Priska Neely

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New Superintendent To Lead Los Angeles School District

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Michelle King has largely stayed out of the spotlight-- until she became the first African-American woman to be named superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District on Jan. 11.


The Art Of The 'Clean Version'

Sunday, November 08, 2015

When songs have profanity, sex or drug references removed for broadcast, it's a process known as clean editing — and it can get complicated. Priska Neely spoke with one of the masters of the form.


#NPRreads: Senator In Prison, Pitchers Who Hit, Ice Cream, And Overwork

Friday, September 04, 2015

This week's selection of what NPR correspondents, editors and producers are reading online includes a prison story and a baseball tale.


At DARPA Challenge, Robots (Slowly) Move Toward Better Disaster Recovery

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Developers of disaster recovery robots gathered in California this weekend to compete for a $2 million prize. Some robots shone. Many got stuck, moved at a snail's pace or fell down on the course.


After Campus Suicides, Building Community With A Simple Statement

Sunday, May 10, 2015

After two of her classmates took their lives, MIT freshman Isabel "Izzy" Lloyd made wristbands to promote compassionate outreach on campus. The white bands say TMAYD, for Tell Me About Your Day.


Former Basketball Player Scores As A Filmmaker

Saturday, January 31, 2015

While Deon Taylor was playing professional basketball in Germany, he had an epiphany: he wanted to make movies. The self-taught director's latest film, Supremacy, was released this Friday.


'#Blackmendream': Showcasing A Different Side Of Black Manhood

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In Shikeith Cathey's short film, faceless strangers answer questions like "What makes you happy?" and "Do you cry?" The artist says, "These questions, as simple as they are ... they aren't discussed."

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To Boldly Go Where No 3-D Printer Has Gone Before: Yep, Space

Sunday, November 30, 2014

NASA 3-D printed an object on the International Space Station for the first time this week. It's an important step toward long missions — like to Mars — where all necessary items won't fit on board.


WATCH: The Robotic Baby Penguin That Spies For Scientists

Saturday, November 08, 2014

The emperor penguins of Antarctica are adorable. They're also pretty skittish when humans come around to collect data. Researchers at the University of Strasbourg have a solution: a penguin rover.


Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A venture capital firm is trying to target entrepreneurs before they create startups, or even have a business idea. There's no crystal ball involved — just public data and predictive analytics.


WATCH: Protesters Disrupt St. Louis Symphony With 'Requiem For Mike Brown'

Sunday, October 05, 2014

"Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all," the demonstrators sang, referring to the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer.


A Night At The Museum ... With Robots

Saturday, August 16, 2014

For five nights at London's Tate Britain museum, four robots are roving through the halls controlled by people around the world.


Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lifetime's general manager says the channel is trying to reflect "the true breadth" of America. It recently launched a reality show called BAPs — which stands for "Black American Prince or Princess."


Mark Your Calendars: In A Year, We'll Arrive At Pluto

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It takes a long time to travel 3 billion miles. On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will finally get a flyby glimpse of the dwarf planet, as part of a mission launched in 2006.


Keeping Robots In Line With The Law

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Attendees at the annual We Robot conference are peering into the future, pondering questions like, do robots have rights? What kinds of laws do we need to regulate unmanned drones?


'Mad Black Men': Yes, There Were Black People In '60s Advertising

Saturday, March 01, 2014

As a black graphic designer, Xavier Ruffin wanted to like the show Mad Men, but was disappointed with its portrayal of black people. His Web series Mad Black Men is part spoof, part dramedy.


Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A New Zealand-based aviation company has been granted permission to conduct piloted tests of the one-person flying machine. It plans to have the jet pack on the market in 2014.


To Avoid Or To Embrace? How Actors Navigate Stereotypes

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Stereotyping in films and TV is as old as Hollywood itself. For some, portraying a stereotypical character — the ditzy blonde or angry black man — is a foot in the door to the acting ...