Ty Kocher walks me up the hilly backyard behind his home in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. The lush, sloping lot is the reason he bought the fixer-upper -– it had a terrace for a vegetable garden and nooks and crannies for the kids to discover. But first he had to deal with decades of debris.
“Years ago, about six years ago, I was digging out a bunch of broken bottles and bricks and some old metal toys from the ‘50s and so we just planted into the hill and recently I put rain barrels in the spot, thinking I was doing all the right things.”
When public-policy makers talk about a state's population, they generally mean the number of human beings living in that state — as counted or estimated by the U.S.
Lassa fever can cause internal bleeding. Other symptoms include respiratory distress, vomiting, facial swelling, and back and abdominal pain. Dr.
And perhaps no one did more to reveal the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895.
Back then, it was a medicinal concoction blended with herbs, seeds and forest leaves in the mountains of southwest China. Gradually, as manners of processing and drinking tea were refined, it became imbued with artistic, religious, and cultural notes. Under the Tang Dynasty (AD 618–907), the apogee of ancient Chinese prosperity, the drink involved ritual, etiquette and specific utensils.
It's called Forest Monday.
Eliza Minnucci got the idea after watching a documentary about a forest school in Switzerland where kids spend all day, every day, out in the woods.
"I would do that in a heartbeat," she thought to herself. Then reality hit. "We're in a public school in America.
This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president on Day 1, and the policy options that might be available to him or her.
One big question they face: Do you have a criminal record?
The question appears on the Common Application — the website that prospective students use to apply to more than 500 schools across the U.S. and abroad.
Most students don't even think about it.
It's Monday, and the first day of training for a new restaurant opening this month in Kenya. Diners will be served in the dark. They'll have to find their food with their forks and eat it in a pitch black room.
And the waiters are blind.
Welcome to Dinner in the Dark, a franchise founded in Paris in 2004.
For seven years, Michael Hall has been guiding tourists to the top of Seattle's Space Needle and back. It's a unique vantage point from which to watch the ups and downs of Americans' paychecks.
At first, the 30-year-old elevator operator shared in the success of the popular attraction.
Mark died Monday, a representative said Tuesday. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that she died in New York.
Mark's work appeared in Life, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair.
The decision blocks a executive action the White House issued late last year and leaves in place a hold that was issued in February by District Judge Andrew Hanen in South Texas.
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Now, we've got the results.
Actor Wilbur Fitzgerald rated highly (surprise, surprise):
But most of you who responded are not actors.
The most important stop on Rodríguez's schedule was lunch in Wynwood, Miami's high-tech district, with Mel Valenzuela, who owns the online swimwear store Pretty Beachy.
As Valenzuela showed Rodríguez how to do business online, his awestruck expression seemed to evoke José Arcadio Buendía in One Hundred Years of Solitude, who when he first touches ice declares it "the great invention of our time."
"My eyes light up," said Rodríguez, "when I see
Ruby Bishop has played piano around the world. She's befriended some of the jazz world's greatest names -- including Louis Armstrong.
At 95, she's still playing Sunday nights at Vito's, on Seattle's First Hill.
In this story from the "Comfort Zone" episode of KPLU's Sound Effect, she talks about the piano, her life, her career, and feeling comfortable behind 88 keys.
And here's a video of her playing at Vito's, from The Seattle Times:
In an interview with Reuters, the company's new CEO, Christoph Mueller, said he plans to run the restructured airline like a "startup." The news service reports:
" 'I'm hired to run the new company entirely on commercial terms and there's very