A recent Washington Post article details a 2011 incident in which an attacker fired on--and hit--the President’s private residence. It took four days for the Secret Service to realize what had happened. We explore the implications for a security branch under fire.
Amid calls for greater diversity in books for young readers, graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang says authors and illustrators of all backgrounds must overcome the fear of creating characters with stories that don't mirror their own. We talk with Yang about the rising popularity of graphic novels, their role in education and how authors find the courage to create diverse characters.
Americans were shocked by news of the first documented case of Ebola in the United States yesterday. But for communities with families in West Africa, the ongoing story has been intensely local for months. We speak with leaders from the African Immigrant Caucus, including a Liberian-American pastor whose church has been directly impacted by the disease.
From seasonal considerations and economics to artistic boredom and even all-out-failure, there are many reasons why chefs retouch, revamp or remove dishes from menus. Kojo explores what goes on behind the scenes when restaurants make big changes to the menu.
The director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoo shares the latest annual count of birds that are thriving and those in decline, and examines humans' role in both degrading and conserving bird habitats.
More than a billion people worldwide have inadequate access to food. And a new report indicates a disturbing uptick in hunger within the U.S. We explore the challenge of combating hunger from a local and global perspective.