Three Oklahoma inmates say they face the risk of extreme suffering, which would violate the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.
The city's recruitment effort has a very different feel from years past as it tries to attract more diverse candidates. The force is 80 percent white; the population is more than 30 percent black.
Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Beta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.
Young Afro-Latina entrepreneur Janel Martinez shares a brief essay about coming to terms with her identity.
Mallorca's flamenco-soul-jazz singer Concha Buika is as talented as she is fearless. Maria talks with Buika about her music and her joy in the face of adversity.
For decades, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega has helped to define Afro-Latino identity within and outside of the United States. She joins Latino USA to talk about identity, equity and cultural capital.
Host Maria Hinojosa and producer Marlon Bishop report on the Garifuna community, both in the Bronx and in Honduras.
To start our episode on Afro-Latino life, we hear first-person thoughts from four Afro-Latinos on their identity and experience, and on how Afro-Latinos are represented.
For 62 years, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by sons of the founder of the Kingdom, Abdul Aziz. Robert Siegel talks to Middle East specialist Joseph Braude about Saudi succession.
Robert Siegel talks to Maureen Sullivan, senior vice president of strategic services and chief strategy officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which did the study.
For the first half of the 20th century, Tin Pan Alley songwriters like Irving Berlin and the Gershwins dominated pop music. By the the 1950s, tastes had changed, and the music changed with them.
The international criminal court in the Hague was founded to prosecute those who commit war crimes — particularly the crime of abducting and conscripting children as soldiers. But for the first time in that court's 15 year history, it's putting on trial a man who was once a victim of that same crime.
U.S. diplomats have wrapped up two days of talks with Cuban officials — the highest-level meeting in 35 years. The aim is to start talking through how to restore diplomatic relations following the historic warming of ties announced last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro.
Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven't come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.
In the wake of attacks in Paris, part of the investigation into terror cells in Europe has led to Spain. One of the Paris gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, is believed to have visited Madrid in the days before he burst into a kosher market, killing four people.
Audie Cornish speaks with film reporter Steve Zeitchik of the Los Angeles Times about the trends, breakouts and mood at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's State of the Union address, Vice President Biden's future, and the U.S.' relationships with Iran and Israel.
The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.
Joseph Sledge, now 70, spent 37 years in prison for a crime that a three-judge panel said today he did not commit.