Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law — about his new book, a biography of the second amendment.
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have poured into the U.S. from Mexico over the past several months. Over the weekend, hundreds of children were brought to adetention center in Nogales, Arizona, and the facility was overwhelmed. David Greene talks to "Los Angeles Times" reporter Cindy Carcamo who has been covering the situation in Nogales.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, under fire for failing to investigate use of force along the border, reassigns its longtime head of internal affairs. The new man in charge is an FBI official who used to work in El Paso, Texas.
New research from the journal "Nature Neuroscience" has shown that rats, like humans, experience regret. Host has details.
Renee Montagne and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
We'll hear how some communities are experimenting with free community college. We go to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where students can get two years of higher education for free. Host reports.
David Greene talks to financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz about proposals to mitigate student loan debt from the White House and in the Senate. Kantrowitz is the founder of the website finaid.org.
President Obama signed an order on Monday that expands the number of Americans whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.
Some of the best paying jobs in the American West are in the oil and gas industry. But only 18 percent are held by women, and many of those are office jobs which pay considerably less.
Every year, gamers turn their eyes to Los Angeles for E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It's the annual video game industry convention.
Ford, General Motors and Chrysler are offering a multimillion dollar donation toward a deal to ease pension cuts for retirees, and preserve the lucrative collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Pluck the silk of a spiderweb and it vibrates like a guitar string, scientists say. By strumming the strands and detecting the tune via sensors in its legs, a spider gets key information.
The conflict in South Sudan pitting forces loyal to the president against those loyal to his erstwhile vice president is exacerbating what aid groups say is a growing hunger catastrophe.
Steve Inskeep talks to Arizona Republic reporter Bob Ortega about the documents he got from the U.S. government concerning violent incidents involving border patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The World Cup begins Thursday in Brazil. The U.S. team has its first match against Ghana the following week, the start of the so called "group of death."
The computer was supposed to mimic a 13-year-old boy when text messaging. More than a third of the people on a panel were duped.
The International Raelian Movement formally submitted a proposal in Ottawa for an embassy. Canada's foreign minister responded via twitter by appointing his deputy "intergalactic ambassador."
The Game of Thrones author has turned to crowdfunding to raise money for a couple of charities. For $20,000 you could have a character named after you in a future novel.