Alex Chadwick has been a nationally known reporter and on-air personality for all of NPR’s major programs including All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, and played a key role in creating and hosting several of the network’s most successful shows, including Morning Edition and Radio Expeditions. Known as one of NPR’s best writers, Chadwick has scripted award-winning television documentaries for ABC, CBS and National Geographic, winning an Emmy, a Peabody Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award.

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  The great military book is from early China, The Art of War. There is no art of soldiering. You heavy up, go for a walk, look for trouble for a few hours. Or days.  Pete Newell is a U.S. Army colonel. Soldiering doesn’t change, he says. Technology does.  “The average weight on a soldier’s…

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has delayed a final decision on requiring filters for emergency vents on the 31 U.S. nuclear reactors that are  similar in design to those at Japan’s ill-fated Fukushima Daiichi. NRC staff experts earlier concluded the vents should be outfitted with filters, even though the chance of a failure that would require…

When the giant winter storm Nemo hit New England in February, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Generating Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts, lost outside power for seven days. Diesel backups took over operating the reactors’ cooling system. (Related Quiz: “What Do You Know About Nuclear Power?“) Pilgrim has the same kind of reactors that failed at Fukushima,…