Michel Martin speaks with documentary filmmaker Amy Berg about her new film, Janis: Little Girl Blue, which chronicles the life and early death of the 1960s counterculture icon.
In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."
The program allowed the U.S. government to collect data on Americans' phone calls in bulk. Under the new system, the government needs a court order to query a database kept by phone companies.
The Pope preached reconciliation Sunday in Central African Republic, a country that has seen clashes between Christian and Muslim militias.
Protesters gathered on the eve of a global conference on climate change. About 200 activists defied a ban on mass demonstrations and they were met by riot police.
The storm dumped freezing rain from Texas all the way to Iowa. Authorities in Kansas reported several deaths due to car accidents and flooding claimed three lives in Texas.
Many Muslims feel pressure – sometimes a responsibility — to defend their faith when there's an attack carried out in the name of Islam. Young American Muslims share how they handle the scrutiny.
Robert Dear lived off the grid and the those who knew him described a troubled man who preferred solitude. Police say Dear opened fire at a Planned Parenthood center, killing three and wounding nine.
A viral photo montage has made it clear: One dress in particular is extremely popular with women in broadcast news. Meteorologist April Warnecke, who has worn the dress herself, explains why.
"Not Without My Daughter" told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran. Now that young girl is telling her own story in her memoir, "My Name is Mahtob."
Cruise liners aren't just about buffets and nightclub acts. There is a growing number of passengers who want to explore the local cultures, especially the music.
Two sisters sit down to describe what it was like to lose both parents to AIDS early on in the epidemic. People were so frightened, they didn't dare talk about the secret that haunted their family.
Archaeologists are making finds in the Minute Man National Historical Park that could lead to a new understanding of one of the first battles of the American Revolution.
A trial in Hawaii has been delayed while officials look for an interpreter — for the judge. Defendant Kahookahi Kanuha insists on testifying in Hawaiian, a state language.
Stuck in traffic? In Kabul? Afghanistan's capital has some of the worst traffic jams in the world. But humorous bumper stickers, plastered all over cars, makes driving a little more bearable.
The number of Americans over the age of 65 is growing. That means more families with loved ones who can no longer live alone. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to families about the decisions they face.
Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
Selfies aren't only for posting pictures of yourself. For people who suffer from Cotard's Delusion, in which a person believes they're dead, those self-taken pictures can be part of a cure.
More than 130 world leaders are expected in Paris for the UN climate conference. Despite the recent terrorist attacks in the French capital, the negotiations are going ahead as planned.
Oklahoma is home to bison who roam freely on the last stretches of open prairie. Once a year, the bison are rounded up, vaccinated and de-wormed. It's part of the effort to bring back the herds.