The Latest Stories from NPR

  • Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.

  • Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.

  • Turkey Is Major Transit Route For Islamic State Fighters

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey, and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.

  • Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.

  • Topping $11M, Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest grossing Kickstarter campaign.

  • Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers criss-crossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.

  • Syria Crisis Complicates U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.

  • Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.

  • A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.

  • The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

  • U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.

  • Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.

  • When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.

  • One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.

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