When does a cold case become a failed investigation?

On the next KSUT Sunday Special, we examine how law enforcement handled the kidnapping of an 11-year-old Minnesota boy – a case that went unsolved for nearly 27 years.

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Andrew Gulliford

Stories On Stones

A seemingly ordinary hike through the canyons of southern Utah turned into an extraordinary experience for Fort Lewis history professor Andrew Gulliford.

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The National Mall has flooded with pink, as demonstrators descend on the nation's capital Saturday for the Women's March on Washington. Just one day after President Trump's inauguration, marchers from across the country have gathered in the city to protest his agenda and support for women's rights.

The event opened with a rally, to be followed by the march proper — which had a path laid out from a starting position near the U.S. Capitol to its endpoint near the Washington Monument.

As Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president, protests, demonstrations — and a few celebrations — were underway in cities around the world.

In London, demonstrators holding anti-Trump signs gathered outside the U.S. Embassy on Friday evening. Earlier in the day, huge banners saying "Build Bridges Not Walls" were hung across the city's bridges, part of a U.K. campaign that that began after Trump was elected in November.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors across the newsroom, have transcribed and fact-checked Donald Trump's inauguration speech Friday.

NPR's digital team will live blog the day’s events, including reports from across Washington D.C. and elsewhere, from NPR and member station reporters.

Stories On Stones

Jan 19, 2017
Andrew Gulliford

A seemingly ordinary hike through the canyons of southern Utah turned into an extraordinary experience for Fort Lewis history professor Andrew Gulliford.

Why America Is Growing The Most Sweet Potatoes Since WWII

Jan 19, 2017

Sweet potatoes are undergoing a modern renaissance in this country.

While they have always made special appearances on many American tables around the holidays, year-round demand for the root vegetables has grown. In 2015, farmers produced more sweet potatoes than in any year since World War II.

War Effort

"A lot of things were hard to get during World War II, and potatoes were easier to raise than some of the other vegetables," my grandmother Joyce Heise tells me.

It took years of heated debate, but the federal government has finally decided just how much living space an organic chicken should have.

It's part of a new set of rules that cover many aspects of animal welfare in the organic food industry. But the biggest impact of the rule will be felt in the organic egg industry.

About 50 Democratic lawmakers say they will not attend the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Not a great start, but according to historians Ed Ayers (@edward_l_ayers) and Joanne Freeman (@jbf1755), it could be worse.

William Onyeabor, the electro-funk musician beloved to DJs and crate diggers, died Monday following a brief illness at his home in Enugu, Nigeria. He was 70.

We've officially closed the books on 2016 (finally), and we're ready to fall in love with some new music, from the big and hopeful to the crushingly sad.


As the new Congress and President take office, we hope that you'll help keep public media strong in 2017.

Colorado Capitol Coverage

Three Takeaways From The First Week At The Colorado Statehouse

The first few days of Colorado’s 2017 legislative session provided glimpses into the next few months as legislative leaders and the governor outlined their plans and priorities. Ed Sealover with the Denver Business Journal and Peter Marcus with ColoradoPolitics.com weighed in on some of the major issues lawmakers will debate.

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