Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 5:38 pm
MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:
A moment now remember how the future looked 50 years ago today.
(SOUNDBITE OF DOCUMENTARY, "FUTURAMA")
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Welcome to a journey into the future, a journey for everyone today, into the everywhere of tomorrow.
AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:
On this date in 1964, the New York World's Fair opened. It offered visions of a better future, much of it based on technology. A popular exhibit was this one: General Motors' "Futurama."
Originally published on Tue April 15, 2014 4:29 pm
After spending eight months on a Japanese space expedition, a cherry pit that's now four years old has mysteriously blossomed six years before it was due.
Even as Boston pays tribute to the victims of the marathon bombing, runners are preparing to run in the race next week. NPR is following the stories of eight of these participants, dubbed the "NPR 8."
Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 6:29 pm
Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners about the demands made on students and student-athletes in college.
Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 5:31 pm
In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his position on Ukraine. In a news conference, Putin denied that Russian troops are in Crimea but reserved the right to use force in Ukraine.