Conversations at the World Cafe
A brilliant jazz improviser who toured with Count Basie and Billie Holiday, DeFranco devised many new paths for his instrument as small-group bebop overtook the big bands of the Swing Era.
We end our show with some words of wisdom from Latina icon and actress Rita Moreno.
Friendship Park, between San Diego and Tijuana, is open only a few times a year. We follow one family whose members try to find each other there.
The Mitla Café in San Bernardino, Calif., has been a catalyst for social change since the 1930's. It also serves great hard-shell tacos.
Earlier this year, Spanish-language television lost one of its best-known actors, writers, and directors: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, better known as Chespirito.
Chile is in the midst of a music renaissance, inspired by 1980's American pop artists.
In Pittsburgh, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a new musical celebrates the life of baseball great Roberto Clemente.
A mural in Los Angeles dedicated to Anthony Quinn, one of film's greats, gets a face lift. We look back at his career.
Latino USA's Antonia Cereijido dives into Mexican history to learn about the woman sometimes called "The Mother of All Mestizos."
Rev. Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta's body was recovered after his abduction earlier this week in the southern state of Guerrero, where 43 students disappeared in September.
Alan Cheuse reviews The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates.
A foundation that supports first responders killed in the line of duty says it will take over the mortgages of the two New York City police officers killed last week as donations begin to come in.
For 110 years, Senate bean soup has been offered every day but one in the U.S. Senate cafeteria. But few staffers have actually tasted the traditional soup of the "world's greatest deliberative body."
Next year could be a make-or-break moment for efforts to ensure Iran can't acquire a nuclear weapon. But experts said the same about 2014. Instead, two deadlines came and went with no progress.
Vladimir Putin's popularity soared after the Winter Olympics and the annexation of Crimea. But his year is ending on a bitter note, with Russia in a deep recession and isolated internationally.
A woman is in custody and the atheist group behind the display said it plans to press charges. The diorama of Lucifer falling into the flames of hell was part of the rotunda's free speech zone.
The ruble has lost about a third of its value against the dollar. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Wall Street Journal Moscow Chief Greg White about Russia's deep recession.
North Korea's nationwide outage, which came after President Obama promised a response for the Sony hack, was not likely caused by the U.S., Internet analyst Doug Madory tells NPR's Audie Cornish.
Pope Francis gave a harsh Christmas speech this week, diagnosing the Vatican leadership with "spiritual Alzheimers." Vatican watcher Rocco Palmo tells NPR's Audie Cornish about the pope's message.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the number of vehicles winning its two safety awards jumped from 39 to 71 for the 2015 model year.