Melissa Block appears in the following:
Friday, August 15, 2014
Fifty years ago Sunday, the final stretch of the Washington Beltway was completed. In the years since, the road has become a symbol larger than its lanes.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Move over, parenting books: Apps are one of the newest ways that dads can learn how to be dads. Dave Burton, creator of the app Quick Tips for New Dads, explains.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about a ride along on a newspaper route and a heartfelt reassurance from an IT professional.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Linguist Mark Liberman, who works at the University of Pennsylvania, says the use of "um" or "uh" can provide signs about the speaker's gender, language skills and life experience.
Friday, August 08, 2014
College athletes scored a victory in court. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The White House is considering several military options to address an emergency humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq. The administration may approve either air strikes or airdrops of food and medicine to help tens of thousands of refugees stranded on a mountaintop.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
President Obama delivered remarks to conclude a summit that invited leaders from Africa to meet with U.S. businesses. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's last day.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Federal prosecutors have formally charged the owner of an anti-aging clinic with distributing illegal steroids. Anthony Bosch surrendered to federal agents, and he has been cooperating with investigations. Last year, Major League Baseball suspended a dozen players, including Alex Rodriguez, with ties to Bosch and his clinic.
Monday, August 04, 2014
In an exploration of men's roles and masculinity in America, All Things Considered asked listeners to 'fess up about the movies that make men cry. Here's what they had to say.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Melissa Block talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about the final two matches in the World Cup: Brazil against the Netherlands in a fight for third place, and Argentina against Germany in the final.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the influx of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing about the request.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem, Ore., only one man is needed to put him back together again: theme park owner and sculptor of Humpty himself, artist Roger Tofte.
Monday, June 30, 2014
In its first match of the knockout round, the U.S. soccer team plays Belgium on Tuesday. NPR's Tom Goldman previews the game, explaining what to expect from the matchup.
Friday, June 27, 2014
In a recent piece on the World Cup, Phil Stark was incorrectly identified as a "wannabe comedian." It turns out that he is actually a professional comedian — and he has a joke to prove it.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Morning Edition host David Greene speaks about a man named Isbel Diaz Torres, a new kind of Cuban activist. Greene says Torres' interests extend Cuba's socialist revolution, rather than oppose it.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Medicine is making use of 3-D printing more and more. Researchers are creating three-dimensional models of body parts to help plan surgeries; they're even creating replacement body parts from plastic and human cells. This has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to set up a 3-D printing lab of its own, to evaluate the flood new medical devices using the technology.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Melissa Block and Robert Siegel correct an omission in an earlier piece, which failed to acknowledge source audio in an obituary for Mad magazine editor Al Feldstein.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Deborah Amos, author of Eclipse of the Sunnis, talks about the extremist vision for establishing a new Sunni caliphate, as well as what it might look like if a group like ISIS managed to do so.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Melissa Block makes a few corrections to stories that aired recently, including one about past World Cup matches, and reads a listener's letter about "Doc" Emrick.
Friday, May 30, 2014
For the first time since 1962, there are co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Teens Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar tied when the pair exhausted the official list of words.