Weekend Edition Saturday
There's virtually no Brazilian fare inside the World Cup stadiums, but outside you'll find proud vendors of traditional foods. They fought FIFA to be there, and surprisingly, they won.
Jean Kwok, the award-winning writer of Girl in Translation, has written a new book called Mambo in Chinatown, a Cinderella story about a 22-year-old Chinese-American torn between two cultures.
The 101st Tour de France starts Saturday in England. To mark the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Tour will roll through former battlefields in the farmlands of northern France.
Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, of the Aussie folk group Luluc, say that punk music inspires the introspective and forlorn melodies on their new album, Passerby. They speak with NPR's Tamara Keith.
NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman says Americans should still be watching the World Cup matches, even with their home team out of the running. He makes the case to NPR's Tamara Keith.
NPR's Tamara Keith takes a moment to remember Stephen Gaskin, who founded the Tennessee commune called The Farm.
Yorkshire is home to this year's Tour de France starting line. BBC anchor Harry Gration tells NPR's Tamara Keith about preparations for the annual sporting event — including well-stocked pubs.
A large proportion of young people showing up at the southern U.S. border come from Honduras. Societal pressures there, like poverty and gang violence, are fueling the exodus.
This week the House Committee on Homeland Security met to discuss minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.
NPR's Tamara Keith picks up her banana phone to talk with beloved musician Raffi Cavoukian about his first children's album in 12 years, Love Bug.
In 2010, NPR's Scott Simon interviewed Laura Hillenbrand about her book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption. The hero of that book, Louis Zamperini, died this week.
Anna Maria Barry-Jester has been traveling the USA, eating, photographing, blogging and ranking the nation's burritos for the site FiveThirtyEight. She tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the epic journey.
Alastair Bonnett sought out uncharted and forgotten territories for his new book, Unruly Places. He tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the quest, which included a visit to a traffic island.
Every TV station in the U.S. is now required to post its political ad sales online. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Mark Binker of WRAL-TV about what this means for the North Carolina Senate race.
As Iraq continues to fracture, the Kurdish minority could seize the moment to push for greater autonomy. Columbia University's David Phillips tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the potential opportunity.
The road to violent jihad has never been so smooth. Westerners hoping to join the fight in Syria, and now Iraq, can take a flight to Turkey and meet hundreds of rebel groups eager to train them.
In 1864, Abraham Lincoln set aside the nation's first federally-protected wilderness areas. Visitors have enjoyed Yosemite's wonders ever since — sometimes to the point of endangering them.
The U.S. men's soccer team is advancing to the round of 16 in the World Cup. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com about the team's chance of getting through the knockout round.
The U.S. can't do much in Iraq without support from the Saudis, Emiratis and other regional players, as international correspondent Jackie Northam tells NPR's Scott Simon.