Conversations at the World Cafe
KCRW's Jason Bentley plays several tracks from Flight Facilities, as well as music by Chrome Sparks, Deadmau5 and others in this week's two-hour EDM mix.
Gladiators guzzled a drink made from plant ash to help their bodies recover after a hard day of sword fighting, according to Roman accounts. New tests of old bones back up that idea.
Thanks to shows like The Walking Dead and movies like World War Z, zombies are climbing the costume charts. The undead have risen from the 13th most popular costume up to number 4 in just five years.
A legally blind woman who has led a fight to make Medicare pay for care even when patients' medical conditions don't improve is in court to get Medicare payment for her own home care.
A master of acoustic blues guitar, Smither performs songs from his 16th album, Still On The Levee.
The 24-year-old singer's latest album, "1989," continues the turn away from country music, where she started.
A 14-year-old girl wounded in the shooting has died, raising the death toll in to three, including the student who opened fire.
On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1998, Hargrove joins host Marian McPartland for "I Wish I Knew," and McPartland performs her original "Threnody."
Higher teacher salaries may help students do better in school, according to a study that looked at a New York City charter school.
The network postponed its most popular evening lineup and replaced it with Thursday Night Football from the NFL.
Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the U.N., is on a multi-nation swing through West Africa to see how the global response to the deadly virus is faring.
The Bright Eyes singer performs live in the studio with fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson.
Every fall, hundreds of bands migrate to New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. Bob Boilen wants to share a few standouts from this year's lineup.
So far, the negotiations have failed to broker a deal, and there may be a move to extend the deadline.
Leigh Paterson of Inside Energy reports on how climate change in the classroom is playing out on the Wyoming campaign trail.
If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.
Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.
The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient has no detectable virus in her blood.
Earning honors for fiction, nonfiction and young children's literature, respectively, the writers are the first to win the award. Also: The Bronx's bookstore returns, while the U.K. shows off doodles.