Noah Adams

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When Making Books Was As Much Of An Art As Writing Them

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Larkspur Press in Kentucky is two years behind schedule, with no plans to catch up. Printer Gray Zeitz sets each letter of the book by hand and then prints on a press from the early 1900s.


At 75, A World War II Legend Gets A Full Makeover

Saturday, April 22, 2017

At the Air Force museum in Dayton, technicians and volunteers are working to restore a unique piece of history. The B-17 bomber Memphis Belle is being carefully returned to its wartime appearance.


When The Students On Campus Have Kids Of Their Own

Friday, November 18, 2016

There are more than 2 million single parents enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. Some schools, like Wilson College in Pennsylvania, have figured out what it takes to help them succeed.


Musicians Descend On West Virginia For Appalachian String Band Festival

Friday, August 05, 2016

If you'd like to escape the presidential election, take your banjo or fiddle to this week's Appalachian String Band Music Festival, known as "Clifftop," in West Virginia.


From Farm To Distillery, Heirloom Corn Varieties Are Sweet Treasures

Monday, July 04, 2016

With names like Hickory King and Boone County White, heirloom corn finds new popularity. A Kentucky hilltop farmer makes it into corn chips, and a distillery has picked its first historical variety.


Museum Builds New Hangar To Show Off Former Air Force One

Sunday, June 05, 2016

The Boeing 707 that carried assassinated President John F. Kennedy's body from Dallas to Washington, D.C., is center stage in a new $40 million hangar at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.


How Low Oil Prices Are Changing Career Plans At An Ohio College

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Students come from all over the world to study petroleum engineering in southern Ohio and Marietta College. In the past nearly every graduate had a good job. Not any more.


Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virginia's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.


Remembering Sgt. York, A War Hero Who Built A School

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Alvin C. York was a highly decorated veteran of World War I. After the war, he raised money to start a high school near his home in rural Tennessee. York's legacy lives on in the school's students.


A Little Chiltomate Raises The Underappreciated Turkey Thigh

Saturday, July 04, 2015

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As Bourbon Booms, Demand For Barrels Is Overflowing

Monday, December 29, 2014

Distillers must age bourbon in new white oak barrels that are charred inside. But the barrel supply is running low, and new, small craft distillers are having trouble getting any barrels at all.


An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Cafe Has A Big Heart

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Here's what might have sounded like a pretty shaky business plan for a neighborhood pizza cafe: "We'll only be open one day a week. Won't do any advertising. No prices on the menus. We'll serve mostly what we grow in the garden – and no pepperoni. And we'll look on ...


What Makes A Bike Pump Worth $450?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The classic Italian Silca pump, a favorite of bicycle racers since 1917, has been redesigned and is now made in Indianapolis. Last year Joshua Poertner bought the company from the founder's grandson.


Carroll, Iowa: Where The Childhood Paper Route Is Alive And Well

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Most newspapers today are delivered by adults in cars, not kids on bikes. But in Carroll, young people who want to make some money on a paper route are growing up in the right place.


In Mystery Series's W.Va. River Town, There's No Escape From Terror

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Writer Julia Keller, who grew up in the state, says she surprised herself when she set her novels there. But riverbanks, convenience stores and abandoned coal mines make for perfect crime scenes.


Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery

Friday, May 02, 2014

Toasting the Kentucky Derby with a shot of prized Pappy Van Winkle bourbon will cost you. Last fall, 222 bottles were stolen straight from the distillery, and the police still don't know who did it.


The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In another installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered snake effigy, created a millennium ago.


For A New View On The West Virginia Spill, Follow The Elk River

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In early January, West Virginia's Elk River was contaminated by a chemical spill near Charleston. NPR's Noah Adams returns to the Elk nearly two months later to follow the course of the river.


In The Heat Of The Foundry, Steinway Piano 'Hearts' Are Made

Saturday, November 09, 2013

The Steinway piano company has a new owner. This fall, the investment firm Paulson & Co. — led by billionaire John Paulson — spent about $500 million and bought all of Steinway & Sons, the venerated piano maker.

The deal includes a foundry in Springfield, Ohio, where the Steinway pianos ...