NPR’s Scott Simon talks with writer Russell Banks about his new book, “Voyager.” It’s a collection of travel writing that also reads like a memoir.
NPR’s Scott Simon talks with NPR’s Tom Goldman about the NBA Finals, the fallout at Baylor University after a report on sexual assault, and the looming shadow of Zika over the summer Olympics in Rio.
After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an “agreement in principle.” Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.
President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city since American warplanes bombed it in WWII. The president did not apologize, but some Japanese still found solace in his remarks.
Across the country, public universities are struggling with abysmal graduation rates. Here’s one campus — San Jose State University — that’s trying to do something about it.
As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Soloman and William Genovese explore in their new film.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Even though it remains the most famous auto race in the world, it’s sold out this year for the first time in decades.
NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Libertarian journalist and editor-in-chief of Reason.com, Nick Gillespie, about the possibility of a third party candidate.
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That’s left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.
People who have positive images of aging and have a purpose in life live years longer than those who are negative, studies find. They also have less risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
Correspondent Jason Beaubien talks about his week at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in South Sudan.
Police say they are investigating the possible rape of a 16-year-old girl by at least 30 men — and an online video. Activists are calling attention to violence against women in the country.
The Legislature has until June 30 to resolve an “inequitable and unconstitutional” funding structure, the court says, or else schools will have to close.
The suit alleges San Francisco’s “sanctuary city” immigration policies led to Steinle’s death, allegedly at the hands of a man in the U.S. illegally. It also blames two federal agencies.