. Why Oh Why Is There Phlegm?

    02.18 / 10:28 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Struggling through a nasty round of bronchitis with little better to do than binge watch Netflix and feel epically sorry for myself, I pondered the ageless cold-and-flu-season question: Phlegm. Why? It begs an answer. The human body is capable of such constant wonder, so much to awe and inspire. And then, phlegm. And not just a little phlegm. Gobs. It's the only word that really describes the whole phlegm experience. So I started asking around, and in so doing have learned that there's a…
  13. Through Exaggerated Statements, Trump Looks To Justify His Policies

    02.18 / 06:11 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: At his White House news conference this week, President Trump painted a grim picture of the challenges facing the country. (SOUNDBITE OF PRESS CONFERENCE) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: To be honest, I inherited a mess. It's a mess. MCEVERS: Trump talks a lot about rampant crime, terrorists, even illegal voters trying to subvert the democratic process. NPR's Scott Horsley reports objective evidence says the president is exaggerating…