As the number of veterans serving on Capitol Hill declines, we take a look at the impact of military veteran lawmakers.
Horace Tapscott led a big band in 1969, but his debut was for a quintet drawn from its ranks. Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a reissue of The Giant is Awakened.
In his new collection of short stories and a novella, Pelecanos explores crime, adoption and writing from an African-American point of view. He says he's "aware of the responsibility" to get it right.
Average rents increased across the country last year by 3.6 percent, but in smaller cities, rents rose as much as 9.2 percent.
Our Secret Lives of Teachers series continues with Isis Smalls, who teaches English and coaches volleyball at a Houston middle school. She's also a beauty pageant winner.
In his new book, Nicholas Carlson explores the company and the woman brought in to save it.
About 18,000 anti-immigration demonstrators took to the streets in Dresden, protesting what they call the "Islamization of Europe."
Author Clifford Murphy brings us a selection of country music from the New England area.
Baseball Hall of Fame inductees will be announced today at 2:00 p.m. EST.
Beginning a new year can be fraught with decisions. Discover how great composers chose to start their symphonies and concertos — some with a bang, others a whisper — in this New Year's puzzler.
Jason Bentley's first two-hour EDM mix of 2015 features new music from AlunaGeorge, Robin Schulz and Listenbee.
Even a brief breakup with alcohol can impart measurable health rewards, a small but intriguing experiment suggests. Indeed, the concept of a dry January is gaining traction in the U.K.
A group calling itself Pegida has protested since October against Germany's asylum and immigration policies. The German political and public mainstream has responded sharply.
The killing preceded a 50-day war in Gaza last summer. Hussam Qawasmeh was sentenced by a military court and also ordered to pay $63,000 to the victims family.
There are upsides to having global investors stash their savings in the United States. But their embrace of the dollar can start to feel like a death grip if it goes too far and chokes off exports.
Angela Plake plays with her words in the moment following innocence lost, pleading "I've been losing in a sense," speeding the moody rocker to a devastating realization that nothing's changed.
The world lost a young genius because people were uncomfortable with who he was inclined to love, says commentator Adam Frank. The future of computing could have been very different had he been alive.
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said he is running against Sepp Blatter because he believes "it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport."