Julie Rose http://tpr.org en On The Web, Exploring The Family Tree Is Easy — But Unreliable http://tpr.org/post/web-exploring-family-tree-easy-unreliable Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Thanks to the Internet, tracking your family tree is easier than ever. But don't be too quick to trust what the Web says about your ancestors.<p>Reporter Julie Rose says as collaborative genealogy sites gain popularity, that's something to keep in mind.<p>JULIE ROSE, BYLINE: Several weeks ago, my mom came bounding out of her study yelling come on in here, I've been telling everybody. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:13:00 +0000 Julie Rose 26875 at http://tpr.org N.C. Tries To Make Amends For Forced Sterilizations http://tpr.org/post/nc-tries-make-amends-forced-sterilizations Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>In the early 1900s, more than half of the states in the U.S. passed laws allowing people to be sterilized against their will. North Carolina's eugenics program was particularly aggressive. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:12:00 +0000 Julie Rose 15513 at http://tpr.org Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats http://tpr.org/post/cold-war-bunker-network-repurposed-21st-century-threats There's an underground bunker at a radio station in Charlotte, N.C., where time has stopped. Built decades ago to provide safety and vital communications in the event of a nuclear attack, it's now a perfectly preserved relic of Cold War fear that's gained new relevance.<p>The secret bunker is part of the office lore that old-timers at WBT Radio whisper to the newbies. That's how radio host Mike Collins learned of it back in the 1980s.<p>"I remember being amazed that it would really exist," Collins says, laughing. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Julie Rose 6652 at http://tpr.org Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure http://tpr.org/post/one-airports-trash-2-million-worms-treasure Food waste is not just a problem for <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/11/27/165907972/for-restaurants-food-waste-is-seen-as-low-priority">restaurants</a> — airports also have to deal with piles of this kind of garbage.<p>At one of the nation's busiest airports, <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Airport/Pages/default.aspx">Charlotte Douglas International</a> in North Carolina, each passenger generates half a pound of garbage on average per visit. But instead of just sending all that trash to the landfill, Charlotte has taken a different approach. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:36:00 +0000 Julie Rose 3499 at http://tpr.org One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure Mug Shot Time? Wipe That Smile Off Your Face http://tpr.org/post/mug-shot-time-wipe-smile-your-face In one North Carolina county, mugging too much for a mug shot can get you locked in a cell indefinitely.<p>First off, though, why would you smile for a mug shot? Thumb through those publications like <em>The</em> <em>Slammer</em> magazine filled with nothing but mug shots and you can find entire sections of people grinning it up.<p>In<strong> </strong>Scottie Wingfield's case, she meant to get arrested at an Occupy Charlotte protest — a planned civil disobedience. Cracking a huge grin in her mug shot was a way of extending that protest. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:24:00 +0000 Julie Rose 813 at http://tpr.org Mug Shot Time? Wipe That Smile Off Your Face