Noah Adams

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How Low Oil Prices Are Changing Career Plans At An Ohio College

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Students come from all over the world to study petroleum engineering in southern Ohio and Marietta College. In the past nearly every graduate had a good job. Not any more.


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

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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

Here's what might have sounded like a pretty shaky business plan for a neighborhood pizza cafe: "We'll only be open one day a week. Won't do any advertising. No prices on the menus. We'll serve mostly what we grow in the garden – and no pepperoni. And we'll look on ...


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.


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

Saturday, November 09, 2013

The Steinway piano company has a new owner. This fall, the investment firm Paulson & Co. — led by billionaire John Paulson — spent about $500 million and bought all of Steinway & Sons, the venerated piano maker.

The deal includes a foundry in Springfield, Ohio, where the Steinway pianos ...


The Inspiring Force Of 'We Shall Overcome'

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, All Things Considered concludes its series about the moments that defined the historic summer of 1963. Back in 1999, Noah Adams explored the history and legacy of the song "We Shall Overcome" for the NPR ...


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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Upon hearing news of the death of Elmore Leonard, NPR correspondent and former All Things Considered co-host Noah Adams recalls a day he spent with the crime writer in his hometown.

Three years ago, I rode with Elmore Leonard in the back of a rental car to see Detroit ...


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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The writer Elmore Leonard has died. He was 87 years old and had recently suffered a stroke.

For decades, Leonard — working at the very top of his profession as a crime writer — had been widely acclaimed, and universally read. He published 46 novels, which resulted in countless movie ...


In Paducah, Artists Create Something From Nothing

Friday, August 09, 2013

How do you fix a neighborhood? What do you do about crime and drugs and the once-lovely old houses that are falling down? The answer in Paducah, Ky., was to turn it into a special place for artists to live, work and sell.

Paducah, already home to the National Quilt ...


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

Monday, June 17, 2013

At 41, with long black hair, Stuart Neville looks more like the rock guitarist he used to be than the author he is now. He lives in a small town with his family — not in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the city that plays a central role in his thrillers, but ...