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How Do You Say ...? For Some Words, There's No Easy Translation

The feeling of solitude in the woods ... the sunlight that filters through trees ... someone who tells a joke so badly that you have to laugh. In English, these things require a whole string of words. Not so in German, Japanese and Indonesian, respectively.

Heaney's Poems — Great, Dangerous, Healing — Live On

The Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney died this morning in Dublin at the age of 74. In a remembrance, poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher writes that Heaney had mastered sound and nuance, crafting poems you can taste and feel, alive and powerful, as you speak them aloud.

If Revolution Isn't Televised, Can It Be Tweeted?

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox for backtalk. This week, listeners tweet about online activism, and education.

Does The NFL's Proposed Settlement Change The Game?

The National Football League has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in a settlement over concussion-related injuries. But the league also denies any wrongdoing. So is it a victory for the players? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 74

Irish poet Seamus Heaney has died in Dublin at the age of 74. He was one of the world's best-known poets. In 1995 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Irish Poet Seamus Heaney Dies

Called by some the best Irish poet since Yeats, Heaney was 74. He was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Heaney once told NPR that poems are "stepping stones in one's own sense of oneself. ... You have to conjure the next stepping stone because the stream, we hope, keeps flowing."
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D.C.'s Attempt To Lure Filmmakers To City Gets Two Thumbs Down

A D.C. program to encourage filmmakers and TV show producers to film in the city is a bust, losing 77 cents for every dollar offered as an incentive.


Honest Tea Founders Tell Their Story Of Not-Too-Sweet Success

Back in the 1990s, Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff were tired of the super sweet iced teas available in stores. So they started their own company to cater to "more sophisticated, grown-up tastes." They chronicle their adventures and misadventures in a graphic novel called Mission In A Bottle.

Dumplings Taste Better When Filled With Memories

Just about every culture has dumplings. For the Polish, it's pierogi, and as Morning Edition editor Renita Jablonski writes, this little dumpling plays a big role for many Polish-Americans in preserving and celebrating their heritage.

Antibiotic Use On The Farm: Are We Flying Blind?

No one knows exactly how farmers use antibiotics. Many public health experts say the government should collect and publish detailed information because antibiotic-resistant bacteria are an increasingly urgent problem. But many farm groups are opposed.