Friday is the second annual National Day of Listening, a project conceived by the folks at Story Corps who bring you personal stories and conversations every Friday during Morning Edition.
The idea behind the day of listening is to spend time interviewing someone you care about: a parent, a sibling or a friend, and to document the conversation with a recorder or even a pencil and piece of paper.
Story Corps founder and documentarian David Isay speaks with WAMU's Rebecca Blatt about the event and why he believes sharing personal stories is so powerful.
Nearly a century after it was founded by Walt Disney, the studio is still producing magical cartoons. NPR's Renee Montagne talks about history and the future with John Lasseter — the chief creative officer of both Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.
The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday advised companies to change the labels on their drugs to make it illegal for livestock producers to use drugs for "growth promotion" or "feed efficiency." The announcement is the latest step in a long-running effort by the FDA to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture.
How's the Louisiana senator responding to GOP efforts to tie her to the Affordable Care Act's problems? Partly with an ad that gives her outsize credit for President Obama's decision to change course and let people keep health plans next year that would otherwise be canceled under the new law.
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