Noah Adams appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. We take a walk through Woodland for Weekend Edition Sunday's travel segment, "Wingin' It."
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 vibrations that become music. Just two men create and pour the molten mixture that cools into the cast-iron heart of a piano.
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 developed Gorilla Glass, the protective cover for Apple's iPhone, and now used by more than thirty other makers of personal devices.
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 now, heard not just in the U.S. but in North Korea, in Beirut, in Tiananmen Square, in South Africa's Soweto Township.
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.
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 whose advice to other writers was "try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip."
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 been moving to the neighborhood since 2000, when the city decided to create the Artist Relocation Program.
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 violence. In The Ghosts of Belfast, he examines the shattered life of an IRA killer in the aftermath of The Troubles.
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 still have vivid memories of the twister and its aftermath.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The apple trees are heading for full blossom in Michigan after a disastrous 2012 crop, when only 15 percent of the apples survived. But this year's harvest is expected to rebound.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Prosperity in Mount Hope, W.Va., faded along with the local coal industry. Residents are hopeful that a Boy Scout camp atop a nearby mountain, slated to open in July, will attract new residents, visitors and dollars to the town. But others are worried any new wealth will remain on the mountaintop.
Monday, March 04, 2013
The nation's last coal-fired ferry has been traversing Lake Michigan from the town of Ludington, Mich., since 1953. An EPA permit allowing the Badger to dump several tons of coal ash into the lake daily is now under review, which could mean big changes for the small town's culture and economy.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
From January into June, about 8,000 registered thoroughbred colts and fillies will be born in Kentucky. As 3-year-olds, a few may be Triple Crown contenders. NPR's Noah Adams was there as one was born.