Weekend Edition Sunday
Gen. Sherman burned the plantation down on his way to Savannah, and now the descendant of the planter and the grandchild of that planter's emancipated slave delight in sharing their story.
Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.
Doug Neville and Ryan Johnson met shortly before Neville learned he was HIV-positive and began living with the specter of death. "I didn't know what I was going to do if you died," Johnson says.
The latest movie from filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne stars Marion Cotillard as a young mother who fights to keep from getting screwed over by her colleagues at work.
The NPR Visuals team has published a new project called A Photo I Love. Editor Kainaz Amaria tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the first beloved image, from a book, Gangsters and Grifters.
In the 1960s, the Beatles sent their most loyal fans a Christmas gift every year — a flexi-disc. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to music writer Colin Fleming about the annual holiday single.
A new study uses satellite images to assess the humanitarian impact of Syria's civil war. Researchers found a correlation between loss of light and loss of people — those displaced by the conflict.
Tunisians are casting a historic vote as they choose their first elected president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Leila Fadel about the bright spot in a region roiled with violence.
Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea's leader. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.
NPR's Ari Shapiro has been reporting from London for the last year. As a Christmas gift, his producer arranged a special trip for him: a ride in the driver's cab on a London Underground train.
Chronic pain affects tens of millions of Americans and for many of them, there is no cure. We hear from three sufferers about what they've lost and what they've learned.
NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to talk about a new fish discovered in one of the deepest places on Earth.
Peshawar, Pakistan, has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pakistan expert Michael Semple in the wake of the school massacre that left more than 140 dead.
The FBI says North Korea was responsible for the Sony cyber hack. North Korea denies involvement. NPR's Rachel Martin talks about possible next steps with Georgetown University professor Victor Cha.
Two police officers have been killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.
Every answer is the name of a Fortune 200 company —that is, one of the top 200 corporations, according to the 2014 list in Fortune magazine.
The Senate voted late Saturday to pass a bill that will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about the rare Saturday session.
Billy Boyd was the hobbit Pippin in The Lord of the Rings films, and he's a musician, too. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about writing the last song for the new movie, The Battle of the Five Armies.
With the holiday season, comes holiday movies, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the best — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.