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Beer in Belgium is such serious business. The country applied to have its beer culture recognized and protected by UNESCO. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Belgian beer connoisseur Erik Verdonck.
In 1890, George Washington Johnson became the first African-American to make commercial records. The Library of Congress is now adding Johnson's "The Laughing Song" to the National Recording Registry.
Stand on any corner in Kampala, Uganda, and you'll be swarmed by motorcycles. These are boda bodas, the country's DIY public transportation system. For $1, you can get pretty much anywhere.
The NCAA tournament is down to two unlikely but familiar finalists. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate's Mike Pesca for his take on Monday's championship game.
Rwanda is commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the genocide. Since that ...
Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.
The Wildlife Service mission is to mitigate conflict between humans and wildlife. But critics, including members of Congress, say the agency uses cruel methods and is not transparent enough.