4:45pm Sep 21, 2017
National National Science Environment

How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes?

Mexico has had an earthquake early-warning system for decades, and other countries that get earthquakes — Japan, Taiwan — have them, too. The U.S. does not. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, who spent years working with the U.S. Geological Survey to create a system.
4:45pm Sep 21, 2017
World News World News Environment

Buildings In Mexico Keep Falling Days After Deadly Earthquake

It's been two days since a powerful earthquake violently shook central Mexico killing at least 245 people. But buildings keep falling even as rescue efforts turn more to recovery and reconstruction.
10:29am Sep 21, 2017
Books Books Arts

In 'The Ninth Hour,' A Tonic For The Ills Of The World

Alice McDermott's new novel immerses readers in the homely details of Irish Catholic Brooklyn in the early decades of the 20th century, but also addresses bigger, universal questions of love and life.