Steve Inskeep

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Disqualified Candidate Sits On Sidelines Of Iran's Parliamentary Election

Friday, February 26, 2016

Iranians are voting Friday in a parliamentary election but not everyone who wants to be a candidate is permitted to run. A group must affirm candidates are properly educated, religious and loyal.


At Persepolis, Iran's Grand Past Overshadows Its Frustrating Present

Friday, February 19, 2016

For Iranian tourists at this ancient Persian capital, awe for the past is tempered by disappointment about the present. "We have nothing new that makes us special in the world," says one visitor.


After Prisoner Swap, Anxiety Over Jailed Iranian-American Businessman

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The U.S. and Iran swapped prisoners last month, before the lifting of sanctions. But Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American businessman, remains in an Iranian jail, raising concerns among the diaspora.


In Tehran, Waiting For Signs Of Change In 'A New World'

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

NPR's Steve Inskeep revisits three Iranians he met last year to find out if their lives have changed because of Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers. "We are actually in a new world," says one.


After Prison, A Tough-Minded Optimist Looks To Iran's Future

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Saeed Laylaz, a former journalist and economist, has been a vocal advocate of reform in Iran. He was jailed in a 2009 post-election crackdown, but now runs an auto business. "I am alive yet," he says.


The Carpet Weaver Of Shiraz

Saturday, February 13, 2016

What does the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran, as part of a nuclear deal, mean for one Iranian?

We met a carpet weaver in the ancient city of Shiraz. She spends her days on the floor of a little room. Working swiftly by hand, she ties knots ...


In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

Friday, February 12, 2016

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.


The Precarious Existence Of Iran's Sunni Muslims

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Shiite-majority Iran is home to millions of Sunnis, including the Sunni imam who opened his door to NPR's Steve Inskeep in Tehran. "We live together nicely," he insists. But he must speak with care.


Iranians Remain Cautious After Lifting Of Some Western Sanctions

Friday, February 05, 2016

Iranians remain cautious about the future despite the lifting of some Western sanctions.


Digging Deep To Build The Tallest Hotel In Iran

Friday, February 05, 2016

Ebrahim Pourfaraj started digging a giant hole in Tehran well before sanctions were lifted. He's betting Iran's economy will open up, attracting investors and visitors who've long been locked out.


LISTEN: Billionaire Charles Koch Says He's Behind On Political Spending

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The organization of donors led by Charles and his brother David has vowed to spend $889 million to influence the 2016 election. Yet he suggested to NPR he is merely playing defense, not offense.


In Kentucky, The Coal Habit Is Hard To Break

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The coal region of western Kentucky has managed to keep its mining industry alive through changing energy trends of the past few decades. That is, until now.


LISTEN: Jeb Bush Says Trump Is 'A Creature Of Barack Obama'

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush provoked much reaction on social media this morning with a theory of Donald Trump's rise.

Bush says President Obama paved the way for it.

The former Florida governor made the remark in a year-ending interview with NPR News. Bush is trying to recover after ...


LISTEN: The Man Who Picks British Bombing Targets In Syria

Friday, December 11, 2015

Britain rarely drops a bomb on Syria unless Michael Fallon approves it first.

British forces began bombing ISIS targets in Syria this month. And Fallon, a civilian who serves as secretary of state for defense, tells NPR that he insists on personally signing off before Royal Air Force Tornado warplanes ...


Obama On Access To Weapons: 'It's Just Too Easy'

Thursday, December 03, 2015

President Obama spoke Thursday, calling for thoughts and prayers for the victims of Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, and saying "we all have a part to play" in preventing such violence.


Planning, Other Details Make California Shooting 'A Really Strange Case'

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Investigators are combing through data for clues about motives in the San Bernardino attack. A married couple opened fire on a workplace holiday party and seemed to have planned at least the getaway.


In Paris, Obama Is 'Optimistic' About Fighting Climate Change

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

After attending international climate negotiations, the president said, "I think the issue is just going to be the pace, and how much damage is done before we are able to fully apply the brakes."


LISTEN: 'We Have An Obligation' To Refugees, Says Homeland Security Chief

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

President Obama's administration contends that refugees are not the true source of U.S. security concerns. Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, tells NPR that the real concern may be a person traveling as an ordinary tourist from Europe.

Johnson's department is tightening the visa waiver program, under which ...


Did 'Hateful Rhetoric' Cause Shooting? Hear Planned Parenthood's Careful Response

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cecile Richards is walking a fine line: She paints the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic as one of many attacks linked to "hateful rhetoric."

She doesn't specifically say that rhetoric motivated the attack Friday in Colorado Springs.

The president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America spoke with NPR ...


U.S. Drug Giant Pfizer To Buy Ireland-Based Allergan

Monday, November 23, 2015

In one of the biggest health care mergers ever, Pfizer says it has clinched a deal to buy Allergan for over $150 billion. Pfizer says it plans to move its headquarters to Dublin to avoid U.S. taxes.