Migrants and refugees like this man have been living in and around ships on an abandoned military base on the outskirts of Tripoli. Many have been there since the conflict first began in Libya, seeking refuge from harassment and violence. MSF has been providing medical assistance to this population and is calling for their protection. Read more
Photo: Libya 2011 © Ron Haviv/VII
Central African Republic: Working to Stop Premature Mortality
Caught between political instability and poverty, many people in Central African Republic (CAR) also struggle to access health care. In Carnot, the country’s third largest town, located in the southwest, health crises are frequent. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to stop the high numbers of HIV/AIDS and TB deaths.
On this week’s show we talk with Kenji Lopez-Alt from Serious Eats about how to keep your Jack-O-Lanterns fresh and dapper as the weeks roll by. Then, after a near-altercation at the Bears-Vikings game, we go to the GSP Boxing Gym to learn how to hold our own in a fist fight. Finally, to answer a question from you about care and maintenance of a handlebar mustache, we call on Whisker Wars star Alex LaRoche.
How to: keep your pumpkins looking plump, throw a punch, and grow and maintain a handlebar mustache. Plus: we lay the ground rules for the HTDE Beard Sprint Contest.
How to: talk to your congressperson, keep cool outside, drive a taxi, and run a 5k. Plus, Mike proves once again Ian shouldn’t tell him anything in confidence.
And by the way, if you try Babe Ruth’s method of staying cool in the heat, by all means send us a photo at howto (at) npr (dot) org.
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Stosqui Visits Occupy Wall Street
The most stoic of all of NYC’s squirrels visits the protest camp at Zuccotti Park near Wall Street.
But what sort of action will it inspire him to take?