Websites and social media can garner the support of hundreds of thousands for a particular cause. They can even bring issues to light that might otherwise have been overlooked by mainstream media. Host Michel Martin speaks with Shelby Blakely of the Tea Party Patriots, and Rashad Robinson of ColorOfChange.org.
Recent advances in medicine and technology are now reshaping what it means to be deaf in America. With the new implants, children who could never hear a sound are now adults who can hear everything. That advance is having a dramatic impact on the nation's historic deaf schools as well as the lives of the deaf.
Early on, experts predicted about a million Americans would have cell phones by the turn of century. They were wrong. The actual number was more than 100 times that estimate. NPR's Wendy Kaufman explores the history of the mobile phone.
An iPhone and iPad were worth more to a Chinese teenager than his kidney, according to a report Friday from China's Xinhua news agency. Now five people in southern China face charges of illegal organ trading.
In Silicon Valley, the spotlight is often on young entrepreneurs with fresh ideas that will change the world. But for decades, two titans of the tech world thrived in the fast-paced industry: legendary Intel executives Gordon Moore and Andy Grove.
Earlier this week the American Civil Liberties Union revealed information it obtained from a FOIA request to local police departments across the country about how police track and tap cell phones, often without warrants. Also contained in the release is information that cell carriers make money by charging law enforcement for that information. Robert Siegel speaks with Andy Greenberg of Forbes who has looked into fees.
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