There's a new museum going up in Washington, D.C., and although its doors won't open until 2015, every few months here on weekends on All Things Considered, we get an early peek at the collection that's taking shape.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will stand just a few hundred feet from the Washington Monument, making it the newest museum on the National Mall.
The Congressional stalemate continues over raising the nation's debt ceiling. James Fallows of The Atlantic has a recent blog post highlighting who he sees as the main obstacle: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA). Host Guy Raz speaks with Fallows about his post, resignations from Murdoch's media empire and California's decision that would make all Amazon purchases subject to sales tax.
<em>From Africa with Fury: Rise</em> is Seun Kuti's latest album with his father Fela's band, Egypt 80.
Credit Kelechi Amadiobi / Courtesy of the artist
When Fela Kuti died in 1997, his band, Egypt 80, fell into the hands of his 14-year old son, Seun. Now 28, Seun Kuti still tours and records with his father's old bandmates, and has just released an album with them entitled From Africa With Fury: Rise.
Seventh-graders Sophie Maloro (left) and Unity Bowling "fly" a mission to Mars, part of a summer program at the MathScience Innovation Center in Richmond, Va.
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A child born today will never see an American space shuttle blast off from the Kennedy Space Center. The end of the shuttle program worries educators who say that human space flight is a great recruiter for future scientists and engineers. Don't worry, NASA says, its education mission won't slow down when this final shuttle flight lands.
President Obama is meeting with the Dalai Lama — a fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate — and China isn't happy.
The Tibetan spiritual leader has been in Washington, D.C., for an 11-day Buddhist ritual. Thousands of expatriate Tibetans joined a 76th birthday celebration Wednesday for the Dalai Lama, who's just relinquished leadership of Tibet's government-in-exile.