More than two and a half million grandparents across the country are raising their grandkids. Reporter Megan Kamerick brings us a portrait of an abuela raising her autistic grandson in Albuquerque.
We explore the role grandparents, and especially grandmothers, may have had in human evolution. And what it means to be a Latino grandparent today.
Maria Hinojosa talks to Ivonne Coll, the abuela on 'Glee,' 'Switched At Birth' and 'Jane the Virgin,' about how she portrays a Latina grandmother.
Bernie Sanders officially kicked off his presidential campaign this week to much fanfare in his home state of Vermont. But if he hopes to prove his mettle against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, he is going to have to do well in the neighboring, but very different, state of New Hampshire.
Nearly 20 countries are meeting in Bangkok Friday to try and resolve the migrant crisis affecting them. Most are economic migrants from Bangladesh and Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar.
Sepp Blatter was reelected to a fifth term as president of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, on Friday. The vote comes as two separate international investigations probe allegations of corruption.
Nike, the American sports company, is at the center of a FIFA kickback scandal over its alleged bribing of Brazilian soccer officials to get sponsorship of the national team, which it has to this day. The deal has long been the subject of controversy in Brazil and a Congressional investigation.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, Suzy Khimm, senior editor of The New Republic, and Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review.
The U.S. Senate meets for a special session on Sunday to deal with a national security program that is set to expire on June 1. The program has allowed the National Security Agency to collect and store a vast amount of phone records. NPR explains what is at stake and what the Senate is expected to do this weekend.
Chef James Rigato makes delicious seasonal dishes at his restaurant in Michigan. But perhaps what he is best known for is the pizza he created when he was just a teenager.
Sixteen debaters would be chaos. Would 10 be much better?
Host Jessica Harris talks with Rodney Brooks, the co-founder of Rethink Robotics.. Harris also talks with Darrell Cavens, co-founder of Zulily.
We also have stories on the need for female rock critics and on the Soul Patrol, a group of police officers in Boston who patrolled areas like Roxbury in the 1970s.
His announcement is quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well known to area residents and the addition of a well-known local group, the Kelly Bell Band, booked as entertainment.
Eliot Cohen, a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University, discusses what the deal would mean, if the deadline is met.
Bad weather and a strong dollar that hurt U.S. exports are thought to be contributing factors. The GDP shrank at a 0.7 percent rate.
The case was brought by Jennie McCormack and Dr. Richard Hearn. In 2011, McCormack was arrested and faced criminal charges after she ended her pregnancy.
Mark Lincoln Braun rides his Joybox Express - a mobile piano - down the Mississippi River to share music and raise money for non-profits.
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Patrick Clouden of Consumer Energy Solutions says companies can save up to 70 percent on their electric bills by using LED lights.