The British author wrote crime novels for 50 years, many featuring Chief Inspector "Reg" Wexford. Rendell died May 2. Originally broadcast in 1989 and 2005.
The crooner sang lead for the Drifters and became famous for the classic hit "Stand By Me." King died April 30th. Fresh Air remembers him with this interview. Originally broadcast in 1988.
Listeners had a lot of opinions about an All Things Considered guest's position, and two other stories had the audience talking.
The British novelist set shocking crimes in mundane settings — always adding a dash of social criticism. Critic Maureen Corrigan says she is forever giving Rendell's books away to friends.
Treadmills are the world's most popular form of mechanical exercise and they are also the most dangerous.
An 8-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast was found curled up in a suitcase Thursday, foiling an attempt to smuggle him into Spanish territory. His father was later arrested.
There are now six Republicans officially running for president. Kay Henderson of Iowa Radio and Paul Steinhauser of NH1 discuss the latest.
President Obama's visit to South Dakota will allow him to brag that he has set foot in each of the 50 states — only three other U.S. presidents can make that claim.
Subtropical storm Ana is expected to make landfall Saturday evening. The area is forecast to receive 45 mph winds and up to 6 inches of rain.
Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase have agreed to erase debts on credit reports that legally should have been eliminated in bankruptcy.