Top Stories

Edit Bucket
  • You’re a Complicated Man, Charlie Brown

    Studio 360

    As joyful as the “Peanuts” strip could be, it always had an undertow of melancholy. That wry sadness comes straight from creator Charles Schulz, says his biographer.

Edit Bucket
  • Justice Breyer: Supreme Court Must Look Beyond U.S. Borders

    The court interprets the constitutionality of U.S. law, but 20 percent of the cases have an international component.

  • Fresh Take on Janis Joplin

    In the documentary "Janis: Little Girl Blue," Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg taps rare archives and personal letters to tell the story of Janis Joplin.



Edit Bucket
  • France Holds Memorial Service 2 Weeks After Attacks

    The names of each of the 130 victims killed on Nov. 13 were read aloud. President Francois Hollande said France would continue to defend the values for which they died.

  • 14 Given Summonses as Hundreds March Against Police Shootings

    Brother of youth who committed suicide at Rikers among those given citations. 

  • Construction Deaths Up Amid Building Boom

    A New York Times investigation found the increase in rates of deaths and injuries exceeds the increase in construction.

  • NJ Hospital Tax Ruling Sends Ripples Throughout Garden State

    While towns ponder generating revenue by taxing local facilities, nonprofit hospitals and their legislative advocates push statewide legislation.

  • Deliberations Off to an Unusual Start in Sheldon Silver Trial

    A juror has already asked to be excused — on the first day of deliberations.

Arts and Culture

    Edit Bucket
  • Episode 9: All in the Black Family

    Empire Afterparty

    We talk to NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about the hippest—thought not exactly the happiest—black family on TV. 

  • We Are All Just Widgets in 'The Song Machine'


    New Yorker staff writer and author John Seabrook talks about the modern hit factory.

  • Carl Hiaasen’s Sunshine Noir

    Studio 360

    Like all great satirists, Carl Hiaasen’s humor writing comes from a deep well of anger. He says he stays in South Florida, despite its corruption, because it’s worth fighting for.

  • Edit Bucket
  • 'You Can't Prepare Yourself': A Conversation With Adele

    All Things Considered

    The singer's career has been a story in numbers, and not just the ones in her album titles. She discusses motherhood, stage fright, the Spice Girls and more in an extended chat with Ari Shapiro.

Tech and Media

Edit Bucket
  • Why Film Is Dead And Digital Photos Won't Last Forever

    Photographic process historian Mark Osterman says digital photos won't stand the test of time unless they're printed or shared widely.

  • The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them

    How tiny can a computer get and what can it do? Digital sensors are already traveling inside human bodies. Will shrinking sizes eventually do away with the bulky devices we use now?

  • What Does It Mean to Have 'Boots On The Ground'?

    On The Media

    Politicians and pundits have been using the phrase "boots on the ground" to declare limits in U.S. involvement in the Middle East. But what does that phrase mean, anyway?

Music for your day

Edit Bucket
  • Little May: Urgent Harmonies, Anthemic Appeal


    The polyvocal Sydney trio plays anthemic songs from its debut record, 'For The Company.' 

  • Quiet Hollers: Roots Music with Indie Swagger


    Catch a live set in the Soundcheck studio featuring the stirring Louisville five-piece.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: The Ridge, The Waiting Room, and Wabi-Sabi


    This week, an early look at some promising albums from 2016, including a veteran English chamber pop band and an Arcade Fire member going solo. 

  • Raury: On the Highway to Stardom, Looking for a Few Friends


    The blissed-out rapper and songwriter performs live on Soundcheck. 

  • Duncan Sheik's Latest Sleight of Hand


    The veteran songwriter and burgeoning Broadway darling visits the Soundcheck studio to play songs from his new album. 

Popular Stories

  1. So Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist. Again.

  2. Why You're Not Having Sex

  3. The Science of Gratitude

  4. Holland Taylor Steps Off Her Island