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The events in Ferguson, Missouri, made people think about what kinds of conversations parents are having with their children. To find out, NPR's Michel Martin sat down with two parents.
Retailers' Black Friday ads and the whole holiday season are designed to tap into a very ancient part of our brains. What happens to our brain when we shop during the holidays?
Thanksgiving is a harvest festival — the traditional menu is all about the bounty of late fall. What does your pantry look like if you're a Yupik family living off the land in rural Alaska?
Rules for oil and gas companies drilling on federal land allow them to use some of the gas free of charge. Critics say taxpayers should get royalties for that gas and any that is vented or flared.
Solar energy is now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, a trade journal covering alternative technology.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called in more member of the National Guard on Tuesday, after some protests in Ferguson turned violent Monday. A plan for after the verdict had been in the works for months.