Robert Smith appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Olympic event was all-male until 2002. Often, the "brakemen" are plucked off a land sport, like track and field. "It's not like you get a tutorial or something, or you grow up doing bobsled," says American Aja Evans.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Olympic planners are racing to reschedule events such as the biathlon and snowboard cross because of limited visibility.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Among the highlights of the weekend at the Winter Olympics: The U.S. men's hockey team faces off with the Russians on Saturday. Ice and sparks are expected to fly.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
NPR's Planet Money team has manufactured a T-shirt. All this week we're following its journey around the globe. Today, the T-shirt makes a detour in the Pacific Ocean. Cotton from America gets shipped to a factory in Indonesia where it gets transformed into yarn.
Monday, December 02, 2013
NPR's Planet Money team is manufacturing its own T-shirt. More than 25,000 of the shirts were sold online. And then the team set out to follow the process around the globe. All this week, we'll hear the step-by-step journey of the Planet Money T-shirt. In this installment, a search for the place where the cotton was grown. Find out more about cotton and the Planet Money T-Shirt project here
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This week, we visited the factory in Indonesia where U.S. cotton was spun into yarn for the Planet Money T-shirt.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
When he was a kid, writer Chris Grabenstein loved tourist towns, so he set novels in one of his favorites — the Jersey shore. He says one of the great joys of writing is coming up with an interesting place to drop the body, like a roller coaster or a tilt-a-whirl.
Friday, July 19, 2013
A definitive answer to one of the most important questions in the history of finance.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Beige Book — a big, official report — is mostly a bunch of stories gathered by talking to businesses around the country.
Friday, June 07, 2013
For 60 years, Myanmar was officially without Coca-Cola. Now, Coke is back, and the new Myanmar bottle says a lot about the challenges of re-establishing a brand.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Coca-Cola is returning to Myanmar after 60 years. They'd been kept out of the country by international sanctions. This week they officially opened their new plant outside of Yangon.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
In Myanmar — a country that's been cut off from the world for decades — it's still a surprise when money pops out of the ATM. That may soon change.
Friday, May 24, 2013
A Stanford MBA who used to work for Google returned to Myanmar to be an Internet entrepreneur. But it's tough to start an Internet company in a country where the power goes out every day.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Like people in other countries that have gone through economic turmoil, people in Myanmar want U.S. dollars that look like they just rolled off the presses.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Instead, say it's from the "Outer Coastal Plain." (It's part of a plan to kick the state's reputation for making cheap wine.)
Monday, February 25, 2013
The key selling point is all the things it doesn't do. No Internet, no video, no music.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
For punishments to work, they need to be both swift and meaningful. The HSBC settlement may be neither.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Buyers from all over the world still come to vendors in Manhattan to buy cheap toys and tchotchkes. We find out why.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The City of New York wants to add 2,000 more taxi cabs onto its streets. That would make it easier to hail a cab, but it might make it harder to get where you're going.