Marc Silver

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How NPR covered the missionary who ran a center for malnourished kids where 105 died

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

In 2019, NPR covered the story of Renee Bach, who said she was called by God to serve the children of Uganda. Now HBO is presenting her story in the documentary series 'Savior Complex.'


Whatever happened to the runaway goats of San Francisco?

Friday, September 01, 2023

Hmm, it's still a bit of a mystery. Here's what is known about the small herd of goats who went running through the streets in March.


Are masks for the birds? We field reader queries about this new stage of the pandemic

Friday, June 16, 2023

The official emergency is over but COVID is still here. And that means ... lots of questions. We asked our readers what's on their mind and then called on experts for advice.


WHO ends global health emergency declaration for COVID-19

Friday, May 05, 2023

The World Health Organization today lifted its Public Health Emergency of International Concern for COVID-19. That declaration went into effect three years ago on Jan. 30, 2020.


We asked, you answered: What's your secret to staying optimistic in gloomy times?

Sunday, April 30, 2023

From watching the sun rise — yeah, it's a cliche but it works! — to dancing to techno music to doing good for others to just plain smiling, readers share what gives them optimism in times of trouble.


How do you take a picture of happiness? We asked photographers to surprise us

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Monday, March 20 is International Day of Happiness — as proclaimed by the United Nations. The themes this year are gratitude and kindness. We asked photographers to send us images in that vein.


Runaway goats in San Francisco were probably ... freaked out

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The video of goats dashing through the streets of San Francisco drew thousands of views on Twitter and was the subject of much joking. We asked a goat specialist to weigh in.


Why 'lost their battle' with serious illness is the wrong thing to say

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

When a dire disease strikes, it's easy to slip into war terms to describe the experience. But that sort of talk turns life into two outcomes: winning and losing. And that's not the way life works.


We asked for wishes, you answered: Send leaders into space, free electricity, dignity

Sunday, February 05, 2023

Send leaders into space for perspective, tap solar power to offer electricity for all, make "dignity" a priority — those are some of the wishes readers have for 2023.


We asked, you answered: More global buzzwords for 2023, from precariat to solastalgia

Sunday, January 22, 2023

After we published our list of terms likely to loom large in this year's vocabulary, readers submitted their own nominations. Here's a sampling.


Editors' picks: Our best global photos of 2022 range from heart-rending to hopeful

Friday, December 30, 2022

The eye of the camera told the stories of kangaroo care for human babies, Angola's intrepid female de-miners, Ukrainian refugees who find a warm — and familiar — welcome in Brazil and more.


Editors' pick: 8 great global stories from 2022 you might have missed

Friday, December 23, 2022

You'll read about a Kenyan ice sculptor, the risks to women from food insecurity, a poignant street encounter — and goats locking horns with sheep in a changing climate.


Popular COVID FAQs in 2022: Outdoor risks, boosters, 1-way masking, faint test lines

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Let's revisit some of 2022's still relevant queries. Like: Does one-way masking help? What's the risk of outdoor transmission? What's up with faint lines on tests?


Flying toilets! Sobering stats! Poo Guru's debut! Yes, it's time for World Toilet Day

Friday, November 18, 2022

November 19 is World Toilet Day, created by the U.N. in 2013. At issue: Billions of people do not have access to a safe toilet. But how do you get the world to pay attention to this forgotten problem?


We asked, you answered: What precious object is part of your family history?

Monday, November 14, 2022

Readers responded with moving stories of past journeys and crises — and keepsakes that remind them of their roots and tie them to their family. Here's a sampling of replies.


High up in the mountains, goats and sheep faced off over salt. Guess who won

Monday, October 17, 2022

It was the unmovable force versus the unstoppable object as goats and sheep locked horns over salt licks newly exposed in a warming climate in Montana. A new study reports on this cage match.


Whatever happened to the 'No Sex for Fish' women after the flood? Hint: It's 'amazing'

Sunday, September 11, 2022

That's what a charity worker said of their latest plan. The Kenyan fishmongers got their own boats to escape pressure to trade sex for fish to sell. Then floods wiped them out. Now there's new hope.


Coronavirus FAQ: I got it on a family vacay! Can my relatives stay (relatively) safe?

Friday, July 22, 2022

It's a common dilemma in this summer of surging travel and surging COVID. If one member of a vacation party comes down with the virus, what steps can be taken to reduce the risk to others?


We asked, you answered: NPR readers share how they handled COVID on vacation

Friday, July 15, 2022

Nearly 5,000 NPR readers told us how they dealt with COVID on a trip. Did they respect the CDC guidance to wait 10 days before flying? Or did they travel anyway? What lessons do they have to share?


Coronavirus FAQ: I took a trip and caught COVID. What should I do? When can I go home?

Friday, July 08, 2022

As summer travel surges, so does COVID. Experts share advice on how to prepare ahead of time in case you are infected on a vacation or visit — and what to do if you get that dreaded positive test.