Noel King appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In two decades, Subaru has gone from struggling carmaker to steady success. What changed the company's fate? An ad campaign aimed at a group of consumers other automakers were ignoring.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
A century ago, people relied on nature to make basic things: toothbrushes were made of silver, combs were made of ivory, and clothes were made of cotton. In a lot of ways, life as we know it today, is possible because of plastic. We can now afford phones, computers and medical devices in part because of one chemist's discovery a century ago. But his descendants have some regrets.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Some employees are suing their employers to get better deals on their 401(k) options. It seems like a wonky version of ambulance chasing. But when employees at an investment firm that creates funds got on the trend, it became a chance to understand what makes a raw deal on a 401(k) fee.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
For decades, Tom's of Maine tried to get petroleum derivatives out of its deodorant. We examine why it took so long, and all the factors that tripped up product developers along the way.
Friday, August 26, 2016
There's a part of trade agreements that deals with how to help people in the U.S. who are harmed when jobs move abroad because of trade. It's called Trade Adjustment Assistance. Does it work?
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Former industrial cities are losing people and trying to shrink their footprint. Many people have wanted to tear down a single block in Baltimore for years. So why does it take so long for people to act?
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The city of Chicago is trying to make amends with men who were tortured into confessions by Chicago police officers. The city is doing it, in part, with payments. And that has led to a big question: How much money is enough to make up for what the torture victims lost?
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The city of Chicago has made payouts to several dozen men who were tortured into confessions by police officers decades ago. We examine what receiving the money has meant to the men.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Cities and states spend huge sums of money to entice businesses to come and "create jobs." But in today's economy, there's little guarantee businesses will stay. NPR meets some of the workers left behind when a business moves on.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Kansas and Missouri offer incentives to locate within their borders. Politicians call this job creation. But is it really creating a job if it came from a few miles away across the state border?
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
A growing number of companies are experimenting with blind hiring. It's a process that seeks to eliminate bias by hiding a job candidate's identity.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Students with tight budgets are flocking to pantries at colleges. The nonprofits take donations, usually food that's about to be thrown out. That's sparking debate over what "needy" really means.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Unrest continues to unfold in Egypt. The mayhem that's broken out on the streets away from the capital in cities like Port Said, is now spilling over into the streets of Cairo. Noel K...
Monday, December 03, 2012
A new Islamist Constitution, a Judiciary that refuses to rule on its legitimacy and a President who has made his edicts temporarily above judicial review. The situation in Egypt is convoluted and fluid. Noel King, a radio reporter based in Cairo, gives us the latest on an unstable political situation from the ground.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Less than two years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak there is growing fear this week that newly elected President Mohamed Morsi is headed towards an autocratic rule. This comes after a...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Freelance reporter Noel King reports from Egypt on the prospect of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Hostilities in the Middle East escalated over the weekend as rockets targeting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were launched by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza. Rashid Khalidi, pr...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Last month, the Egyptian high court and military generals dissolved the country’s parliament. But on Sunday, President Morsi decreed that the legislature — dominated by his fellow Isl...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
History will be made in Egypt today and the country’s political future will be determined. Egyptians are heading to the polls to elect a new president after an extraordinary 15 months...
Friday, January 27, 2012
In Egypt thousands of people have converged on Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of "Friday of Rage," a key day in the popular uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. A year ago Mubarak's security forces fired on protesters who streamed into the square, killing and wounding hundreds. The day ended with a collapse of Mubarak's much-hated security forces.