Steve Inskeep talks to Daniel Isom, formerly the police chief of St. Louis and now a professor of policing and community at the University of Missouri-St.Louis. As a former cop and an African-American, Isom offers his perspective on the aftermath of the deadly shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri.
Steve Inskeep talks to historian Noel Maurer about the Panama Canal which opened 100 years ago. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, it connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
U.S. Department of Justice officials say Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson illegally targeted Latino drivers and detained people without probable cause.
A Chinese company this week made a play to become what could be likened to the Walt Disney Company of China. Steve Inskeep talks to Clifford Coonan, Asia Bureau Chief for The Hollywood Reporter.
Tensions in Ferguson, Mo., have become a flashpoint in an ongoing national conversation about race and police tactics. Depending on their race, people may have different relationships with police.
The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.
It was a stark contrast to this week's four nights of clashes with heavily armed police. Protesters were demonstrating Saturday's shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.
A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.
Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.
Patsy Hathaway, who is white, thought "love would conquer all" when it came to how others would treat her adopted son, Alex Landau. That changed after he was severely beaten when he was 19.
Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.
"This is actually not a prank," said the man who called in the incident near Portland, Oregon.
People have been putting padlocks on a bridge over the river Seine as a symbol of their love. So many attached love locks that the weight is damaging bridge railings.
Another temporary cease-fire is in effect between Israel and Hamas. Egypt's foreign minister is leading indirect talks and says the sides have agreed to a five-day extension.
In this segment, Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Tom Bowman about the latest U.S. thinking on the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. David Greene gets an assessment of the U.S. military's re-engagement in Iraq from retired General Michael Barbero, a veteran of three tours of duty there.
Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
When police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered up everyone at a McDonald's restaurant Wednesday night, two reporters were also taken into custody. Steve Inskeep talks to Wesley Lowery of "The Washington Post," who was one of the reporters arrested.
Actor Jeff Goldblum hosts a weekly jazz show in Los Angeles with his band, "The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra." For more than 15 years, he's worked the shows around his acting schedule.
A record number of African migrants have reached Spain over the past few days. More than 1,000 landed on the country's Mediterranean coast in flimsy rafts and boats.