All Things Considered http://wwno.org en Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches http://wwno.org/post/president-obamas-favorite-county-least-when-it-comes-giving-speeches Residents of Prince George's County, Md., might just get sick of hearing "Hail to the Chief." President Obama has visited this county to deliver policy addresses more than any other in his second term.<p>"Hello Maryland. It's good to see you," the president said enthusiastically in January at a Costco in Lanham, Md. "I love to get outside of the Beltway, even if it is just a few hundred feet away."<p>For many years, presidents have traveled to Prince George's County because it is the location of Joint Base Andrews, the home base of Air Force One. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 58781 at http://wwno.org The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium http://wwno.org/post/ohio-snake-art-thats-been-mid-slither-millennium In new installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered effigy of a snake, created a thousand years ago. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Noah Adams 58782 at http://wwno.org Consider The Can: An Unlikely Twist On A Louisiana Dish http://wwno.org/post/consider-can-unlikely-twist-louisiana-dish If you're under 10 years old, the ingredients to an Easter meal are probably self-evident: chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and Peeps. If you're older, the usual suspects may (or may not) be less sweet, but they're likely no less traditional.<p>Poppy Tooker, host of New Orleans Public Radio's <em>Louisiana Eats,</em> is no stranger to dinner table traditions — even if her favorite was a year-round affair. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:41:21 +0000 NPR Staff 58779 at http://wwno.org When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job http://wwno.org/post/when-being-pregnant-also-means-being-out-job The workplace has become a more understanding place for pregnant women or new moms these days. Many companies now have lactation rooms and offer more liberal maternity and paternity leave policies than in years past.<p>But for some women, pregnancy can still be a career liability.<p>Heather Myers was fresh out of high school and working at a Wal-Mart in Salina, Kan., in 2006 when she found out she was pregnant. She kept a water bottle with her on the sales floor, as her doctor recommended. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 58764 at http://wwno.org A Story Of Torture And Forgiveness That Spans A Half-Century http://wwno.org/post/story-torture-and-forgiveness-spans-half-century Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>In 1995, two men whose paths had crossed more than half a century before, met in Thailand: one a Scotsman, the other Japanese. In 1942, the Scotsman, Eric Lomax, had been a prisoner of war and a victim of torture. Takashi Nagase was a Japanese soldier and an English language interpreter for the men who tortured Lomax. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:44:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58772 at http://wwno.org Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro http://wwno.org/post/harmony-loving-sisters-keep-it-retro <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdPYwsbuASc</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 editor 58773 at http://wwno.org Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety http://wwno.org/post/rescuers-deliver-most-not-all-nigerian-schoolgirls-safety Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In Nigeria, all but eight girls kidnapped from a boarding school earlier this week have been rescued, according to the Nigerian military. As many as 100 girls have been missing after heavily-armed militants from the Islamist group known as Boko Haram raided their dorm. Boko Haram, whose name in the local Hausa language translates roughly as Western education is sinful, has been waging a campaign of violence in northern Nigeria. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:14:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 58690 at http://wwno.org Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Put Faith In Unorthodox Dating Service http://wwno.org/post/israels-ultra-orthodox-put-faith-unorthodox-dating-service Yael Mizrachi, a 33-year-old Israeli woman, has been to many matchmakers.<p>"Too many," she says, rolling her wide dark eyes and tossing her shoulder-length hair.<p>Matchmakers are the traditional way to find a mate in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community to which Mizrachi belongs. But she is not entirely traditional.<p>"I identify myself as a modern ultra-Orthodox," Mizrachi says.<p>Mizrachi is part of a growing number of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel who are seeking job skills, getting higher education or joining the military. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Emily Harris 58691 at http://wwno.org Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude' http://wwno.org/post/book-review-kinder-solitude Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Author Yiyun Li's latest novel begins with a death. Three friends are linked to the victim and the clues begin to pile up. But this isn't your typical whodunit. There's no famous detective helpfully vacationing nearby, no friendly sidekick or devious villain. Even the crime of poisoning occurred in the distant past.<p>Instead, the novel explores what happens when bad memories are buried for a lifetime. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:00:00 +0000 editor 58693 at http://wwno.org Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights http://wwno.org/post/justices-peacemaker-unit-focuses-transgender-rights A groundbreaking survey reports that <a href="http://transequality.org/PDFs/Executive_Summary.pdf" target="_blank">nearly 2 out of 3 transgender people</a> say they've been victims of physical assault. Most of those crimes are never reported to police. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 58684 at http://wwno.org