Economy

In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again

Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.

Morning Edition

Are Motorists Paying Attention To The Takata Air Bag Recall?

The largest consumer recall in U.S. history is underway. Nearly 34 million drivers are supposed to replace their air bags. In the past, most drivers have been lax about responding to auto recalls.

Morning Edition

Relentless Cable Mogul John Malone Works Behind The Scenes

John Malone, the man behind the proposed $55 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by smaller Charter Communications, controls some of the best known media and entertainment properties in the country.

Morning Edition

How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.

Morning Edition

In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note taking offers benefits a screen can't.

Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.

Apple's Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer

Ive was previously senior vice president of design at Apple and has played a large part in designing products since 1996. Some say his promotion might actually mean he's on his way out.

All Things Considered

One Man's Mission To Keep AOL's Legacy Alive

In the wake of Verizon buying AOL, one man wants to make sure that the history of the once-dominant Internet service provider stays alive. Jason Scott wants you to send him all of your AOL CD-ROMs.

All Things Considered

Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55 Billion

Charter Communications announced Tuesday it is buying Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $55 billion. Regulators halted a deal last month for Time Warner to be acquired by Comcast.

In New Book, ‘Bowling Alone’ Author Examines Impact Of Economic Inequality On Kids

May 27, 2015
Children look for books to take home as others play on computers aboard a converted bus in Federal Way, Wash. The lime green school bus loaded with games, books and computers rumbles through low-income neighborhoods south of Seattle. Its aim is also to feed kids. Only a fraction of the 21 million children who receive free or reduced-price lunches in school cafeterias around the U.S. are fed regularly over the summer. (laine Thompson/AP)

Robert Putnam argues there’s a huge “opportunity gap” between rich kids and poor kids in the U.S. He says that getting ahead is no longer an opportunity available to all, but instead, a kind of lottery.

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

May 27, 2015
The giant kangaroo rat plays a big role in California’s ecosystem. (John Roser/University of California at Berkeley)

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

Movie Theaters Had A Dismal Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2015
Movie theaters had a dismal Memorial Day weekend, bringing in the lowest amount of ticket revenue since 2001. (Disney)

It’s typically one of the most lucrative weekends for movie theaters, but box offices had the worst Memorial Day weekend since 2001.

U.S. Home Prices Rising Faster Than Expected

May 26, 2015
A sale pending sign is posted in front of a home for sale on July 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A closely-watched housing indicator released today showed home prices are rising around the country.

Oregon Looks To Raise Wages For People With Intellectual Disabilities

May 22, 2015
Workers with All Seasons Grounds Care at the City of McMinnville Water Reclamation Facility. (Chris Lehman/Northwest News Network)

Some adults in Oregon with developmental disabilities are paid as little as 25 cents an hour – well below the minimum wage.

The Problem With Libertarianism

May 22, 2015
The political philosophy is great for back-benching, but not for governing, says Rich Barlow. Pictured: Rand Paul, left, with his father, Ron Paul, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010.  (Ed Reinke/AP)

The political philosophy is great for back-benching, but not for governing.

Mass. Adds 10,100 Jobs In April; Jobless Rate Ticks Down To 4.7 Percent

May 21, 2015

The jobless rate was last at 4.7 percent in January 2008, the state labor department reported.

One Young Greek Explains Why So Many Are Leaving

May 20, 2015
Alkistis Anagnostopoulou-Merkouri, 20, hopes to leave Greece for good. (LinkedIn)

Alkistis Anagnostopoulou-Merkouri, a 20-year-old college student, talks about her life in Athens and why she wants to leave for good.

A Grim Outlook As Greece Struggles To Repay Its Debts

May 20, 2015
Greek and E.U. flags flutter in front of the prime minister's office in Athens during his meeting with top ministers on May 13, 2015. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

A government official says Greece won’t be able to make an upcoming debt repayment unless a deal is reached to unlock bailout funds.

Life Skills 101: The Case For Teaching Dollars And Sense In All Mass. Classrooms

May 20, 2015
A recent study of schools in all 50 states ranks Massachusetts among just 11 that get a failing grade for the financial literacy of its students. It's time to stop short-changing our kids. (Bearden/flickr)

A recent study of schools in all 50 states ranks Massachusetts among just 11 that get a failing grade for the financial literacy of its students. It’s time to stop short-changing our kids.

Report: At Mass. Minimum Wage, 110 Work Hours Needed To Afford 2-Bedroom Apartment

May 19, 2015
(Courtesy of National Low Income Housing Coalition)

A minimum wage earner in Massachusetts making $9 an hour would have to work 110 hours a week to reasonably afford an average two-bedroom apartment in the state.

Supreme Court Adds Protections For 401(k) Investors

May 19, 2015
The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, November 6, 2013. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court ruling on Monday is expected to better protect people invested in 401(k) retirement plans.

U.S. Airlines Prepare For Record Number Of Passengers This Summer

May 18, 2015
American Airline planes are seen at the Miami International Airport on February 7, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Airlines in the U.S. are expected to see 4.5 percent more passengers than last year – a record number, according to Airlines for America.

Senate Paving Clear Path For Trade Deal

May 14, 2015
View of the U.S. Capitol from the street in Washington, D.C. (Zoe Rudisill/Flickr)

The debate over the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership seems to be settling down on Capitol Hill.

Pennies From Heaven: Is ‘Helicopter Money’ A Viable Economic Policy?

May 13, 2015
If you want to cure poverty, give people money, right? It's not that simple, says Rich Barlow. Pictured: A sheet of uncut $100 bills is inspected during the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas on September 24, 2014. (LM Otero/AP)

If you want to cure poverty, give people money, right? It’s not that simple, says Rich Barlow.

Why Has It Taken 40 Years To Build A Tennessee Nuclear Power Plant?

May 12, 2015
In this April 29, 2015 photo, cooling towers for Unit 1, right, and Unit 2, left, are shown at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, Tenn. (Mark Zaleski/AP)

Associated Press reporter Ray Henry says the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant serves as a cautionary tale for America’s nuclear power industry.

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