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!

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Sometimes you’ll find a few highlighted stories at the top, put together by Hearken’s team of engagement consultants.

March 3–16, 2018

Janine Anderson: The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Opinion team put together a prompt looking for people’s questions about gun laws in Minnesota, after the Parkland school shooting. They received 1,700 questions and, through a voting round, selected this one to answer in an editorial: How effective was the last assault weapons ban?

And for a fun look at what it’s like at another place doing the same kind of public-powered work you’re doing, check out WESA’s Katie Blackley on The Confluence. Find her around 43 minutes in. She talks about their Hearken series, Good Question, and what it’s like to work on it.

Summer Fields: VPR’s people-powered podcast Brave Little State dug into a question from listener Walter. He asked whether the Northeast Kingdom, a region in Vermont where he grew up, is really as different from the rest of the “liberal, progressive” state as its reputation suggests.

“My question stems from the fact that I’m gay” he said, “and growing up in the Northeast Kingdom wasn’t easy for me. And high school was not an enjoyable experience.”

Not only does VPR try their hardest to answer his question, but host/producer Angela also does a great job of showcasing Walter’s personal stakes. She included his backstory, why he was curious, his hopes for the answer, and his reaction to what they found in the process. We always advocate for that strategy: showing, not telling, how much you value your audience’s input by including your question askers’ voices in your final story.

Julia Haslanger: Good work by reporter Matt Levin, who took the time to dig into the data around a question the CALmatters audience asked and voted for: “Are foreign investors driving up real estate in your California neighborhood?”

Bonus props! Kudos to Nashville Public Radio for celebrating *two full years of question-answering* by saying thanks to their audience and giving updates on some of their most popular stories. It was a smart way to give their archives some new life, remind their audience they can send you questions, and restate why the newsroom is doing this whole thing in the first place.

Stephanie Snyder: As gun law debates have resurfaced in the U.S., similar conversations and questions have also become top-of-mind for those abroad. Swiss Info put out a call for questions related to access to guns and gun control issues in Switzerland, and published an informative roundup of the most frequently-asked questions, including, “Why are there so few mass shootings in Switzerland but so many guns in private hands?”

Story roundup:

RTV Drenthe Zoek het uit!: How did the lime kilns work?

Omroep West Rake Vragen: Why does Leiden do so little against “verkamering”?

WUWM Bubbler Talk: Think You’ve Been Duckpin Bowling in Milwaukee? Think Again.

WUFT Untold Florida: Plans for development near northwest Gainesville Walmart on hold to balance environmental interests

WUFT Untold Florida: School Boards: A part-time job with full-time duties?

KQED Bay Curious: How Oakland Became a Gnome-Man’s Land

Metroland York Region Connect: Why were pedestrians ignored during build of Richmond Hill terminal?

Metroland York Region Connect: When are we going to get more parking spots at Bradford GO Station?

Metroland York Region Connect: Why were GO trains and bus service cut to Stouffville?

Metroland York Region Connect: Can we make York University/subway bus more frequent?

Metroland York Region Connect: Why are the traffic lights not co-ordinated to keep traffic flowing?

Metroland York Region Connect: When will Hwy. 404 have complete on and off ramps at Mulock?

Metroland York Region Connect: Will Hwy. 404 get 3rd lane between Newmarket, Aurora?

Metroland York Region Connect: Would the region consider right turn lanes at Harry Walker and Davis Drive?

Metroland York Region Connect: Will YRT commuters get a discount for TTC?

Metroland York Region Connect: What do we do when GO parking lots are full?

Metroland York Region Connect: Are there plans to boost options for getting to, from GO stations?

Metroland York Region Connect: When will Richmond Hill, Newmarket have all-day, 2-way GO ?

ABC Curious Sydney: Why do some Sydney councils encourage urban beekeeping but avoid handling complaints?

Chicago Tribune Red Eye: How to celebrate a queer St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

Reckon by AL.com Ask Alabama: Where does the word “Dixie” come from?

Michigan Radio MI Curious: Would lowering weight limits for trucks improve our roads?

WAMU What’s With Washington: Mesmerizing, Or A Hot Mess? Why Maryland’s State Flag Looks So…Distinct

WFAE FAQ City: FAQ City: The Blue Line Extension: You’ve Got Questions, He’s Got Answers

WOSU Curious Cbus: Columbus Removes Iconic ‘Kangaroo Crossing’ Sign, To Much Public Outcry

ABC Curious Darwin: The architectural mystery behind Darwin’s incomplete Acropolis

Michigan Radio MI Curious: Why is rock salt the go-to solution for Michigan’s icy roads?

WFDD Carolina Curious: Carolina Curious: Greensboro’s Walkability And the Pedestrian’s Plight

Lancaster Online We the People: For decades, Lancaster County has wasted farmland. When will it stop?

WBEZ Curious City: What Historical Treasures Are Housed In Chicago Public Libraries?

Chicago Tribune Red Eye: All your questions about St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago, answered

KUT ATXplained: Why Is The Map On The Floor Of The Austin Airport Full Of Misspellings?

NHPR Only in NH: What’s The Story Behind That Mysterious Gravestone In New Boston?

Star Tribune Ask Editorial: Assessing the 1994 ban on assault style weapons

VPR Brave Little State: Is The Northeast Kingdom Really So ‘Different’?

WPLN Curious Nashville: The Story Behind A Pink Elephant On Charlotte Pike

WUWM Bubbler Talk: Why Doesn’t Milwaukee Have A College Football Team?

KQED Bay Curious: Why Are People Convinced This California Ghost Town Is Cursed?

ABC Curious Melbourne: Meet Melbourne’s urban farmers growing food at home

ABC Curious Kimberley: The killing time’: How placenames reveal violence, murder and injustice in the Kimberley

Chicago Tribune What’s the Story: Why do egg rolls in Chicago taste like peanut butter? And more egg roll questions answered

Omroep West Rake Vragen: How an 8-year-old boy’s match leads to years of supermarket struggle

The Columbian Clark Asks: State law prohibits breaking up school districts

ABC Curious Brisbane: Why was Queensland’s ban on women drinking in public bars lifted?

CALmatters: Data dig: Are foreign investors driving up real estate in your California neighborhood?

NPR Goats and Soda: Your Turn: Nominate A Woman Who’s Making Strides For Other Women

Michigan Radio MI Curious: The director of MDOT answers your questions about Michigan’s roads

Swiss Info: How do the Swiss deal with firearms? Your questions, answered

KALW Hey Area: Hey Area: A history of San Francisco’s contested sanctuary city status

Dallas Morning News Curious Texas: Where does our poop and pee go in Dallas? Curious Texas investigates

Chicago Tribune Ask Rick: You ‘Ask Rick,’ we answer: Your first questions are about Ferris’ big wheel and Dillinger’s dog

KCPT curiousKC: Can You Improve An Area Without Gentrifying It?

RTV Drenthe Zoek het uit!: Can the Hondsrug collapse due to gas extraction?

Lancaster Online We the People: Maps, tunnels and Buzzards: 4 takeaways about Lancaster County history from a discussion with the experts

February 17 — March 2, 2018

Janine Anderson: The Dallas Morning News took on a question submitted by Lily, age 7, who wondered why Texas was so big. Their story tied in with the state’s 182nd birthday, and gave Lily a comprehensive answer to her question about the state’s size, and why Texans are so obsessed with it. Columnist Jacquielynn Floyd’s piece is informative and fun to read, and, filled with delightful — and sometimes, um, “colorful” — language that suits this subject well and likely broadened Lily’s vocabulary.

Summer Fields: Why aren’t there more positive portrayals of black men in the news?” That’s the question 18-year-old Terrance Robinson, 14-year-old Victor Barnett Jr., 17-year-old Darius Simmons and 16-year-old Ashanti Travers posed to Milwaukee Public Radio (WUWM) through their curious series Bubbler Talk. What followed was a frank conversation between the teens, a Black man who works as a news director at the local ABC affiliate, and folks at WUWM. They turned the mic back on themselves to be accountable and transparent with their community. They all talk about the factors at play and what steps they’re trying to take.

Stephanie Snyder: ABC News in Sydney was prompted to look into a question that many of us have likely wondered at some point (or at least I have!) — “Why is that flag flying at half mast?” Gillian Wood, a local government worker and former librarian, asked Curious Sydney to find out why it was so difficult for the public to learn what or who their government is recognizing on any particular day. Not only was the story well-reported, but Curious Sydney’s Sue Daniel did a great job incorporating Wood throughout the process. 🙌🏼

Julia Haslanger: In the latest story as part of CuriosiD, WDET talked with a woman who asked how much of Michigan’s electricity is still generated by coal — and the reason she wanted to know was because she was considering buying an electric car. So the question CuriosiD tackled was: Could Electric Cars Increase Pollution? It added an element of novelty and freshness (and relatability for some people) to a story that otherwise might have focused on the question of coal vs. not-coal, without a compelling “why should I care?” More proof that talking to your question-asker can help you scope and focus a story.

Story roundup:

KCPT curiousKC: Can You Improve An Area Without Gentrifying It?

NHPR Only in NH: Where in N.H. Can I Go to Learn More About Robert Frost?

Lancaster Online We the People: Maps, tunnels and Buzzards: 4 takeaways about Lancaster County history from a discussion with the experts

WUWM Bubbler Talk: Young Black Men Ask Milwaukee Media: Why Do You Cover Us The Way You Do?

KUT ATXplained: Who’s That Texan-Sounding Dude Telling Me To Cross The Street All Over Austin?

Dallas Morning News Curious Texas: Curious Texas: Why is Texas so big — and why are we so obsessed with its size?

RTV Drenthe Zoek het uit!: Where was the Riegmeer in Hollandscheveld?

KQED Bay Curious: America’s Emperor, San Francisco’s Treasure: Who Was Emperor Norton?

ABC Darwin Curious Darwin: Why isn’t the Northern Territory a state?

Metroland York Region Connect:Why did Richmond Hill not use a local centre for data breach, and why did it take so long?

WAMU What’s With Washington: Why Washington Freaks Out About Snow — Even When It Hardly Gets Any

WESA Good Question: Why Does Pittsburgh Have 90 Neighborhoods?

WBEZ Curious City: Bed Rest And Sputum Tests: Inside Chicago’s Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium

WFAE FAQ City: Why Is Downtown Charlotte Called ‘Uptown’?

Texas Tribune Texplainer: Here’s why so many Texas races go uncontested by major parties

Omroep West Rake Vragen: How did the Gouwe River originally run?

Ask ABC10: Future of student’s reinstatement who threatened school in question

WUWM Beats Me: What Does Montessori Education Look Like in Wisconsin?

WDET’s CuriosiD: Could Electric Cars Increase Pollution?

WBEZ Curious City: History Lesson: Four Features Of 1920s Chicago Public Schools That Reflect Changes In Education

KQED Bay Curious: There’s No Polo at the Polo Fields. But There is at Dolores Park.

ABC Canberra Curious Canberra: Why are the dilapidated Alexander and Albemarle buildings in Woden still standing?

Austin American-Statesman Austin Answered: What was Dirty Sixth before it was Dirty Sixth?

WUWM Bubbler Talk: The Many Lives of Milwaukee’s Castle on Kilbourn

KUT ATXplained: Raiders Of The Lost Archive: Is This Building Off Shoal Creek A Top-Secret Warehouse?

Chicago Tribune What’s the Story: Chinatown: The essential guide

Austin American-Statesman Austin Answered: Who has the 737 area code, and can you still get 512?

Texas Tribune Texplainer: Gun rights groups are powerful in Texas — but not because of money

KUT TXDecides: What Does An Election Judge Do — And Who Gives Them That Gig?

KQED Bay Curious: The Sculpture Wonderland That Once Delighted I-80 Drivers

Chicago Tribune What’s the Story: Chicken feet? Why?’ And your other questions about Chinese food answered

ABC Adelaide Curious Adelaide: South Australia’s X-Files: Curious Adelaide cracks open our most mysterious UFO cases

ABC Curious Sydney: How can we find out why flags are at half-mast when it’s not Anzac Day or Remembrance Day?

WUFT Untold Florida: Keystone Heights’ Lakes Might Get State Funding For Water Replenishment, But Not Everyone’s Happy

KALW Hey Area: The truth behind San Francisco’s homeless bussing program

Dallas Morning News Curious Texas: Where are the best places to drink tequila and mezcal in the Dallas area?

Dallas Morning News: Should I get more than one flu shot? Is the vaccine effective? Your flu questions answered

Boise State Public Radio Wanna Know Idaho: How Did The Bonneville Flood Help Shape The Snake River Canyon?

WUFT Untold Florida: Tower Road to Undergo Resurfacing This Spring

WBEZ Curious City: Get A Piece Of This: 9 Chicago Pizza Mysteries Solved

KUER Hive Mind: Hive Mind: How Much Affordable Housing is Enough?

KCPT curiousKC: Searching For Her Dad’s Technical High School

Current Currently Curious: You told her to follow opportunities but big cities still draw this young pubmedia professional

Metroland York Region Connect: Why can’t you use Presto on TTC buses in York Region?

KQED Bay Curious: San Jose Rubber Puckies? How the Sharks Became the Sharks

Austin American-Statesman Austin Answered: How did Austin come up with half streets?

February 6–16, 2018

Stephanie Snyder: KUT knocked it out of the park with a community-building exercise around books for newcomers. One question led to them crowdsourcing 200 book titles, and the creation of a book club Facebook group. The story.

Janine Anderson: Reckon by AL.com’s Ask Alabama has two homes. One is on the AL.com website, where they put out in-depth answers to what are often very complicated questions. Then, the Reckon by AL.com Facebook page has a playlist of Ask Alabama videos with a very different tone. Check them out.

Summer Fields: WOSU Public Media put Hearken to use with a special series, Chasing the Dream, about issues like jobs, wages, poverty and class. A story published this month that grew out of an audience question, Why Bexley is an affluent island in Columbus, has already become one of the most popular in the series that’s been active since October.

Julia Haslanger: Boise State Public Radio’s Frankie Barnhill did a fantastic job involving the question-asker in the latest Wanna Know Idaho story about statutes of Abraham Lincoln. The audio of this piece showcases how active Ashlie was in getting to the bottom of her question.

Boise State Public Radio listener Ashlie Baty at the Lincoln statue on Capitol Boulevard in downtown Boise. The second Lincoln statue is near Zoo Boise. Baty is not originally from Idaho, and was curious about our 16th President’s connection to the state. PHOTO: Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Now for the stories:

Texas Tribune Texplainer: Local taxes in Texas have been rising to help pay for education. Who is to blame? by Alex Samuels

NHPR Only in NH: Why Are There SO Many “Houses of Pizza” In New Hampshire? by Jimmy Gutierrez

WUWM Bubbler Talk: The Story Behind Koss Headphones’ ‘Uniformly Witty’ Billboards by Audrey Nowakowski

Metroland York Region Connect: How is York Region addressing $1.5B roads shortfall? by Lisa Queen

WOSU Curious Cbus: Curious Cbus: What’s The History Of Old Beechwold? by Deepti Hossain

KQED Bay Curious: Car Break-Ins Are Up in San Francisco. What’s Being Done? by Sarah Craig

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Adelaide Curious Adelaide: Curious Adelaide: Descending into the darkness of Adelaide’s stormwater network (Part Two) by Malcolm Sutton

Dallas Morning News Curious Texas: Curious Texas: How did that Texas city get such a weird name and how do you pronounce it? by Charles Scudder

Heilbronner Stimme Noch Fragen: What a free public transport would mean for the region by Christine Faget

KUT ATXplained: Is It Really Legal To Walk Down The Street With A Beer In Austin Neighborhoods? by Ashley Lopez

Lancaster Online We the People: Who were the first settlers to Lancaster County? by Lindsey Blest

RTV Drenthe Zoek het uit!: Why are shoes hanging in the tree at the skate track in Assen? by Greetje Schouten

ABC Curious Kimberley: Curious Kimberley: Why some regional towns don’t have street mail delivery by Emily Jane Smith

WFPL Curious Louisville: Curious Louisville: What Happened To The Belvedere’s ‘Pan’ Statue? by Ashlie Stevens

Reckon by AL.com Ask Alabama Facebook video: Ask Alabama: Why doesn’t Birmingham have a major pro sports team? by Jonathan Sobolewski

KUT TXDecides: Will The 2018 Elections Be A Dream Come True For Texas Democrats? by Ben Philpott

WFAE FAQ City: Why Don’t Some Major Roads In Charlotte Have Streetlights? by Nick de la Canal

ABC Darwin Curious Darwin: Why do Darwin drivers get away with parking on the grass, when in other states they would be fined? by Shahni Wellington and Neda Vanovac

Boise State Public Radio Wanna Know Idaho: What’s Up With The Abe Lincoln Statues In Downtown Boise? by Frankie Barnhill

WYSO Curious: Comparing The Economic Impact Of Food Trucks And Restaurants: WYSO Curious Goes Out To Eat by Jason Reynolds (Community Voices)

Heilbronner Stimme Noch Fragen: Frost and dirt: When the car wash says ‘No’ by Torsten Buchele

KUER Hive Mind: Are Tiny Houses A Feasible Option To Increase Affordable Housing? by Whitney Evans

WUWM Beats Me: What’s the Wind Turbine South of Downtown Milwaukee Powering? by Susan Bence

KQED Bay Curious: How San Diego Helped Name the Golden State Warriors by Ryan Levi

WBEZ Curious City: How Often Do People Defend Themselves With A Gun? by Monica Eng

KCPT curiousKC: The Faces Of Eviction

Michigan Radio MI Curious: New bill would add 10-cent deposit to water and juice bottles in Michigan by Doug Tribou

NHPR Only in NH: Why is New Hampshire SO Against Having an Income Tax? by Justine Paradis

WUWM Bubbler Talk: Whatever Happened to Milwaukee’s Alternative Newspaper, The Bugle? by Marti Mikkelson

KQED Bay Curious: San Francisco Was Once Aglow With Neon by Serginho Roosblad

ABC Curious Melbourne: What has caused the recent and visible increase in homelessness in Melbourne? by Simon Leo Brown

Lancaster Online We the People: Watch: PennDOT representative answers questions about Lancaster County roads by Lindsey Blest

WESA Good Question: How a Lawrenceville Tunnel Was Rumored To Move Ammunition During The Civil War by Katie Blackley

ABC Curious Sydney: Under the Sydney Opera House is another unique structure — a ‘doughnut-shaped’ double helix car park by Laura Brierley Newton

Dallas Morning News Curious Texas: Is it illegal to pick Texas bluebonnets? by Charles Scudder

KUT ATXplained: Dan Is Moving To Austin. Here Are 27 Books You Suggested For Him And Other Newcomers.

WOSU Curious Cbus/Chasing the Dream: How Bexley Became an Island by Adora Namigadde

ABC Brisbane Curious Brisbane: Fate of Brisbane’s Dragon Coaster in Myer Centre as mythical as the beasts themselves by Patrick Williams

KUT TXDecides: What’s On The Ballot In March? In Addition To Candidates, An Opinion Poll by Ben Philpott

ABC Canberra Curious Canberra: Who’s behind the Canberra Lost Pet Database Facebook page?by Sonya Gee

KCPT curiousKC: The Rise And Fall Of A Boomtown by Mike Sherry

KUT TXDecides: Here’s Everything You Need To Know If You Haven’t Registered To Vote Yet by Andrew Weber

January 23-February 5, 2018

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: A Mystery Tree Grows In Milwaukee by Maayan Silver

WUWM listener Vanessa Radlinger

KUT’s TXDecides: Here’s Everything You Need To Know If You Haven’t Registered To Vote Yet by Andrew Weber

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Who’s behind the Canberra Lost Pet Database Facebook page? by Sonya Gee

RTV Drenthe’s Zoek het uit!: Figure it out! — War in Coevorden or generate electricity in the Drentse Hoofdvaart? by Greetje Schouten

WBEZ’s Curious City: What’s It Like To Live In Chicago’s Loop? by Jake Smith

AL.com’s Ask Alabama: What does Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler do? We found out. by Christopher Harress

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Wear: What’s up with those MoPac terraces? Trees, soon by Ben Wear

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: Paper cups, pizza boxes, plastic bags: What’s recyclable and what’s not in Michigan?

VPR’s Brave Little State: Who Oversees Vermont’s County Sheriffs? by Emily Corwin and Angela Evancie

ABC’s Curious Adelaide: Curious Adelaide: Uncovering the truth about Adelaide’s ‘secret’ tunnel network (Part One) by Malcolm Sutton

BBC Persia: What is the best way to slow down the iPhone? Rounds off the filtering telegram?

Bruzz’s Big City: YOUR QUESTION. What is in the tower (with clock) of Brussels North? by Jean-Marie Binst and Luana Difficile

Heilbronner Stimme’s Noch Fragen?: Money does not matter: what drives local politicians by Janis Dietz

KQED’s Bay Curious: Eucalyptus: How California’s Most Hated Tree Took Root by Daniel Potter

KUT’s TXDecides: What Do You Mean I’m Not Registered To Vote? by Ben Philpott

KUT’s ATXplained: How Do Capitol View Corridors Preserve Sights Of Austin’s Most Famous Building? by Syeda Hasan

Lancaster Online’s We the People: Restaurants, even repeat violators, are rarely closed for failing state inspections; Why? [We the People report] by Tom Knapp

RTV Drenthe’s Zoek het uit!: Figure it out! — When are push notifications posted by RTV Drenthe? by Greetje Schouten

RTV Drenthe’s Zoek het uit!: Figure it out! — Where does the expression ‘Erica, nice water!’ come from?

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Campaign finance for dummies: A guide to Texas election reporting rules by Alex Samuels

Dallas Morning News’ Curious Texas: What’s with all the Barton names in Texas? by Charles Scudder

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Here’s why it’s hard for Texans to get alcohol shipped directly to them by Alex Samuels

KUT’s TXDecides: What’s The Deal With Texas’ System Of Electing Judges? by Ben Philpott

WAMU’s What’s With Washington: Addicted To Salt: How Much Is Too Much On Washington’s Roads And Sidewalks? by Jacob Fenston

WFAE’s FAQ City: FAQ City: Where Are All The Breakfast Tacos In Charlotte? by Nick de la Canal

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Red Lights, Roadkill, And Wreckers: A Carolina Curious Transportation Roundup by Sean Bueter

ABC’s Curious Darwin: Why is the westernmost point of Darwin called East Point? by Neda Vanovac

Dallas Morning News’ Curious Texas: Curious Texas: Why isn’t the Dallas police chief in uniform yet? by Naheed Rajwani

KALW’s Hey Area: Hey Area: Why is the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge so long? by Lisa Cantrell

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: This obscure rule explains why you can’t return liquor in Michigan by Emma Winowiecki

WESA’s Good Question: How Pittsburgh Transit Evolved From Horse-Drawn Streetcars To The Modern T by Katie Blackley

ABC’s Curious Kimberley: Why are there no kangaroos in the Kimberley? by Emily Jane Smith

NHPR’s Only in NH: You Asked, We Answered: Why Doesn’t N.H. Have a Weather Office? by Hannah McCarthy and Justine Paradis

WBEZ’s Curious City: What Makes Chicago A Destination For Improv? by Laura Pavin and Jimmy Carrane

NHPR’s Only in NH: You Asked, We Answered: What Are Frost Heaves? Are They Unique to N.H.? by Justine Paradis

NJ Spotlight’s Have a question?: We’ve got answers to your questions for your legislators by Lee Keough

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Dining With Dolphins: Remembering Milwaukee’s ‘Most Unusual’ Restaurant by Susan Bence

KQED’s Bay Curious: The Beautiful Bay Bridge Frank Lloyd Wright Never Got to Build by Rachael Myrow

KUT’s ATXplained: How Do Emergency Alert Systems Work In Austin? y Audrey McGlinchy

NHPR’s Only in NH: You Asked, We Answered: What Can I Do to Help People Struggling with Opioid Addiction? by Jimmy Gutierrez

ABC’s Curious Sydney: The cockroaches of Sydney: Where do they like to live? by Sue Daniel

Bruzz’s Big City: YOUR QUESTION. Who was Donald Fallon after whom the Fallon Stadium was named? by Luana Difficile and Laurent Vermeersch

Dallas Morning News’ Curious Texas: Curious Texas: What’s hiding in the State Fair of Texas archives? by Charles Scudder

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: Good news for drivers about ‘Goodwill Lake’

WUFT’s Untold Florida: Untold Florida: Why Isn’t SW 8th Avenue Near Tioga Open Yet? by Ethan Magoc

ABC’s Curious Brisbane: Find out what happened to Queen Elizabeth II’s fountain in the Brisbane River by Lexy Hamilton-Smith

BBC Persia: What is satellite internet and how practical?

KUT’s TXDecides: Here’s A Look At Local Primary Races For State Senate by Ben Philpott

Omroep West’s Rake Vragen: Why is the Westland greenhouse light burning at night? by Anouk Ammerlaan

RTV Drenthe’s Zoek het uit!: Figure it out! — Plastic waste or mobile coverage? by Greetje Schouten

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Carolina Curious: Squaring The Gas Tax With Electric Vehicles by David Ford

AL.com’s Ask Alabama: Will Luther Strange get a Senate pension? by Christopher Harress

Bruzz’s Big City: YOUR QUESTION: Are there shelters from WWII under the Vossenplein? by Jean-Marie Binst and Luana Difficile

WUFT’s Untold Florida: Untold Florida: How Much Arsenic Is In City of Gainesville Tap Water? by Christina Morales

BBC’s UGC: Plastic recycling: Your questions answered

BBC’s UGC: England’s curiosities: Your questions answered

January 9-January 22

WFAE’s FAQ City: What Do Charlotte Night Workers Do On A Night Off? by Nick de la Canal

NICK DE LA CANAL | WFAE

KPCC: Candidates for California’s next governor battle to separate themselves in forum by KPCC Staff and Austin Cross

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: Why Do We Say ‘Loo-uh-vull’? by Laura Ellis and Lisa Gillespie

NPR Goats and Soda’s Curious Goat: We Asked, You Answered: What Shaped Trump’s View Of Poor Countries? by Malaka Gharib

KCPT’s curiousKC: What Are The Open Belief Centers In KC? by Humera Lodhi

WUWM’s Beats Me: How Do Milwaukee Parents Choose A School For Their Children? by Rachel Morello

WBEZ’s Curious City: What Happens To The Lincoln Park Zoo Animals In The Winter? by Katherine Nagasawa

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: The Bath Tiles of Milwaukee’s History by Bonnie North

KUT’s ATXplained: Why Was I-35 Designed As A Double-Decker Through Central Austin? by Jimmy Maas

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: What’s the story behind Austin’s ‘Ramp of Mystery’? by Omar L. Gallaga

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why a Tire Shop Built ‘The City’s Biggest Fortune Cookie by Jessica Placzek

RTV Drenthe’s Zoek het uit!: The biggest wind gusts in Drenthe, how can that be? by Greetje Schouten

ABC’s Curious Darwin: Did Aboriginal and Asian people trade before European settlement in Darwin? by Lucy Marks

Heilbronner Stimme’s Noch Fragen?: On this topic we research: Paid honorary office by Janis Dietz

KUT’s TXDecides: Local Congressional Races Bring Out An Abundance Of Candidates by Ben Philpott

Lancaster Online’s We the People: How Lancaster County’s abandoned ‘goat path’ could become a recreational trail by Lindsey Blest

WESA’s Good Question: The Scenic P.J. McArdle Roadway, Named For A Politician Who Wanted Another Route To Pgh by Katie Blackley

BBC Persia: Is Wifi Cancer Waves?

ABC’s Curious Hobart: What is the history of the old district known as Wapping? by Ros Lehman

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Why aren’t Austin’s traffic signals better timed? by Ben Wear

RTV Drenthe’s Zoek het uit!: Why is there so little nighttime public transportion between Groningen and Drenthe? by Greetje Schouten

WESA’s Good Question: What Happened To Skybus? The Futuristic Transit System That Pittsburgh Didn’t Choose by Katie Blackley

AL.com’s Ask Alabama: Drug bonds, abortion, and Luther Strange’s Senate pension by Chris Harress

KQED’s Bay Curious: S.F.’s Kindergarten Lottery: Do Parents’ Tricks Work? by Lisa Pickoff-White

KUT’s ATXplained: Who Started Decorating The Trees On Highway 360, And Who Cleans Up? by Mose Buchele

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: Change to I-205 interchange straightforward solution by Dameon Pesanti

BBC’s UGC: Diesel car industry dilemmas explained by Theo Leggett

December 19-January 8

FlatlandKC’s curiousKC: A Sweet Memory Prompts Strawberry Hill Question by Rachel Thomas

RACHEL THOMAS | FLATLAND

FlatlandKC’s curiousKC: A Trip Back to a Childhood Spent in Westport Orphanage by Flatland

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Did Chicago Crush Milwaukee’s NHL Dreams? by Mitch Teich

KUOW’s Local Wonder: At Seahawks HQ, even doing laundry feels competitive by Casey Martin

Dallas Morning News’s Curious Texas: Can I use public transit to tour Dallas-Fort Worth hot spots? by Brendan Mayer

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: Why Did Opryland USA Go Away? by Jason Moon Wilkins

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: The case of the lost Austin chicken fried steak joint by Michael Barnes

NHPR’s Only in NH: What’s Going On With The Farm-To-Table Movement In N.H.? by Ben Henry

KCPT’s CuriousKC: A Trip Back To A Childhood Spent In Westport Orphanage by Tess Vrbin

WBEZ’s Curious City: What’s With That Demolition Dust? by Jeremy Borden, Tucker Kelly, and Manny Ramos

WESA’s Good Question: Why Does WESA Say ‘Broadcasting From Pittsburgh’s Historic South Side’? by Katie Blackley

VPR Brave Little State: The Complicated History Of Hydro-Québec by Sam Evans-Brown and Hannah McCarthy

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: How does Texas’ budget use taxes from oil and natural gas production? by Alex Samuels

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: What Happens To Zoo Animals When They Die? by Ashlie Stevens

KUT ATXplained: What’s The Deal With The Doors To Nowhere In The New Austin Central Library? by Audrey MgGlinchy

Bruzz’s Big City: Your Question: What is happening nowadays in the American Theater? by Luana Difficile

1A: So … About Socialism

WBEZ’s Curious City: 15 Things You Can Actually Rent From The Field Museum by Monica Eng

KQED’s Bay Curious: How Joseph Eichler Introduced Stylish Housing for the Masses by Rachel Myrow

1A: More People, More Problems?

WBEZ’s Curious City: Picture This: Did The Art Institute of Chicago Ever Rent Out Paintings? Monica Eng

1A: Rated PG: Profoundly Gifted

Boise State Public Radio’s Wanna Know Idaho: How Did Idaho’s Capital Move From Lewiston To Boise? by James Dawson

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: What’s it mean when a site has potential archaeological significance? by Andy Matarrese

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: The mystery of the murals in the medical tower by Michael Barnes

NHPR’s Only in NH: Why Do All New Hampshire Bars Have To Sell Food? by Taylor Quimby

Lancaster Online’s We the People: Why has a head stared from an attic window in Peach Bottom for more than 100 years? by Tom Knapp

WUFT’s Find Out Florida: Why Does This One I-75 Overpass Not Have a Sidewalk? by William Clewis

KCRW’s Curious Coast: 4 freeways that did not get built in LA (and why) by Colin Cab Washington

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: The Salt that Keeps Milwaukee’s Streets Safe to Drive in the Wintertime by Ann-Elise Henzl

KQED’s Bay Curious: How Much Marijuana Is Too Much to Drive? by Eli Wirtschafter

KCRW’s Curious Coast: Why are Southern California sunsets so beautiful in the winter? by Ted Mills

KALW’s Hey Area: What happens to cars that are donated to charities? by Jenee Darden

ABC’s Curious Central West: Curious Central West in 2017: Investigating the confronting to the quirky by Melanie Pearce

KQED’s Bay Curious: Everything You Want to Know About Legal Weed in California by Jessica Placzek, Ryan Levi and Eli Wirtschafter

RTV Drenthe’s Zoek het uit!: Does Christmas lighting cost a lot of extra energy? by Greetje Schouten

KRCC’s Peak Curiosity: Templeton Gap Road: Who Was Templeton? What’s With The Gap? by Jake Brownell

ABC’s Curious Sydney: How Sydney’s ‘first’ harbour tunnel has been forgotten in the century since it was built by Sue Daniel

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: How An Urban Legend About Piranhas In Nashville Came To Be by Chris St. Clair

Omroep West’s Rake Vragen: How is the zebraklok of The Hague Central?

ABC’s Curious Brisbane: Why are Brisbane CBD streets running north-east named after women and the opposite after men by Kristian Silva

NHPR’s Civics 101: Episode 83: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

December 7-December 18

KPCC’s So Cal. So Curious.: Share your questions about the SoCal fires by Ashley Alvarado and Emily Guerin

ANDREW CULLEN | KPCC

KPCC: What local development experts want parents to know by Priska Neely

Noozhawk’s Noozhawk Asks: How Effective Are HEPA Filters to Protect Our Lungs from Thomas Fire Smoke Particles? by Giana Magnoli

NHPR’s Only in NH: You Asked, We Answered: What Happened To All Those Leaves I Raked Up And Left At The Curb? by Hannah McCarthy

KCPT’s CuriousKC: Whatever Happened To Cake Box…And Those Other Restaurants? You Asked And We Dug In by Jonathan Bender

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Why is Canberra the home of Summernats car festival? by Sonya Gee

WBEZ’s Curious City: Are Taxpayers Footing The Bill For Patriotic Tributes At College Games? by Monica Eng

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What’s the Deal with the Easter Island Head in New Berlin? by Teran Powell

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: What Happened To Flytown And Union Station? by Gabe Rosenberg

WOSU’s Curious Cbus: Why Does Ohio Have So Many Townships Named Paint? by Deepti Hossain

NJ Spotlight: Have a Question? Answering your questions about the Murphy transition by Lee Keough

WESA’s Good Question: 52 things you may have learned from WESA in 2017 by WESA staff

WAMU’s What’s With Washington: Riding In Cars With Strangers: Northern Virginia’s Slugline Culture by Martin Di Caro

KQED’s Bay Curious: What Are Those Weird, Pink Ponds in San Francisco Bay? by Lauren Sommer

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: The Real Cost Of Parking Illegally by David Ford

BBC Persia: Why is Iran prone to earthquakes?

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: No northbound I-5 ramps from Highway 500? by Dameon Pesanti

KCPT’s CuriousKC: Whatever Happened To…Those Other Burger Places? by Jonathan Bender

Michigan Radio’s MICurious: Why do so many international Olympic figure skaters train in Michigan?

RTV Drenthe: How much waste is there in the VAM mountain? by Greetje Schouten

WUWM’s Beats Me: As Wisconsin’s Largest Landfill Nears Retirement, What Happens When It’s Full? by Susan Bence and Michelle Maternowski

ABC’s Curious Darwin: What was the Darwin rebellion? by Georgia Hitch

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: Long ago, Patsy Ann left her mark on historic Juneau, but where? by Julia Caulfield

KCPT’s CuriousKC: Wide Racial Gap Exists Between Teachers And Students In Jackson County Schools

Heilbronner Stimme’s Noch Fragen?: What becomes of Heilbronn residual waste by Janis Dietz

NHPR’s Only in NH: ‘Only in NH’ Best Of: Chicken Farmer v. DOT, Seat Belts v. Freedom, & ‘Wood Smoke’ by Taylor Quimby

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Why does a state as big as Texas have a part-time Legislature? by Alex Samuels

ABC’s Curious Central West: Place name origins unravelled from Curly Dick Road to Dark Corner by Melanie Pearce

ABC’s Curious Adelaide: Australia’s murder capital: Why can’t Adelaide bury the myth? by Ruby Jones and Jessica Harmsen

WAMU’s What’s With Washington: Why Does A City As Dense As D.C. Have So Much Wildlife? by Jacob Fenston

ABC’s Curious Sydney: Dark, dusty and suitably spooky’: What happened to Kings Cross Wax Works? by Sue Daniel

ABC’s Curious Central West: How can we change attitudes towards cyclists? by Melanie Pearce and Emma Rennie

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: Even with nowhere to go, Juneau car thieves are a growing problem by Tripp J. Crouse

CUNY Social J: The H-1B Discriminates: What International Students Need to Know by Ghita Benslimane

KQED’s Bay Curious: Is the Castro Getting Less Gay? by Ryan Levi

CCJ Mercer’s Just Curious: Who is Tom Hill Sr.? by Jayla Moody

ABC’s Curious North Coast NSW: Why is a Bangalow street named after an Irish pirate queen? by Donna Harper

ABC’s Curious North Coast NSW: Why was Lismore built on a floodplain? by Catherine Marciniak

Lancaster Online’s We The People: How ‘bout them road apples: Why are horse owners not responsible for cleaning up Lancaster County roads? by Lindsey Blest

November 20-December 6

KUT​’s ​ATXplained​: ​Why Does This Giant Metal Flower In Patterson Park Open And Close At Different Times Of Day?​ by Matt Largey

JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON | KUT

UNC-TV: How can I get more minority students in AP classes?

ABC Brisbane’s Curious Brisbane: Why is the Brisbane River brown and not blue? by Karina Carvalho

NPR​’s Morning Edition​: Your Thanksgiving Meal Prep Questions, Answered​ by ​Heidi Glenn

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Wear: And the finalists for roughest roads in Austin are… by Ben Wear

ABC​’s Curious Canberra​: Was Canberra’s Telopea Park once a drop off point for spies? by ​Jake Evans

ABC​’s Curious Canberra​​: Who first coined the term ‘The Bush Capital’?​ by ​Clare Sibthorpe

WBEZ​’s ​Curious City​: It’s (Finally?) Jane Byrne’s Turn​ by ​Lauren Choolijan

WUWM​’s Bubbler Talk​: Searching for a Fuller Picture of Wisconsin’s Abolitionist History​ by ​​​Aisha Turner

NHPR​’s ​Civics 101​: Episode 78: Congressional Committees

Texas Tribune​’s Texplainer​: How much money does Texas spend per child through CHIP?​ by ​Alex Samuels

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: The evolving names of Austin’s big central lakes​ by Michael Barnes

KQED​’s Bay Curious​: Can You Go To Jail For Picking California’s State Flower?​ by Jessica Placzek​​

KCRW​’s Curious Coast​: Why is LA traffic so bad? And is it getting worse?​ by Jenny Hamel

WAMU​’s What’s With Washington​: How Did The Rivalry Between The Redskins And Cowboys First Begin?​ by M​​​​ikaela Lefrak

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered:​Where was the old Soap Creek Saloon?​ by ​Michael Barnes

Bruzz​’s Big City​: Why was a walled plot reserved for Jews in the cemetery of Oudergem?​ by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

ABC​’s Curious Central West​: These industrial ruins near Blayney were once a hive of activity, but what are they?​ by Melanie Pearce

NHPR​’s ​Civics 101​: Episode 77: U.S. Postal Service

ABC​’s Curious Darwin​: ​Where do Darwin’s box jellyfish actually go from June to September?​ by Jesse Thompson

ABC​’s Curious North Coast NSW​: How far upriver do bull sharks swim?​ by ​Hannah Ross

Heilbronner Stimme​’s ​​Noch Fragen?​: How Cluss and his mineral water disappeared from Heilbronn by ​Tobias Wieland

Lancaster Online​’s We The People​: Is there an underground tunnel from the Lancaster County Courthouse to the Lancaster prison​ by ​Tom Knapp

Texas Tribune​’s Texplainer​: Why do Texans have to vote on so many constitutional amendments? ​by ​Alex Samuels

Bruzz​’s Big City​: Does the café still exist under Cinema Métropole?​ by Danny Vileyn and Luana Difficile

ABC​’s Curious Adelaide​: Why was Adelaide’s tram network ripped up in the 1950s?​ by Candice Prosser

BBC Persia​: Of Macs; Macs are better or Windows and a few other things

ABC​’s Curious Central West​: What’s with reverse angle parking in so many country towns?​ by ​​​Melanie Pearce

WFPL​’s Curious Louisville​: How Did We End Up Here?​ by Rick Howlett

Omroep West Rake Vragen​: ​Hague Ask: Why hot Pine tree Hedge ‘Hofstad’?

2ser​’s ​Seeking Sydney​: ​Does Sydney have a native meal​? by Monica Samayoa

ABC​’s Curious Hobart​: What happened to Hobart’s trams?​ by Emilie Gramenz and Elise Fantin

ABC​’s Curious North Coast NS​W:Why was the Big Scrub, nearly 75,000 hectares of rainforest in northern NSW, cleared?​ by Kim Hona​n​

November 14-November 20

KQED’s Bay Curious: The True History of Irish Coffee and Its San Francisco Origins by Kelly O’Mara

KELLY O’MARA| KQED

WFAE’s FAQ City: How To ‘Compel’ People To Interact With Those Different From Them? by Nick De La Canal

Boise State Public Radio’s Wanna Know Idaho: What’s The Deal With The Public Art On Traffic Boxes Around Boise? by Samantha Wright

WBEZ’s Curious City: Little Fingers And Screechy Sounds: Why Do So Many Kids Learn To Play The Recorder? by Monica Eng

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Do most Canberrans really work in the public service? by Elise Pianegonda

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What Happened To Milwaukee’s Beloved Old Smoky? by Susan Bence

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: How Do You Pronounce ‘Nachand’? by Ashlie Stevens

NHPR #OnlyinNH: You Asked, We Answered: What Does Northwood, N.H. Have To Do With Thanksgiving? by Jimmy Gutierrez and Virginia Prescott

WESAs Good Question: Pittsburgh’s Steps Are A Unique Asset, With An Uncertain Future by Margaret J. Krauss and Sarah Kovash

CALmatters: Your frequently asked California housing crisis questions — answered by Matt Levin

ABC’s Curious Adelaide: Why does SA have the nation’s highest electricity prices? by Nick Harmsen

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: Is one driveway enough for Salmon Creek apartment complex? by Troy Brynelson

Bruzz’s Big City: Who was Bonaventure from Bonaventurestraat in Jette? by Bettina Hubo and Luana Difficile

ABC’s Curious Central West: How did the amazing boulders of Rock Forest near Bathurst come to be? by Melanie Pearce

ABC’s Curious North Coast: Why is Maclean the most Scottish town in Australia?

NHPR’s Civics 101: Episode 74: Unions

November 6-November 13

Lancaster Online’s We the People: Are Lancaster County’s volunteer fire companies raising enough funds to protect their communities? by Lindsey Blest

RICHARD HERTZLER | LANCASTER ONLINE

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Wisconsin-lllinois ‘Rivalry’ Seems A Bit…One-Sided

KALW’s Hey Area Shorts: What happened to the giant Mr. Peanut sign in San Francisco? by Marina Poole

NPR Training: You asked: How do you tell a story in 3 acts? by Robert Smith

NHPR’s Only in NH: Why Doesn’t Everyone Wear Seat Belts in N.H.? by Ben Henry

WBEZ’s Curious City: Without Native Americans, Would We Have Chicago As We Know It? by Jesse Dukes

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Where are Austin’s Cold War missile sites? by Michael Barnes

ABC’s Curious Canberra: Do TV stations turn up the volume when broadcasting ads? by Jordan Hayne

2ser’s Seeking Sydney: How did they build Fort Denison on such a little island in the middle of Sydney Harbour? by Monica Samayoa

WESA’s Good Question: Those Strange Structures Along Route 51? They’re Mementos To A Bygone Trade by Katie Blackley

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: How much does it cost to run for office in Texas? by Alex Samuels

WYSO’s WYSO Curious: How Are Local Fire Trucks Numbered? WYSO Curious Investigates by Liam Niemeyer

York’s CONNECT: Who is responsible for cleaning up property north of Bayview and Wellington? by Teresa Latchford

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: What’s The Story Of The Murals In The Governor’s Office? by Chas Sisk

WAMU’s What’s With Washington: Who Has The Worst Drivers? Maryland, D.C. Or Virginia? The Answer May Lie With You by Martin Austermuhle

KQED’s Bay Curious: Bay Curious Lightning Round: Inspiration for AT-ATs, the ‘Tenderloin’ and Popeye’s Voice by Jessica Placzek

KQED’s Bay Curious: Why Are There Rainbows on the Tunnel Between S.F. and Marin? (Plus Bonus Anniversary Questions) by Jessica Placzek, Olivia Allen-Price and Ryan Levi

Bruzz’s Big City: YOUR QUESTION. Why was a metro policy in Brussels so late? by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

Boise State Public Radio’s Wanna Know Idaho: What Are The Pros And Cons Of Bringing The F-35 To Boise? by Frankie Barnhill

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: The Case Of The Quincy Street Floodwall by Erica Peterson

KUT ATXplained: Why Did Texans Need To Vote On Seven Constitutional Amendments? by Ben Philpott

NHPR’s #OnlyinNH: You Asked, We Answered: What’s Up With That ‘Chicken Farmer I Still Love You’ Rock? by Paige Sutherland

PAIGE SUTHERLAND | NHPR

BBC Persia: What do professional boxers earn?

Michigan Radio’s MI Curious: Who’s responsible for which roads in Michigan?

October 24-November 6

WBEZ’s Curious City: Why Chicago’s Chinatown Is Practically Invisible On Apartment Rental Sites by Monica Eng

MONICA ENG | WBEZ

KALW’s Hey Area Shorts: Why are there no sound walls along some Oakland highways? by Corinne Smith

KALW’s Hey Area Shorts: How was the San Francisco Bay formed? by Ariel Plotnick

KALW’s Hey Area Shorts: Who is Karl the Fog? by Racquel Gonzales

KALW’s Hey Area Shorts:What happens to the plastic bags we recycle? by Gabriel Greschler

Chicago Tribune’s What’s the Story: What happened to the big Jewish delis in Chicago? by Louisa Chu

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Why did tree-named streets switch to numbered names? by Michael Barnes

VPR’s Brave Little State: What Would It Look Like If Vermont Seceded? by Angela Evancie, Henry Epp, and Amy Kolb Noyes

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: Slinger Students Showcase Notable Places in ‘Bubbler Talk’-Style Stories by Mitch Teich and Joy Powers

WUWMs Bubbler Talk: What’s That Smell When You Drive Over Milwaukee’s Hoan Bridge? by Audrey Nowakowski

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Is the United Nations going to take over the Alamo? No, it isn’t. by Alex Samuels

KUOW’s Local Wonder You can recycle bottle caps! And Styrofoam! And … Bill Radke and Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong

KQED’s Bay Curious: El Camino Not-So-Real: The True Story of the ‘Ancient Road’ by Rachael Myrow

ABC’s Curious Central West If these gates could talk: The story behind a piece of Australia’s earliest farming history by Melanie Pearce

ABC’s Curious Adelaide: Why do South Australians have a different accent to the rest of Australia? by Isabel Dayman

KPCC’s SoCal So Curious: State gas tax hike goes into effect but partly offset by lower gas prices by Meghan McCarty Carino

Heilbronner Stimme’s Noch Fragen?: Will Neckarwestheim become a repository? by Reto Bosch and Janis Dietz

BBC Persia: On menses; Early ejaculation, loss of libido, and several other points

ABC’s Curious Sydney: Archaeological dig reveals mystery death in picturesque Sydney Harbour park by Sue Daniel

ABC’s Curious North Coast: Ballina’s Big Prawn survives the chop to celebrate local industry by Miranda Saunders

WFPL’s Curious Louisville: How Did Hillcrest Avenue Become Halloween Headquarters? by Laura Ellis

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: How Age And Diversity Will Change Middle Tennessee Demographics by Tony Gonzalez

Heilbronner Stimme’s Noch Fragen?: How Cluss and his mineral water disappeared from Heilbronn by Tobias Wieland

The Columbian’s Clark Asks: Death of a Mausoleum in Vancouver by Sue Vorenberg

ABC’s Curious Canberra: What are the most interesting things found in Canberra’s lakes? by Clare Sibthorpe

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Where was the old St. David’s Hospital? by Michael Barnes

WFDD’s Carolina Curious: Why Are So Many Small Businesses Closed On Sunday And Monday? by Eddie Garcia

KUT’s ATXplained: When Will The City Do Something With The Old Home Depot Off St. Johns? by Syeda Hasan

WUWM’s Bubbler Talk: What Ever Happened To Milwaukee’s Love Rock? by Marti Mikkelson

Texas Tribune’s Texplainer: Did the Railroad Commission chairwoman fire its executive director? by Alex Samuels

KCRW’s Curious Coast: In time for Halloween, here are some of LA’s scariest stories and spookiest places by Colin Cab Washington

Bruzz’s Big City: YOUR QUESTION: Why do we call the hills in the park of Laeken de Kattenberg? by Jean-Marie Binst and Luana Difficile

BBC Persia: Are Men Sexualized at Work?

ABC’s Curious Central West: Royal Hotel: Why is it Australia’s most common pub name? by Melanie Pearce and Luke Wong

ABC’s Curious Adelaide Dazzeland: Did ‘mallrats’ kill Adelaide’s whimsical city centre theme park? by Tom Fedorowytsch

WGCU’s Curious Gulf Coast: Why Is the Door of the SWFL Restaurant Industry a Revolving One? by Rachel Iacovone and Julie Glenn

KCRW’s Curious Coast: Manchester Square clears out to make way for LAX’s new People Mover by Jenny Hamel

KCRW’s Curious Coast: The ghost town by the beach by Jenny Hamel

WGCU’s Curious Gulf Coast: How Can SWFL ‘Tree Cities’ Recover After Irma? by Rachel Iacovone and Julie Glenn

WDET’s CuriosiD: Rumor of a British Bomber Crash In a Detroit Neighborhood Haunts a Listener by Sandra Svoboda

NHPR’s Civics 101: Episode 68: Populism

KTOO’s Curious Juneau: What’s the history of the Quonset huts on Atlin Drive? by Andrew Kitchenman

KCRW’s Curious Coast: Why did Anthem Insurance leave Santa Barbara? by Ted Mills

ABC’s Curious North Coast: Does the Clarence River flow backwards? by Catherine Marciniak

WGCU’s Curious Gulf Coast: How Much Population Growth Can SWFL Expect? by Rachel Iacovone and Julie Glenn

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered: Are homemade parking signs legal? Enforceable? by Amanda O’Donnell

October 10-October 23

KQED​’s ​Bay Curious: ​Wildfires: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answer​s by Olivia Allen Price

​RYAN LEVI | KQED​

ABC’s Curious Hobart: Is there a network of tunnels under Hobart? by Elise Fantin

WBEZ​’s ​Curious City​: ​Cycling In Cemeteries? Why Some Chicago Graveyards Are Changing Their Rules About Bicycles​ by ​Laura Pavin

ABC​’s Curious Canberra​: ​Why aren’t there more bars and cafes along Lake Burley Griffin?​ by ​Tom Lowrey

NHPR​’s ​Only in NH​: ​You Asked, We Answered: How Come No One Knows Wood Smoke Is Bad For You?​ by ​Sam Evans-Brown and Virginia Prescott

ABC​’s ​Curious Adelaide​: ​Dazzeland: Did ‘mallrats’ kill Adelaide’s whimsical city centre theme park?​ by ​Tom Fedorowytsch

WFPL’s ​Curious Louisville​: ​What Are Clifton’s ‘Chicken Steps?’​ by ​Ashlie Stevens

KUT​’s ​ATXplained​: ​Is It Legal To Post Homemade ‘No Parking’ Signs In Front Of Your House?​ by ​Claire McInerny

St. Louis Public Radio​’s ​Curious Louis​: ​Uncovering what remains of St. Louis’ slave trading past by ​Char Daston

Bruzz​’s ​Big City​: ​Why are there so many embassies in Sint Pieters-Woluwe?by ​Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

BBC Persia: Is IQ really important?

ABC​’s ​Curious Central West: Pelican preferences: Why do they only flock to some inland areas and not others?​ by ​Luke Wong and Melanie Pearce

Lancaster Online​’s ​We the People​: What does Lancaster County do when a parent fails to pay child support?​ by ​Jeff Hawkes

WESA​’s ​Good Question​:​Pittsburgh’s First Black Councilman Paved The Way For Diversity In City Hall​ by ​Katie Blackley

WYSO’s ​WYSO Curious:Mutual Housing Experiment Still Going Strong 80 Years Later​ by ​Renee Wild

York’s​ ​Connect​: ​Why is Bloomington Sideroad sinking?

ABC​’s ​Curious Canberra​: Who’s going to live in all of Canberra’s new apartments?​ by James Fettes

WUWM​’s ​Beats Me​: ​How Milwaukee County’s Parks Came To Be by Susan Bence and Michelle Maternowski

WBEZ​’s ​Curious City​:​ Chicagoans Are Calling For More Yard Waste Pickups, So Why’s The City Picking Up Less?​ by ​Monica Eng

Austin American-Statesman’s Austin Answered​: ​Why is the Travis/Williamson county line so crooked?​ by ​Michael Barnes

ABC​’s ​Curious Central West:​ Bathurst’s historic street lamps: Confusing tourist traffic since 1933 by ​Melanie Pearce

Austin American-Statesman​’s ​Austin Answered​: ​What were Stephen F. Austin’s views on slavery​? by Anusha Lalani

Austin American-Statesman​’s ​Austin Answered​: ​Who picks up debris from the road?​ by​ Anusha Lalani

NHPR​’s ​Civics 101​: ​Episode 65: The Secretary of Education

NHPR​’s ​Only in NH​: ​Where’s The Best Place To See A Moose In N.H.?​ by Taylor Quimby

WUWM​’s ​Bubbler Talk​: ​Why Does Milwaukee Have So Many Duplexes? by LaToya Dennis

Bruzz​’s ​Big City​:Why does Brussels have no beguinage anymore?​ by ​Luana Difficile and Jean-Marie Binst

ABC​’s Curious Sydney:​ Were public bomb shelters ever constructed in Sydney during World War II?​ by ​Louise Hall

Chicago Tribune​’s ​What’s the Story​: What are your burning questions about Chicago dining? You asked, we answered​ by ​Joseph Hernandez

WPLN​’s ​Curious Nashville:How An Engineering Failure Led To A Riverfront Park​ by ​Tony Gonzalez

KTOO​’s ​Curious Juneau​:​ Racial disparity led to ban of death penalty in territorial Alaska​ by ​Tripp J Crouse

Austin American Stateman’s Austin Answered: Why isn’t panhandling illegal? It’s about free speech​ by ​Anusha Lalani

Omroep West Rake Vragen​: ​Are tomatoes vegetables or fruits?

2SER​’s ​Seeking Sydney​: What was the indigenous name of the Cooks River by ​Miles Herbert

ABC​’s ​Curious North Coast​: Why is the Richmond River so polluted? by Miranda Saunders

NPR Goats & Soda​’s ​Curious Goat​: ​We Asked, You Answered: Which Global Problem Keeps You Up At Night?​ by ​Malaka Gharib

Texas Tribune​’s ​Texplainer​: Is Texas removing Confederate markers from the state Capitol?​ by ​Alex Samuels

September 26-October 9

KCPT’s curiousKC: Whatever Happened To Smaks? by Jonathan Bender

ABC's Curious Canberra: Why are there several areas of Canberra that don't have footpaths? by Sonya Gee

ABC​’s ​Curious Central West​: Where did the name of Orange’s Elephant Park come from?​ by Melanie Pearce

The Columbian’s ​Clark Asks​: Road crews fill potholes with help of a long, dry summer by Jake Thomas

WBEZ​’s Curious City​: Do Chicago’s Arab And African-American Muslims Share Mosques? If Not, Why Not?​ by Sarah Geis

KATHERINE NAGASAWA | WBEZ

Austin American-Statesman​’s ​Austin Answered​: Why do Central Texas hospitals advertise on TV? by ​Anusha Lalani

Austin American-Statesman​’s ​Austin Answered​: ​Where does money spent at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport go?​ by ​Anusha Lalani

Austin American-Statesman​’s ​Austin Answered​:Actual Factual WilCo: How do Georgetown gas prices stack up to Austin metro area?​ by ​Kristen Hubby

VPR​’s Brave Little State​: ​What’s The History Of The Underground Railroad In Vermont?​ by ​Angela Evancie

Austin American-Statesman​’s ​Austin Answered​: Actual Factual WilCo: Why do EMS and a fire truck arrive when you call 911?​ ​by​ Dahlia Dandashi

KALW​’s Hey Area​: Is the San Francisco Zoo ready for a tsunami?​ by Jenee Darden

KQED​’s Bay Curious​:How San Francisco’s Drag Royalty Does Good, While Looking Fierce​ by Chloe Veltman

WAMU​’s What’s With Washington​: ​What’s The Story Behind Those $5 Baseball Hats At Nationals Park?​ by Mikaela Lefrak

WPLN​’s Curious Nashville: Meet The Leader Of Tennessee’s Biggest Mosque ​by ​Chas Sisk

Bruzz​’s ​Big City​: Is it true that the Brusiliators are moving in storm weather? by Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

ABC​’s Curious​ Adelaide​: Loved and loathed? How the pie floater became a South Australian gastronomic icon​ by Nathan Stitt and Jessica Harmsen

WBEZ​’s Curious City​: Forest Foresight: Who Created The Cook County Forest Preserves?​ by ​Jake Smith

Austin American-Statesman​’s​ Austin Answered​: What are the oldest buildings in downtown Austin?​ by ​Michael Barnes

Texas Tribune​’s Texplainer​: Will previous home damage affect filing claims post-Harvey?​ by Alex Samuels

WUWM​’s Bubbler Talk​: Echoes of Milwaukee’s Gordon Park Bathhouse Remain​ by Michelle Maternowski and Bonnie North

Bruzz​’s Big City​: How do you see where the streams flowed in Brussels, for the construction of streets?​ by ​​​Laurent Vermeersch and Luana Difficile

KQED​'s ​Bay Curious​: Their Country Hated Them, But They Fought for It Anyway by Jessica Placzek

WESA’s Good Question: Redd Up Your Pittsburghese: A Deep Dive Into How Yinz Talk by ​Katie Blackley

WPLN’s Curious Nashville: How The Polar Bear Lives On As Edgehill's Symbol​ by​ Tony Gonzalez

ABC​'s ​Curious Central West​: Where did the name of Orange's Elephant Park come from? by Melanie Pearce

BBC Persia​: On iPhones, iPhone in Iran and a few other things

ABC​'s Curious North Coast NSW​: How far up the Wilsons River did the old ships go? by ​Miranda Saunders

KUOW​’s Local Wonder​: Hey, when is the Pacific Northwest getting our earthquake warning system?​ by ​Bill Radke and Amina Al-Sadi

Omroep West​’s Rake Vragen​: Cupid shooting hits The Hague, but sender or mysterious hearts remains secret

ABC​’s Curious Darwin​: ​Why is there no malaria in Australia’s northern capital? ​by ​Xavier La Canna

ABC​’s Curious Canberra​: How many embassies are there in Canberra and are there rules about how they’re designed​? by ​Andrew Bell

Austin American-Statesman​’s ​Austin Answered​: ​Why don’t gas stations get credit card chip readers to thwart skimmers?​ by ​Gary Dinges

WESA​’s Good Question​:​ The Story Behind That Giant Egyptian-Themed Mausoleum In Allegheny Cemetery​ by ​Joaquin Gonzalez

September 12–September 25

ERIN GOTTSACKER | WOSU

WOSU Curious Cbus: Who Rings The Victory Bell At Ohio Stadium? by Erin Gottsacker

WFPL Curious Louisville: Was The High-Five Really Invented In Louisville? by Ashlie Stevens

WBEZ Curious City: Who Came Up With The Iconic Chicago White Sox Look? by Jesse Dukes

Minneapolis Institute of Art: The Buddha FAQ: Answers to your top 10 questions about Buddhist art by Diane Richards

WFDD Carolina Curious: Cutting Down Barriers To Mental Health Care by Sean Bueter

ABC Curious Canberra: How many embassies are there in Canberra and are there rules about how they’re designed? by Andrew Bell

Kenosha News Curious Kenosha: Deer on old Chrysler site Jill Tatge-Rozell

NHPR Only in NH: Does N.H. Have a Signature Food? by Virginia Prescott and Taylor Quimby

Noozhawk Noozhawk Asks: Will Santa Barbara Unified Change its Policies for In-District Transfers? by Giana Magnoli

WPXI Your Voice: Are Pa. high school students taught financial literacy?

WPXI Your Voice: Why do Pa. gas prices go up when a storm hits a faraway state?

WPXI Your Voice: Why do only certain counties require vehicle emissions testing?

WUWM Bubbler Talk: There’s A Bat In My Home! Now What? by Joy Powers

KUT ATXplained: Why Aren’t West Lake Hills, Sunset Valley And Rollingwood Part Of Austin? by Audrey McGlinchy

2ser Seeking Sydney: Does Sydney have an underground BDSM culture? by Monica Samayoa

KQED Bay Curious: Quake Prep: BART’s Tunnel Plan and the Muni Bus That Could Save You by Tena Rubio and Eli Wirtschafter

Bruzz Big City: Why is there no bike lane in Troonstraat? by Jean-Marie Binst and Luana Difficile

BBC Persia: What to do with depression?

ABC Curious North Coast NSW: How did Byron Bay become so popular? by Samantha Turnbull

ABC Curious Central West: Wide open road: Why are country streets the width they are? by Melanie Pearce

Current Currently Curious: With new app, a startup wants to make donating to public radio easy by Mike Janssen

KUOW Local Wonder: Stop signs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, Seattle by Carolyn Adolph

NHPR Civics 101: Government Shutdown

Texas Tribune Texplainer: How is FEMA distributing money to areas hit by Harvey? by Alex Samuels

WPLN Curious Nashville: Why One Of Metro’s Strangest Buildings Sits Emptyby Tony Gonzalez

Inside Energy IE Questions: Is Fracking Dangerous? by Lisa Gardiner (UCAR Center for Science Education)

NHPR Only in NH: Why Does Portsmouth Shut Down at 9 p.m.? by Jimmy Gutierrez

NPR #CuriousGoat: Small Gift, Big Impact: How A Little Cash Changed Our Readers’ Lives by Nurith Aizenman

WBEZ Curious City: The Cha-Cha Slide And More: What Dances Were Invented In Chicago? by Monica Eng and Katherine Nagasawa

WUWM Bubbler Talk: How Milwaukee Got the Nickname ‘Cream City’ by Ann-Elise Henzl

WYSO Curious: Is The Miami Valley A Tornado Hotspot? WYSO Curious Dives In by Liam Niemeyer

Bruzz Big City: What are the riders doing in ceremonial military clothing at the Royal Palace right? by Jean-Marie Binst and Luana Difficile

KQED Bay Curious: History of the Berkeley Pier: A Ferry Tale by Jessica Placzek

Metroland York Region Connect: How can we compare emergency room wait times? by Kim Zarzour

Metroland York Region Connect: Why is Hwy. 7 just 2 lanes in Vaughan between Kipling and Wigwoss? by Tim Kelly

WFPL Curious Louisville: How Did Poplar Level Road Get Its Name? by Laura Ellis

ABC Curious North Coast: Repentance Creek: Who repented and how did this North Coast NSW creek get its name? by Catherine Marciniak

Lancaster Online We The People: Are bicycle riders required to obey traffic laws? by Chad Umble

WDET CuriousiD: Why Is Detroit Sometimes Called “The Paris of the Midwest?” by Eli Newman

KCRW Curious Coast: Why are LA’s parking tickets so expensive? by Jenny Hamel

Michigan Radio MICurious: Why is Howell considered the KKK capital of Michigan? by Stateside Staff

WPLN Curious Nashville: Facebook Live on recycling by Emily Siner

WPLN Curious Nashville: We’ve Answered (Most Of) Your Questions About Recycling by Emily Siner

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