In the Heat of the Moment: How Intense Emotions Transform Us

In a fit of anger or in the grip of fear, many of us make decisions that we never would have anticipated. This week, we look at situations that make us strangers to ourselves — and why it’s so difficult…

How I Built This: Stonyfield Yogurt with Gary Hirshberg

In 1983, two hippie farmers decided to sell homemade organic yogurt to help raise money for their educational farm in New Hampshire. As the enterprise grew into a business, it faced one near-death experience after another, but it never quite…

‘How I Built This’: Whole Foods and John Mackey

In 1978, college dropout John Mackey scraped together $45,000 to open his first health food store, “Safer Way.” A few years later he co-founded Whole Foods Market — and launched an organic food revolution that helped change the way Americans…

Margo Price: Tiny Desk Concert

November 28, 2016 — When I greeted Margo Price in the NPR garage before her Tiny Desk performance, tears were streaming down her face. It was Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, the day after the 2016 election. For her — as…

They Are the Body Collectors: A Perilous Job in the Time of Ebola

On a recent morning, the body collectors pull up to their first stop: a dirt lot at the edge a steep hill overlooking a river. They’ve come to collect the corpse of Rachel Wleh.The men change out of jeans and…

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