Weekend Edition Sunday
A high school teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, a minister: Four college seniors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., describe their career ambitions and how they feel as graduation grows closer.
In this week's puzzle, every answer is the name of an Academy Award winner or nominee for best picture. Using a given anagram, decipher the title of the film. The films will go from oldest to newest.
Turkish troops crossed into northern Syria overnight. Turkey's prime minister says they successfully evacuated Turkish soldiers who had been guarding a tomb near Aleppo that many Turks hold sacred.
Fur is showing up on supermodels strutting down the runways. Despite previous protests, fashion columnist Robin Givhan tells NPR's Rachel Martin that for some designers, fur is back.
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Slate's Mike Pesca to find out what's up with the Philly 76ers trading away all their best players, and we'll hear the news around the track. The Daytona 500 is today.
Thinking of putting "speak now" on a T-shirt or bed linens? You'll have to ask Taylor Swift first. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to intellectual property lawyer Mark Lemley about Swift's branding empire.
"Green on Blue" tells the story of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of an Afghan orphan. NPR's; Rachel Martin speaks to the unlikely author: Elliot Ackerman, a former U.S. marine.
In this week's "For the Record," NPR's Rachel Martin talks with three Muslim comics — Adil Ray, Negin Farsad and Ahmed Ahmed — about the motivations and challenges of using humor to change minds.
The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.
An online used bookstore reports that demand for a "first edition" of Homer's Iliad has soared, thanks to a new thriller starring Jennifer Lopez.
The defense secretary said Saturday that the U.S. may slow its withdrawal from Afghanistan to make sure "progress sticks." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network.
The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with academy rules.
Some tribes are trying to set up growing operations after the Justice Department announced it would back off enforcement. Others worry about the potential for substance abuse.
Kastoria survived Greece's economic crisis primarily because of high Russian demand for the fur coats it produces. Then the Russian economy tanked. Now Kastoria is in trouble.
The Kurdish security chief says his Peshmerga fighters have gained ground against ISIS. But the big prize in northern Iraq is Mosul, and he says the Iraqi army will be needed for that battle.
The man who runs Libya's national oil company is struggling to resume production amid conflict and falling prices. A functioning oil industry might define whether Libya is a nation or a failed state.
The suspect in the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in North Carolina is a self-described anti-theist, what some some experts see as a new extremism developing among some atheists.
Jack White is a meticulous musician, so it's no surprise that his homemade guacamole has to be well crafted, like his music. And Peruvian chef Martin Morales thinks White has a pretty good recipe.
Every answer is a word or name of three or more syllables in which an interior syllable is an accented "la." Also: The answer to last week's puzzle.