Sam H. Sanders

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Bus Accident Leaves 10 Dead On Trip To College

Friday, April 11, 2014

Federal and state authorities are investigating a deadly bus crash in California. A bus full of prospective students headed to Humbolt State University was hit by a truck that veered across the freeway median.


U.S. Olympic Officials: It Wasn't Suits That Hurt Speed Skaters

Saturday, February 22, 2014

U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun praised U.S. athletes for their performance at Sochi and said that the problem with US Speedskating wasn't the Under Armour suits.


Women Are Front And Center In Today's Olympic Events

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In the hockey gold medal match, the U.S. women are looking to avenge their 2010 loss to Canada. Meanwhile, South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim will try to hold on to her lead after the short program.


Soaking Sochi In Red And White, Canada Aims To Repeat 2010 Wins

Saturday, February 15, 2014

At the Vancouver games, Canada won the most gold medals. Now fans are cheering on their teams in Russia: A moving, yelling, living, breathing mass of Canadian pride.


Sochi Games 'Better Than Expected'; Swiss Wins Super Combined

Friday, February 14, 2014

The IOC says it's pleased with how the games have turned out so far. Meanwhile, Sandro Viletta of Switzerland took gold Friday in men's super-combined slalom, a sport American Ted Ligety had been expected to dominate.


'Stomping' And 'Shredding The Gnar' — A Brief Slopestyle Glossary

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The language of slopestyle can be a little confusing. Gold medal winner Joss Christensen of Utah sat down with us to break down some of the terms.


Shaun White Goes For 'Three-Peat'; India's Team Gets Its Flag

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday's highlights include the snowboarder's bid to become the first American man to earn gold medals at three straight Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, the three members of Team India can now officially compete for their nation. A dispute over that nation's organizing committee has been settled.


Olympic Guests Find Comfort Zones In First Day Of Games

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The day after the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, in the heart of the Olympic Park, visitors were upbeat. And all the controversies of previous days — stray dogs and unfinished digs — seemed to fall away.


In Sochi, An Olympic Artist Sees The 'Possible'

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Artist Marc Ahr has been drawing the Olympics for 22 years. For him, it doesn't matter what the press narrative is, how the countries are preparing, or even who wins or loses. Asked about negative news surrounding Sochi, he says that here, "everything is impossible, but everything is possible."


New Law Puts Gloves On California Bartenders

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A new food safety law in California bans culinary workers from touching uncooked food with their bare hands. That means bartenders can no longer drop ice cubes or add garnishes without gloves on, and that's got some unhappy.


Sibling Snowboarders Hope To Reach Olympics At The Same Time

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Brother and sister Taylor and Arielle Gold have both had amazing seasons. Arielle is vying for a spot on the U.S. snowboarding team; Taylor has already made it. All this is new to them.


No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever

Sunday, January 05, 2014

While the East Coast is digging out from a major winter storm, California is praying for rain. The state just finished one of the driest years on record, and that has water managers, farmers and others worried.


Hot Sauce Maker In A Jam

Saturday, December 14, 2013

For the second time in a year, the factory that makes and bottles spicy Sriracha sauce is in trouble. First, the company's Southern California plants faced a shutdown after neighbors complained about a strong odor. Now, the California Department of Public Health has placed a 30-day hold on all bottles of Sriracha produced over health concerns. Fans worry it may cause a Srirachapocolypse.


In California, A High School That Cheers A-R-A-B-S

Monday, November 11, 2013

For decades, Coachella Valley High's mascot has been the Arab, a menacing-looking man with a hooked nose and a head wrap. School pep teams even lead belly dances during halftime shows. But last week, the mascot became national news when the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee took issue with the depiction.


Of Hoodies And Lost Time

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial, an NPR producer reflects on the time and energy he has lost trying to avoid being seen as a threatening black man.


Moscato Finds A Younger, Hipper — And Browner — Audience

Thursday, June 27, 2013

This sweet sparkling wine has been a hit with people of color ever since it started being name-checked in rap songs. The popularity has winemakers eager to reach this new group of customers


Apple-1 Computer Fetches $671,000 At Auction

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Electrical engineer Fred Hatfield was one of the first to purchase an Apple-1 in 1976, one of Apple's first computers. His relationship with that computer was an interesting one, and involves one bold interaction with Steve Jobs himself.


Modern Dating Is A Group Sport For The Hashtag Generation

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The online dating website Grouper helps single people find love with six-person blind dates. Why? "For a generation of people who grew up with participation trophies, rejection is a hard thing," says CEO Michael Waxman.


What You Didn't See At The Academy Awards

Monday, February 25, 2013

NPR's Sam Sanders and Mandalit del Barco were backstage in the press room during the Oscars. Here's a roundup of what they saw that you didn't see, in senior superlative form.