Emily Siner

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College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vocational education is enjoying a renaissance in many U.S. schools. In Nashville, Tenn., all high-schoolers are encouraged to take three career-training classes, regardless of college plans.


Communities Around Fort Campbell Brace For Word On Budget Cuts

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This week, the Army held a town hall meeting at Fort Campbell. The sprawling Army post straddles Kentucky and Tennessee and is a major economic driver for the region.


TV's 'Nashville' A Boon For The Tennessee City

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The TV show Nashville is about the lives of fictional country music stars and aspiring stars — and its popularity is drawing visitors to the real city from around the world.


Unmasked, Cancer Survivors Face The Symbol Of Their Torture

Sunday, September 28, 2014

For some survivors of head and neck cancer, the mask each had to wear to guide beams of radiation therapy remains a potent symbol. Some destroy the mask afterward. Others see a new beginning.


Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, law enforcement officials around the country are trying to figure out how to lay the groundwork for peaceful collaborations between police and citizens.


Magazine Editor Sets Out To Join The Global Family Tree

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Esquire editor A.J. Jacobs is known for reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in order to become the world's smartest person. Now he attempts to prove he is related to everyone.


At Life's Last Threshold, Choir Brings Comfort

Sunday, August 17, 2014

At a hospice in Nashville, volunteers sing hymns and lullabies to the dying. They're part of a national organization that uses music to soothe life's final passage.


Can The Peer Economy Deliver Profits?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Postmates is among a group of app-powered services popping up around the U.S., with a simple promise: deliver food or merchandise in as little as an hour. But can they succeed where Kozmo.com didn't?


Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation's recordings before they're lost.


Tech Week: Robots, Turkish Twitter And A Frustrated Zuckerberg

Saturday, March 22, 2014

In this week's roundup, tensions between tech companies and the NSA run hot, the simmering debate over women in tech continues and Turkey bans Twitter. What's next?


So You Want To Evade Your Country's Twitter Ban? A Workaround

Friday, March 21, 2014

Governments can block sites that they deem dangerous, and for Turkey, that now includes Twitter. How does it work? And how are Turkish residents using it anyway?


The Internet Will Be Everywhere In 2025, For Better Or Worse

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A new report by the Pew Research Center predicts that the Internet will magnify our awareness of the world, eliminate privacy and become as embedded in our lives as electricity is today.


Tech Week That Was: Women In Tech, Bitcoin's Man And SXSW Begins

Saturday, March 08, 2014

NPR's Women in Tech month launched with daily Twitter conversations, Newsweek says it found the mysterious founder of Bitcoin, and 30,000 flock to Austin for South by Southwest Interactive.


Why All This Fuss Over Satoshi Nakamoto Is A Boost For Bitcoin

Friday, March 07, 2014

The media frenzy over the alleged founder of Bitcoin appeals to universal human curiosity. Mystery, intrigue, a dash of conspiracy! If that's not enough to turn Bitcoin into a household word, what is?


'Newsweek' Says It Found Bitcoin's Founder: 4 Things To Know

Thursday, March 06, 2014

For years, Reddit, tech blogs and mainstream media outlets have speculated about the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Newsweek says it finally has the answer, but many people are criticizing the story.


If You've Ignored Bitcoin Up Until Now, This One's For You

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

If the idea of a crypto-currency confuses you to the point of avoiding the topic altogether, you're missing out on some good stuff worthy of a Dan Brown novel.


What Sbarro's Woes Say About Where We Get Our Fast Food Now

Friday, February 21, 2014

The pizza chain is closing 155 stores. Sure, malls have been hit hard, but Sbarro's problems are bigger: These days, diners are more likely to opt for "fast casual" options like Chipotle.


How The Big Cable Deal Could Actually Boost Open-Internet Rules

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Comcast's proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner might strengthen provisions intended to make sure Internet providers are treating all online traffic equally by extending so-called net neutrality to millions more users. But public-interest advocates worry that the deal will hurt competition.


Weekly Un-Innovation: There's Nothing To See Here

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Forget high-tech gadgets that are supposed to make your life easier. Today, we're writing about ... Nothing. Pim de Graaff, a copywriter from Amsterdam, creates handmade black wooden blocks called Nothing to remind you that you already have enough stuff.


The Internet Flexes Political Muscle With Anti-NSA Protest

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It won't be as powerful as the strike against SOPA and PIPA in 2012, when Wikipedia blocked its site, Google blacked out its logo and millions of people joined in. But "The Day We Fight Back" on Tuesday is intended to show lawmakers that there's ongoing public pressure to reform mass surveillance laws.