Alan Greenblatt

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Decrying Hair Rule, South African Students Demand To Be 'Naturally Who We Are'

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Pretoria High School for Girls has long banned certain hairstyles so that students would have a "neat" appearance. Now black students are pushing back.


When Beef Is Off Limits, Beaver And Muskrat Make It To Lenten Menu

Friday, February 26, 2016

It doesn't taste like chicken and it's definitely not a fish, but some people in St. Louis are eating beaver for Lent.

Many Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays in observance of Lent, the season of penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The church has made exceptions — at ...


Dinner With A Side Of I Do's: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

Saturday, February 13, 2016

If you work in a restaurant, marriage proposals are good for business. Happy couples lift the mood in the entire dining room and often turn into lifelong customers. That once-in-a-lifetime experience for them is pretty routine for restaurateurs.

High-end restaurants with nice decor can count on someone popping the question ...


Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

Friday, February 20, 2015

The humorist Bill Bryson once wrote that "the purpose of the modern American suburb is to make sure that no citizen is ever more than 500 yards from a food product featuring melted cheese."

That's an exaggeration, but health officials have long worried that our environment of plentiful, cheap ...


Customers Can Keep The Tip — Which Might Please Restaurant Workers

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Imagine there's no tipping. By getting rid of gratuities, a few restaurants believe they'll make life easier for customers, while providing a more stable income to servers.

"It eliminates the pressure on the guest to worry about paying our staff," says Brian Oliveira, chef at Girard, a French-style restaurant opening ...


Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

Thursday, August 07, 2014

All the things customers do on phones — texting, tweeting, taking pictures, fussing with Wi-Fi passwords — slows down the process of being seated, ordering and paying the bill. And it's annoying.


Latin Roots: 'Uncommon Common Ground'

Thursday, August 07, 2014

World Cafe's Latin Roots series continues with an unusual segment from Catalina Maria Johnson, who explores what she calls "uncommon common ground" — specifically, bands that consciously create hybrids from outside the boundaries of common Latin genres.

The new and exciting examples discussed here include the unexpected combination of Mexican ...


Obama: 'I Have No Green Light' To Act Without Congress

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

In a news conference Wednesday that was largely about international relations and trade, President Obama also addressed the limits of his own authority at home.

"I never have a green light," Obama said. "I'm bound by the Constitution; I'm bound by the separation of powers."

The question of whether Obama ...


Donald Trump Sues To Remove His Name From Atlantic City Casinos

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Donald Trump once promoted Atlantic City's casino and entertainment business. He no longer wants his name associated with it.

The real estate baron has sued to have his name taken off two casinos, the Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal.

"I want it off both of them," Trump


Walgreens Drops Plan To Move Headquarters — And Profits — Overseas

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Walgreens Co. will complete its merger with Alliance Boots, a British pharmacy, but it will not move its headquarters overseas to reduce its U.S. tax bill.

Walgreens will pay $15 billion, including $5 billion in cash, to purchase the remaining 55 percent of Alliance Boots. The two companies began merging ...


51 People Killed By Car Bombs In Baghdad Markets

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A trio of car bombs in Baghdad killed at least 51 people on Wednesday, according to Iraqi police.

The attacks were launched in crowded markets in predominantly Shiite areas of the city, Reuters reports.

A pair of bombs exploded nearly simultaneously Wednesday evening in Sadr City. Later, another explosive-laden car ...


Dutch Call Off Search For Additional Remains In Ukraine

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called off the search for additional remains at the site of the downed airliner in Ukraine.

At a news conference in The Hague on Wednesday, Rutte said the search has become too dangerous.

As we reported yesterday, Russia has stationed more than ...


Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

Monday, August 04, 2014

Chris McDaniel, who lost his bid to unseat Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran in the GOP primary, is taking his case to the state party.

McDaniel announced at a news conference Monday that he has found enough evidence of improper or questionable votes that the party should void the results of ...


72-Hour Cease-Fire Takes Effect In Gaza

Monday, August 04, 2014

Updated: 1:05 a.m. ET Tuesday:

The three-day truce that Israelis and Hamas have agreed to has gone into effect. Previous attempts to end the month-long fighting failed.

Original Post:

Israel has accepted a 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt. It will take effect Tuesday morning local time.

Israeli officials "stressed that ...


Justice Department Finds Excessive Use Of Force At New York Prison

Monday, August 04, 2014

Adolescent inmates are subject to "excessive and unnecessary force by correction officers" at New York's Rikers Island, the Justice Department has found in a civil rights investigation.

"The extremely high rates of violence and excessive use of solitary confinement for adolescent males uncovered by this investigation are inappropriate and unacceptable," ...


Tennessee Denies Public Assistance To Drug Users

Monday, August 04, 2014

Welfare recipients in Tennessee now have to declare any prior drug history when they apply for public assistance.

The vast majority of applicants said they were not drug users, but those who skipped the question were denied assistance, Bobby Allyn of member station WPLN reports for our Newscast unit.

Supporters ...


James Brady, Gun Control Campaigner And Presidential Spokesman, Dies

Monday, August 04, 2014

James Brady, a former White House press secretary and gun control advocate, died Monday, his family announced. He was 73.

Brady served as spokesman for President Ronald Reagan. He was struck in the head by a bullet intended for the president during an assassination attempt in 1981.

Asked by NPR's ...


Rock 'N' Roll Pioneer's Remains Removed From Rock Hall Of Fame

Monday, August 04, 2014

The man who may have coined the term "rock 'n' roll" is being moved out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

The ashes of Alan Freed are leaving the Rock Hall in Cleveland on Monday. They had been on display since 2002 but were removed from ...


A Debate Over Standards And Implementation ... In The Lunchroom

Saturday, August 02, 2014

You can lead students to kale, but you can't make them eat.

That's what they've found at C.W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville, N.Y. After the school implemented new federal nutrition standards, which call for less salt, sugar and fat and more healthy options and were rolled out starting last ...


With Final Broadcast, 'Tell Me More' Bids Farewell

Friday, August 01, 2014

After seven years, NPR's Tell Me More is going off the air on Friday.

The show has focused on issues of particular — though by no means exclusive — concern to African-Americans and other people of color. Host Michel Martin made it a point to interview not just newsmakers ...