A faulty air conditioning system spiked temperatures during the first game of the NBA finals, and the San Antonio Spurs took the win. The Barbershop guys talk sports, politics and pop culture.
Entrepreneur Richard Branson shares his vision for private, commercial space travel.
Former New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says cities can tackle the challenges of tomorrow by completely re-imagining our streets today.
Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase makes the case for car-sharing as the solution to global gridlock.
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford describes how we can create a green future of smart roads and smart cars.
On this week's show, we take a tour of Book Expo, the publishing industry's massive trade show. Then we take a listener suggestion and discuss how culture helps us manage and survive times of grief.
Also: Ruth Graham says adults should be "embarrassed" to read YA novels; a judge ends Harper Lee's lawsuit against hometown museum.
The man behind Pink Flamingos and Cry-Baby hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco and chronicles the experience in a new book, Carsick. He says as a hitchhiker, "Your job is to talk. Or have sex."
The Tom Cruise time-bending action film Edge Of Tomorrow brings a fresh and often witty approach to a potentially creaky genre — even if the ending can't keep the momentum going.
The film adaptation of John Green's fine young adult novel The Fault In Our Stars unfortunately fails to bring to life what made the book so compelling.
Two new films, Ping Pong Summer and Test, both employ a careful sense of the culture in looking at very different aspects of the same summer: 1985.
Veteran Italian director Marco Bellocchio uses a real-life case of euthanasia as the frame for a variety of stories set in a sleeping Italy.
Catch-22 is widely considered a great novel; until now, it has been a disaster as a play. A new production of his play seems to have broken the curse: It's touring the UK and receiving strong reviews.
At the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, former jockey Donna Barton Brothers will interview the winner on horseback. Now an analyst for NBC, Brothers won more than 1,100 races before retiring in 1998.
With an unforgettable story and score, the 1927 musical tackled complex racial issues. Music critic Lloyd Schwartz says the 1936 film version of Show Boat is the best — and it's now out on DVD.
As Center Stage's artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah has brought British talent and style to Baltimore. For Tell Me More's series 'In Your Ear,' he shares the music that soothes him.
In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, former activist Charles Cobb Jr. says weapons were a key part of the civil rights movement.
Putting on a wedding in New York City can be financial suicide. But one young couple, profiled in Fast Company, say they priced their upcoming celebration at just $10,000 by using online startups.
The NPR education team brings you 25 books with minority characters and authors.
Among the demographic groups making themselves known in pop culture of the moment are a subset of YA fandom that's making heroes out of fiction writers across several genres.