Brian Naylor appears in the following:
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
AM radio was what folks used to gather around to listen to soap operas, big bands and live drama. Later, it's where baby boomers heard the Beatles. Now, it's largely the province of news and talk — and often hard to hear because of interference. The FCC is proposing some changes it hopes will make the AM band relevant again.
Monday, December 02, 2013
The online retailer Amazon made a big splash with its announcement of drone-delivered packages, even though the plan isn't fully ready for flight.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
When it comes to computer technology and the Internet, the federal government seems to have a tough time getting it right. That's the lesson not just from the recent health care website, but from years of trouble in the recent past.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
The Secret Service made some immediate changes after the president's death 50 years ago this month: Open limousines were out. And it began taking a more aggressive approach to its advance work. Over the years, the service has established counter-sniper units, assault teams and surveillance units.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
In New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie coasted to re-election as governor on Tuesday. In Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe prevailed in the governor's race, although by a smaller margin than most pre-election polls had indicated. In New York City, voters elected their first democratic mayor in 20 years, choosing Bill de Blasio in a landslide.
Friday, November 01, 2013
The FAA is allowing air travelers to use their computers, smartphones and tablets during just about the entire duration of commercial flights. Actual phone calls will still not be allowed.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Good news for air travelers who can't get enough of their electronic devices: The FAA is relaxing rules on their use aboard airliners.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, an unlikely scene unfolded as a bust of Winston Churchill was unveiled in Statuary Hall Wednesday. The entertainment: Roger Daltrey. Who? Yes, Roger Daltrey of the 1960s rock band The Who.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Two decades ago, Terry McAuliffe was a top fundraiser for President Bill Clinton. He was even finance chair for Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign. Now, the ex-president is returning the favor, campaigning with McAuliffe as he runs for governor of Virginia. The two are on a bus tour of some of the state's most conservative regions.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is rejecting calls for her resignation, saying, "I don't work for" those calling the loudest for her to step down. And the government official who has become the face of the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website says she has promised the president she'll get things straightened out.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Friday is Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's last day on the job. She is leaving Washington, and will become president of the University of California system at the end of the month.
Monday, September 02, 2013
A survey of international travelers found that no U.S. airports rank near the top of the list. The best the U.S. could do was Cincinnati's ranking at No. 30. So what makes a good airport, anyway?
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
President Obama joined thousands at the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Monday, August 26, 2013
The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement. And the city those protesters marched on 50 years ago was very different from the Washington of today.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
One aim of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington was to get Congress to pass civil rights legislation. President John F. Kennedy had proposed a wide-ranging measure earlier that summer. But he faced unrelenting opposition from lawmakers, many in his own party.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing the ultimate in automotive sophistication: the driverless car. When NPR's Brian Naylor went there to check it out, he thought he'd be going for a spin on a test track. Instead, the car drove itself through suburbia.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service lost some $16 billion last year and continues to bleed red ink. Congress has been unable to agree on a plan to turn things around. The latest proposal would allow the post office to end Saturday delivery in a year and enable it to ship wine and beer.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, who famously filibustered a state abortion bill, spoke at the National Press Club on Monday about politics and her plans.
Friday, August 02, 2013
President Obama has nominated John Koskinen as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. While the president calls him "an expert at turning around institutions in need of reform," Koskinen will likely face tough questions from Republicans during his upcoming confirmation hearings.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Fifteen top posts at the Department of Homeland Security, including retiring Secretary Janet Napolitano's position, are now vacant or soon will be. Many are being filled on a temporary basis, and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want the Obama administration to get busy filling those jobs, too.