All Things Considered for May 28, 2012
May 28, 2012 — Indonesia, the country with the world's largest number of active volcanoes, is looking to geothermal energy as a clean and reliable source for the future. But making it economically feasible is a political hot potato.
May 28, 2012 — A federal task force's recommendations against routine blood tests for prostate cancer raises big questions about how to interpret medical evidence and what role expert panels should play in how doctors practice. But those questions aren't easy to answer.
May 28, 2012 — NPR's Bob Mondello recommends which blockbusters to see and which to avoid at the multiplex this summer — and which independent and art house gems to seek out.
May 28, 2012 — In the early days of the Cold War, the U-2 spy plane helped the U.S. collect intelligence on the Soviet Union. More than a half-century later, not only is the U-2 still in commission, but it's also successfully competing against the more expensive, remotely piloted Global Hawk.
May 28, 2012 — Headphones have become common in the workplace, allowing people to tune out their co-workers. But in many cases, those same co-workers are still communicating — online. Critics say technology is letting us hide from one another, but in one case study workers who posted on an internal company blog actually increased productivity.
May 28, 2012 — In 1886, Ottmar Mergenthaler invented a machine that could create an entire line of type at once. It was called the linotype and it revolutionized the way we communicate.
May 28, 2012 — When author Lauren Groff found herself anxious and unable to work, she needed a book to get lost in. Elizabeth and Her German Garden, with its great, hidden depths, consoled her through her darkest time. Has a book ever gotten you out of a tough moment? Tell us about it in the comments.