The disappearance of milkweed is leading to butterfly losses. One group wants to send out 100,000 plants to create monarch stations along the migration trail, where the butterflies can lay their eggs.
In northern Lebanon, sweeping buildings designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer remind people of more peaceful times. (This story first aired on May 26, 20015 on All Things Considered.)
Guatemala's president resigned last week and is waiting trial in a military prison on corruption charges. Renee Montagne talks to Eric Olson of the Latin American program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Australia employs one of the most aggressive approaches in the world in dealing with seaborne migrants. It turns their boats back, sinks them, or corrals migrants on an island.
Many thousands of migrants from Syria and elsewhere were finally allowed to cross from Hungary into Austria and Germany over the weekend, but there are growing signs the welcome isn't open-ended.
Baby boomers with the skill are retiring and not enough young people are replacing them. In Georgia, inmates are given access to heavy tools and blowtorches so they can get a welding certificate.
Kids on club teams have an advantage in making the high school team. But many families are being priced out by the high cost of league fees, equipment, and travel that club sports require.
The U.S. has controlled the naval base for more than a century and sends Cuba annual rent check of just over $4,000. And each year since the Castros took over, the Cubans refuse to cash it.
A German tourist went to the Vatican, hoping for a glimpse of Pope Francis. The tourist had no luck. Later, the same tourist was walking through Rome and spotted Francis inside an optician's shop.
Syria's antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that ISIS had destroyed three ancient tower tombs in Palmyra, built between the years 44 and 103 CE.
A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing. Nearly 90 pounds was shaved away. The sheep's body weight reportedly dropped by half.
British actor Idris Elba's name has been floating around as a possible successor to the current James Bond, Daniel Craig. Anthony Horowitz, who writes the current Bond books, made the comment that Elba is "too street" to play the suave spy. He's since apologized, but his remark ignited a firestorm of outrage among Elba's fans.
Renee Montagne talks to Andrew McCabe of the FBI about the case of the 17-year-old Virginia student, who was sentenced to 11 years in a federal prison for aiding the Islmaic Sate, also known as ISIS or ISIL. The teen had a secret online life which surprised his friends and family.
In an encore StoryCorps presentation, we hear from a former county clerk in Boulder, Colorado, who issued marriage licenses to gay couples in 1975.
Dartmouth College has a robot on its practice football team. The foam padded android, named MVP — short for Mobile Virtual Player — was designed by graduate engineering students. Players tackle MVP so they don't have to ram into each other.
Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel about his recent trip to China and what he observed about the direction the country's economy has taken. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal."
Officials in Hungary refuse to allow thousands of migrants to leave the country and move on to their preferred destination, Germany. The central train station in Budapest announced Thursday that it was suspending all west-bound train service. One train did manage to leave, with migrants on board. But it didn't go far.
Hillary Clinton goes to Puerto Rico on Friday to thank voters there for past support in the primaries, and offering her support for more lenient treatment of the island's mounting public debt. Other presidential candidates have also visited the island — highlighting the importance of Puerto Rican voters back in the U.S.
Vice President Joe Biden was speaking about the Iran nuclear deal at a synagogue in Atlanta Thursday night when he was asked whether he would run for president. Renee Montagne has more on his answer.
"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic Kenneth Turan reviews Alex Gibney's new documentary, "Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine."