Weekend Edition Sunday
The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the BBC's Gordon Corera about the reaction in the U.K.
It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.
President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.
Every answer today is a word or name with an accented syllable "pee" — spelled in any way — but always occurring inside the word, never at the start or end.
NPR's Lynn Neary ponders the plunder of a preschool pumpkin patch.
Scotland's independence vote is just a few days away. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the best-selling Scottish novelist Val McDermid about her thoughts on the referendum.
The much-anticipated video game, Destiny, was released this week. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with gaming expert Adam Sessler about the new game and whether it was worth all the hype.
We've all been put on hold. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to journalist Tom Vanderbilt, who says that music on the other end of the phone line helps keep customers sane while they wait.
Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.
The floodwaters are receding in Indian-administered Kashmir, but the death toll continues to rise as authorities assess the destruction and seek disaster relief aid from the Indian government.
Last week, President Obama laid out a plan to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about Obama's foreign policy strategy.
Bob Crewe co-wrote and produced such hits for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as "Walk Like A Man," "Rag Doll" and "Sherry." He died Thursday at the age of 83.
NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center about a new study that looks at the reading habits of millennials.
Matthew Miller, an Americans detained in North Korea, received six years of hard labor. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Columbia University's Charles Armstrong about the importance of this sentencing.
The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NY Times reporter Steven Erlanger about the U.K. reaction.
The sixth-grader loves politics, admires some lawmakers and speaks without notes before the county council. "The people of Ferguson," he told them, "don't need tear gas ... I believe they need jobs."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to cruise to victory in next Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he faces a surprisingly vigorous challenge from the left.
NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Joseph O'Neill about his new novel, The Dog. Its protagonist, reeling from a breakup, escapes from New York to Dubai, only to find its not the fresh start he'd hoped for.
NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Loudon Wainwright III about his new album, Haven't Got the Blues Yet. It deals with death and heartbreak and guns — but always with a sense of humor.