Peter Breslow appears in the following:
Saturday, April 28, 2018
With five decades in show business, blues musician Marcia Ball talks about her latest album Shine Bright and the perks of life on the road.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, helps to immortalize his father's poems with a new album called Johnny Cash: Forever Words.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
The Brooklyn-based band doesn't need to speak English to pack a punch. Frontwoman Rahill Jamalifard talks about songwriting in Farsi and how Middle Eastern rock emboldens her.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Lanny Cordola has played guitar with Guns N' Roses and the Beach Boys. Now he devotes himself to teaching music to Afghan street children, most of them girls. He also helps pay for their schooling.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
For 25 years, the Earth Conservation Corps has been cleaning up the capital's polluted Anacostia River. Volunteers have turned their lives around and now work to help others do the same.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Nearly 50 years after his untimely death, Redding's influence as a spirit of soul music remains. Jonathan Gould, author of a new biography of the singer, explains why.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
In his new memoir, the one-time member of The Monkees recalls befriending John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, who opened for the band on a 1967 tour. (That didn't last long.)
Saturday, April 08, 2017
The Chicago singer learned about civil-rights-era funk and soul through his Indian Muslim father's record collection. Bagewadi's new album, Vetted, is informed by his family's immigrant story.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
"Think of being in a train crash," says one survivor. Now, think of a train crash made of a mountainside. This is an avalanche — and surviving one will take expertise, equipment and a lot of luck.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
We recently asked our audience to share their travel nightmares. NPR's Peter Breslow tells his own harrowing story — as a New Jersey boy who had everything go wrong on his South American expedition.
Saturday, January 09, 2016
In 1982, when I washed up on NPR's doorstep looking for a job, I started a pickup basketball game. It endures to this day. That's right, we are in our 33rd season, which makes me too old to still be playing ... and yet, somehow, I still am.
Every Wednesday ...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
It's a place where girls can play volleyball. They can do ballet (of course).
But soccer is a no-no.
That's the way it goes in Brazil, the country that famously loves soccer. There was once a legal ban — from 1941 to 1979 — noting that "women will not be ...
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Sometimes you can tell a lot about a country just by walking its beaches. That's what I did on my last day in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, where I was on assignment covering the Ebola epidemic.
Standing at water's edge, facing the sea. The smooth blue rollers come ...
Friday, May 02, 2014
There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.
Friday, May 02, 2014
There's a lot of money and attention going toward wearable devices, though the sophistication of the technology varies. One company is developing wearables with clusters of tiny high-tech senors.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
In chaotic situations, certain people rise to the top, and that is certainly the case for Mohammed al-Hariri, a former air conditioning repairman who commands enormous deference on the windblown streets of Zaatari refugee camp.
In less than a year, the Zaatari camp in Jordan has ...