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Rachel Martin is taking some time off following the birth of her second child. A series of guest hosts will be heard until her return.
Lifted On Giant Inner Tubes, An Old Tree Moves In Michigan
A 250-year-old oak tree once stood in the way of the University of Michigan's new business school — until it was moved this weekend. It wasn't easy, though, and definitely not cheap.
Fresh From Appalachia: Chinese Medicinal Herbs
As alternative medical treatments gain traction in the U.S. and the demand for Chinese herbs grows, farmers in Appalachia are responding.
World Series Game 4: A Small Ball Paradise
In last night's Game 4, the San Francisco Giants pummeled the Kansas City Royals in an 11-4 victory. The win has tied the World series with two games apiece.
Celebrating One Of Music's Most Gifted Bassists
The rock bass player Jack Bruce has passed away at age 71. The Scottish musician was best known for his work with the 1960s band Cream, one of the greatest rock trios of all time.
Mayor Reflects On Washington State School Shooting
Marysville, Wash., is reeling from the recent school shooting that left two people dead. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring about the shooting and its effect on the community.
Sting's 'Last Ship' Explores His Shipyard Youth
Sting's musical, The Last Ship, revisits his childhood neighborhood in the shadow of the shipyards in Newcastle, U.K. He and director Joe Mantello tell NPR's Rachel Martin about getting it on stage.
The Merciless Battles Of Tiny, Barbarous Bees
Researcher Paul Cunningham tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the epic battle between warring honey bee colonies in Australia, which he recently studied.
Toronto Votes Monday To Replace Its Mayor
Toronto mayor Rob Ford will not seek re-election, but his brother hopes to take his seat. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Chris Selley, a columnist for the National Post, about the mayoral race.
An Ebola Success Story In Northern Liberia
The town of Foya, Liberia, was hit hard by the Ebola epidemic. But correspondent Jon Hamilton tells NPR's Rachel Martin that with education and precautionary measures, the virus has nearly been wiped out.
Is The U.S. Military Too Reliant On Contractors?
In war zones, private contractors can outnumber U.S. troops, but who controls them? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Stanford's Joseph Felter and journalist Pratap Chatterjee about current safeguards.