Melissa Bluey

  • Give Congress iPads

    America would be better off if its elected representatives had a clue about technology. As lawmakers increasingly confront issues like online privacy, net neutrality, and broadband capacity, their legislation will shape the future of gadgets and communications that many don't even understand. How to do it? One way to start is with Apple's iPad. It's innovative, user-friendly--and has a filibuster-proof battery.

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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