Marc Silver

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What, Really, Does 'Sustainable' Mean?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A version of the word sustainable appears at least 75 times in the sustainable development goals the U.N. will endorse this weekend. We asked some analysts to tell us what, exactly, it means.


Keeping Loved Ones' Holiday Recipes Alive, Long After They've Left The Table

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

NPR's Marc Silver lost his mother-in-law in 2005. But she remains a presence at family meals this Jewish holiday season, through his dogged trial-and-error attempts to re-create her favorite treats.


Killing Of Young Woman In Nepal Spotlights Travel Safety

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The death of an American teacher raises questions about the risks of heading off alone as a trekker or a volunteer. We talked with two experts about lessons to draw from the tragedy.


These Girls Complain If They Can't Go To School

Monday, September 07, 2015

In some countries, parents don't send daughters to school. The obstacle can be tuition fees of, say, $300 a year. But a coal miner's daughter has found a way to bring 1.4 million girls to class.


Director Of Taylor Swift's New Video Defends His Work

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

"Wildest Dreams" depicts a love story set in Africa, circa 1950, the director notes. It did not have a political agenda, and did have people of color in front of the camera and on the creative team.


When He Says Yoga Saved His Life, He's Not Exaggerating

Friday, August 28, 2015

A boy loses his father. A family loses its livelihood. The boy runs drugs and picks pockets so his siblings can eat. He is convinced he will die. And then ... he takes a yoga class.


Let's See What Develops In National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Too often the developing world is depicted as a place of poverty and suffering. Photos from the contest offer a different vision.


Nobel Prize Winner Thinks No One Should Ever Retire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Muhammad Yunus — honored for loaning millions to poor women — just turned 75. And he's thrilled to keep on working: "The word 'retirement' is very harmful."


New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah Tries Out Jokes About Racism, Ebola

Monday, July 27, 2015

The South African comic, who assumes the reins of the Comedy Central series on Sept. 28, did a show in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Here's a sample of his comedy stylings.


Haters Gonna Hate. Teen Girl Activists Shake It Off And Try Again

Thursday, July 16, 2015

These Girl Up leaders know that it's hard being a girl anywhere in the world — whether you're fighting to go to school or convincing boys that yes, girls can run for student council, too!


Michelle Obama Is A Rock Star For Global Teen Activists

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The first lady spoke to 200-plus girls gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Girl Up Leadership Summit. Was she inspirational? Need we even ask?


Looking At The World Through A Teenage Girl's Eyes — On Periscope

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

We'll interview a group of young female activists today at 1 p.m. ET. You can join in — listen to their comments and ask questions.


To Resurrect A Vanishing Language, Try YouTube and Indiegogo

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A community in the Amazon tries to save its disappearing language with classes for kids, a rap video, radio broadcasts and an online fundraiser.


Peruvian Sisters Can Turn A Gourd Into An $800 Objet D'Art

Friday, July 03, 2015

They can spend up to two months on a single gourd, creating scenes that tell a story. Think of it as a graphic gourd novel.


Yes, There Really Is A Town In Liberia Called 'Smell No Taste'

Thursday, July 02, 2015

It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And, like all unusual geographic names, there's a story behind it.


The U.S. Now Has A 'Girls Count' Law. But Don't Boys Count, Too?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Some 220 million children under age 5 do not have a birth certificate. A new U.S. law pledges to support efforts to register girls around the world. Should the law mention boys as well?


A Boy Won't Let A Lion Get His Goat

Saturday, June 27, 2015

An award-winning photo captures a friendly encounter between a young child and a painted feline.


Guess Which Country Has The Biggest Increase In Soda Drinking

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's Cameroon, closely trailed by Vietnam and India. Sugary fizzy drinks are making inroads in the developing world.


What We Can Learn From A Herd Of Hungry Goats

Thursday, June 18, 2015

They didn't quite break the Internet, but the video of 700 goats on their way to a snack is definitely having a moment. We wanted to hear the story behind the herd.


It's Time To Pay Attention To 'Below-The-Belt' Cancers

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

That's another way of referring to gynecological cancers, which strike more than 1 million women a year — and are on the rise in the developing world.