The uprising in Syria is hardly the peaceful protest movement it was when it first started, nearly two years ago. But still, Syrian activists bent on building a democratic society are doing their part to keep the dream alive, even though many of them are now in exile. (This story initially aired on Jan. 8, 2013 on All Things Considered.)
This weekend you can get funky on U Street with live music, a street festival and a parade, as tomorrow marks the second Funk Parade.
Funk Parade organizers couldn't get a permit to march down U Street last year, but the crowd veered off V Street anyway to where co-founder Justin Rood always...
Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
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