Eric on The Road

Journeys into the offbeat, off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten - by Eric Model

Friday, August 12, 2011

Book Closes On U.S. House's Storied Page Program (NPR)

From NPR's Morning Edition:

by Selena Simmons-Duffin

The first official pages served in the 1820s, but now emails or tweets can serve the same purpose.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

After Years Of Research, Confederate Daughter Arises (NPR)

From NPR News:

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. It's of particular importance to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, an organization for female descendants of Confederate soldiers.

The group includes 23 elderly women who are the last living daughters of those who served. One of them is black.

Urban Rangers Quest For The Natural L.A.

From NPR News:

The Los Angeles Urban Rangers are an art collective set on teaching Angelenos how to view nature in their everyday surroundings. Guest host John Ydstie travels with the Rangers on their newest expedition: to explore the L.A. River, a neglected natural resource.

Monday, August 01, 2011

See Canada from sea to sea (National Post)

From The National Post:

About the benefits of an auto trip in Canada.