With only about 1,000 full-blooded Hawaiians left in the world, preserving native island culture is a huge challenge. One way to do this: teach students and other island residents the ancient art of making poi, a dish that's been feeding native Hawaiians for centuries.
Preparations at the site of Tuesday's papal conclave include a high-tech scrubbing of the chapel for bugs and electronic monitoring equipment. Wi-Fi will be blocked throughout Vatican City, and cardinals with Twitter and Facebook accounts have been warned.
Venezuela's elections commission announced Saturday that voters will go to the polls on April 14. Henrique Capriles, who opposed Chavez in the last election, is expected to face interim leader Nicolas Maduro.
It was supposed to be the most modern election in African history. Biometric identification kits, computerized registration rolls and an SMS transmission of results. It all went spectacularly wrong.
Islamist fighters have been playing a larger role in the Syrian conflict, and the most prominent single group is Jabhat al-Nusra. One of its fighters sat down with NPR and spoke about the group.
Carl reads three news-related limericks: Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite; Safety Pants; The Flat Pack Hotel.
Our panelists tell three stories about attempts to improve your commute.
Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Herbie, The Hate Bug.
More questions for the panel: The Beercliner; and The Holiest Jeans.
Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: The Chatty Senator; The Worm and The Dear Leader; and Fly the Friendly and Knife-y Skies.
Our panelists predict, who will be the next person to filibuster and why?
Baxter is billed by his makers as a "collaborative manufacturing robot." It can work alongside humans to do simple, repetitive tasks. While some analysts fear that automation like this will kill jobs, Baxter's inventor says such robots could preserve jobs by helping the U.S. remain competitive.
The peacekeepers, all Filipinos, were seized Wednesday by Syrian rebels who initially said they would only free the hostages if Syrian regime forces withdraw from the area.