Noah Adams

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Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virginia's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.


Remembering Sgt. York, A War Hero Who Built A School

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Alvin C. York was a highly decorated veteran of World War I. After the war, he raised money to start a high school near his home in rural Tennessee. York's legacy lives on in the school's students.


A Little Chiltomate Raises The Underappreciated Turkey Thigh

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Elizabeth Wiley, chef-owner of two top Dayton, Ohio, restaurants, goes off-menu to cook beer-braised turkey thighs in her home kitchen.


As Bourbon Booms, Demand For Barrels Is Overflowing

Monday, December 29, 2014

Distillers must age bourbon in new white oak barrels that are charred inside. But the barrel supply is running low, and new, small craft distillers are having trouble getting any barrels at all.


An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Cafe Has A Big Heart

Sunday, October 26, 2014

One night a week, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza out of an empty corner cafe in Cincinnati, and diners pay what they can. The couple sees their work as God's mission in the community.


What Makes A Bike Pump Worth $450?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The classic Italian Silca pump, a favorite of bicycle racers since 1917, has been redesigned and is now made in Indianapolis. Last year Joshua Poertner bought the company from the founder's grandson.


Carroll, Iowa: Where The Childhood Paper Route Is Alive And Well

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Most newspapers today are delivered by adults in cars, not kids on bikes. But in Carroll, young people who want to make some money on a paper route are growing up in the right place.


In Mystery Series's W.Va. River Town, There's No Escape From Terror

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Writer Julia Keller, who grew up in the state, says she surprised herself when she set her novels there. But riverbanks, convenience stores and abandoned coal mines make for perfect crime scenes.


Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery

Friday, May 02, 2014

Toasting the Kentucky Derby with a shot of prized Pappy Van Winkle bourbon will cost you. Last fall, 222 bottles were stolen straight from the distillery, and the police still don't know who did it.


The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In another installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered snake effigy, created a millennium ago.


For A New View On The West Virginia Spill, Follow The Elk River

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In early January, West Virginia's Elk River was contaminated by a chemical spill near Charleston. NPR's Noah Adams returns to the Elk nearly two months later to follow the course of the river.


Finding Stories Of Life Among The Tombstones

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Woodland is a mostly-hidden, wonderfully wooded hilltop cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. The humorist Erma Bombeck is buried there, as are the famous Wright brothers, their sister and father...


In The Heat Of The Foundry, Steinway Piano 'Hearts' Are Made

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Steinway & Sons has made all of its cast-iron plates at the O.S. Kelly Foundry in Springfield, Ohio, since 1938. The plate tightly holds the steel wire strings that make the vibration...


Small Kentucky Town Makes High Tech Glass Amid Bucolic Farmland

Monday, October 21, 2013

The small farming town of Harrodsburg, Ky., is the home of Willow Glass, thin and flexible, soon to find it's way into the marketplace. It's made by Corning in the same plant that dev...


The Inspiring Force Of 'We Shall Overcome'

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It is not a marching song. It is not necessarily defiant. It is a promise: "We shall overcome someday. Deep in my heart, I do believe." It has been a civil rights song for 50 years no...


A Day With Elmore Leonard And The White Castle That Wasn't

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

NPR correspondent and former All Things Considered co-host Noah Adams recalls a day he spent with the famed crime writer in Detroit.


Elmore Leonard, The 'Dickens Of Detroit,' Dies At 87

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard published 46 novels, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. His works were adapted countless times for film and TV. Noah Adams remembers the man ...


In Paducah, Artists Create Something From Nothing

Friday, August 09, 2013

The Lowertown neighborhood of Paducah, Ky., once riddled with crime and dilapidated homes, is now a haven for artists and a thriving community life. Artists and non-artists alike have...


In Neville's Thrillers, Belfast's Violent Past Still Burns

Monday, June 17, 2013

The capital of Northern Ireland is no longer the city of snipers that it was before the Good Friday Agreement, but novelist Stuart Neville still draws inspiration from the decades of ...


In Ohio Town, Okla. Twister Conjures Echoes Of 1974 Disaster

Friday, May 31, 2013

A tornado destroyed much of the town of Xenia in April 1974. The storm killed 33 people and injured hundreds. There are few signs of the devastation in Xenia today, but many residents...