China's central bank surprised investors when it devalued its currency. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Brookings Institution's Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy.
Advocates for survivors of violent crime say there are too few credible programs to help black men — and they're trying to change that.
Steve Inskeep talks to Eleanor Holmes Norton, a delegate to the U.S. Congress representing the District of Columbia, about lessons from the life of Julian Bond. The civil rights activist died on Saturday at age 75.
Renee Montagne talks to Jason Miller, a North Carolina State University professor, who discovered the recording, and Herbert Tillman, who attended that speech as a high school student in 1962.
The price of gold has seen a small increase in the last few days — thanks to jitters over China's currency devaluation. But that bump up is minor compared to the overall drop gold has seen since its 2011 peak. Since then, gold has lost more than 40 percent, about $800 an ounce. The drop has created both winners and losers.
A listener responded to our invitation to send recordings of backyard wildlife with one of these spooky bird sounds. An expert at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology helped solve the mystery.
Monsanto, the world's largest producer of seeds, is trying to swallow up a competitor in pesticide production. The move could lead to fewer choices for farmers and further consolidate the industry.
One of the most charismatic leaders of the civil rights era has died. Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Developers at Akili are working on a game they hope might one day be prescribed to treat mental health conditions like ADHD and depression. But, first, they must get past the FDA.
After a scientist on a hike in Sequoia National Park saw trees with thin and browning leaves, it got scientists thinking: Did the drought cause this? So they're climbing up them to study the damage.
Renee Montagne talks to Wilson Rothman, of The Wall Street Journal, about his reporting on Epson's new printer, which breaks the current "razor blade" business model of overpriced printer cartridges.
The city tore down thousands of public housing units and is replacing them with mixed-income developments. The goal is to deconcentrate poverty. But it has been a hard return home for some residents.
First: order a burrito bowl, not a burrito — and get tortillas on the side. After some more smart choices, the intern went back to the office, weighed ingredients and it was 86 percent bigger.
For years visitors have stood on the stainless steel Greenwich Meridian Line. Scientists say that marking was in the wrong place because distortions caused by gravity weren't taken into account.
The group has been guarding miners, who are in a standoff with the owners of the operation. In a win for miners, a U.S. attorney has filed a federal civil suit against the owners of the mine.
Scientist say they've genetically engineered yeast to make powerful opioid drugs. They did this to make it easier and cheaper to manufacture new pain killers. But the advance is raising concern about home-brewed narcotics.
The Hawkins family has been feeding Watts since 1939. Cynthia Hawkins is the third generation to continue the tradition, and in an LA neighborhood that is often referred to as a food desert.
Longtime Animas River guide Alex Mickel tells Renee Montagne that he is watching with worry and disgust as toxic mine sludge pollutes the Colorado river. Mickel and other river guides are idle.
Secretary of State John Kerry makes a historic trip to Cuba on Friday to raise the flag at the U.S. embassy in Havana. Among the guests are former Marines who took down the U.S. flag down in 1961 when the countries broke relations. We examine how much has changed since a thaw in relations.
China is already an economic force. It's a powerhouse in trade and manufacturing, but it yearns to be more. China's decision to devalue its currency sent financial market around the world tumbling