The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night in the NBA Finals. It was the team's first championship in 40 years and Oakland, where the Warriors call home, was buzzing before and after the team clinched the title. Youth Radio's Denise Tejada was there and has this story.
The California Labor Commission ruled Wednesday that drivers for the ride-hailing service, Uber, are employees, not independent contractors. The decision could have huge implications for the company.
The face of public housing is changing in the U.S. In one of the biggest experiments, Chicago's Housing Authority has torn down most of its high-rise public housing units. For decades, they were home to thousands of residents who persevered even when the developments became overrun with crime and poverty. Now the American Theater Company is presenting The Projects, a documentary play about the hope, danger and changes that have occurred in public housing as told by current and former residents, gang members and scholars.
NPR's Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read listener letters about race and identity in light of Rachel Dolezal's resignation as president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal says she identifies as black, though her parents say she is white.
A draft of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate climate change was leaked Wednesday before its scheduled release.
Due to warm ocean temperatures, tens of thousands of red crabs are invading beaches in Southern California.
The nation's top military officials said the U.S. needs a greater commitment from Iraq in the fight against the self-declared Islamic State but argued against sending any U.S. combat troops to bolster that country's battle.
Developers are showcasing immersive virtual reality games at the E3 expo. But aside from VR headsets and demos, there isn't much software available yet to take advantage of the new technology.
Desperate refugees from Syria and other strife-torn nations are surging into Europe not just by sea, but also over land from Turkey. They are straining border guards of Bulgaria, one of the poorest nations in the European Union.
The band performs songs from its new album Restless Ones on the Non-COMMvention stage in Philly.
Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday they will continue to tamp down interest rates. The last time they raised interested rates was June 2006. They set no specific deadline for raising rates.
Brían Ó hAirt and Julee Glaub perform at the Swannanoa Gathering in the North Carolina mountains.
The D.C. rapper and singer talks about raising the bar in rap and making people move with his signature "future bounce" sound.
Diehard NPR listeners were displeased with the choice of celebrity guest on this week's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!.