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A few weeks ago, All Tech Considered asked the audience to send voice samples to analyze. Those samples were put through an algorithm to figure out what kind of voice would make an appealing radio host. NPR's Audie Cornish explains how this experiment turned out.
Wyoming has long been one of the whitest states in the country, but over the last few years its black population has more than doubled. African-Americans still make up a tiny percentage of the state's population, but the substantial shift is largely a result of the oil boom of the last few years. But with oil prices so low, layoffs are looming.
In Taiwan, businesses and residents have been learning to adapt to life with less water. The island country is coping with its worst drought in decades.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Kurt Piehler, director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, about the history of and decline in war memorials.
Charles Ornstein with his parents at his Bar Mitzvah. Through their voice me...
Writer Charles Ornstein's parents endure in many forms, he says. Most of those, he doesn't carry in his pocket. But the voice mails — those unscripted moments of everyday life — he does.
One of the biggest problems with left turns is that the turning driver has a green light when pedestrians have a walk light. Changes in how cars are built have also created more blind spots.