Tens of thousands of prisoners across the United States staged a strike to protest working conditions last month. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Beth Schwartzapfel, who has been covering the strikes.
For the latest in our "Let's Talk Politics" series NPR's Scott Simon talks to Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz about this election year.
Aleppo has seen more bloodshed this week in the wake of a failed ceasefire. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Financial Times correspondent Erika Solomon about how daily life goes on in that Syrian city.
Craig Hartley blended work some surprising musicians, including Bach with a Miles Davis overlay, and a John Lennon with a Bill Evans backdrop, on his new album, "Books on Tape Vol. II — Standard Edition."
Photographer Phillip Toledano lost both his parents, an aunt and an uncle and began to wonder — what other dark turns did life have in store? He explores the possibilities in a new short film.
Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to behavioral scientist Uri Simonsohn about how one of the scientists behind 2010 research on 'power poses' is distancing herself from that work.
When he was first interviewed by Studs Terkel in 1971, jockey Eddie Arroyo had been racing for 6 years. He said it was the hardest and most dangerous job he'd ever had.
Before novelist Caroline Leavitt started dating a controlling boyfriend, she had tragically lost a friend to one. She says writing her new book was "a way for me to forgive myself."
Decades ago, a researcher came up with 28 days as the ideal length of stay for inpatient alcoholism rehab, despite lack of evidence that it worked. That model is now being used for opioid addiction.
Ibrahim Halil Dudu is a master tailor. He's also a Syrian refugee who had recently arrived in Ontario. And when the bride next door's zipper broke at the last minute, he came to her rescue.
After weeks at a standstill, Congress wrapped up all the work it was supposed to do in September in just one day, from a veto override, to reaching a deal to keep government open through December 9th.
It's a historic election, with the first female major-party nominee. But for all that, Trump's masculinity has been on unusually prominent display.
Throughout the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has accused her opponent, Donald Trump of being sexist. The Trump campaign has responded in ways that may seem counter-intuitive.
Sleepovers at the National Air and Space Museum's huge annex near Washington, D.C., offer a real-life night at the Smithsonian.
With wind speeds of 160 mph, the storm is expected to make landfall on Jamaica on Monday, and remains a threat to Haiti and Cuba. Forecasters say it's the strongest in the Atlantic since 2007.
Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.
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The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.