In a summer with not so great films, features columnist Kristen Page-Kirby with The Washington Post‘s Express says the standouts have all been movies for kids.
Michael Phelps’ victories in Rio have prompted some observers to call him the greatest Olympian of all time. Mike Pesca of Slate tells Rachel Martin why we should take that claim with a grain of salt.
Torrential rains in Louisiana and Southern Mississippi have flooded homes and caused hundreds of evacuations. Much of the rest of the country is experiencing extreme heat.
NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with economics professor Alan Krueger of Princeton University about how people participate in the gig economy — particularly as Uber drivers — to supplement their incomes.
Hours after an officer shot and killed an armed suspect who ran from police during a traffic stop, protests turned violent. Mayor Tom Barrett plans to meet with community and religious leaders today.
Last weekend we offered some bad advice about using your car battery to cook cake in a tin. That’s dangerous. The Sporkful host Dan Pashman tells Rachel Martin about safer ways to eat on the road.
Commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba begin this fall, and Cubans are preparing for a wave of American tourists. But some wonder how the surge in visitors might alter the island’s slow pace.
Rachel Martin speaks with journalist Tennessee Watson, who’s reported on her own experience being molested. [Editor’s note: this conversation includes discussion of child sexual abuse.]
Cary Fowler, senior adviser to the Global Crop Diversity Trust, talks about a giant vault of millions of seeds stored away in an icy mountain in Norway. Fowler is the author of Seeds on Ice.
A look back on the week of politics. Donald Trump made some controversial statements and Hillary Clinton released her tax returns.
As activists gather in Richmond, Va. for a rally in support of a $15 minimum wage, stakeholders on both sides of the debate speak about how best to raise wages across the country.
The American Bar Association wants to create a Spanish translation of the Miranda warning. Alex Acosta of the ABA’s Special Committee on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities explains why.
Vanita Gupta, the head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division talks about the federal government’s findings that Baltimore policing techniques have showed racial bias.
Elaine Fantham, who joined NPR’s Scott Simon to talk classics for many years, has died. Her student, John Allemang, remembers the woman fondly known as “the rock-star of classics.”
The city of Berlin just banned Airbnb because it was swallowing up long-term rentals and driving up prices. Paris is now struggling to temper the explosion of the rental site for the same reasons.