The Texas Prison Museum displays wooden guns that look real, shanks made from spoons and a chess set carved from soap. The item that gets the most attention? An electric chair nicknamed Old Sparky.
Do Space is a new “technology library” in Omaha, Neb., that has no books but offers access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers and laser cutters.
Vertamae Grosvenor, a longtime commentator for All Things Considered, died Saturday at age 79. We mark her passing by hearing one of her more than 300 essays that aired on this program.
In this installment of StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative, Jenna Henderson remembers her late husband, Army Sgt. First Class Chris Henderson, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007.
A team of Hungarian scientists has determined dogs can understand words, not just tone. NPR’s Scott Simon says it may mean we should rethink our entire relationship with our furry friends.
As a chaplain, Ceceley Chambers often visits with seniors. Still, she was nervous the first time she brought along her 9-year-old son. But William says the visit left him changed — for the better.
The monthly jobs report fell short of expectations, both in terms of job growth and the unemployment rate. Economists had anticipated 180,000 new jobs and a slight drop in unemployment.
Listeners want to hear more Clinton coverage.
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me follows the country singer’s goodbye tour and his decline from Alzheimer’s disease. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to director James Keach and Campbell’s wife, Kim Campbell.
Generation Listen and Kelly McEvers are teaming up to dig into America’s opioid crisis and explore how we think about addiction.
Days after leaving an obscene voicemail for a lawmaker, Paul LePage waffled on whether he would consider resigning and stood by his statements blaming people of color for Maine’s drug problems.
Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It’s not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they’re not getting enough food.
Vincent Simonetti started playing tuba in high school in the 1950s. It was love at first puff. Now he and his wife, Ethel, have filled a house in Durham, N.C., with tubas for the public to tour.
Earth’s changing climate has made the quest to understand wave behavior more important than ever, scientists say. Rising seas, storm surge and dune and reef erosion all shape Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Save the Children had to sign confidentiality agreements to work at a migrant detention camp run by Australia in Nauru. The group’s Mat Tinkler discusses what they did and didn’t say about abuses.