NPR's Kirk Siegler is reporting on the drought in the Far West this week. Rancher Dan Macon feeds his sheep in Auburn, Calif. The drought has forced him to cut his herd by 40 percent and to take on an "off-farm" job. But the crisis is also an opportunity for him to experiment with planting more drought-tolerant grasses so he can be better prepared for the future. (Photo by @ksiegler/NPR) #nprontheroad
We've been wowed by your response for the Cities Project assignment! @katedoo shared this discovery from Fellsmere Park in Malden, Mass. Keep submitting photos of nature reclaiming spaces in your community with the tag #nprcities and we may feature it here or on NPR.org
Marcus Bennett is 32. He joined the Marines as a teenager and served for 10 years. Like 50,000 other vets in the U.S., he's been homeless. See more of Marcus and other vets through the link in our profile. (Photo by @dpgilkey/NPR)
Vanessa Messner is 40. She's a vet and a mom. And she's been homeless. The V.A. plans to end homelessness among veterans by 2015. But how does a veteran like Messner end up homeless? Learn more through the link in our profile. (Photo by @dpgilkey/NPR)
The Washington Coliseum, where the Beatles played their first gig stateside, has seen better days. After 10 years as a transfer station for Waste Management, it's now used as a parking garage. The building's exterior shows signs of nature returning despite being in a rapidly changing D.C. neighborhood. #nprcities
The Cities Project is back with some stories about nature encroaching on our urban environment. We notice it when there's a hurricane, but it happens in small ways, too.
We want your photos and stories of nature reclaiming space in your community, in ways big or small. It could be in an empty lot gone to seed, a vacant house full of bats or a flower pushing its way up through a crack in your balcony or sidewalk. Plant or animal stories welcome. Tag your image with #nprcities – we may share your contribution on the radio and NPR.org. (Photo Credit: @jameswhuclark/NPR)
Dan Martin is 29. He's a vet. And he's been homeless. About 50,000 vets in the U.S. are homeless. We took portraits of a few -- and asked them to pick the one they liked best. Check out the link in our profile. (Photo by @dpgilkey/NPR)
The Scottish independence referendum has inspired like-minded activists around the world. On the Royal Mile in central Edinburgh, a Scottish independence supporter in a kilt poses for photographs with Sardinian activists hoping that today's vote will boost their movement to break from Italy. (Photo Credit: @arishapiro/NPR) #indyref #nprontheroad
A 10-year-old boy suspected of being sick with Ebola was found naked on the beach by residents of the West Point neighborhood of Monrovia, Liberia. They dressed him but couldn't find a clinic to take him in at first. Eventually he was was taken to JFK Hospital in Monrovia. (Photo Credit: David Gilkey/NPR) Read the full story: http://n.pr/Yzmf3p #nprontheroad #Ebola #liberia
A child from Niger is born through an emergency C-section. The child struggled to breathe but was eventually saved by great work from the hospital staff. Check out the story by NPR's Jason Beaubien, with photos by @viiphoto @ronhaviv_vii http://n.pr/V8B0rG #nprontheroad #goatsandsoda #maternalhealth
At a school for husbands in Chadakori, Niger, community leaders gather to discuss family planning topics like contraceptives and spacing out the number of children. Read the full story on NPR's new global health and development blog, Goats and Soda, at npr.org. Photo by @ronhaviv_vii
@ronhaviv_vii Sultan de Dosso at his home. Niger is a very poor country with lots of potential. Very excited to be working on an upcoming NPR story with @JasonBnpr. #NPRontheroad #africa #onassignment #photojournalism
Did you deliver the paper as a kid? Did someone take your photo? Do you happen to have it? If so, please post it to Instagram and tag it #nprpaper. All Things Considered is doing a story this week on young newspaper carriers — and wants to showcase paper carriers from around the country. (This is NPR newscaster Jamie McIntyre's father delivering the Houston Chronicle on his bike circa 1940.)
There are only a handful of family-owned children's amusement parks left in the US. This weekend, we're doing a story on one of them -- and would love to see your own childhood photos taken at local, family-owned amusement parks. Please tag them #nprkidpark and include location and the name of the park. (This is @melodykramer in 1989 at storybook land in egg harbor township, nj.) (photo taken by her dad, Neil Kramer.)
Thanks everyone for your #goatsandsoda pics! Featured here, clockwise from top left, are goats and soda from Oklahoma, Ireland, New Zealand and Nepal. Cheers to @le_cuidad, @cleanwash, @kathiemiller and @glomean. Keep tagging your global pics of soda and goats - #goatsandsoda!
This baby Mongolian goat would like to invite you all to post pictures of goats and soda from around the world in honor of @npr's new global development blog Goats & Soda. Tag your photos #goatsandsoda and we'll be posting our favorites on IG and on our blog. Also, google goats and soda to find out about our name. Can't wait to see your goats! ( photo by @johnwpoole @npr )
ASSIGNMENT! What object makes you feel manly?
As part of All Things Considered's summer series on men in America, we want to hear about the object, tool or stuff that makes you feel manly. Here’s one from David Lee, who writes for Gumship, an online men's guide to Asian lifestyle and entertainment. He picked his Adventure Time bathrobe: "I think we're at a space in time where men are openly loving My Little Ponies, embracing cartoons, still playing video games, and we're really dictating what it means to be a man," he says. "Everyone's confused whether or not they're being ironic or not, and that's so luxurious, you know?" So tag one photo #menpr and tell us the story in the caption: who you are, your object and why it makes you feel manly. Women are also welcome!
Any photos tagged in the next 10 days are eligible to featured here on Instagram or on @NPR's website. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Salima Koroma)
John 'Huck' Huckleberry rides home from Sterling Prison, outside Denver. After a life in jail, he is building a new life on the outside. Full story at npr.org. photo by @johnwpoole #prison #jail #penitentiary #lifebehindbars #aginginprison