Hearken Story Roundup

Every week, our partner newsrooms use the Hearken framework to publish great stories that were initiated by audience questions. Check back for updates every other Monday for a glimpse at what matters to audiences around the country and the world!

August 29-September 11

WBEZ’s Curious City: Some Park Drinking Fountains Were Unsafe This Summer by Monica Eng

MONICA ENG | WBEZ

KQED: Your Questions About the Weekend Protests, Answered by Staff

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Your gas pump queries as Harvey gouging complaints near 3,000 by Bridget Grumet

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: What assistance is available to those affected by Harvey?

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Can Texas lawmakers tap the Rainy Day Fund to help with Harvey relief?

ABC Adelaide: Getting to the bottom of the pint: the bitter problem of Adelaide’s beer glasses

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Ice Cream Cocktails, Milwaukee-Style

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Canberra flies a lot of flags — where are they kept and who looks after them? by Sonya Gee

WBEZ’s Curious City: Baring It All: Why Boys Swam Naked In Chicago High Schools by Monica Eng

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: The flamey history of Hudson House by Tom Vogt

VPR’s Brave Little State: How Has The Geology Of Vermont Affected Its Character? by Angela Evancie and Henry Epp

NHPR’s Only in NH: You Asked, We Answered: Can You Get Away with Murder in N.H.’s Unincorporated Towns? by Hannah McCarthy

NHPR’s Only in NH: You Asked, We Answered: Why Are So Many N.H. Towns Split Up Into Villages? by Molly Donahue

KPCC’s #SoCalSoCurious: Which cities in LA County have the fewest native-born Californians? by Lori Galarreta and A Martinez

KALW’s Hey Area: Was there ever an exotic zoo in Glen Canyon? by Jesse Rhodes

Michigan Radio’s MICurious: Why are so many of Michigan’s vineyards located on the coast? by Stateside Staff

Bruzz’s Big City: Where does the name Heizel come from? by Jean-Marie Binst and Luana Difficile

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: Combining Two Towns: WYSO Curious Investigates How Fairborn Got Its Name by Johnathan Platt

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Are Seattle drivers really so terrible? by Amy Rolph

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How did the town centre of Woden come to be named after a Norse god? by Dharshini Sundran and Sonya Gee

WBEZ’s Curious City: Seeing Red: What’s Up With That Stoplight On North Lake Shore Drive? by Monica Eng

WBEZ’s Curious City: Chicago’s forgotten Civil War prison camp by Meribah Knight

KCRW’s Curious Coast: Why are the Channel Islands getting so popular? by Ted Mills

NHPR’s Only in NH: Why Is N.H.’s Branding Still Focused on the Old Man of the Mountain? by Taylor Quimby

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: So How Much Rain Does Nashville Get In A Year? by Blake Farmer

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: Why Do Gas Prices Fluctuate So Much? WYSO Curious Investigates by Liam Niemeyer

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Why you don’t see fireflies in the Northwest by Matt Martin and Bill Radke

Boise State Public Radio: Guns Galore: 20 Firearms Found At Boise Airport So Far This Year by Matt Guilhem

Bruzz’s Big City: Why was the airport built so close to the city? by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

2ser’s Seeking Sydney: Where can I go to learn Aboriginal language, why is there no promotion or culture surrounding this? by Monica Samayoa

KQED’s Bay Curious: Parking After the Street Sweeper Passes: Legal or Not? by Penny Nelson

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Why Don’t They Add a Lane to Busy Glen Annie/Storke Road Highway 101 Exit in Goleta? by Shomik Mukherjee

BBC Persia: How much money goes to the world’s military institutions?

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Does The Governor’s Pardon Power Undermine The Judicial System? by Keri Brown

NHPR’s Civics 101: Episode 52: State of Emergency

WAMU’s Trump Effect: No, Washingtonians — There Aren’t More Helicopters Flying Since Trump Became President by Patrick Fort

August 15-August 28

Laura Ellis | wfpl.org. Laura Ellis, working behind the scenes at the Kentucky State Fair.

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Fairly Curious: A State Fair With Local Flair?Laura Ellis

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Fairly Curious: The @kystatefair Twitter Takeover! by Laura Ellis

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Fairly Curious: Does Anyone Exercise At The State Fair? by Laura Ellis

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Fairly Curious: What Happens When There’s Severe Weather At The Fair? by Laura Ellis

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Fairly Curious: Why Don’t The Flying Wallendas Use A Safety Net? by Laura Ellis

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Fairly Curious: Who Watched The Eclipse At The Kentucky State Fair? by Laura Ellis

WPXI’s Your Voice: Quick answers to questions you asked

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: Who Is Behind The Colorful “Camo House” Near Campus? by Adora Namigadde

WBEZ’s Curious City: Push Carts, Popsicles, And Patience: How To Be A Paletero In Chicago by Catalina Maria Johnson

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Has Canberra’s weather changed according to Bureau of Meteorology records? by Aarti Betigeri

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Does a plastic bag ban cause a spike in bin liner sales? by Sonya Gee

NHPR’s Only in NH: Are Roundabouts Becoming More Common in N.H.? by Hannah McCarthy

NHPR’s Only in NH: Where Is Exit 21 on 93 North? by Hannah McCarthy

WPXI’s Your Voice: What has changed since implementation of PA Core standards?

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Capturing state sales taxes on online purchases? In Missouri, it’s mostly on you by Maria Altman

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: What’s Planned for 2 Seep Tents Underwater near Platform Holly? by Brooke Holland

Bruzz’s Big City: May I get into neglected city gardens? by Danny Vileyn and Luana Difficile

BBC UGC: GCSE results dilemma? Our experts answer your questions

KQED’s Bay Curious: The History of Nudity in San Francisco Uncovered by Jessica Placzek

KUT’s ATXplained: Where Did First Street Go, And Why Isn’t South First Parallel To Other Numbered Streets? by Nadia Hamdan

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Fairly Curious: Does Anyone Exercise At The State Fair? by Laura Ellis

KUOW’s Local Wonder: What do San Juan islanders do with their trash? by Caroline Chamberlain

ABC’s Curious Darwin: Why hasn’t Darwin embraced solar power to help locals reduce their power bills? by Neda Vanovac

WDET’s CuriosiD: What is the History of Detroit’s Times Square? by Anna Sysling

KPCC’s #SoCalSoCurious: Is a single caregiver better for early childhood development than day care? by Priska Neely

KCRW’s Curious Coast: Does Carpinteria really have the ‘world’s safest beach?’ by Ted Mills

BBC Persia: Follow the tips you need to know about cancer and prevent it

KCPT’s curiousKC: Of Monumental Importance: You Asked, It Became Part Of A National Controversy, And We Made A Map

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Closed right turn a gift to the Yeti? No, city says Ben Wear

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: What Incentives Are Available To Families Who Want To Install Solar Panels? by Anthony Vella and Alexis Pastore

Next Avenue: Caregiving With Siblings: Your Questions Answered by Emily Gurnon

KCPT’s curiousKC: You Asked About Light Pollution And We Looked To The Stars by Ryan Hennessy

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Which recent election cycles have been the closest — and what does that mean in 2018? by Alex Samuels

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: How Much Money is Collected from Street Sweeping Parking Citations in Santa Barbara? by Shomik Mukherjee

Bruzz’s Big City: How do you count the number of people at events?

BBC UGC: A-level agony? We answer your questions

KQED’s Bay Curious: Rusty Navy: The Bay Area’s ‘Mothball Fleet’ Enters a New Era by Craig Miller

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Who is Maufrais, and why is the name written on Austin sidewalks? by Amanda O’Donnell

Lancaster Online’s We The People: Here’s why Amish buggies don’t need to be licensed in Pennsylvania, but that may changeby Tom Knapp

Spend Matters’s Ask Spend Matters: Do Other Services Procurement Areas Get as Much Negative Press from Suppliers as Marketing Procurement? by Taras Berezowsky

BBC Persia: Convicts on circumcision, sexual harassment and rape of men

August 1-August 14

KCPT’s curiousKC: Where, Exactly, Is Midtown? by Ryan Hennessy

FLATLAND KC

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What’s The Proper Way To Eat A Cream Puff? by Mitch Teich and Michelle Maternowski

Boise State Public Radio: What Do You Want To Know About The Solar Eclipse In Idaho? Your Questions Answered. by Samantha Wright

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: Where did the Birdman of Alcatraz commit his first murder? by Matt Miller

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Why do vehicles only have a license plate in Quebec? by Benoit Valois Nadeau

WBEZ’s Curious City: What happened to Chicago’s Japanese neighborhood? by Katherine Nagasawa

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Is capital bashing a global phenomenon? by Siobhan Heanue

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Where Is Windy Gap on Highway 154? by Giana Magnoli

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: WYSO Curious Looks at Racial Gap in Local Policing by Jason Reynolds

NHPR’s Only in NH: You Asked, We Answered: Are There Secret Archaeological Sites In N.H.? by Molly Donahue

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: Where did the Birdman of Alcatraz commit his first murder? by Matt Miller

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Does Louisville Have The Highest Blind Population In The U.S.? by Laura Ellis

WMUK’s Why’s That: Why Aren’t Portage and Kalamazoo One City? by Sehvilla Mann

KUOW’s Local Wonder: What was Washington state like during the last ice age? by Amy Rolph

KQED’s Bay Curious: What Gets Shipped Through the Port of Oakland? by Jessica Placzek

Michigan Radio’s MICurious: What’s the tallest waterfall in Michigan? by Stateside Staff

Bruzz’s Big City: Can you sail on the part of the Zenne that runs under the city? by Luana Difficile

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Do Austin bicyclists get their fair share of tickets? by Ben Wear

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: Why Was Clinton Township Never Fully Annexed Into The City? by Dan Timmerman

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: Whose job is median maintenance? by Dameon Pesanti

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Lompoc Voters Approved Prop. 64, So Why Not Examine Tax Revenue from Marijuana? by Brooke Holland

WDET’s CuriosID: How Did Detroit Become a Center for Arabs in the United States? by Shelby Jouppi

KUT’s ATXplained: Why Are There So Many Mattress Stores In Austin? by Jimmy Maas

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Here’s why you can’t swim in Lady Bird Lake. Wait — you can’t swim in Lady Bird Lake? by Amanda O’Donnell

KUT’s ATXplained: Why Are There So Many Mattress Stores In Austin? by Jimmy Maas

WESA’s Good Question: Over The River And Through The Hills: Everything You Never Knew About Pittsburgh’s Iconic Tunnelsby Katie Blackley

KCPT’s Take Note: Which Schools Are Integrated? by AnnMarie Welser

WBEZ’s Curious City: Chicago Bathhouses: More Than A Century Of Sanitation, Sex and Sweat by Miles Bryan

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Why Does the DMV Use Different Rules for Drivers 70 and Older? by Brooke Holland

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Where do the Congress Avenue Bridge bats go at night? by Marty Toohey

VPR’s Brave Little State: Low Pay, Weird Schedule: Who Exactly Can Pull Off The Legislator Lifestyle? by Angela Evancie and Peter Hirschfield

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Why can’t we create a statewide property tax to fund public education? by Alex Samuels

NHPR’s Only in NH: What is the Percy Summer Club? by Hannah McCarthy

Boise State Public Radio: Why Doesn’t The Treasure Valley Have A North/South Freeway? by Matt Guilhem

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: WYSO Curious Digs Up The Story Behind A Woodland Cemetery Statue by Renee Wild

KQED’s Bay Curious: Mountain Lions: Real Threat to Bay Area Hikers? by Vinnee Tong

Bruzz’s Big City: What are the oldest moving images of Brussels? by Luana Difficile

Spend Matters’s Ask Spend Matters: Building Supply Market Intelligence: Which Data Sources are the Best? by Taras Berezowsky

KCRW’s Curious Coast: What’s the history of the Nike missile base on Mulholland? by Jenny Hamel

Spend Matters’s Ask Spend Matters: Centralized, Decentralized or Hybrid Sourcing Structure: How Do We Decide? by Sydney Lazarus

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why does the Sydney-Canberra train stop in Kingston and not the CBD? by Sonya Gee

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why aren’t more buildings heated using geothermal energy? by Jordan Hayne

July 18-July 31

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Are bikini baristas a Pacific Northwest phenomenon? by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

MARY KELLER WYNN | KUOW

Spend Matters’s Ask Spend Matters: What’s the Cost of Having a Long Supply Tail, and How Do You Determine the ‘Right’ Supply Base? by Sydney Lazarus

NJ Spotlight: NJ Spotlight Fields Your Questions About the Garden State’s Water by Tom Johnson

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: We’ve got quick answers to 11 of your questions by Bridget Grumet

Lancaster Online’s We the People: Should Lancaster declare itself a sanctuary city? by Lindsey Blest

KUT’s ATXplained: Why Is Hippie Hollow Clothing-Optional? by Matt Largey

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why does the Sydney-Canberra train stop in Kingston and not the CBD? by Sonya Gee

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why aren’t more buildings heated using geothermal energy? by Jordan Hayne

WBEZ’s Curious City: Is Notoriously Segregated Chicago Becoming More Integrated? by Adeshina Emmanuel, Carolina Cruz, Reuben Unrau

NHPR’s #OnlyinNH: You Asked, We Answered: Why Does N.H. Still Require Annual Car Inspections?by Casey McDermott

Bruzz’s Big City: How can you visit the corridors below the city? by Luana Difficile

Current’s Currently Curious: Where do public broadcasting stations abound? by Mike Janssen

KPCC’s #SoCalSoCurious: What happens when a cemetery is full? by Austin Cross

KQED’s Bay Curious: The Mesmerizing Machine That Makes Your Golden Gate Bridge Drive Less Terrifying by Kelly O’Mara

WBEZ’s Curious City: Many Chicago Park District Fountains Are So Contaminated With Lead That They Can’t Be Turned Off by Monica Eng

KTOO’s Energy Desk: Ask a Climatologist: For summer in Alaska, 70 is the magic number by Annie Feidt

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Curious Louis searches for deer in Forest Park and discovers that bucks sometimes stop here by Mary Delach Leonard

WBEZ’s Curious City: Many Chicago Park District Fountains Are So Contaminated With Lead That They Can’t Be Turned Off by Monica Eng

WDET’s CuriosiD: That Waterway in Detroit, Is it a Strait or a River? by Sandra Svoboda

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Why Is There Discolored Water, Leaking Fire Hydrant in Goleta? by Giana Magnoli

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Did the Northbound Highway 101 Project Straighten the Gaviota Curve? by Brooke Holland

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: Where does marijuana tax money go? Police by Will Campbell

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Why Is Kentucky A Commonwealth? by Ryland Barton

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: Why isn’t Gastineau Channel navigable all the way through? by Jacob Resneck

NHPR’s Only in NH: What Happened to the People in That N.H. Ghost Town? by Hannah McCarthy

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: How Much Money Would be Available for Highway 101 Widening if Measure A Were Amended? by Brooke Holland

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Will Texans ever get a remedy for the state’s alleged illegal redistricting? Alex Samuels and Jim Malewitz

Bruzz’s Big City: Are there buildings of Haussmann on the Anspach Avenue? by Luana Difficile and Jean-Marie Binst

AL.com’s Ask Alabama: Alabama unemployment low, part-time jobs up, but why? by Christopher Harress

KQED’s Bay Curious: The Island Ghost Town in the Middle of San Francisco Bay by Jessica Placzek

WESA’s Good Question: From Highways To Runways: In Search Of The Noisiest Spot In Pittsburghby Alexander Popichak

Omroep West’s Rake Vragen: Why does not every bus stop have a bus box?

Boise State Public Radio: Who’s Making Sure Idaho’s Public Swimming Areas Are Clean? by Matt Guilhem

WESA’s Good Question: Pittsburgh’s First Female Council Member Was No Stranger To Breaking Barriers by Katie Blackley

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: What will the special session cost taxpayers? by Alex Samuels

WGCU’s Gulf Coast Curious: Curious Gulf Coast: Are There Refugees In Southwest Florida? by Quincy J Walters

Omroep West’s Rake Vragen: Why do we pay for a visit to Noordeinde Palace?

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: On a bike path, should we run in the opposite direction of the bikes or in the same direction?

July 4-July 17

KQED’s Bay Curious: What Is the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Why Is It in San Jose? by Rachel Myrow

BERT JOHNSON | KQED

NHPR’s #OnlyInNH: You Asked, We Answered: Is N.H.’s Craft Beer Hype Actually Brewing Big Business? by Taylor Quimby

Tiny Spark’s Ask Tiny Spark: Questions on Privilege Awareness? We Have Answers!

NJ Spotlight: NJ Spotlight Fields Your Questions About the Garden State’s Water by Tom Johnson

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Do you have the right ID to vote under Missouri’s new law? Find out with this quiz by Erica Hunzinger

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Mount Airy And An Old Testament Mystery by Sean Bueter

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: What’s Up with the New Concessionaire at Los Padres National Forest Campgrounds? by Janene Scully

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Where are defibrillators located in Canberra? by Kristina Shaw and Sonya Gee

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Did corpses really get washed from Queanbeyan Riverside Cemetery into Lake Burley Griffin in the 1974 flood? by Jake Evans

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Comparing How Long You Wait in Emergency Rooms by Alexis Pastore

Omroep West’s Rake Vragen: What mysterious underwater life lives there in the Hofvijver?

WDET’s CuriosiD: What’s Happened at the State Fairgrounds? by Amy Miller

KCRW’s Curious Coast: Does Santa Barbara hate food trucks? by Ted Mills

KCRW’s Curious Coast: What famous foods were invented in Santa Barbara? by Ted Mills

Bruzz’s Big City: What are the concrete plans for the new district of Anderlecht to the channel? by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Remembering America’s Deadliest Train Crash by Blake Farmer

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: The Tragic Story Behind High Street’s Hidden Tunnel by Dan Timmerman

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: How did Pere Cheney become a ghost town? by Stateside Staff

KUT’s TXDecides: Who Is Pushing For Texas’ Proposed $1,000 Teacher Pay Raise? by KUT Staff

KPCC’s So Cal. So Curious.: Who are the cash buyers in SoCal real estate? by Leo Duran

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Why Isn’t Earl Warren Showgrounds Sheltering Animals for Whittier Fire? by Giana Magnoli

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Where Can I Get SBCC Graduation Photos? by Brooke Holland

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: What’s the Latest on Sleepy Creek Lands’ Water Permit? by Arnae Holcomb

VPR’s Brave Little State: Your Vermont History Fix, From Gold Mines To Witch Windows by Angela Evancie, Amy Kolb Noyes, Kathleen Masterson and Liam Elder-Connors

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Hey, Texplainer: Does the Texas lottery fully fund public education? by Alex Samuels

Bruzz’s Big City: Why does the Brussels parliament 89 members? by Danny Vileyn and Luana Difficile

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Rip the ivy out of your yard right now. Seriously by Amy Rolph

WLRN’s Palm Readers: Do You Really Know South Florida Roads? You Sure? by Wilson Sayre

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Why can’t all Texans vote by mail? by Alex Samuels

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: How Do Cities Get Their Fourth Of July Fireworks? WYSO Curious Investigates by Liam Niemeyer

June 28 — July 3

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Seattle hasn’t elected a woman mayor in 91 years. Here’s why by Jason Pagano & Bill Radke & Ann Kane

KUOW PHOTO | MEGAN FARMER

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: What’s The Story Behind Topiary Park? by Erin Gottsacker

WESA’s Good Question: Pittsburgh’s First Hotel: A Destination For Presidents, Famous Writers And Escaped Slaves by Joaquin Gonzalez

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: Readers get bird’s-eye view of mystery Battle Ground building by Adam Littman

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What is the known earthquake history of the ACT? by Sophie Kesteven

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why are flights in and out of Canberra so expensive? by Sonya Gee

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Will Lochloosa Lake Water Levels Ever Return? by Christina Morales

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why the ‘O’ in San Francisco’s airport code, SFO? by Jessica Placzek

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Why Doesn’t Caltrans Build a Center Divider on Highway 154? by Janene Scully

KUT’s ATXplained: What The Heck Are Those Blue Panels Along The Lamar Underpass? by Matt Largey

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Why are potbellied pigs banned from Seattle schools? by Matt Martin

Bruzz’s Big City: How does vacancy exist in the Brussels Capital Region by Saar Van Acker and Luana Difficile

AL.com’s Ask Alabama: Religion keeps ABC liquor stores in business by Christopher Harress

June 20–27

Chicago Tribune’s What’s the Story: Answering a reader’s questions about mild sauce, the condiment you’ll find only in Chicago by Bill Daley

Chicago Tribune | Alex Garcia

Texas Tribunes’ Texplainer: Hey, Texplainer: Do I still have to get my car inspected every year? by Giula Afiune

WDET’s CuriosiD: Lewis Cass, Michigan Governor, Architect of Indian Removal by Shelby Jouppi

Newsworks: Why is Pennsylvania called a commonwealth? by Annette John-Hall

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: What Are the Procedures to Immigrate Legally to the United States? by Sam Goldman

WBEZ’s Curious City: Welcome Back, Otters: Could The River Otter Call Chicago’s Loop Home? by Marc Filippino

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: How Much Money Could Santa Barbara County Make if Offshore Drilling Was Expanded? by Sam Goldman

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Hey, Texplainer: Why don’t local police departments pay for rape kit testing? by Alex Samuels

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Why is Lake Cachuma Not Getting More State Water, Given the Record Snowpack? by Brooke Holland

Bruzz’s Big City: Is there a secret treasure trove of maturing Beggars under the KVS? by Saar Van Acker and Luana Difficile

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Here Comes The Sun — And It Stays FOREVER by Laura Ellis

AL.com’s Ask Alabama: What if Alabama taxed its timber at a higher rate? by Christopher Harress

NHPR’s Civics 101: Party Whips

KRCC’s Peak Curiosity: How Did Mt. Esther Get Its Name? by Meredith Turk

WDET’s CuriosiD: Was there busing in Detroit in the early 1960’s? by Sascha Raiyn

Newsworks: Path to tougher gun controls may lead through states, not D.C. by Matt Laslo

June 12-June 19

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: Curious Juneau looks into the eye of Mount Juneau by Carter Barrett

KTOO | MIKKO WILSON

WBEZ’s Curious City: The Meaning Of Boystown: A Conversation About Chicago’s LGBTQ Neighborhood by Jason Nargis

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Do All After-School Sports Organizations Have Equal Access to Local Public Fields? by Brooke Holland

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why doesn’t Canberra have billboard advertising? by James Fettes

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: What’s With Alachua County’s Stormwater Assessment Fee? by Arnae Holcomb

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Why Doesn’t Santa Barbara Find Someone Who Can Fix Flooded Castillo Street Underpass? by Sam Goldman

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: Where Does Fracking Water Go? by Lisa Gardiner (UCAR Center for Science Education)

KQED’s Bay Curious: What Would Really Happen if a Tsunami Hit the Bay Area? by Johanna Varner and Olivia Allen-Price

Bruzz’s Big City: Are fruits and vegetables cheaper on South Market? by Saar Van Acker and Luana Difficile

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: Fix It: 22nd Avenue pavement problems by Brian Passino

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: How are Michigan’s minimum liquor prices determined? by Stateside Staff

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Who were Burke and Gilman, and how’d they get their names on our trail? by Amy Rolph

NPR’S #CuriousGoat: What’s The Difference Between Famine And Hunger? A Food FAQ by Vicky Hallett

AL.com’s Ask Alabama: Why do we still have a grocery tax? by John Hammontree

June 6-June 11

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What Makes Milwaukee’s Frozen Custard Scene Special? by Mitch Teich and Michelle Maternowski

WUWM | MITCH TEICH

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: The Plains explained by Tom Vogt

and AL.com’s Ask Alabama: How Alabama got cheated out of Florida’s panhandle by Ben Raines

KCRW’s Curious Coast: Where do the Ventura Harbor mermaids come from? by Ted Mills

WBEZ’s Curious City: What’s With That Odd Closet? What Chicago’s Architectural Clues Reveal About How We Live by Jen Masengarb

VPR’s Brave Little State: What’s It Like To Be A Migrant Worker In Vermont? by Angela Evancie and Kathleen Masterson

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott just called a special session. What should you expect? by Alex Samuels

Bitch Media’s Reader Question: What do pre-existing conditions and disability activism mean under Trump? by Imani Barbarin

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: The story of the downtown Juneau tramway that was never built by Matt Miller

WMUK’s Why’s That: Physicists Come From All Around for “Beam Time” at WMU by Sehvilla Mann

Bruzz’s Big City: What is the story behind the street Square du Bois? by Isa Lemaitre, Saar Van Acker and Luana Difficile

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Is Kambah the biggest suburb in Australia? by Sonya Gee

KQED’s Bay Curious: What’s With the Bison in Golden Gate Park? by Jessica Placzek

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Where to find a map of underground rivers? by Dominique Cambron-Goulet

KQED’s Bay Curious: What Can You Do With Used Clothing Not Suitable for Donation? by Claire Thompson

Boise State Public Radio: What Will It Take For Train Travel To Return To Southern Idaho? by Frankie Barnhill

WESA’s Good Question: What Ever Happened To Allegheny River Lock And Dam Number One? by Katie Blackley

May 30-June 5

KQED’s Bay Curious: What Dinosaurs Roamed the Bay Area? by Daniel Potter

A five-year-old question asker from KQED! DANIEL POTTER | KQED

WESA’s Good Question: What Ever Happened To Allegheny River Lock And Dam Number One? by Katie Blackley

WBEZ’s Curious City: History of Violence: Chicago During The Capone Era and Today by Maggie Sivit

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why are there so many abandoned cars beside Canberra’s roads? by Ewan Gilbert

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How often does it snow in the suburbs of Canberra? by Tom Storey

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: What Does It Cost To Maintain The Rodman Dam? by Alana Wilson

WBEZ’s Curious City: Chicago Park Drinking Fountains Have Been Running For Weeks To Flush Pipes by Monica Eng

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: Mount Juneau ‘billboard’ was used for bouncing microwave signals by Matt Miller

KUT’s ATXPlained: What’s Up With Those Handmade ‘We Buy Houses’ Signs Around Austin? by Syeda Hasan

Bruzz’s Big City: Where does the name Ketje come from? by Danny Vileyn and Luana Difficile

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Missouri’s term limits blamed for short-circuiting legislative relationships by Jason Rosenbaum

Next Avenue: We Answer Your Questions About Learning Music After 50 by Shayla Stern

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Hey, Texplainer: How do I know if my bill died? by Alex Samuels

NPR’s Curious Goat: We Asked, You Answered: Does U.S. Foreign Aid Raise Living Standards? by Malaka Gharib

WDET’s CuriosiD: Who Was John R? by Laura Herberg

Heilbronner Stimme’s Noch Fragen?: The missing meteorite of Lauffen by Agnes Hilger and Janis Dietz

May 23-May 29

WESA’s Good Question: The Stony Eyes Watching Over Downtown by Katie Blackley

KATIE BLACKLEY | WESA

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Why demolish the Champlain Bridge? by Adréanne Chevalier

Heilbronner Stimme’s Noch Fragen?: The nicknames of the region: Part 1 Heilbronn by Janis Dietz

Journal Métro’s Curiocité: Why demolish the Champlain Bridge? by Andréanne Chevalier

Heilbronner Stimme’s Noch Fragen?: Town stone collection opens after a long rebuilding by Torsten Büchele

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: When Will Goleta Repave Cathedral Oaks Road? by Brooke Holland

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: What’s the Story Behind Santa Barbara County’s Water Resources? by Giana Magnoli

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Look into Neighborhood Impacts of Santa Barbara’s Efforts to Alter Zoning Standard by Giana Magnoli

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: How Did Noozhawk Get Its Name? by William M. Macfadyen

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: Can Goleta Sweep the Gravel from the Cathedral Oaks Bike Lanes? by Brooke Holland

Bruzz’s Big City: What is the story behind the samosas in night shopping? by Isa Lemaitre, Saar Van Acker and Luana Difficile

KQED’s Bay Curious: You Live in S.F. and Your Home Was Built in 1906: True or False? by Penny Nelson

KUOW’s Local Wonder: What is the role of philanthropy in Seattle? by Marcie Sillman

WLRN’s Palm Readers: The Sunshine Economy: Flooding and Finance by Tom Hudson

KALW’s Hey Area: Why are Bay Area heatwaves often in the fall? by Jürgen Klemm

May 16-May 22

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Bubbler Talk Lightning Round: Milwaukee Streets by Mitch Teich and Michelle Maternowski

Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich with WUWM’s ‘road’ scholars Carl Baehr and Bobby Tanzilo standing on one of Milwaukee’s many angled bridges. MICHELLE MATERNOWSKI | WUWM

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why is it so hard to find a bulk-billing GP in Canberra? by Tom Lowrey

Journal Métro’s CuriosCite: Why do not all subway stations have elevators? by Romain Schué

WESA’s Good Question: Why Are Sea Gulls Suddenly Flocking To The Highland Park Bridge? by Katie Blackley

WBEZ’s Curious City: Rubber Stamp Aldermen: Why Does Chicago City Council Always Vote For What The Mayor Wants? by Lauren Choolijan

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What happens to the fruit and vegetables when the fresh food markets close on Sunday? by Sonya Gee

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Why Do Schools Still Collect Students’ Social Security Numbers? by Ethan Magoc

Michigan Radio’s MICurious: How is it possible any mining could take place in the Porcupine Mountains? by Stateside Staff

KCRW’s Curious Coast: Who was Santa Barbara’s only pirate? by Ted Mills

YLE’s Sun Juttu: Norsunjalkarahi, seepranpää and desert fox — Customs seized a collection featured at Helsinki Zoo by Ellinoora Sandell

KQED’s Bay Curious: Are Plastic Bag Bans Actually Helping the Environment? by Kelly O’Mara

Bruzz’s Big City: Where does the name Matonge come from? by Bettina Hubo & Luana Difficile

NPR’s Curious Goat: Ethics Of Aid: Should Donated Health Dollars Go To ‘Children First’? by Malaka Gharib

KALW’s Hey Area: Why do so many Bay Area highways end in the number 80? by Jürgen Klemm

WGCU’s Curious Gulf Coast: Curious Gulf Coast Asks: Does SWFL Have More Cases of Pediatric Cancer? by Rachel Iacovone

May 9- May 15

WBEZ’s Curious City: City Of Big Potholes: Is Asphalt The Best Choice For Chicago’s Streets? by John Fecile

Curious City Questioner Max Melgarejo holds a pavement sample taken from Washington Boulevard. KATHERINE NAGASAWA | WBEZ

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: 100 years after China Joe’s death, Juneau historian remembers immigrant pioneers protected by Tripp J. Crouse

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: What Was The Continent Like In Its Heyday? by Sam Hendren

WDET’s CuriosiD: Are There Salt Mines Under Detroit? by Pat Batcheller

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: How Field Trips Level the Playing Field by Mankaprr Conteh

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: When did correctional officers last receive a raise?

WMUK’s Why’s That: Is That an Old Schoolhouse on Stadium Drive? by Sehvilla Mann

KUT’s ATXplained: Were There Convicts On Convict Hill? by Audrey McGlinchy

KUOW’s Local Wonder: The spooky, underwater forests of Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish by Amy Rolph

KPCC’s Take Two: Here’s what happens to undocumented immigrants when they’re detained by Take Two

KPCC’s SoCal So Curious: Ask A Trucker: Professional drivers answer your questions about driving safely by Meghan McCarty Carino

KQED’s Bay Curious: Can’t Get That Camping Spot? It Could Be Bots by Jessica Placzek

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: What’s the use of blue lights at the top of streetlights on Notre-Dame Street East? by Romain Schué

KALW’s Hey Area: Is the Bay Area losing money to corporate tax incentives? by Jeremy Dalmas

KALW’s Hey Area: The Bay’s colorful salt ponds are fading, and that’s a good thing by Angela Johnston

WESA’s Good Question: Choose A Color And Buckle Up: Allegheny County’s Belt System Is Low Tech, But Navigable by Katie Blackley

Week of May 8

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Why Are Derby Hats A Thing? by Ashlie Stevens and Roxane Scott

J. TYLER FRANKLIN | WFPL

WESA’s Good Question: Choose A Color And Buckle Up: Allegheny County’s Belt System Is Low Tech, But Navigable by Katie Blackley

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: The Perfect Kentucky Derby Playlist! by Laura Ellis

KUNC’s Divided Colorado: A Sister And Brother Disagree On Climate Change by Ashley Jefcoat

KPPC’s SoCal. So Curious: Could the LA Riots happen again?

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: The Story Behind the ‘Flame’ on Wisconsin Avenue by Micaela Martin

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Where Was Paradise In Alachua County? by Brooke Azzaro and Ethan Magoc

KQED’s Bay Curious: It’s-It! The San Francisco Treat That Sparked a Cult Following by Alyssa Kapnik Samuel

WGCU’s Gulf Coast Curious: What Motivated Early Settlers of South Florida? by Matthew F Smith and Julie Glenn

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: How builders can use universal design to make homes everyone can use by Willis Ryder Arnold

KUT TXDecides: How Powerful Is The Texas Governor Compared To Other State Governors? by KUT Staff

Bitch Media’s Reader Question: Don’t Be the Lone Shark: Surviving as a Feminist Parent by Lisa Factora-Borchers

BBC’s UGC: General election: What you need to know by Alex Hunt and Brian Wheeler

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: Was The Olentangy River Moved For Route 315, And Where? by Sam Hendren

WBEZ’s Curious City: Making Chicago’s Boystown by Steven Jackson and Jason Nargis

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Are Canberra drivers the worst in the country? by Jesse Dorsett

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious: Mixed results for local pop-up shops, restaurants by Josh Mandell

BBC Birmingham West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know by Staff

VPR’s Brave Little State: What Can Be Done About Vermont’s Aging Sewer Systems? by Angela Evancie and Taylor Dobbs

Week of May 1

WDET’s CuriosiD: Who Were the Natives in Detroit? by Laura Herberg

LAURA HERBERG | WDET

A four-part investigation of what’s under Santa Barbara’s State Street by KCRW’s Curious Coast:

What’s under State Street? Curious Coast finds out by Ted Mills

Under State Street Part 2: Was there an underground jazz club? by Ted Mills

Under State Street Part 3: The recording studios at 1129 State by Ted Mills

Under State Street Part 4: At last! A speakeasy! by Ted Mills

WESA’s Good Question: Pittsburgh Boasts A Trio Of Tributaries, But Are There Really Three Separate Rivers? by Katie Blackley

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: Seriously, What’s The Deal With Pee Pee Township? by Adora Namigadde

KALW’s Hey Area: Why is San Francisco’s Vaillancourt Fountain dry? by Jürgen Klemm

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How did they put the eagle on top of the Australian-American memorial? by Sonya Gee

WBEZ’s Curious City: Tray Table Or Trash? Here’s What Happens To Airline Food When An O’Hare Flight Is Cancelled by Monica Eng

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What’s In A Name? Milwaukee School Monikers Signify Classroom Culture by Rachel Morello

WFDD’s Curious Carolina: Why Is Greensboro Called The Gate City? by Sean Bueter

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: Franklin Street named after early prospector who later settled in Interior by Tripp J. Crouse

BBC Birmingham West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know by Staff

Bruzz’s Big City: What’s going on with the fountains in Brussels? by Bettina Hubo and Luana Difficile

KUOW’s Local Wonder: What was the cost to people caught in the travel ban? by Ruby de Luna

KQED’s Bay Curious: Who’s Behind the Colorful Lights at San Francisco City Hall? by Tena Rubio

KALW’s Hey Area: Who is the ancient king looking down on Civic Center? by Jürgen Klemm

Week of April 24

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: What does the mayor of St. Louis actually do? by Jenny Simeone-Casas

RICI HOFFARTH | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

WBEZ’s Curious City: The Nazi’s Neighborhood by Jesse Dukes

WESA’s Good Question: No, You Can’t Kayak Under The Golden Triangle: An Exploration Of Pittsburgh’s Fourth River by Katie Blackley and Chris Stalnaker

Wichita Eagle’s Curious Wichita: Will there ever be another Joyland? by Oliver Morrison

Wichita Eagle’s Curious Wichita: The comprehensive timeline for Wichita’s Joyland by Oliver Morrison

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why are there so many spiders on the Kings Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue bridges in Canberra? by Tom Storey

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Where Are Milwaukee’s Pigeons? by Bonnie North

KUOW’s Local Wonder: How far do Seattleites have to go for some GD sun?! by Emily Fox

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: What’s the origin of the Sleeping Bear Dunes story? by Stateside Staff

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: Why aren’t there strip clubs in Juneau? by Caroline Halter

Bruzz’s Big City: Why drive more Z-plates around despite tougher legislation? by Isa Lemaitre and Luana Difficile

KQED’s Bay Curious: What Makes San Francisco Sourdough Unique? by Julia Scott

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why Do Giants Fans Hate the Wave? Oakland Started It. by Julia Scott

WBEZ’s Curious City: How A Rat Balloon From Suburban Chicago Became A Union Mascot by Max Green

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Where are metro trains stored after closing? by Marie-Eve Shaffer

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: Super Grid! Spanning Continents In A Single Bound! by Jordan Wirfs-Brock and Dan Boyce

KUT’s TXDecides: How Can Average Citizens Get Involved In Texas’ Redistricting Process? by KUT Staff

WAMU’s Trump Effect: Has Dating in D.C. Changed in the Trump Era? Dating Apps Data and Singles Say Yes by Mikaela Lefrak

Week of April 17

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: The Life And Death Of An Old House In Boomtown by Meribah Knight

MERIBAH KNIGHT | WPLN

NHPR’s Only in NH: Inspecting What’s Behind Annual Auto Inspections in the Granite State by Casey McDermott

KALW’s Hey Area: Why is Redwood City’s slogan ‘Climate Best by Government Test’? by Jürgen Klemm

KALW’s Hey Area: Has the population of urban crows mushrooomed? by Jürgen Klemm

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How has Canberra’s bird population changed? by Craig Allen

WESA’s Good Question: How Much Of Pittsburgh Property Is Untaxed? (And How Does The City Get Its Money?) by Katie Blackley

BBC Birmingham West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: DOT artillery defends Thane Road from avalanche threats by Jacob Resneck

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Milwaukee’s FDR-Era Water Treatment Plant: ‘A Monument To Civic Majesty’ by Ann-Elise Henzl

BBC Birmingham: West Midlands mayor: Your questions answered

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Why Do We Have Sister Cities? by Laura Ellis

WMUK’s Why’s That: What Does Road Salt Do to Fishes? by Sehvilla Mann

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Where do you find sunshine close to Seattle? by Jeannie Yandel & Emily Fox & Matt Martin

Bruzz’s Big City: Where does the name Tour & Taxis come from? by Luana Difficile

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why Do Giants Fans Hate the Wave? Oakland Started It. by Olivia Allen-Price and Adam Grossberg

NHPR’s Civics 101: Episode 23: Emoluments

Week of April 10

VPR’s Brave Little State: A Tribute To Vermont’s Old, Falling-Down Barns by Angela Evancie and Liam Elder-Connors

ANGELA EVANCIE | VPR

WAMU’s Trump Effect: What Is On WAMU 88.5 Listeners’ Minds Since Election Day? by Chris Chester

WDET’s CuriosiD: What’s That Smell? by Shelby Jouppi

1A: Syria: Your Questions Answered

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What difference did the plastic bag ban make to Canberra’s waste? by Jordan Hayne

WBEZ’s Curious City: Safer, Faster, Smarter? The Road Ahead For Illinois’ High-Tech Highway by Julian Hayda

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious: North-south bike trail will take greater buy-in and political will by Sean Tubbs

BBC Birmingham’s West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: A Milwaukee Obsession: Sunday Hot Ham & Rolls by LaToya Dennis

Current’s Currently Curious: Beyond politics, public media audiences and Trump supporters have some things in common by Dru Sefton

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Why Did The Sky Look So Bright Last Night? by Laura Ellis

KRCC’s Peak Curiosity: How Will Climate Change Transform Colorado Springs Over The Next 100 Years? by Jake Brownell

Bruzz’s Big City: What’s the secret Royal Box at the Central Station? by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

KQED’s Bay Curious: These Colorful Dots Will Save Your Life by Jessica Placzek

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: How Did Refugee Road Get Its Name? by Adora Namigadde

WLRN’s Palm Readers: Why Are Housing Prices So High? Is There A Limit To Rent Hikes? Questions About The Sunshine Economy by Tom Hudson

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Rent control is illegal in Seattle. Here’s why by Amy Rolph

KUOW’s Local Wonder: The lights on Seattle’s tallest building flash at us. Why? by Bond Huberman

KALW’s Hey Area: Did dirigibles dock on top of Oakland’s Tribune Tower? by Ted Muldoon

KALW’s Hey Area: Was Lake Merritt’s Necklace of Lights installed because of ghosts? by Geraldine Ah-Sue

Week of April 3

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: The Story Behind The Giant Ladybugs On The Milwaukee Building by Rachel Owens

RACHEL OWENS | WUWM

KUT’s TXDecides: Five Ways You Can Influence Texas Lawmakers by Ben Philpot

WBEZ’s Curious City: First Responder: Why Do Fire Trucks Often Arrive Before Ambulances For Medical Emergencies? by Monica Eng

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What were the coolest things in Griffin’s plan for Canberra that were never implemented? by Elise Scott

BBC Birmingham West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know by Staff

Bruzz’s Big City: How did the Brussels-Midi station and the station area there used to be like? by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

KTOO’s Ask the Energy Desk: What about wave and tidal energy in Alaska? by Elizabeth Jenkins

WHYY Newsworks: Street sensors and cameras in Pennsylvania: Urban asset or privacy concern? by Eleanor Klibanoff, WPSU

KQED’s Bay Curious: It’s a Mushroom Bonanza This Year! What’s the Deal? by Lesley McClurg and Olivia Allen-Price

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Pot brings $168M to Washington state. How do we spend it? by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: When Will The Keys Begin Using Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Fight Zika? by Baylor Cherry

KALW’s Hey Area: Why do new San Francisco street signs have upper and lowercase letters? by Jürgen Klemm

NHPR: Gov. Sununu Talks Tightening Voting Laws, Funding Full-Day Kindergarten, & Courting 100 Businesses by The Exchange

BBC UGC: London attack: How can we be protected from terrorism? by Nick Beake

Week of March 27

WBEZ’s Curious City: The TV Meteorologist’s Dilemma: When To Talk About Climate Change? by Jake Smith

KATHERINE NAGASAWA | WBEZ

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: One Question, Lots of Answers: How Are Milwaukee Neighborhoods Named? by Joy Powers

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Why Can’t We Use The Railroad? by David Ford

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: The oldest person in St. Louis, take two! by Durrie Bouscaren

Bruzz’s Big City: Is there really a subway station underneath the Sainctlette channel? by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Did Jackie Chan really go to school in Canberra? by Elise Pianegonda

WESA’s Good Question: Pittsburgh’s Long History With Coal Mining Isn’t So Buried In The Past by Sarah Schneider

KUT’s TX Decides: Why Doesn’t The Texas Legislature Meet Every Year? by KUT Staff

KUT’s TX Decides: What Would It Take To Summon A Convention Of States? by Andrew Schneider, KUHF News

KCRW’s Curious Coast: What happened to the Buckminster Fuller archives in Santa Barbara? by Ted Mills

Week of March 20

Chicago Tribune’s What’s the Story: Exploring the peppermint stick and pickle snack from the South Side by Nick Kindelsperger

KALW’s Hey Area: Where are the Mission’s buried waterways? by Jürgen Klemm

KALW’s Hey Area: What are those giant bird nests in McLaren Park? by Jürgen Klemm

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why does this ex-govie house appear throughout Canberra? by Sonya Gee

WBEZ’s Curious City: Are there fallout shelters left in Chicago? by Chris Bentley

WBEZ’s Curious City: What The ‘L’ Happened To CTA Tokens? by Laura Pavin

BBC Birmingham: Hill Street Blues by Jen Meierhans

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What Once Stood On The Vacant Acres In Milwaukee’s Harbor? by Michelle Maternowski and Susan Bence

BBC Birmingham West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know by Staff

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Why do some locals say ‘Wershington’ instead of ‘Washington?’ by Bill Radke and Ann Kane

Bruzz’s Big City: Will the Japanese Tower and the Chinese Pavilion ever open again? by Bettina Hubo and Luana Difficile

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Will Seattle Sounders’ foreign players have their visas revoked? by Amy Rolph

1A: Ask A Muslim

KARE 11’s Ask KARE: Can you reject ‘666’ MN license plates?

Heilbronner Stimme: The tunnel system of Heilbronn by Janis Dietz and Agnes Hilger

NPR Training: You asked: How can I get better at standups? by Alison Macadam

KTOO’s Ask the Energy Desk: What happens when our hydropower sources are frozen? by Elizabeth Jenkins

KQED’s Bay Curious: San Jose Semaphore Cracked! It’s A Message From the Moon by Rachael Myrow

Week of March 13

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: What happened to Dr. Rafaai Hamo, the Syrian refugee featured in Humans of New York? by Jodi Westrick and Stateside Staff

MERCEDES MEJIA | MICHIGAN RADIO

WESA’s Good Question: How Mt. Oliver Borough Eluded City Of Pittsburgh Annexation by Katie Blackley

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Metro Parks Officially Clarifies Name To Frederick Douglass Park by Blake Farmer

WMUK’s Why’s That: How West Street Became Westnedge Avenue by Sehvilla Mann

WBEZ’s Curious City: How A Rat Balloon From Suburban Chicago Became A Union Mascot by Max Green

WBEZ’s Curious City: Searching for Chicago’s Most Family-Packed Neighborhoods by Chris Hagan, Eve Ewing and John Fecile

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Does Seattle have more cranes than Dubai? by Carolyn Adolph

KQED’s Bay Curious: How Does Rain Create More Potholes? by Penny Nelson

Bruzz’s Big City: How many farmers are there in Brussels? Where and how do they grow? by Luana Difficile and Jean-Marie Binst

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Where will the residents of the public housing on Northbourne Ave be relocated? by Jonathon Gui

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: JACC sports new paint thanks to Anchorage graffiti artist by Tripp J Crouse

WBUR’s On Point: Prescribing New Solutions To Homelessness

1A: The Lobby Life

Week of March 6

WUWM’s Segregation Matters: How Did Metro Milwaukee Become So Segregated? by Michelle Maternowski and Joy Powers

WUWM’s Segregation Matters: Measuring Black/White Segregation in Metro Milwaukee by Michelle Maternowski

WUWM’s Segregation Matters: How Segregation Impacts Milwaukee’s Latino Community by Joy Powers

WUWM’s Segregation Matters: Meeting Milwaukee’s ‘Great Migrants’ and Their Southern Roots by Joy Powers

CHRIS ARNADE | WUWM

WUWM’s Segregation Matters: Metropolitan Milwaukee Housing Segregation Leads to Winners and Losers by LaToya Dennis

WUWM’s Segregation Matters: Segregation Lines Starkly Divide Metropolitan Milwaukee by Marti Mikkelson

WBEZ’s Curious City: Deconstructing The Chicago-Style Hot Dog by Monica Eng

VPR’s Brave Little State: Why Is Vermont So Overwhelmingly White? by Angela Evancie & Rebecca Sananes

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: How has the consolidation of Juneau and Douglas affected the two communities? by Jacob Resneck

KRCC’s Peak Curiosity: A Look Back at the Jewish History of Southern Colorado by Meredith Turk

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why Do Some Hate the Nickname ‘Frisco’? by Vinee Tong

KALW’s Hey Area: Hey Area: Is Lake Merritt really a lake? by Jürgen Klemm

Bruzz’s Big City: Where was the former Ministry of Colonies located exactly? by Jean-Marie Binst, and Luana Difficile

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What is the purpose of these small green boxes? by Sonya Gee

1A: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Your Questions Answered

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Can ‘The Vine That Ate The South’ Be Contained? by Bethany Chafin

KUT’s TXDecides: Does Texas Know How Much a Bill Will Cost the State Before It Passes? by KUT Staff

KUT’s TXDecides: Is the State’s Budget Lower Because of Falling Oil Prices?by KUT Staff

Week of February 27

WBEZ’s Curious City: Out In The Cold: Where Do Chicago’s Homeless Go In The Winter? by Odette Yousef

MAGGIE SIVIT | WBEZ

KTOO’s Ask the Energy Desk: Are plastic bag bans better for the environment? by Elizabeth Jenkins

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why would anyone bury a sculpture in Commonwealth Park? by Nick Haggarty and Siobhan Heanue

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: What is it like when someone gets arrested? by Jeffrey Zampanti

KQED’s Bay Curious: This Lumberjack Frat Once Had the Coolest Clubhouse in S.F. by Jessica Placzek

Bruzz’s Big City: Is it possible to build the re-Horta Folk? by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

KARE 11’s Ask KARE: What happens to the Box Tops that schools collect? by Heidi Wigdahl

WBEZ’s Curious City: Destination Illinois: The State’s Key Role In The Dakota Access Pipeline by Monica Eng

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: Violent Protests Over Dakota Access? Here’s Our Take by Amy Sisk

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Metro Council To Weigh In On Renaming Fred Douglas Park by Blake Farmer

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Where the sidewalk ends by Joseph Leahy

Week of February 20

WBEZ’s Curious City: Chickens and Goats and Pigs, Oh My! Chicago’s Backyard Livestock Laws by Monica Eng

KATHERINE NAGASAWA | WBEZ

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Are Canberra’s Anzac Park East and West buildings really abandoned? by Tegan Osborne

KUT’s TXDecides: How Can Texans Find Out When a Bill Is Up for Consideration? by KUT Staff

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What Happened to Milwaukee’s Signature Yeast Smell? by Maayan Silver

KARE 11’s Ask KARE: Why are gas prices always carried out to tenths of a cent? by Heidi Wigdahl

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why is Marin County So White? by Ericka Cruz Guevarra

WGCU’s Curious Gulf Coast: Housing and Senior Care Options for Graying Floridians by Matthew F Smith

KARE 11’s Ask KARE: Should you unsubscribe from junk email? by Heidi Wigdahl

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Where Does The City Invest Your Money? by Jacob Ryan and Roxanne Scott

Journal Métro’s CurioCite: Why are our pavements not smooth? by Romain Schué

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: Five Questions You Always Wanted To Ask About Columbus by Emily Thompson

Week of February 13

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: Where does a gorilla run for mayor? Juneau, of course. by Tripp J Crouse and Matt Miller

TRIPP J CROUSE | KTOO

WGCU’s Curious Gulf Coast: Study Offers Sobering Advice for Collier Affordable Housing by Matthew F Smith

WGCU’s Curious Gulf Coast: Half a Million New Florida Motorists Drive Surge in Traffic Deaths, Hit-and-Runs by Matthew F Smith

KUT’s TXDecides: What Are the Powers of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Legislature in Texas? by KUT Staff

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Nashville’s Fred Douglas Park May Become ‘Frederick Douglass’ As Naming Mystery Lingers by Blake Farmer

WBEZ’s Curious City: Red Line To Your Heart: What Makes Chicago’s Dating Scene Distinct? by Sarah Geis

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why does Canberra have a beach at Jervis Bay? by James Fettes

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: What happened with Silver Lake finances? by Jill Tatge-Rozell

WMUK’s Why’s That: What Makes Snow Wet or Dry? by Sehvilla Mann

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Good Well Hunting: Bay View Watering Hole Last Of Its Kind by Audrey Nowakowski

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Cape Disappointment to Deception Pass: What’s up with the depressing names? by Amy Rolph

Bruzz’s Big City: My network always goes out when I pass the Castle of Laeken bowl. Coincidence or not? by Danny Vileyn and Luana Difficile

KQED Bay Curious: How Many Are Being Displaced by Gentrification in Oakland? by Olivia Allen-Price

WDET’s Detroit Today: L. Brooks Patterson Answers Community Questions After State of the County Speech by Stephen Henderson

WBEZ’s Curious City: Come Hell Or High Water: Can Great Lakes Shipping Make A Resurgence? by Jake Smith

WBUR’s On Point: Can American Cities Go Their Own Way? by Tom Ashbrook

KUT TXDecides: How can Texas votes make their voice heard by Staff

Week of February 6

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What’s Going On With The Grand Avenue Mall’s Transformation? by Marti Mikkelson

MICHELLE MATERNOWSKI | WUWM

KUT’s TXDecides: How Can Texas Voters Influence Their Lawmakers and Make Their Voices Heard? by Staff

WBEZ’s Curious City: Gratest’ Fear: The Psychology Behind Chicago’s Sidewalk Grates by Laura Pavin

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How did the first seagulls arrive in Canberra? by Adrienne Francis

BBC Birmingham West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know by Staff

Bruzz’s Big City: Why tram conductors must often get to change bills? (in Dutch) by Jean-Marie Binst and Luana Dificile

KARE 11’s Ask KARE: What is the legal way to transport an open bottle in an SUV? by Lindsey Seavert

KARE 11 Ask KARE: How did Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis get its name? by Lindsey Seavert

Week of January 30

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Has Seattle always been so progressive? by Caroline Chamberlain

KUOW PHOTO/CAROLINE CHAMBERLAIN | KUOW

WBEZ’s Curious City: Korean Chicken Wings: Spicy, Crispy, Saucy And Totally Chicago by Monica Eng

1A Special: Answering Your Questions On Trump’s Immigration Freeze

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: There In Form, And Now In Function: Milwaukee’s (Formerly) Timeless Clock by Rachel Morello

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: How A Mosaic Dragon Became A Neighborhood Mascot Near Vanderbilt by Mack Linebaugh

BBC Birmingham: Four videos of things you wanted to know by Staff

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: Why did we need a referendum for athletic facilities? by Bill Guida

Next Avenue: How Much Sex Are Older Adults Having? by Emily Gurnon

KQED’s Bay Curious: Is Air Quality in the Bay Area Getting Worse? by Matt Beagle

Bruzz’s Big City: Why is there so much lime in Brussels tap water? by Bettina Hubo and Luana Difficile

KQED’s Bay Curious: Is Air Quality in the Bay Area Getting Worse? by Matt Beagle

KARE 11’s Ask KARE: What was the very first State Park in Minnesota and where is it? by Lindsey Seavert

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: What gives Natural Bridge Road its name? The answer is tied to Missouri’s caves by Kelly Moffitt

KTOO’s Energy Desk: Coming into the Country by Lori Townsend

Week of January 23

WBEZ’s Curious City: Signs Of The Times: How Chicago Bars Got So Many Old Style Signs by John Fecile

MAGGIE SIVIT/KATHERINE NAGASAWA | WBEZ

KRCC’s Peak Curiosity: Why is the ’N’ in the Colorado Springs Welcome Sign Upside Down? by Jake Brownell

WNPR’s Connecticurious: Why Doesn’t My Town Have A Mayor? Answering Your Questions On Town Government by Jeff Tyson & Lucy Nalpathanchil

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Why malls struggle, especially those in north St. Louis County? by Maria Altman

BBC’s Birmingham’s West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know by Staff

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: Is there a train at the bottom of Silver Lake? by Jill Tatge-Rozell

Bruzz’s Big City: Where the men go who are waiting in the Diksmuidelaan? by Jean-Marie Binst, and Luana Difficile

KQED’s Bay Curious: Foghorns: Who Presses The Play Button? by Laura Klivans

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Why Don’t People Use Their Turn Signals? by Neal Charnoff

WDET’s Detroit Today: Did Gov. Snyder Hit the Mark In His 7th State of the State Address?

KALW & East Bay Express: Dear Donald Trump: “You may think you have all the power. You are wrong.”

Week of January 16

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why Aren’t There Any Strip Clubs in the East Bay by Adizah Eghan

BRITTANY HOSEA-SMALL | KQED

1A: The Obama Care Repeal Efforts: Your Questions Answered by Staff

WBEZ’s Curious City: “Who’s Your Chinaman?”: The Origins Of An Offensive Piece Of Chicago Political Slang by Monica Eng

KUT’s ATXplained: When a Loop Is Not a Loop: The History, Mystery and Misery of MoPac by Jimmy Maas

BBC Birmingham: Three things you wanted to know by Staff

WMUK’s Why’s That: “Why’s That?” Explores the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital’s Farming Days by Sehvilla Mann

Bruzz’s Big City: How many homeless people are there in Brussels? by Laurent Vermeersch

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Why do three Seattle blocks have their own ZIP codes? by Amy Rolph

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Why Did Our Streetcars Go Away? And Can We Bring Them Back? by Erica Peterson

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Why does the STM authorize Jehovah’s Witnesses on the Metro? (in French) by Jeff Yates

Week of January 9

KQED’s Bay Curious: Sutro Tower: The Origins of an ‘Eyesore’ by Jessica Placzek

OLIVIA ALLEN-PRICE | KQED

VPR’s Brave Little State: What’s The Deal With Coydogs? by Angela Evancie

WBEZ’s Curious City: Icebreakers Of The Chicago River: How Bubblers, Boats And Brawn Keep The City Safe Each Winter by John Fecile

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: The Story Behind Milwaukee’s Iconic Address Tiles by Joy Powers

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: Why do buildings stay empty so long? by Rex Davenport

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Why Did Jimi Hendrix Play Jefferson Street? by Chas Sisk

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious: Pickleball, swimming during thunderstorms, and more by Sean Tubbs

Week of January 2

KQED’s Bay Curious: Does San Jose Deserve the Nickname ‘Man Jose’? by Jessica Placzek

JESSICA PLACZEK | KQED

WHYY: So, what’s the deal with Pennsylvania’s liquor laws? by Jim Saksa

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: Why do buildings stay empty so long? by Rex Davenport

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: If you give your 747 bus ticket to a foreigner at the airport, can he reuse it? by Roxane Léouzon

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious: Pickleball, swimming during thunderstorms, and more by Sean Tubbs

WBEZ’s Curious City: Curious City Live: This Show Was A Disaster! by Staff

WABE’s We Hear You: We Heard You: How Do You Reach Across The Political Divide? by Mary Claire Kelly

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: Why Was the First Municipal Nuclear Power Plant Built in Piqua? WYSO Curious Cuts to the Core by Char Daston

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Curious Louis finds out what it’s like to live in one of St. Louis’ flounder houses by Stephanie Lecci

Bitch Media’s Reader Question: Bitch’s Best Books of 2016 by Bitch HQ

Week of December 26

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious: Local resource networks pave way for minority entrepreneurs by Aaron Richardson

JOSH MANDELL | CHARLOTTESVILLE TOMORROW

WBEZ’s Curious City: O’Hare’s Ghost: Whatever Happened to Terminal 4? by Yolanda Perdomo

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: How can Kenosha area newcomers best fit in? by Terry Flores

BBC’s Birmingham & Black Country: West Midlands: Four things you wanted to know by Staff

Bruzz’s Big City: What are the dirtiest streets of Brussels? by Laurent Vermeersch

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: What’s The Ratio Of U of L To UK Fans In Louisville? by Rick Howlett

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Why Are There So Many Mattress Stores? by Eddie Garcia

BBC’s Birmingham & Black Country: What are the best ways of helping homeless people? by Staff

Week of December 19

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: The Year Jimi Hendrix Jammed On Jefferson Street And How It Still Reverberates by Chas Sisk

CHAS SISK | WPLN

WBEZ’s Curious City & The Chicago Architecture Foundation: The Willis Tower In 150 Years by Jesse Dukes and Jen Masengarb

BBC’s UGC: Strikes show contempt says Downing Street by Staff

BBC’s Birmingham & Black Country: West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know by Staff

Bruzz’s Big City: What is the probability of detection for fare evasion on the STIB network? (in Dutch) by Jean-Marie Binst and Luana Difficile

YLE’s Sun Juttu: Diplomats and students started it — now Helsinki is already talking about it in 135 languages (in Finnish) by Lena Nelskyla

Week of December 12

WBEZ’s Curious City: Christmas Tree Lots: Who are the Folks Who Keep the Season Bright? by Monica Eng

KATHERINE NAGASAWA | WBEZ

Current’s Currently Curious: Three letters for a young public radio job-seeker by April Simpson

Current’s Currently Curious: More advice for a soon-to-be college grad beginning her career in public radio by April Simpson

Current’s Currently Curious: Focus on opportunity before location when starting out in public radio by April Simpson

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why is Adam Goodes’ Australian of the Year plaque covered in perspex? by Sonya Gee and Nevanka McKeon

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: North Point: A Milwaukee Water Tower That Never Held Water by Mitch Teich

Bruzz’s Big City: Wild parakeets survive the winter in Brussels? by Luana Difficile and Jean-Marie Binst

KQED’s Bay Curious: Did the Emptying of Mental Hospitals Contribute to Homelessness? by Jessica Placzek

WBEZ’s Curious City: ‘Gratest’ Fear: The Psychology Behind Chicago’s Sidewalk Grates by Laura Pavin

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Why won’t this pink stuff stop growing in my bathroom? by Amy Rolph

KALW’s Hey Area: Meet the team who monitors the water quality in the Bay by Angela Johnston

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: Bowfin Ruin history remains a mystery by Diane Giles

Week of December 5

Bitch Media’s Reader Question: 20 for 20 Pop Culture Moments: When did your feminism spark? by Dahlia Grossman-Heinze

DAHLIA GROSSMAN-HEINZE | BITCH MEDIA

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: Your Most Pressing Dakota Access Pipeline Questions, Answered by Jordan Wirfs-Brock and Leigh Paterson

WMMT’s Central Appalachia Wonders (CAW): Rural Road Erosion in Coalfields Appalachia #1 by Kelli Haywood

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What’s the History of Pompeii Square in Milwaukee? by Marti Mikkelson

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: How Mound Street Got Its Name by Emily Thompson

WBEZ’s Curious City: When Church Meets State: Picking Apart Prayer in Aurora’s City Council by Marc Filippino

VPR’s Brave Little State: Almost 100,000 Vermonters Voted For Donald Trump. Why? by Melody Bodette, Taylor Dobbs, Alex Keefe, Rebecca Sananes, and Howard Weiss-Tisman

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: What’s up with ‘The Trestle?’ by Kelly Moffitt

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Why are Dred and Harriet Scott buried in different cemeteries? Curious Louis finds out by Mary Delach Leonard

Bruzz’s Big City: Why is the statue of Jeanneke Pis not next to Manneken Pis? by Luana Difficile and Jean-Marie Binst

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Is Canberra the roundabout capital of Australia? by Tom Stewart-Moore

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: What’s With All The New Hotels Downtown? by Roxanne Scott

KQED’s Bay Curious: There’s a Secret Message to Decode in San Jose by Rachael Myrow

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: Why Does Dayton Have Trolley Buses? WYSO Curious Hops Onboard by Char Daston

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Where does the dirt go from Seattle’s big construction projects? by Joshua McNichols

WBEZ’s Curious City: Revisiting The Changing Views Of The Coveted Demographic: Suburban Women Voters (Weekend Edition Sunday)

Week of November 28

KQED’s Bay Curious: Where Did the Wild Parrots of San Francisco Come From? by Jessica Placzek

JESSICA PLACZEK | KQED

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: What’s the longest-run pizza place in Kenosha? by Heather Larson Poyner

WBEZ’s Curious City: City Beautiful? Why Some Chicago Neighborhoods Have Viaduct Art and Others Don’t by Jake Smith

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What’s the story behind the strange gate in Collector? by Georgia Hitch

WBEZ’s Curious City: Home For The Holidays: How Many Chicagoans Are Actually From Chicago? by Max Green

Bruzz’s Big City: Where can you eat the most delicious waffles in Brussels? by Luana Difficile and Laurent Vermeersch

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: What Happened To Columbus’s Streetcars? by Gabe Rosenberg

KCRW: How can I help the homeless? by Caitlin Shamberg

Week of November 21

WBEZ’s Curious City: Tips for Hunting Chicago’s Long-lost Recipes by Monica Eng

KATHERINE NAGASAWA | WBEZ

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious: Numerous county parks still waiting for funds by Josh Mandell

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: The mystery of the vanishing numbered streets by Rachel Lippmann

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How many births and deaths are there in Canberra on an average day? by Tegan Osborne

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Camels, Minarets and Domes: What’s the Story Behind the Tripoli Shrine on Wisconsin Avenue? by Maayan Silver

Bruzz’ Big City: Why are there no more trams that connect Brussels with other cities? by Luana Difficile and Laurent Vermeersch

Current’s Currently Curious: When GOP last held control, funding for public broadcasting remained steady by Dru Sefton

Journal Métro’s CurioCitè: What will we do with the debris following the demolition of the Bonaventure? by Roxane Léouzon

Week of November 14

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Marble Hall: A Contender for Milwaukee’s Oldest Building by Rachel Owens

RACHEL OWENS | WUWM

Wichita Eagle’s Curious Wichita: Why the stoplights downtown are so bad and when they could get better by Oliver Morrison

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why does Canberra have so few pubs? by Sonya Gee

WMUK’s Why’s That: Brick Mystery Solved! Plus, How a Book Changed Kalamazoo’s Main Drag by Sehvilla Mann

YLE’s Sun Juttu: Helsinki’s scarred face — are you leading you past the traces of the war without realizing it? (in Finnish)

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why Are BART Trains So Loud? by Sam Hartnett

WFTS’s Good Question: Parents say dance studio owner closed abruptly, owing them money by Adam Walser

Bruzz’s Big City: How many vehicles driving with sirens in Brussels? And is that right? (in Dutch) by Luana Difficile and Jean-Marie Binst

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Paynes Prairie Goes On Without Management by Brooke Steinberg

Week of November 7

KUOW’s Local Wonder: You know that tab you tear off your ballot? Here’s why it exists by Amy Rolph

JIM GATES | KUOW

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: You’ll be asked for a photo ID, but you do NOT need one to vote in Michigan by Mark Brush and Kate Wells

NPR’s Goats + Soda: You Asked, We Answer: Can Microloans Lift Women Out Of Poverty? by Nurith Aizenman

NPR Goats + Soda: How You can Stop antibiotic resistance (and still eat bacon) by Michaeleen Doucleff

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Why Do We Give Directions With Landmarks That No Longer Exist? by Laura Ellis

WFTS’s Good Question: Winn-Dixie closes four pharmacies in Tampa Bay area by Nicole Grigg

WBEZ’s Curious City: Why The Illinois Lottery’s Been No Jackpot For Schools by Miles Bryan

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why are the streets in Canberra so dark? by Andrew Bell

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: Why no north-side Starbucks location? by Rex Davenport

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: South Side of Milwaukee, Your Bar Dice Rules Aren’t Wrong — Just Different by LaToya Dennis

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Why We’re ‘Music City,’ According To Ken Burns by Mack Linebaugh

VPR’s Brave Little State: What Is The Status Of The Abenaki Native Americans In Vermont Today? by Angela Evancie

Bruzz’s Big City: Why is the Law Courts for so long in the pipeline? (in Dutch) by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

Week of October 31 🎃

You might remember Community Manager Julia Haslanger roundup of 4 ways Hearken newsrooms have gotten their audiences involved in election coverage. She mentioned that five Texas newsrooms, including our partner KUT in Austin, were teaming up to collect questions about the election from Texans all over the state and promised to dig into the “most intriguing questions and story ideas” from their listeners. Here are the results of that collaboration, TXDecides, which came out this week!

JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON | KUT

Why Is Voter Turnout So Low in Texas? by Travis Bubenik

Can We Vote For Third Party Candidates In Texas? by Ryan Poppe

How Did Texas End Up With Such Screwy Political Districts? by Christopher Connelly

How Secure Is Electronic Voting In Texas? by Andrew Schneider (KUHF News)

Why Is Texas So Red, And How Did It Get That Way? by Ben Philpott

Here are the rest of this week’s Hearken-powered stories!

ABC’s Curious Canberra: When the zombie apocalypse occurs what places in Canberra will be the safest? by Siobhan Heanue

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: ‘Water Witching’ And The Search For Unmarked Graves by Mack Linebaugh

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: Exploring the city’s haunted places by Daniel Gaitan

WBEZ’s Curious City: Second City: The Origins of Chicago’s One-way Rivalry with New York by Jesse Dukes

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Is There a Star of David on the Original Miller Brewhouse? Well, Not Exactly. by Joy Powers

Current’s Currently Curious: A soon-to-be college grad wonders where to start in public radio by April Simpson

Bruzz’s Big City: Where can I sail through Brussels with a boat? by Jean-Marie Binst and Luana Difficile

WNPR’s The Beaker: “At what age do skunk kits acquire ability to deploy their spray? We are enjoying watching a skunk family — from a distance.” by Patrick Skahill


In case you missed it, get in the Halloween spirit today with Assistant Community Manager Summer Fields’s roundup of 6 spooky audience-driven stories from our partner newsrooms. 👻

Week of October 24

VPR’s Brave Little State: Your Vermont Ghost Stories: A Halloween Special From Brave Little State by Angela Evancie and Alex Keefe

ARON GARCEAU | VPR

Bruzz’s Big City: Where can I pee legally and for free in Brussels? (in Dutch) by Sara De Sloover and Luana Dificille

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Is there a moat around the National Library of Australia? by Sonya Gee

WBEZ’s Curious City: Fighting For Scraps: What It Would Take For Chicago To Get Citywide Composting by Monica Eng

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Discarded Cigarette Butts: More Than An Annoying Eyesore in Milwaukee by Susan Bence

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: What’s the plan for dead ash trees? by Jeffrey Zampanti

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Why are there so many rats in Seattle? by Ashley Ahearn

Current’s Currently Curious: Collapse of Oregon call center leaves public media in the lurch by Mike Janssen

Week of October 16

KUT’s ATXplained: Why Are There So Many Crickets Around Austin This Time of Year? by Mose Buchele

MOSE BUCHELE | KUT

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How does ABC News Canberra decide what stories to cover? by Kanika Kirpalani and Sonya Gee

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Mino-akking, Mahn-a-waukke: What’s the Origin of the Word ‘Milwaukee’? by Bonnie Petrie

WMUK’s Why’s That: Pavement Was a Passionate Topic in Early Kalamazoo by Sehvilla Mann

Bruzz’s Big City: I live in the Marcel Grunerstraat in Molenbeek. Who was he? by Bettina Hubo and Luana Difficile

BBC Russia: Britain as it is — the answers to your questions by Jüri Vendik and Jana Litvinova

Week of October 7

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Is Fred Douglas Park Named For A Famed Abolitionist? by Blake Farmer

TONY GONZALEZ | WPLN

Wichita Eagle’s Curious Wichita: Do Kansas lawmakers personally benefit from tax cuts? by Bryan Lowry

Kenosha News’s Curious Kenosha: How did Petrifying Springs Get Its Name? by Diane Giles

WBEZ’s Curious City: Daley vs. Little Italy: Did the Mayor Drop UIC on the Neighborhood Out of Spite? by Monica Eng

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why don’t we ever hear anything about Canberra’s sister cities? by Alkira Reinfrank

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s CVille Curious: Could old shopping centers accommodate new affordable housing? by Sean Tubbs

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: A Stream Runs Under It: Wisconsin’s State Fair Park Covers Part of Honey Creek by Bonnie North

VPR’s Brave Little State: Breaking Down Your Vermont Utility Bills, Charge By Charge by Alex Keefe

Bruzz’s Big City: Why are student rooms in Brussels more expensive than elsewhere? by Bettina Hubo and Luana Difficile

KALW’s Hey Area: The case of San Francisco’s missing O Street by Steven Short

Michigan Radio’s MICurious: It’s not so easy to recycle if you live or work in downtown Detroit by Menachem Kaiser

Week of October 3

KUT’s ATXplained: Why Does It Take So Long to Get Anything Built in Austin? by Syeda Hasan

JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON | KUT

WBEZ’s Curious City: From Rails to Trails: The Economic Impact of Chicago’s Repurposed Railways by Sean Kennedy

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why are there bears tied to trees along the Kings Highway? by Tom Lowrey

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: There In Form, But Not In Function: Milwaukee’s Timeless Clock by Rachel Morello

Bruzz’s Big City: Why are there so few ATMs in Brussels? (in Dutch) by Danny Vileyn and Luana Difficile

YLE’s Sun Juttu: My home on the sea and the golf courses in the vicinity of the Uusimaa — less than 30,000 Euros (in Finnish) by Tero Koskinen

NHPR: You Asked, She Answered: Hassan Fields Your Questions on Refugees, Money in Politics by Casey McDermott

Current’s Currently Curious: Even after retiring, MPR founder Bill Kling seeks to improve public radio by Tyler Falk

Week of September 26

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Public School Funding And Lottery Dollars: Where Does the Money Go? by Keri Brown

KERI BROWN | WFDD

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why do most Canberra number plates start with Y? by Sonya Gee

WBEZ’s Curious City: From Rust to Repurposed: A Second Life for Chicago’s Abandoned Bikes by Marc Filippino

YLE’s Sun Juttu: Forest Disputes in Helsinki: Green party disillusioned (in Finnish) by Mikko Rita

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: In Wisconsin, a Bloody Mary isn’t Complete Unless it has a Beer Chaser by Ann Elise-Henzl

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Curious Louis’ Question Generator by Brent Jones, Aaron Doerr and Kimberly Springer

KALW’s Hey Area: Who’s worked at KALW the longest? by Steven Short

KALW’s Hey Area: Will BART damage my hearing? by Eli Wirtschafter

Bruzz’s Big City: What is the oldest building or structure in Brussels? by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

NHPR: You Asked. They Answered. Candidates For Governor Sound Off on Your Questions. by Casey McDermott

VPR’s Brave Little State: Tell Us Your Favorite Vermont Ghost Story, For A Brave Little State Halloween Special by Angela Evancie

KUT’s ATXplained: How Did Austin Become the Live Music Capital of the World? by Mose Buchele

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Why is Seattle so racially segregated? by Jamala Henderson

Journal Metro: Where are the underground rivers of Montreal? by Mathias Marchal

Bitch Media: It’s Complicated: Disability, and Representation in Margarita, with a Straw by s.e. smith

Week of September 19

WUWM’s Bubble Talk: Walker’s Point: A Gathering Space For Milwaukee’s LGBT Community 75 Years and Counting by Audrey Nowakowski

WISCONSIN LGBT HISTORY PROJECT | WUWM

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: What are the brushes on each side of the escalator? by Laurence Houde-Roy

WBEZ’s Curious City: The Making of Polish Chicago by Jesse Dukes

ABC’s Curious Canberra: True or false? Canberra buses are the most subsidised in the country by Jesse Dorsett

Wichita Eagle’s Curious Wichita: Is arena noise hazardous to your hearing? by Oliver Morrison

Wichita Eagle’s Curious Wichita: How loud is Intrust Bank Arena compared to the rest of Wichita? by Oliver Morrison

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: What happened to the whimsical Red Grooms Carousel — and why it could spin again by Chas Sisk

WMUK’s Why’s That?: A watershed moment for Davis Creek? by Sehvilla Mann

YLE’s Sun Juttu: Do some neighborhoods have more burglaries than others? (in Finnish) by Ilona Kovisto

Bruzz’s Big City: Why does the European Quarter have the postcode 1040 rather than the code for the rest of Brussels? by Michael Bellon and Luana Difficile

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why does San Jose have so many urban islands? By Ericka Cruz Guevarra

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: USDA increases beetle trapping to save ash trees by Gabriela DeAlmeida

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: Where is the illusive Ohio Valley? by Sam Hendren

Week of September 12

WBEZ’s Curious City: The Painters Who Give Chicago’s Grocery Signs The Human Touch by Liz Stanton

KATHLEEN ROONEY | WBEZ

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Who owns my DNA when I send it off for analysis? by Sonya Gee

Bitch Media: No unsupervised women allowed by Dahlia Grossman-Heinze

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Stone Faces Stand Guard Over Milwaukee’s Bay View High School by Marge Pitrof

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Yes, There Was A Real Granny White And Her Story Reads Like Legend by Blake Farmer

Bruzz’s Big City: How did Brussels get its height? Naturally or via construction? (in Dutch)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Curious Louis finds out what it’s like to live in one of St. Louis’ flounder houses by Stephanie Lecci

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Floridians Will Vote On Solar Panel Amendment by Danielle Veenstra

Bitch Media’s Reader Question: Water Is Life: Native Groups Push Back Against Environmental Racism by Vivian Underhill

Week of September 5

Bitch Media’s Reader Question: A Binary Is a Wonderful Thing to Break: New Study Rejects the Idea of “Male” and “Female” Brains by Rebecca Koon

AIMEE CHANG | BITCH MEDIA

WBEZ’s Curious City: How Chicago Beaches Get and Keep That Nice Fine Sand by Laura Pavin

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why are Canberra’s fire engines yellow instead of red like other states? by Georgia Hitch

Wichita Eagle’s Curious Wichita: Elevator man ain’t messing around by Oliver Morrison

YLE’s Sun Juttu: Heavy traffic scares cyclists on the pavement in Vaasa (in Finnish) by Filip Sten

VPR’s Brave Little State: Does Vermont Really Have An Embezzlement Problem? by Alex Keefe and Angela Evancie

WBEZ’s Curious City: Chicago Parks Drinking Fountains That Tested Positive For LeadSo Far by Monica Eng

Bruzz’s Big City: How many foxes are there in Brussels? by Jules Lemmens and Luana Difficile

YLE’s Sun Juttu: The origins of names in the City of Helsinki (in Finnish) by Esa Koivuranta

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: Is A Petroleum Engineering Degree A Good Idea? by Catherine Roberts

Week of August 29

KUT’s ATXplained: Why Are Grocery Stores So Hot for Hatch Chile Peppers? by Kate McGee

LISSETH LOPEZ | KUT

KUT’s ATXplained: Your Hottest Takes on That Hatch Chile Story by Andrew Weber

Wichita Eagle: Is vehicle tax fraud a problem? The cost of making cheaters pay up by Oliver Morrison

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: Is A Petroleum Engineering Degree A Good Idea? by Catharine Roberts

WBEZ’s Curious City: Displaced: When The Eisenhower Expressway Moved In, Who Was Forced Out? by Katherine Nagasawa

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Who looks after the traffic lights in Canberra? by James Fettes

Bitch Media: Off Brand: The Limits of Celebrity Feminism by Andi Zeisler

WBEZ’s Curious City: Most Kids On the Block: Searching for Chicago’s Family-Packed Neighborhoods by Chris Hagan

Bruzz’s Big City: What’s keeping the RER project from starting? (in Dutch) by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Best blackberry pie you will ever eat ever by Ann Dornfield

KUOW’s Local Wonder: The strange, twisted story behind Seattle’s blackberries by Ann Dornfield

Week of August 22

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: How We Got Left With A Nice Station And No Passenger Train by Blake Farmer

JAY MATHER | WPLN

YLE’s Sun Juttu: Is the Alvar Aalto-designed “crap outhouse” protected? (in Finnish) by Mikko Rita

WBEZ’s Curious City: Why The 1992 Loop Flood Is The Most Chicago Story Ever by Jesse Dukes

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How culturally diverse is Canberra? by Siobhan Heanue

Current’s Currently Curious: A reader asks: What’s Public Radio International’s future within WGBH? by Tyler Falk

Bruzz’s Big City: Is a daily glass of Geuze good for your health? (in Dutch) by Steven van Garsse and Luana Difficile

VPR’s Brave Little State: Vermont’s Mysterious Rest Area Sculptures, Hiding In Plain Sight by Angela Evancie

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why Aren’t There Any Strip Clubs in the East Bay? by Adizah Eghan

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: How Did Ohio State Get The ZIP Code 43210? by Thomas Bradley

Week of August 15

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Changing The Way We Wait At Winston-Salem’s Bus Stops by David Ford

DAVID FORD | WFDD

WBEZ’s Curious City: Why Is Gambling Banned On The CTA? by Logan Jaffe

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why is Canberra’s CBD called Civic and not City? by Sonya Gee

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: Why does the Miami Valley Hospital send out CareFlights? WYSO Curious Climbs into the Cockpit by Char Daston

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious: Coordination in early stages for Hydraulic Road intersection planning by Sean Tubbs

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: We Try Rolling Up Warner Park’s ‘Gravity Hill’ by Chas Sisk and Mack Linebaugh

Bruzz’s Big City: Is the Basilica of Koekelberg really as huge as it looks? by Luana Difficile and Len Buggenhout

WMUK’s Why’s That: Kalamazoo House Has 8 Sides for a Reason by Sehvilla Mann

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: Ohio State Fair Used Expired Butter For Butter Sculpture, Forgoes Biodiesel Recycling by Thomas Bradley

KCPT’s Curious KC: Why Does It Smell Like Patchouli At 31st & Main? by Lindsey Foat

Week of August 8

WBEZ’s Curious City: Veggies in City Planters: Tasty Kale Bait or Jailbait? by Monica Eng

MONICA ENG | WBEZ

WBEZ’s Curious City: Zeppelin Poseurs: Why Chicago’s Airship Dreams Never Took Off by Jason Nargis and Logan Jaffe

WFTS’s Good Question: New group hoping to help improve St. Pete’s Williams Park by Kera Mashek

Bruzz’s Big City: Why is South Station Gare du Midi in French? by Danny Vileyn, Joachim Nijs, and Luana Difficile

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Are Canberra’s iconic bus shelters found anywhere else in the world? by Sonya Gee

VPR’s Brave Little State: Cow’ Or ‘Ke-ow’? The Past, Present And Future Of The Vermont Accent by Alex Keefe and Angela Evancie

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why Are BART Trains So Loud? by Sam Harnett

Week of August 1

KUOW’s Local Wonder: What’s the right way to go around Green Lake? by Isolde Raftery

ISOLDE RAFTERY | KUOW PHOTO

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: How An Unusual Flag Helps Tell City’s Civil War History by Chas Sisk

WBEZ’s Curious City: A Tale of Resale: How Big Chains’ Rejected Produce Ends Up in Local Grocery Stores by Monica Eng

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why are pine trees dying in Kowen Forest? by Craig Allen

WFTS’s Good Question: Vacant office complex in Valrico could see new life by Carson Chambers

KUT’s ATXplained: Boy, Did Y’all Have Opinions About That Keep Austin Weird Story. by Andrew Weber

Bruzz’s Big City: Where does our drinking water come from? (in Dutch) by Luana Difficile

WFYI’s Curious Indy: What could be seen as Indy’s most iconic ad campaign? by Ashley Shuler

YLE’s Sun Juttu: Espoo residents happy to live in the moment (in Finnish) by Markus Heikkilä

Michigan Radio’s MICurious: Why mental health services in Michigan vary from county to county by Lev Facher

Michigan Radio’s MICurious: Why do mental health resources vary so widely across Michigan? by Stateside Staff

Week of July 25

WBEZ’s Curious City: Why Chicago Lightning Bugs Light Up One Neighborhood But Not the Next by Sean Kennedy

MELANIE O AND TSAIIAN | FLICKR/WBEZ

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: The Ballets Russes Performed in Dayton? A Front-Row Seat with WYSO Curious by Char Daston

WFTS’s Good Question: How public pools protect against parasites by Ashley Yore

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: What’s Up With That Golden-Domed Bank On Charlotte Pike? by Mack Linebaugh

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Why There’s No Curbside Glass Recycling — For Now by Tony Gonzalez

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why do Canberrans pronounce Manuka differently? by Sonya Gee

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious: School officials: Little savings, many complications from consolidation by Aaron Richardson

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Is There a Waterfall in Menomonee Falls? by Mitch Teich

Bitch Media: It’s All In Your Head: The Dangers of Disbelieving Female Pain by Caroline Reilly

KALW’s Hey Area: Why is the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge so long? by Lisa Cantrell

Bruzz’s Big City: How big was the Sonian Forest originally? (in Dutch) by Luana Difficile

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: What Are Those Mysterious Holes On Newberry Road? by Lauren Johnson

Week of July 18

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why Are There Ships Buried Under San Francisco? by Jessica Placzek

MADELINE GOBBO | KQED

YLE’s Sun Juttu: Circus Men tell of a lost time in Töölö — first wrestling, then admiring polar bears (in Finnish) by Ella Mikola

Bitch Media: Why It Matters That Male Film Critics Vastly Outnumber Female Film Critics by Emily McCarty

Bruzz’s Big City: Is it true that there is a secret tunnel runs under the Market? (In Dutch) by Jean-Marie Binst and Luana Difficile

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: Why Is There A Craft Beer Boom In Columbus? by Thomas Bradley

WBEZ’s Curious City: Journey to the Heart of the City by Chris Hagan

YLE’s Sun Juttu: “Why are citizens not listened to?” and three other questions at the Malmi airport (in Finnish) by Markus Heikkilä

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What’s left of the NASA operations in the ACT? by Jesse Dorsett

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious?: Tiny housing in Charlottesville — is it possible? by Tim Dodson

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: Why don’t we have wireless electricity? by Rebecca Jacobson and Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Chicago Tribune’s Ask Blue Sky: Are tech opportunities spreading outside downtown Chicago? by Ally Marotti

KCRW: Is it easier to clean up soil spills than ocean spills? by Keon Zemoudeh

KCRW: Insights into fracking in Santa Barbara County by Keon Zemoudeh

Mediaworks (beol.hu): Bike trails have become unusable after the heavy rains (in Hungarian) by Licska Balázs

Week of July 11

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Why Are The Skyscrapers So Short? by Anna Butrico

ANNA BUTRICO | WPLN

WBEZ’s Curious City: Hidden in Plain Sight: Inside Downtown Chicago’s Windowless, Doorless Buildings by Jennifer Masengarb and Jesse Dukes

Bitch Media: Making a Better, Smarter “Strong Female Character” by Jennifer K. Stuller

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What is special about the park on the corner of State Circle and Kings Avenue? by Sonya Gee

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: More Than A Bar: Riverwest Public House Builds Community by Marti Mikkelson

Bitch Media: Breaking out of the Brexit Binary by Felicia L. Montalvo

WMUK’s Why’s That: 1920s Scandal Has Namesake in Van Buren County by Sehvilla Mann

WAMU’s What’s With Washington: Is There A Washington D.C. Accent? by Matthew S. Schwartz

Mediaworks (bama.hu): Several companies settle in the Southern Industrial Park by Attila Babos

Mediaworks (heol.hu): Will the Katona square market be sold or not? by Alexander Sike

Bruzz’s Big City: Why does the Metro sometimes make sudden stops? by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

KALW’s Hey Area: How the width of BART tracks affects your commute by Angela Johnston

YLE’s Sun Juttu: From manor estate to suburb — how the train line transformed Kilo (in Finnish) by Jussi Salmela

Week of July 4

STL’s Curious Louis: How do the operators get up in the tall cranes? by Durrie Bouscaren

DURRIE BOUSCAREN | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

NJTV’s Ask Away: Should NJ Move to Merge Local school districts? by Erin Delmore

Mediaworks (beol.hu): Pécs movement was launched against “massive prostitution” by Attila Babos

Mediaworks (beol.hu): Getting closer to the M44 highway by Gábor Papp

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Can people own land in the ACT? by Gordon Taylor

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: How Were Germans Treated in Milwaukee During The World Wars? by Joy Powers

WBEZ’s Curious City: Getting to the Bottom of Lake Michigan’s Legendary ‘Shark Attack’ by Jesse Dukes

Bruzz’s Big City: Can I eat french fries in Brussels that are not fried in animal fat? by Luana Difficile and Liesbet Aerts

KQED’s Bay Curious: How Much Truth Is There to Those ‘Speed Enforced by Aircraft’ Signs? by Kelly O’Mara

Bitch Media: Black Homes Matter: San Francisco’s Gentrification and the Fight to Save Midtown Park Apartments by Zoe Samudzi

Mediaworks (beol.hu): Once it was a hotel, now it is a giant billboard by Licska Balázs

KQED’s Bay Curious: Homelessness: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers by Jessica Placzek

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious: Flexibility in zoning desired by some, opposed by others by Sean Tubbs

WBEZ’s Curious City: Chicago Park District Shuts Down Two Fountains Due To Lead Concerns by Monica Eng

Week of June 27

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: How Did Socialist Mayors Impact Milwaukee? by Ann-Elise Henzl

MILWAUKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY | WUWM

Mediaworks (bama.hu): Pecs Akvapark will be built from the 20 billion forint cities program by Attila Babos

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why aren’t new suburbs named after Prime Ministers? by Sonya Gee

Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky: How are nonprofits using tech to advance their causes? by Ally Marotti

Bruzz’s Jouw Vraag (Big City): Was there ever a mayor for the whole city and the surrounding (sub) municipalities? (in Dutch) by Luana Difficile and Danny Vileyn

ABC’s Curious Campaign: How does the Australian Electoral Commission determine the boundaries of a division? by Nick Harmsen

WBEZ’s Curious City: Chicago Park District Testing Water For Lead by Monica Eng

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why aren’t new suburbs named after Prime Ministers? by Jeff Yates

Chronicle of Higher Education: Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning? by Emma Pettit

Journal Metro’s CurioCitè: Why can we freely play most sports in Montreal’s parks but not tennis? by Mathias Marchal

Week of June 20, 2016

KQED’s Bay Curious: What Happens to Raccoons Trapped in San Francisco? by Jessica Placzek

KQED

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: Can We Turn Power Plants’ Wasted Heat Into Power? by Catharine Roberts

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What is ‘the thing’ lying lakeside by the Lindsay Pryor Arboretum? by Elise Fantin

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Why Do Sidewalks in Milwaukee Have Dates Stamped on Them? by Mitch Teich

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: How The ‘Black Bottom’ Neighborhood Got Its Name — And Lost It by Tony Gonzalez

Bruzz’s Jouw Vraag (Big City): Why are the plane trees in Brussels being pruned so drastically? by Bettina Hubo

Bitch Media: How Young Feminists of Color are Transforming the Labor Movement by Sheila Bapat

KALW’s Hey Area: Why do planes flying over the Peninsula sound so much louder these days? by Audrey Dilling

STL’s Curious Louis: Why are there so many cemeteries on St. Charles Rock Road? by Rachel Lippman

Journal Metro’s CurioCité: Is the Château Ramezay haunted? (in French) by Luana Difficile and Danny Vileyn

Week of June 13

WBEZ’s Curious City: Stories Behind CTA ‘L’ Lines’ Strange Curves, Dips and Twists by Sean Kennedy

JOE MILLS | WBEZ

WAMU’s What’s With Washington: Why don’t Washingtonians take more fashion risks? on The Kojo Nnamdi Show

ABC’s Curious Campaign: When an independent senator dies in office, who fills the casual vacancy? by Nick Harmsen

STL’s Curious Louis: Why do Missourians have to pay personal property taxes? by Jason Rosenbaum

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Meet Tony Jones of Tuggeranong by Sonya Gee

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Cville Curious: Local startups need more common space, connections to thrive by Aaron Richardson

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What’s The Story With Milwaukee’s Police Call Boxes? by Rachel Morello

WMUK’s Why’s That: A Tiny Park With A Tragic Story by Rebecca Thiele

Journal Metro’s CurioCité: What is the maximum wind speed that can be experienced when entering a subway station? by Roxane Léouzon

Bitch Media: Art Collective Electric Machete Is a Movement for Latinx Artists by Sheila Bapat

Bruzz’s Big City: Who chooses the music in the subway? (in Dutch) by Michael Bellon

ABC’s Curious Campaign: How would the Parliament look under proportional voting? by Nick Harmsen

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Grades On Standardized Testing Mixed, Even As Frequency Increases by Keri Brown

Journal Metro’s CurioCité: How much do the owners of taxi companies in Montreal earn? (in French) by Jeff Yates

Week of June 6

STL’s Curious Louis: How did Dogtown get its name? by Mary Delach Leonard

MARY DELACH LEONARD | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

WBEZ’s Curious City: BYOB Restaurants Can Now Charge Corkage Fees, But Will They? by Andrew Gill

ABC’s Curious Campaign: Why do we have compulsory voting? by Nick Harmsen

Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky: Is CPS making good on its computer science promise? by Amina Elahi

WBEZ’s Curious City: What Killed The Cook County Fair? by Laura Pavin

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Public Education And Ten Years Of Change by Keri Brown

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Why Is There a Street Named for Henry Clay in Whitefish Bay? by Audrey Nowakowski

Journal Metro’s CurioCité: What is the cost per passenger per km for different modes of common transport: buses, Bixi, subway, train, streetcar and cable car? (in French) by Marie-Eve Shaffer

Journal Metro’s CurioCité: Why can’t the STM provide an annual statement of its purchase of securities recognized by Revenu Québec? by Mathias Marchal

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Nashville’s Most Impressive Tunnels Are For Sewage, Not Secrets by Tony Gonzalez

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Why A Mysterious Indian Appears On The City Seal by Blake Farmer

Bruzz’s Big City: Can you spend the night in a public park? (in Dutch) by Luana Difficile and Michael Michiels

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What is the history of Havelock House? by Georgia Hitch

ABC’s Curious Campaign: How does the ABC weigh coverage between political parties and issues? by Nick Harmsen

ABC’s Curious Campaign: Why do we have pencils and not pens at polling booths? by Nick Harmsen

ABC’s Curious Campaign: How are political campaigns funded? by Nick Harmsen

Week of May 31

KQED’s Bay Curious: Do people drive less on Spare the Air days? by Lisa Marie Potter

KQED

KUT’s ATXplained: We Followed a Soda Can on Its Infinite Voyage Through Austin’s Recycling Stream by Mose Buchele

Bitch Media: A Short Resource Guide to Food, Race, and Cultural Approriation by Eva Recinos

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Did You Know There’s An Ancient Coral Reef in Wauwatosa? by Susan Bence

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: Why is the airport called “Port Columbus”? by Olivia Miltner

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: How Much Should You Spend On Energy? Answering Your Questions by Catherine Roberts

Bitch Media: Smashing Through the Boundaries: Heavy Metal’s Racism and Sexism Problem — and How It Can Change by Beth Winegarner

Bruzz’s Big City: Can I buy a house or apartment with my living bonus if I wait until 2017 when they abolish registration fees? by Steven van Garsse and Luana Difficile

ABC’s Curious Campaign: Why have voters not had access to electronic voting? by Nick Harmsen

ABC’s Curious Campaign: What are the major parties’ plans for the NBN by Nick Harmsen

KUOW’s Local Wonder: What will happen when Mount Rainier erupts by Joshua McNichols

ABC’s Curious Campaign: Which senators will get a six-year term and which will only get three? by Nick Harmsen

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: What happens to my trash? by Sam Hendren

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: ABC Stores: Prohibition And The Price Of A Good Drink by Buck Hinman

Week of May 23

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: From Cheese Curds to Custard, Which Signature Food Originated in Milwaukee? by Maayan Silver

Solly’s Butter Burger. MAAYAN SILVER | WUWM

ABC’s Curious Campaign: What are the major parties’ plans for the NBN? by Nick Harmsen

ABC’s Curious Campaign: Election 2016: What are our leaders really thinking about climate change? by Nick Harmsen

Bitch Media: Smashing Through the Boundaries: Heavy Metal’s Racism and Sexism Problem — and How It Can Change by Beth Winegarner

WBEZ’s Curious City: Escape from Chicago: How Long Would It Take to Evacuate? by John Fecile

YLE’s Din Stad: 16 million passengers passed through Helsinki-Vantaa last year (in Swedish) by Tom Lowrey

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why don’t Canberra houses have front fences? by David Saxberg

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: This Fenton man wants to take a big bite of St. Louis’ many cultures — but how? by Nancy Fowler

Current’s Currently Curious: Who’s taking your donation when you call in a pledge? by Mike Janssen

KCRW’s Curious Coast: Why one researcher calls Refugio spill response ‘outdated’ by Kathryn Barnes

KCRW’s Curious Coast: The past and future of regulating oil by Kathryn Barnes

Week of May 16

WMUK’s Why’s That: How Kalamazoo Became “The Paper City” by Sehvilla Mann

SEHVILLA MANN | WMUK

KCRW’s Curious Coast: A year later, what we know about the Refugio oil spill by Kathryn Barnes

WBEZ’s Curious City: Mixed Signals: Do Chicago’s Crosswalk Buttons Actually Work? by Liz Stanton

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How did carp end up in Lake Burley Griffin? by Tom Lowrey

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: The Story Behind Milwaukee’s Round Buildings by LaToya Dennis

WAMU’s What’s With: With SafeTrack Repairs On The Horizon, Are Metro Fares On The Rise? by Martin Di Caro

Journal Metro’s CurioCité: Should the city of Montreal, Quebec conclude its free trade agreement with Montreal, Senegal? (in French) by Sébastien Tanguay

Week of May 9

WBEZ’s Curious City: Why Chicago BYOBs Like Nobody’s Business by Andrew Gill

LOGAN JAFFE | WBEZ

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Is there a speed limit for bikes on footpaths? by Sonya Gee

Journal Metro’s CurioCité: Why is it so hot in summer and winter in the subway? (in French) by Laurence Houde-Roy

Bruzz’s Big City: What is the healthiest? Cycling in the city or not cycling in the city? (in Dutch) by Jelle Couder and Luana Difficile

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Does Lake Michigan Water Make Sausage Taste Better? by Mitch Teich

Week of May 2, 2016

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: What Size Wind Generator Does An Average House Need? by Catharine Roberts

INSIDE ENERGY

WBEZ’s Curious City: Chicago’s Killer View: The Skyline’s Toll On Migratory Birds by Sean Kennedy

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Negative gearing: How many federal politicians do it? by Tom Lowrey

Journal Metro’s CurioCité: What percentage of immigrant students are not repaying loans and grants? (in French) by Dominique Cambro-Goulet

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What’s the Deal with South Milwaukee’s Addresses and Street Names? by Marge Pitrof

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: How Is Panhandling Regulated in Alachua County? by Allison Valdez

Week of April 25, 2016

WUOT’s Local Wonder: Is there really a giant octopus under the Tacoma Narrows Bridge? by Cathy Duchamp

TOM DOUGHERTY | KUOW

WBEZ’s Curious City: Chicago’s Tornado-Proof Delusion by Chloe Prasinos

Bitch Media: The Jungle Book’s Complicated Relationship with Imperialism by Soleil Ho

Bitch Media: Bitchtapes: Forgotten Women of Funk and Soul by Laina Dawes

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Where does our public art come from? by Alkira Reinfrank

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: How To Properly Use Those Gainesville Roundabouts by Amanda Ploener

WAMU’s What’s With Washington: Why Is There Such A Large Ethiopian Population In The Washington Region? by Matthew S. Schwartz

Current’s Currently Curious: TV and radio stations, working together? It’s possible — and potentially powerful by Dru Sefton

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Why are taxes paid directly to Gregory F.X. Daly? by Nathan Rubbelke

Week of April 18

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why isn’t there more ferry service in the Bay Area? by Bryan Goebel

KQED

WBEZ’s Curious City: Jesse White: A Man of Many Portraits by Tony Arnold

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What happened to Lake George? by Elise Pianegonda

STL’s Curious Louis: Why is West Florissant the eastern-most of the other Florissants? by Rachel Lippmann

STL’s Curious Louis: Dee wants to know what’s taking Curious Louis so long to answer questions by Kimberly Springer

YLE’s Din Stad: The Helsinki Ferris wheel will rolll for at least three summers to come (In Swedish) by Helena von Alfthan

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Anthem Community Church Plans Expansion by Caylee Underwood and Dennis Johnson

Week of April 11, 2016

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: What Happened To Hung-Town? WYSO Curious Goes In Search Of Hungarian Dayton by Renee Wild (Community Voices)

RENEE WILD | WYSO

WBEZ’s Curious City: Illinois Has No Budget, So Where Do State Tax Dollars Go, Anyway? by Dan Weissmann

Current’s Currently Curious: Joint licensees breaking down TV, radio barriers by Tyler Falk

YLE’s Din Stad (Your City): Here are the most expensive and the cheapest Airbnb homes in the capital region (in Swedish) by Mira Myllyniemi

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How were the ACT’s boundaries determined? by Craig Allen

WFU/WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Searching For Robin Hood (Road, That Is) by Sean Bueter

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Mosquito Population Expected To Be Worse This Season Due To Abnormal Weather by Krystalle Pinilla

Chronicle of Higher Education: 3 Ways Professors Can Balance Teaching Practical and Theoretical Skills by Corinne Ruff

Week of April 4

KUT’s ATXplained: Part I: Why Do Grackles Flock To Grocery Store Parking Lots at Dusk? by Mose Buchele

A grackle. MOSE BUCHELE | KUT

KUT’s ATXplained: Part II: That Time UT Austin Waged a War on Grackles by Mose Buchele

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What is the Aboriginal history of Canberra? by Tegan Osborne

Current’s Currently Curious: Why isn’t there more collaboration between TV and radio? (Part 2) by Mike Janssen (Find part 1 here.)

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: A Listener Hungers For Closure After Chili Sauce Vanishes by Eddie Garcia

WBEZ’s Curious City: Little Eddie’s Field Trip: The Union Stock Yards Through the Eyes of an Eighth Grader by Monica Eng

WUOT’s Truckbeat Shave, haircut … tooth pulled? The hidden history of dentistry by Jess Mador

YLE’s Din Stad (Your City): Follow Helskini down underground (in Swedish) by Tino Oksanen and Petter West

New Brunswick Today’s NB Questions: Alternate Side Parking Rules in Effect From April Through October by Megan Golish

Week of March 28

Bitch Media: Amid All the Hubub Over The Presidential Race, Abortion Restrictions Slip Into State Legislators by Veronica Arreola

VICTORIA PICKERING | BITCH MEDIA

KQED’s Bay Curious: What would it take to make Lake Merritt swimmable? by Jessica Placzek

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Can More Rail Freight Help Relieve I-75 Congestion? by Stephanie Byrne

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: We take a monumental look at the Civil War in St. Louis by Mary Delach Leonard

Week of March 21

KQED’s Bay Curious: Who Is the Dancer on the Highway 101 Overpass? by Lucas Waldron and Olivia Allen-Price

LUCAS WALDRON | KQED

Bitch Media: Amid All the Hubub Over The Presidential Race, Abortion Restrictions Slip Into State Legislators by Veronica Arreola

KQED’s Bay Curious: What would it take to make Lake Merritt swimmable?Jessica Placzek

WBEZ’s Curious City: Not in Your Front Yard: Why ‘For Sale’ Signs are Banned in Oak Park by Steven Jackson

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Can you swim in Canberra’s lakes? by Sonya Gee

KUOW’s Local Wonder: The Story Behind Seattle’s Obsession With Craftsman Home by Marcie Sillman

YLE’s Din Stad: Where is the next Kallio ? We take the pulse of the Helsinki suburbs by Helena Von Alfthan

Bitch Media: Stuck In The Media Spotlight, LGBT Muslims Often Feel Exploited by Sarah Harvard

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Aldi Gets Approval to Begin Constructing Two Gainesville Stores; No Timeline For Construction Given by Kiara Beard

Week of March 14

KUT’s ATXplained: What’s the Story Behind the ‘Fair Sailing Tall Boy’ Memorial? by Matt Largey

MATT LARGEY | KUT

WBEZ’s Curious City: Have We Hit Peak Mattress? Why Chicago Has So Many Mattress Stores by Derek John

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: What Are Those Blue Lights For Atop Traffic Signals? by Voleer Thomas

WFYI’s Curious Indy: Where Did Pogue’s Run Go? by Ryan Delaney

YLE’s Din Stad: The eternal fire is not eternal —an automatic ignition device by Catariina Salo

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Who is Canberra’s oldest person? by Alkira Reinfrank

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Why does the subway slow more abruptly at the approach of Henri-Bourassa station? by Marie-Eve Shaffer

WMUK’s Why’s That?: Question About Village’s Name Leads to More Questions by Sehvilla Mann

KQED’s Bay Curious: How Does Oakland Turn Food Scraps to Soil? by Lucas Waldron

YLE’s Sun Juttu: It all started with Senate officials, already half of the residents of Espoo had changed from Helsinki (in Finnish) by Jussi Salmela

ABC’s Curious Canberra: How many women in Canberra own small businesses? by Sonya Gee

Week of March 7

WAMU’s What’s With: Are music audiences in DC more subdued? by Ally Schweitzer

ALEX SCHELLDORF | WAMU

ABC’S Curious Canberra: How many women in Canberra own small businesses? by Sonya Gee

YLE’s Din Stad: Has anyone bothered to stay at Suomenlinna in the winter? (in Swedish)

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: How many streets in Montreal are named after a woman? (in French) by Andréanne Chevalier

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: How can a municipality have more registered voters than residents? by Nathan Rubbelke

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Let’s Talk About North Carolina Craft Beer by Sean Bueter

Chronicle of Higher Education: Why Do Colleges Still Use Grades? by Corinne Ruff

Week of February 29

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: A Watched Pot: What Is The Most Energy Efficient Way To Boil Water? by Jordan Wirfs-Brock and Rebecca Jacobson

INSIDE ENERGY

YLE’s Din Stad: From shiny Helsinki Vantaa to shabby — big differences between the stations on the ring track by Catariina Salo

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why is it so hard to make friends in Canberra? by Siobhan Heanue

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Nashville Tombstone Mystery: ‘She Turned From Bloodkin’ by Emily Siner

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: How come the metro doesn’t connect to the airport? by Marie-Eve Shaffer

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: One-Third Of Alachua County Roads Labeled Unimproved by Alexa Lightle

Dublin Inquirer: Why have so many of Dublin’s Fountains Run Dry? by Conal Thomas

Dublin Inquirer: Could HSE’s vacant properties be used for housing? by Louisa McGrath

Week of February 22

Current’s Currently Curious: What happened to NPR Chicken? by Mike Janssen

JASON BEAUBIEN | CURRENT

YLE’s Din Stad: Så här turistade man i Helsingfors förr by Johanna Minkkinen

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What does Canberra export? by Alexandra Beech

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: How does one change the name of Claude-Jutra Park by Laurence Houde-Roy

KUOW’s Local Wonder: When Did Northwesterners Stop Speaking Chinook Jargon? by Liz Jones

KUT’s ATXplained: The Art of the Stoplight Sync: Meet the Team Turning All of Austin’s Red Lights Green by Audrey McGlinchy

New Brunswick Today’s NB Today Listens: Robberies at Gunpoint and Assaults With Knives Happen on Weekly Basis in New Brunswick by Charlie Kratovil

Michigan Radio’s MICurious: What’s the story behind Detroit’s Masonic Temple? by Paula Freidrich

New Brunswick Today’s NB Today Listens: Robberies at Gunpoint and Assaults With Knives Happen on Weekly Basis in New Brunswick by Charlie Kratovil

Week of February 15

Bitch Media: Beyoncé’s Formation is a Celebration of Unapologetic Blackness by Vanessa Willoughby

BITCH MEDIA

YLE’s Din Stad: 30 percent of academic selection is non-literary by Petter West and Mira Myllyniemi

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why do kangaroos in Weston Park have collars and ear tags? by Sonya Gee

El Observador: How are the IMM public spaces ceded to the private managed? by Camila Bello

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Could the churches of Montreal accommodate the homeless during cold? by Laurence Houde-Roy

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: City’s last surviving Mississippian mound, Sugar Loaf, to be preserved this summer by Kelly Moffitt

WMUK’s Why’s That?: Airport Passage Evokes Space Travel by Sehvilla Mann

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Florida Orthotics And Prosthetics Students Look For Schooling by Allison Valdez

New Brunswick Today’s NB Today Listens: NB Housing Authority Stops Issuing “Improper Parking Fines” by Charlie Kratovil

NJTV’s Ask Away: Where is Captain William Kidd’s Treasure Buried in Bradley Beach? by Erin Delmore

Week of February 8

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Why are stripes on St. Louis roads so hard to see, particularly in the rain? by Joseph Leahy

PAUL SABLEMAN | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO/FLICKR

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why can’t TAMS provide decent access to the Air Disaster Memorial at Fairbairn? by Adrienne Francis

YLE’s Din Stad: Helsinki wants fewer to use studded tires by Helena Von Alfthan and Rose-Marie Sundstrom

NJTV’s Ask Away: Why do we call New Jersey the Garden State? by Erin Delmore

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Anti-suicide barriers on bridges: the solution? by Andréanne Chevalier

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: La Chua Trail Partially Closes, Undergoes Construction by Nestor Montoya and Ty M. Schildts

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Why The Florida Lotto Isn’t Enough For Public Education by Ansley Pentz

Week of February 1

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: In search of the perfect doughnut by Willis Ryder Arnold

WILLIS RYDER ARNOLD | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

WBEZ’s Curious City: Do real people ever ring bells? by Steven Jackson

YLE’s Din Stad: Meilahti villa area should be both protected and opened up by Johanna Minkkinen

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Are there secret tunnels in Canberra? by Sonya Gee

WAMU’s What’s With Washington: Why are there so many sirens in DC? by Matthew S. Schwartz

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Alachua County To Replace Celebration Pointe Trees by Sara Girard

KUT’s ATXplained: Austin’s Population Is Booming. Why Is Its African American Population Shrinking? by Mose Buchele

Chronicle of Higher Education: Does Technology Ever Reduce the Costs of Teaching? by Corinne Ruff

Week of January 25

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Why Does Seattle Have Such A Large Local Chocolate Industry? by Ruby de Luna

MIKE KANE | KUOW

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Canberra to Coachella: Local bands making noise on the international stage by Alkira Reinfrank

WBEZ’s Curious City: If you toured Chicago in 1910, what would you do? by Robert Loerzel and Logan Jaffe

YLE’s Din Stad: Tusentals bilpendlar från öst — för där går inget tåg by Catariina Salo and Petter West

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: Why Are The Springs Yellow? WYSO Curious Dips A Toe Into Glen Helen’s Famous Spring by Lewis Wallace

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Why does the Montreal metro close so early, compared to other cities? by Andréanne Chevalier

NJTV’s Ask Away: Why Does it Take so Long to Receive Homestead Property Tax Rebates? by Erin Delmore

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Who writes the very clever messages on the TDOT digital signs on the highway? by Tony Gonzalez

Week of January 18

WBEZ’s Curious City: That Time Chicago Sent a Trainload of Snow to Florida by Logan Jaffe

WBEZ

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: Why our signal is spotty in certain parts of Dayton, and on I-75 on the south side of town by Juliette Fromholt

YLE’s Din Stad: Name Committee in Helsinki says usually no by Christopher Grohn

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Could it be possible to have a subway system in Montreal with as many lines as the Paris metro system? by Marie Eve Schaffer

Chalkbeat’s Raise Your Hand: Do any schools’ populations mirror the city average? Just two by Stephanie Snyder

WAMU’s What’s With Washington: Why Can’t Washingtonians Resist Asking Each Other What They Do For A Living? by Martin Austermuhle

WMUK’s Why’s That?: Why’s Kalamazoo’s Water So Hard? by Sehvilla Mann

Week of January 11

KQED’s Bay Curious: What Happens to San Francisco’s Recycling Once It Leaves the Curb? by Lindsey Hoshaw

KQED

YLE’s Din Stad: Tired of waiting in traffic? He calls the intersection so you get the green light by Ted Urho

New Brunswick Today’s NB Today Listens: What is Being Done to Help the Homeless in New Brunswick? by Sarah Beth Kaye

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis & KCUR: Why are there so many Canada geese in Missouri? by Brianna O’Higgins

El Observador: What about the old structure of Gasometer Barrio Sur? by Cyntia Sena

NJTV’s Ask Away: Are Women Driving Economic Growth Around the Jersey Shore? by Erin Delmore

Week of December 27

Chalkbeat’s Raise Your Hand: Which schools reflect the city’s diversity? And how do they do it? by Stephanie Snyder

STEPHANIE SNYDER | CHALKBEAT

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Why did Montreal get rid of its trams and trolley buses? by Marie-Eve Shaffer

WBEZ’s Curious City: The Fall of Chicago’s ‘Porkopolis’ and the Rise of Niche Meat by Monica Eng

Reveal: The answer to our readers’ biggest water question: What does it cost? by Lance Williams

Week of December 21

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Why is there so much prostitution on Aurora Avenue in North Seattle? by Posey Gruener

MIKE KANE | KUOW

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Photos: One night on Seattle’s prostitution strip by KUOW Staff

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: Why isn’t roadkill picked up in a timely basis across Michigan? by Lindsey Scullen

YLE’s Din Stad: Finns still send millions of Christmas cards by Sandra Anttila and Petter We

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: How to get rid of raccoons in Montreal? by Roxane Léouzon

Dublin Inquirer: A dirty stained-glass window reveals slice of history by Louisa McGrath

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why are there so many dead people in Colma and so few in SF? by Jon Brooks

NJTV’s Ask Away: Why does New Jersey have so many ghosts?

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: St. Louis has one of 27 velodrome cycling tracks in the U.S. — what’s happening there? by Kelly Moffitt

Week of December 14

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: What women have left their mark on Montreal? (in French) by Roxane Léouzon

JOURNAL METRO

YLE’s Din Stad: Swedish and Finnish young people are kept separate at youth centers (in Swedish) by Johanna Minkkinen

WBEZ’s Curious City: Ferry-tale: Could a Chicago-to-Michigan Ferry Return from Extinction? by Chloe Prasinos

WMUK’s Why’s That?: Kalamazoo Township’s Nod to Back Bay, Boston by Sehvilla Mann

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: Yes, Virginia, there’s still a way to watch holiday classics on the big screen by Nancy Fowler

Week of December 7

WBEZ’s Curious City: The Swinging Times of Chicago’s Revolving Doors by Jesse Dukes and Jennifer Masengarb

WBEZ

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Has the Cross of Mount Royal already changed color, and how much does it cost to replace the light bulbs? by Mathias Marchal

YLE’s Din Stad: Now you can enjoy your mouse in Helsinki (in Swedish) by Christopher Gröhn

NJTV’s Ask Away: How many NJ Transit buses are there on the road on any given day? by Erin Delmore

NJTV’s Ask Away: Why do they call it the Ironbound? by Erin Delmore

NJTV’s Ask Away: Why can’t we pump our own gas in NJ? by Erin Delmore

WBEZ’s Curious City: Half Day Road and the Origins of a Semantic Slip-up by Laura Pavin

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Is it true that there are little Eiffel Towers on the Jacques Cartier Bridge? by Jeff Yates

NJTV’s Ask Away: What’s the oldest township in New Jersey? by Erin Delmore

WFYI’s Curious Indy: Why Speedway, IN Remains Small Town In The Big City by Deron Molen

NJTV’s Ask Away: Why do some towns have Boro or Township, etc. in their name when others don’t? by Erin Delmore

Week of November 30

St. Louis Public Radio’s Curious Louis: What’s up with that backward Maplewood sign? by Nancy Fowler

CATHY CARVER | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

YLE’s Din Stad: Do we need more school meals on Mondays? by Marianne Sundholm

El Observador: What are the origins of Montevideo’s neighborhood names by Cyntia Sena

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: How much will it take to complete the Metro? by Marie Eve-Shaffer

KUOW’s Local Wonder: Where do Seattle-area crows go at night? by Ashley Ahearn

NJTV’s Ask Away: What’s behind Bergen County’s Blue Laws by Erin Delmore

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: How much does it cost to redo the lawn of the Quartier des spectacles? by Mathias Marchal

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: What are the positive and negative effects of the revitalization of certain Montreal neighborhoods to the populations there? by Andréanne Chevalier

Week of November 23

WBEZ’s Curious City: When do CTA buses break even? by Christopher Johnson

WBEZ

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: How is it that Azur trains are heavier and more energy intensive than the MR-63 designed 50 years ago? by Marie-Eve Shaffer

NJTV’s Ask Away: Who decides which roads get repaired? by Erin Delmore

YLE’s Din Stad: Would you rather have a pizza for 4 euros or 22? (in Swedish) by Marianne Sundholm and Peter West

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: How many downtown buildings are empty? by Carrie Scheer

Week of November 16

WMUK’s Why’s That?: Does Arcadia Creek run under Waldo Stadium? by Sehvilla Mann

SHARON CARLSON | WMUK

YLE’s Din Stad: Take a look underground at the new metro stations! by Mira Myllyniemi and Petter West

Chalkbeat’s Raise Your Hand: How a Brooklyn school shed its old reputation and convinced new parents to give it a shot by Stephanie Snyder

WBEZ’s Curious City: Mold-A-Rama-Rama! The Secrets Behind Chicago’s Plastic Souvenir Empire by John Fecile

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Why is the Victoria bridge structure only half-painted and the rest is rusty? (in French) by Mathias Marchal

Week of November 9

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Who is behind the voice of the Montreal metro? (in French) by Marie-Eve Shaffer

JOURNAL METRO

YLE’s Din Stad: Hey, Esbohipster, where are you? (in Swedish) by Johanna Minkkinen

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: How Much Electricity Disappears Between A Power Plant And Your Plug? by Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Inside Energy’s IE Questions: Electricity Losses by State: Interactive by Jordan Wirfs-Brock

WBEZ’s Curious City: Blacksmiths: The ‘Plastic Surgeons’ on Chicago’s Payroll by Dan Weissman

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Which places have the most potential for swimming in Montreal? (in French) by Mathias Marchal

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: How a Mormon king shaped a sleepy island in Lake Michigan by Sarah Hulett

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Does the National DNCL list not also cover the solicitation campaign? (in French)

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Where do immigrants live in Montreal? (in French) by Naël Shiab

YLE’s Din Stad: Har hurrirapparna Likanen Etelä blivit politiska? (in Swedish) by Mira Myllyniemi

Week of November 2

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: How are Michigan’s comic and anime conventions faring? by Mark Brush

KEVIN FOX | MICHIGAN RADIO

Reveal: Answers to your burning California drought questions by Byard Duncan

WBEZ’s Curious City: ‘Poland elsewhere’: Why So Many Poles Poles Came to Chicago by Jesse Dukes

El Observador: What are the finances behind PIT-CNT? by Lucia Nunez

NJTV’s Ask Away: Has Rev. Jon Christian Passed? by Erin Delmore

Week of October 26

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: Who is John R and why does Detroit have a street named after him? by Carolyn Gearig

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: Why don’t Dayton Police always show up quickly? by Carrie Scheer

Week of October 19

KUOW’s Local Wonder: The Strange, Short Story Of Washington State’s Income Tax by Carolyn Adolph

DREW CHRISTIE | KUOW

WBEZ’s Curious City: Don’t Believe the Height! Why Chicago Suburb Names Flat Out Lie about their Elevation by Logan Jaffe

Journal Métro’s CurioCité: Understanding the discharge of waste water into the river by Laurence Houde Roy

Week of October 12

WMUK’s Why’s That?: What’s That Signal By the Tracks? by Sehvilla Mann

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