Matt Stiles appears in the following:
Friday, April 17, 2015
The prevalence of smoking and other major cancer risk factors varies widely by state. So does the uptake for preventive screening tests.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
It's a gelatinous slab of pork, salt and starch — and in fancy packaging, it's a popular holiday gift. So how did South Korea become the world's No. 2 Spam consumer? Blame it on the war.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
What questions do you have about the new national health care law known as Obamacare? Use NPR's interactive guide to answer them.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau's new mobile app, called dwellr, aims to help Americans understand where they live — and maybe where they should live.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
We asked our audience to help us improve our national guide to accessible playgrounds, and it responded, adding or editing hundreds of locations.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The federal judge in New York City's closely watched stop-and-frisk trial issued a pointed ruling that alluded to police whistle-blowers, academic research and the Trayvon Martin case.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Almost no one knows more about the rapidly growing Texas population than the state's demographer, Lloyd Potter. He talks about the historic shift in Hispanic population — and why he's glad he isn't studying the demographics of, say, New Hampshire.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
The good news for Texas Democrats is that the state is becoming more urban. The bad news? It could be many years before urban Democratic voting margins are high enough for them to win statewide elections.
Monday, July 01, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service began using the five-digit ZIP code in 1963. In recognition of the anniversary, we've examined the list of more than 40,000 ZIP codes and highlighted a few that deserve extra attention.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that legally married same-sex couples are now entitled to the same federal benefits as married opposite-sex couples. They also weighed in on California's same-sex marriage ban. Read annotated versions of the rulings.
Monday, June 24, 2013
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision upholding a race-based admissions program at the University of Texas. Explore the ruling.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Energy production, military realignment, Hispanic immigration, student enrollment and changing retirement patterns are among the forces driving population gains in America's fastest-growing counties.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The details about the NSA's foreign surveillance programs are still not fully understood. And for many people, neither are the terms associated with some of the stories. What, exactly, is "metadata"? What does an "algorithm" do? We've tried to explain.
Monday, June 10, 2013
More Americans are using the Internet than ever before, and smartphones could be bridging the divide among race and ethnic groups.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Google teamed up with the USGS, NASA and TIME magazine to release a stunning cache of satellite images compiled over the past 28 years.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
New details from a Census survey shows just how much more diverse the American electorate is becoming, with political implications still to come.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
On Dec. 3, 2011, a company hired by Wal-Mart to inspect a factory in Bangladesh found numerous worker, safety and environmental issues that violated the retail giant's terms for suppliers.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Are you a "mega-commuter"? That's a term used by the U.S. Census Bureau to describe those who commute at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to work. And nearly 600,000 Americans do. View an interactive map to see how your commute compares.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The immense amounts of data collected by local, state and federal government agencies can be an incredibly valuable trove for enterprising journalists. It can also be a pointless slog. NPR's StateImpact project database reporting coordinator Matt Stiles and computational journalism professor at Duke Sarah Cohen explain how they find good stories in a sea of government data.